Category Archives for Clean Eating

Eat Five or More Vegetables a Day

     All healthy diets are in agreement that people should eat whole, unprocessed or minimally processed foods. While there are conflicts between various diets about the amount and types of proteins and fats people should eat, they all agree that non-starchy vegetables are extremely important because of the number of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and […]

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Strawberries (and a Recipe, too)

     Strawberries are my favorite fruit. They are also George Mateljan’s favorite fruit.      Who?? George Mateljan, the author of The World’s Healthiest Foods and the website www.whfoods.org, rated strawberries as the most nutrient-rich fruit. In this book he rates 100 commonly eaten whole foods according to how many nutrients each type of […]

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Chocolate Truffles

Any of you who know me well are aware that I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate has many good nutrition properties, including the fact that it is full of antioxidants.  This recipe only has a very small amount of added natural sweetener (maple syrup).  It gets most of its sweetness from dates.  It also includes Maca […]

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Sweet Potatoes, The American Gift to the World

      Sweet potatoes were not known in Europe until 1492 when Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe from his trip to the “New World”, according to George Mateljan. For years I associated eating sweet potatoes almost exclusively with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and a very sugary sweet potato casserole. Then after […]

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Carrot Cake Balls

   In the  fall there are lots of articles, recipes and pictures of sugary treats. It can be hard not to indulge. Try this recipe for a healthy snack that tastes like carrot cake.  This recipe is easy as long as you have a food processor.  For best taste, use whole Medjool dates.     […]

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Purple Cauliflower is Fun!

     Have you seen purple, orange or green cauliflower in your local stores and wondered what they were?   I purchased a purple one this week which was on sale  at my local Kroger.  The taste is the same as the white kind, but it is even more nutritious because it contains the antioxidant […]

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