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Fig Almond Bread

 I enjoy the adventure of searching out and preparing new, healthy recipes. Having been to Israel last fall I became acquainted with the wonderful taste of figs. Figs have a brief growing season and very short shelf life which is why 90% of the world’s fig crop is dried. One-half cup of dried figs is […]


A science teacher tried an experiment by eating nothing but McDonald’s foods for 3 months, lost 37 pounds and saw his cholesterol drop. The teacher had his students plan out a 2,000 calorie daily diet consisting only of food sold by the fast food giant. They also tried not to exceed the recommended allowances of […]

Calcium Boosting Tips

What is calcium?  Calcium is the most essential nutrient when it comes to bone health. Calcium is important for overall health. Almost every cell in our body uses calcium in some way. Some areas where our bodies use calcium is in our nervous system, muscles, heart and bone. Our bones store calcium in addition to […]

Healthy Resolutions For 2014!

Thinking of new resolutions for 2014? Try starting off the New Year with a few healthy choices. Here are a few examples:   Choose low sugar treats: We consume 355 calories, or 22 teaspoons, of added sugars a day. The American Heart Association advises that we eat much, much less than that. Try to eat […]

Orange Cranberry Sauce

This is another recipe I took to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner at my brother’s farm in Kansas. This recipe would be a great  ‘healthy’ addition to your Christmas menu too. Orange Cranberry Sauce   Makes: 4 1/2 cups Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 4 medium navel oranges, divided Water, as needed […]

Healthy Cooking Oils

  There are bad fats that contribute to heart disease, cancer, and other maladies, there are good fats that fight those things by lowering LDL (bad cholesterol) and raising HDL (good cholesterol), reducing inflammation, and providing cancer-preventive antioxidants. Most pantries and cupboards contain some of each, primarily in bottles of cooking oil. Here are some […]

Scoop It Out!

Do you love bagels but hate how many calories and carbs it has? Consider “scooping out” your bagel! I recently went to Bagel Café in Oklahoma City and asked for a “scooped out” bagel. I wanted to compare a regular bagel and a “scooped out” bagel and these are the results I got…. A regular […]

Does Eating Less Meat Equal Less Energy?

Eating less meat means consuming less saturated fat, which may reduce our risk of heart disease and cancer. For some, easting a yogurt instead of pizza for lunch may make some feel like they are running on an empty tank during their zumba class in the evening. Inadequate protein can lead to decreased performance, increased […]