Eggs In The Diet

Nutrition in eggs Eggs are a favorite food for many.  Easy to prepare and versatile they can be used for any meal of the day, as a quick protein snack, or incorporated into other foods.  At approximately 70 calories per egg, they are a great source of protein, iron, choline, selenium, biotin, as well as […]

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Do You Need More Iodine?

Iodine is an essential nutrient In order for your body to keep the thyroid functioning properly while maintaining a healthy metabolism you need iodine. This tiny little gland (located in the neck near the larynx) is part of the endocrine system. It is responsible for producing the hormones that regulate your body’s metabolic rate. It also […]

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One Word – Change

It’s the beginning of a new year. As in years past, this shift in the calendar brings up an exercise that I’ve been doing for several years now. I choose one word to be my word of the year. What’s in a word? In previous years I’ve chosen the words Inspire, Focus, Mindfulness, and Balance. As I’ve […]

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Three One-Pot French Dishes Every Cook Should Know

Coq au Vin, Beef Bourguignon and Cassoulet the Ingredient Guru Way Most classic French dishes are simple, rustic fare prepared well. Dishes such as cassoulet, beef Bourguignon and coq au vin have a gourmet air to them in the States, but in the French countryside, they’re about as common as fried chicken and mashed potatoes […]

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How To Get More Veggies Into Your Diet

Vegetables and whole foods are classic ingredients for a healthy diet. Most of us do not eat nearly enough, leaving us deficient in fiber and important nutrients. Integrating vegetables into daily recipes and menus for a family can be challenging if you’re used to the standard meat-and-potatoes diet. Here’s how to liven up your mealtimes […]

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