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Fast food Tips and Tricks

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Trying to eat healthy at a fast food restaurant is difficult – but not impossible. Here are a few tips from the experts: • Skip the soda even if it comes with the meal. Choose unswee...

 

Buy a basil plant

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The next time you are in the vegetable aisle at your grocery store, check to see if they have live basil plants. Many stores offer this versatile herb in a small pot with soil and often ...

 

Baked Apple chips can add a healthy crunch

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Packing a healthy snack has never been easier with this simple recipe for Apple Chips. Prep time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 large apples cored and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon of ground ci...

 

Burrito Bowls serve up less calories

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A flour tortilla can contribute up to 400 calories and 45-65 grams of carbohydrates in a burrito. Switching to a burrito bowl and including rice and beans transforms your burrito into a ...

 

Cucumber Avocado Salad Recipe

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If you are looking for something green to eat this St. Patrick’s Day, try the easiest cucumber avocado salad in all the land. Ingredients: 3 large avocados we recommend California...

 

The many pros of protein

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Whether you are on a low-carb diet or simply trying to better balance your meals, protein is the answer. Having a protein source at every meal is a great way to help you build muscle, re...

 

What to eat after fasting

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A very popular dieting trend right now is the Intermittent Fasting diet. During the fasting periods, you eat either very little or nothing at all. The most popular method is the 16/8 met...

 

Taco Turkey Meat Loaf

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This meat loaf recipe calls for ground turkey instead of beef for an easy weeknight dinner. Its taco-style seasoning can be great for Taco Tuesday as well! Prep time: 25 min. Bake: ...

 

A rose is a…garnish?

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Valentine’s Day is a big day for roses. But now, after the loving, what can you do with these beautiful flowers? Head to the kitchen! Yes, roses can be eaten. In fact, they offer a f...

 

Not all chocolate is created equal

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There has been a lot of hype about the many health benefits of dark chocolate. While not based on the most conclusive research, dark chocolate is undoubtedly healthier than other forms o...

 

There are nuts and then there’s Walnuts!

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Everyone knows that healthy snacking includes a good variety of nuts. But one in particular can pack a huge wallop.Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can eat. Walnuts help mainta...

 

It’s grapefruit season!

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Grapefruit is 92% water, giving it one of the highest water contents of any fruit. That makes it good for overall health. Several studies have shown that people who eat half a fresh grap...

 

Being aware of what you eat

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It’s more than halfway through January and those of us who started a new diet for the new year may need some advice to strengthen our resolve. Experts agree that by slowing down and beco...

 

Black bean and corn salad

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Eating a little healthier doesn’t have to be a huge chore. This tasty salad is full of nutrition and can be made in minutes – and on a budget! Ingredients 1 can of black beans – 1 ...

 

New diet for the new year? Here’s some advice

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Many people begin a diet to lose weight and improve health as part of their new year’s resolutions. But, instead of making huge drastic changes, experts say that in order to stick to a s...

 

Black eyed peas to ring in the new year

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A traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity is the black-eyed pea. Many people make it a point to enjoy a big bowl of black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. It’s no wonder they bring lu...

 

Remember to drink water over the holidays

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The holiday season usually involves festive but high-calorie food and drink. Here’s a tip to help curb your cravings and help you be a ‘good’ boy or girl: Make sure to drink plenty of wa...

 

Spiced Hot Fruit Bake

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This recipe offers all the apple and cinnamon tastes of the holiday season, a little bit of a crunch and the indulgence of pie – without the guilt! You can also use it to top ice cream, ...

 

Fall and Winter are great times for Brussels sprouts

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Often overlooked, Brussels sprouts boast high levels of many nutrients and have been linked to several health benefits. People often enjoy them roasted, boiled, sautéed or baked. ...

 

It’s a perfect time for Turkey Chili

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Put those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with this delicious and easy recipe. This turkey chili recipe is an easy healthy yet hearty dish to serveyour next dinner! Ingredients ...

 

5 Ways to Trim the Fat from Your Thanksgiving Dinner

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Skip the heavy appetizers. Why fill up on cheese and crackers when there is a nice home-cooked meal to enjoy? Pass the rolls. This means less processed flour and less butter. Reduc...

 

Healthy Thanksgiving Part 2: Cauliflower Au Gratin

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This recipe for Cauliflower Au Gratin by delish.com is a creamy and healthier alternative to potatoes any day of the week but Thanksgiving seems like a great day to serve them up. Yie...

 

Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner: Stuffing

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November brings us the great American feast known as Thanksgiving. Every year dieticians warn us against the insanely high caloric intake by eating this traditional meal. In the coming w...

 

Salads aren’t just for summer anymore!

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Most people eat more fruits and vegetables during the spring and summer months when produce shelves seem to overflow with freshly grown – and refreshing choices. But, just because it is ...

 

A sweet but healthier treat for tricksters

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With Halloween being the monster of all candy consuming celebrations, this may be a good year to try something new since we all know this year will be different anyway. Consider na...

 

Red Bell Peppers high in Vitamin C

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If you would like to naturally increase your Vitamin C intake but are trying to avoid the sugar in fruit, red bell peppers are an excellent alternative source. Try stir-frying and...

 

Mashed Cauliflower

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As the temperatures drop we all look to warm comfort food to warm our spirits. Traditionally, mashed potatoes have been just the thing. People who are trying to move away from a high...

 

Pomegranates burst with divine benefits

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Pomegranates have been celebrated since the days of ancient Greece and Rome. Once offered to the Goddess Demeter to gain favor and ask for a fruitful season, today we offer you the many ...

 

It’s the great Nutritional Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

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Pumpkin has an impressive nutrient profile. One cup of cooked pumpkin (245 grams) contains: Calories: 49, Fat: 0.2 grams, Protein: 2 grams, Carbs: 12 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Vitamin A...

 

Healthy snacks for Game Day

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These days, even football is different. In the spirit of change, you can step up your game with this healthy game day snack alternative: Bite sized pizzas with zucchini slice ‘cru...

 

Walking and work out recovery foods and snacks

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If you have finished your walking routine or work out, you may have built up an appetite. Here is a list of 'recovery snacks' that will give your body what it needs while maintaining you...

 

Become a nutrition ‘stalker’

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Celery has been underrated for many years, but take note: Celery offers anti-inflammatory and many other health benefits. In addition to well-known antioxidants like vitamin C and fl...

 

Understanding Carbohydrates: Good vs. bad

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Carbohydrates are found in foods you know are good for you like vegetables and ones you know are not, like doughnuts. Carbs commonly considered bad include pastries, sodas, highly pr...

 

Have a Peachy Day!

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Late summer is the time for peaches. Whether you have your own peach tree or have noticed their abundance at the grocery store, it’s a good idea to give these fuzzy little guys a closer ...

 

Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas

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Here’s a CookingLight recipe you can feel good about serving your family. With each serving containing 348 calories, 4.2 grams of fat, and 16 grams of protein, you can polish off your pl...

 

Grilled Eggplant for dinner

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We interrupt this grilling season to encourage you to switch things up and grill eggplants instead of the usual steaks and burgers. Before you and your guests yell, “Where’s the beef?” C...

 

The wrong dressing can ruin your salad

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You can create the most delicious and nutritious salad thinking it is a sure way to help lose weight but by adding the wrong type of dressing to that salad, you can derail all of your in...

 

Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad

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Watermelon and cucumbers should be the official flavors of summer. Throw in some mint, red onion, and feta and toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette (just olive oil + red wine vineg...

 

This Cool Summer Smoothie hits the spot!

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An ice-cold smoothie in the middle of a hot afternoon can be the perfect pick me up to get you through the long evening. Try this recipe – you’ll want to make it almost every day! Ing...

 

Take heat with a grain of salt

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It is usually a good idea to limit salt in our food, but during extremely hot days it is actually smart to salt your food a little extra - especially when exercising. Salt provides So...

 

When did you last have a date?

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Dates are often overlooked in the produce section of the grocery store, but they offer incredible benefits that are worth noting. Dates can be enjoyed by themselves as a snack or as perf...

 

Smash it up: Cucumber Salad

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Did you know that smashing cucumbers before you cut them produces more flavor than an un-smashed cucumber? By crushing the cells (instead of cutting cleanly through them) compounds get m...

 

Healthy benefits of figs

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Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and act as a natural laxative because of their high fiber content. Many of us consume too much sodium (salt), found in proce...

 

It’s tomato season!

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Summer brings us many seasonal fruits and vegetables but perhaps none are as heart healthy as the tomato. Considered a super food, the tomato offers taste, texture and versatility. Tomat...

 

Cool off with this Coconut Granada instead of Ice Cream

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Ice cream is a summertime staple. It’s delicious, refreshing and the perfect answer to a sweet craving. But unfortunately, it is high in fat, sugar and calories. So, here’s an idea: J...

 

Foods that help you hydrate

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Last week we talked about the nutritional benefits of watermelon. One of the main benefits is that it helps you stay hydrated. Here are some other foods that will help keep you satisfied...

 

Watermelon is THE fruit for summer!

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There is nothing quite as refreshing as a juicy, sweet, chilled watermelon to break up the summer heat. And, watermelon offers many health benefits. Here are a few: 1. Contains Nutri...

 

Get in a better mood with food

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Hard evidence that certain foods can help put you in a better mood is inconclusive. But some scientific findings do suggest that changes to our diet bring about changes in our brain stru...

 

Mix and Match Weekly Menu

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Making your dollar stretch at the grocery store while eating healthy and keeping kitchen time down to a minimum is like stepping to the plate with the bases loaded. Here are some q...

 

'Tacovados' or Avocado Taco Boats

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El Paso, no matter what others may say, is the best place for Mexican Food. In fact, there is no need to call it Mexican Food in El Paso. It's just food. The same food we all grew up eat...

 

Cauliflower Tacos? Si!

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Cauliflower is pretty much the do anything vegetable. Its neutral flavor lends itself to be adapted to many recipes making it a common meat substitute. But more than that, it packs a nut...

 

Simple, French inspired dinner

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If you are looking for an easy, nutritional and inexpensive dinner, try Sheet-Pan Ratatouille. Don’t worry, only the name is tricky (rah-tah-too-ee) because this is as simple a recipe as...

 

Foods that cleanse the blood

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Cruciferous vegetables offer a special benefit. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, mustard and turnip greens all fall in the cruciferous category because of their ‘cross s...

 

Healthy Frozen Meals?

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When you think about nutritional food, frozen meals rarely come to mind. But, when you are limiting your trips to the grocery store and need quick and easy meals to eat at home, frozen f...

 

Foods that help seasonal allergy symptoms

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No food is a proven cure for disease, but some fruits and vegetables are known to be good for your. They're full of nutrients that can keep you healthy. They may also protect you from se...

 

Keep a healthy attitude about food

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Local newscasts show long lines at big wholesale chains and grocery store aisles that are left bare. What these means is that a lot of us have been stocking up on food items. While being...

 

Your daily diet made super easy

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Fad Diets come and go. While one diet extols the virtue of being completely carb-free, others encourage a vegetarian approach and still others blend the two styles. All of these diet tre...

 

This spring grow your own summer salad!

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Spring in El Paso may be the most important planting season of the year. The time and climate are right for you to consider planting the seeds (or plants) now for an awesome homegrown sa...

 

Popeye was onto something

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Spinach is a major super food that is great for your overall health. Not only is it packed with digestion-regulating fiber, but it also contains vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful nutrie...

 

'MyPlate' serves up healthy eating ideas

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MyPlate is government initiative that helps you begin a healthy eating style and maintain it throughout your lifetime. The key is in the combination of foods on your plate. The right mix...

 

Embrace the dark side (of chocolate)

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In the aftermath of Valentine’s Day chocolate giving, take heart: Dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that may be good for you. Dark Chocolate is Nutritious: If you buy quality d...

 

Avocados are having a moment

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The Super Bowl commercial featuring Avocados from Mexico isn’t telling us anything new. Avocados are a super food that have become super popular.That’s because avocados are very nutritio...

 

You can have a snack while dieting

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It’s been a long January and many of us are still committed to our new year’s resolution of sticking to a diet. An important part of keeping within your diet guidelines is planning sensi...

 

Drink water before meals

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While we all know the value of drinking plenty of water for overall health and digestion, recent studies show that drinking water can actually increase metabolism by 24-30 percent ov...

 

Choose drinks wisely

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Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body and are strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other health problems. Keep...

 

Slow down on the fast food

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We all know the nutritional dangers of fast food. But even fast food, when eaten slowly, can make you pause to consider exactly what you are consuming. The slower you eat, the more l...

 

Plant-Based Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

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There are many diet options. While some emphasize all protein and good fat, others tout intermittent fasting as the way to a healthier life. Still other health experts believe that diets...

 

Diet and Nutrition Tips to avoid prostate cancer

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Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer as well as slow the progression of the disease. Here is a guide for a healthy diet and good prostate health. Heal...

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