Dec 11

Bacon’s Healthy Secrets

I admit it — I am a bacon fanatic! Instead of gobbling down slice after slice, I make the most of the smoky flavor by adding it to my favorite fall and winter recipes. For best bacon-y results, use these tips. Prepare bacon in the microwave (on a plate lined with paper towel) or roast in the oven on a broiling pan or wire rack at 400-degrees F. Cuts of…

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Dec 10

Healthy Holiday Gifts

Dana White Nutrition has partnered up with Uncommon Goods to highlight some healthy and sustainable gift ideas. This Brooklyn-based company prides themselves on featuring tons of products made in the USA.  Plus about 1/3 of their collection incorporates recycled and or upcycled materials. A big thanks to Uncommon Goods for providing me with some goodies to play with — here are just a few of my favorite things.    Flavors…

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Dec 09

Coffee Cure Smoothie

  A terrific way to use up left over coffee. This shake is an entirely new take on a cup of Joe. ½ cup brewed coffee (regular or decaf)½ cup vanilla almond milk1 medium banana, frozen (freeze ahead of time)Honey and cinnamon to taste 
Combine ingredients in a blender – blend until smooth. 
 Nutrition Information Per Serving Calories: 151 Total Fat: 3 gramsSaturated Fat: 0 gramsCarbohydrate: 29 gramsFiber:  5…

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Dec 02

High-Protein Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Start your day off right with this satisfying breakfast! Serves: 4 2 cups rolled oats¼ teaspoon kosher salt2 tablespoons light brown sugar4 cups skim milk1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt8 teaspoons maple syrup Topping suggestions: sliced banana, pumpkin seeds, granola, raisins, chopped apple In a medium saucepan combine oats, salt, brown sugar and milk. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently until thick and…

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Nov 30

Sports Nutrition: 4 Steps to Better Performance

  Every athlete wants to improve their performance. Here are 4 ways to get started today! #1 – Never go more than 3 to 4 hours without eating You snooze and your metabolism and performance will pay the price. Start with a healthy breakfast and keep it going from there. #2 – Hydrate (hydrate, then hydrate some more) One of the leading causes of fatigue during exercise is lack of…

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Nov 25

Last Minute Holiday Ideas: Pumpkin Crafts (…then some puree)

Need a last minute craft to keep the kiddos busy on turkey day? Let everyone decorate their own pumpkin to use as place holders. The next day, remove the adornments and roast into the best pumpkin puree you’ve ever tasted.   Get my recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Puree from Food Network’s Healthy Eats Blog

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Nov 25

Super Side Dish: Smashed Butter & Herb Parsnips

Give this root veggie the love it deserves. One cup has only 100 calories but a whopping 6 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and a battery of vitamins and minerals including potassium, iron, magnesium and vitamin C. Get the recipe  

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Nov 23

Avocado Ice Cream! … and it’s dairy free

 A simple recipe that was inspired by my love of avocado and some athletes I work with that need to avoid dairy.   Avocado Ice Cream Makes 1 quart 2 avocado Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 (14 oz) cans unsweetened coconut milk  2 tablespoons agave 1/4 cup granulated sugar Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to an ice cream machine and prepare according to manufacturers…

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Nov 19

Holiday Salad

  It’s a seasonal dilemma – is there room for a salad as part of a holiday spread? Let’s face it – some salads just won’t cut it – destined to be overlooked by your guests in search of other goodies to pile on their plates. This salad is a game changer! Complete with salty bacon, sweet cranberries, fresh kale, crunchy walnuts, and tangy dressing. It’s also gorgeous – fit…

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Nov 18

Cod & Vegetables en Papillote

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