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Breana Lai
Blog Tags: 
Dessert
Cooking tips
Holidays
Blog Topics: 
Healthy Cooking Blog
December 9, 2013 - 2:20pm

When I’m invited to someone’s house for dinner, I never show up empty-handed. Call me Southern (which is a compliment!) but I think bringing a little offering says, “Thank you so much for inviting me over and serving me food.” I used to bring a bottle or wine or flowers, but recently I’ve been whipping up homemade treats. This holiday season I’m making EatingWell’s new homemade chocolate bark recipes. Why? Because bark is a lot healthier and easier to make than chocolate fudge.

Community Question: 
What is your favorite flavor of chocolate bark?

Christmas Dinner Recipes

Christmas Dinner Recipes

Make a stunning Christmas dinner with our healthy Christmas dinner recipes.

For a festive holiday dinner, enjoy one of our healthy Christmas dinner recipes. With healthy entree recipes ranging from stuffed pork tenderloin to galettes and prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, these Christmas dinner recipes are sure to please each and every guest at your dinner table. Celebrate this holiday season with our delicious and healthy Christmas dinner recipes. Download a FREE Christmas Dinner Menu & Shopping List!

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Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
Blog Tags: 
Good choices
Health
Nutrition
Snacks
Blog Topics: 
Food Blog
December 2, 2013 - 2:10pm

Most tortilla chips contain just corn, oil and salt and less than 150 calories per serving—not bad stats for a food that normally gets relegated to the “junk food” aisle. We searched out the healthiest options (that still taste great). Here’s what we found:

Bye-Bye, Baked: The taste and texture of baked chips often leaves much to be desired and there’s no real nutritional benefit. Baked have about the same calories as fried chips, but more carbs and sodium.

Community Question: 
What ingredients do you look for in tortilla chips?

Wendy Ruopp
Blog Tags: 
Budget meals
Dinner
Family meals
Quick meals
Recipe Makeover
Blog Topics: 
Food Blog
November 25, 2013 - 11:14am

When the EatingWell Test Kitchen started talking about the “flautas” they were making, I admit I needed a translation. But when I tasted Oven-Fried Beef Taquitos, I knew just what they were: deliciously crispy rolled-up little tacos filled with beef—and a healthy surprise.

Community Question: 
What other EatingWell makeovers of takeout favorites would you like to see?

Healthy Holiday Cookies

Healthy Holiday Cookies

Easy and delicious holiday cookie recipes.

Celebrate the holidays with these festive cookie recipes. From delicate sugar cookies to fruit-filled thumbprint cookies, you're bound to find the perfect holiday cookies for everyone on your list. Our cookie recipes use sweeteners judiciously, no hydrogenated fat, contain all-natural ingredients and as much whole-grain flour as possible. So, bake a dozen or two, swap with friends and family and enjoy these delightful holiday cookies. Download a FREE Christmas Cookie Recipe Cookbook!

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Metabolism-Boosting Breakfast Recipes

Metabolism-Boosting Breakfast Recipes

Give your breakfast and your metabolism an extra kick this morning with these spicy, metabolism-boosting breakfast recipes.

Research shows that a compound in chiles, called capsaicin, helps rev up the body's metabolism and may boost fat burning. These breakfast recipes all contain chiles (for the recipes with salsa pick a hot variety rather than mild salsa) to help you boost your metabolism as you start your day. Try these spicy, low-cal recipes for omelets, scrambles, breakfast burritos and more.

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Breana Lai
Blog Tags: 
Entertaining
Dinner
Family meals
Holidays
Thanksgiving
Blog Topics: 
Food Blog
November 20, 2013 - 3:11pm

For the first time in our lifetime, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah will be celebrated on the same day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. (This won’t happen again for another 77,000 years!) For my multicultural family (my dad is Chinese and Buddhist, my mom’s a Jewish New Yorker), the convergence of these two holidays is special because both commemorate freedom and gratitude. Another perk of this rare holiday combination means two food-centric meals merge into one delicious menu that honors both celebrations.

Community Question: 
What are you going to cook for Thanksgivukkah?

Low-Calorie Recipes to Help You Eat Clean

Low-Calorie Recipes to Help You Eat Clean

Eat better with our slimmed-down recipes for foods to help you eat clean.

Trying to clean up your diet? These low-calorie recipes are low in saturated fat, sodium and added sugars, and deliver natural whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and vegetables. Find out more about our clean-eating tips—what foods to eat and what to skip. Try one of these healthy recipes today to clean up your diet and slim down. Download a FREE 1-Week Clean-Eating Plan & Shopping List!

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Wendy Ruopp
Blog Tags: 
Budget meals
Dessert
Dinner
Entertaining
Family meals
Holidays
Quick meals
Recipe Makeover
Thanksgiving
Blog Topics: 
Food Blog
November 20, 2013 - 11:22am

Our double issue for November and December is an easy one to love: it’s stuffed with gorgeous photos of fabulous food and it arrives just when you start thinking about cooking for all the season’s celebrations. Everyone who works at EatingWell found recipes they wanted to make at home after getting to taste them at work—and they were happy to tell me about their favorites.

Community Question: 
What recipes in the November/December issue are you excited to try?

Wendy Ruopp
Blog Tags: 
Cooking tips
Dessert
Entertaining
Recipe Makeover
Blog Topics: 
Food Blog
November 20, 2013 - 10:46am

Smooth, creamy and custardy, a flan is a delectable dessert to enjoy at the end of a special meal, especially Thanksgiving or Christmas. But just looking at that photo with the irresistible baked-sugar glaze on top, I assumed flan would be tricky to make at home—until I tried this healthy recipe for Flan de Queso. (That’s translated as Caramel Cream Cheese Custard, just so there’s no confusion).

Don’t Miss: Fabulous (& Healthier) Cheesecake Recipes

Community Question: 
What not-so-traditional desserts do you like to make for the holidays?
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