foods rich in iron

Iron is an important mineral. The Food and Nutrition Board at the Institute of Medicine recommendations for iron  are: Infants and children • Younger than 6 months: 0.27 milligrams per day (mg/day) • 7 months to 1 year: 11 mg/day • … Read more

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Easy Layered Vegetable Casserole

The Easy Layered Vegetable Casserole recipe is one of the simplest vegetable casseroles ever! Use the vegetables I put in the recipe, or take whichever veggies you have left over in the fridge instead. You forego tomatoes or potatoes, but use … Read more

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We’ve been eating oatmeal for breakfast for a  few years now. Whenever people hear “oatmeal” they usually visualize a boring bowl of bland porridge. There is also the “my kids won’t eat it” factor. Oatmeal is like tofu :a metaphor … Read more

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Red Lentil Kale Curry Veggie Soup

My friend just asked me what do I do with kale.  I love this simple soup: it is light and full of flavor and nutrients. Ginger, curry and kale are the key ingredients: everything else can be altered. This soup … Read more

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Calcium is an important nutrient for carrying out a variety of important bodily functions, including maintaining normal muscle and nerve function and helping to control blood pressure. The recommended dietary intake of calcium for adults, 19 through 50 years is 1000 … Read more

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The good thing about this salad is that it can be a meal all by itself. The salad also works without the cheese or the croutons.  

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I absolutely love Alvarado’s Street Bakery’s Sprouted Rye Seed Bread. Not only is it incredibly healthy, with all organic ingredients, sprouted wheat, no preservatives or unnatural additives, it also tastes ridiculously good! I love the flavor of rye, because it … Read more

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healthy truffles

I love the deep flavor of dark chocolate. I don’t love the sugar and the butter that come with its commercial varieties. I make these truffles often: they are very easy to prepare and a pure delight to eat.

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ways to keep your family healthy during stressful times

Today, I bought queso blanco cheese for the first time ever. It was one of these impulsive purchases you make when you go to Whole Foods starving. I put slightly salty, but hard queso in a salad  tonight and it … Read more

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7 foods to protect against sun damage

  Antioxidant-rich foods have been linked to good sun-protection of the skin. The following 7 foods can protect your skin against the sun damage.  As pesticide residue can deplete the body’s antioxidant supplies,  it’s always better to choose certified organic … Read more

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Now that the spring is here, perhaps it’s time for a fun warm-weather salad.  This salad is different and goes beyond the cucumber-tomato combo. You can add some goat-cheese, if you like it. Avocado works well here, too.  The salad supplies vitamin … Read more

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