Pasta can be part of a healthy diet if eaten in moderation, and registered dietitian nutritionist Cara Anselmo writes that adding vegetables to a small serving can make the dish seem heartier. Anselmo writes that tomato-based sauces will lighten up pasta recipes compared with creamier sauces, and using whole-wheat pasta adds a healthy twist.
Six baby food products have been recalled by Heinz Canada because of the possibility that "spoilage microorganisms" could get into the baby food from a packaging defect, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said. The affected products, all in 128-milliliter squeeze pouches, include butternut squash apricot peas couscous, tuna sweet corn chowder, beef butternut squash rice spinach, beef Bolognese with vegetables, sweet baby vegetables and peas zucchini spinach.
A whole-wheat bagel with jam, a protein shake with extra carbohydrates, oatmeal and Greek yogurt are some great options for fueling a workout, says registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta. He says to eat at least 45 minutes before a workout and to look for foods with simple and complex carbohydrates that will offer continued energy.
Studies indicate that a breakfast rich in protein and fiber creates a longer-lasting feeling of fullness, which can be especially beneficial for schoolchildren. Eggs, Greek yogurt and whole-wheat toast are good choices, yet many children skip breakfast or choose food high in sugar or fat.
Many pasta sauces -- especially the popular Alfredo -- are high in fat and calories. One way to lighten pasta is with this recipe for artichoke-red pepper sauce, which is low in fat and high in fiber. Using whole-wheat pasta as a base helps make sure the whole dish is healthy.