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Chef Meg's Perfect Pizza Video


Who doesn't love the taste of warm and chewy pizza? Turns out, it does have a place on a healthy plate. Here's how!

Posted 2/27/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Meg Galvin : 5 comments   6,332 views
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Cooking from the Heart for the Heart


Cooking for a healthy heart is a passion of mine. Both my grandmother and cousin died young from heart disease, which is the number one killer in the United States. The exciting thing is that it's preventable with diet and exercise. Limiting sodium and eating good fats are a great place to start. For more information on heart-healthy cooking, watch Chef Meg's cooking video on SparkRecipes. Here are some of my favorite recipes. 
Posted 2/15/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 7 comments   7,464 views
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Chef Meg's Heart-Healthy Meals Video


If you're on heart-healthy diet, that doesn't mean you have to eat boring foods. The same flavor-boosting techniques that will help you lose weight also help keep your heart healthy.
Posted 2/13/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 3 comments   4,829 views
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Nutritious And Delicious Super Bowl Recipes


Are you ready for some football? Just as the Giants and Patriots are preparing for the big game, time is running out to decide what serve to family and guests. At SparkPeople, we love to highlight recipes that are nutritious and taste great too. Here are my all time favorite Super Bowl recipes from SparkRecipes. 

Posted 2/1/2012  5:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 12 comments   13,506 views
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Chef Meg's Roasted Winter Vegetables


By roasting these hearty winter vegetables, we soften their strong tastes and bring out their natural sweetness.

Posted 1/30/2012  5:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 9 comments   7,515 views
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Chef Meg’s Cut The Fat, Keep The Flavor Video


Think that you have to cut flavor as well as fat and salt when trying to lose weight? Think again.

Posted 1/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 7 comments   8,601 views
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Turn Winter Vegetables into Tasty Recipes


Don't let gray skies and cold weather get you down. Breathe new life into your home with Winter's harvest. My farm box this week contained apples, lemons, oranges, radishes, leafy greens, cauliflower, and squash, which are incredibly versatile ingredients for savory Winter soups, stews and baked dishes. These ingredients add depth and texture to your cooking and are good for you too. So, pick up some Winter produce and get started today with SparkRecipes best Winter Harvest Recipes.

Posted 1/25/2012  5:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 8 comments   13,537 views
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Chef Meg's Light Lemon Blueberry Donuts


 At 300 calories a pop, donuts are an easy way to wreck a healthy breakfast. Not my baked ones. They're bursting with fruit and flavor--not fat!
 
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 10
Number of Servings: 10

Tips
No donut pan? Bake these in muffin tins instead!

Nutritional Information
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving: 1 doughnut
  • Calories: 104.9
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.7 mg
  • Sodium: 187.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.0 g
  •  Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  •  Protein: 2.4 g
Posted 1/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 28 comments   58,454 views
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It's All Greek Yogurt To Me


Lowfat and Nonfat Greek Yogurt are my new favorite recipe ingredients. Since it's also a favorite of my husband and kids, I'm free to include it liberally in snacks, main courses and desserts. Greek Yogurt is also known as strained yogurt, because it's strained three times reducing water and natural sugars, making it a super creamy substitute for sour cream, heavy whipping cream, and mayonnaise. It can also be used as a substitute for eggs and oil in baked goods. Additional benefits are that Greek Yogurt has 5-6 strains of probiotics compared to 2-3 strains of probiotics in regular yogurt, plus double the amount of protein per serving. Use Greek Yogurt to add flavor and texture to your recipe while cutting out the fat and calories. 
Posted 1/11/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 57 comments   27,911 views
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Chef Meg’s Makeover: Cheeseburger Soup


Cheeseburger soup was not one of the recipes that I prepared in culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu. I took one look at the ingredient list (1/2 pound processed cheese!) and the nutrition info (almost 1/2 day's worth of salt in every serving), and I knew I had to make this over. You could eat a McDonald's cheeseburger and small fries for just about the same amount of calories! 

Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 25
Number of Servings: 4
 
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving: 1 cup
  • Calories: 196.6
  • Total Fat: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.0 mg
  • Sodium: 72.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g
Posted 1/9/2012  5:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 14 comments   10,015 views
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Tasty and Nutritious Chicken Recipes


Take control of your nutrition in 2012 by preparing healthy dishes in your own kitchen. Each week I will be posting meal ideas from SparkRecipes that are useful for eating-in or carrying-out or energy boosting snacks. This week, we'll start with chicken. According to the SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker, one serving of boneless, skinless chicken breast has 20g. of protein, 94 calories and only 1g of fat. With help from SparkRecipes, your chicken will turn out tasty and nutritious, giving you a fantastic start to the new year.  
Posted 1/4/2012  6:00:00 AM By: Samantha Donohue : 3 comments   5,559 views
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Comfort Food Slimdowns


I want to pass on all my family favorites to my kids--without all the fat and calories. Now, it's a passion of mine to make those delicious comfort foods healthier. 

Posted 1/2/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 5 comments   8,292 views
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Healthy New Year's Eve Party Recipes


It’s time to say farewell to challenging 2011 and enjoy a fresh start in 2012. SparkPeople wants to help you ring in the New Year and achieve your personal health and fitness goals. A challenge with holiday cooking is that it revolves around parties, traditions, and expectations of calorie-rich, fatty, and sugar- sweet dishes. We’ve gathered our top party recipes from SparkRecipes to help you get 2012 started on the right foot with fun, healthy and tasty dishes that will make your gathering the toast of the town. 
Posted 12/28/2011  6:00:00 AM By: Samantha Donohue : 4 comments   9,755 views
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Chef Meg's Decadent Desserts Video


Chef Meg has a real sweet tooth, but she keeps her cravings in check. Find out how she indulge without going overboard.
Posted 12/26/2011  2:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 5 comments   5,265 views
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Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili


The secret to this hearty vegetarian chili is butternut squash. It holds its shape and adds a layer of flavor and sweetness.
Minutes to Prepare: 20
Minutes to Cook: 360
Number of Servings: 8
 
Nutritional Info
  • Serving Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving: 1 cup
  • Calories: 263.4
  • Total Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 472.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.6 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g
Posted 12/21/2011  10:00:00 AM By: Meg Galvin : 11 comments   7,222 views
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