From appetizers to dessert, soup or salad to the main course, you'll find healthy ideas for every course of the meal. And with these recipes for power-up breakfasts, light lunches, and satisfying suppers, you can know you're eating healthy meals all day.See Popular Healthy Meals Recipes
When your regular dinner rotation makes you sigh with boredom, a healthy frittata can be the perfect antidote to the suppertime doldrums. Eggs for dinner? Yes!
How do you get your kids to eat new foods (and enjoy them)? It can be a big challenge. My general rule of thumb is: "If I'm eating it, then he can eat it, too.
Mexican food has a reputation here in the U.S.; for many, the term conjures up heavy dishes loaded with refried beans, cheese and high-fat meats. And while that may be a fair description of the menu of many Mexican restaurants stateside, it couldn't be further from the truth when considering the full range of authentic Mexican cuisine. After all, Mexico is the origin of many varieties of peppers, tomatoes and other healthy-diet staples.
As anyone with children knows, getting kids to eat healthy can be an uphill battle. Not only do you have to contend with ever-shifting food aversions (yesterday they liked cheese, now they hate it), but also a near-constant stream of media encouraging our children to crave foods loaded with fat, sugar, calories and sodium. Furthermore, with our busy schedules, it's hard enough to eat healthily ourselves, let alone prepare nutritious meals for picky little ones.
In the classic fairytale, Goldilocks was on a quest to find the perfect bowl of porridge. Here in the real world, as we've learned more and more about the health benefits of eating fish, many of us are on a quest to find the perfect seafood: one that's not too expensive, not unhealthy, but just right. This can sometimes seem like an impossible task.
In Westerns, you can easily tell the good guys from the bad, thanks to the handy white (good) or black (bad) hats they wear. Unfortunately, when it comes to sandwiches, telling healthy from unheathy isn't so clear cut. Sure, there are some obvious "bad guys": though a meatball sub is delicious, it's clearly not the most nutritious.
This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween ... Thanksgiving ...
"Healthy beef" isn't an oxymoron. In fact, when you look for beef recipes that are low in calories, fat and sodium, these two words are actually perfectly harmonious. For most of us, this news is very welcome.
Not since peanut butter met chocolate has there been a better fusion than the mash-up known as brunch. Smack in the middle between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a perfect, leisurely way to enjoy the flavors of both meals. As the holidays approach and many of us anticipate house guests, there's no time like the present to start trying out some delicious brunch recipes.
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 stews.
We've long known that breakfast is the "most important meal of the day." For years, everyone from our mothers to cereal commercials has been telling us to eat a balanced breakfast to start our day off right. As well they should.
Pasta is often called a guilty pleasure. However, with a little creativity and know-how, this beloved dish can easily drop the "guilty" without losing any of the pleasure. The changes needed to transform pasta from a calorie- (and carb-!)
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.
For many of us, the phrase "slow-cooker recipes" conjures up dishes that are not always synonymous with healthy. We think of foods that are rich, calorie-laden, and indulgent. While slow-cooking does insure maximum flavor, that by no means implies that you can't eat healthily, too.
Beans -- in soups like chunky minestrone and in powerhouse chili or even as the basis for a jazzy salad-- are not just healthy and good for you. They're the stuff of legend. Think about it: Every Western movie features beans, right?
For anyone trying to maintain a healthy diet, dinnertime can be dangerous. You're tired, you're stressed, and it's much easier to order a pizza or pick-up fast-food burgers on the way home than to cook a healthy and tasty dinner. Before you start dialing your favorite take-out place, rest assured that it's not only possible to make a quick and easy dinner at home but a healthy one, too.
At the end of a long day, nothing can seem more overwhelming than figuring out a healthy meal for you and your family. Portions, calories, sodium, fat, food groups: with all of these factors to consider, it sometimes seems like dinnertime requires a PhD in nutrition. Luckily, we've got a much more realistic solution.