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The Best Real Foods for Runners

The Best Real Foods for Runners | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I’ve been eating a mostly clean diet for several months and have felt considerably better and healthier.  As a distance runner, I have been looking at ways to further clean up my diet and hop...
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Slow cooker Lentil Soup

Slow cooker Lentil Soup | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that I love, love, love my crock pot.  So any meal that has only a couple of real food ingredients that just get dumped in the crock pot is the meal for me!  This morning I spe...
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This is one of the easiest, cheapest, and most delicious meals that I've made.  My family loved it!

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Fighting fatigue with food

Fighting fatigue with food | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Don’t you need to just relax or get more sleep to fight fatigue?  How about taking medication to help you sleep and then to wake you up?  Or maybe a little more caffeine? We all seem to be ti...
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What is the optimum diet?

What is the optimum diet? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I read a lot about various “diets” and find some of the information very interesting while much of it just doesn’t make sense to me.  Some say you should cut out all carbohydrates...
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Reading Nutrition Food Labels

Reading Nutrition Food Labels | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Reading the nutrition facts label on any foods you purchase is important to ensuring that the foods you consume contain the necessary nutrients that your body needs.  But looking at all the numbers...
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Tips for Healthy Eating: 6 Simple Ways to Change Your Habits

Tips for Healthy Eating: 6 Simple Ways to Change Your Habits | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Healthy eating can be easy with a few simple habit changes.  These tips for healthy eating are simple changes can have profound effects on your overall health as well as weight.  Implementing one
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Quick tip: Lowering your cholesterol with food

Quick tip: Lowering your cholesterol with food | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
One very prevalent health problem today is high cholesterol.  I won’t go into all of the science of cholesterol and what causes it in this post; instead, I’ll focus on foods you can eat...
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Recipe of the week: Penne with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes & Spinach

Recipe of the week: Penne with Chicken Sausage, Tomatoes & Spinach | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
This is a delicious dish that is super easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes.  This dish can also be easy made into a vegetarian meal by simply omitting the chicken sausage.  Serves 4. Ingre...
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What’s all this Meatless Monday stuff about?

What’s all this Meatless Monday stuff about? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve heard of Meatless Monday before….there’s been lots of talk about it.  I know you have heard of it if you follow my blog, Facebook or Twitter.  But do you know what it...
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Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

Recipe of the Week: Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
This is a fantastic meal that is easy to start in the crock pot in the morning and have a delicious, healthy meal when you get home.  Your actual hands on time is only about 2 minutes.  And this wi...
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Quinoa and Sauteed Veggies

Quinoa and Sauteed Veggies | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before, but quinoa is one of my favorite foods!  If you missed my post about quinoa and aren’t sure what the heck quinoa is, you can read about it here....
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So long soda

So long soda | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I quit drinking soda about 6 years ago in an effort to get rid of my growing “muffin top”.  Giving up soda was not an easy thing to do but, looking back on it, it was one of the best th...
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Delicious Clean Blueberry Smoothie

Delicious Clean Blueberry Smoothie | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I love starting my day with a smoothie! One of my favorites is a blueberry smoothie made with almond milk. This one only has about 80 calories (made with vanilla almond milk…although I do pre...
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8 Simple Substitutions for Your Health

8 Simple Substitutions for Your Health | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Simple substitutions can have a dramatic effect on your health and diet.  These 8 simple substitutions to eat healthier are easy to implement immediately and get you started on a healthier lifestyl...
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
This is one of the absolute easiest slow cooker meals ever!  I actually did the prep work last night while I was cooking dinner so all I had to do today was turn on the slow cooker.  When I came ho...
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What about water?

What about water? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the importance of drinking water and our need to drink 8 glasses each day.  While water is definitely an essential nutrient that our bodies need, each person may need a differ...
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Real Food Challenge coming in January

Real Food Challenge coming in January | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Will you help us kick off 2013 and participate in our real food challenge?  Like us on Facebook and post a comment that you’re in (or post a comment here).  A challenge group will be set up t...
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Mushroom pasta and roasted vegetables

Mushroom pasta and roasted vegetables | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I don’t really like to spend much time in the kitchen preparing food.  Interesting, since I blog about food and cooking healthy food!  I do like eating it though .  So this is what I came up ...
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Proper portion sizes for healthy living

Proper portion sizes for healthy living | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
        Measuring proper portion sizes is easy

Proper portion sizes are essential to losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight.  But what are proper portion sizes?  Sometimes it can b
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Eat fat and lose weight?

Eat fat and lose weight? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Contrary to what we have been taught to believe, it is beneficial, actually essential, that we have fats in our diet.  But we’ve been led to believe that eating fat will make us fat.  Therefo...
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Thankful for that hour every day

Thankful for that hour every day | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
As we celebrate the week of Thanksgiving, I have paused to think about what I am really thankful for.  My 19 year old daughter came home from college yesterday and we were all able to sit down to o...
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My kitchen gadget wish list

My kitchen gadget wish list | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
I love kitchen gadgets….especially the ones that make my life easier and help with my mission of providing real food to my family.  So as I prepare my wish list of the new gadgets that I woul...
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Which oil should I use?

Which oil should I use? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
Growing up, my mom only cooked with vegetable oil or Crisco shortening.  When I was on my own and began cooking for my family, I quickly realized that I didn’t want to use something like Cris...
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What IS that?

What IS that? | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
As promised, here is my follow-up to my previous post about the negative health risks of drinking soda (here is the link if you missed it http://wp.me/p2G1RO-2R).  This time, we are going to take a...
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Mediterranean Baked Salmon

Mediterranean Baked Salmon | My Real Food Family - Nutrition and Wellness | Scoop.it
This salmon is quick and easy to prepare. Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s a beautiful dish loaded with chunky vegetables! Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray 4 4-oz salmon fillets...
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