Food For Thought

The Official Healthy Food Now Blog

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Use Reflection & Revision to Help You Stick to a Healthy Diet

Coach Caroline, 09/23/2016

If you’re like most would-be healthy eaters, you’ve probably tried nutrient-dense diets in fits and starts. Instead of shrugging off bad eating habits, I advocate a learn-from-your-mistakes approach...

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5 Tips for How to Eat Healthy at Chipotle

Kate Glover, 09/13/2016

While it’s always healthier to avoid processed food and go for meals made with fresh ingredients, you still need to be aware of what you’re eating. Just because your meal might seem healthy, it doesn’t mean it actually is.

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Your Guide to Creating and Sticking to a Healthy Grocery List

Ben Ballance , 09/07/2016

Going to the grocery store can be a challenge—there are so many choices, both unhealthy and not, that it's easy to get flustered and buy the wrong thing. It's important to make your trips to the grocery store as efficient and successful as possible.

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What Went Wrong? Diagnosing and Treating Dietary Disasters

Coach Caroline, 08/30/2016

When you’re fully committed to sticking to your healthy rules, and when you follow through no matter what, you start to build discipline. Soon, choosing fruits and veggies over steak and potatoes becomes much easier.

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National Potato Day

Kayla Sheely , 08/19/2016

Oh the beloved potato. We have a special place in our hearts for them. But instead of binging on french fries, there are many other healthy ways to enjoy this popular vegetable...

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Food Cures All Woes

Kate Glover, 08/17/2016

Some people, when they’ve been through serious trauma, are so traumatized that their system can’t handle it. They might develop autoimmune disorders or food sensitivities. And that’s what happened to Robin.

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A 5 Day Plan To Reboot Your Healthy Lifestyle

Ben Ballance, 08/15/2016

While it's nice to appreciate regaining a lot of your time during the back-to-school period, it's an ideal moment to focus on establishing habits to help you get on track with your healthy lifestyle goals for the year.

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Celebrate National Peach Month with This Delicious Green Smoothie

Kayla Sheely , 08/12/2016

There is just something about biting into a fresh, juicy peach on a hot day. And August is National Peach Month! You can toss some on a salad or make salsa, cobbler, and jam. You could also use peaches in a green smoothie!

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Use Your Fingers to Help You Stick with a Healthy Diet

Coach Caroline, 08/11/2016

Y’all, I’m not kidding here. If you employ the five fingers strategy every time you are about to step off of your healthy food plan, you will, over time, find it easier to say no to comfort food and yes to steamed veggies.

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Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch

Kate Glover, 08/08/2016

A day dedicated to zucchini--what could be better? This garden-fresh summer squash grows like crazy, is low in calories, tastes delicious, and is good for you.

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