Healthy Cooking

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Easy Workday Breakfasts

MyPlate Meals: 6 Healthy, Easy Workday Breakfasts

Ah, the breakroom. A place of relaxation from a hectic workday, a source of a little office gossip … a den of temptation in the morning. Think about it: how many times have you strolled into your office, firm in your resolution to eat ...more

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Hearty Soups & Stews

MyPlate Meals: 8 Healthy, Hearty Soups & Stews

There are foods that are good year ’round, like apples, and then there are foods that are truly seasonal. Sure, you can eat ice cream in mid-January, but who really wants to? Nope, winter is made for warmer fare, such as hearty soups and ...more

MyPlate Meal: Healthy, Kid-Friendly Italian Pasta Night

MyPlate Meal: Healthy, Kid-Friendly Italian Pasta Night

Oh, Italy, we owe you so much. Not only did you give us DaVinci and Michelangelo, but also you created a cuisine beloved worldwide — even by kids. Mothers everywhere know that even their pickiest eaters will willingly eat both pasta and ...more

“Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money” on Vitamin Pills, Doctors Say

“Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money” on Vitamin Pills, Doctors Say

Still dutifully taking your multivitamin pill every morning? Perhaps this headline in one of the nation’s leading medical journals will give you pause: “Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.” ...more

MyPlate Meals: Can This Ice Cream Be Good for You?

MyPlate Meals: Can This Ice Cream Be Good for You?

Eating dairy products has become controversial. Not Watergate controversial, mind you, but a source of discord nonetheless. Some sources advise avoiding dairy altogether; others believe (erroneously, unfortunately) that any dairy is good for ...more

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

MyPlate Meal: Healthy (and Hot!) Make-Ahead Lunch

While most of us would relish an old-fashioned European-style lunch (a full hour, a hot meal, and never eaten in a cubicle), all too often the reality is lunch scarfed down at our desks or in our cars, not to mention all the moms who lovingly ...more

MyPlate Meals: 7 Easy, Healthy Dinners to Lighten the Holidays

MyPlate Meals: 7 Easy, Healthy Dinners to Lighten the Holidays

As wonderful as the holidays are, they can also be just a little too much, at least when it comes to food. Too much work preparing elaborate meals, too many rich dinners, too many heavy (if heavenly) goodies.   Most of us know this — is ...more

Sweet Potato & Mixed Bean Chili — My Favorite Vegetarian Meal

Sweet Potato & Mixed Bean Chili — My Favorite Vegetarian Meal

I like fashion almost as much as I like food. Every year, I’m glued to my computer come fall and spring, looking at pictures of the latest designer collections. Don’t get me wrong; I certainly don’t have the means to actually ...more

MyPlate Meals: 7 Healthier Takes on Thanksgiving Classics

MyPlate Meals: 7 Healthier Takes on Thanksgiving Classics

We have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. And because we’re cooking enthusiasts (well, food enthusiasts, really), one of the things we’re most thankful for are healthy versions of Thanksgiving favorites.   If it ...more

MyPlate Meal: Healthy, Hearty Beef Stew—Perfect for Fall!

MyPlate Meal: Healthy, Hearty Beef Stew—Perfect for Fall!

Ask my dad at any meal what he’d like to eat, and the answer is invariably “steak and a baked potato.” Obviously he doesn’t eat this as often as he’d like (not even close), but he’s not alone in craving this ...more

Beets — for Great Soups, Sides & Salads: Easy Does It!

Beets — for Great Soups, Sides & Salads: Easy Does It!

I can’t remember everything my husband and I ate at Russian Tea Time in Chicago, but I know we had both beet soup and beet salad. And it was heavenly. Beets are a love ‘em or leave ‘em vegetable. Some people despise them, but ...more

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

MyPlate Meals: 10 Healthy Fall-Favorite Desserts

This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween … Thanksgiving … Christmas — it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It’s no wonder that the most common New ...more

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