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Am a one person house hold and to this day I still have a hard time to figure out how to make a one person meal, soup or hot dish. All my life I have cooked for 5 to 8 people meal. How can I get meals so I don’t have to put in the fridge or freeze. Can you help or tell me where to go? thanks.

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

I know this can be very difficult to switch from making large meals to making small meals. Here are some helpful tips:
  1. Determine the number of serving of a recipe and divide it by that number to create a  Read More
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what veggies have calories? I am on a new diet an some veggies are negative calories an some are not i need to know how many calories are in what? Please help I’m hungry!!!!! Sarah

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

All vegetables have calories. Depending on the diet you are referring to, some vegetables count as “negative calories” based off of their guidelines. However, all vegetables do contain some calories, but  Read More
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I LOVE fruit, but I know that eating to much can also be consuming too much sugar. How many peices of fruit a day can I eat without taking in too much sugar?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I am glad to hear that you love fruit! You are correct that fruits do contain sugar. However, the sugar that is found in fruits is naturally occurring as oppose to processed sweets like cookies and cake  Read More
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What r some white veggs?

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

There are several vegetables in the white category. These include: cauliflower, garlic, ginger, Jerusalem artichokes, jicama, kohlrabi, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes (white fleshed), shallots,  Read More

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Is there a difference in the nutrient content of 110% orange juice made from concentrate and the ones that state not from concentrate. What is the relationship of the water added to the concentrate form?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

When something is from concentrate it means that the water is removed and the solute is left. This is mainly done to reduce the weight of a product to make it easier for transportation. There is no  Read More
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Regarding the 5 a day rule, if I am taking an average of 2 apples, an orange, one tomato, a medium carrot, half an onion, 2 cloves of garlic and 2 cabbage leaves a day, is this sufficient?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

In regards to the 5 A Day rule, this is not longer the recommendation. The dietary guidelines, the cornerstone of nutrition policy in the United States, changed in 2005. They now recommend as many as 13  Read More

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I’m confused. Just found your site. Looked at the 30 minute recipes. Found the Sweet Potato Squash Pancake recipe. I have a sweet potato in one hand and a squash (what kind? winter? summer?) in the other. The recipe says to mix all ingredients. See why I’m confused? Are all your recipes this untested?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This recipe has just been changed in the recipe section. I am sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for bringing this error to our attention. The squash can be either winter or summer,  Read More
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I am interested in learning the nutritional value and health benefits of sprouts,e.g. alfalfa sprouts, bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts, etc… as well as micro greens. I would like to try and grow these at home and would like to make an informed decision as to which sprouts/micro greens and why. Thank you,Richard

Monday, March 1st, 2010

The nutritional benefit of bean sprouts is mainly their protein rich quality, where as broccoli sprouts are rich in vitamin A, C, E, calcium, and fiber. All these sprouts are low in calories and can easily  Read More
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The Expert: Dr. Elizabeth Pivonka, a mother of two and a registered dietitian, shares years of experience in getting people to eat more fruits and veggies.
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