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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Who says that to eat healthy you have to give up dessert? And, who says that great desserts include a lot of fat, sugar and calories? If you’re health-conscious and short of time too, you can create healthy, tasty desserts in a snap.

When some people think of dessert, they think of rich ice cream, sugary cakes, chewy cookies, or sweet candy. But there are lots of alternative desserts that are much healthier and just as enjoyable. Of course, I do enjoy a bite of ice cream from time-to-time, or a cookie here and there, … 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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If you’re like most people, you probably made some type of health-related resolution for 2013. Of all New Year’s resolutions made, surveys show that health-related resolutions are in the top 3 for a majority of Americans.

The challenge is sticking with these resolutions. Eating healthfully is not something that you do just to lose weight or “get healthy.” To be successful you really need to create a healthy lifestyle that fits your needs and wants, your food likes and dislikes, and your family’s preferences.

The key is to keep your approach to healthier eating simple. Some people devote their lives … Read the rest

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Whether you think genetically-engineered foods (GMOs) are ok to eat or something to be avoided, you do have a right to know if you’re feeding them to your family! And, that’s what California voters will decide next Tuesday.

California’s Prop 37 requires that food manufacturers label GMO foods. Not surprisingly, large food manufacturers like Monsanto, Dupont, PepsiCo, DOW, Kraft Foods and Kelloggs have lined up against the proposition. At the same time, many organic and natural food manufacturers are supporting it.

This issue can be confusing, and it’s not as black and white as people on both sides … Read the rest

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I was cleaning out some files the other day and came across the graphic below. I had saved it some time ago and forgotten all about it. Now that I see it again, it really makes me think about what a calorie means.

In scientific terms, a calorie is defined as the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius. So what does that mean to you and me? The food we eat contains calories and these calories are converted by the body into the fuel we need to live. The … Read the rest

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