All Posts By Dana Angelo White

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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Spotlight Recipes: Oscar Party Picks

by in Healthy Recipes, March 4, 2010

Prosciutto With Pears & Arugula
The glitz and glamor of Oscar night is just around the corner. To celebrate the best of the best movies this year, serve these nine award-winning finger foods plus one movie star-quality cocktail at your award-night shindig.

Budget-Friendly Foods: 4 Must-Haves for the Pantry

by in Healthy Recipes, March 2, 2010

beans

The grocery bill probably seems like it goes up every week. Before you hit the store again, plan to make the most of the healthy ingredients you’ve got on hand. These four pantry staples are easy to use and super affordable (especially when you buy them in bulk).

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Potato Soup, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, March 2, 2010

soup

A cool-weather staple, creamy potato soup can have anywhere from 300 to 500 calories and 35 grams of fat per serving! Our lightened-up versions taste just as good as the cream-laden recipes and, since the main ingredients are potatoes, won’t bust your budget.

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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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