ellies real good food

Hosted by chef, nutritionist, and New York Times best-selling author Ellie Krieger, "Ellie's Real Good Food" is designed to help real people get the most out of life by cooking in the "sweet spot," the convergence where delicious and healthy meet. The 13-part cooking series offers solutions for every meal of the week, with healthy, time-saving strategies for menu planning, food shopping and cooking. Viewers see these strategies in action as Ellie and her team visit individuals and families to solve specific food challenges - whether at home or in the workplace - and offering delicious recipes and practical tips along the way. Ellie also discusses the concept of volumetrics, the method of incorporating low calorie, high volume ingredients into recipes to make them more filling. Ellie is a James Beard cookbook award winner and a contributing editor and columnist with both Fine Cooking and the Food Network magazines. She has appeared as a guest expert on dozens of national television programs, including "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "The CBS Early Show," CNN, "ABC News Now "and "Dr. Oz," as well as hosted The Food Network's hit series "Healthy Appetite."

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Great Grains

Intrigued by all those exotic grains that have popped up on your grocer's shelves, but don't know where to start? Ellie gets granular with grains, including many that offer refreshing alternatives to people with allergies. Recipes include Breakfast grain bowl with quinoa, steel cut oats and chia - Sorghum salad with cucumber, cilantro and cumin - 3-Ingredient popcorn with parsley and parmesan - Chickpea and farro stew.

  • 2018-12-16T00:30:00-08:00
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Office Food Overhaul

Ellie visits a busy office where stress has led to junk food snacking and fast-food lunching. Armed with photos of sugary office treats submitted by one office employee to solicit her help, Ellie shares tasty alternatives to fight back. Recipes: Herbed farro salad with chicken, walnuts, feta and spinach; Asian chicken wrap; Buffalo chicken salad.

  • 2018-12-20T02:00:00-08:00
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Desserts with Benefits

On the menu, desserts with a one-two punch — they satisfy your sweet tooth and deliver significant health benefits at the same time. Recipe: Honey yogurt tart with graham cracker crust, Blackberry sage ice pops, 3-Ingredient chocolate almond bark with cherries.

  • 2018-12-23T00:30:00-08:00
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It's My Party

Ellie prepares an ensemble of make-ahead dishes that are designed so that both party-giver and partygoers can equally enjoy the festivities. All these dishes can be cooked and frozen ahead of time and then simply reheated at party time. Go ahead: enjoy your own party. Recipes: Asian shrimp cakes served with 3 Ingredient Recipe: avocado-wasabi sauce; Chicken phyllo pies; Broccoli and sun-dried tomato flatbread; Chipotle black bean dip.

  • 2018-12-25T03:00:00-08:00
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The Goods On Gluten-Free

There's a gluten-free explosion days, but how much of it is real and how much of it is hype? Ellie demystifies the gluten issue once and for all with the help of her stepbrother and yoga instructor David Wilder, who has celiac disease. In this episode, Ellie also underscores just how many foods are naturally gluten-free, with recipes that will satisfy everyone. Recipes: Multigrain pancakes; Steak au poivre salad; Roasted salmon and fennel with lemon and thyme. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Greek yogurt with warm walnuts and honey.

  • 2018-12-27T02:00:00-08:00
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Keeping It Real

Ellie demonstrates how to create great flavor and color with whole ingredients when you're cooking at home... and how to identify added colors, flavors and preservatives in prepared foods. Recipe: - Grilled chicken with cherry bourbon BBQ sauce - Yogurt ranch with kaleidoscope crudite - 3-Ingredient maple vinaigrette - Vanilla cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting.

  • 2018-12-30T00:30:00-08:00
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Sweet Tooth Satisfiers

Does sugar have you in its thrall? Ellie helps one family tackle their sugar quandary so they can continue to do the baking they love in a healthier way without sacrificing flavor. Recipes: Crispy French toast fingers with blueberry maple sauce; Banana bread with chocolate drizzle; Coconut date balls. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Cherry chocolate haystacks.

  • 2019-01-03T02:00:00-08:00
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Veggie Love

Want to turn a veggie loather into a veggie lover? Ellie reveals some tantalizingly simple ways to reform veggie haters, in the kitchen and beyond. Recipes include Broccoli pesto pizza, Sloppy Joes and Raw Brussel slaw.

  • 2019-01-06T00:30:00-08:00
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Dueling Schedules Dinner Challenge

It can be a challenge to put dinner together in a working household. And then what happens when you're working opposite shifts? Ellie helps a frazzled couple trying to get healthy weeknight dinners on the table when conflicting schedules and priorities intervene. Recipes: Shrimp with spinach, garlic and smoked paprika; Peach chicken with crispy bread crumbs. 3-Ingredient Recipe: Two-minute mango-coconut sorbet.

  • 2019-01-10T02:00:00-08:00
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Beauty Food

You are what you eat and it shows. Ellie helps you feel and look your best with tasty dishes that nourish your skin. Recipe: Snap pea, tomato and watermelon salad with feta - Green tea-poached salmon with Asian slaw - 3-Ingredient curry yogurt dip - Chai-spiced fruit compote.

  • 2019-01-13T00:30:00-08:00
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