Tag: Healthy Recipes

The First Lady + MyPlate + FoodNetwork.com + Pinterest = Healthier Options

by in Food News, February 26, 2013

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First Lady Michelle Obama, FoodNetwork.com and several other media outlets are working to make it easier for families across the country to eat nutritious meals every day. Just in time for the third anniversary of Let’s Move!,  FoodNetwork.com has teamed up with Partnership for a Healthier America and the USDA’s MyPlate—plus Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Time Inc.– to share thousands of nourishing recipes on Pinterest that meet MyPlate guidelines. The goal? To provide a mouthwatering, inspiring one-stop-shop where parents, beginner home cooks and even the most experienced chefs can find good-for-you recipes showcasing delicious combinations of produce, whole grains and lean proteins that are all easy to prepare.

“As a mom, I know how challenging it can be to think of new meal ideas that your kids will like and that will be good for them,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “This partnership takes the guesswork out of finding healthy recipes and gives parents the information and the tools they need to make healthy choices for their families every day.”

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Top Healthy Recipes of 2012

by in Healthy Recipes, January 2, 2013

chicken
The numbers are in for the top recipes of 2012 and the results reveal that chicken continues to be a winning lean protein choice — with fish not far behind — plus a few comfort food favorites made the list, like macaroni and cheese and breakfast burritos. What will the new year bring? Can we expect to see more kale and chard on our plates alongside the chicken?

10. Apple Muffins: Ellie Krieger replaces butter with applesauce in these muffins which doesn’t just make them more nutritious, it also makes them extra moist.

9. Fish Tacos With Chipotle Cream: Pile marinated fish, cabbage, corn and chipotle-spiked yogurt sauce into corn tortillas for an instant fiesta.

8. Herbed Quinoa: Giada DeLaurentiis dresses this quick-cooking, protein-packed grain with a simple herb-and-lemon vinaigrette for a super simple, pairs-with-anything side dish.

7. Three-Cheese Macaroni: This comfort food classic is made with muenster, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, plus steamed cauliflower for an extra serving of veggies.

6. Chicken Saltimbocca (above): Giada’s stuffed chicken sounds decadent, but the calories in this classic Italian chicken dish are kept low by using small amounts of boldly-flavored ingredients like prosciutto and Parmesan cheese.

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Top Healthy Recipes of 2011

by in Healthy Recipes, December 26, 2011

Stuffed Chicken Divan With a Sherry Dijon Sauce from Food Network Magazine
You’ve been clicking, searching and cooking up recipes from FoodNetwork.com all year long, including lots of healthy favorites! Here are our most popular healthy recipes of 2011.

Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a quick, easy choice for a weeknight meal. Whether you like it spicy, stuffed or in a soup, these are the top chicken picks for 2011:

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Wrap Sandwiches, 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, October 24, 2011
bean and chicken burrito
Ellie Krieger's Chicken and Bean Burrito Verde

Tortillas can be a tasty and healthy vessel for just about any meal. While super-sized wraps can have more calories than 3 or 4 slices of bread, 8 or 9-inch tortillas are perfectly portioned. The 5 recipes here use flour tortillas. For a gluten-free option, swap for corn tortillas instead.

Breakfast
Mix and match any-style eggs with your favorite toppings, including vegetables; it’s a great way to get in some extra servings of veggies.

Recipe: Cook Once, Please Everyone: Breakfast Burritos

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Katie’s Healthy Take: Why Should You Cook With Dried Beans?

by in Uncategorized, October 22, 2011

dried beans
Sure, it is easy to grab a can of beans, rinse and drain them and toss them into your recipe, but there are several good reasons to stock up on dried beans, which can be easy to prepare as well.

Why choose dried over canned?

  • Dried beans are less expensive
  • There are more varieties of dried beans than canned beans available
  • Most dried beans are free of added sodium and preservatives
  • Cooking dried beans reduces packaging waste

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Smart Snacks for National Junk Food Day

by in Healthy Recipes, July 21, 2011
5-layer mexican dip
Seems like junk food, but it's not. Ellie's Five-Layer Mexican Dip has just 140 calories per 1/2-cup serving.

Don’t ask us why Junk Food Day is a national food holiday, but it is, and just because it is, doesn’t mean you can’t partake responsibly. Snack on your favorite “junk foods” today, minus the guilt. Stick to our list of Healthy Eats-approved recipes and you won’t miss out on this national celebration of nostalgic junk food.

Chips and Dip:

Chili Chips

Spiced Pita Chips

Hummus

Edamame Dip

5-Layer Mexican Dip (pictured above)

Chili Tortilla Chips

Tomato Salsa

Green Goddess Dip

Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip

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Robin’s Healthy Take: A Menu for a Fabulous Fourth

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, Robin's Healthy Take, July 1, 2011
turkey burger
Robin's Firey Turkey Burger With Avocado and Jack Cheese

Lighten up this year’s July 4th party with a winning menu: spicy turkey burgers piled high with creamy avocado, grilled sweet corn with tangy lime butter, Asian-inspired slaw with crunchy noodles, and a spruced-up, modern version of strawberry shortcake. Bye-bye gluttonous get-together fare!

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Grill-Perfect Spice Rubs

by in Uncategorized, June 26, 2011
Bobby's Tandoori-Spiced Chicken Breast
Bobby Flay's Tandoori-Spiced Chicken Breast

As the weather gets hot, the grill starts to call my name! Sure, we all have our tried-and-true recipes we’ve been craving since last summer, but there’s always room for some creativity. One of my favorite grilling preparations is spice-rubbed meats and fish. Spices add tons of flavors without adding fat and calories. Rubs are easy to make yourself and you can prepare them in bulk so you have go-to flavor all season long. Here are a few of my favorites.

4 spice rub recipes for all-summer flavor »