Looking for an alternative to those endless tuna casseroles? Try this cheese and spinach Italian staple that features uncooked pasta and low-fat dairy products, reducing both the prep time and the calories. To round out the meal, serve with a colorful green salad and some crusty whole-wheat bread.
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
In a brilliant bit of marketing, produce manufacturers are now offering a veritable cornucopia of healthy convenience products for today’s busy kids (and even busier parents). At a recent trade show in Chicago, several companies unveiled their new “fun” packs filled with freshly sliced fruits and veggies and carefully designed to appeal to children.
By Natalie Digate Muth, MPH, RD
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HYDRATION STORY
Should you drink as much as you can tolerate when exercising? Or is this time-honored advice all wet?
YPERCONSCIOUS OF THE DETRIMENTAL health and performance effects of dehydration, health and fitness experts have long warned recreational exercise enthusiasts and athletes alike to hydrate contin...
Here is a peek at some major worldwide food trends that recently caught the editors’ attention at Food Technology magazine:
1. The Quick Fix. Fewer side dishes and less time spent preparing meals are just two more signs that fast food rules—even at home!
2. Drive and Go. Takeout service is increasing, especially at upscale, full-service res...
A recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research [2005; 19 (1), 108–14] suggests that supplementation with ginseng can enhance athletic performance during endurance-type exercise. Study participants were given either a daily dose of 1,350 milligram...
Did your home garden produce a bounty of fresh veggies and fruits this year? If so, you can extend your epicurean enjoyment by freezing your harvest, if you follow these simple tips from Cooking Light magazine:
Allow cooked foods to cool to room temperature before freezing.
Divide food into individual servings so it freezes quickly and ev...
Stash the Oreos, Cookie Monster. The food police are out in force on Sesame Street. The longtime favorite kids’ television show is joining the battle against obesity by launching a new season with the theme “Healthy Habits for Life.” And that means that young viewers will be seeing fewer dancing cookies and more prancing colorful veggies. Guest stars like singer A...