All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Getting Ready for Spring: Start Planning Your Garden

by in Healthy Tips, In Season, March 23, 2011
Home Grown Vegetables
Grow your own veggies with your getting-started tips. Image courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Spring is officially here! Believe it or not, it’s time to start making plans for your backyard garden. In a few short months (Mother Nature-permitting) you’ll have a flourishing garden with a bounty of the most local produce you can get. Here are some simple tips to get you started.

The basics: Grow your own food »

Ask HE: Your CSA Questions, Answered

by in Ask the Experts, Farmers' Market Finds, March 21, 2011


Local farms across the country are gearing up for another harvest season, and we can’t wait! You can get your own little piece of a local farm by signing up for a community-supported agriculture program. So, is it the right choice for you? We’re breaking down some frequently-asked CSA questions to help you decide.

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Fried Chicken, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, March 18, 2011
Low-Fat Fried Chicken
Food Network Kitchens' Oven-Fried Chicken

We’ve given you tips for lightening up your fried favorites. Now it’s time to hone in on this crunchy comfort food classic. We’ve got tips for every step in making crispy, juicy, and less-fattening fried chicken.

See how we lighten up fried chicken »

5 Ingredients: Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, March 16, 2011
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread
Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is simple to make: Since baking soda instead of yeast is the leavener, there’s no waiting for the dough to rise. Our 5-ingredient version of this quick bread is perfect served warm with a smear of jam or dunked into a savory soup or stew (Irish or otherwise.) Whip up a loaf of this classic rustic bread for St. Patrick’s Day. Don’t forget to mark it with the classic cross-hatch pattern before placing it in the oven –  it’s believed to ward off evil!

Make 5-ingredient whole-wheat soda bread »

Salmon 5 Ways

by in Uncategorized, March 14, 2011
Giada's Lemon-Caper Salmon
Lemon-Caper Salmon

Add some heart-healthy salmon into your weeknight meal plan. Here are 5 easy ways to prepare this healthy and sustainable, omega-3-packed fish.

Get 5 easy salmon recipes »

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, March 9, 2011
Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies, Sans The Artificial Ingredients

Whether you want to avoid some of the highly-processed ingredients (like trans fats and palm oil) or you just can’t wait for the annual cookie sale, we’ve got some simple ways to make healthier versions of these classic treats.

Make your own Girl Scout cookies »

10 Ways to Use Cajun Spice Blend

by in Healthy Holidays, March 8, 2011
Cajun Shrimp and Rice
Cajun Shrimp and Rice - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

So you bought Cajun spice blend to cook up New Orleans-style fare for Mardi Gras…now what? The sassy mix of black pepper, red pepper, garlic, paprika and dried herbs is good for more than just gumbo and jambalaya — here are 10 ways to add some Cajun to your cooking.

Cajun spices, 10 ways

Taste Test: Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives

by in Taste Test, March 2, 2011

soy milk

Whether it’s because of allergies or other personal or dietary reasons, many folks choose to avoid cow’s milk. For a while, soy was the only option at many stores – not anymore! We tested 5 types of milk alternatives for taste and nutrition.

See how milk alternatives compare »

Top 10 Worst Eating Habits

by in Healthy Tips, March 1, 2011


No one eats perfectly all the time – even dietitians! But when bad habits become common practice, you can end up with weight gain, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and a host of other potential health problems. So which lousy habits are getting folks into trouble? Here are the top 10 faux pas on our hit list, and how to avoid them. How many are part of your regular routine?

10 eating habits to stop now »

10 Ways to Love Peanut Butter

by in Healthy Recipes, March 1, 2011
Peanut Butter Bars
Dana's Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Calling all peanut butter lovers! We’re celebrating Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day and kicking off National Peanut Month by giving you 10 tummy-pleasing ways to sop up some peanutty decadence. We recommend choosing natural or homemade varieties for the truest flavor and best nutrition.

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