All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Healthy Swaps: Side Dishes

by in Meal Makeovers, January 28, 2011

baked meyer lemon fries

Side dishes are supposed to be an accompaniment, but many favorites can jam in more calories than you want for an entire meal. Lighten up your plate with these healthy (but still delicious) substitutions.

7 healthy swaps for favorite sides »

In Season: Lemons

by in In Season, January 24, 2011

lemons

What’s better than the tangy and sour pucker of a juicy lemon? I love them so much I’ve got my own lemon trees. There’s more to this fruit than just lemonade — learn why these citrus fruits are so good for you, and how to use them everywhere from appetizers to desserts.

Pucker up for these lemony facts and recipes »

Nutrition News: Healthier Food From Walmart

by in Food News, January 21, 2011
Walmart is promising to offer cheaper, healthier foods.

Our readers targeted cost as one of the major obstacles to eating better. Well, a little help may be coming your way. After years of planning and recent discussions with first lady, Michelle Obama, the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart,  is rolling out its 5-year plan to make healthy foods more accessible to consumers. Here’s what the company’s changing, and our take on the new initiative.

Get the facts on Walmart’s new healthy initiative »

Cozy Foods For The Sniffles

by in Healthy Tips, January 20, 2011
Ina Garten Lemon Pasta
Ina Garten's Lemon Pasta

There are countless supplements that promise to cure the sniffles, but they can be waste of money, or downright dangerous. You can’t go wrong with the real thing: fresh foods. Here are 5 cozy recipes packed with nutrients to help your winter woes.

5 feel-good foods »

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pretzels

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2011
Which pretzel crunched the competition? See our taste test results.

Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.

Get the pretzel taste-test results »

Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 3: Processed Foods)

by in Healthy Tips, January 18, 2011

processed food

Fresh is usually best, but some processed foods are convenient and healthy. The next installment of our quiz series will see how much label-reading you have under your belt. Scroll down to calculate your score.
Test your processed food knowledge »

FN’s Top Recipes Lightened Up: Giada’s Chicken Piccata

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2011

chicken piccata

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Giada’s simply delicious Chicken Piccata gives plain old chicken a burst of fresh flavor with lemon and capers. We’ve got tips that will save 165 calories and 20 grams of fat per serving!

See our slim-down tips for chicken piccata »

Getting Healthy: What’s Stopping You?

by in Healthy Tips, January 6, 2011

new year resolutions

Everyone pledges to get healthier for the New Year, but by February it’s a distant memory. We polled our loyal followers on Facebook and Twitter to see what stands in their way from meeting annual health and fitness goals. Here’s what they had to say and some expert advice to help overcome those barriers.

How to beat barriers to success »

Banana Bread, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, January 5, 2011

banana walnut bread

There’s no better way to use over-ripe bananas than banana bread, but all the butter and sugar in traditional banana bread recipes can clobber you with calories and fat. Use our tips to make this breakfast classic more figure friendly.

See how we slim down banana bread »

Fridge Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Healthy Tips, January 4, 2011

healthy refrigerator

For 2011, it’s out with the old and in with the new for your fridge and freezer. We’ve got 5 things to scratch off your shopping list and 5 fresher, healthier, and more affordable things to put in their place.

What to stock and what to skip »