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Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash Bowls with Shrimp

by in Healthy Recipes, October 9, 2016

There’s no denying it: Fall is officially here. Even though temperatures are still warm where I live, there is a definite change of season in the grocery store. I almost stopped in my tracks last week as I headed into the produce section and found giant displays of apples, pumpkins and squash of every color.

Not that I’m complaining. While I will always have a soft spot for colorful berries and heirloom tomatoes, there’s something extremely comforting about fall produce. These spaghetti squash bowls are the perfect way to welcome fall. Spaghetti-like squash strands, roasted broccoli, coconut shrimp and an addictive peanut sauce make for a lighter version of Thai takeout.

Once the vegetables are in the oven, this meal comes together rather quickly. To maximize prep time, I recommend making the peanut sauce beforehand, then marinating the shrimp while the broccoli is cooking. Just before the vegetables are set to be done, saute the shrimp, assemble and serve. You can serve these bowls as described, or use the hollowed-out spaghetti squash as a literal bowl. (Simply fill the cooked squash boat with roasted broccoli and shrimp, then drizzle on peanut sauce.) Either way, you’ll be rewarded with an unexpected and delicious way to enjoy spaghetti squash. Read more

6 Healthiest Ethnic Cuisines

by in Dining Out, Healthy Tips, October 12, 2010
Greek Salad
Greek Salad - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

You might not think of ethnic cuisines as “healthy” foods, but they absolutely can be part of a healthy diet — just skip the fatty, huge,  Americanized versions.  Here are the 6 healthiest international cuisines, plus common pitfalls to avoid.

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Weekly Bits: Happy New Year!

by in Uncategorized, January 2, 2010

Get 2010 off to a great start with these helpful comments from our readers. On this week’s list: Thai take-out from your own kitchen, plus resolutions for a healthy new year.

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Dining Out: Thai

by in Dining Out, December 25, 2009

Shrimp Pad Thai
With lots of spices and fresh ingredients, Thai can be a great choice, but as with any cuisine, there are some high-calorie dishes to avoid. Next time you’re craving Thai, check out our tips before you place your order.

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Spotlight Recipe: Asian Summer Rolls with Sweet & Savory Dipping Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, July 25, 2009

Soft Summer Asian Rolls with Savory Dipping SauceThis week, I skipped my sushi and Thai take-out menus and made these delicious rolls at home. The shrimp, veggies and fresh herbs combine into a simple summer side or dinner party appetizer — all for only 90 calories per serving. If carrots aren’t your thing, mix and match with farm-fresh cukes or another crisp veggie. And don’t forget the dipping sauce, which adds a bit of a kick thanks to the Sriracha.

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