Tag: smoothie

Grocery Shopping for Healthy Cooking at Home

by in Grocery Shopping, May 18, 2012
smoothies
Vegan Pina Colada Smoothies

We’re hosting a Healthy Every Week Challenge for the month of May; a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter .

Between work, exercise and a busy social life, sometimes I find it difficult to prepare myself meals during the week. It’s time consuming and after a long day in meetings the last thing I want to do is cook a meal for myself. It’s usually easier to heat up a frozen meal or to stop and grab a sandwich on my way home. So what’s the problem with this? Well I’m spending money that could be saved and I’m also not 100% sure of what additives or hidden calories are in my food. Okay and I’ll admit: I’m a firm believer that cooking at home is a creative energy that should be explored by all.

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Win a HAPPYFAMILY Healthy Snack Pack!

by in Giveaway, December 14, 2011

Win a pack of these flavors.

Portable smoothie packs from HAPPYFAMILY make for easy snacking, a filling breakfast on-the-go or even a pre-workout boost of energy. With unique flavors like PomApplePeach, Super Banana and Yumberry, your taste-buds won’t be disappointed.

Packed full of protein, omega 3s and superfruits like salba, you’ll nourish your body without even trying. This “Healthy Snack Pack” from HAPPYFAMILY consists of 16 pouches of HAPPYMORNING and HAPPYSQUEEZE in a variety of flavors like Super Cinnamon and Orange-Pumpkin.

You can buy your own HAPPYSQUEEZE and HAPPYMORNING products or enter in the comments for a chance to win your own. Just let us know, in the comments, your favorite smoothie flavor. The contest starts at 9:30 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one HAPPYFAMILY Healthy Snack Pack to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 9:30 a.m. EST on December 14 and 5 p.m. EST on December 16. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $28. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your favorite smoothie flavor?

Store-Bought Juice Blends: Are They Healthy?

by in Healthy Tips, Is It Healthy?, September 28, 2011
juice blends
They seem healthy, but are they really?

Store shelves are lined with juice blends promising various health benefits. But are they really as healthy as they’re hyped up to be? Here’s the lowdown on 3 popular store-bought juice blends.

Naked’s Green Machine
Naked makes a variety of juice blends including one of their more popular varieties called the Green Machine. They promote their product saying “Greens are one of the most underconsumed foods in the average person’s diet. Drink ‘em up!” One 15.2 fluid ounce contain has 140 calories, 50 percent of your daily dose of vitamin A, and 11 percent of the daily recommended amount of potassium.

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Top 5 Label Tricks and How To Avoid Them

by in Dining Out, Food News, Healthy Tips, June 15, 2011
Sports Drinks Vs. Soda
Smoothies are better than milkshakes, right? Well, not always -- read on to learn about this and 4 more food naming tricks.

Food labels are carefully worded to entice shoppers to choose certain items. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research found dieters often fall for simple labeling tricks that make them believe certain foods are healthier than they are. Find out the top 5 traps people fell into and how to avoid them.

How to beat top food label tricks »

Frozen Fruit 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2011

frozen mango margarita

Now that winter is upon us, the fresh fruit of summer is a past memory. This is the perfect time to turn to frozen fruit — look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars. Once you stock up, here are 5 easy ways to use this healthy convenience food.

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Top 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 10, 2011

cereal

Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Think again. These healthy, well-balanced quick bites are ready in 10 minutes or less.

5 ways to a super-fast morning meal »

Reading List: Jamie Oliver Returns, The Modern Kitchen and Reasons for Unhealthy Choices

by in Food News, September 10, 2010

strawberries

In this week’s nutrition news: Lack of sleep linked to childhood obesity, food images can make you feel full and exploring the evolution of the modern kitchen.

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Weekly Bits: Loving Fruits & Grains

by in Uncategorized, March 13, 2010

kale

With our latest reader tips and comments, you share ideas for the the bulk bins, how to spice up your morning cereal and a sweet way to get more from your citrus. Plus, check out new ideas for eating your greens.

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Spotlight Recipes: More Quick & Easy Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2009

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza
One out of every four people ditches breakfast each morning, and many folks who do eat it turn to less-healthy options for a quick fix. Forgo the fruit-filled pastry, and have some fiber-rich carbs, fresh fruit, lean protein or veggies instead. If you’re always starving by lunch time, up the amount of fiber in your morning meal; this will help keep you full.