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Monday Swap #6: Baked Apples

Baked Apples for Apple Pie Fall is here in all its glory, and one of the best things about it is the fabulous selection of apples at the market. They are fresh, smell fantastic, taste terrific, and are so good for us. Full of nutrients, especially quercitin, which helps keep our bronchial passages healthy. While […]

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Monday Swap #5: Veggie Ground “Beef”

If you’ve never tried substituting veggie crumbles for ground beef, or haven’t had success, read on. When you make a few adjustments to the recipe, you really can’t tell the difference. And you can save yourself from a ton of saturated fat and cholesterol while enjoying some foods you thought may have been off limits. […]

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Monday Swap #4: Lollipops for chocolate

In the Halloween spirit, we’ll do a candy swap this week. If you want to minimize the damage done by all the Halloween candy, swap lollipops for chocolate. While they are both sugar bombs, the lollipop takes longer to eat and has fewer calories. Yes, I know, dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. And that […]

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Monday Swap it Up #3

Okay, let me just say don’t say no until you read the whole post. Swap #3: steel cut oats for cold cereal or instant oatmeal I know, you are thinking you don’t have all morning to stir oatmeal on the stove. Neither do I. Here’s a way to get all the whole-grain goodness of steel […]

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Monday Swap it Up #2

Well, here it is, we’ve got ourselves a weekly thing. Here’s Swap Number Two: Add beans to your salad instead of chicken. I don’t know about you, but if I see one more skinless, boneless chicken breast I just might lose it. Both chicken and beans provides protein, B vitamins and iron, but beans add […]

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Monday Swap it Up #1

A friend who is very smart said to me the other day: “If you did a weekly switch this for a healthier that type of post, I’d be all over it.” So the Monday Swap it Up was born – although it was hoping for a jazzier name. We’ll start with the one you hear […]

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