by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, November 7, 2011
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, November 5, 2011
- Alton Brown's Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving is around the corner. Fun mash ingredients like potatoes, parsnips, acorn squash, carrots, turnips are all in season. Now’s the time to practice your mashes!
A mash is usually made from vegetables, a touch of liquid like milk or butter, and seasonings. Once you get the hang of it, you can mix and match your favorite veggies and flavors.
The first step is to choose the veggie or veggies to mash. Once you do so, wash, peel, and trim them. Cut into uniform sized pieces so they’re evenly cooked. Be sure the pieces aren’t too small, or they end up absorbing too much water resulting in a runny mash.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, November 2, 2010
- One easy way to cook sweet potatoes: wrap 'em in foil.
Mashed with marshmallows on top isn’t the only way to enjoy sweet potatoes. Here are 30 ways to enjoy sweet potatoes while they’re in season (and not just on Thanksgiving!):
1. These tubers are not technically potatoes – get the sweet facts.
2. No need to buy organic – sweet potatoes are #13 on the Clean Fifteen produce list.
3. Combine leftover sweet potatoes with a few simple ingredients for an entirely new meal: Sweet Potato Soup.
4. Toss cooked potatoes, crunchy veggies and vinaigrette dressing for a colorful take on potato salad.
5. Make a smoky and spicy mash with chipotle peppers.
by Dana Angelo White in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 21, 2010
- Ellie's Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole
A one-stop meal, casseroles make an easy weeknight dinner (and next day lunch). But many recipes call for cups (yes, cups!) of mayo, cans of creamy soup or lots of heavy cream — if you eat these on a regular basis, you may as well have “911” on redial for the after-dinner coronary. Here are our top 5 lighter casseroles that’ll keep your waist slim and your heart in tip-top shape.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, October 19, 2010
- Sweet Potato Chips With Olive Tapanade
Just in time for Halloween parties, we’re cooking up this black-and-orange appetizer that’s easy, tasty and festive. Best of all: there are only 5 ingredients.
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by Karen Ostergren in Uncategorized, January 23, 2010
Throughout the day you should eat a rainbow of foods — red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and white. Each color is rich in specific nutrients that help make a well-balanced diet. In this series we’ll tell you why each color is important, and with Halloween around the corner, we thought it was most appropriate to start with orange. Find out how to get some on your plate every day.
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by Karen Ostergren in Healthy Holidays, November 28, 2009
Snacks are an important part of any healthy eating plan — provided you’re snacking on the right things. This week’s compilation of reader comments has plenty of healthy between-meal ideas, from favorite snack bars and homemade granola to a frozen treat for your sweet tooth.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2009
Thanksgiving is over, but the holidays continue for several more weeks! On this week’s menu of reader comments: turkey stuffing, potato swaps and mindful eating tips for your next celebration.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, October 31, 2009
There’s no lack of choices at Thanksgiving, but certain seasonal foods should take top priority. If you’re going to indulge, why not fill up on the flavor-filled, good-for-you stuff? Here’s our top 10 picks for your plate.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, May 12, 2009
Make the roasted sweet potatoes the night before and store in the refrigerator for a super-easy prepartino of a nutritious, seasonal lunch.
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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!
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