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10 More Healthy Foods Under $3

by in Uncategorized, September 8, 2011
oatmeal
Rolled oats will cost you just 20 cents per 1/2 cup portion.

Our original top 10 list was so popular, Healthy Eats readers asked for more. Here are 10 more healthy foods that won’t break the bank.

#1: Carrots
Cost:
$0.89 per 1 pound bag (about 9 carrots)
Even my kids tout the benefits of carrots, “They give you healthy eyes, mom” they always tell me. But beta-carotene has more benefits than meets the eyes. It also helps promote healthy bones, skin and hair. Make carrot soup, add to a stir-fry, or slice into strips for an easy kids snack.

#2: Low fat cottage cheese
Cost:
$2.75 per 16-ounce container
This perfect combo of protein, carbs and fat will help keep you satisfied. It’ll also give you a boost of calcium with 10% of your daily recommended dosage in every ½ cup serving. If you’ve been passing this underappreciated food in your dairy aisle, check out more reasons why we love it.

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Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 4: Fruits and Veggies)

by in Healthy Tips, January 25, 2011
Peppers
How much do you know about fresh produce? Take our quiz to find out.

The last part of our pop quiz series tests your knowledge of fruits and veggies. Think you’re a produce genius? The only way to find out is to answer these four questions.

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Eating By Color: Orange

by in Healthy Tips, October 19, 2010

carrot salad

Throughout the day you should eat a rainbow of foods — red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple and white. Each color is rich in specific nutrients that help make a well-balanced diet. In this series we’ll tell you why each color is important, and with Halloween around the corner, we thought it was most appropriate to start with orange. Find out how to get some on your plate every day.

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Reading List, Extreme Edition: Crazy Carrot Ads and Super-Caloric Restaurant Dishes

by in Food News, September 24, 2010

milk

In this week’s nutrition news: Childhood food trauma, the perfect portion size, drinking milk can help you lose weight and check out the new baby carrots ad.

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Spotlight Recipes: Chutney

by in Healthy Recipes, July 29, 2010
Cranberry-Citrus Chutney
Cranberry-Citrus Chutney - Photograph by Jonathan Kantor/Food Network Magazine

Chutney is a simmered-down or pureed combo of fruit (or veggies), spices and herbs. Instead of deep-frying or drowning your fish, pork or meat in heavy sauces, opt for a tangy bite of chutney instead.

Recipes to try:

Spotlight Recipe: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

by in Healthy Recipes, October 24, 2009

Carrot Cupcakes
This tricky treat is perfect for any Halloween parties on your schedule this week. A healthier take on classic carrot cake, the recipe may call for some lighter ingredients — apple sauce and low-fat cream cheese — but the flavor is rich and delicious. Add on a piece of candy corn or some orange sprinkles for festive flare.

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Make Your Own Baby Food

by in Healthy Tips, July 22, 2009

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The jarred stuff was handy on occasion, but I made all 3 of my kids homemade baby food until they transitioned to table food. Doing this saved me money (those 50-cent jars add up!) and put my mind at ease because I knew exactly what they were eating. If you’re curious to try, here are some tips and starter recipes.

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In the News: More Recalls, Soda Taxes & Over-the-Top Food Calories

by in Food News, June 26, 2009

From this week’s headlines: The scoop on Hasselbeck’s gluten-free book lawsuit, more recalls, prepping carrots for better health and 5 foods with unbelievably high calories.

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Healthy How-To: Juicing Fruits & Veggies

by in Healthy Tips, May 7, 2009

Melon Juice
Juice bars have popped up everywhere, but it’s fairly simple — and often less expensive — to try juicing at home. Knowing which fruit and veggie combination’s make life easier, but a little experimentation never hurts.

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Healthy How-To: Steaming Veggies

by in Healthy Tips, May 5, 2009


Steaming is one of the healthiest cooking techniques around. It’s also a quick-and-easy way to cook up dinner veggies (especially for my family of 5). Here are some of the best vegetables to steam and tips for keeping them nice and crisp.

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