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Are there any good healthy foods or dishes I can prepare for a 10yo who only likes junk food?

Are there any good healthy foods or dishes I can prepare for a 10yo who only likes junk food?

Yes!: First, rapist that you are the parent. Then, realize that your child does not have the income to buy food on a regular basis. You control the food in the house, so make the food you want the kids to eat and stop buying the stuff you don't want them to eat. Unless the kids can get a job and buy all their own food, they will be eating whatyou ned them to eat today! ...Read more

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Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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What "healthy" frozen dinners do you think have the best nutrition?

What "healthy" frozen dinners do you think have the best nutrition?

Frozen dinners: With frozen dinners, the biggest problems are too much sodium, sugar, and fat in them. Center for science in the public interest publishes a good monthly newsletter covering issues like this. Most items in the healthy choice line received "honorable mention" -- and amy's has reduced sodium varieties. You still need to read labels though! for the newsletter: http://tinyurl.Com/9qjneth. ...Read more

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What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

What are some good choices to pack for a child's school lunch?

Make it balanced: You want to include a variety of foods so as to give your child a well balanced meal but also because will likely make them more interested/eat more. Good choices are cut up fruit, veggies with dip (ex: hummus or ranch), cheese sticks, yogurt, sandwiches or crackers with protein-ex: meat or cheese or peanut butter. ...Read more

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What are some healthy choices for packing my son's lunch?

What are some healthy choices for packing my son's lunch?

Healthy lunches: Three experts offer their suggestions for 10 balanced lunches. These meals have an emphasis on protein for muscle energy, complex carbohydrates for sustained energy, essential fatty acids, and fiber. Most can be made the night before. http://goo.gl/vuobu. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are oats good to have for dieting?

Are oats good to have for dieting?

Eating oats: Oats are a non-glluten grain that have been shown to lower cholesterol. Oats are very good to include in your diet if you are trying to loose weight. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

What is a good healthy eating plan for teenagers who are hungry all the time?

Fruits, veggies...: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains. Not sugary foods, sodas, fatty snacks. And teach them to eat at designated times - like small portions 4-6 times per day. Being hungry all the time is a cop out for the teenagers - that's a bad habit that won't serve them when they get a little older. ...Read more

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What types of food can I use to make good, inexpensive but healthy dishes for two?

What types of food can I use to make good, inexpensive but healthy dishes for two?

LOTS of choices: Your best bet is to research some recipes of things that you like.. Using fresh ingredients and reducing recipe sizes to fit two people works. Spaghetti, salads, pasta salads, chicken salads, soups are all good choices as they can be frozen if you make a lot and eaten later. Anything fresh will always be a good healthy bet. ...Read more

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What are healthy breakfast and lunch options for a teen?

What are healthy breakfast and lunch options for a teen?

Breakfast : A healthy breakfast before school will have some protein to help the brain think. 1/2 a bagel with lowfat cream cheese and a glass of milk. Cereal with milk and some fresh orange juice. Lowfat pancakes with a glass of milk. An egg or two egg whites, slice of whole grain toast with fresh, 100% juice (4-8oz depending on the age of the child). Greek yogurt is a great choice too! ...Read more

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What are some recipes for a healthy breakfast and lunch?

What are some recipes for a healthy breakfast and lunch?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. ...Read more

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I want to be healthier but i don't want salads for every meal. What other foods are good to eat and which ones should I really stay away from?

I want to be healthier but i don't want salads for every meal. What other foods are good to eat and which ones should I really stay away from?

Eat a balanced diet!: Google 'food pyramid' to learn about a healthy diet. Generally, try to eat more proteins and less carbohydrates & fats while maintaining pportion control and remaining physically active. Salad dressings can convert a healthy food into an item loaded with fat & salt, so always ask for the dressing on the side and dip your fork in it, rather than drowning the salad with it. ...Read more

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Can I stay healthy if I substitute other grains for wheat?

Other grains: If you have celaiac disease, go to the internet and find out what other grains have gliadin in them. ...Read more

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Is bread good for lunch when you are in diet?

Is bread good for lunch when you are in diet?

Bread is fine.: Bread is fine, but it really should be whole grain, not white or even whole wheat. Whole grain bread has a good fiber content, allowing you fill up with fewer calories and stave off hunger longer. What you put in your sandwich is also important - lean proteins, raw vegetables. ...Read more

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I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?

I have read of many organic mattress benefits. Are they really better for your health (especially for allergies/asthma) or just good advertisement?

Dust mite Covers: Any thick fiber close to your body, organic or not, has the potential to provide a home for dust mites. Only microweave synthetic fabric covers have been shown to reduce dust mite levels. "allergy" mattress covers that are made by pressure stamping fibers were shown to provide a great place for dust mites to live so they can crawl out and eat your shed skin cells. Get more information before u buy. ...Read more

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Are ensure shakes or a multivitamin better for bad diet?

Are ensure shakes or a multivitamin better for bad diet?

Multivitamin but...: I do not recommend ensure- the first ingredient is sugar, followed by corn sugar; it's full of genetically-modified corn, soy ; canola oil ; has dairy from cow given hormones ; antibiotics ; has low doses of vitamins. A good multivit. Is far better- see http://bit.Ly/1b36cq0 for ratings of 101 multivits- choose one in the top 30. This will help but is no substitute for a healthy diet- see comment:. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

What are some healthy lunch choices for adults?

Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food,nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. www.eatright.org. ...Read more

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