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HOW DO YOU COOK ARTICHOKE HEARTS?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The way you plan to serve them determines how they should be prepared. Artichoke hearts can be braised, steamed, marinated, roasted or put into pasta dishes. One of the more common ways to prepare whole  Read More

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I am looking for young kid friendly receipes. Something that can be cooked and ate in 45 minutes. Any suggestions. This is mainly for grade K

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Cooking is a great way to get kids involved and kids love eating their own creations! When cooking with kids, make sure they know the rules of the kitchen: always wash your hands with soap and water before  Read More

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how many carbs are you allowed in a day

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

There is not an absolute amount of carbs allowed in a day.  Depending on calorie needs, which are different for each of us, the amount is a percentage that ranges from 40%-65% of total calorie needs.  What is  Read More

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Hi, My name is Mckenzie and my questions is Which fruit and veggies should I eat per day?

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Hi, Mckenzie. The answer to your question is very simple – Any and all of them!  Variety is the key to choosing fruits and veggies. Choosing a wide variety will provide you with a wide range of different  Read More

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Where do I find nutritional info for raw and common foods. I need info for proper nutrition labeling.

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

As part of the Agricultural Research Service section of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), a public national nutrient database has been established listing nutrient information for many common raw and  Read More

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I eat really healthy and walk about 3-5 miles a day.I am not losing weight. For breakfast I eat 2 pieces of healthy life bread 2 egg whites and a piece of chees.For lunch I have a salad with carrots,brocilli,sugar snap peas,tomatoes,chickpeas,with either chiken or salmon and light olive oil dressing. My dinners are 2 days a week I have salmon, 2 nights I have chicken, 2 nights I have whole wheat pasta. My snacks are pita chips with hummus or popcorn, I drink grren tea,water or vitamin water,v8 juice. Why am I not losing weight, I had my throid checked but it was fine.What would you recommend?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

It can be very frustrating to not see the scale move when you are trying very hard!  However, since many factors can affect weight change, it is difficult to pinpoint an exact reason why you are not seeing  Read More

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What fruits and veggies do I need to eat to increase my potassium, and how much?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Many fruits and vegetables are considered dietary sources of potassium, and some are even considered good or excellent sources.  Check  Read More

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If you eat 2 of the same fruits/vegetables in a day, does it still count as 2 portions or just 1?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

All fruits and vegetables consumed count toward your daily total regardless of if you repeat the same food at a subsequent meal or snack.  For example, if you have a cup of salad at lunch and 2 cups of salad  Read More

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Do raisins satisfy the requirement for a “blue” fruit or vegetable? Do they contain the “blue” phytonutrients that we are supposed to eat?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Raisins are classified as a “blue/purple” fruit, and as such they do contain some of the phytonutrients that tend to be found in blue/purple fruits and vegetables, specifically some of the flavonoids.  There  Read More

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Do raisins and prunes have the same nutritional content? Which is better?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Raisins are the dried form of grapes, and prunes are dried plums.   Although they are two different fruits, their nutrition content is actually remarkably similar in terms of most nutrients. One area that  Read More

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