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Getting Enough Protein Affordably

When trying to eat nutritious meals, remember to get enough protein. More than half your plate should be filled with vegetables, then you add some protein. You obviously don’t want to go overboard with meat. I mainly try to follow a Paleo lifestyle, and I do pretty well, but I’m well aware that the cost […]

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Patriotic Holiday Recipes: A Simple Food Platter Idea

What would a Fourth of July celebration be without a food representation of the US flag? This simple platter is placed out at the beginning of the party or picnic, for everyone to snack on until the main foods are brought out. You are simply going to fill a rectangular food platter with red, white, […]

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Food Movies!

I love a good movie, and a good food movie is great! Even when food may not be the center of the movie theme. I’m sure all us foodies have our favorites, and I just thought I would share mine with you. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fried Green Tomatoes Julie and Julia Waitress Martha, […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Variations

The shepherd’s pie recipe I used when the girls were growing up was a favorite of ours and our cousin Ashland. At its most basic, this is what it was: 1 pound browned ground beef, rinsed and drained and spread over the bottom of a baking dish, topped with 1 can of drained whole kernel […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feature Article: Foods Available at Local Food Cupboards

By Sheila Buck For many families, trips to the food cupboard are a necessity. By the middle to end of the month food stamps and cash are often running low, and it can be hard to purchase enough food to keep your family fed. A lot of areas have one or more food cupboards for […]

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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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