Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Summer Harvest and Shots from Sunriver

Our garden is nearly non-existent this year. In fact, I planted three cherry tomato plants and called it good. But Salem has wild blackberries everywhere and we have a huge patch in our yard. We also make a point to … Continue reading

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Three simple ways to have healthier teeth with a healthy diet

A healthy diet loaded with whole plant foods will prevent or reverse diabetes and heart disease. It prevents obesity and dramatically reduces your risk of many different kinds of cancers. (More on how we eat and why.) However, it can … Continue reading

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You’ve-Got-to-Be-Kidding-Me Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes

Easter morning, we made carrot pancakes from a recipe on Smitten Kitchen. My goal is always to maximize nutrition while keeping taste, cost, and convenience in the equation. The recipe looked like a solid starting point, and I mentally changed … Continue reading

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Calories: How to Care without Counting

For better or for worse, your weight depends on the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you burn. That’s it. The math is surprisingly simple and surprisingly constant, regardless of your genes. (It is, however, largely … Continue reading

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Homemade breakfast muesli: Frugal, too?

A couple days of the week, we eat homemade muesli for breakfast. We eat it even more frequently in the summer, when a hot bowl of oatmeal is less enticing. Ideally, we use fresh fruit cut up in our muesli … Continue reading

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Homemade Whole Wheat Tortilla Recipe

Two years ago, my life changed for the better. New neighbors moved in next door, we invited them over for dinner, and it was disastrous. My husband was stuck at the hospital and never came home. He was supposed to … Continue reading

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Stocking a Pantry to Save Time, Money, and Your Health – Part 3

In Part 1, I discussed why stocking your pantry with healthy staples is a great way to go, and what staples I stock myself. In Part 2, I wrote about how to shop for the staples to maximize your money … Continue reading

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