Tag: ice cream

Small Steps: 5 Ways To Get More Calcium

by in Healthy Tips, Small Steps, August 11, 2010

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We’ve told you how to drink more water, fit in more exercise and eat more fruit—this week it’s all about calcium. If you don’t get enough of this important mineral, here are 5 ways to help.

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Label Decoder: Citric Acid

by in Label Decoder, December 17, 2009

You’ll this food additive in a variety of sweet foods — jams, gelatin desserts, candy and ice cream, to name a few. Luckily, it’s safe. Here’s some info on how it’s made and why it’s used.

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Label Decoder: Xanthan Gum

by in Label Decoder, November 5, 2009

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Xanthan gum is not hard to find when you’re checking labels. Candy, bread dough, ice cream, even cottage cheese — it’s all over grocery store shelves. Although it’s not the easiest word to pronounce, xanthan gum is one additive that you can chew on without worry.

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Make Your Own Ice Cream

by in Healthy Recipes, October 17, 2009

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Summer may be gone, but ice cream is a timeless treat. I like to churn my own at home so I can incorporate fresh fruit and healthy ingredients. It’s easy to make a batch that’s lighter but still as creamy as those store-bought brands. This last time around, I made a delicious buttermilk ice cream pepped up with some fresh blueberries. – Julia Langer

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Label Decoder: High Maltose Corn Syrup

by in Label Decoder, August 13, 2009

You’ve probably seen high maltose corn syrup when scanning food labels before, even if you don’t quite remember where. Did you know it’s a close cousin to the infamous high-fructose corn syrup? Read on to get the scoop (literally, it’s found in ice cream) on this common ingredient.

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Spotlight Recipes: Make It a No-Cook Week

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 3, 2009

Cool Cucumber Soup
Who needs to be slaving over a hot stove in this summer heat? Try some of these no-cook soups, main dishes and desserts that are a healthy — and cheaper — alternative to dialing up some takeout. They’re packed with fresh fruits and veggies, which means more vitamins and minerals on your plate.

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But I Just Want Some Ice Cream!?!

by in Healthy Tips, July 3, 2009

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It may seem like it’s “bad for business,” but I’m a dietitian who absolutely loves ice cream! Working at an ice cream shop for years not only helped pay for my education, it made me a connoisseur of the creamy cold stuff. Since I’m a firm believer that no food should be completely off limits, it’s okay to indulge in ice cream — just keep these tips in mind.

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In the News: Fitness for Dog Lovers, A Whopper of a Shake & Eating for the Earth

by in Food News, May 22, 2009

From the headlines this week: a 2,000-calorie milkshake, more food recalls, an unexpected post-workout snack, weight loss for pet owners and more.

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Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream & Rum Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, May 18, 2009

Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream and Rum Sauce
The grill isn’t just for beef patties or chicken breasts — finish off your cookout with a grilled dessert. Pineapples are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation. With 154 calories and 5 grams of fat per pineapple ring, this sweet treat is perfect for a hot day.

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