Yes, but make it small and you cut the number of calories in half. Today, most small servings are twice the size they were 20 years ago and provide a more than adequate portion. Keep in mind small servings equal a smaller you. When in doubt order small or even a kiddie portion. You’ll still … Read More

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Adults typically eat over 90% of the food that they serve themselves, but children only eat 60%. More than a third of what kids take goes uneaten. Why? There are a number of reasons. One, kids when unprompted stop eating when they are full. Second, elementary school-aged kids are still in an exploratory stage with … Read More

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Food costs have grown 30% in the last 10 years. Use leftover meat or poultry to top a salad and put vegetables in a soup or casserole. Leftover fruit can become part of a morning smoothie when paired with yogurt and a few ice cubes. Throwing food away is like throwing money in the trash. … Read More

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A very large study done in France showed that those who drank tea daily reduced their risk for heart disease by 24% compared against those who regularly drank coffee. Tea is rich in antioxidants which may offer protection against heart disease. The study from France showed that other lifestyle choices were important, too. Those who drank … Read More

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We enjoy trying new kitchen gadgets. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. These kitchen gadgets are reasonably priced and may just be the utensil you need in certain kitchen situations. The IMUSA Tortilla Warmer offers a traditional way to keep tortillas warm, soft and fresh tasting … Read More

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Everyone believes a little wine is good for the heart. Red wine contains resveratrol, a substance that may help protect the lining of blood vessels by increasing HDL cholesterol and reducing LDL cholesterol which contributes to blood clots. Most of the research done on resveratrol, however, has been done on animals, so the jury is … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Nothin’but makes a tasty assortment of granola cookies and snack bars. Both the bars and cookies are moist and offer a good deal of chewing and satisfaction. The flavors are blended artfully to produce … Read More

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A study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated that 40%, 4 out of every 10 adults in the US are at risk of developing diabetes at some point in their life. And, the US rate of increase may be only the tip of the iceberg. According to Lorraine L. Lipscombe, … Read More

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We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. SooFoo is a 9-ingredient blend of rice/grains/legumes inspired by the Middle Eastern dish mujaddara. We sampled Original (unseasoned) which is a combination of long grain brown rice, brown lentils, wheat berries, oats, barley, black … Read More

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Adequate levels of vitamin D have been linked with many positive health outcomes – reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and bone fractures. Now a study shows that surgical patients with higher vitamin D levles have lower rates of death and complications after surgery. An opinion paper written by two physicians is urging doctors to check … Read More

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