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Fresh Peaches

Season's Best: Peaches

Learn how to buy perfectly ripe peaches with tips for peeling, storing, and cooking.

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Fresh Strawberries

Season's Best: Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the brightest, sweetest flavors of spring. Find out our favorite ways to enjoy strawberries this season.

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Recipe Makeover: Cheesy Enchiladas

We've made over this classic casserole by slashing calories, fat, and sodium so you can enjoy it more often.

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Storing watermelons

Season's Best: Watermelon

Perfect for backyard barbecues, picnics, and beach parties, watermelon's at its best during late summer months.

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Healthy Bittersweet Brownies Recipes

Recipe Makeover: Brownies

We made over this favorite chocolaty dessert so it still tastes great but is much better for you.

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Healthy Plum Island Sound Clam Chowder Recipes

Season's Best: Chowders

Steaming bowls of rich, savory chowder are a regional summertime favorite. Find our favorite recipes and learn about the different types.

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August: Cast-Iron Burgers

Recipe Makeover: Burgers

Follow our steps to lighten homemade burgers while adding big flavor.

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Fresh Peaches

Season's Best: Peaches

Learn how to buy perfectly ripe peaches with tips for peeling, storing, and cooking.

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Grilled Mexican Corn with Crema

Season's Best: Corn

Sweet and crisp, peak-season corn tastes great on its own, and it adds summer sweetness to many dishes.

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Recipe Makeover: Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos

Recipe Makeover: Nachos

Watch Food Editor Ann Pittman lighten Pork and Pinto Bean Nachos in our exclusive online video.

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Artichokes

Season's Best: Artichokes

One of the season's best offerings, fresh artichokes are available year-round but at peak season in early spring.

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Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

Recipe Makeover: Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

We made over Chicago Deep Dish Pizza to deliver full flavor while keeping saturated fat, sodium, and calories in check.

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Season's Best: Asparagus

Season's Best: Asparagus

How to choose, prepare, store, and serve this quintessential spring vegetable.

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Apples

Season's Best: Apples

Crisp, juicy apples are at their ultimate peak during autumn. Get selection tips and favorite recipes from our Food Editor.

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Healthy Chicken and Root Vegetable Potpie Recipes

Recipe Makeover: Chicken Potpie

Watch how we lighten this classic dish while keeping its delicious, rich flavor intact.

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Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken

Season's Best: Chicken Soup

Nothing is more comforting and nourishing than a bowl of hot chicken soup on cold nights. Find our editor's top recipes.

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Best Appetizer: Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip

How to Make Lighter Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip

Our crowd-pleasing appetizer is rich and creamy without excess fat and calories. Learn how we made over this all-time favorite.

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Creamy Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Recipe Makeover: Creamy Mac and Cheese

Our healthy mac and cheese is quick and light yet just as creamy as traditional versions. Learn how we made over this comforting dish.

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Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Recipe Makeover: Pecan Pie

We've made over this decadent dessert with delicious results by adding a healthy, hearty whole grain.

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Oatmeal Pecan Pie

Recipe Makeover: Pecan Pie

We've made over this decadent dessert with delicious results by adding a healthy, hearty whole grain.

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Herbed Bread Stuffing with Mushrooms and Sausage Recipes

Recipe Makeover: Bread Stuffing

We've lightened this classic holiday dish so it has all the flavors you love and a lot less calories.

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Slow-Roasted Turkey

Season's Best: Roasted Turkey

Our Associate Food Editor shares tips on buying, prepping, and roasting the centerpiece to your holiday table.

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sugary, rich, and moist, sweet potatoes have their best flavor and texture in the fall.

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Sugary, rich, and moist, sweet potatoes have their best flavor and texture in the fall.

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Steamed Lobster

Season's Best: Lobster

Prepared in chowders, sandwiches, or simply steamed and served with a side of butter, lobster is a splurge-worthy treat worth every penny.

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Spicy Turkey Meat Loaf Recipes

Lighter Meat Loaf

We made over this classic family favorite, slashing calories and fat while keeping it juicy and delicious.

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Black Bean and Chicken Chilaquiles Recipes

Comforting Casseroles

These classic comfort dishes are great any time of year, but their warm heartiness make casseroles ideal for colder months.

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Slow Cookers

Season's Best: Slow Cookers

Learn tips and see our favorite recipes for using a slow cooker.

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Electric slow cooker

Slow Cooker Tips

Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman shares expert tips for slow cooker success.

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Basic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

Season's Best: Stews

Cheap, simple, and satisfying, stewing is a hands-off cooking method that makes inexpensive cuts of meat meltingly tender.

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Lighten Up: Potato Salad

Better Beef Stroganoff

Our trimmed-down version cuts 30% of the calories and more than half the total fat from this classic beef-and-noodles dish.

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Recipe Makeover: Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Lighter Shortbread

We trimmed more than 50 percent of the saturated fat from this classic shortbread recipe. Here’s how.

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Season's Best Cookies

Cookies!

Here are a few of our favorite things.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

A healthier sweet potato casserole? You bet. See how we trimmed calories and fat from this favorite holiday side dish. Get the recipe. 

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Cranberry-Orange Tart

Season's Best: Cranberries

This sweet-tart berry is the darling of November. See our favorite ways to use cranberries.

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Pecan-Topped Pumpkin Bread

How to Make Lighter Pumpkin Bread

With a few low-fat baking tricks, our healthy pumpkin bread recipe shaved 33 percent of the calories and more than half the fat from the original recipe. Get the recipe.

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Butternut Squash Recipe: Golden Winter Soup

Season's Best: Butternut Squash

Both sweet and squashy, butternut squash is perfect for both savory recipes and desserts.

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Springfield Chili

Recipe Makeover: Chili

Our version cuts 70 percent of the calories, 70 percent of the total fat, and 83 percent of the unhealthy saturated fat from traditional chili recipes.

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Salt

Salt Savvy

Maximize flavor without going overboard on sodium. Here's how.

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Pan-Fried Chicken

Lighter Fried Chicken

This pan-fried recipe cuts calories in half and reduces saturated fat by a whopping 92 percent. Trust us―you won't miss any of it.

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Oils

Fresh Tomatoes

Summer wouldn't be summer without them. Tips on buying and using fresh, peak-season tomatoes. Featured recipes: Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Stack, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Herbs and Capers, and Summer Pappardelle with Tomatoes, Arugula, and Parmesan

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Eggs

Editors' Guide: Eggs

Nutrition and economical things to consider when buying eggs.

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Key Lime Tart

Recipe Makeover: Key Lime Tart

This lightened recipe has 111 fewer calories and 70 percent less fat than the original. But you'll taste 100 percent of the cool, tart creaminess of this classic summer dessert.

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Quinoa

3 Surprising Proteins

Incorporate more quality protein into your diet from these lesser-known sources. (Hint: they're meatless.)

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Recipe Makeover: Fettuccine Alfredo

Half the fat, roughly half the calories, ready in 30 minutes. See how we lightened this rich and creamy classic.

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Lattice-Topped Blueberry Pie

Season's Best: Blueberries

See our editor's tips for buying, storing, and cooking with Mother Nature's candy.

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Healthy Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipes

Light Breakfast Casserole

See our secrets for a better-for-you breakfast casserole. (Good news: You can still have both sausage AND cheese!)

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Peanut Chicken Soba Salad Recipe

How to Build a Better Pasta Salad

Get more for your calories with these tips for a healthier pasta salad.

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Southwestern Turkey-Cheddar Burgers with Grilled Onions

Season's Best: Burgers

Food editor Tim Cebula shares his secrets for the perfect grilled burger.

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Various types of milk

Dairy Buyer's Guide

Top tips for saving money on and eating healthy with milk

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Lighten Up: Potato Salad

Light Potato Salad

We cut 60 percent of the calories and 80 percent of the fat from this summer classic. See how.

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25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

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