Tag: iced tea

7 Summer Foods That Sound Healthier Than They Are

by in Healthy Tips, July 26, 2013

The hot weather brings a bounty of delicious, seasonal foods that may seem healthy, but are anything but. Be in-the-know and avoid some of these healthy halo boobie traps.

Food Fight! Lemonade vs. Iced Tea

by in Food Fight, Healthy Tips, July 22, 2013

Looking to quench your thirst with one of these summertime classics? First, check out which drink came out on top in this battle of the beverages.

Taste Test: Bottled Lemon Iced Tea

by in Taste Test, July 17, 2013

Looking for a refreshing beverage to beat the summer heat? See the results of this taste test before popping open a bottle of sweetened iced tea. The Criteria This taste test focused on sweetened teas with lemon (no other flavors for this challenge). Close attention was paid to ingredient quality, calories and sugar, and eachRead more

How to Cut the Sugar from Summer Drinks

by in Healthy Tips, May 20, 2012

We consume over three times the daily recommended amount of added sugar each day, and sugary beverages are one of the main contributors to this sugar overload.

Lemonade, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, June 29, 2009

There’s nothing better than than an icy glass of lemonade on a hot day, but who needs all those extra calories from added sweeteners? Instead of turning to sugary, packaged mixes, make your own light and fresh versions. Here are our tricks.

Iced Tea, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, June 3, 2009

A tall glass of iced tea is perfect is perfect for chilling — and re-hydrating — in the summer heat. You can make a large batch in no time (please, none of that powder stuff!), but knowing what to put in it is the important part. Here are some mixtures to try.

Spotlight Recipe: Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea with Berry Cubes

by in Healthy Recipes, April 25, 2009

Antioxidant-rich white tea is the base. It gets a boost from fresh lemon slices (vitamin C), chopped fresh ginger (a bit of spice), honey (a simple, natural sugar) and the pièce de résistance: frozen raspberry cubes!

Why We Love Tea

by in Healthy Tips, January 9, 2009

Legend says that in 2737 B.C., tea leaves blew into a Chinese emperor’s pot of boiling water and voilà, tea was born! January is National Tea Month (bet you didn’t know that?), and to honor one of our favorite hot — and cold — beverages, we put together a short-and-sweet guide to this 5,000-year-old delight.