All About Diabetes!

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Welcome to National Diabetes Month here on A Better Bag of Groceries!  This week I will be discussing the definition, symptoms, risk factors and prevention of diabetes.  From then on we will be providing ideas on low sugar meal options.  On November 9th Amanda will discuss low sugar breakfast options, November 16th Stephanie will discuss low sugar lunch options, November 23rd I will discuss low sugar dinner options and November 30th Amanda will discuss low sugar dessert options. The term diabetes mellitus applies to several diseases that impact how glucose is used by the body.  These diseases are type I, […]

Warm Vegetarian Lunch Options

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When you think of vegetarian lunch options, do you automatically think of tofu or tempeh?  Well, you’re not alone.  There are many vegetarian foods and recipes that will help you eat a balanced diet.  So for those of you who don’t like soy or are sick of eating the same thing every day, hang on to your hats while I blow your mind with alternative vegetarian lunch options! This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger will hit the sweet spot for all of you looking for a variety in your traditional vegetarian burger.  When you think of sweet potatoes, you probably […]

All things vegetarian!

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Welcome to National Vegetarian Month here on A Better Bag of Groceries! This month Amanda, Tara and I are going to tackle all things vegetarian. This week I’m going to discuss the different types of vegetarianism as well as the common myths and concerns associated with the lifestyle. On Oct 12th Tara will be giving you ideas for warm lunches, Oct 19th, Amanda will give us some atypical salads (let’s be honest, we all need new ideas) and I’ll be giving you awesome Halloween party ideas on Oct 26th. Now what exactly is being a vegetarian? The dictionary defines it […]

Oatmeal: It doesn’t have to be boring!

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Oatmeal (NuVal 93) has a variety of health benefits.  It is high in fiber, protein, and an assortment of vitamins and minerals, including iron.  It also happens to be low in cholesterol and saturated fat.  The fiber alone has been linked to several wonderful health outcomes including satiety, potentially leading to weight loss, a decreased risk of heart disease, and helping to regulate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, not all oatmeal is weighted the same in terms of health benefits.  When going to the grocery store, avoid instant oatmeal (especially in packets), as it tends to be loaded with added sugar […]

Skin Care Tips for Men

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I know what you’re thinking. Beauty tips for MEN? That can’t be right! But it’s true. Men have every reason to care about their skin as women do. Proper nutrition is vital for better looking skin and also reduces your risk of several chronic diseases. Lucky for you, you’re killing two birds with one stone! So for you men who are interested in healthy skin but are too proud to admit it, you can eat a proper diet using a quest for a reduction in chronic disease as your excuse! Before I tell you what to eat for that healthy […]