by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, September 27, 2014
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, November 24, 2013
We often think those small bad habits in the kitchen are no big deal. But it’s the little things that can lead to food-borne illness. In honor of Food Safety Month (September!), here are five less-than-squeaky-clean practices worth quitting.
The Habit: reusing grocery bags
A survey conducted by the Home Food Safety program found that 85 percent of Americans aren’t washing their reusable grocery bags. The problem: Raw foods, including meat, chicken and eggs, leave potentially harmful bacteria inside those totes. And those bacteria can be transferred to produce if the same bag is reused without being cleaned. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, June 14, 2012
I admit it: I’m a dietitian who loves bacon. But instead of gorging on greasy slabs, I’ve found ways to add the delightfully salty and smoky flavor to my favorite dishes a little at a time.
by Toby Amidor in Grilling, Healthy Recipes, May 10, 2012
- Make dad a meaty meal for Father's Day this weekend.
What better way to celebrate Father’s Day then by cooking dad a meaty meal? Show dad some love with any of these 5 mouthwatering meat recipes.
Chili-spiced steak steak topped with avocado sauce and fresh tomato salad, all for 325 calories and 17 grams of fat per serving.
Recipe: Steak With Avocado Sauce and Tomato Salad (above)
A little goes a long way when it comes to these delish sliders. Create a toppings bar with mango salsa, grilled pineapple slices, black bean salsa, avocado, pico de gallo or hummus. Let everyone pick their favorites.
Recipe: Swiss Cheeseburger Sliders
by Dana Angelo White in Food News, July 18, 2011
- Food Network Kitchens' Honey Soy Grilled Salmon With Edamame
If you’ve been grilling the same recipes each season, it’s time to shake things up. We’re giving you plenty of deliciously healthy main dish recipes to choose from—meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian—all for less than 400 calories per serving.
Beef, pork and lamb can all be healthy choices for the grill. Be sure to choose lean cuts of meat, keep portions around 3-4 ounces per serving and limit the amount of fatty ingredients like butter and oil.
by Toby Amidor in Back to School, Healthy Tips, September 1, 2010
- Make smarter, healthier, greener choices.
We’ve been keeping you updated on the Environmental Working Group’s how-to list for buying organic produce (a.k.a. – the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen). Today they’re unveiling the much anticipated 2011 Meat Eater’s Guide – a tool to help educate consumers about the environmental impact of their protein choices.
How It Works
EWG partnered with the environmental analysis firm CleanMetrics to calculate the greenhouse gas emissions associated with 20 popular proteins that Americans consume. Red meat, pork, poultry and fish were obvious points of interest, but vegans and vegetarians should also pay attention – protein sources like milk, yogurt, cheese, eggs, beans, tofu, nuts and some vegetables were also evaluated.
by Toby Amidor in Food News, July 23, 2010
Feeding your kids can get confusing. Between pushy food marketing and bewildering labels, it’s no wonder that most folks are misled as to which kids snacks are really healthy. Here’s the real deal on what you’ve been buying.
6 snacks to avoid, and healthy alternatives »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, June 14, 2010
In this week’s nutrition news: Slashing sugar helps make you healthier, enjoying lunch away from your desk and the truth about the “5-second rule.”
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by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, May 24, 2010
- Steak with Avocado Sauce and Tomato Salsa - Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine
Cook up the perfect steak for Dad this Father’s Day. With a few small tweaks and ingredient swaps, Dad can enjoy his juicy steak while the rest of family can breathe easy that he won’t have a coronary.
Get our lightened-up steak recipes »
by Toby Amidor in Food News, May 21, 2010
- Keep bacteria away from the beef.
Meat is at risk to develop dangerous levels of bacteria from the time you bring it home from the market until the time you serve it up. Your job is to catch the bacteria before it has time to grow. Here are 8 ways to stop bacteria in its tracks.
Avoid these 8 ways to contaminate meat »
- Steak lovers, rejoice: Red meat may not deserve a bad wrap.
In this week’s nutrition news: Trendy dark-colored foods are taking over menus, added fiber in General Mills products and don’t be afraid to eat that juicy steak or burger.
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