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Ask HE: What Does “Natural” Mean?

by in Healthy Tips, April 22, 2010

natural label

You see it on everything from juice drinks and packages of meat, to boxes of cereal and bottles of vitamins. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the word “natural.” You might be surprised to learn what this term really means.

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Organic Produce: The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

by in Healthy Tips, April 22, 2010

produce

Organic produce is all the rage these days, but do you need to pay the premium to buy EVERYTHING organic? Some fruits and vegetables are grown using more pesticides and herbicides than others. We’re breaking down research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to let you know which foods you should splurge on in the organic section and which foods you can buy conventional some of the time.

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Talking to the Experts: Jackie Newgent

by in Ask the Experts, April 20, 2010

Jackie-Newgent

Have you thought about how your eating habits affect the environment? In honor of Earth Week, we chatted with registered dietitian, chef and eco-cuisine expert Jackie Newgent to get her take on eco-friendly eating and tips to help green up your cooking style. Plus, try a recipe from her newest cookbook!

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In Season: Asparagus

by in In Season, April 16, 2010
Asparagus
Roasted Asparagus Bundles

Come April, you’ll find me stalking my farmers’ market for asparagus. Take advantage of its short season with these easy recipes and learn more about its healthy benefits (including, yes, what causes your pee to stink).

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Top 10 Foods for Stress Relief

by in Healthy Tips, April 15, 2010

salmon

Eat your way to a more relaxed state — and no, we don’t mean pigging out on high-calorie junk food. While there isn’t a cure-all food to magically erase frustration, you can get some stress relief with a combo of exercising, eating small meals throughout the day and getting more of these 10 fresh goodies.

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Canola Oil: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, April 14, 2010
Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Canola Oil Brownies - Photo by Kate Sears/Food Network Magazine

Many of my recipes (and these brownies) call for canola oil instead of butter to increase the healthy fats and cut out the cholesterol. I often hear “Wait a minute, isn’t canola oil bad for you?” We’re setting the record straight.

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Rhubarb 5 Ways

by in In Season, April 13, 2010
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Spring Rhubarb Crumble - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine

I’ve always been fascinated by nutrient-packed rhubarb. It looks like a large piece of red celery, is incredibly tart and is a frequent dessert star.  But don’t limit rhubarb to the sweets table — there are quite a few things to do with this quintessential spring goodie.  If you’ve never experienced this pleasingly sour plant, try it! Here are 5 different ways.

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Ask HE: Are Food Combining Diets Legit?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, April 8, 2010

fruit

Recently, I suggested a client trade her usual cookies for some fruit with her lunch. She looked surprised and replied, “Don’t I always have to eat fruit on an empty stomach — otherwise it will rot and ferment in my stomach, right?” She probably got that idea to skip fruit with a main meal from some fad diet book. I hear wild theories about combining certain foods all the time. So are there really foods you can’t eat together?

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Nachos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, April 7, 2010
Pork Nachos
Sandra Lee's Pork Nachos

Every so often I get a big time craving for spicy, cheesy nachos. But when most restaurant orders top 1,500 calories and 100 grams of fat, I know I’d better make them myself. Use these tips to slim down your favorite nacho mix and indulge wisely.

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Pork 5 Ways

by in Uncategorized, April 6, 2010
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos - Photo by Tina Rupp/Food Network Magazine

It’s a common misconception that all pork products are bad for you. Sure, you want to stick to modest — and only occasional — servings of fatty, salty bacon, but lean cuts of pork are just as low in fat and calories as chicken breast. If you’re bored with the same old chicken recipes, give these five healthy pork recipes a try.

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