Sure, you can stand in line at Starbucks and order your java with a squirt of sugary, artificial flavoring. Or you can make your own healthy, licorice-flavored coffee drink in the comfort of your own home.
To make an Italian coffee drink with a sweet licorice flavor, simply grind fresh coffee beans with a pinch or two of anise seed to taste. And y...
want some “comfort food” after a hard day of working and exercising? Trouble
is, most traditional comfort foods tend to be full of unhealthy fats and
refined carbs. This delicious casserole is a departure from that: Not only is
it quick to prepare, but it is made with healthy soy product...
Turkey meatloaf may be healthier than traditional meatloaf made with beef or veal, but it also tends to be drier and less tasty. This turkey meatloaf recipe is guaranteed to be moist and delicious served hot or in cold sandwiches.
1 tablespoon (tbs) olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 teaspoon (tsp) salt (divided use)
1/2 tsp pepper (...
This hearty, single-pot chicken dish combines traditional spices, such as standard chili powder and cumin, with less traditional herbs, such as oregano and coriander. Cook a big kettle of this chili on a blustery Sunday afternoon and you’ll have leftovers for a quick and healthy dinner on a work night.
While delicious, French cassoulets are traditionally high in calories and animal fat, owing to the inclusion of sausages, duck and pork. This low-calorie version substitutes chicken breasts for those fatty meats. The recipe gets its great taste from using bone-in chicken breasts with the skin left on (but later removed), which yields a rich broth. It also emphasizes using dry beans, to avoid th...
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...