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Buddha Bowls are Delicious and Nutritious

We always have brown rice and a few Asian staples on hand (ginger, miso, rice vinegar, tahini, etc). If we're not feeling inspired by anything else in our fridge or cookbooks, Buddha/Goddess bowl are our go-to recipe.

Cook up some rice (or other grain, if that's what you prefer), top it off ...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Summertime Nutrition Tips

Summer is here which means there will be plenty of long days spent outside by the beach, lake, or poolside. It’s very important to apply and re-apply plenty of sunblock, but the sun can effect other parts of your body, not just your skin. Below is a list found on WebMD of sun problems and associate...

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My favorite lower fat substitute for mayo

I try to eat healthier but there are some recipes that I have struggled to whittle the calories down. Tuna and chicken salad would be one of those things. To me, they just needed mayo. And to make matters worse, I cannot get past the taste of lower fat, lower calorie versions on store shelves. T...

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Cooking Healthy Daily And Eating Responsibly

If I try to totally revamp everything I eat from top to bottom, I'll wind up overwhelmed and quickly burnt out. Though there may be things about my current diet that aren't working, surely some things are. At least I think so. I start by sorting through what I eat now, then pick out those meals that...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Budget-Friendly Quick-Fix Meals

Everyone in your family will love the taste of these budget recipes—even the kids!

Cheap and quick—those are magic words for busy cooks who don’t want to shortchange flavor just to save a few pennies. Our budget-friendly dinner recipes are low on cost and high on creativity. Feel like Italian...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Substituting Broth for Oil

I substitute vegetable broth for vegetable or olive oil when frying anything. It lowers calories and is healthier for me. I used to fry in oil or butter, and that caused me to gain at least fifteen pounds because of the fat. But the vegetable broth is easy to make by simmering fresh vegetables in wa...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes – cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently I’ve begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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