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  There are so many delicious choices in the ice cream aisle. Ice cream is traditionally made with heavy cream, laden with saturated fat and cholesterol, and some premium types still contain as much fat per serving as a few pats of butter. But today...
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  What do you think of when you see or hear the words “New Year, New You?” I’ve seen (and written) many stories on this subject, yet there are times when I find those words offensive. After all, what’s wrong with the old you? Sure,...
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Why did you choose the foods you ate yesterday? Let’s take a look at your breakfast: Did you scramble some eggs, put a slice or two of whole-grain bread in the toaster and brew a steamy mug of tea? Or, did your morning begin with a...
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“What’s for dinner?” This question is music to the ears of some parents when time is no object and when their kitchens are fully-stocked with supplies to create delicious, crowd-pleasing meals. But if your nights are unforeseeable, and filled with late meetings at the office,...
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Although it took two decades to come to fruition, the sometimes ignored and often misunderstood food label is finally getting a facelift. In May 2016, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced its proposed modifications to the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP), and by the end of July...
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Ever feel like everything you do and everyone you know gets more attention from you than you give to yourself? That’s probably because, like many of us, we tend to leave ourselves off of our bulging to-do lists. Work and family pleasures and pressures supersede...
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Did you ever realize that the word “stressed” is “desserts” spelled backward? It makes sense if you think about how too many desserts, eaten too often, might bring your mind and body more pressure than pleasure. Stress is like that in other ways, too –...
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For me, cooking is like therapy. When my mind is on slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing (especially when accompanied by my favorite tunes playing in the background), I feel relaxed and creative. Apparently, this is not the case for many Americans. According to a study...
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At one point, Meatless Monday – a fun meal-planning activity that moves meat off the menu just one day a week – was a novel idea. Today, however, 40 countries around the world practice this campaign and plant power has been extending to other days of...
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It’s hard to turn on the news without hearing about the latest diet fad taking the world by storm. Lately, one plan in particular has been getting lots of buzz: plant-based eating. From the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans to the “Meatless Monday” movement, plant-based plates are becoming...
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