EatingWell makeover: how to make a healthy banoffee pie recipe

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:20

Love bananas? Toffee? How about whipped cream? Then you’ve got to try banoffee pie, one of Great Britain’s sweetest contributions to the confectionary world.

No denying that it’s irresistibly creamy, caramelly and sugary. But it’s also usually quite a calorie bomb, so we’ve taken the classic and given it a little nip-’n’-tuck.

Crazy-healthy casserole: zucchini quinoa lasagna

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:11

Get the Recipe: Quinoa Lasagna

Quinoa is all the rage these days—and once you’ve made a few quinoa recipes, it’s not hard to see why. It cooks in 15 to 20 minutes, which means it is a truly convenient whole grain, and makes itself at home in lots of different kinds of recipes—soups, salads, casseroles, even desserts (Hello, quinoa blondies.)

Quick Microwaved Stuffed Baked Potatoes for a Cheap Dinner

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:02

The scene: My kitchen. The time: Tonight, about 30 minutes before everyone melts down from starvation. The options: Join in the meltdown; scrounge around for enough money to order pizza; or do something special with those innocent-looking potatoes in the pantry. I bought them recently, thinking it would be a good idea to have potatoes in the house, just in case. And in this case, I can turn them into Asparagus & Ham Stuffed Potatoes in 30 minutes and turn dinner drama into a satisfying family meal. (At less than $3 per serving, it’s cheaper than pizza too.)

Gluten-free? Not so fast. Watch out for this list of surprising foods that contain gluten

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 13:02

If you have celiac-disease, gluten-sensitivity or for some other reason you’re not eating gluten—the protein found in wheat, rye and barley—you probably know to steer clear of big, obvious offenders like bread, pasta and baked goods.

Related: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Gluten

How to make a healthy fried fish sandwich, without deep-frying

Submitted by admin on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 10:01

Maybe you are like me: the very rare times you settle for fast food for dinner, you think you can at least make a healthier choice by ordering the fish sandwich. But it turns out that may not necessarily be better for you after all. Sure, fish on its own is healthy: low in fat and often high in omega-3 fats, which are good for your heart and your brain. The problem is, once fish gets deep-fried, slathered with tartar sauce, covered in cheese and piled onto a white bun, it becomes a calorie bomb.

10 Unhealthy Habits You Need to Break Now

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:09
10 Unhealthy Habits You Need to Break Now

Find out which 10 daily habits you should break right now.

Some of the things you do—or don’t do—every day might be sabotaging your efforts to be healthier. As you read the list of daily habits, don’t be too hard on yourself and expect that you’ll change all of these at once. The key to success is to slowly integrate change into your life.

DIY easy slice & bake cookies (skip the processed refrigerator tubes)

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:34

To me, cookies aren’t just for special occasions; I can find a reason for a cookie (or two) anytime. Before I had children, my cookie jar was always stocked with a fresh, homemade batch. Fast-forward 10 years: my time is limited and my cookie jar often bare. Some might resort to packaged cookies or store-bought dough, but being a baker and health-conscious mom, I try to steer clear of processed treats in favor of homemade.

DIY chocolate-dipped strawberries (and more chocolate-covered treats)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:26

If you want to melt hearts this Valentine’s Day, dark chocolate-dipped strawberries are one of the most romantic foods to serve. They seem fancy and decadent, but they couldn't be easier to make. Just use your microwave to melt chocolate (no double boiler on the stovetop required!). Whip up a batch before dinner and they’ll be ready by the time you hit dessert. (For a gift, let the treats cool, wrap in wax paper and place them in a pretty box.)