Category: Food

Black Bean Burger On Ciabatta Bread

Want something filling, easy to make, and nutritious for dinner? Try a black bean burger. It is very quick to make, and not very labor intensive. (Get pumped – these puppies aren’t just for vegetarians anymore.) Black beans are high in fiber, protein, vitamin B-6, calcium, iron, and magnesium. They make a great hamburger substitute if you …

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Green Tea Fizz

Who says non-alcoholic drinks can’t be fancy? Next time you are in the mood for something light and delicious, concoct one of these: Green Tea Fizz Servings: 1 Prep time: 2-3 minutes Ingredients: 2 parts iced green tea, unsweetened 1/4 part lemon juice 2-3 dashes aromatic bitters sprinkle of sweetener, if desired soda water (for …

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10 Foods You Should Be Eating Every Day

With so many food options available, it can be hard to determine what foods you should prioritize in your daily diet. The list below is a guide to help you make better decisions when you are at the grocery store, cooking meals, eating out, and trying to eat healthy. Incorporate these items into your meals …

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How To Read A Nutrition Label And Choose Food

Reading a nutrition label is not as straight-forward as you think. Nutrition labels look simple, but they are actually quite complicated to read if you are trying to eat healthy. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the content that appears on a nutrition label. The FDA requires that certain nutritional characteristics must be disclosed …

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Cookies And Cocaine: Are They Really That Different?

A study at Connecticut College suggests that lab rats can get addicted to Oreo cookies just as easily as cocaine. The findings are used to “support the theory that high-fat/ high-sugar foods stimulate the brain in the same way that drugs do.” I call shenanigans. I am very skeptical of research studies; so, this particular …

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5 Reasons Why We’re Fat

In every relationship there is always some give-and-take – sometimes you give, sometimes you take. In our relationship with food, this refers to giving and taking responsibility. We as individuals are ultimately responsible for our health and well-being; however, as a society we do not make it very easy for ourselves to make individual responsible …

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New Food Rules To Protect Your Health

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in January 2011 that tightens regulations on the public food supply in order to protect our health and safety. Two new rules are currently proposed that will increase regulations on imported food and create stricter requirements for international suppliers. These rules are …

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5 Ways To Generate Less Waste In The Kitchen

Have you noticed how much waste is generated in the kitchen when making a meal? So much water, packaging, and biodegradable material is used and discarded each day because of home cooking. However, there are simple ways that you can reduce the amount of waste you generate at home while providing delicious, healthy meals for …

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Everything You Eat Is Bad For You

I bet we could look through your fridge and pantry and classify everything as unhealthy. Cookies, candy, ice cream? Of course. Crackers, potato chips, and pretzels? Duh. Ground beef, mayonnaise, and butter? Oh yeah. Apples, broccoli, and almonds? Definitely. Wait, what? Since when are apples, broccoli, and almonds bad for you? Well, if they are …

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