This is the season when winter squash first makes its appearance on store shelves. Varieties such as butternut squash are awash in antioxidants, so stock up on the bounty while you can. This savory side dish is simple, but peeling the hard vegetable may require some time. Note that you can now purchase pre-peeled squash, usually packaged as halves or cubes.
Who doesn’t enjoy a chilled popsicle on a hot, muggy summer day? Trouble is, too many of the store-bought varieties are loaded with sugar and other nonhealthy ingredients. To keep your kids cooled off but healthy this summer, try making and freezing some of your own fresh-fruit yogurt pops. Better yet, encourage your children to come up with their own fruit combinations so as to enj...
Nothing says springtime is in full swing better than fresh, green asparagus spears on store shelves. This light and flavorful pasta dish can be served with a tossed green salad and a loaf of crusty
whole-wheat bread for a complete dinner that will appeal to both kids and adults.
8 ounces (oz) uncooked penne or pennette
This tasty but simple meal can be churned out in less than 30 minutes. Top it over a serving of whole-wheat pasta for a complete dinner that’s ready in no time!
Ingredients for Chicken:
4 tablespoons (tbs)
1 teaspoon (tsp) dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp black peppe...
Looking for a holiday treat that is brimming with healthy ingredients but still sure to appeal to kids and adults alike? Try these hearty muffins for breakfast or as part of a traditional holiday dinner.
Preheat oven to 400 de...newsletter_teaser: Looking for a holiday treat that is brimming with healthy ingredients but still sure to appeal to kids and adults alike? Try these hearty muffins for breakfast or as part of a traditional holiday dinner.
It’s a sure sign of spring when the first batches of asparagus appear on store shelves. This layered egg casserole is perfect for a party because it can be assembled the day before and then simply popped into the oven when your guests arrive. Serve with a crusty whole-wheat bread and your favorite salad for a complete brunch or dinner meal.
1 (1-pound) bunch of fresh aspara...
The best part of this superhealthy soup is that you can prepare it the night before and let it cook in a slow cooker while you’re at work the next day. Just brown the beef, assemble all the ingredients (except the potato) and stow them in the crockpot in the fridge overnight.
The good news is that you can substitute potatoes for the parsnips or carrots for the squash in this quick and easy casserole.
2 parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 onion, cut into wedges
3 tablespoons olive oil