Tag: pork

Pork Tenderloin on a Stick!

by in Robin's Healthy Take, July 20, 2013

Sometimes getting the family to try something new requires creativity. Maybe it’s not the ingredients; perhaps it’s the presentation. Take these lollipops for example. My son Luke “doesn’t eat pork.” This from a kid who devours all the bacon at every breakfast buffet we encounter. I’d rather he eat pork tenderloin – it’s crammed withRead more

Fast Fridge Fixes: Gluten-Free Apple Cider Applesauce

by in Gluten-Free, November 9, 2011

Make a quick, chunky homemade applesauce, then turn the leftovers into two gluten-free weeknight meals: pork with waffles and butternut squash soup.

The Top 5 Foodborne Illnesses, and How To Avoid Them

by in Food News, Food Safety, May 13, 2011

I’ve been teaching and preaching about food safety for over 12 years and am glad to see more focus put on this issue. These days the food supply is brimming with food bugs – luckily, we can do something about it. A newly released study from the University of Florida found that the top 14 food microorganisms kill more than 1,300 people each year and cost over 14 million dollars in healthcare costs. Let’s stop these bad boys from making us sick (and costing us a fortune)— read up on the top 5 and what you can do to stop them.

Slow Cooker Dinners 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 30, 2010

Don’t you love walking in the door after a long day and dinner is waiting? It’s that easy when you put your slow cooker to work. Whip out this underappreciated kitchen appliance and try these 5 mouth-watering dishes.

Nachos, Lightened Up

by in Meal Makeovers, April 7, 2010

Every so often I get a big time craving for spicy, cheesy and crunchy nachos. But when most restaurant orders top 1500 calories and 100 grams of fat, I’d much rather make them myself. Use these tips to indulge wisely.

Pork 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, April 6, 2010

It’s a common misconception that all pork products are bad for you. While you may want to keep your intake of fatty and salty bacon modest, lean cuts of pork are just as low in fat and calories as chicken breast (that’s where the slogan “the other white meat” came from). Pork is also one of the best sources of thiamin – an energy producing B-vitamin. So if you’re tired of the same old chicken recipes, give these five a try.

10 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think

by in Healthy Tips, January 14, 2010

Deciphering which foods are healthy can be tough. Some foods that are marketed as “healthy” are anything but. Other foods might not have a fancy label or have a bad reputation (dark meat, anyone?) and you’re passing them up. Here are 10 foods you may be avoiding unnecessarily.

Cranberries 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Thanksgiving, November 2, 2009

It wouldn’t be fall without cranberries. One cup of fresh berries contains 46 calories, is an excellent source of vitamin C, and contains 18% of your daily fiber needs. Of course cranberry sauce is on our list, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised with our other healthy finds.

Spotlight Recipes: Sammies to Celebrate Dad

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 20, 2009

This Sunday, celebrate the fathers (and grandfathers) in your life with these cookout-friendly sandwiches — one for the meat eater, the one for the veggie and both a good alternative to a fatty hamburger or hot dog.