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Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2

Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2 | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
How do you eat a nutritious diet while keeping your grocery budget low? The good news is that some of the cheapest foods from your supermarket are also among the healthiest.

Via Ellen Diane
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This article caught my attention because it offered cheap, nutritious food, which is exactly what I'm looking for when I start living on my own. It gave options for healthy breakfast grains and proteins, and also listed some healthy foods that could be used for lunch like pita bread.

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Jackie Hall's comment, April 9, 2013 8:37 AM
You're very welcome :) This knowledge can help a lot of people :) YOu have a super day too!
Ellen Diane's comment, April 9, 2013 8:39 AM
I am a fitness trainer w/severe knee pain- trying to stay away from my recumbent bike- mebbe will just do a few miles&lift light- did you know that nutrition has surpassed fitness in importance? they used to be 50-50. Exercise is now considered queen to nutrition as king:(:) I believe in the old school 50-50:)
Jackie Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:42 AM

So many people say they can't eat healthy because it's too expensive...Well here you are.  If you really want to eat healthier, you don't have this excuse any longer!  In addition, try shopping at the discount grocery stores. 

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Mixing Up Your Fitness Routine: Why And How To Combine Cardio, Strength and Flexibility

Mixing Up Your Fitness Routine: Why And How To Combine Cardio, Strength and Flexibility | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Learn how to mix up your fitness routine by combining cardio, strength and stretching.

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Combining cardio, strength, and flexibility into your schedule will maximize your results as well as decrease your risk of injury. Our bodies were designed to move and the health benefits prove it. Once you build that lean muscle on your body your metabolism can increase to burn up to 400 calories a day more. Stretching is not only is this a great stress reducer but also muscle soreness can be diminished while the recovery phase of the work-out is enhanced.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:40 AM

nice job- however-it only takes 20 minutes to get a cardio workout in- 8 to get yr heart rate up and twelve after that-  cool down after:) I do not believe in 10 minute workouts unless you do 2-   workout 3-5 x per week to benefit from fitness.

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Nutrition for Maximizing Brain & Heart Health Monday at Woodmont Country Club - The Georgetown Dish

Nutrition for Maximizing Brain & Heart Health Monday at Woodmont Country Club - The Georgetown Dish | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Nutrition for Maximizing Brain & Heart Health Monday at Woodmont Country Club
The Georgetown Dish
Most people know that nutrition is crucial for heart health, even if the specifics are sometimes a bit confusing.
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I learned that research confirms brain and heart health benefit from similar foods, nutrients, and behaviors. What people eat can effect their brain, memory, and mental function.

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The Nutrition Edition: Because You Are What You Eat - Daily Nexus - Daily Nexus

The Nutrition Edition: Because You Are What You Eat - Daily Nexus - Daily Nexus | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
The Nutrition Edition: Because You Are What You Eat - Daily Nexus
Daily Nexus
There is no such thing as a bad fruit. Bananas are fabulous!
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Fad-diets only work in short term situations, the best option is to eat healthfully and balanced for your lifetime so that you don’t have to diet ever again. I don't want to lose weight then regain it, I want to remain healthy my whole life.

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9 Extraordinary Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

9 Extraordinary Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
By Jancee Dunn A little self-criticism is a good thing: It can be a reality check that spurs you to be a better person.

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I am my own worst critic, but I've noticed being too harsh on myself makes me more stressed and negative. I believe in the power of positive thinking, and when my attention is on the positive side of things I generally react better to difficulties and problems I face. I'm not going to start naming imaginary aspects of my personality like characters, but I am working on embracing my imperfections and narrowing my negative thoughts.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:45 AM

Valuable read

Calahan Knapp's comment, April 9, 2013 1:26 PM
I am my own worst critic, but I've noticed being too harsh on myself makes me more stressed and negative. I believe in the power of positive thinking, and when my attention is on the positive side of things I generally react better to difficulties and problems I face. I'm not going to start naming imaginary aspects of my personality like characters, but I am working on embracing my imperfections and narrowing my negative thoughts.
Ellen Diane's comment, April 9, 2013 1:36 PM
brilliant. It is so difficult to quiet those voices. They come to me before I teach one mof my fitness classes...I do not normally hear voices:) I don't know why so many of us are our worst enemies. I sabotage myself in many ways- My dad tells me to look in the mirror and say "love myself" every morning. A dear friend said it is more important to LIKE who we are- Here's one-there is personality and there is character. I've got the personality- but honouring my character, the core of me...is very difficult. thanks for sharing Calahan
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10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Workouts

10 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Workouts | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Kick these 10 bad-training habits and start building muscle fast.

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A lot more factors affect workouts than just working hard and consistent. People don't approach working out with the right mindset; if it were viewed as nourishment instead of punishment people would be more apt to pursue a fit lifestyle and wouldn't see it as a task. This article also takes into account peoples nutrition, sleep schedule, and other factors that affect fitness indirectly. The actual working out is only half of what people really need, extra effort towards pushing yourself and monitoring your progress goes a long way.

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, April 8, 2013 12:16 PM

40% of the workout is in your mind

Calahan Knapp's comment, April 8, 2013 1:23 PM
A lot more factors affect workouts than just working hard and consistent. People don't approach working out with the right mindset; if it were viewed as nourishment instead of punishment people would be more apt to pursue a fit lifestyle and wouldn't see it as a task. This article also takes into account peoples nutrition, sleep schedule, and other factors that affect fitness indirectly. The actual working out is only half of what people really need, extra effort towards pushing yourself and monitoring your progress goes a long way.
Ellen Diane's comment, April 8, 2013 3:17 PM
I have the opposite problem tho you are right on- I work out too much and my body is beaten up- It is part age&overuse syndrome. I change up my workouts- too me- a day with out a workout isn't a day at all. . .
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Healthy Food Shopping

Healthy Food Shopping | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
What you put in the grocery cart can affect your child's health and attitude toward nutritious food.
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To make a healthy diet for my CE project I learned I want to focus my meals on nutritious foods like fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, lean meats and poultry, fresh fish, whole grains, and low-fat diary products. The video taught me how to read nutrition facts, and generally foods labeled with less than 5% daily value are considered low and over 20% DV are considered high (in their corresponding ingredient category like fat, sodium, ect). The article also taught me the healthier foods such as produce, dairy products, and fresh meat and fish are usually on the outer isles of the grocery store.

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Calahan Knapp's comment, March 28, 2013 1:22 PM
To make a healthy diet for my CE project I learned I want to focus my meals on nutritious foods like fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, lean meats and poultry, fresh fish, whole grains, and low-fat diary products. The video taught me how to read nutrition facts, and generally foods labeled with less than 5% daily value are considered low and over 20% DV are considered high (in their corresponding ingredient category like fat, sodium, ect). The article also taught me the healthier foods such as produce, dairy products, and fresh meat and fish are usually on the outer isles of the grocery store.
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Enforce Kitchen Hygiene, Before You Get Food Poisoning

Enforce Kitchen Hygiene, Before You Get Food Poisoning | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Nothing is more important for a food provider than kitchen hygiene. There are several solutions available.
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It's important to have a clean cooking station, and sanitary food which is stored properly in order to prepare it the best. Things like shopping carts, public door handles, and restaurant menus collect high levels of bacteria. It's important to recognize basic fundamentals before attempting to cook.
Maintaining a sanitary kitchen environment and cleaning food properly reduces risk of illness. People, animals, and surroundings contain lots of bacteria which is easily transported to the body via food, but it's easy to follow protocol and stay healthy.
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Calahan Knapp's comment, March 27, 2013 1:21 PM
It's important to have a clean cooking station, and sanitary food which is stored properly in order to prepare it the best. Things like shopping carts, public door handles, and restaurant menus collect high levels of bacteria. It's important to recognize basic fundamentals before attempting to cook.
Calahan Knapp's comment, March 28, 2013 1:17 PM
Maintaining a sanitary kitchen environment and cleaning food properly reduces risk of illness. People, animals, and surroundings contain lots of bacteria which is easily transported to the body via food, but it's easy to follow protocol and stay healthy.
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SPIN Farming – local and healthy food production - Williams Lake - Welcome to Williams Lake

SPIN Farming – local and healthy food production - Williams Lake - Welcome to Williams Lake | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
SPIN Farming – local and healthy food production - Williams Lake Welcome to Williams Lake Additionally, if operated in urban settings, it beautifies vacant lots, underutilized or unmaintained lawns, and other downtown areas that benefit from...
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A SPIN farmer is an akronym for for s-mall p-lot in-tensive farming. This allows people to grow fresh, wholesome food in the most urban of areas. This isn't a great idea to feed the entire planet but is great for small communities and local farm groups. I wish I knew how to do this so I could grow my own produce and know exactly what was put into it so I can feel good about it going into my body. I wouldn't need as many preservatives or pestacides as global-wide food engineering operations.

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In search of healthy food - Minnesota Daily

In search of healthy food
Minnesota Daily
Healthy food options aren't always accessible in the University of Minnesota community.
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Although I'm not going to the University of Minnesota, I will be living on my own in college and have to consider how I'm going to eat healthy without having the luxory of my house/parents doing the majority of food shopping/cooking. I think downtown Seattle will have more options than Minneapolis, but this article at least warns me of a possible challenge in the future.

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Get Sweetener Savvy: The Need-to-Know Facts

Get Sweetener Savvy: The Need-to-Know Facts | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
If you're making the switch from table sugar to a low-cal artificial sweetener, the bevy of options can be overwhelming and totally misleading. We got the scoop on what's really in those little packets, as well as some common misconceptions.

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This basically taught me that all artificial sugar is not good for my body, and I should limit how much I consume. I think this is valuable information that people don't pay enough attention to!

 

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Ellen Diane's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:36 AM

good story- barley is a good for you sweetener. I rarely use fake sugar but if I do my choice is aspertame -the others wreck my stomach

Calahan Knapp's comment, April 29, 2013 1:03 PM
This basically taught me that all artificial sugar is not good for my body, and I should limit how much I consume. I think this is valuable information that people don't pay enough attention to!
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Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2

Cheap and Healthy: 15 Nutritious Foods for About $2 | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
How do you eat a nutritious diet while keeping your grocery budget low? The good news is that some of the cheapest foods from your supermarket are also among the healthiest.

Via Ellen Diane
Calahan Knapp's insight:

This article caught my attention because it offered cheap, nutritious food, which is exactly what I'm looking for when I start living on my own. It gave options for healthy breakfast grains and proteins, and also listed some healthy foods that could be used for lunch like pita bread.

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Jackie Hall's comment, April 9, 2013 8:37 AM
You're very welcome :) This knowledge can help a lot of people :) YOu have a super day too!
Ellen Diane's comment, April 9, 2013 8:39 AM
I am a fitness trainer w/severe knee pain- trying to stay away from my recumbent bike- mebbe will just do a few miles&lift light- did you know that nutrition has surpassed fitness in importance? they used to be 50-50. Exercise is now considered queen to nutrition as king:(:) I believe in the old school 50-50:)
Jackie Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:42 AM

So many people say they can't eat healthy because it's too expensive...Well here you are.  If you really want to eat healthier, you don't have this excuse any longer!  In addition, try shopping at the discount grocery stores. 

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Foods Nutrition Experts Can't Live Without - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Foods Nutrition Experts Can't Live Without - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Foods Nutrition Experts Can't Live Without
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "I absolutely can't live without low-fat ricotta and Greek yogurt.
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This article focused on healthy foods that nutrition experts like the most and couldn't live without. Healthy breakfast foods are eggs, pink grapefruit, low-fat riccotta or Greek yogurt, and oatmeal. Healthy, filling meals for later in the day are baked potatoes and pastas. Healthy comfort foods are almonds (along with oats and other nuts), broccoli (along with avocado), and turkey jerky. Delicious and healthy CAN go hand in hand, it's very possible.

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Calahan Knapp's comment, March 29, 2013 1:14 PM
This article focused on healthy foods that nutrition experts like the most and couldn't live without. Healthy breakfast foods are eggs, pink grapefruit, low-fat riccotta or Greek yogurt, and oatmeal. Healthy, filling meals for later in the day are baked potatoes and pastas. Healthy comfort foods are almonds (along with oats and other nuts), broccoli (along with avocado), and turkey jerky. Delicious and healthy CAN go hand in hand, it's very possible.
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Runner Recipes: Peanut Butter Pistachio Energy Bites | Official runDisney Blog

Runner Recipes: Peanut Butter Pistachio Energy Bites | Official runDisney Blog | Well balanced living | Scoop.it
Runner Recipes: Peanut Butter Pistachio Energy Bites – Find out more about Disney marathons & running events on the official runDisney blog.
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Pistachios are one of the lowest fat, lowest calorie, and highest fiber of any nut. They have a very high serving size (around 50), and are filling. This is a healthy recipe which appears easy to make, and would go well with my goal to become a better runner. I like foods like this because I won't need to eat a lot to become full and they are healthy for me.

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Calahan Knapp's comment, March 28, 2013 1:26 PM
Pistachios are one of the lowest fat, lowest calorie, and highest fiber of any nut. They have a very high serving size (around 50), and are filling. This is a healthy recipe which appears easy to make, and would go well with my goal to become a better runner. I like foods like this because I won't need to eat a lot to become full and they are healthy for me.