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Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

With the majority of people rushing out the door in the morning, thinking about what to eat for breakfast tends to be the last thing on a person’s mind.  However, skipping one of the most important meals of the day can leave you feeling fatigued, slow down your metabolism and can lead to making poor food choices when hungry.  It is important to nourish the body at least one hour after waking up, which will give you the fuel to energize your body and keep the metabolism running!

Not sure where to start?  The click here for quick and nutritious breakfast ideas that will leave you feeling energized all day long!

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Eating healthy on a budget

Trying to eat healthy without breaking the budget can be a challenging task.  With food prices going up, concerns about job security, as well as the future of the economy, it can be difficult to focus on buying organic foods without additives, preservatives and chemicals.

However, more and more research is showing that food made with pesticides and hormones can have a negative affect on the human body, causing diseases such as cancer, birth defects and brain damage.  Listed below are some tips to help you start making small, healthy choices that will not empty your wallet.

How to Avoid Food Additives

So here are a few tips on how to buy organic food without paying a high price:

1. Go generic

2. Buy frozen

3. Eat with the season

The Organic Advantage

4. Skip the box

5. Buy local

6. Comparison shop

7. Coupons, coupons, coupons

8. Grow one thing

For more information on how to follow these steps, click here. Making one small change at a time can help you start incorporating healthier, and more nutritious habits.

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Healthier Ways to Satisfy Chocolate Cravings

Gave up chocolate because you are watching your waistline?  Research has shown that chocolate, especially dark, in moderation, can provide essential vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, sodium, iron, and vitamin A, B1, C, D, and E.  However, it is important to pay attention to the amount of calories, sugar and fat when choosing which chocolates to eat.  Many stores now carry plenty of portion controlled options to help satisfy those chocolate cravings without going over your calorie budget.  Now you can enjoy these delectable delights without feeling deprived!

For a list of healthier alternatives, click here.

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Sweet and Sour Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Looking for a light, refreshing salsa that’s low fat and full of flavor?  Then try the recipe below that mixes the flavor of mango and pineapple with a lemony zest!  You can top it on chicken, fish or use it as a dip.

Ingredients
1 cup diced mango
1 cup diced pineapple
.5 cup diced red pepper
.25 cup diced tomatillo
.25 cup diced cilantro
.25 cup diced red onion
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice

Mix everything together and enjoy!

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