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Healthy Spring Desserts

Entertaining this weekend? These easy, nutrient-packed desserts are great for Spring get-togethers. Apple Cranberry Crumble Serves 4 Filling 3 cups chopped apple with skin 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries 2 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp cornstarch 1 tbsp of lemon juice Crumble Top 2 tsp brown sugar 2 tsp whole wheat flour 2 tbsp […]

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How to Pack a Healthy Lunch

Packing your lunch can be a challenge. You want a delicious, balanced meal that travels well and doesn’t take too long to prepare. Never fear! Here are our tips for success. Pack Leftovers The quickest way to throw together lunch is to use something you’ve already made. Plan ahead with your favorite dinners, so you […]

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Plant Sources of Calcium

Calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, providing strength and structure. The body also maintains a level of calcium in the blood which contributes to muscle movement and helps communication between brain and body. Calcium in the blood can come from foods we eat or from stored calcium. When the body is forced to draw calcium from […]

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Cooking with Alcohol

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food” – W.C. Fields As it turns out alcohol can be great addition to meals and we are not just talking about complimentary beverages. Alcohol adds flavor to dishes without increasing the sodium or fat content. Here is my quick guide to seasoning, flavoring, […]

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Top Foods for your Heart

Your heart is probably the coolest muscle in your body, not to mention the most important (if you had to pick). It works hard day and night to keep you going. Here are a few ways to show your heart you care: Turmeric Turmeric is the spice that makes curry and mustard yellow.  It is […]

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Why We Love Salt

In Oversalted  we reviewed why we need salt, the roles it plays in our body, and food sources of salt.  I want to take the time now to describe why salt is such a compelling ingredient. Salt Makes Food Taste Good Salt enhances almost every food item you can think to add it to.  The more […]

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Salt is a constant topic of controversy. In my head the argument usually goes a little like this: Too much salt is bad for me, but my body needs it and my taste buds want it. So, how much is too much? Lets break it down and reach a compromise. The Role of Salt in Your Body: – […]

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Paleo Bowl

In honor of the big game this weekend, let’s have a Paleo Bowl! We have found some Paleo-friendly football food, to help you be well-fueled and energized for your football extravaganza. Finger Foods and Munchies Zesty Chicken Bites Teriyaki Glazed Chicken Kabobs Zucchini Fritters Garlic and Dill Sweet Potato Wedges Spicy Roasted Cashews Pumpkin and […]

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Preservatives: What are they?

Wiki Definition: A preservative is a naturally occurring or synthetically produced substance that is added to products such as foods to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes. Why do we Need Preservatives in our Food? Preservatives are necessary for foods that will not be immediately consumed.  Natural food products are susceptible to decay, rot, and going rancid if […]

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Omega Fatty Acids

Omega-3s and omega-6s are types of fats that our body needs but cannot make itself. They are considered essential because we must get them through food. Omega-3s and omega-6s have opposite tasks in the body and we need a consistent ratio of both in order to operate properly. Functions Research on additional benefits of omega-3s […]

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