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Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes

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This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make it hearty enough for dinner.

Recipe: Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup

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Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sour Soup

Shiitake & Noodle Hot & Sou…

This vegetarian hot-&-sour-inspired soup is chock-full of tofu and vegetables, plus noodles to make …View slide
Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil Soup

Slow-Cooker Moroccan Lentil…

Like most soups, this Moroccan lentil soup recipe gets better with time as the complex seasonings ha…View slide
Slow-Cooker Chai Apple Butter

Slow-Cooker Chai Apple Butter

Seasoned with spices inspired by chai tea, this slow-cooker apple butter can be slathered on your fa…View slide
Squash, Chickpea & Red Lentil Stew

Squash, Chickpea & Red Lent…

Modeled on North African stews, this aromatic vegetarian main course can be served over brown rice o…View slide
Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of wint…View slide
Dried Fruit Compote with Green Tea & Lemon

Dried Fruit Compote with Gr…

When the selection of fruit in the winter is lacking, poaching shelf-stable dried fruit in lemon-inf…View slide
Eggplant & Chickpea Stew

Eggplant & Chickpea Stew

This tasty vegetarian stew, studded with plenty of eggplant and protein-rich chickpeas, is reminisce…View slide
Apple Confit

Apple Confit

Sturdy apples are flavored with cinnamon and vanilla in this slow cooker apple compote. Top with low…View slide
Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

By cooking your own dried beans, you save money, reduce sodium and get better flavor along with, sur…View slide

Michelle Edelbaum
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December 16, 2015 - 9:59am

This year Christmas will be a kind of old-meets-new tradition in my house. I’m hosting my in-laws. We’re going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters from the ’80s. We’ll probably listen to old records from my childhood—the Chipmunks, Fleetwood Mac, Bing Crosby. We’ll watch White Christmas and Elf (classics).

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What dessert are you making for Christmas?

Better-Than-Store-Bought Homemade Candy Recipes

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Try this sage-infused marshmallow recipe on top of sweet potato casserole and you’ll seem like a cooking genius. Homemade marshmallows taste so much better than traditional store-bought marshmallows—and they’re easy to make. Just be sure to use a stand mixer to make them, since hand mixers typically aren’t powerful enough to get the job done.

Recipe: Sage Marshmallows

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Sage Marshmallows

Sage Marshmallows

Try this sage-infused marshmallow recipe on top of sweet potato casserole and you’ll seem like a c…View slide
Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Tru…

These peanut butter-pretzel truffles satisfy your craving for something sweet and salty.…View slide
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Bark

Peppermint Mocha Chocolate …

With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocol…View slide
Cherry Marshmallows

Cherry Marshmallows

These cherry-flavored marshmallows perk up wintery hot cocoa with a “chocolate cherry” vibe and …View slide
Burnt Sugar Lollipops

Burnt Sugar Lollipops

No special equipment or fancy molds are needed for these gorgeous jewels—just a little patience an…View slide
Vanilla Marshmallows

Vanilla Marshmallows

You won’t believe how much better homemade marshmallows are than traditional store-bought ones unt…View slide
Cashew & 3-Seed Chocolate Bark

Cashew & 3-Seed Chocolate Bark

With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocol…View slide
Gingerbread Marshmallows

Gingerbread Marshmallows

This gingerbread-flavored homemade marshmallow recipe is a fun, naturally gluten-free alternative to…View slide
Bittersweet Chocolate-Orange Truffles

Bittersweet Chocolate-Orang…

While orange adds an exotic note, much of the flavor of these simple yet sophisticated candies comes…View slide
Papaya & Chile Chocolate Bark

Papaya & Chile Chocolate Bark

With just a few simple steps, you can transform plain chocolate into a divine treat with this chocol…View slide
Chocolate-Covered Berry Marshmallows

Chocolate-Covered Berry Mar…

Chocolate-and-berry-flavored marshmallows are delectable—even addictive—and these surprisingly e…View slide
Candied Walnuts

Candied Walnuts

Use these pretty candied walnuts as a dessert garnish. Try them on top of a pumpkin cheesecake or yo…View slide
Meringue Mushrooms

Meringue Mushrooms

Use these meringue mushrooms to decorate any yule log cake. The recipe makes enough to decorate your…View slide
Cranberry-Raspberry Jellies

Cranberry-Raspberry Jellies

Deliciously addictive, these simple fruit candies have an intense cranberry-raspberry flavor and a c…View slide
Natural Decorating Sugar

Natural Decorating Sugar

This natural decorating sugar recipe replaces artificial food coloring with fruit juice or natural d…View slide
Chocolate-Dipped Apricots

Chocolate-Dipped Apricots

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these chocolate-dipped dried apricots for a healthy dessert. Try this …View slide
Caramel-Raisin Popcorn Balls

Caramel-Raisin Popcorn Balls

This simple recipe for caramel popcorn balls with raisins is fun to make for Halloween. …View slide
Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truffles

Coconut-Dark Chocolate Truf…

Coconut macaroons meet dark chocolate truffles in these little treats. Inside the snap of the dark c…View slide

Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
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March 26, 2014 - 10:54am

Eating clean means eating more whole foods and less processed foods. It may sound like a fad, but it’s not based on unrealistic eating patterns or cutting out entire food groups. Need more guidance? See our 10 clean eating tips here to get started.

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What’s one clean, healthy food that you always stock at home? My answer: natural peanut butter

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

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This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for having a healthy breakfast available on busy weekdays. Make a batch on the weekend and keep them in your freezer. For a grab-and-go breakfast, reheat the oatmeal cakes in the microwave for about 40 seconds.

Recipe: Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes

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Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal Cakes

Breakfast Blueberry-Oatmeal…

This oatmeal-meets-muffin-tin cake recipe is perfect for having a healthy breakfast available on bus…View slide
Raspberry Overnight Muesli

Raspberry Overnight Muesli

In this overnight muesli recipe, yogurt softens the oats to make them creamy and delicious. Don’t …View slide
Coconut-Carrot Morning Glory Muffins

Coconut-Carrot Morning Glor…

These carrot-flecked, whole-grain morning glory muffins can be made ahead for breakfast or a snack s…View slide
French Toast with Pear-Cranberry Compote

French Toast with Pear-Cran…

This healthy French toast recipe is fragrant with vanilla and spiced with cardamom. Paired with a sw…View slide
Prosciutto & Asparagus Strata

Prosciutto & Asparagus Strata

This breakfast strata recipe, loaded with onions, leeks and asparagus, is a great way to serve eggs …View slide
Crunchy Granola Wedges

Crunchy Granola Wedges

This recipe was inspired by chef Lars Kronmark’s granola wedges from the Culinary Institute of Ame…View slide
Whole-Grain Waffles with Cherry Sauce

Whole-Grain Waffles with Ch…

Cornmeal adds appealing texture to these waffles and hot cherry sauce is a tasty, nutrient-rich alte…View slide
Apple-Cheddar Quinoa Muffins

Apple-Cheddar Quinoa Muffins

In this savory quinoa muffin recipe, grated apple adds moisture, quinoa adds protein and sharp Chedd…View slide
Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes

This healthy whole-grain lemon-poppy seed pancake recipe gets a protein boost and an amazing texture…View slide
Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

Maple-Cinnamon Applesauce

Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy r…View slide
Lisa's Granola

Lisa's Granola

This easy cinnamon-spiked granola is loaded with almonds, walnuts and pepitas, but substitute other …View slide
Smothered Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Smothered Green Chile Break…

These breakfast burritos, packed with potatoes, bacon and scrambled eggs then topped with green chil…View slide
Ham & Swiss Quiche

Ham & Swiss Quiche

This healthy quiche recipe is perfect for entertaining—the quiche can be made ahead and is just as…View slide
Almond-Honey Power Bar

Almond-Honey Power Bar

Great for breakfast on the go! Golden roasted nuts, seeds and oats are enveloped by flavorful almond…View slide
Strawberry & Yogurt Parfait

Strawberry & Yogurt Parfait

This healthy yogurt parfait recipe combines fresh fruit, Greek yogurt and crunchy granola for an eas…View slide
Buttermilk Oatcakes with Raspberry Compote

Buttermilk Oatcakes with Ra…

These high-fiber oatcakes are made with 100% whole grains and no butter. A quick raspberry compote i…View slide
Potato, Asparagus & Mushroom Hash

Potato, Asparagus & Mushroo…

Made with asparagus, roasted red pepper and mushrooms, this hash has a fresh and light, springtime t…View slide
Maple-Nut Granola

Maple-Nut Granola

We love the maple-nut flavor combination of this heart-healthy granola, but feel free to substitute …View slide
Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk Bread

Banana-Blueberry Buttermilk…

The slight acidity of buttermilk tenderizes and moistens baked goods while allowing you to cut way b…View slide
Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

This healthy whole-grain pumpkin pancake recipe produces fluffy cakes with a beautiful orange hue fr…View slide
Tutti-Frutti Muesli

Tutti-Frutti Muesli

Muesli mixed with yogurt and fruit packs in the nutrition and satisfies all morning long.…View slide

Lisa D'Agrosa, M.S., R.D.
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March 17, 2014 - 12:13pm

Greek Vs. Regular: By the Numbers

Greek yogurt has surged in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. Straining out the extra whey in yogurt makes Greek yogurt thick, creamy and tangy. The plain variety has less sugar and more protein than typical yogurt. But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium. Greek yogurt also tends to be more expensive than regular yogurt, because more milk goes into making each cup.

Pictured Recipe: Apple Oatmeal

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Do you prefer Greek yogurt to regular? What’s your favorite way to enjoy it?

Healthy Chicken Dinner Recipes

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In this healthy chicken recipe, chicken breasts are quickly pan-seared and then topped with a lemon-herb cream sauce. The healthy cream sauce recipe uses yogurt and actually contains no cream at all. The cream sauce also pairs well with seasoned pan-seared cod or salmon. Serve the chicken and sauce with steamed broccoli or green beans for a healthy dinner.

Recipe: Seared Chicken with Lemon-Herb Cream Sauce

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Seared Chicken with Lemon-Herb Cream Sauce

Seared Chicken with Lemon-H…

In this healthy chicken recipe, chicken breasts are quickly pan-seared and then topped with a lemon-…View slide
Chicken & Snap Pea Stir-Fry over Angel Hair Pasta

Chicken & Snap Pea Stir-Fry…

This chicken stir-fry recipe highlights golden-brown cubes of chicken breast with the sweet flavors …View slide
African Sweet Potato & Chicken Stew

African Sweet Potato & Chic…

In this African peanut and chicken stew recipe, nutrient-rich sweet potatoes and no-salt-added tomat…View slide
Yogurt-Curry Marinated Chicken Thighs

Yogurt-Curry Marinated Chic…

This healthy chicken thigh recipe is tender and packed with flavor, thanks to a yogurt-based marinad…View slide
Mushroom, Squash & Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

Mushroom, Squash & Chicken …

In this healthy main-course chicken salad recipe, dandelion greens and curly chicory pair marvelousl…View slide
Green Goddess Salad with Chicken

Green Goddess Salad with Ch…

In this cucumber, tomato, Swiss and chicken salad recipe, a healthy green goddess dressing is made f…View slide
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Mushroom Marsala Sauce

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken …

This crispy prosciutto-wrapped chicken thigh recipe makes a tasty meal when served with steamed gree…View slide
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Cucumber-Mint Salad

Grilled Chicken Thighs with…

The cumin-and-coriander rub in this grilled chicken thigh recipe pairs deliciously with a minty cucu…View slide
General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken

In this healthy version of a General Tso’s Chicken recipe, we cut the fat and sodium in half from …View slide
Chicken Thighs with Couscous & Kale

Chicken Thighs with Couscou…

One-pot meals, like this all-in-one chicken thigh, kale and Israeli couscous recipe, are perfect for…View slide
Chicken Sausage Calzone

Chicken Sausage Calzone

A typical calzone packs almost 800 calories and 25 grams of saturated fat. In this healthier calzone…View slide
Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen

Easy Miso-Chicken Ramen

Warm up a chilly evening with this healthy chicken-and-vegetable ramen noodle bowl recipe. For a lit…View slide
Herb-Crusted Chicken with Fresh Strawberry Relish

Herb-Crusted Chicken with F…

This roasted chicken recipe with fresh strawberry relish couldn’t be any simpler to make. The chic…View slide
Chicken Stew with Turnips & Mushrooms

Chicken Stew with Turnips &…

In this healthy chicken stew recipe, we save prep time by using pre-sliced mushrooms and pre-chopped…View slide
EatingWell King Ranch Casserole

EatingWell King Ranch Casse…

This healthy Tex-Mex King Ranch casserole recipe is typically made with cans of cream-of-something s…View slide
Avocado, Tomato & Chicken Sandwich

Avocado, Tomato & Chicken S…

In this healthy chicken sandwich recipe, the avocado is mashed to create a healthy creamy spread. …View slide
Cassoulet

Cassoulet

A classic cassoulet recipe is made with a variety of fatty meats like duck confit and pork sausage a…View slide
Vietnamese Mango & Chicken Pizz’alad

Vietnamese Mango & Chicken …

This sweet-spicy salad pizza recipe tops a crisp pizza crust with a salad of crunchy cabbage, mango …View slide
Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet & Spicy Dipping Sauce

Thai Grilled Chicken with S…

In this recipe for gai yang, or Thai grilled chicken, the chicken marinade is enriched with a little…View slide
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Grilled Chicken Caesar Sala…

This chicken Caesar salad wrap recipe is elevated by the irresistible smoky flavor of grilled chicke…View slide
Chicken Taco Bowls

Chicken Taco Bowls

This chicken taco bowl recipe uses the underside of a muffin tin as a mold to bake cute little homem…View slide
Broccoli Rabe & Chicken White Pizza

Broccoli Rabe & Chicken Whi…

The bold flavors of garlic, crushed red pepper and lemon make up for the fact that this white chicke…View slide
Roast Chicken & Pomegranate Farro Salad

Roast Chicken & Pomegranate…

This healthy roasted chicken recipe is perfect for a simple supper or on special occasions. Arrange …View slide
Paprika Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts

Paprika Chicken Thighs with…

In this healthy chicken recipe, paprika-rubbed chicken thighs are nestled into Brussels sprouts and …View slide
Creamy Mustard Chicken

Creamy Mustard Chicken

In this healthy, creamy mustard chicken recipe, thin-sliced chicken breasts (sometimes labeled chick…View slide
Mushroom, Squash & Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

Mushroom, Squash & Chicken …

In this healthy main-course chicken salad recipe, dandelion greens and curly chicory pair marvelousl…View slide

Hilary Meyer
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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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What’s you favorite thing (besides muffins) to cook in a muffin tin?
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