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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One Basket, One Week, Zero Waste

How to buy a week's worth of vegetables, bring out their best, and end up with no waste. Ellie shops a mix of tender and heartier vegetables, showing how to store and prep them as the week progresses. Recipe: 3- Ingredient grilled corn with lime and basil — Tender green salad with strawberries, cucumber and basil — Cod with kale and chorizo in broth — Savory carrot-cashew soup.

  • 2019-04-18T03:00:00-07:00
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Carbo-diem

Inez's extreme approach to carbs has left her not only feeling tired, but stressed from making separate meals for herself and her family. Ellie helps Inez bring balance to her home, by dispelling misinformation about carbs and sharing healthy recipes she can enjoy with her family. Recipes: Whole grain penne with chicken, Mushrooms and spinach, basil pesto with spaghetti squash, 3 Ingredient Recipe: Quinoa pilaf.

  • 2019-04-21T01:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-04-25T03:00:00-07:00
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Cheese-Crazy Daddy

We all love cheese - who doesn't? But there can be too much of a good thing. Ellie answers an SOS from a home where cheese has completely taken over the menu. Ellie, a self-proclaimed cheesehead herself, shows how to keep from going overboard with cheese and instead utilize its best assets - its great flavor and health benefits. Recipes: Skillet mac and cheese; Parmesan-crusted chicken breast ; Pan-steamed broccoli with lemon, garlic and parsley.

  • 2019-04-28T01:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-05-02T03:00:00-07:00
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No Brainer Breakfasts

Ellie tackles the challenge we all face every day--what's for breakfast, especially in a busy household when everyone is out the door like a pool ball break. She helps out Mary, a mom and an elite athlete and coach, who literally hits the ground running each morning. Recipes: Make-ahead mini frittatas with leeks and asparagus; Morning glory baked oatmeal; Peanut butter and grapes wrap; Avocado toast with egg.

  • 2019-05-05T01:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-05-09T03:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-05-12T01:30:00-07:00
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