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.

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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.

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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.

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Nov 13, 2019

Not Enough Protein - The Consequences

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

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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.

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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.

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Nov 08, 2019

Healthy Eating Beans

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

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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

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Nov 06, 2019

Vegetarian Stories

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

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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.

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Nov 04, 2019


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

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Nov 01, 2019

Healthy Eating Plans

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

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Oct 31, 2019

Navy Bean Soup Recipe

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

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Oct 30, 2019

Healthy Eating Grains

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

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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.

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Oct 28, 2019

What is Inulin?

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

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Oct 25, 2019

What are Probiotics?

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

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Oct 24, 2019

What are Triglycerides?

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

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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...

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Oct 22, 2019

Baklava Recipe

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

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Oct 21, 2019

Healthy Eating Guide

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

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Oct 18, 2019

Healthy Eating for Diabetics

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

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Oct 17, 2019

Vegetarian Nutrition - What you need to know to go meatless

A comprehensive discussion of vegetarian nutrition concepts.

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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.

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Oct 15, 2019

Artificial Sweeteners

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

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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..

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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.

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Oct 10, 2019

Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

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

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Oct 09, 2019

Define Protein

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

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Oct 08, 2019

Define Carbohydrate

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

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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.

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Oct 04, 2019

Minerals in Food

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

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Oct 03, 2019

Empty Calories

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

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Oct 02, 2019

Free Recipes Wassail

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

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Oct 01, 2019

Monounsaturated Fats

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

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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.

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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.

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Sep 25, 2019

Healthy Nuts

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sep 16, 2019

Food is Medicine

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

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Sep 13, 2019

Recipe Sloppy Joes Made without Meat

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

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Sep 12, 2019

Recipe Chili

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

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Sep 11, 2019

Recipe Navy Bean Soup

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

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Sep 10, 2019

Recipe Granola

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

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Sep 09, 2019

Lentil Soup Recipe

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

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