Category Archives: family meals

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Fixing a meal that satisfies everyone in the family can be a challenge. This is especially true when you have one or more picky eaters in the house. But, it can be done. You can spend less time in the kitchen and still prepare a meal that everyone will like. Each of the meal ideas below has one thing in common – it presents a selection of ingredients and then let’s each person choose the ones they want. Each one takes the “burden” of deciding out of the cook’s hands and puts it into each family member’s hands.

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30 Minute MealsLooking for a healthy, delicious meal in 30 minutes or less? Life is hectic and it is often easier to grab a frozen dinner or takeout instead of cooking a meal from scratch.  There is a healthy alternative. Prepare your food the old fashioned way—at home in your own kitchen. Incorporate some of these less than 30 minute meals into your weekly routine!

Breakfast
Strawberry Yogurt Parfait
Ready In: 5-10 minutes
Yogurt contains probiotics, a good bacteria that can help with digestion.  It also contains calcium which strengthens bones.  There are so many different variations of the yogurt parfait—just … Read the rest

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400-posts250It’s hard to believe, but this is our 400th blog post! How did we get to 400, you may ask? It is a cliché, but I can tell you that it was just one post at a time!

It’s the same approach we teach in our Eat Great, Live Well Program. We help participants in this life-changing program make small, healthy choices each day that, over time, make a huge difference in your health. Unlike most popular diets, we believe that you don’t have to make wholesale changes in your eating patterns to get healthy or lose weight. These … Read the rest

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making-healthy-choices200The last time I was at the market, I picked up a box of macaroni and cheese. I know what you’re thinking – “mac and cheese, is that really healthy?” Just to be clear, it’s not my choice for a healthy meal, but our grandkids love it, and it’s a nice treat for them every now and then.

Anyway, back to the macaroni and cheese…I was amazed at the long list of ingredients – most of which I couldn’t pronounce! It reminded me of the advice I read in “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual,” a great book by… Read the rest

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coke-machines200Americans consume too much sugar, and it’s killing us! A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) finds that more than 70 percent of U.S. adults get more than the recommended amount of their daily calories from added sugars. Even more shocking is the direct link to higher levels of sugar consumption and higher incidents of death due to cardiovascular disease! Added sugar in our diet is literally killing us!

We are not talking about sugars that naturally occur in foods, like the sugar in fruit. The study looks specifically at those sugars added to … Read the rest

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