Healthy Inspiration: Weekend TV Preview

By: Liz Gray

We're one full week into the new year, and at Food Network, that means that our chefs are ready to show you how to cook up light, healthy and still-flavorful dishes that will have you eating better all year long. ( Start now with Cat Cora's Baked "Fried" Chicken, pictured above.)

All day Saturday and Sunday, tune in for a get-healthy block of your favorite cooking shows. Here's a preview of the mouthwatering, better-for-you shows, and a few recipes to tide you over.

Giada creates a meal that is incredibly fresh and very California, including a light-as-air Chicken and Avocado Napoleon and a citrus-walnut salad.

Tune In: Saturday at 8:30 am EST

Going meat-free in 2011? Professional chef Alex is here to help, with recipes that are flavorful and filling without meat.  See what's on the menu at Alex's house >>

Tune In: Saturday at 9 am EST

Forget about fast-food burritos, heavy creams and fried tortillas -- in this episode, Marcela will show how traditional Mexican food is unprocessed and healthy. Make her lighter beef tacos for your next fiesta.

Tune In: Saturday at 9:30 am EST

Claire cooks up recipes that have so much flavor, you'll never believe they're low in fat and calories.  She even shows you how to make healthy peanut butter and banana ice cream -- yum!

Tune In: Saturday at 10:30 am EST

Paula's cooking up a feast on the lighter side for her son Bobby, including chicken kabobs and a tropical smoothie!

Tune In: Saturday at 11 am EST

Don't fall into a chicken breast rut -- get Chef Anne's tips for juicy grilled chicken flavored with Meyer lemon and Dijon mustard.

Tune In: Saturday at 12:30 pm EST

Nothing turns up the volume more (with very few calories) than cooking than herbs, and Ina's sharing her favorite herbs and how to use them in delicious recipes, like Greek Lamb With a Yogurt-Mint Sauce. Plus, she answers your herb questions!

Tune In: Saturday at 1 pm EST

Giada's hearty, fresh dishes will make you feel like you've spent a day at the spa, from Broiled Tilapia With a Yogurt-Mustard Sauce to a berry salad and a cantaloupe granita.

Tune In: Sunday at 10 am EST

Healthy eating doesn't mean you should go hungry -- that's why Sunny is whipping up this satisfying, lighter meal.  Make her chicken meatballs and collard green pesto pasta tonight!

Tune In: Sunday at 11 am EST

2011 is the year of the veggie, and Aarti is celebrating with a hearty, meat-free meal full of warm, comforting Indian spices. Start cooking her Chickpea and Artichoke Masala now.

Tune In: Sunday at 11:30 am EST

Guy Fieri lightens up with a good-for-you meal that actually tastes great, like Thai This Baked Mahi Mahi that's steamed until moist and flaky with coconut milk, lime, fresh herbs and veggies.

For hundreds more healthy appetizers, weeknight meals, desserts and healthy tips from Bobby, Giada, Alton and more, visit FoodNetwork.com/Health.

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