Tag: summer

7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2014

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here! Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine) Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour creamRead more

7 Ways to Fire Up Summer Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, July 13, 2014

Just a few minutes of scorching heat will transform any farmers market find into charred, perfectly smoky bliss. Grilled Ratatouille Salad (above, from Food Network Magazine) A swirl of eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini and rings of red bell pepper and red onion —  combined with olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh basil — turn thisRead more

5 Ways to Prevent Summer Weight Gain in Children

by in Healthy Tips, July 6, 2014

A Harvard University study released in early June 2014 found that kids gain weight more quickly over the summer than during the school year. With the warm weather and more opportunities to play outdoors, you would think the opposite is true! Here’s a look at what’s happening to our children and 5 ways to prevent unwanted weight gain during summer vacation.

Summer Sips: Which Are the Healthiest of the Bunch?

by in Grocery Shopping, July 2, 2014

Looking for something refreshingly fun to beat the heat this summer? Check out these sensible sippers.

The Smartest Ways to Buy and Store Summer Produce

by in In Season, June 26, 2014

How you pick and store summer fruits can mean the difference between mealy disappointment and juicy perfection. Berries Buying: Turn to these antioxidant-packed fruits for a burst of sweet-tart flavor and vitamin C. When shopping for strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, look for plump and well-shaped pieces that are brightly colored and firm. Storing: Berries canRead more

7 Ways to Amp Up Grilled Chicken

by in Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2014

Poor grilled chicken. Often considered bland and dry, the lean, good-for-you protein gets a bad rap. But these versions — abounding in herbs, spices and other flavor-forward add-ins — ensure that everyone’s summer staple is truly grill-tastic.  Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (above) Solely brushed with honey and balsamic vinegar,Read more

5 Must-Haves for a Healthy Summer Fridge

by in Healthy Tips, May 15, 2014

I know the 4th of July will be here in what feels like minutes. What better time, then, to “summer-ize” my fridge? I want to keep things lean, light and healthier in the summer, and by stocking my fridge (and freezer!) now, I’ll be ready for the season well before Memorial Day. You probably doRead more

Win This Molcajete!

by in Giveaway, July 24, 2013

Be the life of your next summer party with this easy to use molcajete (the traditional Mexican version of a mortar and pestle). Made of ultra-durable volcanic lava rock, the molcajete will let you whip up a party-size batch of any of Food Network Magazine‘s 50 Salsa & Guacamoles in no time. Or, grind upRead more

Three Tips for Summer Salads to Keep You Slim and Satisfied

by in Healthy Tips, June 25, 2013

Three tips and recipes to ensure your seasonal salads leave you feeling light, yet satisfied for hours.