Healthy Cooking

How to Cook Pumpkin

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:18

Get 3 ideas for how to cook pumpkin, including pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin and pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin has a luscious, custardy texture and earthy taste kissed with the ripe sweetness of autumn. And while the canned version is quite convenient, don’t be afraid to cook the real deal. Preparing pumpkin is easy.

How to Make Epic Smoothies at Home

Submitted by admin on Mon, 08/20/2018 - 09:08
Smoothies are refreshing and delicious. And most of the time, they're also super-healthy. The best way to guarantee you're drinking a healthy smoothie and not a milkshake in disguise is to make them at home. Not only do you get to control the ingredients, but also the cost (those fancy-smoothie-shop trips can add up). Whether your goal is to eat breakfast more often, get some fruit and vegetable servings in the morning or eat healthier in general, this guide to making smoothies at home will help get you there.

What’s Fresh: The Best and Worst Apples for Eating, Cooking & Baking

Submitted by admin on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:30

All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of variety, they’re all good for you. A medium apple (3-inch diameter) contains 4 grams of fiber; a large apple (3 1/4-inch diameter) has 5 grams of fiber. Apples also offer a bit of vitamin C and potassium.

Related: 25 Delicious Fall Apple Recipes

So what apples are best for your lunchbox and what apples are best suited for your apple pie? Well, that depends.

How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 14:04
How to Freeze 16 Fruits and Vegetables

Guidelines for Prepping, Blanching & Freezing Produce

This summer, head out to a pick-your-own farm to stock up on fresh berries or put up your bumper crop of broccoli, peas or peppers. On the following pages we’ll show you how to preserve fruits and vegetables when they are at their nutritional peak, so you can use them throughout the year.

How to Make Dried Apples and Apple Chips in the Oven

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/06/2018 - 13:41

It's easy to make dried apples and their crispier cousins, apple chips, at home in your oven without a food dehydrator.

Here’s how to do it in a home oven:

1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 200°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Combine 4 cups water and 1/2 cup lemon juice in a medium bowl. (The lemon juice helps prevent browning.)