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Hot Tips: Summer Eating Made Easy

Hot Tips: Summer Eating Made Easy Drop the ice cream! Summer isn’t the time to sabotage your healthy eating routine. Keep reading for simple tips, tricks and techniques to get the most out of your summertime fare. Work in the vegetables. Summer is the greatest time of year for vegetable lovers. There are so many…

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Cauliflower, the versatility of this white vegetable

Cauliflower is a vegetable that has shown to have a huge potential over the last few years. It has very few carbohydrates and contains the mineral boron that helps the endocrine system to keep viruses at bay. It can be easily digested and with the fiber it contains it helps aid the digestive tract. It…

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Healthy oils, why not try them when you are preparing foods

Healthy oils, why not try them when you are preparing foods Healthy oils are available in all types and are usually located in the condiment aisle in your local supermarket. Seems like many of us are using canola, vegetable and olive oil when preparing our food but here are some other choices to contemplate. Using healthy oils to prepare food: Avocado…

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Stress, foods that help reduce it

Stress, foods that help reduce it There are number of foods that can help you relax or reduce stress from a hectic day.  No one is immune from stress. It can come out of no where and sometimes having a quick fix can prevent you from having an awful day. Most food items are not a cure-all, but some food…

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Incorporating Spaghetti Squash in your Diet

Incorporating Spaghetti Squash in your Diet Spaghetti squash is great when you are going gluten free, sticking to a healthy or paleo diet or just trying to watch the carbs. Try spaghetti squash for a nutritious supplement. Make this squash a new staple. This squash can be tasty, hearty, and easy to prepare.  When fully cooked it acts like…

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Winter Foods, try eating them while they are in season

Winter Foods, try eating them while they are in season.  There are a number of ideal winter foods during this time of year that are great to include in your diet. They contain many vitamins, minerals and fiber. Many have a proven track record of fighting off disease and promoting good health.  The fruits and vegetables you can eat…

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Root vegetables, why not try these cold winter staples

Root vegetables, eat them while they are in season. As the colder weather arrives, the leaves on the trees begin to change and fall away. Now that autumn is upon us, root veggies, pumpkins and gourds show up at the local farm stands and markets. They have interesting shapes and colors. Fall veggies can be delicious especially, roasted squash, beets, carrots and sweet potatoes or…

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Pumpkins, the autumn squash and ways to use it

Pumpkins, the autumn squash and ways to use it   The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’. Pumpkins are popular decorations during Halloween. A carved pumpkin illuminated by candles is known as a ‘jack-o-lantern’. The tradition is believed to have come from Ireland, where they used to carve faces into…

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Leafy greens can increase your vitamins and minerals

Leafy greens from vegetables seem to be an acquired taste and creativity is the key when it comes to eating leafy them. Most people cannot stand the taste of any leafy greens including myself.  So here are some ways you can eat some leafy greens, all while enjoying their unique tastes. Here are some ways to eat them: Raw in salads Lightly steamed/wilted/sautéed/braised Boiled…

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