Tag: ice cream

Reading List: Fat Blasters Approved, POM’s Questionable Claims & Lunchboxes, Exposed

by in Food News, October 1, 2010

kids looking into lunchbox

In this week’s nutrition news: Ben & Jerry’s drops “natural,”  study finds children don’t drink enough fluids and fat blasters approved by the FDA.

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Quick Weeknight Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2010
Chocolate Pudding
Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding - Photo by Kate Sears/Food Network Magazine

A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.

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Order This, Not That: Dairy Queen

by in Dining Out, August 12, 2010

frozen yogurt

I remember back when DQ only had vanilla and chocolate soft serve, and maybe a few sundaes to choose from. Nowadays the menu is bursting with all kinds of frozen concoctions. We scanned the options for the best (an worst) offerings.

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Small Steps: 5 Ways To Get More Calcium

by in Healthy Tips, August 11, 2010

ice cream

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 Uncategorized, 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 Uncategorized, November 5, 2009

bread
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 Uncategorized, 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, 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

Ice Cream
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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