Better Homes & Gardens January 2012 Recipes
Butternut Squash Risotto
Nutritionist Ellie Krieger's Butternut Squash Risotto gets its velvety texture from the squash and short-grain rice, not butter.
Sesame Chicken with Broccoli Stir-Fry
A Chinese restaurant favorite, sesame chicken "hits the spot in terms of feeling indulgent, but this version is so much healthier because I add a generous amount of broccoli and serve it with fiber-rich brown rice," cookbook author Ellie Krieger says.
Open-Face Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches
TV personality Ellie Krieger makes even the much-loved Philly-style cheesesteak sandwich healthier by starting with a lean cut of beef. "By serving them open-face with a light cheese sauce and lean meat, you can cut calories down to a third of the typical sandwich."
Minestrone is the quintessential vegetable soup, already healthful. Nutritionist Ellie Krieger pairs the soup with a good-for-you panini filled with arugula, part-skim mozzarella, and a touch of prosciutto.
Green Salad with White Beans, Apples, and Walnuts
This protein-packed salad from cookbook author Ellie Krieger could be dinner in itself.
Brown Sugar Pork Chops with Onions
For $1 per serving, these pork chops are delicious with this onion sauce spooned over and fresh steamed green beans served on the side.
Vegetable-Loaded Pasta Bake
This hearty casserole features cauliflower, carrots, celery, kale, peas, and corn, but you can substitute with your favorite veggies.
Baked Asiago Hummus
For a warm twist on hummus, try this creative dip. Rosemary, sesame oil, and garlic add a punch of flavor.