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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

Breakfast doesn’t get much attention these days, but it’s still an important meal! We’ve talked about quick and easy dinners, so let’s shift our focus this week to breakfast.

Most people have heard the old adage that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and studies back up that claim. In one study, nearly 80 percent of people that had lost 30 pounds or more and kept it off for at least a year said that they ate breakfast every day. Two studies in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals In a Snap!

Welcome to the first Healthy Meals In a Snap article! These articles, posted here each Friday, are designed to provide you with what you need to know to eat healthier.

Many people watch cooking shows on TV or browse cooking videos on the web looking for ideas. They see entertaining chefs making great meals. But, they also see expensive cookware, unusual cooking utensils, complicated food preparation techniques and lots of little glass bowls filled with lots of premeasured ingredients. They think they can’t possibly do that – it’s too complicated. After all, who has the … Read the rest

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It seems that there is more to do and less time to do it these days. Who has the time to eat healthy? The answer is “everyone,” if you just plan a bit ahead. Well, you might say, nutrition is complicated and you don’t know where to start, right? Actually, “no.” Making sure you get the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs doesn’t have to be complicated.

Any positive change in your eating habits, even a small one, will be beneficial. You don’t have to limit yourself to eating only vegan foods, and you don’t have to go “all … Read the rest

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Let’s say up front that we don’t advocate fad diets. “New” or “popular” fad diets that you see in the news are almost always hype. They may be based on some scientific evidence, but many times they are simply an attempt to create something “news-worthy” so that the developer can sell something – a book, diet supplements, a juicer, or something else.

The best way to reach and maintain your ideal body weight is to eat a balanced, healthy diet and to exercise appropriately. Having said that, many people eat for a number of reasons that don’t involve actual hunger. … Read the rest

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