Fruity Coleslaw

This recipes will fill your kids with fruits and vegetables without the complaining. Invite your kids to help prepare this kid-friendly recipe. Studies show children are more likely to try recipes they were included in the perpetration. But trust me, they will need no...

Clean Chicken Nuggets

This easy recipe takes chicken nuggets to a whole new level; not only will your children be begging for more but everyone else too. Marinating the chicken breasts adds an extra zing but it is not essential.  If you are tight for time, skip the marinade....

Health Benefits of Ramadan

Ramadan arrived and many Muslims celebrate by fasting from sunrise to sunset for thirty consecutive days.  Ramadan follows the lunar calendar so it comes 13 days earlier every year.  As a result Ramadan occurs at all times of the year.  Right now,...

Harvest Your Own

Walking down the streets of our neighborhood is like strolling through the different sections of a botanical garden. Lucious green lawns and flower beds more colorful than a rainbow are the reward of the hard work of the tireless gardeners. As I walk through the...

Nutrition and Cancer Prevention

Nutrition plays a key role in cancer prevention.  Diet and nutrition could be the cause of at least 30% of cancer cases, putting diet in second place next to smoking as preventable causes of cancer [1].  This one is quite an eye opener, who thought 30% of...

Treats and Fun for Kids, More Damage than Good

The last couple weeks have been eye-opening for me in regards to children’s nutrition.  Two distinct and independent events occurred opening my eyes to the severity of the presence of sugar, fat, and salt in our children’s diets.  The first event...

Organic or not?

Should you pay extra for organic foods? Are they really worth the extra cost? Find out here on the Healthy Plate blog with the SkinLess Project http://skinlessproject.com/should-you-buy-organic/

Are you addicted to fat?

Every mother would be appalled at the idea of addicting her own child to drugs.  But in reality something very close may be happening.  According a study published in one of the most prestigious scientific journals, Nature, obese rats show the same changes...

Teflon and Cancer

Health conscious individuals do their best to eat healthy, exercise, and cook at home.  But current research is showing what you cook in maybe as important as what you cook with. There have been rumors about the safety of Teflon for a long time.  But the...

What is Clean Eating

When grocery shopping, the perimeter of the store is my comfort zone. I go down only a few isles: the frozen section for frozen veggies and ice cream (yes I do eat ice cream), the pasta isle, and the Mediterranean isle. But as I talk to more people and they learn I am...

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