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How To: Cook spaghetti squash for a healthy alternative

This is a great method to use squash as an alternative to pasta. Take spaghetti squash and slice it in half. Scoop out the inside and discard. You now season the two sides with butter and want ever other seasonings you like. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a baking dish place the squash upside down and add an inch off water in the bottom. Bake the squash for one hour. It will now be soft and the middle is easily scooped away from the skin. Just add some spaghetti sauce and Parmesan cheese...

How To: Make a healthy alternative to pasta with squash

This video demonstrates how to make a healthy squash spaghetti. First, bake the spaghetti squash in the oven for about 45 minutes or until it is soft. Meanwhile, pour some olive oil into a pan and add some diced onion, sliced tomatoes, a chopped carrot, crushed garlic, some basil, oregano, thyme and salt and pepper. Mix this all together and add some water and a little vinegar; cover the pan and let it simmer for five minutes.

How To: Make a fast, healthy sauerkraut

On this episode of The Renegade Health Show, our host Kevin and his guest Rene Oswald present us with a recipe and demonstration for how to make delicious, healthy sauerkraut quickly. They discuss many alternative healthy ingredients in addition to the ones they use, so that you can customize your meal to your heart's content!

How To: Make healthy, no-bake almond and apricot granola bars

For all that they are marketed as healthy meal alternatives or snacks on the go, granola bars are pretty damn bad for you. With high fructose corn syrup ranking among the top five ingredients in the ingredients list and a bunch of other cheap corn products thrown into the mix, you wouldn't be much better off eating Cheetos.

How To: Make a variety boiled wheat healthy dishes

This how-to video shows you how to make boiled wheat. To do this, take some wheat and put it in a pot. Pour some water into the pot and put it on a stove in order to boil it. After about 45 minutes to an hour, you will now have lovely boiled wheat grains. You can use this dish as a side dish. You can also use it with natural yogurt, fruit, and cinnamon for breakfast. Another alternative is using milk, peanut butter, and honey. You can also use it with a salad. Just add lintels, parsley, salt,...

How To: Eat properly and lower high cholesterol

Many Americans have high cholesterol and the foods we eat are often the cause of the problem. In this episode of Ask Amy, learn how to choose your foods wisely and actually lower your cholesterol by eating better. You don't have to sacrifice everything you love for your cholesterol, but adding in some of these healthy alternatives will certainly help.

How To: Make healthy pumpkin pie in a cup

ServingSupper demonstrates how to prepare a healthy pumpkin pie treat in a cup in this video. This is not actually a pumpkin pie but a similar low calorie, low fat version of it. In other words this is a healthy alternative to pumpkin pie. For this dish you'll need one cup of canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, regular pack of vanilla, tofu and whipped cream. Add all the ingredients into a bowl, mix it using a mixer, dish a serving to a small cup, top it with a little whipped cream and place i...

How To: Grill a portabella burger

For a hearty, healthy, vegetarian alternative to a hamburger, try a grilled portobella mushroom burger. Made with portabella mushrooms, garlic, arugala, red and yellow roasted peppers, goat cheese on a soft roll.

How To: Recognize when a papaya is ripe

Papaya's are a tropical fruit that is very healthy and a little sweet. But knowing when it's ripe is the true challenge. It boils down to a few factors that include color, smell and other visual cues. In this video you will get tips on what to look for as well as alternatives to getting your papaya to ripen.

How To: Make a breakfast shake

Nutritious and delicious, this how-to video shows great way to kick start your morning. You will need 1 banana, 1/2 cup frozen berries, 1 cup calcium-fortified vanilla soymilk (or other milk alternative), 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional), and 2 tbsp calcium-fortified orange juice concentrate. Watch this video cooking tutorial and learn how to make a healthy breakfast shake.

How To: Make barbecue grilled jalapeno poppers

It is to nice out side to stay indoors and fry jalapeno poppers. In this cooking how to video Chef Mario shows us how to make a healthy alternative to fried jalapeno poppers on the barbecue. Follow along with this cooking lesson to learn how-to grill jalapeno poppers.

How To: Make sevia kesari

Sevia kesari, an Indian vermicelli dessert (aka Sukhi Sevia or Eid ki Sevia) is just as delicious as it is easy to make. It is a wonderful twist and healthy alternative to Suji ka Halwa, which uses a lot more ghee. Sevia is a traditional sweet dish prepared in celebration of Eid.

How To: Make healthy corndogs

Corn dogs are a great staple of boardwalks and summer. Unfortunately, they're also incredibly unhealthy. If you're on a diet but simply cannot live without corn dogs, make this healthier alternative from Rachel Ray.

How To: Have energy without taking energy drinks

Good Housekeeping reports that despite many people believe the new drinking energy shots is healthy as it contains B vitamin, caffeine, and few calories, it might not be the case. Samantha Cassetty from Good Housekeeping Institute suggests that there is no added benefit by taking B vitamin since people are talking them from daily diet. Health experts also suggest 300 mg/day is the optimal caffeine consumption level but not all energy drinks reveal their caffeine amount on the labels. Natural ...

How To: Make a raw pumpkin pie

Don't know what to do with your Halloween pumpkin guts? Well, make a raw pumpkin pie. This video shows you everything you need, and what you need to do to make this interesting pumpkin pie. This is also a great alternative to store bought pumpkin pie, or those unhealthy recipes. This is a healthy all natural, completely raw pumpkin pie, using all the pumpkin's insides. Of course, you'll need some cinnamon, and nutmeg to spice things up a bit. It's delicious, yummy, healthy, and perfect for an...

How To: Make a raw food alternative to nacho chips

Kevingianni shows you how to make some nacho cheese bites for your parties. These are a healthy alternative to nacho platters. Take cashews, peppers, garlic, nutritional yeast and turmeric for color. Mix your ingredients together and refrigerate. Make nacho bites by adding lettuce to a meatless filling adding some vegetable toppings and garnish. Enjoy at a party with friends for this simple raw cook-less meal. It's a quick recipe but you do need a food processor and a heavy duty blender to bl...

How To: Make Indian chicken meat balls with pasta

If the only way you've ever had meat balls is coated in a sea of marinara or meat sauce at an Italian joint, then you haven't even hit the tip of the iceburg when it comes to meatball recipes. If you love your balls of meat and are interested in trying a spicier, alternative take on traditional meat balls, then check out this recipe.

How To: Find the most nutritious frozen foods in your market

Frozen foods are becoming more and more popular dinners for busy families. These microwave meals can be a great alternative to cooking when you are short on time, but sometimes they pack hidden unhealthy additives like sodium, and excessive calories. Check out this tutorial from Ask Amy and know which frozen meals are the best for your family. Learn to keep an eye on things like preservatives, sodium, calories and fat, and to stay away from artificial junk foods. This way, you will not only b...

How To: Eat a breakfast that will lower your blood pressure

In this tutorial, we are shown what type of breakfast will help lower blood pressure. If you have lower blood pressure, you will reduce your risk of stroke and improve your overall health. If you start your day with a cereal of whole grains, you can add in a banana to mix in even more nutrition. After this, you can add in fat free milk and berries to have the most nutritious cereal that is not only healthy and filled with vitamins, it also has extremely low cholesterol and can help lower your...

How To: Make a quick-and-easy beef stroganoff

In this video Chef Christi shows how to make an easy and nutritious dish called beef stroganoff. The ingredients used for this dish are butter, thinly sliced meat, button mushrooms, tomato paste, chopped garlic, low fat cream, milk, pasta, pepper, and red wine. She melts the butter in a hot pan to which meat and sliced mushrooms are added along with salt and pepper. Tomato paste is then added. A teaspoon of chopped garlic is thrown into the pan. Red wine is added followed by pasta. Some more ...

How To: Find your happy weight

Losing weight can be a battle, but why not be realistic about your goals rather than kill yourself striving for a size 0? A happier alternative to the cycle of weight loss and gain is to achieve a weight you and your doctor can both live with. In this tutorial, learn how to calculate your BMI and ways to figure what your "happy weight" is.

How To: Maintain a thin and healthy body for life

More than any expensive exercise machine, more than any fad diet, and more than even having a trainer, the single most important thing you can do to lose weight and keep that weight off is to have willpower. That means having the courage to overcome cravings and eat healthy, and to work out rather than watch "Friends."

How To: Make a healthy chicken wrap for your kid's lunchbox

With obesity now a confirmed epidemic in the United States, we should be putting more emphasis than ever on how we feed our children and what they consume at school. While many educational instititions sell salads and healthier options like apples and carrot sticks, these foods often don't catch your kids' attention when they're placed side-by-side with cheeseburgers and calzones.

How To: Bake carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

In this culinary how-to from the Food Network's Ellie Krieger, you'll learn how to bake delectable, almost-healthy carrot cupcakes using whole carrots, lemon zest, canola oil, brown sugar, two eggs, 3 quarters of a cup of whole wheat pastry flour, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cinammon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt.

How To: Measure food quantities for healthier eating

When eating healthy, try this strategy to feeling fuller on fewer calories. This diet and health how-to video is part of Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger show hosted by Ellie Krieger. Cooking healthy food can be quick, easy, but most of all, delicious. Nutritionist and author Ellie Krieger has created fast and simple healthy recipes for the real world. She'll show you how simple it can be to stay on the healthy track no matter how busy and stressful your life is. Ellie also has strategies ...

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