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Basic Kitchen Safety

Basic Kitchen Safety

I know, I know. It’s no fun to have rules. Especially when you’re trying to have a creative outlet like cooking, why should there be these extra rules holding you back? Well, while I’m not going to preach about every little thing, there are some things in the kitchen that can be pretty dangerous. If you’re new to cooking, you might not know some of these things. If you’re a seasoned home chef, I’m betting there’s something here that you’ve…

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How to Make a Healthy Grocery List

How to Make a Healthy Grocery List

When you’re trying to eat healthy, the best place to start is at the grocery store! What you buy at the store and bring home will determine the choices you have throughout the week. But how do you decide what to grab at the store? Should you just buy as many fruits and veggies as you can carry and call it a day? (Nope.) I’ll walk you through how to build a smart grocery list that will ultimately save you…

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How to Set SMART Goals for your Health

How to Set SMART Goals for your Health

Happy New Year, 2018! If you’re like me, you’ve set some New Year’s Resolutions. If you’re also like me, you have a history of abandoning those resolutions come February…yikes. Well, not this year! Whether you’re just starting the year off with a new goal, recycling last year’s goals, or have a goal at any point in your entire life, regardless of what the calendar says, there are just certain things that make some goals better than others. You can state your…

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Are Low Carb Diets Healthy?

Are Low Carb Diets Healthy?

There is a huge trend going around nowadays. Every other diet I see is low carb. Some even aim to eliminate them completely! Popularized by Dr. Atkins with the Atkins diet, folks have been cutting out entire food groups just to drop a few pounds. Now, we see low carb diets like Paleo and Keto everywhere. We’ve seen progress pictures of weight loss and heard of people having crazy success consuming butter and bacon. Say what!? Let’s take a closer look at…

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How to Calculate Your Calorie Needs

How to Calculate Your Calorie Needs

Calorie control is important for weight control. Whether you’re trying to lose, gain, or maintain your weight, calories count! Whether you’re counting meticulously or just curious, it’s a good idea to know how to calculate your calorie needs. Related Reading: What is a Calorie? Calories = Energy To know what we are calculating, we need to understand how our body uses energy throughout the day. Even just sitting there reading this article, your cells are hard at work using up…

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 3

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 3

It’s officially that time of year, folks! Between Thanksgiving and New Years, there are at least five weeks of holidays. For most of us, this means indulging in lots of food, and not always the healthiest foods. Not to mention, winter is coming (Game of Thrones fans, are you out there?) and for many of us, that means staying indoors. I live in Buffalo, and let me tell you – when the snow flies, there is nothing more I want…

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Gift Guide for the Home Cook

Gift Guide for the Home Cook

While it’s wonderful to spend quality time and make memories with friends and family, there’s just something about gifts that make it better. I mean, you spend all this time thinking about a person and what they would like, wrapping it ever-so-nicely, and anticipate the look on their face when they see what you’ve gotten them. Plus, you get stuff in return! It’s a great way to show your friends and family that you care, to make them laugh, or…

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 2

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 2

It’s officially that time of year, folks! Between Thanksgiving and New Years, there are at least five weeks of holidays. For most of us, this means indulging in lots of food, and not always the healthiest foods. Not to mention, winter is coming (Game of Thrones fans, are you out there?) and for many of us, that means staying indoors. I live in Buffalo, and let me tell you – when the snow flies, there is nothing more I want…

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 1

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays: Part 1

It’s officially that time of year, folks! Between Thanksgiving and New Years, there are at least five weeks of holidays. For most of us, this means indulging in lots of food, and not always the healthiest foods. Not to mention, winter is coming (Game of Thrones fans, are you out there?) and for many of us, that means staying indoors. I live in Buffalo, and let me tell you – when the snow flies, there is nothing more I want…

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Health Claims

Health Claims

Health claims are statements on food packages that describe the relationship between a food or ingredient and a specific condition or disease. It often demonstrates how a nutrient can help reduce the risk of a certain disease, making the food that contains that nutrient seem appealing and healthy to you, the consumer. Health claims cannot claim to treat or cure a disease. Authorized vs Qualified Health Claims An authorized health claim has been approved by the FDA, and has enough…

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