by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, September 3, 2011
by Dana Angelo White in In Season, September 1, 2011
- Grilled summer squash, from Food Network Magazine.
Celebrate the end of summer with these healthy sides — each has fewer than 250 calories per serving. Side dishes should add color, flavor, and a variety of nutrients to your meal. Take your pick from these scrumptious options.
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by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, May 25, 2011
- We've got 30 ways to love sweet, tender, in-season corn, like this Grilled Corn Salsa.
It’s the peak of the season for sweet corn. Here are 30 ways to enjoy this summer treasure.
- Classic and straight up – on the cob with butter and salt
- Use our shopping tips to pick the perfect ears.
- Use a serrated knife to cut kernels off the cob — add raw kernels to to a salad for sweet crunch.
- After cutting off kernels, don’t toss those cobs – use them to flavor and thicken chowder.
- Make an easy summertime dinner –Fish Tacos with Chili Mayo and Grilled Corn
- Company coming? Make Grilled Corn Salsa and serve with tortilla chips
- Hit up the farmers’ market for the freshest corn. Local farmers will have all kinds of unique varieties available.
- Cooking Tip: when boiling corn on the cob, add salt and a splash of milk to the water.
- Add corn to your favorite pasta salad recipe.
- Add freshness and color to a stir fry.
by Dana Angelo White in Farmers' Market Finds, September 10, 2010
- Host a safe and healthy summer picnic with our best recipes and tips.
Divide and conquer at your next potluck picnic with these delicious and nutritious dishes. Don’t forget that warmer weather also increases the risk of food spoilage, so be sure to keep your food safe by following our simple tips.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 14, 2010
The Summer Fest corn celebration and all the great recipes from food and garden bloggers got my mouth watering for more of this warm-weather veggie. I’m still seeing piles and piles of it at my local market — here’s how to use it.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, January 14, 2010
- Spiced White Rice - Photo by Con Poulos/Food Network Magazine
We all have those days where we just can’t make it to the market. That’s where a freezer stocked with frozen veggies comes in handy. Here are our 5 favorites we keep at home — plus, some ways they can help jazz up a meal.
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by Toby Amidor in Food News, December 4, 2009
Figuring out what to eat can be tough. Some foods may be marketed as “healthy” but they’re hardly that. Other foods may have a bad reputation (dark meat, anyone?) and you’re passing them up. Here are 10 foods you may be avoiding unnecessarily.
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by Karen Ostergren in Uncategorized, August 15, 2009
In this week’s nutrition news: More evidence that obesity decreases your life expectancy, drinking sugary sodas may lead to diabetes during pregnancy and China will soon produce genetically modified rice.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 11, 2009
This week’s top comments from our blog hit on the best ways to preserve summer’s bounty and you folks had even more tricks for cold-brewing coffee.
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by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2009
Each year, when corn season arrives, I take my kids to the local market to pick up some fresh ears. Together we remove all the husks (they always end up dropping an ear or two into the garbage pile but, hey, that’s part of the fun!). Then, we take them home and cook them up. I love watching my kids gobble down what they picked out. Our favorite is eating fresh corn straight off the cob, but there are tons of ways to enjoy these sweet summer kernels.
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Pep up your next fiesta with this dip made with a bunch of healthy trimmings — beans, cheese, corn, tomatoes, avocados and a touch of spice. With a half-cup of dip per 140 calorie serving, you’ll be able to indulge without much worry. Offer a colorful display of veggies or baked tortilla chips for dipping. If you — or your guests — need the real deal, remember 15 tortilla chips (about an ounce) is our recommended maximum serving.
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