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Diabetes Quick Fix: Scaloppine al Marsala (Veal Marsala) with Penne alla Siciliana (Sicilian Penne Pasta)

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Succulent veal with a sweet Marsala wine sauce and pasta brings a touch of Sicily to your table. Marsala wine is a sweet fortified wine that is produced in Sicily by families who have owned their vineyards for many generations.

Helpful Hints:

-- Sherry can be used instead of Marsala.

-- Boneless skinless chicken breasts can be substituted for...Read more

Should you avoid asparagus? Maybe not

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Are you eschewing asparagus because of recent headlines suggesting that it raises your cancer risk?

Some recent research suggested that foods which contain high levels of asparagine, an amino acid, may be associated with the spread of breast cancer, as USA Today reported.

A study of lab mice found cutting levels of asparagine "dramatically" ...Read more

Skipping breakfast is not a good idea in the long run, study finds

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Although there have been countless opinions over the years about the importance of breakfast, researchers studying how it affects overall health are now saying that your mother was right when she told you it's the most important meal of the day.

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows a correlation between ...Read more

For a nutritious breakfast, think pizza. No, really.

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You know that pepperoni pie you tucked into last night but would feel far too guilty to eat for breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Get over it and chow down. In a boon to college students and hungover people everywhere, some nutrition experts are now saying that pizza is actually healthier for you for breakfast than that box of ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Mock Hungarian Goulash with Caraway Noodles

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Succulent beef cooked in a tomato sauce flavored with onion, green pepper and paprika is the basis for Hungarian Goulash. Here's a quick version.

The secret to a good Hungarian Goulash is good Hungarian paprika. Paprika is the Hungarian name for both sweet pepper and the powder made from it. Ordinary paprika comes in varying degrees of flavor -...Read more

Quinoa kale salad keeps healthful eating resolutions on track

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If you're looking for something to help you keep your new year's resolution to eat healthier, a kale salad is a good option.

The sturdy green contains vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium and iron.

But there's also another reason to sing kale's praises: You can go ahead and dress The Kansas City Star's Quinoa Kale Salad With Raisins and ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Pistachio-Crusted Chicken and Broccoli Farfalle

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These chicken breasts get a nice crunch when coated with chopped pistachio nuts. Serve with Broccoli Farfalle. Farfalle is a bow-tie-shaped pasta. Cooking broccoli florets with the pasta saves a step.

Helpful Hints:

-- Walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts can be substituted for pistachio nuts.

-- Use broccoli florets. Cut them in half if large. ...Read more

5 ways to realistically change your poor eating habits

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Many people consider a new relationship with food in the new year.

But beginning an Instagram-popular diet like Whole 30, or trying to reduce your sugar intake, often seems intimidating with all it requires. Reading and listing all those ingredients. Dedicating time at the grocery store. Cooking regularly.

Last week, U.S. News & World Report ...Read more

Which foods can help you fight the flu?

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The flu has hit hard this year with a particularly nasty strain of the virus that has slammed into California without mercy. As the Los Angeles Times reports, no less than 27 people younger than 65 have died of the flu in the state since October. That's compared with just three during the same time period last year. What can you to protect ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Ham and Lentil Soup with Garlic Toast

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This thick and hearty soup made with lentils, ham and tomatoes takes only 30 minutes to make. It's a whole meal in one bowl. Soups and casseroles are great family fare, but usually take too long to make for a midweek meal. This quick meal fits the bill.

Helpful Hints:

-- Canned whole tomatoes can be used instead of diced.

-- Diced fresh ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Honey Mustard Crusted Steak with Garlic Rosemary Beans

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Honey mustard and cumin create a tangy topping for grass-fed strip steak. Garlic and rosemary flavored cannellini beans complete this dinner that is quick enough for a midweek dinner and special enough to serve for the holiday season.

Helpful Hints:

-- If grass-fed strip steak is not available, use 1/2-pound beef tenderloin.

-- Honey mustard ...Read more

Pregnant women who drink soda could cause health problems for child, study says

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While it is already common knowledge that pregnant women should not drink alcohol while pregnant, new research suggests that drinking soda or pop could also cause health problems for the child later in life.

The study conducted through Harvard Medical School found that expectant mothers who drink an average of two sugary drinks a day are 63 ...Read more

Diabetes Quick Fix: Indian-Spiced Chicken with Cumin-Scented Rice and Spinach

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Tandoori chicken, with its delicate blend of spices and intriguing aroma, is one of my favorite Indian dishes. One characteristic of the dish is it is cooked in a special tandoor oven in most restaurants. Another important characteristic is the ginger, garlic, coriander and cayenne yogurt sauce that it is cooked in. For this dinner, I have ...Read more

What is this CICO diet, and is it really as bad as people are claiming?

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As the new year creeps closer and closer, people are sure to begin tossing around ideas for their New Year's resolution.

And, as always, weight loss, healthy eating and more time spent exercising are sure to become topics of conversation. And, as expected, a trendy diet has already started to make its way across the internet, and it seems easy ...Read more

 

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