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Healthy Eats and Repeat

Highlighting Food, Recipes, and Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle
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Savory Spice: Ginger

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Ginger ale. Gingerbread. Ginger tea. Have you guessed the topic of this post yet? Knobby and finger-like, fresh ginger, or ginger root, is a flavorful addition to cooking and beverages. It can be used in a variety of different recipes. Ginger in stir-fry is one of my favorite ways to use it.  Such a light, fresh taste. Nutrition A teaspoon of f...

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Little Grains: Brown Rice

While very mild in flavor, rice is one of my favorite grains. It makes a great base for stir-fries, adds bulk to soup, and takes on fun flavors with any seasoning you add. (I sometimes mix peanut butter into cooked rice for a quick side dish.) Nutrition A 1/4 cup of dry brown rice (which cooks up to around 3/4 cup) contains around 170 calories, 35g car...

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Sweet Spice: Cinnamon

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In winter, I notice the smells of cinnamon: hot chocolate, spiced sweet potatoes and winter squash, apple and pumpkin pies, cinnamon rolls, gingerbread, chai tea, and more. As a major staple to an herb and spice collection, let's talk about this sweet spice. Nutrition Spices, including cinnamon, contain insignificant amounts of fat, carbohydrates, or protein for the sma...

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Shopping for a Bagel

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Bagels are one of my favorite bread-style foods. I enjoy their chewiness, which is different from the easy bite of a slice of sandwich bread. With many flavors and just as many topping and filling options, bagels are a versatile food for meals and snacks across the day. All those options also make bagels worth a nutrition discussion. Nutrition An avera...

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Applesauce: Make it, Bake it, Eat it

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I remember applesauce and cinnamon as an end to many childhood meals and in my lunchbox for school. As an adult, I find it a quick-to-eat fruit and tend to cook more with applesauce. (Enjoy the brownie recipe with applesauce at the end of this post.) Nutrition A half cup of unsweetened applesauce contains around 50 calories, 15g carbohydrates, and 1g f...

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Chili Powder

Coloring with Chili Powder

I noticed a while back that my bottle of chili powder had an ingredient list. I never thought about chili powder being a blend of spices, but there it was for me to read. Many commercial blends of chili powder contain ground dry chiles, salt, garlic, and other spices like paprika, cumin, cayenne, oregano, etc. Nutrition Spices contain insignificant amo...

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Tummies Full of Peaches

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Having had my share of bad peaches, I really enjoy savoring the sweet flavor of a wonderfully ripe peach. My luck these last few years has been great peaches from roadside stands and farmers markets. And if you do not enjoy the fuzzy skin, there are other ways you can enjoy a peach. Nutrition One medium peach contains around 60 calories, 15g carbohydrates, an...

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