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5 “healthy” kids’ foods that aren’t

By Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., October 12, 2011 - 11:31am

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Rachel asks: What "healthy" foods have you learned to avoid?


I love this Caesar Salad with tuna:Average user rating0.0out of 5Ingredients:1 (approx 200g) tuna felilt1tbsp crushed black peppercorns1 tsp sea salt2 stalks (approx 350g) romaine lettuce2 tbsps roasted pine nuts3 tbsps grated Parmesan cheeseSalad Dressing:2 tbsps lime juice1 tbsp, each white vinegar, chopped garlic2 tsps yellow mustard2 anchovies4 tbsps sour cream3 egg yolks3 tbsps olive oil2 tsp sugarMethod:1. Marinate tuna felilt with salt and crushed black peppercorns for 10 minutes. Heat a non-stick pan. Put in 1 tbsp of olive oil. Pan fry the tuna for 1 minute on each side. Let cool the half done tuna felilt. Cut into slices about 1/3 inch thick.Put white vinegar and egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until thickens. Gradually add the oil, stirring with the whisk until mixture is thick and creamy. Stir in lime juice, yellow mustard, sour cream and sugar. Whisk well. Fold in anchovies and garlic.Wash lettuce. Drain and cut into 1.5 inch pieces. Mix lettuce with tuna. Sprinkle pine nuts and grated Parmesan cheese on top. Serve with the salad dressing.


04/11/2013 - 8:08am

"One four-ounce serving of Dannon Danimals low-fat strawberry yogurt has 17 grams of sugar. When you subtract the 8 grams of lactose (the naturally-occurring sugar in yogurt) that leaves 11 grams of added sugar. At four calories per gram, this means your child is eating 44 calories of added sugars, accounting for about 40 percent of the 110 calories in the container."
17 - 8 = 9 (not 11)
4 calories x 9 = 36 (not the 44 mentioned)
36 / 110 = .327 or roughly 33% of the 110 calories, not 40%.
Still not a good percentage, but more accurate.


10/18/2011 - 4:58pm

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