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Chia seeds make eating healthy a crunchy delight

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I have a love/hate relationship with breakfast. Besides being allergic to everything most people eat for breakfast, it's just not my meal.

Dinner is my favorite meal. I absolutely love to eat, but I'm not a morning person and rarely do I rise with enough time to really cook or leisurely eat. I can hear my Gigi saying, "Breakfast is the most ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Texas Tuna Burger and Jalapeno Coleslaw

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Fresh tuna seasoned with sweet pickle relish and scallions creates a tasty burger. Texans use peppers to add flavor to many of their dishes without too much heat. I have used hot pepper sauce in the burgers and jalapeno pepper in the coleslaw.

Serve the coleslaw on the side or spoon some on top of the tuna burger.

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-- Any type ...Read more

Need help cooking your low-sodium diet? A new book simplifies the effort.

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The patient in the hospital bed had just had a quadruple bypass when the doctor gave him the news:

"You have to restrict your sodium."

Christopher Lower was nearby, recovering from a heart transplant, when he heard his roommate try to order a meal.

Oatmeal was the only option that met the sodium requirements, and the roommate began to cry.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Chicken Pizzaioli with Fennel and Bean Salad

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Chicken in a spicy tomato sauce is a dish that is a family pleaser. The salad is made with fennel. It has a large, pale green bulbous base with darker green stems and bright green feathery leaves. It's sometimes labeled anise in the market. Both the base and stems can be eaten raw or cooked. It has a very mild, sweet, licorice flavor. The fennel...Read more

Worried about school's start? Try these foods to curb anxiety, tap your inner dosha

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For students of any age, there are more distractions today than ever before, and finding stability in the chaos is difficult. Between sports, studying, moving to a new city for college and meeting new friends, it can be easy to throw healthy eating habits out the window.

It is no secret that munching on sugar-laden treats or deep-fried potatoes...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Tabbouleh with Toasted Walnut Couscous

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Fresh mint, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice brighten this Middle Eastern dish. Bulgur wheat adds an earthy flavor and is made from wheat kernels by steaming, drying and crushing them. One secret to a flavorful tabbouleh is to crush the scallions and wheat together so that the juices from the scallions penetrate the wheat.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Salmon, Quinoa and Corn Salad

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Salmon, corn and quinoa are typical Chilean ingredients. Here they are combined to make a quick salad supper.

Quinoa is an ancient grain that is indigenous to the Andes Mountains in South America. It's considered a super crop because it contains more protein than any other grain and is a good source of fiber. It can be cooked like rice.

Using ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Pistachio-Crusted Beef and Vegetable Kabobs

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Pistachios and hot pepper jelly coat juicy beef cubes for this spicy, crunchy barbecue dinner. To make this a quick and easy dinner, ask the butcher to cut the beef into cubes for kabobs. Mushrooms, red bell pepper and corn on the cob complete the meal.

Helpful Hints:

-- Green or yellow bell pepper can be used instead of red bell pepper.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple Salad

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Chicken with a pineapple-laced barbecue sauce served with a tropical salad are an attractive combination in this easy-to-serve dinner.

A barbecue sauce that contains sugar can burn and blacken the food. The secret is to use the sauce as a glaze, painting the food during the last few minutes of cooking.

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-- Fresh pineapple cubes ...Read more


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