Weekly Bits: New Tastes for a New Year

We know how tempting it is to break those resolutions before the calendar page has even flipped again. But these great ideas from our readers make it easy to stick with your healthy-eating plan. Try out some deliciously melty takes on classic grilled cheese along with tropical fruit treats to brighten winter!

"Along with using healthier cheeses and whole-grain breads, what we do is bake them in the oven on a cookie sheet at 425° for about four minutes on each side (slightly longer if you like it toastier than that). I don't always, but sometimes I will spritz the outside of the bread with a dash of Parkay spray before baking -- it is a bit tastier that way. Either way, it still hits the spot when we're craving that comfort food (especially with a cup of my husband's homemade tomato-basil soup)!" --Kim

"I pack a grilled cheese sandwich to school almost every day. I use one slice of cheese and add bell pepper, tomato, onions and/or spinach. I use a sandwich press (the kind that makes a diagonal mark on your sandwich) so there's no grease/butter used. It tastes and smells amazing!" --cheeselover

"I like to switch it up with some pizza sauce, part-skim mozzarella and mushrooms on whole-wheat bread -- tastes like a pizza hot pocket!" --Wisconsin girl

"A great breakfast or afternoon snack: I make an open-faced sandwich. Toast your favorite healthy bread in the toaster and top with a couple of tablespoons of cottage cheese. Add a layer of thinly sliced apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and pop in the broiler till bubbly and hot." --Barbara

"When I buy a whole pineapple, cut it up and eat it, I put the peels (without the green leaves) into a pot, cover it with water, bring it to a boil and simmer it for an hour. Then strain the juice. It is wonderful and refreshing. If needed, you can add sugar or Splenda. I do not!" --Dyna

"I grill pineapple and toss it with rice, cilantro and a jalapeno. So good. If it is a little dry, try adding a drizzle of Tiger Sauce. Spicy (hot) and so good!" --Anna

TELL US: Have a food tip or creative cooking idea? Share it on the blog, Twitter or our Facebook page.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Weekly Bits: Happy New Year!

Get 2010 off to a great start with these comments from Healthy Eats readers. On this week's list: Thai take-out from your own kitchen, plus resolutions for a healthy new year.

Weekly Bits: Topping Your Spaghetti

This week on the blog, we covered everything from the classic spaghetti & meatballs to the more adventurous sea greens, and the ideas kept coming. Check out our fave reader submissions from the week -- we might have included yours!

Weekly Bits: Talkin' Tuna

Every week we publish our favorite reader tips, comments, and questions. Check out this week's list -- we might have included yours! On the menu: tuna salad, sweet and savory pumpkin, grilling with pomegranates, plus snacks to keep your appetite satisfied.

Weekly Bits: Rise and Shine

Breakfast: It's the most important meal of the day, and you all shared some great ideas for starting the day off right. Find out if yours made our weekly tops list.

Weekly Bits: Eco Eats

In honor of Earth Week, we focused on some easy ways to green up your cooking. Our latest comment roundup includes some of the great responses you, our readers, shared on saving energy in the kitchen. Also on this week's menu: Get your green on with more ways to love asparagus.

Weekly Bits: Fuel Your Body

We know how busy life can get. That's why healthy eating is so important, to give you the energy to get through the day. We've got ideas to take you from first thing in the morning (check out some veggies-for-breakfast ideas) through the end of a workout, to dinnertime. The best part? No flavor sacrifice needed.

On TV

The Pioneer Woman

9:30am | 8:30c

Cupcake Wars

10am | 9c

Cake Wars

11am | 10c

Cake Wars

12pm | 11c

The Pioneer Woman

1:30pm | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30pm | 1:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

3:30pm | 2:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

4:30pm | 3:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

5:30pm | 4:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

6:30pm | 5:30c

Chopped

7pm | 6c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Chopped

9pm | 8c

Beat Bobby Flay

10:30pm | 9:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

11:30pm | 10:30c

Chopped

12am | 11c

Beat Bobby Flay

1:30am | 12:30c

Beat Bobby Flay

2:30am | 1:30c

Mystery Diners

4:30am | 3:30c

Food Network Apps

In the Kitchen

Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

Facebook Messenger

Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.

Amazon Echo

Just say "Alexa, enable Food Network skill" to get started.