Healthy Eating & Nutrition Guide

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There is one thing that we all have in common….. no matter where you live….. and that is the basic human need for good health and well-being. The links below will focus on eating healthy, maintaining fitness, proper diet, natural energy, and health safety issues.  New content is added from time to time so keep checking back. Many of the posts below have had steady stream of daily visitors over the last several months.

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HEALTHY EATING & NUTRITION:

5 Good Reasons For FiberHealthy_Food

5 Summer Food Mysteries Revealed

10 Best Foods For Healthy Eating

Benefits of Milk – What’s In A Glass?

Best Fiber Foods For Colon Cleansing – Nutrition Basics

Best Immune Boosting Foods For Your Body To Fight The Flu

Common Diet Myths & Realityhealthy_food

Lose Weight & Boost Energy With The Super Nutrients Known As The Fat-Fighting 4

Making The Right Fruit & Vegetable Choices

Nutritional Benefits of The 10 Most Important Vegetables

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SUMMER GRILLIN’:

Quick Summer Grillin’ Ideas For Fresh Fruit & Veggies

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SNACKING TIPS:snacking

Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories

Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES:safety_first_sign

Hidden Supermarket Dangers That Can Make Your Family Sick

Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe & What Do The Numbers Mean?

Proper Hand Washing Tips To Prevent Infection

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ENERGY & EXERCISE:exercise-clipart

Easy Exercises Just About Anyone Can Do

Fight Fatigue & Boost Energy With Exercise

Need A Quick Energy Boost – The Natural Way?

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DIET & WEIGHT LOSS:Weight_Loss_Help

Common Diet Myths & Reality

Lose Weight & Boost Energy With The Super Nutrients Known As The Fat-Fighting 4

Truth About Abs: The Honest Source on Abdominals & Fat Loss

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Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories

healthy-snack-food-collageA few words of wisdom here if you’re looking to eat healthier, lose a few pounds, and still take care of those snack cravings you get in-between meals …. For majority of adults, snacks should never be more than 200 calories, otherwise your snacking habits could lead to that dreaded weight gain. So below is a guide to several healthy snack ideas with less than 200 calories per serving (as listed) …..

Are You Craving Something Salty?

Try These…..

  • 5 olives (any kind)….. (45 calories)
  • 1 small Martin’s pretzel….. (50 calories)
  • 2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles….. (80 calories)
  • 1/4 cup hummus, 3 carrot sticks….. (80 calories)
  • 1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original wedge, 3 pieces Kavli Crispy Thin….. (85 calories)
  • One 1-oz package tuna jerky….. (90 calories)
  • 1 oz buffalo mozzarella, 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes….. (94 calories)
  • 1 bag Baked! Cheetos 100 Calorie Mini Bites….. (100 calories)
  • 15 Eden’s Nori Maki Crackers rice crackers….. (110 calories)
  • 1 cup unshelled edamame (boiled or steamed)….. (120 calories)
  • 50 Eden’s Vegetable Chips….. (130 calories)
  • One 1-oz package of Planters NUT-trition almonds….. (130 calories)
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Chili con Queso, 18 baked tortilla chips….. (140 calories)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds in shell….. (143 calories)
  • 2 pieces (30 grams) prosciutto, 4 dried figs….. (154 calories)
  • 1 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap….. (190 calories)

Are You Craving Something Sweet?

Try These…..

  • 1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps….. (50 calories)
  • 1 packet O’Coco’s Mocha cookies….. (90 calories)
  • 1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe’s Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie Balance Bar….. (100 calories)
  • 1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar….. (120 calories)
  • 1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks….. (120 calories)
  • 1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips….. (123 calories)
  • 2 tbsp Better ‘n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery….. (124 calories)
  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop Butter Mini Bags topped with a spritz of butter spray and 1 tsp sugar….. (126 calories)
  • 24 Annie’s Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies….. (140 calories)
  • Half of a 1.08-oz container of M&M’s Minis mixed with 1/3 cup lowfat granola….. (145 calories)
  • 1 McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait….. (160 calories)
  • 1 container Fage Greek Total 2% fat yogurt, 2 tsp honey….. (173 calories)

This post is sampled from the November/2006 issue of Self magazine.

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Here are a couple more smart snacking tips posted previously on this site:

Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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