Healthy Eating Blog

I am passionate about helping you understand what it takes to pursue a healthy eating lifestyle. This blog is my forum to share with you information about issues related to nutrition and wellness through a healthy eating lifestyle.

If you have a comment or question, click on the Contact button at the top of this page and let us know what you are thinking or if you have a suggestion for a healthy eating topic.

Nov 15, 2019

Healthy Grocery List

What to include on a healthy grocery list and why as well as what should not be on your list.

Continue reading "Healthy Grocery List"

Nov 14, 2019

Names for Sugar - What to look for on food labels

A list of names for sugar found on food labels, to help you spend your food dollars wisely.

Continue reading "Names for Sugar - What to look for on food labels"

Nov 13, 2019

Not Enough Protein - The Consequences

Not enough protein- a list of protein functions and the most vulnerable groups among us.

Continue reading "Not Enough Protein - The Consequences"

Nov 12, 2019

The Leptin Connection - Is the Fat in Your Genes?

You may have heard about leptin, the hormone that affects appetite and how we use energy.

Continue reading "The Leptin Connection - Is the Fat in Your Genes?"

Nov 11, 2019

Minerals Quiz - Test your knowledge of the elemental nutrients.

A minerals quiz to help you test your knowledge of these important nutrients and their role in your good health.

Continue reading "Minerals Quiz - Test your knowledge of the elemental nutrients."

Nov 08, 2019

Healthy Eating Beans

Healthy Eating Beans - A significant source of protein, fiber and other nutrients, inexpensive and easy to store.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Beans"

Nov 07, 2019

Chia Seed - Nutrition in a tiny package

The benefits and uses of chia seed, which has recently become a popular super food

Continue reading "Chia Seed - Nutrition in a tiny package"

Nov 06, 2019

Vegetarian Stories

Vegetarian Stories - It sometimes takes a sense of humor to be a vegetarian in a meat-eating society.

Continue reading "Vegetarian Stories"

Nov 05, 2019

Preventing Cancer - Kim, this one's for you.

Preventing Cancer - Too many people have suffered with this devastating disease, but there are some things you can do.

Continue reading "Preventing Cancer - Kim, this one's for you."

Nov 04, 2019

Calzones

A recipe to make calzones that will please your family and friends

Continue reading "Calzones"

Nov 01, 2019

Healthy Eating Plans

Healthy eating plans to help you reach your goal of feeling well and living long.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Plans"

Oct 31, 2019

Navy Bean Soup Recipe

A warm, satisfying navy bean soup recipe to add nutrition and good taste to your menu plans.

Continue reading "Navy Bean Soup Recipe"

Oct 30, 2019

Healthy Eating Grains

Healthy Eating Grains - In spite of recent bad press, grains can form part of a healthy diet.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Grains"

Oct 29, 2019

Solanine in Green Potatoes

A discussion of solanine in green potatoes and whether we should be concerned about these potentially poisonous tubers.

Continue reading "Solanine in Green Potatoes"

Oct 28, 2019

What is Inulin?

What is inulin and why is it so common in the food supply?

Continue reading "What is Inulin?"

Oct 25, 2019

What are Probiotics?

What are probiotics and how do they contribute to a healthy eating lifestyle.

Continue reading "What are Probiotics?"

Oct 24, 2019

What are Triglycerides?

What are triglycerides and what role do they play in healthy eating and wellness.

Continue reading "What are Triglycerides?"

Oct 23, 2019

Healthy Eating Fiber

Healthy Eating Fiber explains how to get enough fiber into your diet and why it's so important that you do...

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Fiber"

Oct 22, 2019

Baklava Recipe

A delicious baklava recipe that is simple to follow and satisfying to serve.

Continue reading "Baklava Recipe"

Oct 21, 2019

Healthy Eating Guide

A healthy eating guide with a printable list of of tips for choosing and preparing healthy foods.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Guide"

Oct 18, 2019

Healthy Eating for Diabetics

Healthy eating for diabetics involves educating yourself about foods, reading labels and planning.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating for Diabetics"

Oct 17, 2019

Vegetarian Nutrition - What you need to know to go meatless

A comprehensive discussion of vegetarian nutrition concepts.

Continue reading "Vegetarian Nutrition - What you need to know to go meatless"

Oct 16, 2019

Raw Eggs and Salmonella

Discussion of the danger of raw eggs due to Salmonella, and tips to help you avoid this foodborne illness.

Continue reading "Raw Eggs and Salmonella"

Oct 15, 2019

Artificial Sweeteners

There is a lot of controversy about artificial sweeteners and their safety in the food supply.

Continue reading "Artificial Sweeteners"

Oct 14, 2019

Child Obesity Prevention List

A comprehensive list of useful tips to help prevent child obesity that you can print and keep handy for reference..

Continue reading "Child Obesity Prevention List"

Oct 11, 2019

Fiber in Food - 3 grams per serving

Healthy Eating Fiber - a list of those foods with 3 grams of fiber per serving.

Continue reading "Fiber in Food - 3 grams per serving"

Oct 10, 2019

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Healthy eating during pregnancy, with specific nutrient needs and foods to choose for a healthy baby.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating During Pregnancy"

Oct 09, 2019

Define Protein

A way to define protein that includes, sources, functions, deficiency and requirements.

Continue reading "Define Protein"

Oct 08, 2019

Define Carbohydrate

A discussion that will define carbohydrate for your information in planning a healthy eating lifestyle.

Continue reading "Define Carbohydrate"

Oct 07, 2019

Pesticides in Food - The Why's and Wherefores

A discussion of pesticides in food, the why's and wherefores, and a list of ways you can minimize your risk.

Continue reading "Pesticides in Food - The Why's and Wherefores"

Oct 04, 2019

Minerals in Food

A timely discussion of minerals in food to help you plan a healthy diet.

Continue reading "Minerals in Food"

Oct 03, 2019

Empty Calories

A list of empty calories that can sabotage your desire to pursue a healthy lifestyle.

Continue reading "Empty Calories"

Oct 02, 2019

Free Recipes Wassail

Free Recipes Wassail: Delicious, spicy holiday punch recipe that you can also enjoy all winter long.

Continue reading "Free Recipes Wassail"

Oct 01, 2019

Monounsaturated Fats

A brief description of types of fats with a list of the best sources of monounsaturated fats.

Continue reading "Monounsaturated Fats"

Sep 30, 2019

Healthy Eating Facts - Basics of eating healthy

A concise list of healthy eating facts to help you eat healthy and feel well.

Continue reading "Healthy Eating Facts - Basics of eating healthy"

Sep 26, 2019

Glycemic Index - How foods affect your insulin response

The glycemic index - what it is, and what it means in planning your healthy diet.

Continue reading "Glycemic Index - How foods affect your insulin response"

Sep 25, 2019

Healthy Nuts

How healthy nuts can form a part of your healthy eating lifestyle.

Continue reading "Healthy Nuts"

Sep 24, 2019

What is a Serving?

What is a Serving? Learning about serving sizes is a small step you can take towards a healthy eating lifestyle.

Continue reading "What is a Serving?"

Sep 23, 2019

Good Fat - It's Not an Oxymoron!

A discussion of good fat and how you can improve your health by including healthy fat in your diet.

Continue reading "Good Fat - It's Not an Oxymoron!"

Sep 20, 2019

Grocery Shopping Tips - Making your food dollars count

Grocery shopping tips to help you bring home healthy foods for you and your family.

Continue reading "Grocery Shopping Tips - Making your food dollars count"

Sep 19, 2019

What Is Gluten? - Or Why You Probably Shouldn't Eat Libray Paste

What is Gluten? Which foods have it and which foods don't and how food sensitivity can affect your health.

Continue reading "What Is Gluten? - Or Why You Probably Shouldn't Eat Libray Paste"

Sep 18, 2019

Garlic Facts and Benefits - Besides a seat on the subway!

Garlic facts and benefits, including buying, storing and cooking tips, plus benefits of this so-called stinking rose.

Continue reading "Garlic Facts and Benefits - Besides a seat on the subway!"

Sep 17, 2019

Making Soup - A Seasonal Labor of Love

Making soup: including recipes and tips to help you warm up your autumn and winter menus.

Continue reading "Making Soup - A Seasonal Labor of Love"

Sep 16, 2019

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine - Discussion of Hippocrates' quote describing food as medicine and how the same wisdom applies today.

Continue reading "Food is Medicine"

Sep 13, 2019

Recipe Sloppy Joes Made without Meat

Recipe Sloppy Joes for Lacto-vegetarian, Lacto-ovo-vegetarian, and Vegan.

Continue reading "Recipe Sloppy Joes Made without Meat"

Sep 12, 2019

Recipe Chili

Recipe Chili - a delicious vegetarian chili made from healthy foods and spices.

Continue reading "Recipe Chili"

Sep 11, 2019

Recipe Navy Bean Soup

Recipe Navy Bean Soup for a warm and nourishing meal that is also inexpensive to prepare.

Continue reading "Recipe Navy Bean Soup"

Sep 10, 2019

Recipe Granola

Recipe Granola - a combination of whole grains, nuts, seeds, honey and oil that bakes with a wonderful fragrance.

Continue reading "Recipe Granola"

Sep 09, 2019

Lentil Soup Recipe

This lentil soup recipe makes a hearty, delicious and nutritious addition to your menu plans.

Continue reading "Lentil Soup Recipe"


Have a question about eating healthy?

Get answers to your healthy eating questions.

News... What Other Visitors Have Asked

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this site...

Stomach Problems 
Bones' Question: I have been eating healthy for a week now and eating an Activia yogurt every day, fresh veggies at every meal--a lot of them. Now, …

Click here to write your own.