All Posts By Dana Angelo White

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.

Peanut butter 5 ways »

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.

Try all 5 healthy quesadillas »

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?

Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, April 28, 2011
Finished Homemade Ricotta

This week we’re celebrating Italian food on Healthy Eats! See all our Italian food coverage here.

Homemade cheese may seem like a daunting task, but some cheeses are much easier to make than others. Homemade ricotta is definitely doable at home — all it takes is some easy assembly and a bit of patience.  The pay-off is BIG:  Absolutely no preservatives and the best-tasting, creamiest ricotta you’ve ever had.

How to make your own ricotta »

Foods for Workouts: Strength Training

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, April 27, 2011

dumbbells

We gave you the lowdown on the best nutritional bets for cardio workouts. Up next: How to eat when you’re hitting up the weight room.

The best foods for strength training »

5 Ingredients: Fresh Pasta and Sauce

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, April 26, 2011
Five ingredients is all you need to make this sauce and pasta.

A healthy and from-scratch Italian feast is only 5 ingredients away! Homemade pasta is a little time consuming, but the results are well worth it. An effortless sauce and a sprinkle of cheese finish off the dish. Happy Italian Week!

Make this: homemade pasta and tomato sauce »

9 More “Healthy” Foods To Skip

by in Healthy Tips, April 26, 2011
Yogurt with added fiber? Not as good as the real sources.

We’re saying “healthy” because there’s a lot more to making nutritious choices than meets the eye. Lots of foods present themselves as healthy when they’re anything but. On the other hand, eating too much of some good-for-you foods can get you into trouble, too. We started off with an original list of 9, but there are plenty more foods to watch out for.

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