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To keep my cholesteral down I am suppose to keep my Saturated fat content at 7 gms per day. How can I do this and eat nuts. Many of them (ie Pastachios) are high in Sat. fat. but they have other benifits.

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Some nuts, such as cashews, have higher saturated fat contents than other nuts. Nuts are important in a balanced diet be because they contain healthy fats (mono and polyunsaturated) which are important for  Read More

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Several of your recipes ask for “egg substitute.” Are you referring to the eggs that come pre-beaten like Egg Beaters (which aren’t really a substitute for eggs since they’re 99% egg!), a powdered egg replacer, or something else entirely? I’ve been wanting to make the pear nog recipe I saw posted last month that mentioned using egg substitute to make it healthier than eating raw eggs in regular egg nog, so I assume it’s not a real egg product, but can’t find an actual liquid egg subsitute anywhere. Please help!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Eggs contain cholesterol and fat, primarily in the egg yolk. Therefore, egg substitutes are a healthier alternative because they remove a majority of the yolk making them healthier for you. Egg substitutes  Read More
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Are beans/legumes considered vegetables when I am counting my servings of fruits/veggies per day?

Monday, January 3rd, 2011
Beans/legumes count towards your daily vegetable recommendation! They also count towards your meat group too! Try our Veggie Bean Wrap—it is ready in 25 minutes and is an excellent source of vitamin A and C.
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011
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