Responsible Drinking (of Juice)

Juicing and green drinks have become chic and popular these days. Although I don’t juice often, I have joined the ranks of those who find juicing appealing for the benefit of packing in a lot of nutrients into a palatable and convenient form. I like it when people get more non-glycemic veggies into their diets,…

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Almond Cinnamon Smoothie

Almond Cinnamon Smoothie (Lindy’s Morning, but sometimes late afternoon Smoothie) Last month we delved into the subject of protein powders and what constitutes a healthy one. This month I want to provide you with an energizing and blood sugar stabilizing smoothie that is a daily staple for me. With this smoothie, I never measure ingredients….

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Spicy Tomato Basil Sauce

What Are the Fords Having for Dinner? What the “Cookin’ Girls” made the week before! Our dinner was actually made and assembled last week. A group of health-minded friends decided to start a cooking club. I just call them the “Cookin’ Girls.” This idea came from April (far left) because she knows how hard it…

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Better Bones: Preventing Osteoporosis

Throughout your lifetime you’ve naturally been losing bone and building it back. For many there comes a point when they start losing more bone than they can replace. For women this often occurs around perimenopause or menopause. Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that manifests in low bone mineral density, thus making the individual susceptible to…

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Picky Eating & the Smart Parent

It’s dinner time. Parental tension rises. “Are we going to have our nightly battle with Jeffrey and food again? Maybe this time he will eat something other than chicken nuggets and macaroni.” Jeffrey demands his “usual” and the battle is on. Mom cajoles and bribes him to eat something else to no avail. She feels…

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Hazelnut Dressing

INGREDIENTS ½ cup (3 oz.) hazelnuts (walnuts or almonds can be used) 1 Tablespoon Sherry vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon minced shallot 1 teaspoon sugar 2 Tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons hazelnut oil ¾ lb (9 cups) arugula, tough stems discarded 2 cups of small cubed watermelon ½ cup ( 2…

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Watermelon: Delicious and Surprisingly Nutritious

Watermelon harvests peak in the month of July in the US and therefore it is known as National Watermelon Month. (I bet you didn’t know that!) Watermelon is thought to have originated in Egypt 5,000 years ago where it was depicted in hieroglyphics. This sweet treat is now the most-consumed melon in the U.S. and…

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Cabbage Steaks

What are the Ford’s having for dinner tonight? I simply can’t say enough about cabbage—it has detoxifying effects it on the liver and is chocked full of weight loss enhancing nutrients. This recipe is so easy and tastes amazing!   Cabbage Steaks Ingredients 1 cabbage 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar Garlic powder…

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Protein Powders Are NOT All Created Equal (Far from it!)

Protein powder supplements are everywhere, and choosing a high quality one that is beneficial to your body can be confusing and mind boggling. They are vastly different because of the sources of ingredients as well as manufacturers’ practices. I personally love protein smoothies and shakes (I’m drinking one as I write) and I consume at…

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Baked “Good For The Soul” Sole

Last month we highlighted the importance of Vitamin D. Here is a recipe that is rich in this important nutrient. BAKED “GOOD FOR THE SOUL” SOLE The place to get vitamin D is from the sun, but there are a few food choices that are high in D. This dish has a good amount of…

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