All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Annual “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen” Produce Lists Released

by in Food News, April 29, 2014

box of produce
Given the premium often charged for organic fruits and vegetables, many shoppers have asked themselves if that pricier bunch of kale or pint of tomatoes is really worth it. For those who want reduce their exposure to pesticides, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its latest version of the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Each year, the advocacy group measures pesticide residues on conventionally grown produce and ranks fruits and vegetables from “dirty” to “clean.”

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The Top 5 Healthy Flavors of Spring

by in In Season, April 20, 2014

snow pea radish slaw

These seasonal beauties want you to know there’s more to them than total deliciousness.

In addition to offering their trademark crunch and peppery snap, radishes list potassium, calcium, folate and fiber on their resumes.

Recipe: Snow Pea Radish Slaw (above, from Food Network Magazine)

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A Healthier Take on the Easter Menu

by in Easter, April 12, 2014

Among the big holidays, Easter isn’t traditionally associated with excessive eating. But any family gathering has the potential to lead to overindulging. The best strategy: Plan your menu around fresh, healthy and seasonal recipes.

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Have You Tried: Kimchi?

by in Have You Tried, March 31, 2014

Warning: Once you try this spicy Korean condiment you’ll be hooked. Here’s why it’s an addiction you can feel good about.

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How to Find the Healthiest Granola

by in Grocery Shopping, March 29, 2014

Who doesn’t love the crunchy goodness of granola? Check for some of these qualities the next time you reach for a bag.

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More Deliciously Healthy Ways to Cook with Ground Meat

by in Healthy Tips, March 23, 2014

stuffed peppers
Here’s your guide to healthiest ground meat picks.

High in protein and iron, beef is arguably the most popular choice. Ninety-seven percent lean may appear to be the best choice, but cutting all of the fat will also slash too much of the flavor. Ninety percent lean offers a nice balance, providing good flavor without going overboard on calories. A 3-ounce cooked portion (about the size of a smartphone) contains 180 calories, 3 grams saturated fat, 21 grams of protein and 12 percent of the daily requirement for iron.

Best uses: tacos, burgers, Sloppy Joes, Mini Meatballs

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Taste Test: Turkey Bacon

by in Taste Test, March 20, 2014

turkey bacon
Do you reach for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to conventional bacon? As it turns out, there’s not always a huge difference between the two when it comes to nutrition stats. An average slice of traditional pork bacon (about ½ ounce in weight) contains 35 calories, 1 gram saturated fat and 130 milligrams of sodium. Now find out how the turkey version stacks up.

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Link Between Saturated Fat Intake and Heart Disease Being Questioned

by in Food News, March 18, 2014

It has been long accepted by the medical community that there is a connection between fat intake and heart disease risk. But recent studies, including one published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, are calling into question the current recommendations.

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Foods That Drive Dietitians Craaaazzy

by in Ask the Experts, March 16, 2014

As a nutrition professional who works with food, there are many unhealthy items that, truth be told, make my skin crawl. (Those bowls made out of bacon?! I’m a bacon fan, but come on!) And I’m not alone. I polled registered dietitians from across the country to see what foods drive them bonkers. Some of answers are to be expected (deep-fried carnival foods were never going to win any nutritional awards from this crowd). But on the other end of the spectrum: Foods everyone seems to think are more virtuous than they really are (sorry, organic snack chips). Here, dietitians reveal all.

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5 Foods To Always Have In Your Fridge

by in Healthy Tips, March 9, 2014

A fridge filled with health-promoting ingredients is an amazing thing. Next time you stand there scanning the shelves, make sure these foods are within reach.

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