Garlic is a great way to add bold taste to your cooking without extra calories or sodium. But did you know that garlic offers more than big flavor? It's such a common ingredient in so many dishes that it's easy to overlook its health benefits... Read more
As we race against the clock in our overscheduled, fast-paced world, convenience often trumps common sense. Although we know that processed foods probably aren't the best choice for our health, we assume they're a necessary evil—and if... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
Heart disease is a scary thing. In the face of dire risk factor statistics and horror stories about cholesterol, you can easily get rattled. You might feel overwhelmed by the whole cholesterol question, and feel like you face uninformed life and... Read more
Grocery shopping today :
Instant steel cut oats cranberry/blueberry, carrots and light sour cream dip, peanut butter and bananas, plums, gala apples, pretzel thins, special k bars...so excited for work lunches this week #snack #food #plan... Read more
I've had a craving for salt lately...why is this? I'm not diabetic nor pre diabetic. I drink 8-10glasses of water daily too...I workout daily and am always drenched with sweat, could that be why?? Thanks... Read more
Thanks. It's not salt. We cut salt from our diet almost 20 years ago. Starch is a thought I will explore. I don't really eat starchy foods except potatoes and occasionally rice.
I really appreciate your thoughts!!! HUGS... Read more
My hubby brought me home a packet of each of these. True Lemon (Orange or Lime) are crystallized lemon (orange or lime) and have zero calories or carbs. The ingredients in the lemon one are: citric acid, lemon oil, lemon jice and ascorbic acid (vit... Read more
Clean lime deposits and iron stains inside the dishwasher by pouring a packet of lemonade Kool-Aid or Tang (the only flavor that works) into the detergent cup and running the (empty) dishwasher. The citric acid in the mix wipes out stains; you don't... Read more
Back in high school, I had a pretty standard lunch. Without fail, I'd eat a cereal bar, a piece of fruit (a banana, an apple or some grapes), and some whole-wheat pretzels. While it wasn't exactly balanced--or filling, it did keep me from succumbing... Read more
If you've watched TV in the past few weeks, you've likely seen the commercials for Campbell's Select Harvest soups. A pretty red-haired woman wears a blindfold and tastes two soups. When she tastes the competitor's soups, she says she tastes sodium-s... Read more
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