When it comes to spring desserts, light and fruity takes the cake (or makes the best cake!). And the best part of EatingWell’s recipes is that they’re super-tasty yet healthier versions of the desserts you love and crave. Looking for new recipes to try? I combed EatingWell’s Pinterest boards for the most repinned spring desserts to see which stood out from the pack.
Oh potatoes, I can’t stay mad at you! No matter how many people want to badmouth you for your carbs, your habit of sopping up oil as French fries, your high ranking on the glycemic index (which measures how quickly different foods raise your blood sugar), I keep coming back.
I love breakfast, but I’m not at my most creative in the morning. My fast fall-back: whole wheat toast with a little butter or jam. It gets the job done, but it can get a little boring.
I’m going to take my toast offering up a few notches with just a little creativity. I want to make my toast something worth getting out of bed for. So here are 5 simple but unexpected ways to dress up your morning toast.
Breakfast is important—it fuels your morning and may help keep your hunger in check so you don’t overdo it at lunch. Although making breakfast at home is ideal—you have more control over the ingredients and can make sure you have a healthy, balanced meal—there are times when you need or want to pick up breakfast on the go.
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I went to two dinner parties recently and guess what was served at both? Salmon. It made me wonder: is salmon the new steak? If so, great! I LOVE this fish and am perfectly fine with that. My doctor probably is, too: the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend Americans eat two servings of fish a week. There are so many different types of salmon, which is loaded with heart-healthy, brain-boosting omega-3 fats, and ways to serve them that it would be hard for me to get bored with this fish.
I’m sure you’ve heard you should be eating seafood twice a week because it’s low in calories and fat, packed with protein and certain oily varieties, such as tuna, salmon and sardines, are a good source of healthy omega-3 fats, which have been shown to improve heart health and your mood.
I used to have a love-hate relationship with boneless, skinless chicken breast. On the love side, it’s a lean, healthy protein with only 142 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per 3-ounce serving. And it cooks relatively quickly so it’s great for a weeknight meal. On the hate side, its flavor is so mild and it always seemed to be dried out from being overcooked. But all that changed when I took a moment to think about how I could make chicken breast taste better and I got creative. Now when I cook chicken breast, it’s tender, juicy and packed with flavor.
There was a year of my life, first grade, when I literally ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every single day without fail, even on weekends. It’s not that I was a timid eater—at that age I was happily sampling my mom’s macrobiotic vegan experiments and even requesting some favorites of my own—it’s just that when you find a good thing you stick with it.
Think that sprig of parsley on the side of your plate is just sitting there looking pretty or that mushrooms aren’t particularly nutritious? Find out why these and 4 other “worthless” foods are better for you than you think.
When I heard we were doing a story on “healthier meatballs,” I was skeptical. What could be healthy about a meatball? And if they were “healthy,” would they be any good? As it turns out, the answer is yes. My friend and contributing editor Carolyn Malcoun developed some killer meatball recipes for us and if I hadn’t known, I never would have guessed they were healthy.
Here are her 6 tips for healthier meatballs: