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Forget the drive-thru: A healthier, tastier chicken nugget at home
My husband, Russ (who incidentally is a doctor), loves McDonald’s chicken nuggets. He doesn’t hit the drive...
All-natural, healthy creamy mac & cheese in 25 minutes
I’m not gonna lie to you—I have boxed mac & cheese at home. There are two boxes of shells and cheese...
Better-than-boxed stovetop casseroles
While I was in college (long before my desire to cook anything healthy materialized), I subsisted mostly on food out of...
Easy Labor Day side dishes that “wow”
It seems that most summer parties, at least the ones I’m invited to, are potlucks. And since Labor Day weekend is...
DIY healthy lunchbox treats: homemade fruit bars
When it comes to lunch, not much has changed since I was a kid—even at age 34, I’m still envious when a co-...
Low-cal homemade popsicles without the additives
Bomb Pops were my favorite freezer pops as a kid. They are loaded with sugar and have red, white and blue stripes...
Cure your salty junk food cravings with these better-for-you-swaps
I can pass up an entire tray of brownies, no problem. Cake? No thanks. Cookies? Blah. Not interested. But put a plate...
Creamy clam chowder and more of summer’s most fattening foods made healthier
Why is it that summer meals have the reputation of being so low-cal? Unless you’re eating salad for dinner every...
What’s fresh: zucchini bread for chocolate lovers
Zucchini. Say the word and you’re sure to elicit passionate opinions of this abundant summer vegetable. In my...
6 tips for making burgers so tasty they’ll blow your mind
I consider myself lucky to live in one of the most beautiful states in the U.S.—Vermont. One major benefit of...
DIY healthier homemade ice cream
I was in perhaps the best shape of my adult life when I met my husband seven summers ago. During those first few months...
4 diet-busting fast-food drinks (and better choices to save you 1,464 calories)
When it’s stifling hot outside and there’s nowhere to escape the heat, I like to treat myself to an ice-...
The secret to baking healthier cupcakes
Cupcakes are not just for kids anymore. They’re perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, whimsical weddings and...
4 must-serve Mexican dips with a healthy twist
Every year, I look forward to Cinco de Mayo. Of course I’m very happy for the Mexican Army’s successes over...
4 ways to make better meatloaf
There must be something in the air, because I’ve talked about one of my favorite comfort foods—meatloaf...
5 ways to spice up your grilled cheese
How many of us grew up eating grilled cheese sandwiches? As a kid, it was my favorite food for hot lunch. Even now, I...
Grilled Cheesecake Sandwich "Makeover"
Three hours after I posted EatingWell’s healthier pound cake recipe on our Facebook page for National Pound Cake...
5 common ingredients = 5 yummy dinners
I don’t know about you, but sometimes the last thing I want to do is plan a menu of meals for the week. When I...
One-dish dinners
When I’m feeling stressed or a little blue, I don’t hit the vending machine or the drive-through window at...
5 holiday calorie shockers (and what to eat instead)
’Tis the season of eggnog, Christmas cookies and decadent holiday drinks from Starbucks—at least in my...
Boxed burger “helper” made healthy
Whenever I see ground beef on sale, I stock up. Knowing I have a few packages stashed away in my freezer helps solve...
Who doesn't love creamy mac and cheese? 4 recipes to try
Mac & cheese is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. I was a big fan of the boxed variety when I was a kid (...
The one thing your doctor wants you to quit (and 5 ways to do it)
I just read a seriously startling study that’s going to change the way I eat. I read in the British Medical Journal...
Italian in 20 minutes? No problem.
In July and August, I never seem to have enough time in the evenings after work to do everything I want to do—swim,...
Healthy homemade Chinese in just 30 minutes
I love strong flavors and plenty of heat. So Sichuan food, known for its spices, is one of my favorite Chinese regional...
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