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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg. Keeping to a budget and staying on track health wise is a possible. You too can be a supermarket pro.

First things first, make a list. Planning out meals for the week will make sure you have a game plan before you get to the store. Come up with healthy weeknight meals that are quick and easy. Take inventory of your cupboard and fridge and make a detailed list.

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Nutrition Myths Busted

Eat this. Don’t eat that. Carbohydrates will make you gain weight. All fats are bad. All the nutrition information circulating the media can be confusing and give you a headache just trying to sort through it all. So what gives? What is the truth? Should we be avoiding all fats, carbs, dairy, gluten and whatever other food group is being criminalized in mainstream media this week? At this rate we will be eating nothing more than a few carrot sticks and cardboard by 2016.

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Mindful Eating

Mindful eating, what is it? First, let us define mindfulness. Mindfulness is an awareness without judgment to your sensations, feelings, thoughts and your environment in the present moment. This seems simply enough right? In truth this practice takes time and patience. In the world that we live in today, we are constantly being bombarded with information and stimuli from our cell phones, TV’s, computers and our busy lives.

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Kale Caesar Salad

Recipe by Teresa Dotson, RD, CDN

Ingredients:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fish sauce or 4 anchovies (can also substitute soy sauce)
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
16 ounces Tuscan kale or other kale, center stalks removed, thinly sliced crosswise.

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Chocolate Silken Tofu Pie

Recipe by Teresa Dotson, RD, CDN

Ingredients:

14 oz silken tofu block, drained (squeeze out all liquid)
6 oz chocolate chips (Hershey extra dark or semi-sweet)
1/3 cup coffee
½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
½ cup sugar substitute (Splenda, truvia, ideal)
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1 package of low-fat graham crackers

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