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Easy Power Salad Packed with 4 Veggie Servings
Hi, I'm Jessie. I'm the food editor here at EatingWell. And I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. Jessie, did you know that the average American only gets about three servings of fruits and vegetables a day? Wow. Yeah, most people need about nine. But it's really not that hard to fit in recommended amounts, and that's because servings aren't really as big as you think they are. Nicci, I think a salad's a really easy way to get your servings. I'm going to start with two cups of spinach And right there you've got two servings, because one cup of leafy greens equals a full serving. And then I'm going to add a half a cup of cut-up bell peppers. And that's another serving. And a half a cup of green beans. And you're already up to four, so right here you've got this salad. It's full of fiber and phytochemicals and you have four vegetable servings. You're almost halfway done for the day. Then I'm just going to whip up some dressing and add that and we're good to go. For more healthy tips, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.
And then I'm going to add a half a cup of cut-up bell peppers . And that's another serving. And a half a cup of green beans . And you're already up to four, so right here you've got this salad. It's full of fiber and phytochemicals and you have
How to Cut Spaghetti Squash and Cook in the Microwave
Slicing open and cooking the hard-skinned spaghetti squash is as easy as can be with this method! EatingWell's Jessie Price shows a simple technique to cut open and prepare spaghetti squash, a delicious alternative to pasta. Throw it all in the microwave
Spaghetti squash season, these things are all over at the farmers' market right now. But you get it home, what do you do with it? Marinara sauce is the obvious answer, but it's a little bit boring. But don't worry, we have a lot of great ideas for what
On a Diet? 3 Healthier Breakfast Foods
When you're on a diet a high-protein breakfast can be the key to keeping your hunger at bay. EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows you the 3 best breakfast foods for a high-protein start to the day.
parfait by layering yogurt, high-fiber cereal and berries. Overall, breakfast jump-starts your healthy eating for the day, and it may help increase your concentration and focus. That's why they say, breakfast is the most important meal
The Secret Formula to Make a Healthy Smoothie
There are endless combinations you can dream up for how to make a smoothie. But to keep your smoothie healthy, stick with our formula: liquid, frozen banana, frozen fruit, greens, protein and health boost from seeds or nuts.
medium banana. Bananas are naturally sweet and give the smoothie a great, creamy texture . Add a half a cup frozen fruit of your choice, which is packed with vitamins and helps you create fun flavor combinations. Next up, add some greens, 'cause we could all use some more greens, right? Use one cup of mild greens like baby spinach or kale. Follow that up with 1/3 cup of protein; protein helps keep you full. Try non-fat plain Greek yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese , even silken tofu works here. Finally, give your smoothie a little nutrition boost with one tablespoon of fun add-ins like chia seeds, flaxseed or peanut butter . Once that's all blended up, enjoy your delicious green smoothie every time you follow this formula. Cheers!
How to Make Greek Salad with Chicken
Enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean diet with this chopped Greek salad with chicken. See how easy it is to make this satisfying salad recipe with cooked chicken and lots of vegetables. Serve this Greek salad with hummus and pita bread for a healthy dinner
Start by mixing the dressing. Combine 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil , 1 tablespoon dill, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add 6 cups chopped lettuce, 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1
How to Make Spinach Dip Healthy
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make spinach dip healthy. She cuts calories and fat by using reduced fat cream cheese, cottage cheese and nonfat plain yogurt as a substitute for full-fat mayonnaise and sour cream.
I start with water chestnuts and shallots. Pulse those up in my food processor until they're chopped. Then, this is the deal here: I'm making these swaps. I'm not using regular full-fat cream cheese or sour cream or full-fat mayo. Instead, what I'm using is reduced-fat cream cheese , low-fat cottage cheese, and nonfat plain yogurt. Put those in the food processor along with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Combine those, then I'm ready to add some fresh chives for flavor and fresh spinach . Pulse that in the food processor again until it's all combined, and that's your spinach dip. Serve it up with pita chips and plenty of fresh vegetables. For
3 Healthy Low-Cal Lunch Ideas
Healthy lunches can be easy even when you're crunched for time. EatingWell's Brierley Wright shows you 3 lunch ideas that will cut the calories from your favorite foods and help you enjoy healthier sandwiches, soups and salads.
Let's find out. Make over your basic sandwich by going with sliced grilled chicken breast on multi-grain bread. Pile on the low-calorie toppings like lettuce , tomato , sprouts and cucumber. And ditch the creamy spread for a slice or two of avocado. I like to serve it with it edamame in the pods. For a delicious twist on salads, go grain with quinoa. It's protein-packed and full of fiber. Include chopped veggies, feta cheese and fresh basil for flavor. Dress your salad with a vinaigrette, and add a piece of fresh fruit on the side. Whatever the weather, soup is always a great lunch go-to. Its high water content helps fill you up. Pick a broth-based soup that's loaded with vegetables, and add protein and fiber with beans. Top it off with chopped avocado or a drizzle of olive oil for some healthy fat. Round out all of these options with zero-calorie drinks like unsweetened iced tea, seltzer or water. With options
How to Make Artichoke Dip Healthy
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make hot artichoke dip healthy. She cuts calories and fat by using low-fat mayonnaise as a substitute for full-fat mayonnaise and tops the dip with full-flavored Parmesan cheese before baking.
healthier version of hot artichoke dip. I have two whole cans of artichoke hearts . These guys are loaded with fiber, folate and vitamin K, which all work together to help aid your digestion. Put those into a food processor, process them up until they're chopped. Then we go with Parmesan cheese and low-fat mayonnaise. Add garlic, lemon zest , cayenne for zip, salt and pepper. Blend that all together until it's combined. Scrape this into your baking dishes, put just a little bit more Parmesan cheese on top, bake it until it's golden and heated through. That takes about 10 to 20 minutes. You have just made a delicious, healthier hot artichoke dip. And, compared with traditional versions, you've saved 770 calories and 24 grams of saturated fat per serving. For this hot artichoke dip recipe and more healthy appetizers, go to eatingwell.com.
Healthy Snack Ideas: 3 Low-Calorie Snack Recipes
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows three healthy snack ideas and low-calorie snack recipes: homemade popcorn, kale chips and pimento cheese crackers. These healthy snack recipes are good low-calorie snacks for weight loss or healthy snacks for kids.
Popcorn. So I have air-popped popcorn. I combine a little bit of olive oil with lemon pepper and a pinch of salt, drizzle that over my popcorn. Toss it around. Then sprinkle that with Parmesan cheese and that's it. Delicious. Next, we're going to do Kale Chips. So I have clean, already-dried-off kale. I drizzle that with olive oil and a little salt. Massage that in. Then I spread that on two baking sheets . Take care that it doesn't overlap too much. Put that into your oven. Bake it for 8 to 12 minutes, until it's
Healthy Desserts: 3 Easy Chocolate Desserts
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make 3 easy chocolate dessert recipes. These healthy dessert recipes for Indoor S'Mores, Chocolate Bark and Chocolate Truffles are all low-calorie desserts (under 100-calories), which is great if you're on a diet.
is good for your heart, especially when you're eating dark chocolate over milk chocolate . First up, let's make Indoor S'mores. So I start with graham crackers, break them into squares, put them on a baking sheet . Top each one with a marshmallow, then put them under your broiler. It just takes about 45 to 75 seconds until they get nice and golden. Pull those out and then drizzle them with dark melted chocolate . You could just melt that right in your microwave. Drizzle it over the top and that's it. You've just saved yourself 75 calories compared with a traditional s'more. Next up, Chocolate Bark. I have dark chocolate chips. Melt those in the microwave until they are nice and gooey. Stir in mixed nuts, which also happen to be heart healthy. Put in whatever kind you like. Spread it on a foil-lined baking sheet , then pop it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Take it out. Put it on your cutting board and chop it into chunks. That's it. You just made delicious Chocolate Bark. Now, we're making Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. Take natural, chunky peanut butter. Look for the kind that has just peanuts and salt on the ingredient list. Mix that up with chopped-up pretzels. Put that in the freezer for about 20 minutes. That will get it nice and firm so that you can roll it into little balls. Make 20 little balls, arrange them on a baking sheet . Pop that back into the freezer for about an hour, until they're nice and firm. At that point, pull them out and roll them in melted chocolate until they're all coated. Put them back on your baking sheet . Put that in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and you're done. You just made delicious Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. For these