Is “Healthy Food” Truly Healthy?

Bella Breakdown Trying to figure out if “healthy food” is truly healthy can be a bit frustrating. You might think you are making a good health-conscious decision by eating a meal you were told was healthy, but in reality you might be surprised to find out about a certain secret ingredient. This secret ingredient that was added to your meal may not actually be considered healthy. A great way to find out if you are unknowingly eating unhealthy food is to do some easy and quick research and start getting used to reading the labels. One of the secret...

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Healthy Alternatives: 3 Sea Salts To Spruce Up Your Foods

There’s something good that’s sprucing up our foods — it’s sea salt! It’s healthier than table salt and has a burst of flavor that’ll take your taste buds by surprise, on the Breakdown. THE LIST is the national Emmy award winning show where pop culture takes a need-to-know twist. We have everything that’s trending and fun, in the form of a list. Sea salt has more healthy minerals and flavor. Certain salts are meant to be paired with specific foods – kind of like wines. Try some of these sea salts. 1. Sell Gris de Guerande is a beautiful,...

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These Food Resolutions Are Key For A Healthier 2018

Bella Breakdown If you didn’t get to eat healthier this year as you intended to you should follow these food resolutions for a healthier 2018. Begin by making home cooked meals. It allows you to control what you are eating, plus you will save some money. Beware of snacking. It is estimated that a woman eats an extra 100,000 per year just from snacking at work! A smoothie or juice may not be good for you. There can be a lot of extra sugar and other ingredients in a drink that you think is healthy. Don’t stress so much. Counting...

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How to Make Healthy Banana Split Nachos

Bella Breakdown Holley Grainger is a registered dietitian and mom from Birmingham, Alabama who’s creating healthy, delicious recipes for busy families. These Banana Split “Nachos” are an afternoon snack idea, and they’re packed with protein and fruit. Here’s How to Make Banana Split Nachos Slice a banana into “chips”. Drizzle the banana slices with peanut butter or almond butter, then sprinkle with chopped pecans, ground flax seed, fresh sliced cherries and shaved chocolate. Add a dollop of whipped cream and finish it with a little more shaved chocolate....

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Teaching Your Kids About Healthy Food Choices & Avoiding Mealtime battles

A Little Food for Thought… Starting when our babies are around 6 months old, we begin feeding them regular food. It becomes evident very quickly what their preferences are. While they will readily gobble up sweet potato and banana, they might make a yucky face at smashed peas or other more bland foods. We all know the importance of establishing healthy eating habits, but this is often easier said than done. It is so much easier to get kids to eat what they love and avoid mealtime battles. However, our job as parents is to set our kids up...

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