All Posts By Dana Angelo White

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz

by in Healthy Tips, February 26, 2010

Dr. Katz
The rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years. Now, a growing number of young children have Type II diabetes and heart disease, too. Those are scary statistics — especially to Dr. David Katz, who has spent his career researching children’s nutrition. The director and co-founder of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Katz has kids’ heart disease, diabetes and their primary cause, obesity, in his cross hairs.

Here, he shares thoughts on this growing threat to our kids and even his favorite heart-healthy burger recipe.

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5 Ingredients: Mustard Roasted Salmon

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, February 24, 2010

Mustard Roasted Salmon
Get a dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fats from this easy and delicious salmon dish. All you need is 15 minutes to prep this quick weeknight dinner. Leftovers are delicious over lettuce for lunch the next day.

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Make Your Own Condiments

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

Ketchup, Mustard and Tartar Sauce
The ingredient lists on most packaged condiments are just plain scary! The added sugar, salt and other unpronounceable preservatives make these basic dips and spreads practically junk food. With some simple ingredients and easy prep work, you can make your own. We’re starting out with three of the most popular condiments: ketchup, mustard and tartar sauce.

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Spotlight Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

by in Healthy Recipes, February 18, 2010

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin
Everyone who tries these chocolate chip muffins asks for the recipe. I’ve made them for everything from brunch to dessert. They’re easy to make and a healthy way to get your chocolate fix.

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Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pasta

by in Taste Test, February 18, 2010

Healthy Whole Grain Pasta
Whole grains offer more vitamins, fiber and protein than the refined counterparts, but a food’s taste and texture are important — especially when you’re talking about pasta. We took some of the most popular whole-grain pasta brands for a test drive.

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Eating for Exercise: Get Inspired by the Olympians

by in Diets & Weight Loss, Healthy Tips, February 16, 2010

Food for Exercise
Whether you’re heading to Vancouver or tuning in from your living room, the Olympic spirit is in the air. Most of us aren’t professional athletes, but we are trying to stay in shape. Get inspired by the international athletes and follow these quick tips to help make the most of your diet and exercise routine.

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Spotlight Recipes: Lighter Chinese New Year

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 12, 2010

Asian Egg Drop Soup
This Sunday, we ring in the year of the tiger on the Chinese calendar. Celebrate the new year with these Asian-inspired dishes. Make sure your feast features noodles, which symbolize longevity, and dumplings, a stand-in for wealth, so you kick off 2010 with good fortune.

10 Foods to Battle Bad Cholesterol

by in Healthy Tips, February 11, 2010

Salmon
Part of keeping your heart healthy means keeping your cholesterol levels in check or lowering those numbers if they’ve been creeping up. Exercise can help make this happen, and so can a healthy diet rich in these foods.

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Shellfish: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, February 9, 2010

Grilled Prawn
Doctors and other health experts used to warn folks away from clams, shrimp, crab and other shellfish because they were too high in cholesterol. Turns out that shellfish can still be a tasty part of a heart-healthy diet.

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FN’s Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #1 Baked Macaroni & Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, February 8, 2010
Baked Mac and Cheese
Alton's Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese tops just about everyone’s list of favorite comfort foods — and Alton Brown’s version repeatedly tops the list of Food Network’s most popular recipes. It’s easy to see why: It feeds a crowd, and the gooey goodness is so filling. The dish is also easy to lighten up.  Make these few tweaks to make it light enough for a regular indulgence.

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