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How to Make Macaroni and Cheese Healthier
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to make a healthy macaroni and cheese recipe. This no-bake macaroni and cheese recipe has added vegetables and is made with whole-wheat pasta to boost fiber. The healthy cooking techniques she shares can also be used in your favorite cheesy pasta recipes.
how to make cheesy dishes with less cheese. So that means less saturated fat and less calories, but they're going to have all of the flavor. I'm making an easy no-bake mac and cheese. I already
milk that's simmering. I make up a slurry with more milk, flour, salt , pepper and garlic powder . I whisk that together and then I whisk it into my simmering milk. And keep whisking until it thickens and starts bubbling, so that should be about two to three minutes. I remove it from the heat. And then I whisk in extra-sharp Cheddar cheese and real aged Italian Parmesan. Now this is the trick. I use bold-flavored cheeses and then you can use less of them but still have big flavor. And then this final secret ingredient : here is Dijon mustard, just a little bit of it. But the tang and the bite of the mustard really bring out those cheesy flavors. So once I'm done whisking that into the sauce, I add in my pasta and my broccoli and stir it all together. And, voila, it's finished. This dish has half the calories and a third of the saturated fat per serving of a traditional version, but it's got all the flavor. For this recipe and more delicious Mac and cheese recipes
How to Make Healthier Pasta Salad
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to make a pasta salad recipe with healthy substitutes for mayonnaise. The healthy cooking techniques she shares can also be used in your creamy salad recipes for healthy macaroni salad, healthy potato salad or in recipes that call for full-fat mayonnaise.
show you how to cut calories and fat in creamy salads like potato salad and pasta salad. I'm making a garden pasta salad. Now the first thing you want to do is, start with whole-wheat pasta. Use this instead of white pasta, and the reason is, that it has double the fiber of regular white pasta. The next thing we're going to do is make a slimmed-down creamy dressing. So skip the regular mayo; go with low-fat mayo. Mix that with a little bit of low-fat plain yogurt, that adds a little tang. Then I mix in olive oil , red-wine vinegar, a minced clove of garlic, an eighth of a teaspoon salt and don't forget a little bit of pepper. You toss it together with the pasta until it's well coated. And then, finally, bulk it up with a ton of veggies. They add fresh flavor and they keep the calories low. So I added bell pepper , dice that up. I slice up some scallions and put those in. A little bit of shredded carrots, then I go with
How to Make Chicken & Rice Casserole
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to cook a healthy chicken-and-rice casserole recipe by substituting heavy cream to reduce saturated fat and cut calories. The healthy cooking techniques she shares can help you make other casseroles, comfort food recipes and creamy recipes healthier!
ready. You have just saved yourself 180 calories and 13 grams of saturated fat per serving with that simple swap. For this casserole recipe and more healthy comfort foods come to eatingwell.com.
Oven-Fried Chicken & How to Oven-Fry
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to cook healthy fried chicken by oven-frying instead of deep-frying to reduce saturated fat and cut calories. The healthy cooking techniques she shares on how to oven-fry can help you make other healthier fried recipes and comfort food recipes.
show you how to make fried foods without all the calories and saturated fat . I am skipping the deep fryer and I'm going to make Oven-Fried Chicken. It's going to be delicious. So I get started by removing the skin from my pieces of chicken. That's going to save me on calories and saturated fat . I use a paper towel to hold onto the skin, grip it and pull it right off. Once that's done, make the marinade. So I whisk together buttermilk, a little minced garlic , mustard and hot sauce. That's going to tenderize the chicken and give added flavor. It'll be delicious. So let it soak in that for an hour or up to eight hours in the refrigerator. Then when you're ready to cook, make your coating. So we're using whole-wheat flour, that's going to add a little bit of fiber and nutrients compared to regular all-purpose flour. Then we're going with sesame seeds for some crunch, paprika, thyme and baking powder. I whisk that all together. Put it into a ziplock bag and then I remove my chicken pieces from the marinade. Put them into the ziplock bag one or two at a time and shake them all around until they're coated. Now you want to put this on a rack that is set on a baking sheet. The rack is going to let hot air circulate all around the chicken so it cooks evenly. Spray it with olive oil cooking spray all over. That's going to help it get crispy and golden. Put it in a hot oven that's 425 degrees and bake it until it's cooked through. That should be about 40 to 50 minutes. That's it. You have just made delicious oven-fried chicken and you've saved yourself 225 calories and 4 grams of saturated fat per serving. For this Oven-Fried Chicken and more healthy comfort food makeovers, go to eatingwell.com.
How to Make a Healthy Breakfast Casserole
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to cook a healthy breakfast casserole recipe. The healthy cooking techniques she shares on how to substitute eggs with egg whites and how to substitute heavy cream can help you to cut calories and fat. These tips can be used in all of your favorite egg
Kitchen, and today I'm going to show you how to swap in egg whites for whole eggs in order to cut calories and saturated fat . I am making a breakfast fruit bread pudding and it's sort of like a cross between baked French toast and a dessert
egg trick comes into play. I'm using some whole eggs and some egg whites . An egg yolk has about 55 calories and one and a half grams of saturated fat . Meanwhile the white has just 17 calories and no saturated fat . The rule of thumb to keep in mind when you're doing this substitution is, two egg whites equals about the the same volume as a whole egg. So keep that in mind. Whisk those together and then we're going to our dairy products. I have low-fat milk and a little bit of half-and-half for creaminess. A lot of these types of recipes would be using heavy cream , but going with this combo again is another way to cut down on saturated fat . Whisk that together along with vanilla and a little bit of salt, add in honey for sweetness and your custard is done.
you've just saved yourself about a thousand calories and 40 grams of saturated fat per serving compared to what you might get in a restaurant. For this healthy breakfast recipe and more like it, come to
Healthy Cooking: How to Cook Eggplant
EatingWell's Jessie Price shares healthy cooking tips for how to cook eggplant two easy ways: how to grill eggplant and how to roast eggplant. These healthy, easy eggplant recipes make grilling eggplant and cooking eggplant easy.
anthocyanins. Those are antioxidants which help keep your heart healthy and help fight cancer . Now, even though eggplant is around all year long, the best time to get it is in the late summer and in the fall. That's when it's most abundant. When you're shopping for it, what you want to look for is nice, smooth, glossy skins, no wrinkles, no soft spongy spots, and it should feel a little bit heavy for its size. My favorite way to cook it is to grill it. So I take my eggplant. I slice it into half-inch-thick slices, brush those with a little bit of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put it in the grill pan on medium-high heat and cook it for about 8 minutes,
How to Make Chinese Beef & Broccoli at Home
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to cook healthy Chinese food by making a beef-and-broccoli recipe with less sodium. The healthy cooking techniques she shares on how to cut salt and sodium when cooking Chinese food recipes at home can help you cook other healthier Chinese food recipes.
Beef & Broccoli. So I start out with my steak; I have flank steak . I'm going to cut it really thinly across the grain; cutting it thinly will help it absorb marinade quickly. And going across the grain keeps it from being chewy. For my marinade I have minced ginger, minced garlic , cornstarch, sherry, pepper, just a half teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce . Now both the salt and the soy sauce are essential for flavor. But the key here is to just use them in a limited amount, and you'll be okay with
How to Make Banana Bread Healthier
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to bake healthy banana bread by substituting whole-wheat flour for all-purpose flour in a healthy banana bread recipe. The healthy baking techniques she shares can help you bake healthy cakes, healthy cupcakes, healthy muffins and healthy pies as well.
tablespoons of melted butter and canola oil. Now butter is high in saturated fat but it has great flavor so we just use a little bit of that. And then we cut it with heart-healthy canola oil which is low in saturated fat . Mix those wet ingredients together. When that's done, make a well in the middle of your dry ingredients . Add your wet ingredients to that. Mix it together until it's just combined, but don't overmix it because that will give you a tough baked good. And then add in your chunked-up bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips. Stir those all together until they're totally combined and that's your batter. Then transfer to your greased loaf pan . You could also use a muffin tin if you want to. Put it in the oven. Bake it about an hour and ten minutes, until it springs back when you touch the top. And that's it. You've got delicious, amazing, fresh banana -chocolate-chip bread and guess what you've saved: 300 calories and 17 grams of fat per serving compared to a traditional one. For this recipe
500-Calorie Meals: How to Make a Low-Calorie Dinner
Wondering what to eat for dinner to lose weight? Stick to a 500-calorie dinner diet. EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make a low-calorie dinner with recipes for a healthy 500-calorie meal: Lemon Chicken Stir Fry and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt.
a day. So the main course: Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry. So mix together lemon juice , reduced-sodium chicken broth, reduced-sodium soy sauce and cornstarch in a little bowl. Set that aside. I have cubed-up lean chicken breast. I put that in my skillet with a little bit of heart-healthy canola oil . Cook it, stirring it around for a couple of minutes until it's cooked through. Then transfer it to a plate, and we're on to our veggies. Mushroom and carrots go in first. Cook those around a couple of minutes until those are mostly cooked through. Then add in snow peas, the whites of your scallions, minced garlic and lemon zest . Cook it about 30 seconds until it's nice and fragrant and then we're ready for that sauce. Whisk it up, pour it
Healthy Cooking: How to Cook Sweet Potatoes
EatingWell's Jessie Price shares healthy cooking tips for how to cook sweet potatoes two ways: how to pan-steam sweet potatoes and how to roast sweet potatoes. These are two of the easiest, fastest and healthy recipes to cook sweet potatoes.
going to cook them today is pan-steaming. So I take my clean sweet potatoes and chop them into 1-inch chunks. Put those into a skillet, pour a little bit of broth in and add a little bit of honey and thyme. Put the top on and let it simmer for about 15 minutes, until they are almost tender. At that point, remove the lid and let that liquid cook down over high heat for about 2 more minutes and it's going to reduce and it's just going to glaze those sweet potatoes . It will be delicious. The second wayâthis is something that every cook should have in their arsenalâit's roasting sweet potatoes . This is a basic. So you take your sweet potatoes . You cut them in half lengthwise, then cut those into 1/2-inch wedges, spread them out on a baking sheet . Toss those with a little bit of olive oil and salt. Then you put them into a hot 500-degree oven and you roast them for about 25 to 30 minutes, until they're tender. Turn them once about halfway through. That's it. You've just gotten two ways to cook sweet potatoes . And the good news is, these guys are loaded with beta carotene. That's going to help keep your eyes healthy. Plus they have more fiber than white potatoes. Now, final tip: make sure you eat those skins, because that's where a lot of the nutrients are. For more healthy veggie cooking tips like this, come to eatingwell.com.