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Healthy & Delicious: Broiled Grapefruit

Broiled grapefruit? Yeah, broiled grapefruit. While this recipe's appeal might understandably be limited, I implore my fellow grapefruit lovers to give it a shot. To you others: If you like the health benefits of the tart citrus fruit, but not necessarily the bitter tang, this is your deal. More

Healthy & Delicious: Italian Wedding Soup

While those mini-meatballs are undoubtedly the high point, the generous helping of vegetables—onions, celery, kale, and escarole—really beef the soup up (so to speak), and make it thoroughly nutritious. A little Parmesan added at the end is a nice touch, as well, providing both a little bit of salt and a tiny bit of creamy goodness. More

Healthy & Delicious: Mixed Greens with Pears, Pecans, Blue Cheese, and Honey Balsamic Dressing

If I had my druthers, salads would be made of nuts, cheese, and a fruity dressing with a few leaves of arugula sprinkled on top. Alas, those druthers miss the whole point of a salad, which "should" be a light, healthy meal. I'm not alone, though. Visit any restaurant, and you'll find salads packed with heavy (albeit delicious) add-ons, making them slightly less nutritious than a bag of Big Macs. But it doesn't have to be that way. More

Healthy & Delicious: Frittata with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Parmesan

This week's recipe, Frittata with Mushrooms, Bacon, and Parmesan, is one of those lightened dishes. I used the basic frittata recipe from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, replaced most of the eggs with egg whites, plugged it full of mushrooms and onions, reduced the Parmesan, and made the bacon a flavoring agent, rather than the focus of the dish. These four actions cut the fat and calories significantly, yet the frittata remained dang tasty. In fact, after we each had one piece, my husband went back and polished off another. More

Healthy & Delicious: Carrot and Raisin Salad

When one thinks of Carrot and Raisin Salad, "hip" and "healthy" may not be the first words that come to mind. More likely, it's "church potluck" or "distant relative's funeral buffet." Well, this slightly sweet, no-cook vegetable side dish deserves better than that, especially with a few updates. More

Healthy & Delicious: Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin

Scallion Scrambled Eggs with Cumin, an Iranian-inspired meal from Faye Levy's Feast from the Middle East comes together in about 15 minutes, chopping included, and is a nice twist on standard scrambled eggs. Health-wise, it's far from a low-fat dish, but that's okay. Healthy food need not be low-fat food, especially when it's packed with protein and produce like this. More

Healthy & Delicious: Dijon Tuna Burgers

A melange of several existing recipes, these easy fish patties came together in under 30 minutes, using a handful of common ingredients costing around $2. While I enjoyed the balance between tangy mustard, zesty red pepper flakes, and sweet red bell peppers, the recipe is endlessly adaptable. More

Healthy & Delicious: Parsnip Soup with Vanilla

Frequently overshadowed by more colorful produce, the humble parsnip deserves more props than it often receives. The slender, goldenish root vegetable possesses the sweetness of a carrot and a slight starchiness that suggests a potato, all while packing a nice little nutritional punch. A good source of potassium, parsnips are also high in fiber, as well as vitamins C and K. They're much easier to peel than rutabagas, too. So there's that. More

Healthy & Delicious: Baked Wheat Bulgur with Sweet Potatoes and Almonds

While quinoa and barley are undoubtedly tasty, wheat bulgur is my flat-out favorite whole grain. Nutty, substantive, and slightly sweet, it's a versatile base for a variety of flavors, and can stand on its own as a main course. Bob's Red Mill is my preferred brand, and I usually keep a canister in the house for fun/emergencies. (What? You've never had a wheat bulgur emergency?) More

Healthy & Delicious: Italian Egg-Drop Soup

Italian Egg-Drop Soup, adapted from Eating Well, should start your resolution in the right direction. Surprisingly hearty and super delicious, it's also a powerhouse of fiber and protein that comes together in under 30 minutes. Not to mention, it will feed an invading army of lifestyle changers. More

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