Posts in Education
What does use-by, sell-by or best-if-used-by actually mean?

I pose this question because it inevitably creeps up in my mind when I’m going through my fridge on Friday night, sorting out what's still good. As much as I can, I meal prep. Because it helps me save time and money - blah blah blah - we all know the benefits. Let’s go back to my 2017 New Year’s resolution, where I stated I wanted to reduce my food waste. Now that we are halfway through the year, I’d like to assess where I am at and what I’ve learned.

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Food rules: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

The book is a short read – 139 pages and 64 rules. It doesn’t overwhelm you with facts and thoughts about food. It’s a great introduction to what food is, what it isn’t and what we assume food can be, or has been. It doesn’t dive deep into the science, or make-up of food, but instead helps you avoid foods that have been created by food scientists to push large amounts of salt, sugar and fat into your diet.If you’re looking for an introduction to food and indicators of how to identify good food - without the pressure of calling it - The Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers or JennyCraig – then I’d recommend picking up this short, informative read. Here's what I learned.

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How Do Vegans Get Protein?

Guest Post by Anna WildmanIf you don’t eat meat, where do you get your protein?! It’s a question that every vegan inevitably gets - all the timeThere is actually an abundance of plant-based protein sources. The more common ones include beans, tofu, and nuts, but there are many others that you may not realize are also high in protein. These include broccoli, lentils, rice, potatoes, seeds, spinach, peas, and oatmeal. Ok—so I have all these great choices, but how do I fit them into my meals?

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5 Daily Habits of Healthy People

Guest Post by Nicole Nelson: Do you ever wonder how certain people make “being healthy” look so easy? No, they don’t have any special hidden talents; they simply make their health and well-being a priority. After some reflection, I’ve gathered a list of the top habits that healthy people follow on a daily basis. I invite you to try working these into your own life.

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Kicking Sick with Amy Kurtz

More than half of us in the US are struggling with a chronic medical issue—and too many are young women who should be enjoying their best years. Amy Kurtz gets it. Starting in her mid-teens, she endured two “perfect storms” of illness that progressed into her twenties. It earned her the label “the sick chick”. . .  and the shame, fear, isolation, and frustration that came with it. Find out how Amy's book encouraged me to 'kick sick' and what may help you do the same.

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