Posts Tagged: tips

Guiding Stars Overview

by in Videos

Allison Stowell

Eating great doesn’t have to be a challenge–just follow the Guiding Stars! Consulting Dietitian Allison Stowell explains how to use our simple food-rating system to figure out which foods will give you you the best nutritional bang for your calorie-buck.

Coping With Food Allergies in the New Year

by in Expert Chef

Erin Dow

Everyone knows someone with food allergies. From rashes to anaphylaxis, their effects range from mild to severe. Earlier this year, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune allergic disorder triggered by food and drug allergies. Autoimmune allergic disorders cause chronic health problems and long-term damage to the body’s organs and tissues when triggered by allergens.

Coping With Food Allergies in the New Year

Passing on New Year’s Resolutions

by in Healthy Tips

Allison Stowell

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I mean, think about it. What could possibly happen on January 1 that doesn’t exist on December 31 that makes it possible to make a change that has been on your mind for months? Yet many magazines, TV personalities and the like will be talking about how to stick to these supposed resolutions.

Passing on New Year’s Resolutions

Holiday Everyday Punch

by in Expert Chef, Videos

Recipes

Do you grimace with distaste every time you ladle out a punch that’s fuzzed over with half-melted sherbet? Do you glance at the sugar content of the ginger ale and juice on traditional recipes and despair? Expert Chef Erin Dow shows Scientific Advisor Lori Kaley how to shake things up at this New Year’s celebration with a punch overflowing with nutrients and flavor, not corn syrup.

Healthy Hanukkah

by in Healthy Holidays

Lori Kaley

Holiday traditions are an important reminder of the miracle of the connections we have with family and friends. Since Hanukkah is celebrated around the same time as Christmas, it has become a well-known Jewish holiday. This year, 2011, Hanukkah starts at sundown on Tuesday, December 20th and ends at sunset on Wednesday, December 28th on the Gregorian calendar. Hanukkah always starts on the 25th day of the month of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar. Since the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar don’t exactly coincide, the days for Hanukkah appear to move around and usually fall in late November or December.

Healthy Hanukkah

Twelve Dozen Cookies

by in Healthy Holidays

Allison Stowell

My husband’s family has a cookie recipe that has been passed through generations. The cookies are loaded with just about everything–M&M’s, peanut butter, chocolate chips, Reese’s Pieces, and of course, plenty of sugar, butter and eggs. These decadent cookies are the sort you should limit to just one (okay maybe two!). Here’s the problem: the recipe for these Monster cookies (yes, real name) makes 144 cookies!

Twelve Dozen Cookies