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7 Summer Foods That Sound Healthier Than They Are by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, July 26, 2013
#1: Light Beer
I love kicking back with a light beer on a hot summer day. But if you’re guzzling 4 or 5 beers—the calories will quickly overflow. If you want to booze it up, the USDA’s recommendations are 1 beer per day for women and two for men. (And no, you can’t save all your drinks for a Saturday night.)
Although they may start out at a reasonable amount of calories (about 100 to 140 per half cup), many people eat WAY more. And when you add toppers like crushed cookies, syrups and other goodies, you sabotage a perfectly calorie-friendly treat. Keep a mindful watch on portions (especially from fro-yo machines) and go light on the toppings.
Cooking With Alcohol by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, March 6, 2013
Forget about getting tipsy – that’s not the point here. Cooking with a little liquor can be a healthy and tasty way to add a splash of depth, flavor and excitement to your recipes.
Whether it’s beer, sake, rum or Cabernet, using alcoholic beverages in cooking can act as a flavor enhancer. It can also be used to tenderize meat in marinades or concentrate flavor when simmered down into sauces.
What’s even more fun about cooking with alcohol is how versatile it can be. Beer can make a moist bread or add killer flavor to a fish taco. Hard liquor like vodka or rum can jazz up pasta sauces or be the finishing touch in a glaze for grilled or roasted meats.
Holiday Drinking Strategies by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 16, 2011
Booze, booze, and more booze. That’s pretty much the theme of most holiday parties. This December, don’t guzzle down hundreds of empty calories. Instead, review these helpful tips before heading out to your next shindig.
The Downside of Too Much
When you’re in a roomful of colleagues, the easiest way to relax is with a few cocktails. I’m sure you’re aware that drinking too much alcohol can lead to calorie overload. Many of us forget that too many cocktails also lead to decreased inhibitions and loss of control. This can result in mindless flirting with your coworkers or losing control of how much you eat.
Sip Wisely: Tips for Smart Alcohol Picks by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, May 27, 2010
With spring fever in the air (and Memorial Day barbecues this weekend), relax with a glass (or two) of your drink of choice. Beer, wine and cocktails can all be part of a healthy diet — just follow our tips to avoid overdoing it.
Label Decoder: Lactic Acid by Toby Amidor in Label Decoder, September 17, 2009
Lactic acid is in a range of foods, from cheeses to jellies to carbonated beverages, but what does it do and is it safe?
Label Decoder: High Maltose Corn Syrup by Toby Amidor in Label Decoder, August 13, 2009
Spotlight Recipe: Michelada by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, January 26, 2009
Raise a Toast: Understanding Alcohol's Calories by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 27, 2008
‘Tis the season for toasting and tippling. There’s no need to deny yourself a drink or two at a New Year’s Eve party this year — it’s knowing how to control all those calories that’s the tricky part. Keep this info in mind:
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