Movin' On Up ...?

By: Brandy Shearer

So it seems a tad early to me, but Giada thinks the Star action has already reached a point where the "real contenders" are about to cut loose from the "don’t-quite-cut-its." Here's the catch: It may not be who you’d expect. Check out her philosophy on the concept of finalist potential ....

See more Food Star

Giada's Extra: Ep. 2 00:50

Giada talks about how much she enjoys watching contestants blossom.
Think that's valid? Or way off track?
Keep Reading

Next Up

Weekly Bits: Movin' Up

Last week, we got an upgrade: Healthy Eats is now hosted at our parent site, FoodNetwork.com. But we haven't changed our wholesome approach to food, or lost any of the great recipes and tips you've come to expect from us. Find out what everyone's saying about the move, and check out some of our readers' latest recipe suggestions.

Lighten Up Your Meat

When you're making burgers, meatballs or other ground-meat dishes, combine equal parts of beef or pork with a leaner meat like turkey or chicken.

Dips, Lightened Up

Blue cheese, artichoke and other cheesy dips can sabotage your waistline before the main course begins. Lighten up these dips with a few tricks; they’ll still taste fantastic.

Beef Stew, Lightened Up

Love the stick-to-your-ribs goodness of a hearty beef stew, but want to cut back on the fat and sodium? Pass on the salty canned stuff and try these tips and recipes.

Nachos, Lightened Up

Every so often I get a big time craving for spicy, cheesy and crunchy nachos. But when most restaurant orders top 1500 calories and 100 grams of fat, I’d much rather make them myself. Use these tips to indulge wisely.

Up Your Ice Game

Never underestimate the importance of ice at your party! We've got some easy ways for you to up your ice game at your next get-together. 

Cupcakes, Lightened Up

They may come in pretty little packages, but cupcake calories can get ugly! Here are some lighter ways to enjoy these tasty pastries.

Cranked Up Cocktails

Skip the pre-made mixes and use fresh fruit to make antioxidant rich summer cocktails.