THE NIBBLE BLOG: Products, Recipes & Trends In Specialty Foods
Also visit our main website, TheNibble.com.

Archive for Tip Of The Day

FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Snacks At Work

G’Day Gourmet Canned Tuna
G’Day Gourmet Canned Tuna & Salmon: Great taste and nutrition.
  It’s easy to keep healthy, tasty foods at work to snack on. The temptation to grab for fat-and sugar-loaded foods can be offset with a little planning. Pack a drawer with palate-pleasers like delicious teas, fine low-sugar or sugar-free spreads and peanut butters, and 35-calorie crispbreads like Wasa. Peeled Snacks dried fruit and nut mixes are a nutritious snack that hits the spot any time of the day. Read the full story on nutritious gourmet snacking, and check out our NutriNibbles and Diet Nibbles sections of THE NIBBLE online magazine for other smart choices.
 

Comments off

TIP OF THE DAY: Check & Toss

Don’t wait for spring cleaning: January is a good month to go through cupboards for about-to-expire foods and impulse purchases you never got around to eating. Also check your cooking oils: They go rancid. If they don’t pass the sniff test (oil that has turned smells musty and old), toss them. If you don’t trust your nose, take a small taste). When you replace the oils, use a wine preservative spray to prolong the life of the more expensive ones. Click here for a preservative spray. And the best tip of all: Don’t buy more oil than you can reasonably use within 6 months.

Comments off

TIP OF THE DAY: Bread Switch

Merely switching breads can make the same old, same old seem new and exciting. Instead of sandwiching your tuna, egg salad or turkey on standard whole wheat, rye or multi-grain, think about focaccia, sourdough, semolina or walnut raisin. (Yes, you can put tuna, egg salad or turkey on walnut raisin, just like you can toss raisins into chicken or tuna salad.) Sliced bread can be kept in the freezer at your beck and call. It defrosts in seconds in the microwave, to be used au naturel or toasted. Click here to read our review of Rudi’s organic breads.

Comments off

TIP OF THE DAY: Watch Your Wine Timelines

If you have an unopened bottle of spirits, it can last for years. But except for collector wines that need bottle age, most wines are meant to be drunk within a year: otherwise, they deteriorate. If you’re not sure about a wine you own, ask at your local wine store. You don’t need a special occasion to open a nice bottle of wine. If you don’t have enough participation to finish the bottle in an evening, use a wine preservative and enjoy it over a week. Here’s a good wine preservative spray. Read more about vino in the Wine Section of THE NIBBLE online magazine.   Wine Preservative Spray
If you have no one to share that fine wine with, enjoy it yourself. Use a preservative spray to keep the remainder fresh for a few days or a week until you can finish the bottle.
 

Comments (1)

FOOD TIP OF THE DAY: Breakfast Banana Split

For a healthy and festive breakfast, split a ripe banana, add two or three small scoops of cottage cheese topped with different flavors of yogurt and different fresh fruits. Sprinkle with granola or cereal flakes and you have a delicious “banana split.”

Or, try this recipe from Del Monte (find many more Del Monte recipes on Fruits.com):

BREAKFAST BANANA SPLIT RECIPE

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup assorted fresh fruit: cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes,
    pineapple or other fruits in season
  • 3 to 6 ounces light vanilla yogurt (we use fat-free Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup low fat granola
  •  

    Who could turn down a banana split for
    breakfast? Photo courtesy Del Monte.

     

    Preparation
    1. Cut banana in half lengthwise and place in bowl.
    2. Add the fruit to the middle of the banana. Spoon yogurt over the top of the fruit.
    3. Sprinkle granola on top and serve.

    It’s worth buying special banana split dishes—the entire family will love this one! Here are some inexpensive banana split dishes.

    Find more favorite calorie-friendly foods in our Diet Nibbles Section.

      

    Comments off



    © Copyright 2005-2017 Lifestyle Direct, Inc. All rights reserved. All images are copyrighted to their respective owners.