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Halloween has always been a challenge for parents. Do you restrict kids’ candy consumption, or do you let them “binge” and then go back to eating healthfully on November 1st? This year, there’s a new wrinkle – Halloween-themed breakfast cereals.

Let’s be honest – most breakfast cereal, at least the ones that appeal to kids, aren’t that healthy anyway. They are loaded with sugar and artificial flavorings. But, now General Mills has rolled out a record 5 “Monster Cereals” this month, to play off Halloween at the end of October. Parents should beware, though – and not just of the … 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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In a recent Forbes Magazine article, Hank Cardello, contends that fast food restaurants can no longer ignore the public’s desire for healthy food. Cardello knows a thing or two about the topic. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of the book “Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s (Really) Making America Fat.”

Even though America has a serious excess weight issue, several recent studies indicate that a growing number of people are concerned about healthier eating. The Natural Marketing Institute found that 52 percent of consumers are actively concerned about the health value … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend less time shopping and less money on food each month and still eat healthier? It may seem impossible, but you actually can. 2 of every 3 people in the U.S. are overweight or obese today. Much of that is a result of lifestyle choices, and food choices play a big role.

But you can eat healthier, and spend less time shopping. You don’t have to buy expensive organic or all natural products either. Anyone can use the simple tips below to reduce the time they spend at … Read the rest

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