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5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Pasta Dinner

5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Pasta Dinner

Key Takeaways
Check the pasta label: whole-wheat flour should be listed as the first ingredient.

An easy way to enjoy noodles, while keeping calories in check, is to use vegetables to bulk up your bowl.

Be smart with sauce jarred var...

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Healthy Cooking With Fruits and Vegetables

Healthy Cooking With Fruits and Vegetables

Your first rule of thumb when buying produce is to make sure it's fresh. Next, avoid any fruits or vegetables with blemishes, cuts, bruises, or other soft spots. Any cut fruits or vegetables should be sold from refrigerated displays in your market.

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HEALTHY RECIPES ARTICLE


HEALTHY RECIPES
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There are sound nutritional reasons to include meat in your diet; healthy meat is a terrific source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. But beware: Some meats are heavy in unhealthy saturated fat and cholesterol. By choosing the leaner cuts and cooking meat in healthful w...

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I discovered a crockpot...

No, I did not just find out what a crockpot is, I have had several for years that I utilize on special occasions; i.e., holidays or potlucks at work when I have to bring the meatballs. I just discovered that it can make everyday cooking a lot quicker and easier. This weekend I put an entire roast ...

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Creamy Celeriac Soup

Creamy Celeriac Soup



Ingredients
1 large celery root ...

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Veggie Chili #3

Veggie Chili #3

Ingredients:

1/2 cup onion (red, green, spring and leek)
2-3 carrots (orange, purple and yellow)
1 cup swiss chard stems
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)
1/2 cup eggplant
1/2 cup golden beets
2 stalks of celery
A bunch of red, ...

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Veggie Chili #2

Veggie Chili #2

Ingredients:

1/2 cup onion
2-3 carrots
1 cup bok choy
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)
1/2 cup...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value (Part 2)

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Ive begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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Veggie Chili #1

Veggie Chili #1

Ingredients:

1/2 cup onion
2-3 carrots
1/2 red and green pepper (or more)...

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Substitute Healthy Ingredients when Baking for Less Calories and Greater Nutritional Value

I enjoy baking, and am always on the lookout for new dessert recipes cakes, cookies, squares, you name it. But when it comes to home-made desserts, I frequently overeat and wind up packing on the pounds with all those extra calories. Recently Ive begun reading about making healthy ingredient su...

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