At her soups and stocks storefront in The Market at the Dallas Farmers Market, Joanne Bondy offers a daily tea-infused stock that can be sipped as a warming drink. Bondy collaborates with a tea vendor in the market to create blends such as beef stock infused with Texas chili-chai tea and chicken stock flavored with lemon-basil oolong.
Tips for making Thanksgiving dinner healthier and lower in calories include reducing the amount of fat and sugar in recipes, offering whole grains instead of just stuffing and mashed potatoes, and serving steamed green beans instead of green bean casserole, said registered dietitian Theresa Shank. Use Greek yogurt instead of butter for making mashed potatoes and fill dinner plates with vegetables and lower-calories foods first, Shank said.
Steaming broccoli is better than microwaving or boiling for preserving the enzyme myrosinase that forms the chemical sulforaphane, which lab tests show may help fight cancer, according to research from the University of Illinois. Other cruciferous vegetables, arugula and mustard also contain myrosinase, researchers said. The study was presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research annual meeting.