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February 18, 2016 - 11:57am

Chances are you have a microwave sitting somewhere in your kitchen. They’ve gotten smaller over the years, but even the most svelte version takes up precious real estate.  It’s time to put that baby to work.

Here are 7 unexpected uses for your microwave:

Related: Does radiation from your microwave cause dangerous compounds in your food? Get the truth here.

1. Cook fish – Cook a steak in the microwave and you’ll end up with shoe leather. Fish, on the other hand, can be cooked perfectly in the microwave. Simply wrap your fish in microwave-safe plastic with a little seasoning (salt and pepper and some lemon, perhaps) and cook for about 2 minutes on high. (The...

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February 11, 2016 - 11:12am

Everyone has a favorite comfort food. Mine is creamy chicken and broccoli casserole. It’s a warming dish of ooey-gooey melted cheese, creamy sauce, noodles and chicken, with some broccoli thrown in for good measure. It’s simple and delicious, but unfortunately the classic recipe is not very healthy.

Recipes to Try: 18 Healthy Casserole Recipes

That’s why I was thrilled when we got the chance to create a healthier version of this masterpiece in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. Our lighter recipe trimmed 100 calories and 9 grams of fat per serving from the original. And even better, it’s super-easy. This recipe is made in one skillet, mostly on the stovetop (with just a few minutes of broiling at...

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February 3, 2016 - 9:46am

Eating clean doesn't have to be complicated or cumbersome. This 1-day meal plan is a perfect example of just how deliciously simple clean-eating can be. These daily eats are free of additives and foods with long ingredient lists and full of real foods like fresh vegetables, dairy and whole grains. Quick, clean and satisfying, this wholesome meal plan sets you up for a healthy and successful day.

Don't Miss: 28-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan

Breakfast (341 Calories)

Oatmeal with Fruit...

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January 27, 2016 - 1:34pm

Cooking in a small kitchen can turn anyone into a minimalist. A cake pan? Forget about it; birthdays only come once a year. A toaster oven? Let your broiler do the work! But the one must-have tool you must keep in your cooking arsenal is the muffin tin. It just may be one of the coolest tools you own. Obviously, it’s great for muffins—but you can use it for so much more. And, of course, with a muffin tin you’ve got the assurance of built-in portion control. Get out your muffin tin and let the magic begin. From lasagna to sumptuous mini pies, these six foods get a whole new look.

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January 13, 2016 - 12:13pm

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.

The result: Our pie has half the calories, over 65 percent less saturated fat and 40 percent less sugar than a traditional version. Don’t worry—it still delivers all the amazing taste of the original.

Here are five ways we made banoffee pie healthier:

1. We piled on the potassium-rich bananas, which also add natural sweetness.
2. For the filling we use half as much sweetened condensed milk (it's loaded with calories) and choose the nonfat kind to...

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