About The Health of It All....

This is an index of the health notes included in recipes. These short tidbits of information can help answer questions on everything from Omega-3 Fats in fish to whether to cook chicken with the skin on or not. Want to know about garlic and cholesterol? Is it okay to eat eggs or not? It's all here.


The Health of It All

Portion Size: Pasta

Eating healthy is as much about the amount of food you eat as any other issue. Throughout this book this heading appears to highlight the serving sizes of different foods – eggs, meats, fish, rice as well as pasta.

A serving size of pasta is two ounces (the amount in the Nutrition Facts on a box or bag of pasta). Since the standard box of pasta is one pound, there are eight servings in a box with each serving having about 200 calories.

There is usually not much fat in pasta, about a gram or so per serving. Most pasta is simply flour and water. Read More "The Health of It All..." Articles

Portion Size: Scales

Scales are one of the most important pieces of equipment in eating healthy. Portion size is important – it doesn’t work well to guess how much 4 ounces of fresh salmon filet is (at least at first). An inexpensive set of scales will do. You can buy scales that are accurate at the local department store for less than $20.00. Purchase a scale that measures in ounces. Read More "The Health of It All..." Articles