Bananas have undergone lots of changes in recent years, mainly being bred for excessive sweetness and flavor. But last summer, scientists at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society reported the development of a spray-on coating that could be available to slow the browning of bananas.Read More:Why is there a Crab Shell Coating on Your Fruit?
The traditional Sweet Potato Bake, topped with gooey browned marshmallows, has become a Thanksgiving tradition—especially if you have kids.
But recipes are now geared toward more adult tastes, be it Creamy Vanilla Sweet Potatoes or Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples with Pecan Streusel Topping.
Bananas add a touch of the exotic—and a nutritional boost—to today’s Caribbean-inspired recipe. Prep time is 20 minutes, bake time is 40 minutes, and all of the ingredients should be available at a well-stocked natural and organic food store.Read More:Caribbean Sweet Potato Bake
School is almost in session, so it’s time to “think outside the loaf,” according to registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer.
“Kids do get tired of the same old sandwiches,” says the visiting professor of exercise science at Willamette University in Salem, OR. She’s also the author of numerous books, including Age-Proof Your Body: Your Complete Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger.
A tortilla wrap is a great way to experiment with a variety of healthy ingredients, Somer says, and tortillas are a good choice for budget-conscious families.Read More:PB&J Banana Burritos