Tag: shrimp

Low-Mercury Fish

by in Healthy Recipes, May 24, 2012
Tilapia is a low-mercury, low-cost fish with a very mild flavor.

Recommendations for eating seafood can be confusing. Fish can be a low-calorie and heart-healthy choice and the omega-3 rich fish have additional health-protecting benefits. On the other hand, some seafood contains mercury, which can be harmful in large amounts. There are plenty of seafood options with little or no mercury. Here are some fabulous options.

Tilapia is mild, tender and super budget-friendly. According the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, American farm-raised tilapia is the most sustainable choice.

Baked Tilapia
Broiled Tilapia With Horseradish and Herb-Spiked Mayo

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Slow Cooker Dinners 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, November 30, 2010
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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 under-appreciated kitchen appliance and try these 5 mouth-watering dishes.

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Reading List: Tomato Troubles, Food Poisoning’s Costs & a Food Blogger Challenge

by in Food News, March 5, 2010


In this week’s nutrition news: A new study shows that weight loss may reverse artery clogging, shrimp allergy findings and restaurants are dropping pricey tomatoes from their menus.

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Weekly Bits: What's For Dinner?

by in Uncategorized, February 20, 2010

Every week we post healthy eating ideas from our readers, and every week our readers come back with even more tasty suggestions. On this week’s menu: roasted shrimp, salmon wraps, and whole-grain pasta to fool the pickiest eaters.

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Shrimp 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, February 17, 2010

roasted shrimp
Three ounces of shrimp only contains 84 calories and 1 gram of fat and comes packed with selenium and energy-boosting B-vitamins. As long as you keep portions under control (and forgo the frying), there’s no need to stress about the cholesterol. Shrimp lovers, try these five recipes.

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Spotlight Recipes: Mardi Gras Madness

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 15, 2010

Ginger Margarita
Just because they call it “Fat Tuesday” doesn’t mean you need to interpret that literally. Celebrate Mardi Gras tomorrow with Southern-style dishes but leave the sticks of butter, mounds of meat and gobs of heavy cream off the shopping list. These healthy picks will make your mouth water.

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Shellfish: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, February 9, 2010

Grilled Prawn
Doctors and other health experts used to warn folks away from clams, shrimp, crab and other shellfish because they were too high in cholesterol. Turns out that shellfish can still be a tasty part of a heart-healthy diet.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: A Taste of Greece

by in Uncategorized, January 24, 2010

Shrimp Saganaki
When I first started cooking, the biggest challenge I faced was figuring out flavor profiles (that is, the balance of flavors in one dish). I especially had to master deciphering which herbs and spices would complement each other in a well-rounded dish. Over time, I discovered that when I associate certain flavors with specific cuisines, I could more easily create a successful recipe and not be intimidated by mixing herbs and spices.

Learning this concept has been integral to my healthier cooking because a low-cal dish’s flavorful heart comes from its seasoning. To introduce you to some new flavor profiles, I’m focusing a series of blogs on different international cuisines. This way, next time you reach into the spice cabinet, you’ll feel more comfortable with the flavors looking back at you.

To kick it off, let’s sample Greece, where I spent two weeks last summer creating great memories and even better food! I fell in love with the taste of the Mediterranean because the area’s flavors are vibrant and naturally healthy.

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10 Foods That Are Healthier Than You Think

by in Healthy Tips, January 14, 2010

10 Healthy Foods
Figuring out what to eat can be tough. Some foods may be marketed as “healthy” but they’re hardly that. Other foods may have a bad reputation (dark meat, anyone?) and you’re passing them up. Here are 10 foods you may be avoiding unnecessarily.

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Hosting a Healthy Holiday Party

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 14, 2009

Planning Your Holiday Spread
Throwing a party can be overwhelming, especially when planning the menu. You may be convinced the ultimate spread includes a fatty cheese ball, sugary cookies and loads of alcohol, but healthy and tasty fare is possible. Here are top tips for planning and a bunch of recipes for your shindig.

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