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5 Apps for Healthy Eating!

Have you ever looked at a product in a grocery store and wonder if it was right for you? With all the different ingredients, including unknown chemicals, compiled with confusing labels, it has become increasingly difficult to make healthier choices when it comes to our nutrition. Luckily at the touch of your fingertips, you can find healthy eating apps that will fit every lifestyle. Each app is amazing in its own way. Perhaps you would like to avoid a certain type of allergen in your food? Well there is an app for that! Are you looking for healthier alternatives to easily accessible and overly abundant fast food chains? Well you’re in luck! Take a look below at some nutrition conscious apps and start your journey on the road to healthy eating.


15 Ways to Get More Vegetables Into Your Diet

We all know that eating our vegetables is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But did you know that approximately 1.7 million deaths worldwide are attributable to low fruit and vegetable consumption? Vegetables are at the cornerstone of human nutrition, vital for a healthy and balanced diet. However, most of us aren't getting the recommended 5-7 servings/day. A serving of vitamin-rich, nutrient-dense produce doesn't have to be a chore. When treated correctly, vegetables can be the main event of your meal. Here's how you can get more vegetables (and more nutrients) on your plate.

Nutritious AND Delicious

Are you looking to steer your children away from unhealthy habits (such as sitting hours in front of a computer screen or TV) and getting them interested in more beneficial ones, such as eating healthier, more nutritious meals? Believe it or not, getting your children to eat and appreciate quality food isn’t as hard as it seems

There is a belief that healthy food is unappealing to children. Though it may be difficult to force your little ones to snack on a plate of raw cucumbers and carrots, there are so many quick, easy, and creative recipes out there that are not only nutritious,  but loved by children. We’ll get you started with one of our favorite “go-to” recipe websites for children. Just click the link below!

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/healthy-eating/kid-friendly/kid-friendly-recipes

Food for all

If one website with healthy meals for children wasn’t enough, we have another great website to share with you. With recipes so great, even you’ll be eating them.

Make your home a safe haven for nutritious meals for the entire family! Havenrecipies.com has great ideas for children that you’ll also find enjoyable. You can thank us later.

 http://havenrecipes.com/HAVEN_RECIPES/CELEBRATE_RECIPES.html   

Is that really food?

Buyer Beware! Before you spend your hard earned cash on packaged and processed foods, you should know that they provide little to no nutritional value and in many cases, they are harmful to your health.

Processed and packaged foods are one of the biggest nutritional health destroyers. Despite what many package labels claim, (i.e. Cocoa Puffs is good for you because it is filled with fiber or the blueberry muffin mix is healthy because it contains blueberries -which it usually doesn’t- or Nutella is amazingly nutritious for breakfast), you would be hard pressed to find packaged and processed foods in the grocery store that will actually provide nutritional benefits.

Most packaged foods have been processed so much that they need to be fortified with vitamins and minerals. In most cases, you can consider them dead foods (and foods that bring death … oops, did I say that?).

Now, I understand, fresh foods may not always be readily available and the supermarket is, in fact, filled with primarily processed and packaged foods, so what does one do?...........

Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

Back-to-school is right around the corner. Parents are out and about getting ready for the school year. One question most parents seem to have is: "What am I sending in for lunch and snack?" Many kids go to school with processed and packaged foods as snacks right along with deli meats and sandwiches. While manufacturers like to promote these as healthy options, there is not much that is healthy about them at all. Here are some tips for upgrading your child's lunch and snacks for better health:

  • Add in more veggies. Veggies are the healthiest things your kids can eat! Load their lunchboxes with them. Some favorites include: sliced peppers, cucumbers, jicama, and zucchini. Kids also love raw string beans, snap peas, snow peas, and cherry tomatoes. Add in a healthy dip like homemade guacamole or hummus.
  • Creative wraps. Instead of the same old bread sandwhiches, try wraps made with a large collard green leaf or a piece of nori paper. You can fill a wrap with...

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