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Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?

Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more

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Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


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Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Is cabbage soup diet good for quick weight loss?

Good news ; bad news: Good news is that cabbage soup is good for you. Bad news, its not good for wt loss that is long term.Only types of wt loss that will be long term are those types that don't burn muscle.Quick usually means reduced calories.A reduced calorie prog that doesn't burn muscle has to equal a food that's nutrient dense.Cabbage is good but not that good.Meal replac shakes are hi in nutrients and lo in cal's. ...Read more

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What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

What's a healthy french fry substitute recipe for baked sweet potatoes fries?

Recipe...: This is my first health tap recipe.. Cut the sweet potatoes the size of french fries. (the thinned you cut them, . The faster they cook.) put them in a plastic bag with some olive oil and shake to coat them. (you can use a bowl if you wish.) bake in a 400 degree oven until done. Season to taste and enjoy. ...Read more

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What are some quick and healthy lunch foods for work?

What are some quick and healthy lunch foods for work?

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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What are some good cheap low calorie meals for lunch and breakfast?

What are some good cheap low calorie meals for lunch and breakfast?

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. Just be careful, as inexpensive usually means unhealthy. ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...Read more

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Are carrots with ranch dressing a healthy snack to have?

Carrots: Eat the carrots. Instead of the ranch, go bare, or use yogurt to make it. ...Read more

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Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

Are potatoes good for a low calorie diet?

It's all relative.: For very low calorie diets, potatoes are relatively high calorie [1 cup of diced potato is 55 calories] compared to 1 serving of turnips or even better deal cooked radishes/daikon. But potatoes are a good deal compared to 1/2 cup of white rice [120 calories], 1 cup of noodles, bread or bagels. So it depends on how low you're trying to go. ...Read more

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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...Read more

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Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Is sugar free candy healthy to eat?

Probably not: Sugar free candy is a way to get some of the joy and satisfaction that you might get from sugared candy, without the sugar and calories. It is a substtute for this and not a source of nutrition. So it is not "healthy' to eat but can satisfy the craving without the calories. ...Read more

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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more

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Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Are eating complex carbohydrates better for weight control than simple carbohydrates like rice?

Carb Quandry : Some "complex" carbs(brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs(white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent(6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read more

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Can you give me some quick and simple snacks and recipes for vegans?

Can you give me some quick and simple snacks and recipes for vegans?

See: http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/easy-vegan-recipes-everyone-should-know/

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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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Please, i need some 200-calorie balanced breakfast ideas, with proteins, fibers, healthy fats and a few carbs. The cheaper the better! thank you! ?

Please, i need some 200-calorie balanced breakfast ideas, with proteins, fibers, healthy fats and a few carbs. The cheaper the better! thank you! ?

Protein breakfast: Egg white omelet n wheat slice, low fat string cheese with egg whites, fruit with low-fat greek yogurt, almonts with low-fat greek yogurt with fruits. ...Read more

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I love baked goods. Any tips for healthy baking?

Whole wheat flour: whole wheat flour compared to white flour will make a big difference health wise ...Read more