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EatingWell Blogs (Page 3)

January 20, 2016 - 3:58pm

When it comes to being ready for a last-minute dinner, a frozen pizza could be your best friend. But just because you’re taking a shortcut doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a healthy dinner. Here’s what to look for.

A Better Bottom: More dough means more calories, so choose thin-crust over deep-dish when buying frozen. Buy pizzas that have whole grains in the crust whenever you can and skip ones stuffed with cheese.

Keep it Simple: Less is more when you’re picking pizzas. Some loaded frozen pizzas (see our brand picks) are tasty, but many had soggy toppings in the end. Meat-lover pizzas were higher in calories and sodium on a whole. Adding your own veggies helps the toppings stay crunchy and you can choose what you like.

Mind Your Portions: One serving of reheated pizza won’t seem...

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January 20, 2016 - 3:06pm

Get the Recipe: Quinoa Lasagna

Quinoa is all the rage these days—and once you’ve made a few quinoa recipes, it’s not hard to see why. It cooks in 15 to 20 minutes, which means it is a truly convenient whole grain, and makes itself at home in lots of different kinds of recipes—soups, salads, casseroles, even desserts (Hello, quinoa blondies.)

When the EatingWell Test Kitchen was testing new quinoa recipes and putting the results out for lunch at our office, this Quinoa Lasagna recipe was a huge hit. A pan of it disappeared in minutes and people clamored for the recipe to make it at home.

For this quinoa lasagna recipe, the quinoa stands in for...

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January 19, 2016 - 9:48am

How many meals can you make with a corn tortilla? The outside-the-box cooks in the EatingWell Test Kitchen gave themselves the challenge of creating some new dinners based on corn tortillas. But they really outdid themselves with this Chicken Taco Bowls recipe and guess where they found their inspiration? At the bottom of a muffin tin.

By flipping the muffin tin over and nestling a tortilla into the creases between four cups, they were able to turn softened tortillas into little bowls. They filled the bowls with an easy-to-whip-up filling of chicken and your favorite healthy taco toppings.

Don't Miss: How to Make Killer Guacamole

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January 18, 2016 - 11:53am

I learned to make really good guacamole on a ranch in the middle of Montana where I cooked for a family of die-hard Mexican-food fans. This family frequently requested Mexican dinner buffets, complete with a mix of salsas, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips. Having to make guacamole over and over again meant that during the course of my few months with them, I became a guacamole expert.

Delicious Recipes to Try:
Quick Guacamole & More 5-Ingredient Dip Recipes
7-Layer Southwestern Bean Dip & More Healthy Super Bowl Appetizers
Healthier Buffalo Wings...

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January 17, 2016 - 9:14am

OK, I admit, football makes no sense to me. Yet that doesn’t stop me from enjoying the whole Super Bowl extravaganza. No matter who’s playing, I’ll be watching. And eating. That’s half the fun, right?

Don't Miss: What Is the Healthiest Super Bowl Food?

Of course, I have no desire to end up as big as those guys on the field. To not go overboard with extreme snacking, I’m going to make this healthy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe. The chicken is crispy, tender and loaded with flavor; the secret is boneless, skinless chicken thighs that are coated in whole-wheat breadcrumbs and sautéed until golden in just a touch of oil. The sandwich then gets topped with the iconic fixings for Buffalo wings—carrots, celery,...

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