Tag: fish

Healthy & Fast: 20-Minute Spring Meals

by in Healthy Recipes, May 17, 2010

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As a working mom of three kids, I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t in a rush. But I won’t compromise my health or that of my family and always find simple ways to create fast and healthy meals. Here are some of my favorite spring meals that can be on the table in 20-minutes or less.

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Reading List: Soda Linked To Early Death, BPA Ban Faces Resistance and More People Going Organic

by in Food News, April 30, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Study compares mercury levels in supermarket and restaurant sushi, NYC mayor Bloomberg encourages companies to slash salt and soda (diet and regular) linked to early death.
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Reading List: The Dangers of Detox, Get Fit with Video Games & Popcorn's Eye-Popping Calories

by in Food News, November 20, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: New shocking results on the calories in popcorn, tortilla company linked to school food poisoning outbreaks and a new study shows how you prepare your fish may benefit your heart.

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Reading List: The Biggest Loser Resort, Top 10 Riskiest Foods & Gourmet Folds

by in Food News, October 9, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: Healthy foods top the riskiest food list, a study shows posting nutrition info doesn’t change what you order and say farewell to Gourmet.

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Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds

by in Healthy Recipes, August 31, 2009

Grilled Tuna with Black Sesame Seeds
You’ve grilled chicken, burgers and even veggie kabobs this summer, but haven’t gotten around to fish, right? Well, get in these heart-healthy tuna steaks before the season wraps up.  Each 259-calorie piece is packed with omega-3 fats and several energy-boosting B-vitamins. Pair the tuna with fresh greens or a grain salad, and you’ve got a light meal perfect for a hot day.

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Good Eats for Better Bones

by in Healthy Tips, July 30, 2009

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Let’s face it — most of us could do more for our bones. An estimated 44 million Americans are at risk for, or have, osteoporosis, a disease where bones become increasingly fragile and sometimes fracture. Though women are 4 times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis, men are affected as well. Exercise and some medications can help, but what you eat plays a vital role. Whether you’re worried or not, you can’t go wrong incorporating more of these foods into your daily routine.

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Spotlight Recipe: Fish Tacos with Chili Mayo & Grilled Corn

by in Healthy Recipes, June 2, 2009

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We’ve talked about lean meats for the grill, but fish is a lighter option, too. This dish is simple: tender, grilled Mahi Mahi fills a soft corn tortilla and shredded cabbage gives some extra crunch. A drizzle of homemade, spicy sauce adds a bit of kick. I always grill an ear of corn for a splash of color (and added nutrients) on the side.

Just because it’s got mayonnaise and a Mexican flair doesn’t mean it’s an overindulgence — this whole meal weighs in at only 360 calories and less than 10 grams of fat!

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Picking Safe, Sustainable Fish

by in Food Safety, Healthy Tips, April 20, 2009


No doubt, fish are healthy eats, but shopping for them can get confusing. Is this one full of mercury? Where did that one come from? Do I need to worry about overfishing? Farm-raised or wild? Here are some resources to help make the safest and most eco-friendly choices.

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Take On Tilapia

by in Healthy Recipes, January 20, 2009
Paula's Grilled Tilapia
Paula's Grilled Tilapia

Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years. Once a fish that no one had heard of, now it’s the seafood everyone wants to try. It is easy to see why – tilapia is affordable, easy to prepare and has a mild flavor that appeals to those who may not love fish. You might say it’s the perfect “starter fish.”

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