Host of the Food Network’s hit show “Healthy Appetite,” and “Ellie’s Real Good Food” on PBS, Ellie Krieger is the go-to nutritionist for creating balanced, healthy and delicious meals. One of her favorite secrets: switching out butter for olive oil. During her live interview she can give your viewers some recipe ideas for spoiling mom on Mother’s Day!
Studies have shown that a diet which features olive oil as a main source of fat has many health benefits, and may even help the body better absorb nutrients from vegetables and other foods.
There are three different types of olive oil available to U.S. consumers — extra virgin, olive oil and light-tasting olive oil – but often people have a hard time knowing when to use each type. Ellie will help to clear up confusion about cooking with olive oils as well as provide clarity on other olive oil topics, including on-going testing by the North American Olive Oil Association that shows more than 98% of olive oils available in supermarkets nationwide are authentic.