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A Secret Ingredient for Healthier Eating

A Secret Ingredient for Healthier Eating

Adding vegetable purées to your cooking can help you consume fewer calories and feel more satisfied.

Nourishing Thanksgiving Traditions

Nourishing Thanksgiving Traditions

This holiday meal might seem like an unhealthy splurge, but many of its typical ingredients are better for you than you may think.

In Season for a Reason

In Season for a Reason

Coincidence or not, summer fruits and vegetables offer just the nutrition you need.

The Raw Deal

The Raw Deal

To cook or not to cook? When it comes to vegetables, that is the question.

A Fresh Look at Food Coloring

A Fresh Look at Food Coloring

Artificial food dyes may pose significant health risks. Fortunately, there are all-natural ways for you to color your food.

The Dish on Fish

The Dish on Fish

These days, it’s hard to know which seafood you should eat. Here’s how to make the most-healthful picks.

Sweet Choices

Sweet Choices

Ellie Krieger demonstrates smart ways to cut down on refined sugar.

Baking with Olive Oil

Baking with Olive Oil

It’s an easy substitution for butter, and the results are healthful and utterly delicious.

Eating Gluten-Free

Eating Gluten-Free

These days, gluten-free products, menus, and diet books are everywhere. Ellie Krieger explains what’s behind the trend.

Drink Up!

Drink Up!

Flavored waters are all the rage--but are they good for you? They are if you make them yourself with fresh ingredients.

The Right Way to Cook Vegetables

The Right Way to Cook Vegetables

Three keys to getting the maximum nutrition from your vegetables.

A Pinch of Salt

A Pinch of Salt

Too much salt isn’t good for you, but too little makes for a bland meal. Here’s how to strike the right balance.

Skinny Dipping: Delicious, Good-For-You Dips Take Inspiration from Global Cuisines

Skinny Dipping: Delicious, Good-For-You Dips Take Inspiration from Global Cuisines

During my travels, I’ve picked up dip ideas and recipes as varied as the stamps on my passport. In this post, I'm sharing three of my favorite dip recipes that contain healthful vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds as their base ingredients.

Spice of Life

Spice of Life

To make your cooking ever more flavorful—and healthful—just look in the spice cabinet.

The Smart Sandwich

The Smart Sandwich

Three delicious strategies for packing an inspiring and healthful lunch.

Vegetables Get Saucy

Vegetables Get Saucy

The problem with some "healthy" foods is that they’re often oh-so-boring. I'll show you how to prepare vegetables in more creative, inspired ways, so you'll discover the sweet spot where exciting meets healthy.

Eat Your Colors

Eat Your Colors

We all know that antioxidants keep us young and healthy. But how to work them into our diets? Fill your plates with color!

Announcing Our Create Your Own Salad Contest Winner

Announcing Our Create Your Own Salad Contest Winner

With 45 percent of the almost 300 total votes, it’s time to congratulate MerryCarol for her winning salad recipe: Apple-Sage Salad.

Dream Muffins

Dream Muffins

Muffins are either delicious and not so healthful, or healthful and not so delicious. Ellie Krieger's recipe for blueberry muffins changes that.

Announcing Our Create Your Own Salad Contest Finalists

Announcing Our Create Your Own Salad Contest Finalists

Announcing the finalists of our Create Your Own Salad contest. Vote for your favorite now!

Welcome to the Create Your Own Salad Contest

Welcome to the Create Your Own Salad Contest

I'm looking for a few good salads.

The New Geometry of the Plate

The New Geometry of the Plate

Rethink the American dinner plate. That means more vegetables, less meat, and whole grains.

The Soup Solution

The Soup Solution

Starting a meal with a bowl of soup can help you stay healthy and eat less. Here’s why.

Less is More

Less is More

For nutritionist Ellie Krieger, eating less meat is a good idea, but summer cookouts can make that a challenge. She has a solution.

Plenty Fresh

Plenty Fresh

Nutritionist Ellie Krieger uses fresh herbs to amp up flavor in a healthful way.

The Make It Mini Winner

The Make It Mini Winner

Congratulations to Denise Jones, aka legalcat, winner of the Make It Mini Challenge! Denise contributed several creative photos of treats she shrank down to pint size, including mini cinnamon rolls...

Welcome to the Waste Not Challenge

Welcome to the Waste Not Challenge

The makings of a great meal are probably already in your fridge.

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

If you tend to get stressed or tired midday, what you choose for lunch or a snack could make a big difference.

Welcome to the Make It Mini Challenge

Welcome to the Make It Mini Challenge

One of my secrets to eating well and staying healthy is having any food I want. Truly, nothing is off limits to me: chocolate cake, pork sausage; butter on warm crusty bread, burgers and...

Fresh Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust

Fresh Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie with Phyllo Crust

Lighten up the comfort food classic with convenient frozen phyllo dough.

Todays Tip: The Color of Health

Today's Tip: The Color of Health

The most nutritious produce is conveniently color-coded.

Recent Comments

Re: Asparagus, Fingerling Potato & Goat Cheese Pizza

Better (by a mile) and a lot cheaper than delivery!

Re: Dandelion Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

My husband (an outdoor educator) and I are really into wild edibles. Thanks for this gorgeous recipe.

Re: Mashed Potato Cakes with Spiced Apple Chutney

These look delicious!

Re: Stone Soup

This really gets to the heart of the matter! Plus, homemade stock is the true secret ingredient for great dishes.

Re: Welcome to the Waste Not Challenge

Thanks for this feedback Pielove. I will talk to the FineCooking team about giving more time for the next challenge.

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