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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Are you looking for a really quick and healthy meal?

Do you have some family members that are picky eaters?

A “taco bar” can be a great choice. This is where each filling and each topping is in a separate bowl and everyone is invited to serve themselves. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and since each family member gets to build their own taco, you can accommodate different tastes.

Tacos can be a part of almost any healthy eating plan when they are prepared in the right way. Here are some tips for making … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

soda-alternative200One half of Americans drink a soda or other sugary beverage each day, and 1 in 20 drinks the equivalent of more than 4 cans of soda each day. That’s the finding of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sweetened drinks are linked to the explosion of obesity (especially childhood obesity) and its related medical problems. Of course, the American Beverage Association disputes the connection, but the data seems pretty clear. Health officials have been urging people to cut back for years, but advocates say those efforts have not been … Read the rest

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Healthy KidAlmost 1/3 of all children between the ages of 2 and 19 are overweight or obese, according to government data. This is horrible, since we know that an overweight child is far more likely to become an overweight adult and that can lead to a whole number of chronic disease including diabetes, heart disease.

It can be hard to get your children to eat better, but there are some things every parent can do. These aren’t especially difficult, but they do require some effort. They will pay off, though. Remember that eating habits, both good and bad, developed in childhood … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

A great way to start cooking healthier is to substitute healthier ingredients in recipes. In most cases, you won’t even notice the difference. I have found that many recipes are loaded with unnecessary fat, sugar and calories.

Using substitutions like the ones below opens you and your family to a whole range of great flavors too. Rather than searching for healthy recipes, you can take almost any recipe and make it healthier just by selecting the right ingredients.

The substitutions below cut fat, sugar without compromising the taste. In some cases they also increase the … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Fast food. The very thought of it conjures up visions of high fat, high salt, high sugar – and high calorie – meals! Not the best choice if you’re trying to live a healthier lifestyle. But, what if you could you’re your favorite fast food meals healthy too?

Instead of going out to eat, how about cooking all your family’s favorite fast food meals right at home? Did you know that you can make most fast food meals yourself and, with a few adjustments, make them healthier that the originals? And you can make most … Read the rest

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