How often do you find yourself starving when you get home at night? And how often, as a result, do you grab anything and everything in sight? Why does it seem like we can stay true to our diets so well during the day only to derail when we get home?... Read more
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
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
I buy protein in bulk and freeze how much I need for a meal in baggies. I get veggies fresh (or frozen without sauce) and sauces/marinades for meat as needed. As long as you measure, you don't have to depend on preservative-laden TV dinners.... Read more
Learning to can and preserve your own food does more than save you money. Many of the products on the market like canned tomatoes, beans, and fruits are canned in cans that have a lining that may be harmful to your health and can cause cancer. By ca... Read more
Missouri and Kansas Residents here for support, friendship and fun during and long after our journeys for a healthier and happier us. Our motto: We will no longer treat our bodies like trash cans!... Read more
We all know that veggies are good for us: they're great sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Scientific research has shown that cruciferous vegetables in particular may reduce the risk of lung, colorectal, stomach, breast, and prostat... 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
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