Tip: Home Cooking vs Eating Out

According to the American Dietetic Association, people consume 50% less calories, fat and sodium when eating meals cooked at home.

Is Home Cooked Food HealthierAccording to the American Dietetic Association, people consume 50% less calories, fat and sodium when eating meals cooked at home.

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Tip: What is the Difference Between Good and Bad Fats?

A well-balanced diet consists of knowing the difference between good and bad fats and creating a habit of consuming healthy food.

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A well-balanced diet consists of knowing the difference between good and bad fats, eating a variety of high quality nutritious foods, and creating a habit of consuming healthy food.

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1.   Eat Healthy fats, which are monounsaturated and omega-3 fatty acids. Continue reading “Tip: What is the Difference Between Good and Bad Fats?”

Teaching Children Healthy Habits

Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class.

As summer winds down, most children will head back to school this month. Are your children prepared? Do you tend to see this time as a way to instill positive habits in your children? Everything from school performance to quality of life depends so much on good health.

With one to three American children overweight or obese, it’s no wonder that Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other disorders that once only plagued adults now strike teenagers. Incorporating healthy habits in your children will reduce or eliminate their risk to chronic illnesses later in life and give them the best chance to rise to the top of their class. Continue reading “Teaching Children Healthy Habits”

Our Journey to Healthy Eating

Our family’s journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating. This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels. What an eye opener this was! Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

My journey of eating healthy began in July of 2004 as I focused more on the benefits of healthy eating.  This was the BEGINNING for me of reading food labels.  What an eye opener this was!  Do you know that SUGAR is in almost every ingredient list?

I would have said our family ate pretty well.  We rarely ate out.  In fact, my son was 14 before he ever ate at a fast food restaurant and he wasn’t with me when he did!

But, cooking was not my thing.  I much preferred to clean up the kitchen after the cook, rather than the actual preparing and cooking of the meal.  This was a real challenge for me. Continue reading “Our Journey to Healthy Eating”