Tag: "Eat"

Thai Food
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Can Thai Food Be Healthy?

Thai food is easily my favorite Asian cuisine. And from the number of Thai restaurants that I see, I can tell I am not alone. Thai food has gained popularity in the United States because of its flavorful, aromatic dishes that are pleasing to the western palate. Most of the dishes that are produced in […]

milk bottle
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Your Food Is Expired! Toss It?

How many times have you thrown away food even though it smelled and looked okay because the expiration date said it was past due? You are not alone, research has shown that many of us in the United States throw away “good, edible” food because we believe that if we consume expired food we risk […]

brown rice
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Brown Rice Vs. White Rice: It’s Not About the Color!

John loved Thai food. Most lunch breaks when he didn’t have to work through lunch, he’d head to the local Thai restaurant. Usually, he ordered a curry dish, which was always accompanied by white sticky rice. Today though, he didn’t get his usual waiter. So, instead of assuming he wanted white rice with the panang […]

almond salad
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Almonds: Not Only Tasty, But Healthy!

One of my favorite after dinner snacks to have with tea is almonds. I love the delicately flavored nut with its soft texture and light, sweet taste. If I don’t watch myself, I’m inclined to eat far more of them than I should, because I find the taste of almonds addictive. Fortunately, unlike the chips […]

Japanese Food
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Japanese Food: Healthy Option?

My first introduction to Japanese cuisine was when I turned sixteen. My dad had a business relationship with the owner of a Japanese restaurant a few miles from our house. So, when I wanted to start working to make some money, he got me a job there as a waitress. As a waitress, I had […]

stirfry
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Capture the Most Nutrients From Your Vegetables!

If your goal is achieving optimal health, then a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is key. They are loaded with essential nutrients, antioxidants and a multitude of disease fighting properties. It is no wonder that many health organizations recommend that you eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Those of […]

Is Chinese Food Healthy?
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Is Chinese Food Healthy?

When a new Chinese restaurant opened up just a block from his work, Steve was ecstatic that he could go there during his lunch break. He loved Chinese food! He immediately started eating there several times a week. He figured that he was eating fairly healthy, since most Chinese dishes rely heavily on vegetables and […]

quinoa
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The Year of the Quinoa!

I will never forget the first time I was introduced to quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah” in spanish). It was Thanksgiving Day, 2004. My husband and I were in Cuzco, Peru sitting in a very small restaurant a few blocks from our hotel. As our entrees were placed on the table, we noticed a very small, round […]

salmon dinner
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Eat Out, Don’t Pig Out!

It’s Friday night and you’re finally home after a long, crazy workday that capped off an incredibly hectic workweek. As you step through the front door, your two young kids run up, excited to see you, but also hungrily demanding dinner. Normally, you would cook up a healthy meal for your family, but tonight you […]

stevia
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Stevia: The Other White Sweetener

During your weekly shopping trip, you see a food sample booth just ahead of you. Curious what they have to try, you make your way over. Oooh, coffee! With how little sleep you got last night, that sounds great. So, you pour yourself a small cup and as you are about to grab the sugar, […]

Carrots
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Throw Out That Peeler!

My grandfather was very fond for apples. Every afternoon, around 2pm, he would take an apple out of his bag, and start peeling it with his knife before cutting it into pieces to share with us. I have fond memories of those times. Not until later in life, did I realize that the peel that […]

USDA Organic
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Eat Organic: It’s Worth The Cost!

You promised your doctor and your family that this was the year that you were going to make a “real effort” to become healthier. For you, that meant less fast food, cooking more nutritious meals and maintaining an exercise routine. However, on your last trip to the local supermarket, you weren’t sure if you should […]

Stack of Bagels
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Bagel, Anyone?

You’re having a productive morning at work and it’s almost time for lunch. The thought of biting into that warm, chewy bagel smothered with cream cheese, makes your stomach growl. You look at your watch, disheartened, realizing that you still have another 30 minutes before you meet your friend at your favorite bagel shop down the […]

Eat Everything On Your Plate....Not!
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Eat Everything On Your Plate….Not!

Photo by peasap via Flickr So, you went to a restaurant the other day.  When they brought your dinner out, it was huge. By the time you finished half of it, you were full.  You wanted to stop eating, but subconsciously you remembered what your dear old mom always said about finishing everything on your […]

Want Something to Eat?
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Want Something to Eat?

Photo by oskay via Flickr If someone asks if you’re hungry and you have to think about it before answering, you’re probably not truly hungry. You’re not asking your stomach if it needs more food. You’re thinking about whether it can fit any more food. This happens to us all too often in our modern […]