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Your Facebook requests answered: Healthy and tasty BBQ ideas

“Okay. Summer time is here and I love BBQ. Healthy and tasty ideas please. Thank you” says Enlightened Eater Facebook  fan Donald Stokes. I’m with you, Donald, both in terms of loving summertime and firing up my barbecue! It is indeed my favourite season, especially as I am an avid gardener (mainly heirloom tomatoes) and […]

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Avocado magic: How to store your luscious fruit after cutting it

    If you love avocados as I do, you likely want to enjoy them regularly. But here’s the problem: if you stick to portions such as a quarter of an avocado, you want to be able to store them without their turning into brown fruits (which aren’t so appetizing). You’ve likely tried all kinds […]

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Your Facebook requests: Nutritious brown bag lunch ideas

  “I really need help with healthy lunches while on the go and how to increase veggie intake.  Generally I don’t have the option to heat it up. I also don’t want to buy lunches” says Enlightened Eater Facebook fan, Emma Joanne Glover. Emma, purchasing your lunch can be very costly indeed – both to […]

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Tomato Lentil Soup

At this time of year, there’s nothing like a bowl of soup. Not only is it appealing because of frigid outdoor temperatures but it’s also simply satisfying. Having soup is the perfect antidote following holiday eating.  It tames your hunger like no other food. Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious offering. The addition of […]

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Baker’s tax can take a hefty toll

  Don’t let your waist be a victim of the baker’s tax. Baker’s tax occurs when the person preparing the baked goods must sample each edible ingredient, such as chocolate chips, dried fruit and nuts, before it’s added to the bowl. Another example of this is sampling  at least one cookie as each pan is […]

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Bring a sandwich to work day!

Brown bagging your lunches  can offer a bonanza of  savings – both calories and potentially big bucks over time. But more importantly, think of it as an opportunity to boost your nutritional status. When you pack your own eats, you’re in the driver’s seat – nutrient-packed veggies, whole grains and lean proteins are then easier  […]

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How’s your mood? The surprising fruit and vegetable connection

We’ve long known that eating fruits and vegetables promotes good health. Do you anyone whose mother didn’t tell them to eat their fruits and vegetables?  Over the long term, they may provide us with an arsenal of weaponry against a range of diseases.  But a new study, out of New Zealand, evaluated the effects of […]

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Pistachios- Shelled or Unshelled?

Now that science is showing that eating pistachios is very smart indeed, there are other key decisions to make: shelled versus unshelled. When you’re deciding between shelled and unshelled, you might want to consider the advantages of going for those in the shell. And because they’re not a tough nut to crack, they’re easy to […]

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