New Year’s Resolution #1: Eat Healthy in 2011
Happen to make a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier this year? If you're trying to cook healthfully, we have a few tips, tricks and recipes that can make eating easier and even more delicious. We have found a handful of flavorful dishes with fewer fat and calories—and you'll never taste the difference.
Get a healthy, delicious dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
Smoky Corn & Black Bean Pizza
The secret to a grilled pizza is having all your ingredients ready to go before you head out to the grill. To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with one from each group:
Choose one vegetable:
• Baja Butternut Squash Soup
• Creamy Chopped Cauliflower Salad
48 calories Choose one dessert:
• Low-fat plain yogurt (½ cup) with ½ cup blueberries
• Papaya-Lime Sorbet
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
In this one-skillet supper, we toss dark leafy greens, diced tomatoes and white beans with gnocchi and top it all with gooey mozzarella. To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with one from each group:
Choose one vegetable:
• Golden Summer Squash & Corn Soup
• Mixed greens (1½ cups) with 2 Tbsp. Goat Cheese & Tomato Dressing
102 calories Choose one dessert:
• Chunky Peach Popsicles
• Sliced strawberries (½ cup)
Beef & Bean Chile Verde
Chile Verde, usually a slow-cooked stew of pork, jalapeños and tomatillos, becomes an easy weeknight meal with quick-cooking ground beef and store-bought green salsa. To round out your 500-calorie meal, serve with one from each group:
Choose one side:
• Quinoa with a squeeze of lime (½ cup)
• Avacado (¼) with 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat sour cream
100 calories Choose one dessert:
• Banana Pudding Pops
• Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Having a snack attack? Stock your fridge with ingredients for these quick, healthy and low-calorie snack recipes to help you stay lean and healthy—and avoid the candy dish and snacks at work.
Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas
Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
6 large eggs
1/2 cup Quick Guacamole, (recipe follows)
Kosher salt & cracked black pepper, to taste
1.Place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and run a constant stream of cold water over the eggs until completely cooled.
2.Cut each egg in half; remove and discard yolks. Fill each half with 2 teaspoons guacamole. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
NutritionPer serving: 55 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 223 mg sodium; 48 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Protein, fiber, no cholesterol.
16 dried Mission figs, (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup port
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, (2 ounces)
1/4 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, softened (2 ounces)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 ounces sliced prosciutto, trimmed of fat
Coarsely ground pepper, to taste
Figs Stuffed with Gorgonzola
Active Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1.Snip the stem off each fig and make a crisscross cut two-thirds of the way down to partially open the fig. Trim the base of each fig so it will sit upright when finished.
2.Place the figs, port and vinegar in a small saucepan; cook, uncovered, over low heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until the figs are plumped and softened and most of the liquid is reduced, 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
3.Meanwhile, combine Gorgonzola, cream cheese and rosemary in a small bowl; blend with a fork. Cover and refrigerate until the figs are cooled. Cut prosciutto into 1/4-inch-wide ribbons.
4.Using a teaspoon, melon baller or small spoon, place a dollop of cheese mixture in the opening of each fig. Garnish each appetizer with a ribbon of prosciutto. Dust with a grinding of pepper.
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
NutritionPer piece: 76 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 7 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 109 mg sodium; 98 mg potassium.
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