All Posts By Dana Angelo White

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 »

Gluten Free For A Day

by in Gluten-Free, August 24, 2010
Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton are all touting the virtues of a gluten-free diet. But many folks forget that a big part of gluten-free cooking is simple, fresh, and minimally-processed ingredients. Here’s a day’s worth of delicious and nutritious recipes that also happen to be free of gluten, including a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Get the gluten-free menu »

Melon 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, August 23, 2010
Watermelon Salad
Grilled Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer like biting into a wedge of juicy melon, from cantaloupe to watermelon to casaba. While simple snacking is tasty, we’ve got five more ways to devour this seasonal goodie.

5 more ways to love melon »

Market Watch: Seasonal Tomato Jam

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010
Dana's Tomat Jam
Dana's Tomato Jam

When I have a surplus of tomatoes from my CSA, garden and trips to the farmers’ market, it’s time to make a batch of finger-licking tomato jam.It’s spicy, it’s sweet and  it’s pretty irresistible. Spread it on sandwiches, whisk into salad dressing, or serve with crackers and some sharp cheddar cheese.

Get Dana’s Tomato Jam recipe »

Taste Test: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 17, 2010
Heirloom Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes At The Farmers' Market

Juicy tomatoes are at their peak, and that means farmers’ markets are exploding with heirloom varieties.  Heirloom tomatoes are special, because cultivators have saved the seeds and passed them down through the generations. They come in a range of sizes, colors and of course, flavors.  We tested several varieties for taste and texture. Plus, a quick recipe for heirloom tomato sauce.

Photo gallery: Heirloom tomato taste test »

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

More Tomato Coverage:

Healthy How-To: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 16, 2010
Oven-Dried Tomatoes
Oven-Dried Tomatoes - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating the superstar of summer: the nutrient-packed tomato! These juicy, delicious beauties are at their peak, and we can’t stop eating them.

If you like store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, you’ll love them dried from the oven. Although they take some time to cook or bake, it’s pretty straightforward — cook those babies low and slow.

Get the easy recipe »

Order This, Not That: Dairy Queen

by in Dining Out, August 12, 2010

frozen yogurt

I remember back when DQ only had vanilla and chocolate soft serve, and maybe a few sundaes to choose from. Nowadays the menu is bursting with all kinds of frozen concoctions. We scanned the options for the best (an worst) offerings.

See what to order and what to avoid »

Market Watch: Casaba Melon

by in Farmers' Market Finds, August 12, 2010

melon sorbet

This dazzling lemon-yellow melon is new to my kitchen. After a taste, I am a loyal fan.

A relative of cantaloupe, casaba tastes similar, but not quite as sweet. One cup has less than 50 calories, 2 grams of fiber and more than 60 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. Add to a fresh salad, wrap with thin slices of salty prosciutto, or for our frozen treats week, make a cool and refreshing batch of melon sorbet.

Recipes to Try:

Melon Sorbet
Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

You Might Also Like:

Piña Coladas, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, August 11, 2010
Dana's Lightened-Up Pina Colada
Dana's Lightened-Up Pina Colada

We can’t celebrate frozen treats week without tackling this summer essential: the frozen piña colada. Like a tropical vacation in a glass, piña coladas can be decadent and high-calorie. But don’t cut yourself off — skip the sugary mixes, break out the blender and try our slimmed-down version.

Find out how we slim it down »