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By Jay Friess and Jay Friess,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 11, 1998
Maryland's annually plundered crab population may be getting its silent revenge on our hearts.Baltimore's signature dish, the crab cake, appears as No. 7 on Fitness magazine's list of the 10 most unhealthy regional dishes in its September issue. It clocks in at a disturbing 340 calories and 14 grams of fat."Crab cakes are getting a bad rap because most of them are fried," said Liz Smith, a dietitian with Mercy Hospital's outpatient program. "And most people like to season them with Old Bay, which really adds to the sodium content."
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By Jay Friess and Jay Friess,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 11, 1998
Maryland's annually plundered crab population may be getting its silent revenge on our hearts.Baltimore's signature dish, the crab cake, appears as No. 7 on Fitness magazine's list of the 10 most unhealthy regional dishes in its September issue. It clocks in at a disturbing 340 calories and 14 grams of fat."Crab cakes are getting a bad rap because most of them are fried," said Liz Smith, a dietitian with Mercy Hospital's outpatient program. "And most people like to season them with Old Bay, which really adds to the sodium content."
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By Steven Pratt and Steven Pratt,Chicago Tribune | November 29, 1992
Nowadays everyone from nutritionists to neighborhood grocers is telling us to watch our diets, but how can active people keep track of calories and fat when they eat and snack all day long?That's why Nutritional Data Systems Inc. of Austin, Texas, developed Dietcoach, a pocket computer that records a running total of the nutrients in the foods you eat. With a couple of keystrokes you can check the amount of protein, carbohydrates or fat (including percentages) you've consumed during the day or for the past seven days.
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By William Rice and William Rice,Chicago Tribune | August 16, 1995
If a little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down, a lot of dressing has been equally effective in helping us swallow lettuce and bland salad garnishes ranging from carrots to alfalfa sprouts.Even the presence of enticing or exotic greenery on the plate won't foster a slimmer you if it is slathered with blue cheese dressing (at 77 calories and 8 grams of fat per tablespoon) or a classic dressing of 4 parts oil to 1 part vinegar (at 91 calories and 10 grams of fat per tablespoon).These figures do not include the calorie-rich sugar (15 calories a teaspoon)
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,Special to The Sun | April 18, 1995
Improving our eating habits just isn't that easy.The pressure is on to get the job done, what with the relationship between food, overweight and most chronic diseases. And yet . . .Our lives are so busy, there's so much to do.A recent study by the American Dietetic Association showed that people think healthy eating is really important, but weren't doing all they could for three very important reasons. They thought eating well was too complicated, took too much time, and required them to give up their favorite foods.
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By Sherrie Clinton and Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff | June 26, 1991
WHAT'S A PICNIC without crispy chicken?Serve this recipe instead of fried chicken and cut calories and fat. One fried drumstick, with both meat and skin, has about 193 calories and 11 grams of fat. This recipe lets you have two drumsticks for the same calories and half the fat.Serve with mustard and honey sauce for a rich, creamy taste.Both recipes are from "Cooking Light Cookbook 1991" edited by Cathy A. Wesler; Oxmoor House Inc.Crispy Drumsticks1/4 cup dry fine bread crumbs1/8 teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, dried whole marjoram, dried whole thyme1 egg white, lightly beaten1 tablespoon skim milk8 chicken drumsticks, skinned, about 1 1/2 poundsVegetable cooking sprayCombine first five ingredients in a shallow dish, stir well.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | July 9, 1991
If you love fried chicken and just can't live without it, here's a neat trick that turns a greasy guilt trip into a well-balanced lunch.First of all, let me answer everybody's question about Kentucky Fried Chicken's new Lite 'n Crispy chicken. No, it's not the lowfat wonder they pretend.It's true that the skinless Lite 'n Crispy is 50 percent lower in fat than the Extra Crispy version. One Extra Crispy thigh, for example, contains 406 calories and 30 grams of fat. A Lite 'n Crispy thigh contains only 246 calories and 17 grams of fat.While this is a big improvement, it is no nutritional bargain.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | July 16, 1991
Have shady labeling practices left you in the dark?Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Newsletter points out chicanery in the way food labels report sodium.Manufacturers often present nutritional information based on smaller serving sizes so products appear to have fewer of their undesirable ingredients. In fact, of the hundreds of products tracked by the Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1986, changes in serving size always were down, never up.Sometimes this doesn't make much difference.
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By Charlotte Balcomb Lane and Charlotte Balcomb Lane,Orlando Sentinel | March 1, 1995
Too much cream, butter, cheese and almonds can transform a simple potato dish into a nutritional nightmare, as a reader discovered."What could I substitute in place of the 2 cups of heavy cream?" asked Helen Miller about the recipe for Potatoes Poupon, a creamy, cheesy variation on scalloped potatoes. The recipe, developed by the makers of Grey Poupon mustard, has 604 calories and more than 46 grams of fat in each serving. A revised version for Light Potatoes Poupon contains only 300 calories and 7.6 grams of fat per serving.
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By Irene Kraft and Irene Kraft,Allentown Morning Call | September 12, 1990
MANY CONSUMERS consider chicken to be a good choice at fast food restaurants because it's traditionally lower in calories and fat than beef or other red meats.But that's not always the case."Often, you'd be better off eating a hamburger," said Marion Franz, a registered dietitian, director of nutrition for the International Diabetic Center and author of "Fast Food Facts" (DCI Publishing, $6.95, 107p.), a guide to making nutrition-wise choices at fast food restaurants. She says one fried chicken sandwich at most fast food restaurants is equal in calories to two regular-sized hamburgers.
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By Rita Calvert and Rita Calvert,Special to The Sun | June 7, 1995
Many of us are trying to eat more fish these days because we know it's healthful, but somehow, there never seem to be enough easy recipes for cooking it. There's always the "broil-it-with-a-dab-of-butter" technique, but that treatment can get boring quickly.Here is a simple, fast and efficient fish dish that makes use of a pantry staple -- canned salmon. (Yes, canned salmon or tuna still is a good way to get the great nutrients from fish.)In fact, all of the ingredients in the fish cakes are items you probably keep on hand.
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By Colleen Pierre and Colleen Pierre,Special to The Sun | April 18, 1995
Improving our eating habits just isn't that easy.The pressure is on to get the job done, what with the relationship between food, overweight and most chronic diseases. And yet . . .Our lives are so busy, there's so much to do.A recent study by the American Dietetic Association showed that people think healthy eating is really important, but weren't doing all they could for three very important reasons. They thought eating well was too complicated, took too much time, and required them to give up their favorite foods.
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By Charlotte Balcomb Lane and Charlotte Balcomb Lane,Orlando Sentinel | March 1, 1995
Too much cream, butter, cheese and almonds can transform a simple potato dish into a nutritional nightmare, as a reader discovered."What could I substitute in place of the 2 cups of heavy cream?" asked Helen Miller about the recipe for Potatoes Poupon, a creamy, cheesy variation on scalloped potatoes. The recipe, developed by the makers of Grey Poupon mustard, has 604 calories and more than 46 grams of fat in each serving. A revised version for Light Potatoes Poupon contains only 300 calories and 7.6 grams of fat per serving.
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By Steven Pratt and Steven Pratt,Chicago Tribune | November 29, 1992
Nowadays everyone from nutritionists to neighborhood grocers is telling us to watch our diets, but how can active people keep track of calories and fat when they eat and snack all day long?That's why Nutritional Data Systems Inc. of Austin, Texas, developed Dietcoach, a pocket computer that records a running total of the nutrients in the foods you eat. With a couple of keystrokes you can check the amount of protein, carbohydrates or fat (including percentages) you've consumed during the day or for the past seven days.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | July 16, 1991
Have shady labeling practices left you in the dark?Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Newsletter points out chicanery in the way food labels report sodium.Manufacturers often present nutritional information based on smaller serving sizes so products appear to have fewer of their undesirable ingredients. In fact, of the hundreds of products tracked by the Food and Drug Administration from 1977 to 1986, changes in serving size always were down, never up.Sometimes this doesn't make much difference.
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By Colleen Pierre, R.D | July 9, 1991
If you love fried chicken and just can't live without it, here's a neat trick that turns a greasy guilt trip into a well-balanced lunch.First of all, let me answer everybody's question about Kentucky Fried Chicken's new Lite 'n Crispy chicken. No, it's not the lowfat wonder they pretend.It's true that the skinless Lite 'n Crispy is 50 percent lower in fat than the Extra Crispy version. One Extra Crispy thigh, for example, contains 406 calories and 30 grams of fat. A Lite 'n Crispy thigh contains only 246 calories and 17 grams of fat.While this is a big improvement, it is no nutritional bargain.
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By William Rice and William Rice,Chicago Tribune | August 16, 1995
If a little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down, a lot of dressing has been equally effective in helping us swallow lettuce and bland salad garnishes ranging from carrots to alfalfa sprouts.Even the presence of enticing or exotic greenery on the plate won't foster a slimmer you if it is slathered with blue cheese dressing (at 77 calories and 8 grams of fat per tablespoon) or a classic dressing of 4 parts oil to 1 part vinegar (at 91 calories and 10 grams of fat per tablespoon).These figures do not include the calorie-rich sugar (15 calories a teaspoon)
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December 26, 1990
This delicious, filling recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook, perfect for long, cold winter nights.Chuckwagon Beef Stew 1 pound beef round, cut into 3/4 -inch cubesSalt and pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 large onion, coarsely chopped1 garlic clove, minced1/2 teaspoon marjoram1 bay leaf1 pound red potatoes, cut into one-inch chunks2 large carrots, thickly sliced1/4 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch lengthsSeason beef lightly with...
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By Sherrie Clinton and Sherrie Clinton,Evening Sun Staff | June 26, 1991
WHAT'S A PICNIC without crispy chicken?Serve this recipe instead of fried chicken and cut calories and fat. One fried drumstick, with both meat and skin, has about 193 calories and 11 grams of fat. This recipe lets you have two drumsticks for the same calories and half the fat.Serve with mustard and honey sauce for a rich, creamy taste.Both recipes are from "Cooking Light Cookbook 1991" edited by Cathy A. Wesler; Oxmoor House Inc.Crispy Drumsticks1/4 cup dry fine bread crumbs1/8 teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, dried whole marjoram, dried whole thyme1 egg white, lightly beaten1 tablespoon skim milk8 chicken drumsticks, skinned, about 1 1/2 poundsVegetable cooking sprayCombine first five ingredients in a shallow dish, stir well.
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December 26, 1990
This delicious, filling recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and one hour to cook, perfect for long, cold winter nights.Chuckwagon Beef Stew 1 pound beef round, cut into 3/4 -inch cubesSalt and pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 large onion, coarsely chopped1 garlic clove, minced1/2 teaspoon marjoram1 bay leaf1 pound red potatoes, cut into one-inch chunks2 large carrots, thickly sliced1/4 pound green beans, cut into 1-inch lengthsSeason beef lightly with...
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