Little time is no excuse to head out for fast food. A healthy and flavorful meal can be prepared in 30 minutes or less with the help of Food Network's Rachel Ray and her new cookbook, "Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes." In her world, carbs and other goodies that are lately out of fashion are still allowed in moderation. She was invited on "Today" to share her recipes.
There are many flavors of sharp Cheddar out in today’s markets to choose from, so go plain or go wild! Among the choices out there in sharp Cheddars: five-peppercorn, smoked, dill, garlic and herb, roasted garlic, horseradish, chipotle, habanero, jalapeño — on and on!Recipe: Haricots Frites (on this page)
Recipe: Chicken Cacciatore and Rigatoni (on this page)
Excerpted from “Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Get Real Meals: Eat Healthy Without Going to Extremes,” by Rachael Ray. Copyright © 2005 by Rachael Ray. Published by Crown Publishing Group. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt can be used without permission of the publisher.