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Be a baby food chef!

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by HylaryL

Blender Baby Food Parents, grandparents, caregivers and anyone else involved in the life of a baby can tell you: feeding the little bundle of joy can get expensive! Breastfeeding is, naturally, one low cost way to make sure your baby gets the proper nutrition, but what happens once the little one begins eating solid foods? Just a quick glance at popular places to purchase premade baby foods like . . . more »

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2013 by HylaryL

Morning Food How many times have you heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day?” If what we eat in the morning is key to how the rest of our day will unfold, why do so many of us put so little effort into our breakfasts? According to an article published in September 2011 by the American Diabetes Association, skipping a morning meal . . . more »

Avoid the Calories from Your Favorite Chain Restaurants

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by HylaryL

The Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites I think we can all agree that some of the best, most flavorful food in the world originates from the multitude of cuisines found in Asia and its surrounding islands. From Chinese to Japanese to Thai food and more, the list goes on and on of delicious culinary treasures that anyone regardless of their nationality or ethnicity can enjoy. The only problem? Though generally quite . . . more »

Healthy (and delicious!) versions of your favorite childhood treats!

Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by HylaryL

Real Snacks Who doesn't remember that joyful feeling we experienced as a child opening a fresh Twinkie, finishing off a circus train shaped box of animal crackers or licking your fingers to get the last little bits in a bag of Corn Nuts. Those special snacks always inspire a nostalgic feeling for days past, and, unfortunately, remind us of how lacking in nutrition our treats really were. . . . more »

The Easy Way to Go Gluten-Free!

Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by HylaryL

The Complete Guide to Naturally Gluten-free Foods It seems like going gluten-free is the new thing to do in the world of diets and nutrition, but for those of us who suffer from Celiac's Disease, gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies, it's more than just a fad. But with all of the gluten-free products available out there, where do you even start if you're just beginning on your life without wheat? If your . . . more »

Don't Ruin Your Diet This Valentine's Day!

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by HylaryL

Eat More of What You Love February 14th might be the day of love, but for so many of us it seems to be more like the day of indulging on candies, cookies, cake and chocolate. Want to celebrate Valentine's Day without ruining your diet? We have some books that can help you! Check out the list below for some healthy alternatives to the traditional Valentine's Day goodies and reserve your . . . more »

Who needs a lunch box - try salad in a jar!

Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 by HylaryL

We are all on the hunt for delicious, healthy and quick meals to take with us to work or school instead of the classic (but often boring) sandwich or leftovers. Well search no more: try salad in a jar! This handy idea is becoming more and more popular, and is an easy way to prepare tasty and nutritious meals for the whole week. The internet . . . more »

Eat what's best in 2013!

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by HylaryL

The Best Things You Can Eat Author and registered dietitian David Grotto lets you know how to get the most nutrients with each bite in his new book, The Best Things You Can Eat. Full of information on which foods nutritionally pack the most punch, Grotto's research can help you determine what to pick up or pass up while grocery shopping. In an interview with the Huffington Post in December, Grotto . . . more »

New book offers trade secrets of some of America's top chefs!

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 by HylaryL

Secrets of the Best Chefs Author and blogger Adam Roberts of amateurgourmet.com offers up a wealth of recipes, tips and tricks from some of America's top chefs in his new book Secrets of the Best Chefs. From all across the country and all types of cuisines, this beautifully photographed book is sure to delight with over 150 recipes from 50 chefs! Alice Waters, owner of the famous Chez Panisse restaurant . . . more »

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