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1. Always go with a list. If you go without a list, you may as well throw your money away.

2. Plan out a weekly menu. This is the best method to ensure that your list is complete and that you have enough to serve your family dinner for the week.

3. Don't go when you're hungry. This is an essential tip, but it's true: when you're hungry, you want to buy all kinds of junk. You'll end up spending a lot more.

4. Have a budget. When you go to the store, know exactly how much you can spend. This will

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Mango-Peach Smoothies

 Mango-Peach Smoothies Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups peach yogurt
  • 2-1/2 cups frozen mango chunks

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Serve immediately.

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A Healthy Guide to Good Nutrition

Whether you are at your ideal weight or striving to reach your weight goal is it simply a matter of burning more calories than you take in? The answer, I suggest, is no! Overall body health improvement as well as weight gain or loss must be factored into the equation or you could be heading for problems. Correct nutrition can help to reduce the risk of a myriad of health-related problems, the most frightening of which are surely heart disease and cancer. Proper nutrition, however, entails eating

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Salmon Croquette Sandwich Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pouch (6 ounces) boneless skinless pink salmon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 everything bagels, split and toasted
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced in
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What Makes A Food A Superfood?

 

What Makes A Food A Superfood?

What makes a superfood? The broadcast definition of a superfood is a food with extraordinary nutritional benefits. Eating well is good for your physical health as well as mental health. However, which foods are particularly essential to make you healthy?

Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, fatty acids and fiber. While research supports the health benefits of certain foods, upgrading them to a superfood level is more useful when it comes to providing an ultimate

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Ground-Beef-Wellington_EXPS_GBBZ19_30284_E11_27_6b_basedon-696x696.jpg Air-Fryer Ground Beef Wellington Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tube (4 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley fl
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Honeyed-Pears-in-Puff-Pastry_EXPS_THSO18_156278_B04_17_6b_basedon-696x696.jpg Air-Fryer Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes: 4 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 small pears
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 small lemon, halved
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 6 to 8 whole cloves
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions

  • Core pears from bottom, leaving stems intact. Peel pears; cut 1/4 in. from the bottom of each to level if necessary.
  • In a large
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exps9370_SCM153676D01_27_5b-1-696x696.jpg Stuffed Flank Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) crushed corn bread stuffing
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1-1/4 cups beef broth
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the stuffing, onion, celery and parsley. In
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It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. 

 

Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily

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Tips on Preparing Food - Why and How

Eating a healthy and nutritious diet doesn’t mean giving your all to your favorite food. Rather, it is preserving the nutrient value of each meal. For healthy cooking utilize the healthy fats, cook reasonable portions and use whole foods.

 

Here Are Some Tips to Help You Make Food Preparation Easier:

 

  •         Ask for help: allow your caregiver to help you with food preparation, make sure that he/she knows what your food needs are. Share your recipe with your loved ones if they are not sure on
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Many people believe that eating healthy is so expensive, but that is not the case: eating healthy might cost you money but eating unhealthy can cost you your life!

 

Eating healthy is possible if you are on a budget. Eating healthy can be cheaper sometimes, so choose wisely the foods you are eating. There are many nutritious foods and they can be stocked easily on a flexible budget.

The following tips will enable you to get your grocery on a low bill while your family enjoys a healthier diet.

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I didn't always  care about  heath and nutrition. I always knew it was important and something I needed to dedicate time and effort towards, but I just wasn't all the way there.

So how did I stop procrastinating and make the shift towards Eating a little better? It really started when I read a few books, by Christians, that deal with eating healthier. Those books were...

  1. The Maker's Diet By Jordan Rubin
  2. What Would Jesus By Don Colbert 
  3. The Bible's Seven Secrets to Healthy Eating by Joyce Ro
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How To Improve Your Mood with Food

Let’s unpack some of the exciting (and preliminary) new research about the link between gut health, mood, and stress. This week we’ll talk about your friendly resident gut microbes, probiotic foods, and supplements, as well as offer some simple recipes to keep your gut and taste buds happy.

GUT MICROBES

There are trillions of microbes that happily live in our gut. These friendly microbes do more than help us digest foods, make vitamins, and protect us from the not-so-friendly microbes - they hav

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My body consists of precious muscles, joints, and tissues. How I treat them determines how well my body supports me, so I treat them well by eating a healthy diet.

 

I help prevent toxins by eating natural and unprocessed foods.

 

My brain is also dependent on my diet for proper functioning. I commit to having foods that keep my mind clear and sharp. Vitamins are great contributors to mental clarity.

 

Consuming fiber helps me fight bacteria. My daily diet contains several servings of fruit, veg

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Grilled Three-Potato Salad

 

Grilled Three-Potato Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3/4 pound red potatoes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place potatoes and sweet potato in a Dutch oven; cover with wate
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We all know by now that we should be eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. But knowing and doing are two different things, aren’t they? Sometimes it is just not easy to get them all in there. We are constantly tempted to fill up on convenience and junk food. If your family is anything like mine, they’d much rather fill up on a bag of chips or a bowl of rice or pasta instead of trying an apple or a plate of steamed broccoli. So we’ll have to get creative. Here are a few

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When you’re turning to unhealthy foods you can feel better temporarily, but in the long run, you will feel worse. When your body isn’t getting the right nutrition, you can begin to feel less energetic, more lethargic, and in some cases less able to concentrate and focus. All of this can lead to even more stress.
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Stuffed Pepper Soup

 
 
 

 

 

  • Total Time: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes: 8 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chopped green peppers
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook and stir beef until no longer p
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