You've probably heard this advice before: For a healthy grocery trip, shop the perimeter of the store. Avoiding the middle aisles is a good tactic to help you make great choices and pick the most nutritious foods, but if you stick to this advice... 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
Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may... Read more
Think about what is offered on a typical children's menu at a sit-down restaurant: burgers, fries, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, and chicken nuggets. When did these menu standards become "kid food," and why are we still conforming to... Read more
You can buy more in quantity with canned, but the quality is higher with fresh or frozen. It's easier with fresh because you don't have to read ingredients to make sure there isn't added salt or sugar. You just have to find what you like in season... Read more
I buy canned pineapple in 100% pineapple juice. The nutrition label says that it is 70 calories per 1/2 cup. I am assuming that also includes the liquid.
I drain the liquid off and rinse the pineapple before consuming. Should I still count it a... Read more
I found a very old post about rinsing canned beans
where DietitianBecky said rinsing for 1 minute would remove 40%
I wondered would this also work f... Read more
I have started menu planning/shopping for a month at a time. To ensure that I have all the ingredients for each meal I separate my meals into sacks. If I am making chili that calls for 2 cans of tomato sauce and 2 cans of beans I put all of that in... Read more
What has been helping me with losing weight is to be able to visualise how much I've lost (and need to go)... To do this I visualise it in terms of cans of coke (or any canned drink)...Most are 330ml which equates to 330g (in the UK anyway), so it's... Read more
For people who want to cut alcohol down to the bare minimum in order to have a better lifestyle. Having one drink instead of two to ensure less calorie consumption and better weight loss!
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A symbol of rebirth and renewal, eggs are closely associated with spring and Easter. Dyeing these iconic orbs is a popular spring pastime that yields a beautiful decoration, protein-packed treat.With so many people interested in making their own heal... Read more
When you go to the grocery store, you probably check several labels and tags. First, you check the shelf price tag and look for any specials. You might also compare the cost per ounce, which is also listed on the shelf tag. Many of us check the nutri... Read more
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OK so today I went out with a friend and had a fun time. We went to Lunenburg and did some shopping and had a coffee and sit at a cute little place called "The Shop on the Corner" it has coffees teas, snacks etc. Also gifts. You... Read more
My mentality about dieting and traveling has always been to choose one, because it's not actually possible to do both. If I went on vacation, I would always consciously decide to put my diet on the back burner for the week, so that I could fully enjo... Read more
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