Category Archives: Healthy Living

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Healthy Snacks That Won’t Wreck A Diet

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And now for my last post on foods choices that help you stay on track for your weight loss resolution — Snacking, the Bane of Many Diets.

Snacking might be the No. 1 enemy of a New Year’s resolution to eat better, lose weight and get healthy. But, snacking is an important part of tiding you over in between meals. So, the question is, can you have your cake and eat it too? Absolutely! You just need to snack smarter.

Fortunately, there are some wonderful snack ideas that taste great, satisfy cravings and won’t ruin a diet. You just have to make better choices and make a conscious effort to shop smarter and reach for the right foods.

Here are some fantastic choices for snacks that won’t push a dieting plan to the breaking point:
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Dessert Ideas That Won’t Blow New Year’s Resolutions

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Today, I continue my tips for keeping your New Year’s resolution to loose weight. Now, anybody who knows me knows I love dessert. In fact, its sort of my specialty in the kitchen. And, alas, one of the most difficult obstacles many face in loosing weight involves giving up sweets. Fortunately, you don’t necessarily have to. There are some excellent desserts that can be enjoyed without destroying a diet.

Giving up desserts entirely is not possible for some people (myself included). If you’ve got to have your sweets once in a while, there are smarter choices you can make. It is possible to satisfy a craving without destroying a diet. Moderation and portion control are the key. Here are some excellent choices to satisfy your sweet tooth without negatively impacting your diet:
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Foods That Work With Weight Loss Resolutions

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When the clock struck midnight to herald the arrival of 2008, thousands of people all over the world made the decision to lose weight and eat healthier in the new year. Are you one of them? I, for one, renewed my 10-year resolution to loose weight. In fact, I started working out each morning, alternating upper and lower body workouts.

Alas, many of us will stray from their resolutions almost as quickly as they made them. Can you believe I forgot to do my workout this morning? I was so focused on coming to my computer to write this blog entry! Now how’s that for an excuse?

Anyway, with temptations all around us, and fast food joints often making eating unhealthy seem as the easier choice, the odds just aren’t in our favor.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Healthy Cooking With Ginger

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I love ginger, both fresh and dried. It add a robust, but sometimes subtle flavor to a wide variety of recipes, from cookies to sauces. While ginger delivers a satisfying spice to cooking, it is also often used in traditional means of medicine.

When purchasing young ginger at the local grocery store, you will encounter a fragrant, fleshy, juicy, pungent root that supplies a mild taste packed with spice. Mature ginger possesses a great deal of fiber and is dry, which creates a spicier taste than younger samples. Today, an increasing amount of cooks are using ginger to enhance the nutritional value of their dishes.
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5 Guidelines For Cooking Healthy Meals For Your Family

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Guest Writer: Susanne Myers

Cooking healthy for your family is important for everyone. Not only will you be eating healthy meals, but your children will learn a lot from eating healthy. They will get to experience healthy foods that they may have not even tried before, or wanted to. They will learn how to cook healthy meals so that they can pass down this tradition to their own children in the future. They will also come to enjoy healthy meals better than junk or foods that are bad for them.

Cooking healthy meals for your family will give everyone the energy they need for a full day, give them better concentration and focus, and help them do well in life. This will not deprive your family in any way. You will all be getting the proper nutrients you need without completely passing on all treats. Eating healthy is important for your health – not just now, but for the future as well. Studies have shown that eating healthy can help to reduce the risks of various ailments, heart disease, stroke, and many cancers. You can help your family lead a healthier life by cooking healthy meals. (more…)

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