Sometimes it seems like a food or nutrition study that comes out today contradicts one that came out the day before. Consumers are confused about what to believe, and rightly so. But not all science is created equal. Find out how to look beyond the headline-grabbing claims and judge the science for yourself.

Diet & Health

Article | Mar 07 2010
Nutty Banana Bread SquaresMakes 20 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1/4 cup salted butter, melted1 cup granulated sugar1 large whole egg2 large egg whites2 cups all-purpose, unbleached flour1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar1/4 teaspoon salt4...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Pleasingly Pink Salsa SwirlyMakes 5 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 3 medium, ripe tomatoes1/2 small onion3 tablespoons water1/4 cup loosely-packed fresh cilantro or parsley1/4 tsp salt STUFF YOU NEED Cutting boardCutting knifeElectric blenderMeasuring...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Que Pasa PinwheelsMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT?4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese* (1/2 an 8-ounce package)2 tablespoons thick salsa (mild, medium or hot—your choice!)4 fajita-size (about 7-inches diameter) flour tortillas1 bunch fresh cilantro or...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Savory School PasteMakes 6 servingsWHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15 to 16-ounce) can white cannellini or navy beans, drained1 small clove garlic, papery skin removed1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1/4 teaspoon saltJuice of 1/2 lemon1/4 cup cold water3 cups...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Super-Duper Shakin' Snack MixMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 cup mini pretzels1 cup white cheddar cheese or cheese flavored popcorn1/2 cup puffed wheat or other mini wheat cereal1/4 cup cashew halves and pieces or peanuts, lightly salted1/4 cup...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Baked Sea SticksMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 1/2 cups cornflakes1 lemon2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter3/4 pound white fish fillet, such as cod*1/8 teaspoon salt, or to taste1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste1/4 cup tartar sauce (optional)STUFF...
Article | Mar 07 2010
BBQ Chicken PizzaMakes 6 servings WHAT'S IN IT?1 (10 oz) package, pre-baked thin Italian pizza crust1/2 cup barbecue sauce1 (10-ounce) package carved, roasted chicken breast meat (or 2 cups leftover shredded or diced chicken breast pieces)3/4 cup (3...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Blood & Guts SoupMakes 2 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 2 cups ready-to-serve tomato soup1 cup chow mein noodles4 (1-ounce) slices turkey breastSTUFF YOU NEED Can opener (if you need)Liquid measuring cupMedium-size, microwave-safe bowlMicrowave-safe...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Brewed Monkey Brain StewMakes 3 servings WHAT'S IN IT? 1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans3 tablespoons golden raisins1 small onion3 cinnamon sticks1/2 cup shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese STUFF YOU NEED Can openerLarge spoon, or a rubber or silicone...
Article | Mar 07 2010
Crazy Mix Veggie BurgersMakes 4 servings WHAT'S IN IT? Pick 5 of these 10 "Crazy Mix" ingredients:   1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese   1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese   1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach   1 cup finely chopped or...

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