Tag: strawberry

5-Ingredient Strawberry and Black Quinoa Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 15, 2016

No doubt you’re familiar with white quinoa, which has become a healthy pantry staple in recent years. But you might be pleasantly surprised by the fun, pop-y texture and striking color of the black variety. Black quinoa also has an earthier taste, and works well in cold salads, since rather than clumping together, each seed of black quinoa can boldly hold its own. Even more important, black quinoa contains more than twice as much iron as white quinoa.

While quinoa is fine and dandy cooked in water, if you have some broth on hand, by all means cook the quinoa in broth for added flavor. And if the bottom of the rotisserie-chicken container has gathered juices, toss those in, too. This liquid gold equates to added depth of flavor in the finished dish.

Strawberries are gorgeous, sweet, juicy and fragrant during their peak season of summer, baring their fully red “shoulders” all the way up to the leaves — an indicator of truly ripe and delicious strawberries. The berries’ flavor is more pronounced at room temperature, so don’t be afraid to let them sit on the counter for a bit before you mix them into the salad. Read more

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Fruit Crisp

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 10, 2011
Skillet Granola Apple Crisp
Learn the basic fruit crisp method, then use the recipe year-round!

If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try.

Make a fruit crisp today »

Top Picks: Healthy Apps and Web Sites

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

food on computer

With so many nutrition Web sites and apps popping up, who has time to check them all out? We took a look at the most talked about to help your choose the best one to help you reach your healthy and fitness goals. Here’s what we found.

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5 Ingredients: Fruit Leather

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, July 26, 2010
Dana's Homemade Fruit Leather
Dana's Homemade Fruit Leather

We’re celebrating food preserving this week on Healthy Eats. Today: Make homemade fruit leather! Check the labels on many of those packaged fruit leathers and you’ll find upwards of 15 ingredients including corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils (a.k.a. trans fats) preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors. Our homemade version has only three ingredients (okay, four if you count water), and fresh, satisfying flavor.

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Make Your Own Jam

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, June 29, 2010
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam
Dana's Strawberry-Thyme Jam

Many store-bought jams, jellies and preserves contain more sugar than fruit. While you do need some sugar, it’s really the fruit you want to taste! With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of simmering,  you’ll have the best-tasting fruit spread imaginable.

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Spotlight Recipes: Valentine’s Day Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Valentine's Day, February 10, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
Instead of buying overpriced flowers and gifts, whip up a tasty treat for your special someone. Serve these for dessert, give them away to friends or pack some in your little ones’ lunchboxes.

In Season: Strawberries

by in In Season, June 16, 2009

strawberries
When I was a girl, my dad grew strawberries in our backyard, and although the berries weren’t huge, he was so proud of each one I picked. I loved chowing down on them. To this day, I still adore these luscious red berries for more than just their sweet flavor. Here’s why.

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Spotlight Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, April 2, 2009

Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese
Add some zing to your spring berries with this delicate blend of ricotta, honey and balsamic vinegar. Mix it up with blackberries, blueberries or raspberries. This works for breakfast, a snack or just a light dessert.

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