Dietitian Lori Brizee says swapping raw, roasted or mashed cauliflower for potatoes can cut calories and carbohydrates from a diet, while providing a good source of vitamin C. Brizee says a cup of cooked cauliflower has about 25 calories, compared with 200 calories in a cup of potatoes.
Enjoying snacks and seeing treats as something to celebrate may help boost weight loss, according to a study on the website of Appetite. Researchers examined about 300 women and found that those who reported feeling guilty after eating chocolate cake gained more weight at 18 months than did those who felt good after consuming it.
There are better strategies for dealing with picky eaters than the common "one-bite" rule that can create a negative eating experience for children, registered dietitian Melinda Johnson writes. Other options Johnson recommends include setting structured meal times that eliminate between-meals snacking and serving foods that have been rejected a few times to see if a child will try them.
California hospitals have made big changes to the way food is prepared and served to patients, staff and visitors, bringing together chefs and dietitians to help create healthy and tasty meals. For example, Providence Little Co. of Mary Medical Center in Torrance started a cardiac food program for heart patients.
Barnacles are best known as the rock-like creatures that attach themselves to boat hulls and seaside cliffs, but within that unappealing-looking shell is a delicate pink flesh that's worth the work required to extricate it. In Spain and Portugal, the gooseneck barnacle is treated as something of a delicacy. While it can be eaten raw, the gooseneck barnacle is often boiled, steamed or grilled. Its peachy flesh might remind diners of lobster. They're beginning to catch on in the United States, where you can sometimes find them in the coastal Pacific Northwest. Try barnacles steamed with lemon-parsley butter. Read more.