All Posts By Dana Angelo White

28 Days of Chocolate

by in Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

There’s more to loving chocolate than candy — in honor of cupid, here are 28 ways to get your chocolate fix this month.

28 ways to love chocolate »

5 Ingredients: Chili Cheese Dip

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, February 4, 2011
Dana's 5-Ingredient Chili-Cheese Dip

You don’t need to be a football fan to love this crowd-pleasing dip. No light or nonfat ingredients in this recipe — indulging is all about sensible portions.

Get the cheesy chili dip recipe »

Ask the Experts: Top Don’ts

by in Ask the Experts, February 3, 2011

scale

As a registered dietitian, I share many of the same tips with clients over and over again. For instance, I always tell my clients to give up saying they don’t have enough time to eat better and exercise, and remind them:  Health should be a priority!

We asked nutrition experts from across the country to share their most valuable tips. We filled you in on the top dos, now for the don’ts: The things we urge clients to STOP doing in order to get healthy.  How many are you guilty of?

Get experts’ top don’ts »

Healthy Swaps: Side Dishes

by in Meal Makeovers, January 28, 2011

baked meyer lemon fries

Side dishes are supposed to be an accompaniment, but many favorites can jam in more calories than you want for an entire meal. Lighten up your plate with these healthy (but still delicious) substitutions.

7 healthy swaps for favorite sides »

In Season: Lemons

by in In Season, January 24, 2011

lemons

What’s better than the tangy and sour pucker of a juicy lemon? I love them so much I’ve got my own lemon trees. There’s more to this fruit than just lemonade — learn why these citrus fruits are so good for you, and how to use them everywhere from appetizers to desserts.

Pucker up for these lemony facts and recipes »

Nutrition News: Healthier Food From Walmart

by in Food News, January 21, 2011
Walmart is promising to offer cheaper, healthier foods.

Our readers targeted cost as one of the major obstacles to eating better. Well, a little help may be coming your way. After years of planning and recent discussions with first lady, Michelle Obama, the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart,  is rolling out its 5-year plan to make healthy foods more accessible to consumers. Here’s what the company’s changing, and our take on the new initiative.

Get the facts on Walmart’s new healthy initiative »

Cozy Foods For The Sniffles

by in Healthy Tips, January 20, 2011
Ina Garten Lemon Pasta
Ina Garten's Lemon Pasta

There are countless supplements that promise to cure the sniffles, but they can be waste of money, or downright dangerous. You can’t go wrong with the real thing: fresh foods. Here are 5 cozy recipes packed with nutrients to help your winter woes.

5 feel-good foods »

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pretzels

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2011
Which pretzel crunched the competition? See our taste test results.

Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.

Get the pretzel taste-test results »

Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 3: Processed Foods)

by in Healthy Tips, January 18, 2011

processed food

Fresh is usually best, but some processed foods are convenient and healthy. The next installment of our quiz series will see how much label-reading you have under your belt. Scroll down to calculate your score.
Test your processed food knowledge »

FN’s Top Recipes Lightened Up: Giada’s Chicken Piccata

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2011

chicken piccata

Looking for something new to do with chicken? Giada’s simply delicious Chicken Piccata gives plain old chicken a burst of fresh flavor with lemon and capers. We’ve got tips that will save 165 calories and 20 grams of fat per serving!

See our slim-down tips for chicken piccata »