by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, July 26, 2012
by Dana Angelo White in Uncategorized, April 8, 2012
Most folks are hip to the fact that they need more omega-3 fats in their diet, but that doesn’t mean they’re actually eating enough. Here’s a refresher on why omega-3s do the body good and some delish recipes to boost your intake.
There are 3 main types of omega-3 fats that are typically referred to by their abbreviated names DHA, EPA and ALA. The DHA and EPA types are plentiful in fish and help fight inflammation. They also contribute to heart health, brain function and immunity. If that’s not enough, they also help with healthy joints, skin, eyes and skin. The ALA type of omega-3 is found mostly in plant-based foods. Once eaten, the body converts ALA to a small amount of DHA and EPA. ALA-rich foods are good for you for a variety of reasons but to really reap the benefits of omega-3, you want to make sure to get most of them from EPA and DHA.
Experts recommend getting about 1,000 milligrams of omega-3s per day, mostly from DHA and EPA.
Salmon is one of the best fish choices for healthy fats. A 4-ounce (raw) portion will serve up more than 1600 milligrams of DHA and EPA.
Recipe: Blackened Salmon With Mango Salsa
by Toby Amidor in Food News, Food Safety, May 13, 2011
- Food Network Magazine's Green Bean and Egg Salad With Goat Cheese Dressing
Your kids have talked you into coloring dozens of Easter eggs, but once the egg hunt is over, what should you do with all of those pretty eggs? Think beyond the egg salad sandwich and try one of these 5 recipes.
Food Safety Tip
I’m all for Easter egg hunts, but if you’re going to eat the leftovers just make sure they haven’t sit been sitting out too long. If they’ve been sitting out for more than 2 hours (1 hour if outside in the heat) then trash them.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, May 4, 2011
- Poultry is a top cause of foodborne illness; wash your cutting boards and knives with soap and water before cutting up vegetables or ready-to-eat foods.
What’s really lurking in the food you eat? These days, lots of things. A newly-released study from the University of Florida found that the 14 most common food microorganisms kill more than 1,300 people each year and cost more than $14 million in health care dollars. Let’s stop these bad boys from making us sick (and costing us a fortune) — read up on the top 5 and what you can do to stop them.
The top 5 foodborne illnesses and how to stop them »
by Dana Angelo White in Easter, Healthy Holidays, April 21, 2011
- Potato and Zucchini Frittata
Make an extra-special egg dish for breakfast or brunch that kids and adults will love. Once you get the hang of the basic recipe, you can use whatever ingredients are in season (or in your fridge.) It’s all about learning the simple technique — here’s how you do it the healthy way.
Frittata recipe essentials »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 10, 2011
- Zabagloine With Berries - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
While the egg is certainly a high-protein breakfast staple, this versatile ingredient is also a fixture in many traditional spring holiday meals. I polled the Healthy Eats team to find out all about their favorites.
Top holiday egg traditions »
by Toby Amidor in Easter, March 31, 2010
Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Think again. These healthy, well-balanced quick bites are ready in 10 minutes or less.
5 ways to a super-fast morning meal »
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, March 12, 2010
- Deviled Eggs With Apple Compote
Eggs have gotten a bad wrap for being too high in cholesterol, but according to the American Heart Association, an egg a day is a-okay. Here are five ways to make this versatile ingredient, including the Easter classic: deviled eggs.
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by Karen Ostergren in Uncategorized, March 6, 2010
What you eat affects every part of your body — even your hair. When it comes to keeping your locks lovely, some nutrients play an extra important role. Here are 10 foods to keep on your plate.
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by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Tips, January 14, 2010
This week, readers shared some favorite dishes to help keep your wallet — and your waistline — healthy. Plus, find out one reader’s trick for cutting the fat in creamy soups.
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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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