All Posts By Dana Angelo White

How To Use All That Candy

by in Healthy Tips, October 29, 2010
How to Avoid Candy Overload - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
How to Avoid Candy Overload - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

This time of year, it’s hard to escape piles of candy and other sugar-filled treats.  But don’t toss it — here are 5 ways to use it later to sideline a post-Halloween sugar overload.

5 ways to use Halloween candy »

Top 5 Scary Halloween Treats to Avoid

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, October 26, 2010

halloween candy bucket

It’s virtually impossible to avoid sugar during trick-or-treat season. Sweet treats can be part of a healthy diet, but some are more spooky than others — pass on these 5 types of candy and you’ll be off to a smart start.

See all 5 treats to avoid »

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch.

Recipes to Try:

Pumpkin Caramels
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
Dark Chocolate Bark

Ask the Experts: Bizarre (But Delicious) Food Combos

by in Ask the Experts, October 22, 2010
Mee Goreng - Photo Courtesy Midori/Wikimedia Commons

Mee Goreng is a Malaysian noodle dish made with cabbage, tomato, egg, sugar, ketchup and soy sauce. The first time I made it for my husband, he looked at me like I was crazy. Then he tasted it – it’s incredibly delicious! What seems like a weird ingredient combination can come together to create a symphony of flavors and textures. See 10 more off-the-wall combinations from food experts, then tell us your favorites!

10 crazy-good food combinations »

5 Ingredients: Sweet Potato Chips With Black Olive Tapenade

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, October 21, 2010
Sweet Potato Chips With Olive Tapanade

Just in time for Halloween parties, we’re cooking up this black-and-orange appetizer that’s easy, tasty and festive. Best of all: there are only 5 ingredients.

Get our healthy appetizer recipe »

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz on NuVal Scores

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
Photo courtesy NuVal LLC

Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.

Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »

Gluten-Free Diets: Good or Bad?

by in Gluten-Free, October 14, 2010

quinoa

Seems like everyone is buzzing about gluten-free diets. New products and diet books are flooding the marketplace and celebrities are swearing by their anti-gluten lifestyles. So what’s this really all about? Does going gluten-free hold the key to better health and weight-loss success, even if you’re not gluten-intolerant? Get the facts.

Get the scoop on gluten-free diets »

5 Ways to Cut 100 Calories: Snacks

by in Healthy Tips, October 7, 2010
Apple Moons
Measure peanut butter before you start snacking to keep calories at bay. Photo courtesy Food Network Magazine.

Snacking on healthy foods can help you maintain a healthy weight and keep energy levels high throughout the day. The only downside — you can overdo healthy foods, too! We’re taking a look at 5 healthy options and shaving off 100 calories from each.

Get 5 calorie-saving tips »

Spotlight Recipes: Smarter Dips

by in Healthy Recipes, October 5, 2010
Spinach-Artichoke Dip
Lightened-Up Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Whether you’re cooking for a  kid’s birthday party or having friends over to watch the game, dips are an easy-to-make crowd pleaser. Don’t let gobs of calories and fat weigh down your festivities – try our more figure-friendly picks.

Recipes to Try:

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10 Ways to Add More Vegetables to Your Diet

by in Healthy Tips, October 4, 2010
Green Goddess Dip
Ellie's Green Goddess Dip - Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo/Food Network Magazine

It’s not just kids who push peas around their plate! A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says more than three-quarters of Americans aren’t eating enough veggies. Five servings a day might seem daunting, but one serving is only a measly 1/2 cup (or 1 cup of greens like lettuce and spinach). Eating your veggies shouldn’t be painful or even unpleasant – here are 10 ways to love them.

10 ways to get 5 a day »