Health and Wellness

Fall in Love with Salad

In observance of Fruit & Veggies month, I’d like to bring attention to the wonderful world of salads. Sure, a salad is one of those dishes that you either love or hate. If you’re trying to lose weight and eating salad everyday, you may be growing tired of salad right about now.  Eating salad can […]

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Plan a Healthy Barbecue

Now that the summer grilling season has officially started, you can start planning a healthy menu for your next barbecue.  This would be the perfect time to introduce family and friends to a variety of healthy food choices. Plan your menu around a food theme: Southwestern grilled chicken or steak fajitas would be a perfect […]

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Tame Your Hunger

Are you finding yourself feeling hungry most of the day? You’re eating, but not feeling satisfied.  Well, one reason for your constant hunger may be the lack of lean protein in your diet. Eating foods high in lean protein, such as fish, lean meat, poultry, soybean, and eggs help curb hunger and promote weight loss. […]

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Stand Your Ground: Eat Healthy

Let’s face it, many times our family and friends have a lot of influence over us.  We tend to make decisions based on what they think and feel. Growing up, my family was no exception. They tried to discourage me from adopting a vegetarian diet. Eating soul food high in sodium, sugar, and bad fats […]

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How Valuable is Good Health?

When I chose a vegetarian diet over 30 years ago, I knew there were health benefits, but I didn’t think much of the value of good health. But, after having a family, I realized that good health is quite valuable. So, each day, for myself and my family, I make healthy eating choices: no red […]

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Embrace Healthy!

I just returned from a much needed beach vacation: white sand, emerald green waters, palm trees, and jazz music — what more could a person ask for? Going to the beach each year fits into my overall life plan of living healthy. It allows me time to slow down, reflect, and embrace a healthy lifestyle. […]

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Buy the Best Food You Can Afford

When it comes to having good health, don’t let your pockets be the controlling factor. A lack of funds shouldn’t be an excuse for not eating healthy. Instead, buy the best food that your money will allow. We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive. And, it seems that all foods that are […]

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Pack Healthy for Your Road Trip

If you’re traveling out of town for Spring Break, or just planning ahead for summer vacation, you’ll want to make sure you and your family still eat healthy while on the road. Though it may be tempting to just stop at the many fast food places along the highway, it is much more practical and […]

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