If you’re going to take advantage of the best that summer offers, don’t skimp on the produce. That means springing for the tastiest, ripest tomatoes you can find. Summer Succotash…
All recipes in this post developed by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Click here for a printer-friendly version of these recipes. Just back from the farmers market? These two dishes…
Looking for more simple, delicious dishes? Check out From the Heart, Nutrition Action’s newest cookbook by Kate Sherwood, The Healthy Cook. Here’s a sample. Height-of-Summer Salad This salad is fabulous…
True enough. Almost any chicken or turkey burger is leaner than one made of “regular” (30% fat) ground beef. Regular ground beef has 230 calories and 6 grams of saturated…
The yogurt aisle isn’t what it used to be. In the last few years, greek yogurt has taken over a sizeable chunk of the refrigerator case, leaving non-greeks to compete for the remaining real estate.
Meanwhile, both greek and non-greek yogurts are branching out. Fat-free? Cream on top? You got ‘em. Fruit purée or fruit mousse? Yep. Lactose-free or no dairy at all? Got you covered. And as for toppings and mix-ins, strawberry and vanilla are battling for shelf space with fig and orange zest, and chocolate-coated corn flakes. With so many options, how can you know which yogurts are the best yogurts?
Our recommendations (✔✔) are plain unsweetened yogurts. We’ve listed the criteria—maximums for calories and saturated fat and minimums for protein and calcium—at the beginning of each section. We disqualified products with artificial sweeteners. Within each section, yogurts are ranked from least to most calories, then least to most saturated fat, most to least protein, and most to least calcium.
It’s “microwave popcorn reinvented” for so many reasons. The popcorn is organic, the paper bag is compost-able, and the box is made of recycled materials. And Quinn packages its unsaturated…
“Poisonous.” “Toxic.” “Avoid like the plague.”
Is canola oil healthy? For some reason, people love to hate it. Really hate it.
That’s partly because the canola plant is derived from rapeseed, which contains a toxic compound called erucic acid and bitter-tasting compounds called glucosinolates.
Stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss. Those are some of the symptoms of celiac disease, which is an autoimmune reaction to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye.
At least one out of 100 Americans have celiac. Most of them don’t know it. And studies suggest that some people who don’t have the disease still can’t tolerate gluten. So what are some healthy foods to eat on a gluten-free diet?
First, let’s answer a few questions with Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
For our take on succotash, we replaced the lima beans with edamame (unripened green soybeans).
Want your kids — or other family members — to eat more fruit for breakfast? Make sure their cereal is low in sugar.
Researchers randomly assigned 91 children aged 5 to 12 to choose one of three low sugar breakfast cereals (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, or Rice Krispies) or one of three high sugar cereals (Cocoa Puffs, Froot Loops, or Frosted Flakes). The kids also had unlimited access to low-fat milk, orange juice, bananas, strawberries, and packets of sugar.