EatingWell in Real Life

EatingWell In Real Life

EatingWell experts show you how to eat healthy and have fun. Because life isn't just about kale salads—there's chocolate and wine too.
 

Take a Break From Takeout!

Save your money this month and eat healthier by learning to make your restaurant favorites at home.

Healthy Takeout Makeovers

Jalapeno Poppers
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Spicy peppers get a cooldown from the creamy bean-and-cheese filling in our healthier version of jalapeno poppers.
General Tso's Chicken
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In this healthy version of a General Tso's Chicken recipe, we cut the fat and sodium in half from the original version by not frying the chicken and by using half as much soy sauce in this Chinese-takeout favorite. Serve with steamed baby bok choy or sautéed spinach and steamed brown rice.
Five-Spice Turkey & Lettuce Wraps
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Based on a popular Chinese dish, these fun wraps also make appealing appetizers for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with chile-garlic sauce and rice vinegar for extra zip; toss diced mango and strawberries with lime juice for a quick dessert.
Pad Thai
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This healthy pad thai recipe has less than half the calories and sodium of the traditional Thai-restaurant favorite. Look for dried wide rice noodles, sometimes called “Pad Thai noodles” or “straight-cut,” in the Asian-food section at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Serve with sliced cucumbers with a rice vinegar and cilantro vinaigrette.
Quick Shrimp Enchilada Bake
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Shrimp enchiladas offer a taste of coastal Mexican cuisine but some versions contain so much cheese, butter and sour cream that they can pack a whopping 50 grams of fat per serving. Our version has vibrant flavor and only half the calories and 6 grams of fat per serving, plus we use precooked peeled shrimp so you can get the dish on your table fast enough for a weeknight supper. The addition of refried beans helps makes these enchiladas an excellent source of fiber as well.
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