Tag: pasta

Top 5 Foods To Boost Your Mood

by in Healthy Tips, April 11, 2011

Feeling a little down in the dumps? While it may not be able to cure all that ails you, what you eat can certainly affect how you feel. Make these 5 feel-good foods part of your regular routine.

Spotlight Recipes: Vegetarian Pasta Dishes

by in Healthy Recipes, December 8, 2010

Good old pasta dishes can easily be turned into a vegetarian dish. Problem is, pile in tons of cheese and large portions of pasta and watch the calories and heart-clogging saturated fat go through the roof (yes, even vegetarian recipes can be unhealthy!). There are ways to lighten up your lasagna and macaroni and cheese but here are a variety of vegetarian pasta dishes that are delicious and figure-friendly.

Fall Fest: Pumpkins 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, October 13, 2010

This weekend we took the kids to a pumpkin patch and they absolutely loved it! Now we have lots of pumpkins and need to put them to good use. Here are 5 recipes using your freshly picked (and even canned) pumpkins.

Weekly Bits: Topping Your Spaghetti

by in Reader Tips & Comments, October 17, 2009

This week on the blog, we covered everything from the classic spaghetti & meatballs to the more adventurous sea greens, and the ideas kept coming. Check out our fave reader submissions from the week — we might have included yours!

Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, October 12, 2009

Since an average portion of spaghetti and meatballs can have as much as 970 calories and 30 grams of fat, making it healthier when you can is smart. Just take it one step at a time.

Spotlight Recipe: Pasta Puttanesca

by in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2009

I got spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. However, going back to school doesn’t mean we college students can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal! Pasta is a good ol’ standby, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish – it’s sure to earn you an A from your roommates or friends. Make it in bulk you and eat for a few days. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula might not be usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.

Market Watch: Seasonal Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, July 29, 2009

Because we’re celebrating tomatoes this week, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find. Here’s how I made out.

Perfecting the Healthy Pasta Salad

by in Healthy Tips, June 2, 2009

It seems like no cookout would be complete without a pasta salad. Everyone has their favorite recipe — some lighter than others. Avoid the common pitfalls and keep your mix nutritious and delicious with our tips and recipes.

5 Ingredients: Pasta With Anchovies, Olives & Spinach

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 14, 2009

You may have caught the new show on Food Network — 5 Ingredient Fix — but we wanted to try our hand at creating our own simple, healthy weeknight meals from a few pantry staples. This first attempt is based around whole grain pasta.