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Tasty Stuffed Shells

Contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: What a great recipe from Sheila. I love stuffed shells, but I am also trying to eat healthier. Sometimes an old favorite is just what you need though. I want to leave this recipe here. I am not at a point myself where I eat absolutely healthy 100% […]

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Philly Cheese Steak Mini Pizzas

Contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: To keep in line with the new blog focus on eating healthy, I’d like to mention there are ways to switch out family favorites to make them healthier. Using a Paleo recipe to make English muffins for this recipe would be a great start.  ~ Shannon) My children […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Stuffed Celery

By Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: I love the celery stuffed with peanut butter! At some point, to stay in line with my desire to eat a more Paleofied diet, I’d like to try stuffing the celery with a nut butter. ~ Shannon) I make stuffed celery for every family get together we have. It’s […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016

Pumpkin Butterscotch Chip Cookies

Contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: Yum! I know these are in no way healthy, but I just love them. I might try tweaking the recipe in the future to use Paleo approved non-grain flour and honey, or something like that, just to make it a little healthier. But I’m keeping this recipe here […]

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Photogrpah by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

Feature Article: What is Juicing?

By Sheila Buck Juicing is a good way to obtain the raw foods you need everyday. Both fruits and vegetables can be juiced, but fruit juice may increase the levels of insulin in your blood. Juicing is quick, and a good way to add more healing foods to  a  diet with minimal effort . When […]

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Feature Article: The Raw Food Diet: Is it Really Healthy? :

By Sheila Buck The raw food diet is based on eating raw, unprocessed, whole, live foods for the majority of your diet. Raw foodists believe, and some studies have shown, that cooking food reduces its nutritional value. With the raw food diet, foods are prepared in a way that helps the nutrients stay in the […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright March 4, 2015.

Feature Article: National Food Banks and How They Help

By Sheila Buck Food banks supply low-income families with the food they need to survive. The National Food Bank, also known as, Feeding America, works with several other local food banks to make sure that families stay fed and children stay healthy. The National Food Bank and the smaller food banks share a close relationship, […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Feature Article: What is a Vegetarian Diet and is it Healthy?

By Sheila Buck It is well known that Vegetarians do not eat meat. However, many individuals do not realize that there are different kinds of vegetarian diets. People who follow the different diets also eat different things. According to Mayo Clinic Staff, a well-planned vegetarian diet is a healthy way to meet you nutritional needs. […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Feature Article: What is a Vegan Diet and is it Really Healthy?

By Sheila Buck A vegan diet is a vegetarian diet that excludes meat, fish, eggs, dairy and poultry products. Vegans do not use other animal products including; fur, silk and other things obtained from the use of animals. People choose a vegan diet for health, environmental and/or ethical reasons. The vegan diet consists of eating […]

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Basic Potato Salad

Recipe contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: This recipe could also be made with Paleo mayonnaise, but I came across a recipe last year that didn’t even call for Mayo. It was a Paleo version that sounded so good. This version here may be fine for your nutritional plan, and that is great, but […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2017. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/shannonbuck

Food Profile: Watermelon

By Sheila Buck Watermelon is a tasty treat, especially on a hot summer day. This fruit is very good for the body. It helps to prevent some types of cancer, as well as, some other serious conditions. Some health benefits of the watermelon Very high in vitamins A, B, and C High in the minerals […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Feature Article: What is WIC and How It is Helpful

By Sheila Buck WIC is a federal nutrition program that helps pregnant and nursing moms,  as well as, infants and children up to age five. This program helps  families to meet their children’s nutritional needs, and offers other services.  Listed below are some helpful facts about the WIC program. This program offers nutritional information and […]

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Bean Dip Nachos

This recipe contributed by Sheila Buck (Update January 2017: The focus of my blog has changed so much, that many of the recipes don’t really fit any more. I’m deleting a bunch, and Paleofying others, but there are some i want to leave with a note on nutrition. Why not uses Sweet potato or zucchini […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright March 17, 2015.

Feature Article: What is a Soup Kitchen and What is Usually Served at One?

By Sheila Buck A soup kitchen is a place where food is served to the hungry for free or for a low price. These kitchens are usually open on week days, but not on weekends. The staff is usually made up of volunteers. They set up the tables and chairs, cook the meals and clean […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

Feature Article: Top Ten Tips for Eating Frugally

By Sheila Buck With the price of food  increasing, and parents making the same or less money than usual, it is getting harder for families to keep themselves fed. Eating frugally is a good way to save on your food bill and have cash on hand for other necessities that your family will need. Here […]

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Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright December 29, 2016.

Food Profile: Banana

By Sheila Buck Bananas taste good alone or with other foods.  They are inexpensive to buy.  The banana has many health benefits. These benefits range from high vitamin content to being good for the heart. Some of the wonderful benefits that come from eating bananas Very high in vitamins  A, B, and C Very high […]

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