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Healthy Cook: Dad’s special dinner, made healthier

Here we go again. It’s Father’s day. A tie he won’t wear? A fishing lure he probably won’t have time to use? A 6-pack of imported beer? Getting something for

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Healthy Cook: What to eat to help that healthy glow

Beauty may be only skin deep, but it might be the skin on a cucumber. For years, women have been putting slices of cold cucumber on their eyes to whisk

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Eating in or dining out: Realistic steps to keep your diet resolution

  Someone long ago said half a loaf is better than none. Half a loaf instead of a whole loaf is better for your waistline. By now, some of us

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Healthy Cook: Smart shopping and preparation means a big feast without the big cost

    Surprise, surprise! Holiday dinner can cost more than Santa can afford. That budget-stretching and belt-loosening feast can make a big dent in holiday cash. With planning and patience,

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Delicious food and the diabetic’s diet

It’s in the Bag Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high glucose levels caused by insufficient production of insulin. That’s a fairly simple definition for a disease that

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Healthy Cook: Made with love

 Classic ‘go-to’ nutrition for the sick “I don’t feel good. I don’t want t-h-a-a-t. Don’t we have something e-l-s-e?” “Wid a cod in de node I can’t taste anyding, anyway.”

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Healthy Cook: After school time (or any time) snack ideas

  “Mom, I’m home and there’s nothing to eat and I’m hungry.” The answer was easy for Eve: “Go pick yourself a piece of fruit . . . but not

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Healthy Cook: How do I eat my protein? Let me count the ways

  “Make sure you get enough protein. Eat your meat. You need a lot of protein,” Mom harped. We do need protein. We need a lot of different nutrients to keep

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Planning your plate for Memorial Day

Memorial Day, May 28, is a time to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. It dates back to just after the civil war. Like Thanksgiving, it’s

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Here’s looking at you, egg

  One of nature’s greatest inventions has to be the egg. Chickens (and chicken farmers) have it down to a science. A hen will lay eggs that won’t produce chicks,