by Dana Angelo White in Food News, January 1, 2014
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, January 1, 2014
In this week’s news: Vending machines may soon have to dispense more than just candy bars; nutrition professionals say count kale in (again) for 2014; and a dietitian explains the secret to making realistic New Year’s resolutions.
2014: Kale Still Ready For Its Close-Up
According to a survey of 500 dietitians on diet and nutrition trends for 2014, kale, coconut oil and chia seeds will remain on the scene; ancient grains are the next new thing; “low-fat” diets will lose some of their heft; and nutrition blogs will continue to boom (starting right here, of course).
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, December 31, 2013
It can be challenging to keep things interesting at the breakfast table. Stay out of a breakfast rut this year with these tasty and nutritious options.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, December 30, 2013
With alcohol flowing throughout the holiday season, it’s important to be mindful of how much you guzzle. Here are 10 delicious cocktails for less than 250 calories a serving.
by Robin Miller in Uncategorized, December 29, 2013
Trying to avoid a post-celebration headache come New Year’s Day? Find out if your go-to cure is helpful — or just hype.
by Amy Chaplin in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, December 28, 2013
A little like bacon and eggs with spaghetti instead of toast, this classic Italian dish is as simple as it is decadent. The traditional recipe is made with cured pork jowl (guanciale) or bacon. And although some recipes call for cream, true carbonara contains none.
by Sally Wadyka in Healthy Tips, December 27, 2013
It’s perhaps not surprising that people who can’t eat dairy are delighted when they discover this nut cheese. What is surprising is that cheese connoisseurs seem to thoroughly enjoy it as well.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, December 26, 2013
There are plenty of things that are — without debate — good for you. A plate of steamed vegetables with brown rice, for example. Or a bowl of fresh fruit. Or a piece of poached salmon. But there’s a long list of other foods that, despite wearing a so-called “health halo,” might not be the nutritional powerhouses everyone seems to think they are. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, December 26, 2013
Whip up either of these warming beverages to close out a winter’s gathering or a chilly night. They’re perfectly portioned to prevent the seasonal tendency to go overboard.
by Toby Amidor in Food News, December 25, 2013
During the cold winter months, the availability of fresh fruit may be more limited. This is the perfect time to grab for dried varieties — or is it?
In this week’s news: Scientists say that fiber is (still) good for heart health; nutrition experts explain why you might want to give your kids a whisk; and the CDC finds that Americans just can’t quit salt.
More Reasons to Go with the (Whole) Grains
In a study published this month in BMJ, researchers observed a lower risk of heart disease for every additional 7 grams of fiber consumed per day. The review of 22 previous studies, conducted at the School of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds, in England, also looked at types and sources of fiber. Those who ate a combination of fiber sources from whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables had the lowest risk of heart disease.