Preparing chicken with creamed soups, oils, butter, cheeses and sauces loads it up with extra calories and fat, registered dietitian Mary-Jo Sawyer writes. Cooking with reduced-fat soups and dairy and trying fat-free salad dressings, barbeque sauce or wine for sauteing can make recipes healthier, Sawyer writes, while warning that ingredients lower in fat and calories may be higher in sodium.
New York-based Albany Molecular Research announced Tuesday that the firm's obesity compound ALB-127158(a) was safe and well tolerated among overweight participants in an early-stage trial. Experts noted reduced hunger, food cravings and meal consumptions in those who took the drug.
Nutritionists at the University of Wyoming have created "Commodity Chef Wyoming," a program modeled after TV's "Iron Chef" show to demonstrate how families can make great dishes from limited ingredient choices. Winning recipes included Sweeter than Sunshine Applesauce for the most creative dish and Peanut Butter Balls for the dish most likely to be made at home.
Mary Kay Gehring, a chef at some of the top restaurants in Portland, Ore., volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank, giving free lessons in preparing inexpensive and healthful meals. Included recipes: Tortilla casserole with simple black bean salsa, baked flaked chicken, and oatmeal-peanut butter cookies.
Having to avoid gluten does not mean having to avoid tasty, unique recipes or a healthy lifestyle. Recipes for gluten-free meals that can be prepared at home include shrimp and quinoa stir fry, skillet chicken pot pie and banana chocolate coffee cake.