All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Instant Oatmeal: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, September 14, 2010

oatmeal

Oats are definitely healthy eats, but instant oatmeal often gets a bad wrap.  A bowl of classic oatmeal packs a hearty dose of vitamins, protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber.  So, what about the packets? We’ve got the facts on this convenience food.

Get the scoop on instant oatmeal »

Market Watch: Sweet Corn

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 10, 2010

fresh corn tomato salad

The Summer Fest corn celebration and all the great recipes from food and garden bloggers got my mouth watering for more of this warm-weather veggie. I’m still seeing piles and piles of it at my local market — here’s how to use it.

More ideas for market-fresh corn »

Food Label Savvy: Whole-Grain Crackers

by in Grocery Shopping, Label Decoder, September 9, 2010

whole-wheat crackers

Food labels can be so misleading that you (almost) need a nutrition degree to decode them.  But don’t worry – we’re putting our expertise at work to help clear up some of the confusion. First up, we’re taking on the snack aisle. Here’s what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying whole-grain crackers.

Decoding whole-grain cracker labels »

10 Healthy Flavor-Boosters

by in Healthy Tips, September 8, 2010
Orzo with Herbs
Herbed Orzo - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Who says tasty foods needs to be high in calories? We’ve created a hit list of flavor boosting ingredients. So bring on the big flavor, no — huge flavor for a minimal amount of calories.
See all 10 fab flavor boosters

Dressing Up Rotisserie Chicken

by in Healthy Recipes, September 7, 2010
Ellie's Chicken-Stuffed Burrito
Ellie's Rotisserie Chicken-Stuffed Burrito Verde

When it comes to store-bought options, a rotisserie chicken can be one of the healthiest ways to get lean protein on the table, fast! But don’t settle for plain chicken — here’s how to turn the supermarket staple into inventive, healthy dinners.

Use rotisserie chicken tonight »

Market Watch: Mars and Jupiter Grapes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 2, 2010

grapes

Get an astronomy lesson and an after-school snack wrapped into one with these incredibly gorgeous grapes. Mars and Jupiter grapes are hitting the market now — find out why they’re out of this world.

Learn more, plus 2 grape snack recipes »

Healthy Swaps: School Lunches

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 31, 2010
Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Cookies - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

We’re celebrating Back To School week on Healthy Eats, and we know that packing a healthy noon meal that your kids will actually eat can be tricky. We took a look at some less-than-healthy school lunch staples and gave them an upgrade. Tuck these better (but still yummy) options into your little one’s lunchbox.

Give your lunchbox a nutrition boost »

5 Fresh Ideas For School Lunches

by in Back to School, August 31, 2010
Easy, Kid-Friendly Taco Bar Take-to-School Taco Bar

When peanut butter and turkey have you and your kids yawning, here are 5 fresh school lunch ideas to add to the mix.

5 quick, easy lunches »

5 Days Of Quick & Easy Weeknight Dinners

by in Healthy Recipes, August 30, 2010
Brisket Sandwich
Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwich - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

It’s tough getting back into the swing of things after the lazy days of summer — don’t let dinner be a source of stress. Here’s a week’s worth of healthy menus for even the busiest weeknights.

Get our quick, easy dinner ideas »

5 Ingredients: Cantaloupe Soup

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, August 25, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup
Dana's 5-Ingredient Melon Soup

It’s been a hot and humid summer – cool off with this refreshing and light no-cook soup. It’s a snap to make, and has only 5 ingredients.

Get the simple no-cook soup recipes »