This week on the blog, we covered everything from the classic spaghetti and 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 are a big deal in my family, and the idea of slimming down this traditional dish doesn’t go over well. But since an average portion 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.
I was spoiled this summer, getting to come home and have access to fresh ingredients, a full kitchen and, of course, free time to cook. Going back to school doesn’t mean I can’t still enjoy a good, healthy meal. Pasta is a reliable standby for the college crowd, but this year, ditch the buttered noodles or Ramen packets and try this easy dish. Make it in bulk and eat for a few days or share with your roomies. Capers, anchovy paste and arugula aren’t usual pantry staples, but you shouldn’t have trouble finding them at the local supermarket.
We’re celebrating the juicy tomato this week (can you tell?). In honor of this yummy summer treat, I went to my farmers’ market and bought every kind of tomato I could find and then set out to make some simple, classic dishes. Here’s how I made out.
Oh, pasta salad. It seems like no cookout would be complete without it. Everyone has their favorite recipe — some lighter than others. Avoid the common pitfalls and keep your mix nutritious and delicious with these tips and recipes.
You may have caught the new show on Food Network — 5 Ingredient Fix. Host Claire Robinson preps full meals from just a few ingredients. Inspired by the idea, we wanted to try creating our own healthy dish created with some simple pantry staples. For this first try, we’re building around simple whole-wheat pasta.
It’s a common myth that healthy foods come with a high price tag. Here are 10 foods overflowing with nutrients that won’t bust your grocery budge. Stock up on your next market run!
Ever since I was a little girl, kasha with bowties was my comfort food. Kasha — or buckwheat — is a fiber-rich whole grain that cooks up with water in about 10 minutes. Flavored with sautéed onions and mixed with bowtie pasta, it’s a combo that everyone will love!
This is a light-yet-effortless weeknight dinner that’s easy on the budget, too. Frozen peas add hunger-fighting protein and fiber and Italian cheeses bring the savory bite. Have a green thumb? Swap the frozen peas for some fresh-from-the-garden spring peas.
Pasta and bread, melted cheese, and cream-filled pastries… Though delicious sounding, these typical components in an Italian meal can mean a calorie overload. Here are some sure-fire tips to keep on track when eating out Italian-style.