All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Make Your Own Salad Dressing

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, March 23, 2010

Simple Salad Dressing
Bottled salad dressings are my pet peeve — the majority of them are full of sodium, sugar and other preservatives. Whether you like a vinaigrette or the creamy stuff, you only need a few simple ingredients (and a couple minutes) to make some yourself.

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Spotlight Recipes: Healthy Casseroles

by in Healthy Recipes, March 22, 2010

Peach French Toast Bake
Casseroles are an easy and tasty way to feed a crowd, but many recipes are loaded with fatty cream sauces or layers of cheese. We’ve got some sensible (and of course, delicious) casserole dishes, including breakfast and dessert!

Taste Test: Canned Chicken Noodle Soup

by in Taste Test, March 18, 2010

Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
I stopped eating canned soups years ago because, really, who needed all that sodium? Nowadays, there are many low-sodium varieties and they can be handy when you need a fast fix. We tested some of the most popular chicken noodle soups — see how they ranked.

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Dressing Up Day-Old Bread

by in Healthy Recipes, March 17, 2010

Pesto Crostini
There’s nothing better than freshly baked bread, but when it’s preservative-free, fresh bread dries out quickly. The dilemma: You may not use the whole loaf in one day and whatever is left is too good to toss. Get more mileage out of that extra bread with these ideas.

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Potatoes 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, March 16, 2010

Baked Lemon Fries
Carb-phobes, don’t shy away from potatoes. They’re high in fiber, protein, iron and even vitamin C — and taste yummy, too. Since they’re so easy to work with, we could probably give you 50 healthy recipes, but let’s start with five of our favorite ways to enjoy them.

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Spotlight Recipes: Goodies for St. Patrick's Day

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, March 15, 2010

Corned Beef and Cabbage
You’ll have Irish eyes smiling with our healthy green-themed, St. Paddy’s Day dishes — we’ve got ideas for everything from snacks to sides to a classic main course.

10 Foods for Healthy Hair

by in Healthy Tips, March 12, 2010

almonds

What you eat affects every part of your body — even your hair. When it comes to keeping your locks lovely, some nutrients play an extra important role. Here are 10 foods to keep on your plate.

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Diet Soda: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, March 9, 2010

soda

You’d think soda was our national beverage the way people guzzle it. Opt for the regular stuff and you’re downing lots of extra calories and sugar; in comparison, calorie-free diet soda seems like a harmless alternative. But if you need a soda fix, is it better to swig sugar or artificial sweeteners? What about the caffeine and phophorus?

Here are some things to know about diet sodas (or any diet beverage for that matter).

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Ask HE: How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

by in Ask the Experts, March 4, 2010

Steak
Last month, we talked about getting the right amount fiber every day. One of you followed up with another good question — what about protein? While protein is an important part of any diet, more isn’t always better. As it turns out, most folks are already eating an adequate amounts of this muscle-building nutrient.

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