Tagged: smart-shopping

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A Beginner’s Guide to Freekeh

Recently while shopping at one of my local CoOps, I was wandering the bulk aisle bin and came across something new… Freekeh. I had no idea what it was, just that it was a grain. It looked interesting though, so...

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Grocery Shopping 101: Eggs

I’ve been working on some new stuff for my Smart Shopping courses, and since Easter is around the corner, I thought I would take a closer look at eggs, and see if I can’t help make sense of all the label...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Asparagus

Since moving to WA, I’ve seen asparagus available almost year round, but really, we’re just getting in to fresh asparagus season, so I thought I would share some tips on selection through cooking. Asparagus is imported almost year round, the...

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Radio Archive: Shopping for Chocolate Podcast

As a followup to show I did for The Wake Up Call, I added a podcast on Shopping for Chocolate. A quality chocolate bar really only needs about four ingredients, here I talk about what they are and some of the...

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Nutrition For Skin Care

What you eat can have a big impact on your skin, various nutrients can help combat a variety of skin ailments; from acne to age spots, dry skin to fine lines and wrinkles. As a bonus, many of these nutrients will...

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Reduce Your Blood Pressure With Blueberries

Blueberries have long been touted as a superfood because they’re loaded with antioxidants, phytonutrients, low in calories, and high in water and fiber to help control blood sugar and keep you full longer. Now they can add one more notch...

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The Great Salt Debate

You would think by now that those in the know would come to a consensus on certain things by now, like just how much salt we should be eating, right? But no, the decades old debate seems to be going...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Flaxseed

You’ve no doubt heard of flaxseed. In recent years it’s found it’s way in to all kinds of foods; crackers, breads, frozen waffles, oatmeal and more. The Flax Council estimated about 300 was added or used in about 300 new...

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Picking Olive Oil

Because of it’s unsaturated and packed with polyphenols, olive oil has been shown to protect the heart and can even turn off bad genes that increase risk for atherosclerosis (blockage of arteries). But with hundreds of brands and varieties to...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Saturated Fats

A while back I posted an Introduction to Fat and decided that there was enough important information to pass along that I would do a short series on the different fats and how to make some healthy choices when it...