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We are inundated with “helpful” infomercial producers, authors, friends, and family telling us how to eat healthfully. There are books, CDs, and whole coaching programs focused almost exclusively on teaching us about health, nutrition, and eating.
There are so many sources that, in fact, it may seem overwhelming. These people are (mostly) well-meaning. They really do want to help, but health and nutrition are confusing, right?
Well, healthy eating can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Sure, there are people that spend thousands and thousands of dollars studying healthy eating. There are people who devote their lives to … Read the rest
Healthy Meals in a Snap
When people think about salad, they often think of lettuce with maybe a sliced tomato tossed in. But salads can be so much more. In fact, they can be an entire meal by itself, and they don’t have to include lettuce at all.
Salads make sense any time, but especially now with the weather heating up. Now is a good time to think about fixing meals that are cool and refreshing, as well as healthy. So, just what can go into a healthy salad?
Step 1: Decide on the base. Iceberg lettuce may be the … Read the rest
Healthy Meals in a Snap
As a Personal Chef, I like to cook from scratch whenever possible. As a busy professional, I can tell you that cooking from scratch isn’t always possible. Let’s face it, cooking everything yourself takes time, and for many of us, time is in short supply!
There are some shortcuts that you can take in the kitchen, though. These are healthy alternatives. Now, let me be clear – I’m not saying that you shouldn’t cook from scratch whenever you can. Cooking everything yourself gives you total control over what you and your family eat. But, spending … Read the rest
After a long, hard day at work or a day outside in the cold, nothing beats a hearty stew, soup or chili for dinner. Slow cookers, or “crock pots,” are great for making healthy, friendly family meals. And almost anyone can help, even children as young as 3.
There are lots of great crock pot recipes on the web. Some of our favorites can be found at EatingWell.com and Parents.com, but there are many others. And the recipe variations are endless too. You can fix an old favorite like beef stew, split pea soup or turkey chilli, or be … Read the rest
Fiber is so important to your health. It not only keeps you regular, recent studies show that a fiber-rich diet can help you control your weight and even trim your waistline.
Most of us have far too little fiber in our diets. The American Dietetic Association recommends that healthy adults consume between 20 and 35 grams of fiber per day. Unfortunately, studies have found that the average intake for adult Americans is only 14-15 grams per day.
These findings aren’t really surprising, since the best sources of natural fiber are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans. The typical American … Read the rest