Summer is the season for fresh produce—from your garden, the local farmers market, or nearby farms. It can be so tempting to buy in bulk—after all, you've waited all year for the perfect strawberry or tomato—and when you grow yo... Read more
When you’re on a tight budget, the thought of preparing tasty, healthy meals on a regular basis can seem daunting. Not only is it easy to get sucked in by grocery merchandising tricks, but it’s also normal for most of us to fall into... Read more
Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals... Read more
"Eat your fruits and vegetables." We've heard it all of our lives. If only it were so simple.
Our bodies crave fruits and vegetables more than just about any other food because we tend to get far fewer of them than we need. We ofte... Read more
For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture.
Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing... Read more
When I look at the calorie count of a fresh egg vs hard boiled eggs, theres a difference of about 40ish calories. Be it here on sparkpeople, my fitness pal, web md. Theres a difference in the calorie content of hard boiled vs fresh eggs.
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Depends on what you're craving. I like frozen fruit bars and a little dark chocolate on the side, or some all-fruit sorbet. Amy's Whenever Bars are good (gluten-free) and come in yummy flavors, but you'll have to budget for them in your calories.... Read more
Yes, the frozen meals can have high sodium and/or sugar levels, but she is talking about using them for a short time to get used to smaller portions without the guesswork. As long as you're not planning to stick with nothing but frozen TV dinners... Read more
FRESH 'MEAT'.... Need some starting off advice to get the ball rolling...like favorite recipes quick n easy but yummy...fun but efficient workouts....motivation...anything Pppllleeeaaaasssseeee tia!... Read more
When I make a vegetable salad with several cans of veggies and fresh onion, celery, bell pepper, I freeze the leftovers. Then I can add tomato sauce, low fat chicken broth and have a hearty soup. You can also add turkey or chicken.... Read more
Fresh fruits and vegetables serve as a nutritional powerhouse for most healthy diets. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, they also help protect against disease. Sure there are small health risks from pesticides, but those are e... Read more
The 2010 U.S. dietary guidelines recommend that all Americans eat more fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. Government guidelines aside, you surely grew up with your mom telling you to eat your vegetables. Or maybe you even hear it now fr... Read more
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