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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

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Football season is upon us again and that means football parties! When you host one of these parties, or even when you’re just enjoying a game with your family, make healthy snacks to munch on.

How do you go beyond simple “chips and dips,” while still keeping it quick and easy? How do you create tasty, healthy appetizers that don’t require long hours in the kitchen? There are lots of great appetizers that can be created in a snap.

Here are 5 ideas for your next party:

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. Healthy finger foods that are … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

When people think about salad, they often think of lettuce with maybe a sliced tomato  Salad_as_mealtossed 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

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Brussels-sprouts-pizza200The fact is that Americans are demanding fresh vegetables when they go out to eat. And restaurants are responding with a range of options. According to one study, it is millennials who are leading the charge.

Here are the numbers: Vegetables dishes on restaurant menus have jumped 11 percent nationally over the last 3 years, and kale has seen a 400 percent increase in menu items. LongHorn Steakhouse, a symbol of the “meat and potatoes meal” if there ever was one, now serves Brussles sprouts and butternut squash, as well as other veggie dishes with its steaks. And California Pizza Read the rest

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We have recently discovered the wonder of healthy smoothies for breakfast. They are quick and easy to make, they are filling, and they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients. However, not all smoothies are created equally, and some can actually be dangerous to your health.

Many people, especially when they first start drinking smoothies, think that they need a lot of sugar to make them “taste good.” That can lead to problems for some who are diabetic or pre-diabetic. Don’t forget that fruit, one of the main ingredients in smoothies, is loaded with sugar. Add regular, flavored yogurt and you’re adding … Read the rest

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