How to Make Flavored, Heart-Healthy Oatmeal

Single-serving oatmeal packets are tasty and convenient, but they are also expensive and full of sugar and unneeded ingredients. You can make your own healthy, delicious oatmeal that will be just as convenient as single serving packets, but much less expensive and with you controlling the ingredients and sugar content. Oatmeal is a nutritious addition…

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Can Sassy Water Help You Lose Weight

Is ‘Sassy Water’ an aid to weight loss in the Flat Belly Diet?  While I was reviewing the book, “Flat Belly Diet”, by Liz Vaccariello and Cynthia Sass, I was introduced to Sassy Water, created by Cynthia, the nutritional editor. The water recipe is mooted to be an aid to weight loss. Naturally curious, I…

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How to order healthy takeout

I don’t eat take-out very often–as I actually find coming home and cooking dinner to be a great stress reliever after a hard day at work–but sometimes I’m tired, out of food or in need of MSG, and on those days take-out comes calling. On those days that I succumb to dish-free eating, I have…

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How to say no to food cravings

Food cravings can be difficult beasts to slay when you’re trying to lose weight. They usually rear their ugly heads during the evening hours, while you’re watching TV, but have also been known to seduce you as you shop for groceries. Is there a way to handle food cravings and say no? Yes. In fact,…

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How many calories in 10 chicken wings?

There’s a pub near to me that offer thrice-weekly wing night. I have great memories of these wing nights, when my friends and I gather for drinks, laughs and some of the best chicken wings that have ever passed through my lips. They’re perfectly seasoned and fried to perfection. Unfortunately, these wings night memories may…

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Cooking chicken without a side of salmonella

Do you have a meat thermometer in your kitchen gadget drawer? If not, you may want to get one. A study done by Consumer Reports (1) revealed that the raw chicken we buy is filled with more dangerous bacteria than it was just three years ago. A stunning 83% of chickens tested had been contaminated…

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Hot Peppers Help Your Metabolism?

Takeaways: Heat your metabolism to a higher level. Did You Know Paprika, a milder form of Cayenne can help to process foods more effectively. Hot Peppers: The Key to Raising Your Metabolism? Hot peppers is a word I will use to cover a variety of peppers. This term could mean green peppers, jalapeno peppers, habanero…

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Uses for Vinegar

Did You Know The French call Vinegar sour wine. Vinegar occurs from the fermentation of natural sugars to alcohol and then fermentation to vinegar. Various Uses for Vinegar Those who crave zesty food have used vinegar for centuries, and there are many uses for vinegar. White vinegar, apple cider vinegar, malt vinegar, red wine vinegar…

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How to Choose Best Healthy Oil for Cooking

Takeaways: Choose healthy oils. Oils are high in calories, so use sparingly. Cooking is oil is a popular way to prepare flavorful food. Hot oil cooks the food through as it seals in flavor. Oil is high is fat and calories, so it should be used sparingly for the heart healthy and weight conscious. Oils…

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5 Ways to Spice Up Meals with Vinegar

Takeaways: Use vinegar to add flavor without adding calories Fix wilted or discolored produce with a vinegar bath Tenderize tough cuts of meat with a vinegar marinade Adding vinegar to your repertoire of ingredients isn’t just an easy way to improve the flavor of your recipes; vinegar can also take the texture and presentation of…

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