Category Archives: Good Health Tips

Breakfast on the Go out of Your Kitchen

If you are like me, I like to get up early in the morning and do the things that I need to do and get out of the house as quickly as possible. Breakfast is important to me so I do want to make sure that I eat a good healthy breakfast before I leave. I have been seeing a nutritionist for the last 4 years and I try to follow the course that she has set me on. I have found out that most breakfasts are eaten on the go by a good portion of our population. Yes, it…

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After School Snacks That You Can Produce in Your Own Kitchen

I remember it like it was yesterday with how hungry I was when I got home from school. I find it the same now when I have gone through my day with meeting with clients or meetings with our staff or our vendors. I think it’s the main reason why we have a working kitchen in our showroom at Wood Palace. When we use our brain more in the course of the day, we seem to be much more hungry. Our children are no different since it is their brains that are being tested everyday in school. Unfortunately the first…

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Eating What’s in Season is Healthier and Tastier

What did people do before the invention of refrigeration?  Before preservatives?  They ate what was locally grown,  in-season!  There was no way around that. It’s tough in New England with such a short growing season.  That’s why I love to take advantage of the bounty of fruits and vegetables that are available in July and August.  There is nothing like eating corn within hours of being picked!  Having grown up with it,  I really can’t eat corn that was picked so long ago that it’s starchy tasting. I went blueberry picking with my grandchildren recently.  Those berries were so sweet…

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Get Healthier Eggs at a Local Farm Stand

I really enjoy reading Nicole Cormier’s blog because I always find great tips for healthy eating.  I prefer to eat as fresh and natural a diet as possible.  She recently posted information from a study done by Mother Earth News about the difference in nutrition between the eggs from a “pastured” chicken and the eggs you find in most supermarkets. Here are the study results as reported in Mother Earth News: The results from Mother Earth News’ latest round of pastured egg  nutrient tests are beginning to come in. So far, pastured egg producers are  kicking the commercial industry’s butt —…

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Supporting Local, Organic Farms

My favorite nutritionist,  Nicole Cormier,  just took a trip across the country to visit organic farms with her significant other.  They are creating a documentary about their adventure.  They are looking for funding of their project on Kickstarter.com.  You can go there and see a short clip.  Here’s a summary of their project. 24 states. 24 farms. 50 hours of footage/interviews.Organic Farms Are Everywhere! In February 2012,  Nicole Cormier, Registered Dietitian and Jim Lough,  Organic Farmer, both from Massachusetts,  embarked on a coast-to-coast road trip,  stopping at one  organic farm in every state along the route.  Each visit was documented …

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Snow Shoveling Tips to Save your Back

The little snow flurry we had this morning got me to thinking how much I hate shoveling, and how it hurts my back.  So I decided to research some tips for shoveling that might be easier on the back.  I found this article in the Huff Post Healthy Living and thought it was great: 1. Avoid holding your breath Optimize the function of your respiratory system and utilize the more efficient aerobic mechanism for supplying your muscles with energy. In addition, you may get lightheaded or feel a headache coming on if you hold your breath. 2. Bend from your hips…

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A Healthy Meal: Baked Tilapia

When the news broke that Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, her son Bobby had already begun filming his “Not My Mama’s Recipes”  shows.   Bobby is on a quest to duplicate Paula’s tasty recipes,  but with far less fat and calories.  Here’s his 5 star recipe for Baked Tilapia: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers Prep Time:  10 min Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Easy Serves:  4 servings Ingredients Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to…

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