Posts in category "healthy groceries"

Healthy School Lunches

Wake up- make school lunches for three kids…..UGH….. I struggle with building healthy packed lunches for my kids like all moms.  My goal is to follow my formula for a healthy lunch 80% of the time (a protein, complex carb, a veggie , a fruit and no packaged foods).  That might sound like a cop-out,... Read more »

ABCDEat These! Healthy Foods

Avocados alarm the fat-conscious folk. But actually the ancient Aztec fruit-meat has been known to awaken the dead and offer powerful access to the afterlife.  And, the frightening looking color for this fabulous, fatty, fruit can even be used to make chocolate mouse.  Truthfully, it is odd for a fruit to contain fat.  But it... Read more »

10 Tips to lose weight? Buy This, NOT That!

Sautéed Peppers ( 40 GI / 45 caloreis) ,NOT Canned Corn & Carrots (55GI & 75 calories)
If you want to lose weight you need to change the things you buy at the grocery store.  Assuming you do not eat out every day, these are 10 tips that will not only help you lose weight, but offer you a better source of energy.  Making changes to your diet has to begin with... Read more »
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5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing
What is your favorite part of stuffing?  It is the flavor, the texture or the crunch?  Perhaps it is all three of these characteristics.  Most stuffings are fattening because of the butter, the bread and the meat.  Now I would never suggest to get rid of all these things.  But you can swap out or lessen the amount of these ingredients...

Is carrot juice good for you?

Is carrot juice good for you?
We have been told that carrots are good for our eyes, hair, skin and nails.    We have been told that carrots are good for cleansing the liver.  All of these things are true , however fresh juice in general gives the body the wrong type of calories and has drastic effects on blood sugar. ... Read more »

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?

Do you know what a nopal- prickly pear is and how to eat it?
This brillantly colorful cactus fruit is trendy in the culinary world. But as famous Chefs like Rick Bayless, Owner of Frontera Grill and Roxanne Klein and Charlie Trotters, Owner of Charlie Trotters utlize it in savory recipes, this little Mexican fruit will find its way into your kitchen soon. Nopal is actually the Spanish word for... Read more »
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Do you cook with grape seed oil? You should.

Do you cook with grape seed oil?  You should.
Grape seed oil has many healthy benefits.  It is a simple and tasty substitute for vegetable oils, butter or canola.  It is low in saturated fat, yet high in poly-saturated fat like omega 6.   It is also high in linoleic acid, which is not manufactured by the body.  Since this important acid must be ingested,... Read more »