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Make Your Peanut Butter and Jelly a Healthier Way

Posted on October 6, 2015 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Make Your Peanut Butter and Jelly a Healthier Way


ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rick Sr)



There sure are ways to make yourself or the kids a healthy peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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Body Fat Storage Evolution

Posted on September 17, 2015 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rick Sr)


Body Fat Storage Evolution


Our bodies were made to survive. Our bodies have built-in mechanisms that kick in when danger is upon us and our survival is at stake. A great example is blood clotting. When the skin is punctured, our body automatically sends clotting agents to the site of injury. The agents slow, or ...

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Calories--Your Body's Energy Source

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rich Jr)


Calories--Your Body's Energy Source

One of the first things people may hear when they are trying to lose weight is that they should monitor their caloric intake. What does this mean exactly? First, calories are energy that our bodies need to operate. We get our energy, or calories, fro...

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The Squash Game I Played with the Kids

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contirbutor (Rick Sr)


The Squash Game I Played with the Kids


I was surprised when the server pointed to the list of sides at the bottom of the menu page. “Spaghetti Squash”. First of all, many are not familiar with this most unique member of the squash family. Those that are familiar don’t want to deal with the trouble to prepare it. For me, it was a must. ...

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Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio

Posted on August 9, 2015 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rich Jr)


Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio


The video link below is on the Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio.


Omega 6 to 3 ratio is sometimes difficult to understand, but having the right ratio can be beneficial to the body.  Too much Omega 6 fatty acids can create a state of inflammation in the body.


https://youtu.be/_bIM87fQcmU


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Iron Deficiency and Sources of Foods that Can Increase Iron Intake

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rick Sr)

 

Iron Deficiency and Sources of Foods that Can Increase Iron Intake

 

Attached is a link to an article on iron-deficiency (anemia) and it states the symptoms. If you think you are affected by this, see your doc. He or she will check your medical history and run tests—most likely.

 

You can boost your iron levels with dark green veggies (the leafy sort), red meat (especially liver),...

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Zucchini Recipe

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rick Sr)


Zucchini Recipe


I knew right away, what I was going to do with this yellow zucchini that the neighbor just picked from her garden —the color most likely a result of a pollination problem (That’s another blog).


I will sauté a pan with fresh garlic, onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes. I will cut the regular size mushrooms in half ...

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Caution: juice 'drinks' and 'cocktails'!

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contirbutor (Rick Sr)


Caution: juice ‘drinks’ and ‘cocktails’!

A...

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Recipe to Get More Greens on Your Plate

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink Contributor (RIch Jr)


For Those of you that are trying to find ways to incorporate more greens into your diet, this may be the way to go.  Somtimes I find it hard to get the most out of eating greens while actually having a great taste to follow along.  Here is a simple recipe I use to flavor up my spinach and green beans so that there is a reason to keep coming back.


1 tsp olive oil

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All Aboard for a Healthier Recipe to get the Young Ones Eating their Veggies

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com Contributor (Rick Sr)

 

All Aboard for a Healthier Recipe to get the Young Ones Eating their Veggies

 

In junior high the school cafeteria offered a dish they called ‘gravy train’. It was simply ground beef over an ice-cream scoop of whipped potatoes topped with a rich brown gravy. That dish and the English muffin pizzas were the only two items students went back for seconds. The cafeteria was packed with kids; thei...

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Salt and Sugar: Cutting it Back Without Cutting it Out

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com contributor (Rick Sr)


Salt and Sugar: Cutting it Back Without Cutting it Out.


I think food is either too salty or too sweet. We don’t have a salt shaker at the house. The only white sugar found in our home is the sugar they snuck into the prepared foods we buy. When eating like this, it becomes easy to spot sugar where it does not belong while dining out. Food usually tastes too salty at restaur...

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What Fish is a Good Choice

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com contributor (Rick Sr)

What Fish is a Good Choice


Fish seems to be recommended by everyone. Which ones should I eat? Here are a few quick tips for choosing fish to eat.


The colder the water and farther away from areas prone to man-made pollution and sea traffic is a safe and common sense choice. Alaskan salmon is a perfect example.


Buy from the fisherman, not the farmer. Consum...

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A few tips about cooking oils

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com contributor (Rick Sr)


A few tips about cooking oils


Here are a few guidelines that my family and I live by.


Choose oils that come from plants before you choose animal fats.


It has been said many times—if the fat does not liquefy at room temperature, it is probably not the best choice.


Hydrogenating is a process to keep oils from going...

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Simple First Line Tricks to Eating Healthy and Eventually Losing Weight

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

ClickToThink.com contributor (Rich Jr)


Simple First Line Tricks to Eating Healthy and Eventually Losing Weight


Some of the tricks that are more valued when trying to lose weight may be more simplistic than most people think. Of course, losing weight does have to do with cutting calories and working out (this is because you need to burn more than you put in, but this is a topic for another time); however, are most ...

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