Tortilla Soup

Here’s a version of chicken tortilla soup that’s both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla strips and skip Steps 1-2. Serve with vinegary coleslaw, lime wedges and hot sauce. Makes: 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients […]

3 Foods to Whittle Your Middle

By Nicci Micco, October 20, 2010, Eating Well Since having a baby five months ago, my belly isn’t quite as flat as it used to be, even though I’ve lost the baby weight. I’m not obsessed with the pudge that remains but I certainly wouldn’t miss it if it went away. And so I was intrigued […]

4 Tricks for Healthy, Delicious Banana Bread

Follow these 4 easy tips for healthier banana bread. Banana bread is a great solution for using overripe bananas. To lighten up your favorite recipe, use all whole-grain flour or whole-grain flour mixed with white all-purpose flour, and rely as much as you can on the natural sweetness of the bananas to cut the total […]

Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad

This delicious Chinese-inspired salad is crisp, crunchy and cool with shredded cabbage, carrots and chicken breast tossed with toasted ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing is an addictive orange, sesame, ginger and soy combination—you may want to double the dressing and save some for a salad the next day. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 30 minutes […]

8 Cooking Tricks for Awesome, Healthy Chili

Chili is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food. More than simply delicious, healthy chili is an easy one-pot meal made with ingredients you already have on hand, and can easily be stretched to feed a crowd on football Sundays or after a long day of raking or shoveling. Use these simple tricks to make chili healthy but still […]

Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

While pumpkin pie deserves respect as a Thanksgiving icon, it’s fun to shake up tradition. Surprise your family and friends with a frozen pie this year—it just might become one of their holiday favorites. No need to let them know how easy it is. Makes: 10 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including […]

4 Good Foods to Eat Full-Fat

Though the low-fat craze has come and gone, many of the beliefs we have about fat are tough to let go of. Recent research raises new questions about fat and its role in health, particularly when it comes to saturated fat. It’s hard to know what to believe. It’s true that fat—at 9 calories per […]

Want to Be Happier? Fix Your Gut

How Gut Bacteria Impacts Obesity, Allergies, Happiness and More A growing body of research has shown that the teeming populations of gut bacteria within us have evolved complex connections that can affect our body’s basic functions — from metabolism to sleep to mood. Changes in the makeup of the gut bacteria in the human digestive […]

5 Fast Food Favorites to Make At Home

Restaurant meals taste good and eating out sure is convenient. But some of the dishes we’ve come to love are costing our waistlines big-time. For example, the Olive Garden’s Fettuccine Alfredo serves up as many calories as some people should eat in an entire day and far more fat and saturated fat than is recommended […]

Maple-Chili Glazed Pork Medallions

Pork medallions are quick and easy to prepare, and are particularly tasty with a maple-chili glaze. Makes: 4 servings Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick medallions 2 teaspoons canola oil 1/4 cup apple […]