Archive for July, 2010

Jul 10 2010

Better Pasta – Add Spaghetti Squash

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Most of us love pasta but  almost everyone tells me they eat more than they should when they make it. Here is an idea for making your next pasta meal even better – mix it with Spaghetti Squash! The calories will be lower and the nutrition greater. Spaghetti Squash is a large vegetable resembling a melon or [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Kids Mimic Parental Eating Habits

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Guess what? If you want your children to eat fruit and vegetables you need to eat them and if  you want your children to avoid soda you need to avoid it too. Last year in a report released by UCLA Center for Health Policy Research at http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu/pubs/Publication.aspx?pubID=321 we got a reminder about how important it [...]

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Jul 10 2010

What to do when Mom and Dad don’t like vegetables either?

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Lots of parents tell me they consider themselves to be a picky eater and do not want to pass the trait on to their child. Honesty is the best policy. You can tell your child that you too have trouble trying new foods but because you know they are important to good health you at [...]

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Jul 10 2010

Peas and Corn- Do they deserve their reputation?

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Peas and corn are Americans most favorite vegetable but everyone I talk to apologizes for liking them so much. Yes they have more calories than some vegetables, but peas have fewer calories than an equal amount of carrots. Both carrots and peas contain about 70 calories in one cup cooked. Corn has double the caloric [...]

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Jul 10 2010

What’s up with fiber?

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Have you noticed many food labels are using claims about fiber to boost attention and sales? Fiber is a selling point because most of us need more of it and it carries no fat or calories. Fiber is the indigestible part of food; it is especially abundant in fruit, vegetables, and whole or minimally processed [...]

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