Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding – Proverbs 4:7 There are so many varieties of bread on the market, however, all bread is not created equal. Bread is not evil and can definitely be added to your meal plan – but choose wisely. When choosing bread,…

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Beans, lentils, peas, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and soy products. What do these foods have in common? These are all great sources of plant-based proteins. They also contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, healthy fat, and antioxidants.   Why should you eat plant-based proteins? Research has linked plant-based diets with lower risk of heart disease, obesity, hypertension,…

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There are so many oils to cook with, but what makes each one different? I’ll give you a brief run down of popular oils to help you navigate which ones are best for your personal taste. One term that you should become familiar with when it comes to oils is smoke point. A smoke point…

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We’ve come a long way from the low fat diet fad of the nineties, so far in fact that we’ve now experienced something quite different, a high protein diet fad. According to recent research, getting an optimal amount of protein is vital to health and can also help with weight loss. The popularity of protein…

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Though it’s hard to picture after seeing its familiar form in a paper carton so often at the supermarket, soymilk originally comes from China. As early as 1365, soymilk was made by soaking soybeans in cold water. Those soybeans were ground between stones and the slurry filtered to become what we know as soymilk. Soymilk…

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  Walk into any lunchroom today and you’re likely to see at least a handful of bento boxes. Originating from Japan, bento boxes are reusable containers that hold a single portion meal, usually a main dish and sides. The ingredients in bento boxes tend to be colorful, a fun feature that makes them attractive to…

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In many households, going back to school means that busy schedules and school supplies need to be figured out, and so do snacks. Whether they’re packed in the lunchbox or eaten after school, kids snacks have a reputation for being not so healthy. The good news is that healthy snack swaps that taste great are…

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If you are tired of coming home after a long day, only to have to spend 30 minutes or even an hour putting together dinner, then try batch cooking. What is Batch Cooking? Batch cooking is basically meal prep — you plan and prepare your meals for the week ahead of time. The couple of…

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Is there a more quintessential “diet” food than salad? A well-built salad certainly earns its health food distinction — it can be a low calorie, nutrient dense meal that delivers veggies, fiber and protein, which keep you feeling full. However, one ingredient that can instantly change a salad’s nutritional profile is the dressing. It can…

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