Thursday, October 9, 2008

High Food Costs are Challenging

Today, I read this interesting article about inflation and how it is negatively impacting our society.  Many who say it is too expense have completely nixed eating out.  Gives statistics and exact details about why people are turning to processed foods but how we are even more at risk for chronic illnesses. 

High food costs make eating healthy meals a challenge

A steady rise in food prices has pushed consumers to their wits' end and changed shopping habits. Eating out has been nixed by many who say it's too expensive. But they can't avoid the grocery store and the sticker shock from prices that jumped 7.5 percent in the past year.

Debby Bolen

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

Almost everybody does it every day: Snack! Found very good information on one of our favorite things to do: snack. Since we are all doing it, they might as well be: healthy snacks.

Healthy Snacks That Taste Great

This first video is excellent. The first half of the video is about healthy snacks. The second half of the video is a real eye opener about how we consume too much sugar in our diets. Sometimes we can read and read and read but there is nothing like seeing the reality of what it really looks like. They discuss the relationship of daily amounts in teaspoons and grams. Thank you, Juli Auclair, and ADA's Eliza Zied. Juli Auclair and ADA's Eliza Zied shows you how snacks can be healthy and taste great.
6:39 minutes

How to Choose a Healthy Snack

Here is another excellent video on snacks and treats with specifics on types and amounts. In this clip Dawn Jackson Blatner,'s Nutritionist, recommends sticking to 2 healthy snacks per day between meals. Each snack should have about 100 to 200 calories. Some good options are pistachios, granola bars, etc.
3:30 minutes

Healthy After School Snacks

Great video about kid tested foods from Good Housekeeping Magazine. Trade in the cookies and chips for healthy snacks that kids will actually want to eat.
1:17 minutes

Healthy Snack Ratings

Good advice from, Robert Murray, MD, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and about children’s snacks. Movies, video games and music are rated based on their content. So, why not snacks? A new Web site does just this.
57 seconds

Top Ten Healthy Vending Snacks

  1. NutriPals Fruit Bars, Strawberry
  2. CLIF Kid Organic Z Bar, Peanut Butter
  3. Quaker Oatmeal To Go for Kids, Apple Cinnamon
  4. NutriPals Snack Bars, Peanut Butter Chocolate
  5. Herbalife Protein Bar, Chocolate Fudge
  6. Power Bar Pria Complete Nutrition Bar, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crisp
  7. VitaMuffin VitaTops (all flavors)
  8. Solo Nutrition Bar, Chocolate Charger and Mint Mania
  9. South Beach Living Cereal Bars, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Raisin, Cranberry Almond, Maple Nut, Chocolate
  10. South Beach Living Snack Bar Delights, Chocolate Raspberry
From SnackWise

- Debby Bolen

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