I look forward to a big festive Thanksgiving with lots of family and friends every year. I love the food and (no surprise since I’m the food editor of EatingWell Magazine) the cooking too. All this worry that Americans have over the meal seems just plain silly to me. Why does roasting a turkey inspire endless debate about how to keep the meat moist and how to know when it’s done?
I’m not saying everything about my Thanksgiving meal is always perfect. In fact, one year I sloshed half the pan-drippings from the turkey onto the brown suede boots I was wearing as I pulled the bird out of my dad’s tiny oven. But what’s the big deal if your turkey gets a little dry or the carver cuts a few ragged edges into your perfectly roasted bird? If you’re sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal with friends and family then you have...read full post »
Traditionally made with butter, canned soup and canned French-fried onions, Green Bean Casserole—a classic Thanksgiving side dish since its invention more than 55 years ago—is high in calories, sodium and saturated fat. When you taste the lighter version developed by my fellow cooks in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, we’re sure you’ll agree this is one culinary icon that was ready for a re-invention.
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As the Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine, I’m always hearing from readers who want to cook dinner, but feel like they don’t have enough time. So as I worked on compiling our latest cookbook, EatingWell One-Pot Meals, which is all about simple, streamlined cooking, I came up with a list of tips that will make you a better cook (in addition to using really delicious, healthy recipes, of course) and will make cooking dinner a snap.
Recipes to Try:
27 Easy Simple One Pot Meals
Healthy, 20-Minute Dinner Recipes
Here are my five top tips to help you be a better, more efficient cook:
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Chili is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. More than simply delicious, healthy chili is an easy one-pot meal made with ingredients you already have on hand, and can easily be stretched to feed a crowd on football Sundays or after a long day of raking or shoveling. Use these simple tricks to make chili healthy but still hearty and satisfying.
Recipes to Try:
10 Hearty Chili Recipes: Ultimate Beef Chili, White Chicken Chili & More
Crock Pot Black Bean Chili & More Slow-Cooker Recipes
Chili Cornbread Casserole & More...
I adore Thanksgiving, but I don’t adore all the extra calories I consume by eating my favorite foods.
Luckily, the EatingWell Test Kitchen cooks gave the traditional Thanksgiving dinner a healthy makeover that keeps calories in check. With a few simple substitutions, and without changing the classic dishes we all expect at Thanksgiving dinner, we shaved off 851 calories from the entire meal. Best of all, the tricks and techniques used to make these 5 recipes lighter don’t sacrifice taste. Here’s how we did it:
Don’t Miss: Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes
1. Turkey (Save 213 calories!)
Traditional Roasted Turkey (6.5 oz.)
- 368 calories
- 16 g fat
- 7 g saturated Fat...