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Surprise! Healthy Food Can Be Full of Flavor!

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Surprise! Healthy Food Can Be Full of Flavor!
Thanks to the use of fresh herbs, dried herbs and an array of spices, Americans are developing a more diverse palate for flavorful food. Using herbs and spices can make healthy foods more flavorful without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Fresh Herbs When you use fresh herbs, you should make sure they complement the flavors of whatever...

Eating in Restaurants Can Be Difficult with Food Allergies

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Eating in Restaurants Can Be Difficult with Food Allergies
From dairy and milk products, to gluten, nuts and even soy products, the type and variety of food allergies people experience change all the time. Food allergies can truly make eating out in a restaurant quite difficult. Restaurants make amazing and delicious food, but they aren’t always able to safely prepare an allergen-free meal for their...

Why Americans are Adopting a Vegan Diet

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Why Americans are Adopting a Vegan Diet
The American diet is forever changing and more people these days are becoming vegan. It’s been reported that in the U.S. today, approximately 2.5 percent of people consider themselves vegan. A vegan is someone who does not eat any food, wear clothing or purchase any material goods that originate from animals. Vegans also do not use leather,...

A Custom-Built Meal Plan Can Be Healthier For You

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A Custom-Built Meal Plan Can Be Healthier For You
Meal planning is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re eating healthy and nutritious food. For people who have an extremely busy lifestyle, meal planning may be essential and there are convenient options available for you and your family. Our approach to meal planning can be custom built to meet your dietary needs and nutritional...

These Five Restaurant Side Dishes Are Too Sweet to Eat

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These Five Restaurant Side Dishes Are Too Sweet to Eat
Eating out in restaurants for the atmosphere may be fun, but if you’re trying to avoid sugar because of a medical condition or to just protect your overall health, eating certain restaurant side dishes may be difficult. USDA guidelines state that Americans should not consume more sugar than 10 percent of their overall calories for the day....

Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

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Eating Healthy Doesn’t Have to be Expensive
Not that long ago, all the food available on the planet was healthy to eat. Today, because of changes in society, the cost of farming, and other factors, the prices of healthy foods at the grocery store continue to rise – especially fruits and vegetables. If you choose more fruits and vegetables in your grocery cart, you’ll save money. In...

Restaurant Quality Food Delivered to Your Door

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Restaurant Quality Food Delivered to Your Door
Eating high quality, delicious food in a restaurant has become one of the nation’s favorite pastimes. However, the experience of eating in restaurants can be inconvenient for those with a busy lifestyle and over time, the costs can add up as well. When you eat in a restaurant, you’re not just paying for the food – you’re paying for the...

Fall Vegetables

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The summer has come to an end, the weather is getting cool, and maybe you’re thinking that there aren’t as many good fresh vegetables to choose from at this time of year. On the contrary, fall boasts a wealth of fruits and vegetables that are almost as colorful as the leaves on the trees. In addition, they are healthy, hearty, and offer...

Setting Up Your Grill as a Smoker

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Setting Up Your Grill as a Smoker
Our last blog discussed smoking foods for your year-round pleasure. That post discussed the basics of using a smoker, and the differences between smoking and grilling. You don’t have to own a smoker to enjoy smoked food, you can get that great smoked flavor by using your grill. Many grills come with smoker boxes that are attached to a...

Smoking 101

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Smoking 101
Smoked and barbecued foods can easily be a part of your summer (or all year long) enjoyment. Don’t be apprehensive to attempt smoking in your backyard. It takes a little bit of trial and error to produce great flavors, but it is well worth it! With a bit of knowledge, you can start enjoying all types of food from a smoker right now. The...