The poor potato. It really has gotten a bad rap.
A plentiful crop that's easy and inexpensive to produce, the potato has been a dietary staple across the globe for centuries. (Ireland, a country whose diet once relied almost entirely o... Read more
When it comes to fruits and vegetables, most of us stick with what we know: carrots, cucumbers and celery at lunchtime; corn, peas and green beans for dinner; bananas, apples and oranges for breakfast or snacks. To keep healthy eating fun and excitin... Read more
As a veterinarian, I spend my days lecturing people on which foods to avoid feeding their pets. Canine obesity is on the uprise, and most of us are aware that feeding our pets too many table scraps can quickly lead to weight gain. Overweight pets can... Read more
It’s Saturday night and the monthly dinner party is at your house. You want a meal that meets everyone's expectations for taste, while still being healthy. Here’s a sample party menu that definitely fits the bill, from salad to desser... Read more
You ate them in February, from half a continent away, and they were flat and bland—passable, but nothing to write home about. Now, you take a bite from one grown half a mile away, and it’s spectacular—sweet, juicy, and flavorful.
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I've been working on a diet change since the beginning of march. Yesterday evening was an "anything I want to eat meal" (but not everything I want to eat meal!) And so I chose sushi and a cupcake. The frosting was too sweet for me! I have NEVER eaten... Read more
“10 minutes until cupcakes!” was the call from my boss’ office this morning, as the clocked ticked down to morning tea. My mouth salivated in anticipation while my thoughts rushed to “No no no…you had such a great workout this morning…don’t undo your... Read more
I have been on and off this site for years, I give the link to my patients who want to lose weight and get healthy (I am a nurse practitioner), but I repeatedly fall off the wagon of using these tools for my own life! My goal is to fit into my size 8... Read more
I found a recipe the other day (I thought on Spark) for chewy chocolate brownies that are gluten and sugar free. They called for almond butter and sweet potato puree, among other things. I looked up sweet potato puree on the 'net and got so many di... Read more
Curry is a mixture of tumeric, coriander and cumin. Tumeric which helps IBS and colitis, ward off dementia, helps with arthritis and rheumatism Cumin helps flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea. Coriander lowers blood sugar naturally.... Read more
This is the first in a series of blog posts about how to slim down your Thanksgiving side dishes and treats. For more information about healthier Thanksgiving cooking, read this article. The poor yam and sweet potato. These brightly colored and antio... Read more
Fall in love with sweet potatoes again and again with these 10 deliciously healthy recipes.Nutritional GoodnessOne medium tuber contains 105 calories and 4 grams of fiber. These babies are bursting with antioxidant vitamins A and C, potassium and man... Read more
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