Eating a more nutritionally balanced diet and increasing exercise are just a few of the ways you can improve your overall health. Get tips from Cooking Channel on how to make smarter choices when cooking and eating, including slimming down your favorite foods.

  1. 1 Bobby Deen

    Make Smart Ingredient Swaps

    Bobby Deen loves Southern comfort foods — but not their nutritional stats. On Not My Mama’s Meals he subs in leaner ingredients to slash calories, but not flavor.

  2. 2 Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos + More Fresh Recipes

    Cook With Fresh, Healthy Ingredients

    Eat lean proteins (spicy steak tacos, anyone?), tons of fruits and veggies and whole grains to feel good, from the inside out.

  3. 3 Quinoa and More Superfoods

    Eat More Superfoods

    No cape needed: These foods are known to prevent disease, control weight and help maintain overall health.

  4. 4 Pita Pizzas + More Weeknight Dinners

    Plan Out Quick Weeknight Meals

    If you have an enticing dinner plan, you won’t be tempted to order in. These cheesy pita pizzas trump pie delivery any day.

  5. 5 Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid

    Avoid Dieting Pitfalls

    There are so many rules when you’re following a diet plan. Are the choices you’re making earning the results you want?

  6. 6 Lighter Chocolate Mousse Pie

    Indulge, Guilt-Free

    Satisfy your sweet tooth (and your conscience) by enjoying lighter desserts that only taste sinful.

  7. 7 Chicken Parmesan + Healthy Italian Recipes

    Revamp Restaurant Favorites

    Saucy Italian fare and Chinese stir-fries are diet-friendly when you make them in your own kitchen.

  8. 8 Drop 5 Lbs With Good Housekeeping

    Drop Those Last 5 Pounds

    Shed those pesky inches with tips from Melissa d’Arabian, Aarti Sequeira and a panel of fitness and nutrition experts.

  9. 9 Breakfast Burrito Recipe

    Don't Skip Breakfast

    Kick-start your metabolism in the AM by eating a nutritionally balanced breakfast: the most important meal of the day.

  10. 10 New Years Resolution

    Set Realistic Goals

    Turn your wish list into a to-do list – and set yourself up for success – by creating resolutions you can stick to.

  11. 11 Healthy Salmon Recipes

    Get Your Omega-3's

    Aim to eat salmon, rich with omega-3 fatty acids, up to four times a week to reap numerous health benefits.

  12. 12 Aarti's Restaurant Tips

    Eat Smart When Dining Out

    Outsmart restaurant menus by watching out for oversized portions and surprise calorie traps, and planning in advance.

  13. 13 Healthy Chili Recipe

    Enjoy Your Comfort Food Faves

    Stay cozy during the cold winter with trimmer big bowls of chili and remade old-fashioned family recipes.

  14. 14 Chuck Hughes' Diet and Workout Tips

    See How Chefs Stay Slim

    We asked Cooking Channel chefs how they fight the bulge, stay fit and fend off temptation in the kitchen.

  15. 15 Penne With Spinach Sauce

    Go Meatless

    Whether it's just Mondays or more often, opting for alternate protein sources can greatly improve your health.

  16. 16 No-Butter Chicken Recipe

    Discover New Chicken Recipes

    Sauteed Indian style, baked beneath a crunchy crust, grilled or simmered in a stew, this lean bird is anything but boring.

  17. 17 Kale Caesar Salad Recipe

    Get Creative With Kale

    The bitter supergreen becomes oh-so-delicious when marinated, baked into crispy chips or dressed in a Caesar-style salad.

  18. 18 Jason Wrobel

    Defy Aging

    Tune in on Fridays at 9PM ET to get chef Jason Wrobel's tips for increasing your life span, one meal at a time.

  19. 19 Cooking in Parchment + More Healthy Cooking Techniques

    Learn Healthy Cooking Techniques

    See how Cooking Channel chefs steam, poach, bake, roast and grill delicious meals to perfection.

  20. 20 Fat-Free Food Labels

    Don't Get Tricked

    Food products plastered with buzzwords like fat-free, high-fiber and antioxidant-rich might not actually be good for you.

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