Tag Archives: health
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Trying New Foods, Harmless Harvest, and Earth Day

During my journey into eating healthier, I’ve been trying new foods. It’s important to do this, to make sure we’re getting all the nutrients we need. One of the ultimate goals to healthy eating is to get almost all of your nutrients through food, minimizing the supplements we need to take. Another ultimate goal is […]

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A Healthier Year

I recently talked about two of my new year goals, Organize and Getting Back to Eating Healthy. If I’m more organized in the way I do things and store things, it will make eating healthy that much easier. So I’m organizing what bit of space I have in my ‘kitchen’. (Remember, I rent a room.) […]

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Making Changes to the Blog

You may have noticed I changed the way the blog posts are listed on the home page, and tweaked the sidebar so I only have one. Once I got rid of some unneeded things there, two sidebars were no longer necessary. I’m still working on cutting the topics list down, and I’ve reworked the footer […]

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Freebie: Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious

I wanted to let you all know about a Mini eBook I just published called Frugal Ways to Save Money In the Kitchen + Frugal Recipes for the Health Conscious. “Unfortunately, it is cheaper to drink soda than almond and coconut milk. And it is less expensive to eat white potatoes, rice, and pasta than […]

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What do You use Instead of Grains?

If I don’t use grains, what do I use? I don’t have an all-the-time substitute. I simply don’t make the same types of foods I used to. However, I do have a few things on hand about 1/3 of the year. Usually for a few month period after the tax returns show up in my […]

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Why not Grains?

I followed the Whole30 program, then switched to a Paleo lifestyle. This aided me in eliminating specific foods from my diet for a several months. And I have spent time attempting to reintroduce items. Not always successfully. Why did I do this? This is how I’m learning what I can and cannot eat for ultimate […]

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What Type of Chocolate do You Use?

The second in a continuing series of posts asking readers’ questions, this one deals with one of my favorite foods. Chocolate! Yes, I do love chocolate. And I do eat it sometimes. Otherwise, I would feel deprived and would not stick to any healthy eating plan at all. I know this is true, because I […]

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Getting Enough Vegetables Affordably

Vegetables are one of the most important meal and snack components to consume, providing your body with necessary vitamins, protein, minerals, and other nutrients that aid in keeping a body healthy. We should be eating mostly vegetables at each meal, being sure to mix it up for full benefit. It can be expensive to eat […]

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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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What to Eat During the Very Lean Weeks

It is easy for me to say “Eat healthy. It is the best way to stay healthy.” I’m aware that this isn’t always possible for everyone, not even myself. My income is just enough to cover rent and a phone during the winter months, with very little left over to cover food. Last winter was […]

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Best Ways to Save Money on Food While Keeping it Healthy

It’s difficult to eat healthy while sticking to a small budget, but it’s important we try. Our medical bills later on will be astronomical if we don’t, and the future of health insurance is unsure at this time. Grow as much of your own food as possible. Having an indoor window garden for growing herbs […]

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill

Food prices just keep going up, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight to these increases. While grocery shopping the other day, my sister mentioned that her coffee went up $3.00 since the last time she purchased it. The vanilla wafers I used to get for a treat have gone up more […]

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Serve Up a Healthier Yule or Christmas Meal on a Budget

The traditional Yule or Christmas meal served in many homes is not always the healthiest. Sure there are healthy aspects to meal. Turkey is healthy. Peas are healthy. But there are also a number of unhealthy items served at this time. For those who are looking for healthier choices this holiday season, these recipes will […]

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Food Profile: Kiwi

Kiwi is an extremely frugal fruit. You can often buy 3 or 4 for $1.00, and they can be used in many ways. Try them in a salad, for instance. Kiwi has essential nutrients that will help you to maintain a balanced diet, including Vitamin C, and it will even provide the body with some […]

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Food Profile: Carrots

The carrot can be purchased in a few different colors, including purple and white. It can be used in many ways, and will make interesting salad additions when using more than one color. Carrots are packed full of important nutrients, including Vitamins A and C B vitamins Fiber Potassium Folate The carrot, regardless of  its’ […]

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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: 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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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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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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Spice Profile: Ginger

This herb is a perennial from the sub/tropics, used in creating different types of recipes. Some perfumes are made using ginger, as are medications and different types of condiments. It’s often used in Asian cuisine. Ginger helps with ailments such as Motion sickness Dizziness Morning sickness Arthritis Note: Consult a doctor if you are being […]

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