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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.

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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.

  • 2019-03-24T01:30:00-07:00
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Snack Attack

Americans get more than 25% of calories from snacks. Ellie shows how to make them count with some great ways to satisfy the cravings we get around the clock. Recipes include Nutty oatmeal bars, Spring cottage peas with basil, Hummus with cumin-roasted carrots and 3-Ingredient chocolate grape banana skewers.

  • 2019-03-28T03:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-03-31T01:30:00-07:00
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How to Fish

Are you floundering when it comes to adding fish to your menu? Ellie is your fishing guide as she demystifies the choosing, prepping, and cooking of fish. Recipe: - Tilapia Milanese - 3-Ingredient seasoned breadcrumbs - Salmon wrapped in greens with walnut-yogurt-dill sauce - Easy bouillabaisse.

  • 2019-04-04T03:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Busy Mom Seeks...Help

Ellie takes Beth — a mom, a full-time labor and delivery nurse, and a grad student — under her wing. Ellie helps Beth rein in her take-out habit with three easy make-ahead recipes that stock her fridge with a week of tasty meals. Recipes: Blueberry-chia overnight oats; Turkey-stuffed pizza pockets; Cajun shrimp in foil. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Red wine salad dressing.

  • 2019-04-07T01:30:00-07:00
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Unboring Salads

Tired of snoring through your salad? Shake up the same-old same-old with some recipes that awaken all the senses. Recipe: Spinach salad with roasted squash, roasted grapes and pumpkin seeds - Green salad with chicken and buttermilk dressing - Cauliflower tabbouleh - 3-Ingredient pickled red onions

  • 2019-04-11T03:00:00-07:00
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Say Yes to Chocolate

The key to having chocolate in your life in a manageable way is to go for quality over quantity. In this episode, Ellie visits the Chocolate Expo and demonstrates how to incorporate the joys of chocolate into everyday menus, clarifying how to take advantage of its health benefits. Recipes: Fig & ginger truffles; Double-chocolate waffles a la mode; Mocha java smoothie. 3 Ingredient Recipe: Basic hot chocolate with mix-ins: vanilla extract, ginger, mint extract, chili, cinnamon, chocolate shavings.

  • 2019-04-14T01:30:00-07:00
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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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