Slow Cooker Meals

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Slow Cooker Meals

As a busy mom, I find it hard to always prepare healthy home-cooked meals for my family. And with the cooler weather approaching, comfort meals start to sound appealing. But I have found ways to incorporate healthy “comfort” meals using the ease of my slow cooker. Slow-cooked meals are ideal for making ahead and reheating. […]

Eggcellent Eggs!

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Eggs could be considered a super food.

The 2015 dietary guidelines for Americans proposal indicate dietary cholesterol is not likely to significantly impact circulating cholesterol levels. This is great news for the egg. One egg contains 186mg cholesterol and prior guidelines recommended no more than 300mg cholesterol each day. New research suggests circulating cholesterol levels are linked more closely with the types […]

Got Fiber?

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Good Sources of Fiber

Dietary fiber has numerous health benefits and many Americans are not getting enough in their daily diet. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body does not digest. The best sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and legumes. It is recommended that most adults consume between 25 to 30 grams […]

Fighting Chronic Disease with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Omega 3 Sources

What classifies fats as “good” or “bad”? Fatty acids are organized into four groups: monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, saturated and trans fats. Good Fats Unsaturated fats are also known as “omega’s”. Omega fatty acids play an important role in overall health. These “good” fats are essential for heart health, lowering risk for coronary artery disease and stroke, […]

Diet Defense

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Brocoli Grape Walnut Salad

Winter is in full swing, meaning the sound of sniffles and coughs become a part of everyday sounds. If there was a way you could avoid that pesky common cold, would you do it? One of the most important defenses to prevent illness and colds is making sure your immune system is armed to fight […]

Sensible Indulgences

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Baking Substitutes

Between busy schedules, family, friends, food, and everything else that goes along with the holidays, eating healthy may feel impossible during this time of year.  The National Institute of Health estimates that Americans gain between 1 and 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Try using these easy substitutions below to enjoy your holiday […]