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Spicy Cioppino

San Francisco's Italian immigrants developed this stew to use the abundant local seafood. We've opted for farm-raised tilapia and scallops, but feel free to experiment with whatever is fresh.

» Spicy Cioppino

Chocolate Soufflé

Soufflés may look like a restaurant-only dessert, but they are actually easy to make. Whip them up right after dinner and enjoy while they're still warm from the oven.

» Chocolate Soufflé

Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel

Spring's best combo—strawberries and rhubarb—fill this simple strudel for two.

» Strawberry-Rhubarb Strudel

Steak Diane

A brandied mixed mushroom sauce tops seared strip steak in our healthy version of the classic dish Steak Diane. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.

» Steak Diane

Fresh Herb & Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

This pilaf, made with nutty bulgur, gets plenty of bright flavor from fresh dill, mint, parsley, ginger and lemon.

» Fresh Herb & Lemon Bulgur Pilaf

Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza

Sautéed onions, prosciutto and fontina cheese flavor this white pizza. Topping the hot-out-of-the-oven pizza with fresh greens and diced tomatoes gives it a delicious, summery twist. We use store-bought pizza dough to keep it quick. Serve with: Crunchy vegetables and your favorite dip.

» Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza

Claire's Mixed Green Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

This salad was inspired by one served during the peak of summer at Claire's Restaurant & Bar in Hardwick. Chef Steven Obranovich of Claire's likes the soft crumbly sheep's-milk feta for this recipe. He cautions that the subtle briny notes of feta can sometimes be overpowered by too much lemon or an olive oil that's too fruity. Saltiness varies from feta to feta too. Add the ingredients a little at a time and taste as you go.

» Claire's Mixed Green Salad with Feta Vinaigrette


Age gracefully—and enjoy these delicious recipes for healthy aging.

Everything you know about healthy living applies in spades as you age. EatingWell’s food and nutrition editors have chosen recipes for healthy aging that serve 2 and 4 or more, but any EatingWell recipe will fit into a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Pack your diet with fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains and other plant-based foods for their beneficial compounds that may help protect against heart disease, high blood pressure and macular degeneration. Moderate your intake of saturated and trans fats, sugars and alcohol. Keep your weight in check; those extra pounds put you at risk for heart and joint problems, and diabetes. Sometimes supplements can be helpful in meeting your evolving nutritional need as you age: ask your doctor about supplements that may be beneficial, including calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12.

Aging well is also about living well; pleasure is an important aspect of everyday life. Exercise 30 minutes per day to stay healthy. A simple 1/2 hour walk will keep your body and mind in shape by increasing your blood flow and keeping your muscles toned. Relish your meals—and enjoy these delicious recipes for healthy aging. You’ll be on your way to aging well with grace and vigor.

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