All Posts By Dana Angelo White

5 Ingredients: Berry Trifle with Amaretto

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 28, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle
Dana's 5-Ingredient Berry Trifle

This week on Healthy Eats, we’re celebrating summer berries — strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are all at their juicy, delicious peak! This fresh, light trifle is a showstopper at parties and picnics, and our version has a reasonable amount of fat and calories.  It’s as simple as 5 ingredients — read on to see how it’s made.

Get the easy trifle recipe »

Basil 5 Ways

by in Uncategorized, June 24, 2010
Parmesan Basil Frico
Giada's Parmesan-Basil Wafers

The basil plants in my garden are getting ready to explode –- in a few short weeks I’ll have bunches and bunches on my hands. Here are 5 different ways to use this fresh and flavorful herb.

See our favorite basil recipes »

Taste Test: Nonfat Greek Yogurt

by in Taste Test, June 22, 2010
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?
The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?

When we did our vanilla yogurt taste test a few weeks back, everyone asked about Greek yogurt. We shopped for the brands our Facebook fans asked for — find out how they stacked up. Plus: Our favorite ways (sweet and savory) to use this creamy treat.

Get the taste-test results »

Market Watch: Sugar Snap Peas

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, June 21, 2010

sugar snap peas

Most of the year I buy them frozen,  but in late June the farmers’ market is overflowing with plump, bright green, sugar snap peas.  I like to munch on them raw or cooked — pod and all.  Here are some of my favorite ways to prepare these seasonal beauties.

Read more, and get 3 recipes »

Healthy Swaps: Salads

by in Meal Makeovers, June 17, 2010

Salads made our list of 9 Healthy Foods to Skip because they can be deceptively high in calories, especially if you pile on the toppings and dressing. But not all salads are calorie nightmares and it’s ok to indulge in some –not all — of your favorite higher calorie ingredients. Use our tips to build a better salad.

Swap ingredients for a better salad.

TELL US: How do you make your salads healthier?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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Talking to the Experts: Sherri Brooks Vinton

by in Ask the Experts, June 17, 2010

sherri brooks vinton

We’re talking with localvore and real food expert Sherri Brooks Vinton about why she fights for local foods, farmers’ market treasures and her brand-spanking new book about preserving foods at the peak of freshness.

Read more, plus a recipe from Sherri’s new book »

Market Watch: Name That Green

by in In Season, June 16, 2010
Fresh Spinach
Spinach, Fresh From the Market

Spring is prime season for farm fresh greens, but all the different types and deciding what to do with them can get confusing. Some are sweet, some are spicy and some are better raw than cooked. All of them are loaded with nutrients like iron, vitamin A, C, K and calcium . Can you identify these 5 tasty greens?

See our photo gallery of spring greens »

Ask HE: How Much Salt is Too Much?

by in Healthy Tips, June 9, 2010


Heavily-salted foods are on the chopping block all over the country. Some of the world’s largest food companies are slashing the salt content of their foods, and a new study says salt reduction can help your health.   But is all salt bad?

Get the skinny on salt »

5 Ingredients: Broccoli Salad

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, June 9, 2010
Dana's 5-Ingredient Broccoli Slaw

A picnic staple in the South, mayonnaise- and bacon-drenched broccoli salad can be overflowing with fat and calories. But you don’t have to banish it to cookout purgatory — this salad can be super-nutritious (and super-satisfying) when you focus on the basic ingredients.

Get our easy, 5-ingredient recipe »

Market Watch: French Breakfast Radishes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, June 7, 2010

radish, pea salad

I spotted piles of these spectacular red-and-white root veggies at the farmers’ market and had to scoop them up. These crunchy spring veggies  taste even better than they look.  Pick up a bunch of these calcium-packed superstars while they’re in season!

Get fresh ideas for French breakfast radishes »