Ellie's Real Good Food

Chef, registered dietician, nutritionist and New York Times best-selling author Ellie Krieger makes her public television debut with Ellie's Real Good Food. The series helps real people get the most out of life by cooking in the “sweet spot,” where delicious and healthy meet.

In each episode, Ellie answers a call for help in addressing a real-life food challenge, whether it’s at home or in the workplace, with practical time-saving strategies for menu planning, food shopping and cooking. In addition, she highlights the concept of volumetrics — the method of incorporating low-calorie, high-volume ingredients into recipes — to make them more filling.

An avid eater herself, Ellie demonstrates how anyone — given the proper tools and knowledge — can eat the foods they love and crave while living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

In this first season, the James Beard Award cookbook author helps a single working mom rein in her takeout habit; incorporates the joys of chocolate into everyday menus by choosing quality over quantity; and creates “no-brainer” recipes for breakfast, including a peanut butter and grapes wrap, avocado toast with egg, and mini frittatas with leeks and asparagus.

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Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger

Chef, registered dietician, nutritionist, New York Times best-selling author, and James Beard award-winner Ellie Krieger helps real people get the most out of life by cooking in the “sweet spot,” where delicious and healthy meet.

Busy Mom Seeks.....Help

Episode #101H · 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.

Say Yes to Chocolate

Episode #102H · 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.

Carbo-diem

Episode #103H · 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.

Cheese-Crazy Daddy

Episode #104H · 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.

No Brainer Breakfasts

Episode #105H · 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.

Office Food Overhaul

Episode #106H · 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.

The Goods On Gluten-Free

Episode #107H · 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.

Sweet Tooth Satisfiers

Episode #108H · 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.

Dueling Schedules Dinner Challenge

Episode #109H · 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.

Herbivore VS Carnivore

Episode #110H · He's a meat eater. She's a vegetarian. Their kitchen has become a battleground. Can this marriage be saved? It's Ellie to the rescue with flexible recipes that will bring them together. Recipes: Warm Spinach Salad w grilled sirloin; Panzanella with White Beans with chicken sausage; Forbidden Rice Bowl; Grilled veggies & lamb kabobs served with 3 Ingredient Recipe - Tahini Sauce.

Teeny Kitchen

Episode #111H · Ellie helps out a couple contending with the challenges of cooking in a tiny apartment kitchen. Ellie proves that with just a few key pans and gadgets, and some smart recipes, anyone can produce fantastic meals in even the most cramped quarters. Recipes: Herbed salmon and orzo casserole with feta; Beef and many vegetable stew; Lemon garlic turkey breast with roasted rosemary potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

It's My Party

Episode #112H · 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.

Spring Break with No Regrets

Episode #113H · Ellie shows us how to transform a vacation from an unhealthy free-for-all into an opportunity to find new flavors you can use to bring your good times home. Recipes: Caribbean chickpea curry wraps, Jerk pork loin with mango cucumber salsa, Grilled pineapple with coconut whip.