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Jello pudding made with unprocessed ingredients is an easy, fast and yummy treat that is the perfect dish to take to cookouts and potlucks. It pleases junk food and healthfood fans alike. People sometimes get a puzzled look on their faces when I suggest jello as a healthy treat for kids. This is understandable, because boxed …

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Who doesn’t love tortilla chips? That enjoyable salty crunch is irresistible especially when paired with a quality salsa for dipping. The problem is that the modern tortilla chip has strayed from its healthy heritage and become more of a junk food than the nourishing, traditional, food it should be. Even the tortilla chips served at …

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When I was a kid, I loved to chew bubble gum. I remember becoming quite proficient at blowing very large bubbles at summer camp one year.  From then on, chewing bubble gum became a favorite childhood pastime of mine. While chewing gum once in awhile is certainly not a cause for concern, chewing gum every single …

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Very exciting news! Yesterday, the News Channel 8 Today Show with anchor Gayle Guyardo, an NBC affiliate station in Tampa, Florida, aired my very first cooking clip. The 5 clips I filmed for the show are airing each weekday – one each day – through Thanksgiving. This “Turkey Tips” series shows simple things you can …

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Do you crave a big bucket of popcorn when you go to the movies?  How about at home when you fire up your DVD player to watch a late night flick with your sweetie? As it turns out, popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks you can eat (far healthier than the much touted edamame) …

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Raw nuts are one food that everyone seems to agree are very healthy to eat! Whether you be a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or someone who eats the standard American diet of burgers and fries, raw nuts are one food that all acknowledge is a good addition to the diet. Here’s where the agreement about raw …

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Ah, homemade vanilla pudding ….  truly, one of the ultimate comfort foods! Kids especially love pudding and a homemade pudding cup makes a wonderful healthy addition to the lunchbox if you make it yourself with wholesome ingredients. Whatever you do, skip those pudding boxes from the store. They are nothing but white sugar, GMO corn starch, …