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Eating Heart-Smart Foods

Eating Heart-Smart Foods

I eat out quite a bit because I travel for my job. I'm suppose to watch my diet because I'm at risk for heart disease. What can I do?

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Chill Out This Winter

Chill Out This Winter

Check you refrigerator and freezer thermometers regularly so that you know they are doing their job: keeping your food safe!

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Safe Ways To Thaw Meat

Safe Ways To Thaw Meat

I know that most frozen meat thaws overnight in the refrigerator, but sometimes I forget to thaw the meat for dinner. What are safe ways to thaw food?

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The Importance of Fiber

The Importance of Fiber

Why is fiber so important? How much do adults and kids need?

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Too Much Screen Time?

Too Much Screen Time?

Winter is here, and the cold weather often keeps us indoors. We may prefer to stay warm and cozy in front of a TV or computer with some snack foods. Watching TV and using a computer are ways to be entertained, learn new things and communicate. However, too much “screen time” is linked with weight gain.

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Replacing Packaged Side Dishes

Replacing Packaged Side Dishes

I use a lot of packaged foods such as rice or pasta mixes when serving my family dinner. I've heard they're often high in sodium. What could I use in place of these packaged side dishes that still have flavor and are not time-consuming to prepare?

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Slow Cooking Adds Up To Quick Meals

Slow Cooking Adds Up To Quick Meals

Whether you are cooking for yourself or a family, slow cookers can make food preparation easier with one-step cooking. You can place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.

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Converting Recipes To Slow Cooker Recipes

Converting Recipes To Slow Cooker Recipes

I have some recipes I'd like to convert to slow cooker recipes. Do you have any tips?

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How To Store And Reheat Leftover Chili

How To Store And Reheat Leftover Chili

I sometimes make a large pot of chili to use during the week. How should I store and reheat the leftovers?

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Breakfast Is Important To Everyone

Breakfast Is Important To Everyone

We all “fast” for seven or more hours at night when we sleep. If you feel a little sluggish when you miss your morning meal, you have a good reason. You’re running your “engine” on empty. Eating breakfast restores your body’s supply of blood glucose, the brain’s main fuel source.

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