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Diet Terms and Trends Decoded: Part One

It’s diet season again! Oh JOY! It’s nearing the end of January, and maybe as a part of your resolution you’ve tried a diet. Or two. Maybe you’re wondering which diet you should try next. Maybe you’re wondering what the heck a raspberry ketone or chia seed is. Or if “calorie free” really means there’s no…   Read More»

How to Avoid Breakfast Calorie Bombs

Between busy work days, interstate traffic and getting the kids off to school, more and more people are grabbing breakfast on the go. A lot of these quick breakfast options are the opposite of healthy, but in most cases I’d rather you eat something to start up your metabolism than going hungry until lunch. Here…   Read More»

Fresh Fish Friday: What to Buy

Who doesn’t love fish on Friday? But with all the recent buzz about buying farm-raised vs. wild, mercury contamination, concern about the environment and over-fishing and a recent report that nearly 40% of fish is mislabled, no wonder everyone is confused about what to buy. In my Fresh Fish Friday posts, I’m going to try to…   Read More»

Easy Tuscan Bean Soup and Curried Chickpea Cakes

You don’t have to be vegetarian to be healthy. If you have a goal to decrease your meat consumption, start with just one day a week. Make every Monday a “Meatless Monday.” Taking one day to substitute meat for vegetables in your meals is a great way to consume less calories, get creative in the kitchen…   Read More»

Texas Black Bean Burgers

Craving a burger but trying to stick with your New Year’s Resolution? Here’s a cheap, easy, and satisfying alternative. Beans are a great alternative to meat, they’re high in protein and their fiber content helps keep you full. Texas Black Bean Burgers 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup finely crushed tortilla…   Read More»

Sweet Potato and Pork Chili

I know I usually post vegetarian recipes, but this has been a special request in my house pretty often this winter. This chili is so different, I can guarantee you’ve never tasted anything like it. There are tons of healthy veggies and spices– this is one of those recipes that helps keep you healthy and warm…   Read More»

White Bean and Cabbage Soup

Hot. Cheap. Easy. No not me– the soup! It’s December. We’ve all been spending too much money on Christmas presents and decorating, we’re short on time, and it’s starting to get a bit chilly outside. A simple recipe that’s hot, cheap, and easy is perfect for a December dinner. This low-calorie, low-fat, high-nutrient soup provides…   Read More»

The Cure For Diabetes

I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen posters, TV advertisements, and various people talking about how we need to find a “cure” for type II diabetes. Well readers, today is your lucky day! I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’VE FOUND IT! It’s good old-fashioned diet and exercise. It’s…   Read More»

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