All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Nutrient to Know: Zeaxanthin

by in Nutrients to Know, June 7, 2011
Massaged Kale Salad
Aarti Sequiera's Massaged Kale Salad

This antioxidant powerhouse helps to protect your vision. Are you getting enough in your diet?

Find out why you need it and where to find it »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rhubarb

by in In Season, June 6, 2011

rhubarb

Rhubarb: To some folks it’s a mystery, to others, it’s a welcomed spring goodie. Whether you’re a devoted fan or rhubarb neophyte, here are 5 fun facts.

5 rhubarb facts, plus recipes »

Market Watch: Dandelion Greens

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, June 2, 2011
Dandelion Greens
Dandelion Greens

I’m so excited that farmers’ market season is finally here!  As a die-hard local produce lover, I investigate my local market and CSA box all month long, then share the most interesting seasonal finds with you.  First up: verdant and pleasingly bitter dandelion greens. Here’s what they’re like and how to use them today.

Discover dandelion greens »

Herb of the Month: Cilantro

by in In Season, June 1, 2011
Chicken Fajitas
Chicken Fajitas

Cilantro is fresh, flavorful and super-easy to grow.  Most folks either love it or hate it, but we fall in the former category here at Healthy Eats! Find out what’s to love about this polarizing herb.

Why we love cilantro »

Fish Tacos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, May 30, 2011
Fish Tacos With Mango Salsa
Panko-Crusted Fish Tacos

Warm weather is prime time for fish tacos, but some recipes can do some serious damage to your beach-ready body. Try our lightened up versions  — even your favorite fried recipes can be made more bikini friendly.

Fish tacos, 3 healthier ways »

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 »