Spotlight Recipe: Edamame Hummus
Now that I've (finally) furnished my new apartment, I've started hosting get-togethers. This unique spin on hummus, which is traditionally made with chickpeas, is an easy snack that I can set out while we're swapping stories. To be sure I'm covered for last-minute gatherings, I whip up a batch on the weekend and have it ready to pull out of the fridge when company arrives. The dip is also a great bring-along to a holiday party or potluck.
Spotlight Recipe: Fried Rice with Edamame & Tofu
This vegetarian-friendly dish cooks up fast, has added protein (thanks to the tofu and edamame) and is a great way to use up the leftover brown rice hanging out in the refrigerator.
Spotlight Recipes: Chutney
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.
Spotlight Recipes: Granita
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.
Spotlight Recipe: Michelada
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.
Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho
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.
Spotlight Recipe: Roasted Peanuts
Peanuts are packed with 30 nutrients, including protein and the antioxidant vitamin E. Nuts also contain heart-healthy fats -- just stick to a small handful to keep those calories under control.
Spotlight Recipes: Winning Muchables
Looking for last-minute ideas for Super Bowl Sunday? Here are some basic party snacks and appetizers that meet our Healthy Eats criteria and will wow a crowd.
Spotlight Recipe: Speedy Soup
Try this simple soup as a quick starter to a dinner party or an easy lunch.
Spotlight Recipes: Simple Smoothies
In about 5 minutes you can create an easy and tasty meal or snack. But not all smoothies are created equal. Here are tips on how to create a healthy and satisfying drink.
Spotlight Recipe: Breakfast Cookies
Ellie Krieger dubs these her "breakfast cookies" -- thanks to the added rolled oats and bran flakes. They work well as a mid-morning snack, paired up with herbal tea, or a breakfast on the go.