Food, Nutrition & Health

Posts in this category focus on the interplay between food, nutrition and health - including how dietary changes can positively impact medical conditions. As always, the information provided here is for educational purposes and not a replacement for consulting your own physician prior to making any changes.

Five Meals, 9 Grocery Items

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Healthy cooking is expensive?! Nothing could be further from the truth and I’ll show you how to make five delicious meals that serve two people for around $30 in groceries.

Wacky Winter Smoothies

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Smoothies are the easiest breakfast around and a fast way to fill you up with the healthiest foods around. They are a chilly treat – but that doesn’t mean they are just for the warm weather months, you can enjoy them well into winter using seasonal and frozen foods to make them more fun and festive.

Easy Ways To Make Your Heart Healthier

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Considering that food choices have powerful effects on the body, it’s no wonder that eating better can also impact heart disease.

What Does Organic Really Mean?

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Organic produce in the US is highly regulated as I found out during my recent trip to Earthbound Farm, America’s largest grower of organic produce.

Oktoberfest Time

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When I think of Oktoberfest, I remember my trip to Munich where my husband and I drank from heavy glass liter mugs of beer, ones that I could barely lift while the Oom-pah band played merrily in the background.

Cheap Ways To Go Gluten-Free

How To Go Gluten-Free

Worried about your food budget sky-rocketing because you need to go gluten-free? Eating gluten-free the economical way is easier than you think… and here’s how to take the “gluten guesswork” out!

Tasty Ways to Cook Eggplant

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“Oily Eggplant” is eggplant lovers and haters biggest complaint! Here’s how to achieve that soft, well-cooked texture without overdoing it with oil or loads of breading…

10 Exotic Superfoods

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Are you the guru of gojis or a flax fanatic? Then you might be intimately familiar with some of these superfoods, while others might seems incredibly foreign and even downright bizarre. In their countries of origin, these berries, nuts, plants, and seeds have been used for thousands of years to holistically medicate the body or just add yumminess to everyday, wholesome meals. Experimenting with new ingredients makes life interesting and if the foods are especially nutrient-dense — even better.