All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Nutrient to Know: Thiamin

by in Nutrients to Know, May 26, 2011
Grilled Pork Chop Recipe
Grilled Pork Chops With Gremolata

This water-soluble nutrient can be found in a variety of foods, including some popular picnic fare. Here’s what you need to know about thiamin, plus how to get your daily dose — just in time for grilling season.

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Exploring Red Meat Alternatives

by in Healthy Recipes, May 26, 2011
Exploring Red Meat Alternatives
Seared venison is a leaner alternative for steak lovers.

Trying to cut back on high-fat cuts of red meat? Nowadays, there are more choices than ever. These animal protein alternatives are turning up on restaurant menus and supermarket shelves — find out what they’re all about.

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What It Takes to Burn Off High-Cal Foods

by in Diets & Weight Loss, May 25, 2011
Burger Recipe
If you want to indulge in that burger, here's how you can burn it off.

Calories in and calories out — the calories you eat from food are expended with physical activity. When eating outweighs what you’re burning, you can pack on the pounds. High-cal foods take more exercise to get rid of, and sometimes it makes it more real to visualize just how much moving you’d have to do to shed those decadent calories.

Burn off your favorite foods »

Sugar-Free Foods: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, May 20, 2011
Artificial Sugars
Artificial sugars may be virtually calorie-free, but should still be consumed in moderation.

They’re marketed as healthier, lower-calorie alternatives to your favorite sugary treats, but are sugar-free foods actually better for you? Well…maybe and maybe not. We’ve got the details on the good and bad of sugar-free foods.

Sugar-free foods: good or bad?

Spring Fling: All About Artichokes

by in In Season, May 18, 2011
Giada's Italian Stuffed Artichokes

We’re teaming up with food and garden bloggers to host Spring Fling 2011, a season-long garden party. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Recently, we dove into the worlds of asparagus and rhubarb — today, we’re tackling artichokes.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw an artichoke plant — it was wild and unexpected. When it comes to cooking, this veggie may also be a bit mysterious to some folks. Artichokes are more user-friendly than you might think. Oh and they’re good for you, too.

All about artichokes, plus ideas from friends and family »

Peanut Butter 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, May 14, 2011
Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies can be part of a healthy diet -- yes, really!

We just can’t get enough of it! Last month we gave you 10 fun ideas for working peanut butter into meals and here are 5 more recipes for peanut buttery treats. Cookies and fudge can be part of a healthy diet: All 5 of these recipes meet our criteria — it’s all about portion control.

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5 Ingredients: Lightened-Up Chicken Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 11, 2011
Chicken Salad
Dana's 5-Ingredient Chicken Salad

Store-bought chicken salad is far from a healthy option, with some kinds weighing in at more than 550 calories and 40 grams of fat per cup! Instead of the mayo-drenched take-out versions, try this fresh and light recipe – all it takes is 5 simple ingredients.

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Reality Check: Weight Loss Shots

by in Diets & Weight Loss, May 10, 2011

weight loss shots

The diet industry is always looking for the newest craze, and among the newcomers, there’s lots of chatter about weight loss shots. Some of these “magical injections” have been offered to weight loss clientele for years, but there’s also a new shot on the block with a mountain of potential dangers. Get the facts.

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5 Ingredients: Mix-and-Match Quesadillas

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, May 5, 2011
Fiery Chicken Quesadilla
Fiery Chicken Quesadillas

Yes, quesadillas are tortillas and cheese, but they can be so much more! With fresh ingredients and just enough flavorful cheese, this Mexican favorite makes a delicious and healthy meal. Fire up any of these 5-ingredient combos for an easy Cinco de Mayo spread or a quick weeknight dinner.

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Spring Brunch Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, May 3, 2011
Whole-Grain Waffles
Whole-Grain Waffles

Invite some friends over for a weekend playdate or make moms smile with this effortless, yet elegant (and kid-friendly) brunch spread.

Drinks & Starters

Main Event

More Spring Breakfast and Brunch Ideas

TELL US: What’s your favorite brunch food?