Chicken. Barbecue sauce. Burgers. You’re all set to fire up the grill for a fabulous barbecue. Don’t let undercooked food spoil your celebration.
Don’t want to cook? You don’t have to! Embrace “dinner boards” as a quick and easy way to eat healthfully without firing up the stove or the grill. Best yet? The variety guarantees there’s something the entire family will love.
With continued evidence piling up that shows red meat and processed meats – such as bacon and sausage – are not good for your health, it’s time to start choosing the white meat or vegetarian option.
Scientific evidence has been accumulating for decades that colon cancer is more common among people who eat the most red meat and processed meat.
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Calorie- and fat-conscious eaters may opt for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to the traditional kind. But this substitute is also high in fat and sodium and offers few other benefits.
Washing food before you eat it may sound like a good idea, but that’s not always true. I like to give my patients these simple guidelines to follow for food safety. 1. Don’t rinse meat before cooking. Many people mistakenly believe you should wash or rinse raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking. … Read More
Some people prefer their meat on the rare side. But as a registered dietitian, I want my patients to be aware that tasting or eating undercooked meat can cause food poisoning. It’s important to understand what “undercooked” really means as it applies to different meats and cuts. How long to cook meat Meat may contain … Read More
If you’d like to cut down or eliminate or your consumption of meat, but you’re not sure how to get started, try what many dietitians recommend as a first step: Meatless Mondays. What are Meatless Mondays? As the name implies, it means refraining from eating meat one day a week — on Mondays. Meatless Mondays is a public health … Read More
If you’ve ever wondered what’s really in a chicken nugget, researchers have the answer. Did you guess chicken? If so, you may be half right — at least according to one recent study. Researchers found that chicken nuggets from two fast food chains were really, at best, only half chicken. The research, which was published … Read More
Protein fortified foods seem to be popping up more and more on grocery store shelves these days. For example, nutrition bars, cereals, crackers, bread, powders, drinks, shakes and even water! Protein from meat, fish, dairy and soy are just as good if not better. Let’s take a look at why. Protein is made up of … Read More