Tag: kale

Taste Test: Kale Chips

by in Taste Test, May 25, 2014

Crunchy versions of this leafy green vegetable are taking the chip aisle by storm. There’s no doubt kale is delicious and nutritious — but do its dried spin-offs live up to the hype? The Criteria We rated these leafy snacks on a 5-point scale (5 being highest) and judged them on taste, texture, price and nutrition,Read more

5 Ways to Up Your Greens Game

by in Healthy Recipes, March 14, 2014

Greens that taste amazing? You better be-leaf it! These healthy, delicious sides will upgrade any main dish, assuming they don’t steal the show first. Consider these takes on spinach, collards and kale the healthiest way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Creamed Spinach (above) Okay, the term “creamed” is used lightly here, in every sense: InsteadRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, February 27, 2014

In this week’s news: Michelle Obama stumps for kale and more, while the dairy industry shelves its Got Milk campaign; obesity rates for young kids nosedive; and researchers show why Tetris might be good for your waistline. Kale in the Green Room Kale — the nation’s perpetually trendy produce item — took its vegetal celebrityRead more

This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, January 1, 2014

In this week’s news: Vending machines may soon have to dispense more than just candy bars; nutrition professionals say count kale in (again) for 2014; and a dietitian explains the secret to making realistic New Year’s resolutions. 2014: Kale Still Ready For Its Close-Up According to a survey of 500 dietitians on diet and nutritionRead more

Market Watch: Winter Produce

by in Farmers' Market Finds, February 21, 2012

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands on local produce. Eating locally year round is easier if you live in California or Florida but here’s how I do it in Connecticut. Farmers Markets Finds Farmers are extra good at holding on to their harvests. If you didn’t turn your own summerRead more

Talking to the Experts: The Fuelin’ Roadie Wendy Jo Peterson

by in Food and Nutrition Experts, February 9, 2012

We spoke with registered dietitian Wendy Jo Peterson, who provides nutrition counseling for Grammy award winning musicians.