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Hilary Meyer

Hilary Meyer develops and tests healthy recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.

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...
What’s Fresh: The best and worst apples for eating, cooking & baking
All apples are not created equal—at least when it comes to cooking vs. eating them fresh. But regardless of...
What’s Fresh: The best way to cook eggplant
Eggplant is just one of those things: you either love it or hate it. I’m a reformed hater. I’ve found the...
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...
What’s Fresh: Why the freezer is your tomato’s best friend
I think my refrigerator is a wonderful thing. It keeps my milk cold, my vegetables crisp and my open condiments from...
Don’t cook? 5 of the simplest recipes to get started
I’m always baffled when people tell me that they never cook. Eating is a necessity, so cooking something at least...
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...
What’s Fresh: How to make homemade salsa
What’s a girl to do with buckets of fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions from her garden? Make fresh homemade salsa...
Super-simple dinners in 3 steps or less
My husband, Russ, likes to make recipes that have at least 4,000 ingredients and take a minimum of 8 hours to cook. OK...
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...
Got guests? Quick, cheap dinners to keep your crowd happy
Does this ever happen to you? I’ve planned like crazy for a big 4th of July dinner for out-of-town guests who are...
All-American favorites made healthier for July 4th
I like food from all corners of the planet, but on Independence Day, I want All-American 4th of July recipes. I’...
Beat the heat with summer slow cooker recipes
I use my slow cooker (also commonly referred to as a crock pot) a lot during the colder months for hearty recipes such...
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-...
What’s Fresh: Sweet, luscious cherries
I have a hoarding instinct that kicks in when it comes to fruits like cherries that have such a short growing season (...
No-fail tips to overcome your fear of grilling seafood
I love cooking seafood on the grill because it’s so fast and, because most seafood is relatively mild, it...
Healthy BBQ sauce taste test winner
As a professional recipe tester, I’m all for cooking techniques that produce the best results. But when it comes...
How to pack a picnic that won't pack pounds
I used to be into rock concerts packed with people, and the louder the better. Well, things have changed. I much...
Secrets to the best BBQ chicken
In culinary school I learned how to barbecue chicken “the right way.” It involved closely monitoring a live...
What’s fresh: spring spinach and onion lasagna
A couple of weeks ago, my lovely colleague Penelope blogged about lazy lasagna & more sneaky comfort food...
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...
The #1 food you should eat (and probably don't)
My dad’s family is from Norway and for as long as I can remember we’ve been eating fish balls, fish...
5 dinners without the cleanup
Let’s face it, a quick dinner isn’t so quick if you’re stuck washing a dozen pots and pans when you...
How to host a delicious Easter brunch on a budget
I’m hosting Easter brunch this year. As if looking through my billions of brunch recipes trying to decide what to...
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