Spotlight Recipe: Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Wafers (Frico)
These delicate wafers are the perfect companion to soup or a salad and a great alternative to a cracker.
These delicate wafers are the perfect companion for soup or a salad and a good alternative to a cracker. Basil and lemon add flavor and freshness. Try experimenting with other types of herbs such as thyme or rosemary.
Orzo is one of my kid’s favorites. The rice-shaped pasta cooks up in boiling water in about 10 minutes. This “dressed-up” version weighs in at 260 calories, 6 grams of fat and tons of B-vitamins per serving. Enjoy it warm and use leftovers as lunch with a salad or sandwich.
Weekday or weekend, this mushroom and onion pizza is perfect for a speedy meal.
With only 179 calories and no fat per slice, this light cake is a definite pleaser. Try fresh berries with a touch of whipped cream on top or serve with grilled pineapple or peaches on the side.
There’s just something special about the bright and tangy goodness of a lemon. Sprinkle in some sweet elements and your taste buds get a wake up call. Celebrate spring with any of these lemony Healthy Eats approved treats.
What better way to celebrate the new season than with the quintessential spring veggie: asparagus. Ellie Krieger doctors up the typical green spears with a Parmesan-egg crumb topping, and the quick steaming helps preserve the nutrients, flavor and crunch.
Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.
Want something more exciting than bottled beer for your game-day bash? If your friends are Bloody Mary fans, this Mexican cocktail might be a winner. Lime and hot sauce liven up the flavor without adding calories.
Chutney is a simmered-down or pureed combo of fruit (or veggies), spices and herbs. Instead of deep frying or drowning your fish, pork or meat in heavy sauces, opt for a tangy bite of chutney instead.
Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super healthy) soup this summer. Traditional gazpacho is a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery and cucumbers but don’t be afraid to get creative. Shake things up—blend a batch of watermelon, red pepper or white grape gazpacho instead.
Salmon is high in protein and one of the best sources of healthy omega-3 fats around. This recipe delivers big flavor with the lemon, capers, wine and rosemary.