Category Archives: healthy cooking

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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cornfield200Chefs, restaurant owners, packaged-food companies and health advocates everywhere are purging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) from their food. According to the Wall Street Journal, one San Diego restaurant spent several months and more than $15,000 making sure all of their sodas, cocktails, ice cream and sauces were HFCS-free. They are replacing it with sugar. But is HFCS really less healthy than the alternatives?

It turns out that much of the hoopla surrounding HFCS may be based more hype than fact. For chefs, restaurateurs and packaged-food companies, removing HFCS is part of a larger effort to create foods that … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

We’re midway through the summer and it’s likely that you’ve already eaten your share of hamburgers. Like most people, I do love a good burger. But, is there more?

When we think of summer and barbeques, most people think of the usual burgers, hot dogs and (maybe) chicken. Burgers are great, but there is a lot more to barbeques than just plain old beef burgers. In fact, if you use your imagination, the options are almost endless!

Here are just a few ideas for burgers that go way beyond beef. Try one or more of … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Does this sound familiar? It’s time to fix dinner and you don’t know what to cook. You open some cupboards and maybe look in the refrigerator, but you can’t decide. Nothing sounds good. So, you end up snacking on leftovers, making something quick that may not be that healthy, or ordering out.

Sometimes the hardest part of cooking is deciding what to make! But, today there are lots of resources to help you decide. There are so many websites devoted to cooking and recipes – all you have to do is look.

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

What if, instead of getting in the car and going to the market, you could just step outside your back door and pick your dinner? Anyone can plant a vegetable garden – and I mean anyone.

You don’t have to live in the country or even the suburbs. Vegetable gardens don’t have to big or time-consuming. You can train vines like cucumber or melon to grow up a trellis. You can grow a small tomato plant in a container on your back porch. If space is really limited, you can even plant herbs in a … Read the rest

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