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You already read lots of blogs and now you are interested in starting your own. Whether it will be a repository for sumptuous recipes or a place where you can discuss your political opinions, there are some tips which will apply to your new project. Keep reading to learn all about what it takes to create an amazing blog.

Content has to be at the top of your priority list, and quality is a must as well. If you post things people actually want to see or read, you’ll find that people keep coming back for more. Consider what you, as a reader, would like to find and then create that content. For example, if you write about healthy eating, be sure to include reviews of products available at the grocery store which are actually good for you. You should also post recipes which are quick, affordable and easy. If you can save your readers time or money, or entertain them, they’ll fall in love with your blog.

Before you do anything, create a plan. That should involve both a direction for your blog to go in and a schedule for the time you spend working on your blog. Figure out where you will market your site, when you will write your posts and how many per week your minimum will be. Will you post on the weekend? Will you host giveaways? Do you want to include advertising on your site? Create a blog plan, just like a business plan, which is a blueprint of what your goals will be.

Consider why you are blogging as you create your plan as it will guide your future. If you would like to turn it into a full-time job, you need to focus on how to monetize your site. If you would just like to do it as a fun hobby, you can focus more on the writing itself. Keep in mind why you do it every day that you post on your blog. If you can keep that focus, you will find that the rest comes easily, from creating posts to promoting your site on social media.

Understand that communication with your readers will have to be a two-way street. That means you will need to talk back to them when they make a comment on your site or through social media, or when they send you an email. People who feel ignored won’t come back or share your content with others, so you must take the time every day to make a point of talking to your followers. The more interaction they have with you, the more connected they will feel.

With all of this great information in hand, you are prepared to start tackling your brand new blog. Take the time to continue doing your research and you should be able to build it the right way from the ground up. Keep putting the same effort in every day and your blog should take off in no time.

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    • JoJo ~ `Forever && Always
    • December 7, 2013

    Cream Of Mushroom Soup Or Broccoli Soup? Which soup is better for lunch?

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      * 2 tablespoons margarine
      * 1 onion, chopped
      * 1 stalk celery, chopped
      * 3 cups chicken broth
      * 8 cups broccoli florets
      * 3 tablespoons margarine
      * 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      * 2 cups milk
      * ground black pepper to taste
      1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium sized stock pot, and saute onion and celery until tender.
      2. Add broccoli and broth, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Puree soup and return to heat.
      3. In small saucepan, over medium-heat melt 3 tablespoons butter, stir in flour and add milk. Stir until thick and bubbly, and add to soup. Season with pepper and serve.


      *1 bag cut frozen broccoli (small bag)
      *1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese
      *1/2 block Velveeta cheese
      *2 cans evaporated milk

      In saucepan over low-medium heat, place milk and cheeses until cheese is melted. Once all is melted and smooth you may add more milk if you like it thicker. I usually wait until I add the broccoli, sometimes the water from the broccoli is enough

      by the best Italian chef.

      Quick and Easy Broccoli Soup Recipes
      What could be more satisfying than a broccoli soup which is easy to make – and good for you too? Broccoli has many health promoting qualities, is cheap and easy to cook with. Oh, and broccoli is low in calories too…….

      Choose from a sumptuous cream of broccoli soup, a simple healthy broccoli soup recipe and even a creamy soup without dairy. Get some great tips on how to buy, prepare and how best to store broccoli and find out why something that tastes so good can also benefit your health.

      Serves 6

      2 tablespoons butter
      1 finely chopped onion
      1 finely chopped celery stalk
      3 cups broth (chicken or vegetable)
      8 cups broccoli florets
      3 tablespoons butter
      3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
      2 cups milk

      Melt the 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan – a medium stock pot is the best to use. Add the finely chopped onions and celery and saute until soft.

      Add the broccoli and the stock to the pan. You can use either chicken or vegetable stock depending on your taste and preference. Simmer for approx 10 minutes until the broccoli is tender. Be careful not to overcook as this spoils the flavor. Puree the soup in a blender and our back into the saucepan.

      In a separate pan make a roux mixture (the basis for many sauces). This is what adds the creamy taste and texture.

      Heat the 3 tablespoons of butter until melted. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. When the butter and flour are combined return to the heat for a short while.

      Remove the roux mixture from the heat and slowly add the milk until all of it is combined. If it becomes lumpy use a whisk to smooth it out. Return the mixture to the heat and gently heat. The mixture will gradually thicken.

      Add the roux to your cooked broccoli and gently reheat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
      Buying Broccoli
      How to Choose and Store Broccoli

      Buy broccoli in season (from October through May) and locally if possible. Organic is always my first choice.

      When shopping for broccoli choose tight, deep colored florets. The deeper the color the more phytonutrients. Usually the smaller the broccoli head the better the flavor.


      Broccoli is best used within a few days for maximum taste and nutritional value. The place to store it is in the hydrator drawer or crisper of the refrigerator. It will keep for 5 to 7 days. Never wash the broccoli before you store it as it may develop mold.

      Broccoli freezes really well too. Cut into florets and slice the stems. Blanch for 3-4 minutes and then rinse in cold water (this is to stop the cooking process). Drain the broccoli and let it dry. Place is an airtight container and freeze. Buying frozen broccoli can also be a good choice.
      Quick and Easy Broccoli Soup Recipe
      Gordon Ramsay Broccoli Soup

      I make this Gordon Ramsay broccoli soup at least once a week at home. This recipe is my all time favorite. Simple, inexpensive and quick to make. It is a big hit with all the family. Even my picky 6 year old will eat it!

      Serves 4

      2 1/4lb broccoli
      Sea Salt and Pepper
      4 Slices of Soft Goat Cheese
      1/2 cup slivered almonds or walnuts, lightly toasted
      Extra Virgin Olive Oil to drizzle

      The secret of this broccoli soup recipe is in it’s simplicity. You will not believe how easy it is to make or how satisfying it is to eat until you have tried it.

      Watch Gordon Ramsay preparing his broccoli soup.

      find videos here-

      Serving Size 1/6 of a recipe
      Servings Per Recipe 6
      Amount Per Serving
      Calories 194
      Calories from Fat 104
      % Daily Value *
      Total Fat 11.6g 18 %
      Saturated Fat 2.8g 14 %
      Cholesterol 7mg 2 %
      Sodium 564mg 23 %
      Potassium 666mg 19 %
      Total Carbohydrates 15.4g 5 %
      Dietary Fiber 4.1g 1

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    • Jenn ♥Cadence Jade's mum♥
    • December 9, 2013

    Desserts!?!? I’m going to my husbands family picnic next Sunday and I would like to bring a homemade dessert. I’m not sure of what to make though. I’m a pretty good baker so I’m up for any ideas. Also, if anyone has one, a recipe for strawberry rhubarb crumble or a peach cobbler along with any suggestions on what to make for the picnic. Greatly appreciated…thanks!

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      Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
      4 c rhubarb, sliced
      3 c strawberries, halved
      1/2 c sugar
      1/3 c sugar
      1 1/2 t cornstarch
      1 t lemon juice
      6 t butter, room temperatture
      3 1/2 oz almond paste
      1 c all-purpose flourProcedure:
      Preheat oven to 400 f. Mix rhubarb, strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a large bowl. Toss well to coat. Divide mixture equaly among six 1 1/4 cup custard cups. Mix butter, almond paste, and remaining 1/3 cup sugar in processor until well blended. transfer butter mixture to medium bowl. Add flour. Using Fingertips, work flour into butter mixture until moist clumps form. Sprinkle Topping over rhubarb and strawberries, dividing equaly. Place custard cups On baking sheet. Bake until filling bubbles and topping is golden, About 30 minutes
      Peach Cobbler Recipe

      3 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches
      1/2 cup granulated sugar
      1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter cut in small pieces
      1 cup all-purpose flour
      2 teaspoons baking powder
      1 tablespoon granulated sugar
      1 teaspoon salt
      1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter
      1/2 cup (or less) heavy cream
      Lay sliced fresh peaches in a buttered 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of sugar. Dot with the 1/4 cup butter which has been cut into small pieces. For crust, mix together, flour, baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt.

      Cut in the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Stir in heavy cream until dough is manageable. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface; place over sliced peaches. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes, or until top is nicely browned.
      Peach cobbler serves 6.

      Summer doesn’t get any better than this–lounging on the grass, stuffing your face with food. But before you head out into the heat, keep these tips in mind:

      Freeze drinks the night before. Not only will your drinks stay cold the next day, they’ll help keep your food chilled.

      To keep your picnic festive, bring a colorful and comfortable blanket. Extra towels can serve as pillows when sunbathing or napping.

      Try to keep bees away with a sprig of fresh mint placed on your blanket.

      Set up your picnic in the shade.

      Food spoils quickly in hot weather. Be sure to tote your munchies in an ice-filled cooler, and if you’re driving, transport your cooler in the air-conditioned car instead of the stuffy trunk.

      Throw away any food that’s been out of the cooler for more than an hour.
      When packing a picnic, don’t forget these essentials:

      Insect repellent
      Radio/CD player and mood music
      Serving utensils
      Cups and wine glasses
      Damp wipes or cloths for washing up
      Garbage bag

      Modern-day picnickers could learn from the Victorians, who wouldn’t dream of eating outdoors without a kerosene burner to boil their kettles for tea. Armed with baskets crammed full of dishes and utensils, they thought picnics should be just as civilized as eating in a dining room. And the food was just as sumptuous: iced champagne rolled in wet newspapers to preserve the chill, lobster tails with homemade mayonnaise, cold poached chicken with cream sauce, trifle (chunks of pound cake, fresh fruit, rich custard and cream) and whiskey punch to wash it all down.

      Most of us don’t eat like that today, even indoors. But for a special treat, take a cue from the Victorians and create a gourmet feast for the outdoors. Several elegant dishes, accompanied by a special beverage, can be just as easy as the sandwiches-and-chips variety of picnic. All you need are a savory main dish, a zesty side and a rich dessert.

      Try an Italian-inspired picnic with Pan Bagna (a whole-meal sandwich stuffed with cured meats, cheese, and vegetables, and drenched in vinaigrette). Accompany it with baby artichokes and finish off with Tiramisu (try our yummy version using pound cake instead of ladyfingers). Or take along a beautiful Salad Nicoise with a crisp baguette and an Apricot Frangipane Tart. How about Greek-style wraps with tzaziki, served with stewed green beans and a tray of baklava? And don’t forget something good to drink, whether it’s a cold bottle of summery white wine, a flavored iced tea or a special fruit punch.


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    • Wuhan080506
    • December 15, 2013

    Do You Know If There Are Any Good Cooking Games Free Download?

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      • Admin
      • December 15, 2013

      Hell’s Kitchen:
      Join world-renowned TV host Gordon Ramsay inside Hell`s Kitchen as he puts aspiring chefs through a rigorous culinary boot camp. Experience the show`s pressure cooker atmosphere by entering a series of kitchen and dining room challenges. You`ll need to master each Time Management test to progress. Each meal is scored by the famous Gordon Ramsay himself. Do you have the talent to be a “five-star” chef in the hottest kitchen in town? Enter the fiery double doors of Hell`s Kitchen and find out.
      Download Url:

      Mystery Cookbook:
      Mystery Cookbook serves up a sumptuous feast of Hidden Object fun! Scour your screen for cleverly hidden objects, find matching shapes and point out the differences between similar pictures in Mystery Cookbook, a sumptuous feast of Hidden Object fun! Six exciting mini-games are like the cherry on the cake!
      Download Url:

      Cooking Quest:
      You`ve been awarded a coveted entry for the Chef`s Challenge contest in Foodville`s Restaurant Row. Grease the cast-iron skillets as you gather ingredients to smoke the competition away. Manage your budget as you create multi-course gourmet meals in Foodville`s most elite restaurants. Can you stand the heat? Start at Chop City Steakhouse on Restaurant Row and find out in Cooking Quest.
      Download Url:

      Cooking Academy:
      Grab your oven mitts and don your chef`s hat! Cooking Academy is the game that places you in the kitchens of a prestigious culinary school! From eggrolls to pancakes, to crème brulee, it`s up to you to prepare over 50 different recipes! Learn interesting trivia about food while mastering the skills of chopping, kneading, mashing, flipping, frying, and much more! Unlock new recipes and trophies by passing your cooking courses and exams. Are you ready to be a Master Chef?
      Download Url:

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    • Nadine
    • December 24, 2013

    How Important Is Healthy Eating For Your Fertility? I’m planning on starting my family in a couple of years (God willing) and i’ve been looking at my diet now… I am slim but I do eat a lot of junk food… I have started my healthy eating regime today.

    But how important is it to eat healthily, how does it affect fertility?

    Thanks in advance!

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      • Admin
      • December 24, 2013

      It is very important to eat healthily, as it is for your own health and eventually the health of your baby. you need to get all the essential nutrients, and this is not possible from a diet high in junk food. once pregnant you will feel lethargic etc, and this is because the growing baby takes all the best parts of your ingested vitamins, minerals etc, for itself, leaving you with not much, so you need to make sure you eat enough for both of you. your diet now will affect your menstrual cycle. also the diet affects the health of your body tissues. if you have a bad duet your tissues will be in poor health, so your uterus will not be in the optimum state for implantation of the foetus to take place. good luck!

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    • Tkron31
    • December 28, 2013

    What’s A Good Recipe For Scallops?

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      • Admin
      • December 28, 2013


      2 TBS. GRAND MARNIER LIQUEUR (Hey, you deserve it!)
      2 TBS. OLIVE OIL
      1 CLOVE GARLIC (alright, make it 2 cloves…what the heck) (MINCED)



      NOW, FEEL FREE TO DROP IN YOUR SCALLOPS, FLAT SIDE DOWN, AND SAUTÉ UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN (bout 2 minutes, or so). (**You may have to do this in two batches, since you don’t want to crowd the scallops like a box of saltine crackers).
      TURN YOUR SCALLOPS TO SAUTÉ ON THE OTHER SIDE (until you see that golden browness thing again). (If need be, reduce the heat so as to not burn any of your pan juices).




      Garnish with slivered green parts of a scallion and a slice of fresh orange.

      Serve with your favorite sumptuous steamed rice and various vegetables.
      Or, serve your scallops around a magnificent mound of mashed potatoes particularly placed in the middle of your plate, which will of course be triumphantly topped with a splash of melted butter.

      Cajun Scallops with Mango Salsa

      Makes 15 appetizers


      1/3 cup coarsely chopped mango
      2 teaspoons lime juice
      1 teaspoon rice vinegar
      1/4 teaspoon seeded and minced Thai chili pepper
      1 teaspoon minced red bell pepper
      5 ounces bay scallops
      2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
      2 teaspoons butter
      15 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells (1 box)


      To make mango salsa, in a small bowl, combine mango, lime juice, vinegar and peppers. Chill for 1 hour.

      Toss scallops and Cajun seasoning together. In a medium skillet, melt butter and sauté scallops for 4 to 5 minutes. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon (about 3) of scallops into each Fillo Shell. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 5 minutes. Garnish with 1 teaspoon of mango salsa. Serve warm.

      Scallops and Cashews in Tangerine Sherry Sauce



      2 cups raw cashews
      2 cups cooking oil
      4 green onions, finely minced
      4 garlic cloves, minced
      1 pound bay scallops


      1/4 cup dry sherry
      3 tablespoons tomato sauce
      1 tablespoon oyster sauce
      1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
      1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
      2 teaspoons Chinese chili sauce
      2 teaspoons grated tangerine peel (or finely minced instead)

      To Finish:

      1 tablespoon cornstarch


      Advance Preparation:

      Place the nuts and oil in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir the nuts occasionally and when they turn very light golden, drain immediately and pat dry on paper towels. Pour off and reserve 2 tablespoons of the cooking oil for stir frying. Set aside in separate containers the green onions, garlic and scallops. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients and mix well.

      Last Minute Cooking:

      Combine the cornstarch with an equal amount of cold water. Set aside.

      Place a wok over highest heat. When the wok is very hot, add the reserved oil to the center. Roll the oil around the sides of wok and add the garlic. When it just begins to turn white, in about 15 seconds, add the scallops.

      Stir fry until the scallops just lose their raw outside color, about 1 minute. Stir in the green onions and pour in the sauce. When the sauce comes to a low boil, stir in a little of the cornstarch mixture so that sauce glazes the scallops. Stir in the cashews, then set and adjust the seasonings. Spoon onto a heated platter or individual plates. Serve at once.

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    • Anonymous
    • January 5, 2014

    Can You Fill In This Questionnaire About Healthy Eating? I have this questionnaire where I have to ask people about healthy eating for my cookery lesson in school. This is for people who have children. There is 4 questions for you to fill out.

    Q1 Which foods do your child/children like?

    Q2 What techniques have you tried already to encourage your child/children to eat healthy foods?

    Q3 Which unhealthy foods do your child/children eat?

    Q4 Does your child/children like to eat healthily?


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      Eat fruit salad

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    • Anonymous
    • January 19, 2014

    What Are Some Pictures Of Healthy Eating? I am doing a Science fair project on healthy eating and I need some healthy eating stuff what can i do pics of? I’ve already done a food pyramid and fruits and veggie pics and their nutrition facts. What else can I put on my poster board because it is really big.

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      Draw a healthy person thinking for an apple
      and a not healthy person thinking of a snickers bar !!!!!!!!!!!

      draw a table with Right on one side and Wrong on the other
      under right….list reasons why its good to eat healthy
      and under wrong….list reasons y it isnt good to b unhealthy..

      hope this helpzzz!!

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    • Gregory Lucas
    • February 11, 2014

    Healthy Eating Question? I used to be really motivated to eat healthy I didnt consume any sugar or treats and drank lots of water. Now I dont feel motivated to eat healthy and find my self eating worse than ever and not carring. I feel fine and dont get sick often. Can someone give me reason to eat better and some motivation.

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      • Admin
      • February 11, 2014

      Well eating healthy is a good thing. But eating no treats ever? That isn’t healthy or normal. It sounds like to me that your becoming a little normal. I suggest you just tell yourself what you want to be and how you want to be- remember that this a long term goal so some days/some weeks will be easier and better than others. You can’t live your whole life eating perfect and you cannot live your whole life eating bad- it’s a process and the long term goal is to have a balanced eating plan. I say eating perfectly healthy 75% of the time and then the other 25% you allow yourelf to eat treats and such…Ideally eating a dessert 2x a week is normal- once during the weekend and once during the week.
      Like this would be a sample 1500 calorie a day diet on health along w . your treat:
      cup of kashi go lean cereal, skim milk, handful of strawberries and some raisins
      smoked turkey deli on whole wheat bread w/ slice of swiss cheese, lettuce/tomato, carrot sticks w/ hummus, 4 sour dough pretzels
      apple and peanut butter
      med. baked sweet potato, broccoli, some baked chicken w/o the skin
      a few cookies
      grapes and some almonds

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    • Dvdclarke
    • February 15, 2014

    Comparing Wendy Rahamut With Mariel Brown And The Old Silvia Hunt Cooking Shows? How are those cooking shows differ from each other?

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      • Admin
      • February 15, 2014

      1. Wendy Rahamut CYAR COOK! You ever see that woman make anything that look so appetizing that you want to eat it? Helll no!

      #2. Mariel cool, love to hear her laugh, she cooks like she know what she’s doing and l’ve tried a lot of her recipes simply because the end result looked soo sumptuous.

      #3. Sylvia Hunt was a boss and she used to do some recipes (like Paimee) which you hardly see around anymore…

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    • Kimberly
    • March 11, 2014

    What Is Exactly Eating Healthy? Like what does eating healthy means to you? like is it instead of eating 2 large pieces of pizza you eat one small slice.. like do you know what i mean?

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      Eat healthy: eat 3 whole meals a day. For your meals, you want something healthy and that fills you up so that you don’t get hungry again for a long time. You need to also make healthy choices like eating whole wheat bread or whole grain bread instead of white bread and brown rice instead of white rice. Cut all junk food. They are bad for you and cause weight gain fast. Cut fast food as well! If you get hungry in between your 3 meals, eat a piece of fruit/vegetable, low-fat yogurt, skim milk, or fruit juice. THey are all good and healthy and will burn fat. As well as eating healthy, combine with exercise and you will lose the weight healthfully and easily. Diets don’t work in the long run. When you consume too little, or deprive yourself of certain foods, you are also not getting the essential nutrients. That’s why everyone gain the weight back and more in diets. Diet’s are a plan for fail. INstead, just focus on eating healthy. You will feel better, look better, and perform better. Opt for a healthy lifestyle, not a fad diet. that’s how you lose weight and keep it off for good.
      For the exercise, don’t overdo yourself. Just walking, jogging for 1 hour each day will be more than enough. Rememeber to rest for 1 day of the week. Also, if 1 hour is too long for you, you can BREAK IT DOWN thorughout the day. Nobody said you have to get it all done in one shot, just do some after you wake up, some in the afternoon myabe, and sometime before or after dinner. It’s more managaeable that way. Walking, jogging, running or swimming are aerobic/cardio exercises and they burn the most calories and fat. They will make you strengthen or build your muscle and keep you burning more calories and fat.
      eat healthy and exercise is the golden rule of losing weight. Good luck hun 🙂

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    • Mitsuhime
    • April 5, 2014

    Eating Healthy? I want to start eating healthy but my whenever I try to my stomach or taste buds reject it. Is there a way to change this?

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      Eating healthy will not occur over night. First start by cutting out sodas and sugary drinks. You should mostly consumer water and 100% fruit juice. If you’re big on soda, than try cutting down slowly.. cut your normal intake in half. Then, slowly start getting rid of junk food such as candy, chips, etc. Replace those foods that you are snacking on between meals with fresh fruits and veggies, although every once in a while these foods are fine as long as they’re in moderation! Don’t eat the whole bag of chips, eat 1 serving instead. Eventually, i’m sure you will start to find that healthy food too can be satisfying. Good luck!

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    • Inez
    • April 13, 2014

    How To Eat Clean (Healthy)? Ive heard than one way is to eat organic but how do you know which foods are organic and is eating organic the only way to eat healthy

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      You can eat healthy without eating organic foods, although, organic foods are the healthiest to eat…. healthy foods include vegetables, fruit, lean meat (chicken and fish), also pasta and wheat bread… just eat normal stuff just not fried foods and junk food… watch your portions also… people tend to think eating 3 “meals” a day is healthy but really people tend to eat 3 big meals a day… and that really isnt as healthy as spacing your meals like eating every three hours… like maybe a couple sandwiches for a meal and some noodles or pasta and some fruit… the biggest meal of your day should be breakfast… but, yes, organic foods are healthier than regular and no you don’t have to eat organic foods to be healthy… usually every grocery store has an organic section to it as well… hope this helps

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    • Amy P
    • May 3, 2014

    Just Got Put On A Gluten Free Diet? Hello I went to the doctors yesterday and she told me to try a gluten/dairy free diet but gave me no info on when i can and can not eat and when i called them today they told me to just “GOOGLE” it but when i do google it i really cant find anything that i can eat. So if anyone knows someone or is someone that has to do the same thing what can i eat what can i drink?

    I like steak, some chicken, corn, peas, potatoes, bread ( i know i have to cut this out and im not happy about it) i like pasta (another thing i know i have to cut out) carrots, strawberries, bananas, onions, green yellow and red peppers. are all these things that i can eat? what do i need to cut out? please need help with ideas.

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      In australia there are a number of brands that offer gluten free breads, cereals cornflakes,bread mixes, pancakes mixes, cookies (gluten & dairy free), muesli bars, lactose free milks and creams, soy milks (look at the carton they will say if gluten free and soy mils are dairy free as are rice milks).

      Generally all unprepared fresh foods like unprepared meats and seafood, fresh vegetables and salad vegetables will all be gluten free as are eggs. Rice & soy milk are dairy free; need to check the soy milk brands some dont have gluten and some do they should say on the carton if gluten free.

      Ebay has a wide range of gluten free, wheat free, dairy free cook books for sumptuous main meal recipes including desserts, muffins and cookies. Ground rice should be stated as being gluten free and you can make really good porridge with it.

      There are also many flours Buckwheat, rice flour and i think spelt flour (but check the packaging they should state gluten free) are gluten & wheat free and can be used in recipes for cakes, muffins, etc

      Some of the brand names gluten free/dairy free

      Breads – Country Life
      Vitarium – jellies, bread and cake mixes, cookies,
      Most of these should have www. sites on the net as well.
      If you are going out for dinner often menus will have allowances for people on gluten free diets just ask them im sure they will be happy to prepare something for you if not on the menu and that should include desserts as well.

      Enjoy eating good food!
      Ive been on a gluten free & (mostly dairy free/lactose free) diet it has helped a lot i feel much better for it.

      The gluten free products will usually cost a little more than regular products so i look for specials and stock up when i can.

      Hope this helps

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    • Belladonna
    • May 5, 2014

    Prenatal Vitamin Vs. Healthy Eating? I don’t trust the ingredients and side effects of prenatal vitamins. Can I get all the necessary vitamins through healthy eating?

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      Yes, you can! It can be helpful to take high-nutrient food supplements like cod liver oil, high-vitamin butter oil, and brewer’s yeast, but yes – you can get everything you need from healthy eating.

      That said – what do you mean by healthy eating? If you mean lots of veggies and hardly any meats and fat, as is recommended by today’s doctors, then no, you can not. Fat soluble vitamins like A, D and K are not readily available in vegetables, so it’s important to make sure you get enough fats.

      If you use full-fat dairy products from grass-fed cows, you will go a long way towards getting enough of these vital nutrients. It would be best if you rid your house and body of vegetable oils, vegetable shortening and margarines, and anything made from these products like store-bought baked goods, and just ate whole foods cooked with butter, olive oil, organic lard.

      It may also help you to purchase organic vegetables, if you can find a good source (I can’t where I live). Today’s food is grown on food plots that are so overused, and fertilized to grow so quickly, that the plants are unable to draw normal amounts of nutrients from the soil, and so are less nutritive than organically grown vegetables. So, plenty of greens and sweet potatoes instead of regular.

      In addition, it can help to switch to celtic sea salt, as this contains minerals in addition to adding flavor to your food.

      It is important to eat all vegetables with a healthy serving of fat, such as butter, as the butter will help you metabolize the nutrients and minerals in the vegetables.

      Eat plenty of eggs – cholesterol is a vital nutrient for your growing baby. Remember that our brains are 60% cholesterol by weight. You wouldn’t want to deprive your little one of this necessary nutrient.

      Below, I have posted a website where I found the best Cod Liver Oil and the only High Vitamin Butter Oil that I know of in existence – both from Green Pasture’s. Their CLO is the only one available on the market today that does not strip the CLO of their original vitamin content, then add back in cheaper chemically manufactured versions of vitamins A and D. It is a naturally fermented food product.

      And speaking of fermented foods, there isn’t a better way to help your body metabolize nutrients than eating and drinking fermented foods. So make sure you learn how to lacto-ferment foods and experiment and find somethign you like. I like saurkraut, and making it yourself out of purple cabbage is a great (and unbelievably easy) way to add both nutrient density and fermented food to your diet.

      Have fun and enjoy your pregnancy!

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    • Bayard Books
    • June 1, 2014

    Tips For Healthy Eating In Kids? There is a really good feature in this months StoryBox ( about healthy eating for children. They learn all about how bones grow and since my kids read it (as they of course want to grow up bing a stong!) they have been really interested in what they eat! They will only follow a healthy eating regime if you make it relevant to them, and I think the feature in StoryBox really helps to this! SInce my kids are now on a health kick, I really want to keep this up – does anyone have any tips? x

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      Keep the healthy eating exciting and fun. Make fun snacks like ants on a log and fruits veggies cut into fun shapes with hummus. You can also let your kids help out in the kitchen with you, so they can have fun making their own snacks. That way, the kids are encouraged to keep on making their own healthy snacks.
      If you have a local farmers market, take your kids with you and show them all of the fresh produce and where it comes from. Let them pick out new produce that they never tried before, and prepare a fun meal with the new foods at home. They’ll have a lot of fun discovering new foods and dishes.
      Always have an encouraging attitude towards your children’s healthy eating, because then your kids will get the message that you LOVE it when they eat healthy, so they’ll be even more encouraged to eat healthy.
      Make sure to always have healthy foods around the house, so if your kids are hungry, then they can quickly grab a healthy snack to eat, and they don’t start searching for food and end up eating junk food.
      Don’t be too strict on their healthy eating. If you totally restrict he consumption of junk food, your children might get tired of healthy food and only want to eat junk food. It’s okay to let them have treats like cookies and chips in moderation. That way, their eating habits are balanced and they are always content with their food.
      I hope this helps!

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