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Healthy Foods Choices that Contain Vitamin A

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Person taking vitaminOne way to make sure you are getting all of the necessary vitamins is to purchase a bottle of them. Of course, you also need to remember to take them! Another, arguably better, way to get enough vitamins is to learn what foods contain which ones. That knowledge can help you to make healthier food choices. Here are some foods that have vitamin A.

Healthy Foods Choices that Contain Vitamin A

Why do you need vitamin A? It is because vitamin A helps promote bone growth, keeps the immune system strong, helps you to fight disease as a powerful antioxidant, and helps you to maintain a healthy reproductive system.

The Office of Dietary Supplements says that vitamin A helps to prevent infection by producing white blood cells and that it is also important for healthy skin and mucous membranes. Medline Plus notes that vitamin A helps to promote good vision.

Carrots have 9,000 milligrams of vitamin A. This vegetable (which is in season during December and January) is the number one source of vitamin A. Try some baby carrots as a lunch time snack. Add some carrots to the next batch of juice that you mix. Choose carrots as an easy to prepare vegetable side dish for dinner.

Other vegetables that have vitamin A include: sweet potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, collards, kale, turnip greens, beet greens, and winter squash. In other words, you want to look for the colorful vegetables and focus on the greens. The most common type of pro-vitamin A is beta-carotene, which is found in plants.

There are also some fruits that contain vitamin A. These include some of the bright yellow and orange fruits like cantaloupe, pink grapefruit, and apricots.

LiveStrong notes that vitamin A from plant sources is not as well absorbed by the body as the vitamin A that comes from animal sources. The type of vitamin A that comes from animal sources is called preformed vitamin A.

There are several different kinds of animal sources that contain vitamin A. They include eggs, meat (meaning red meat), cheese, cream, liver, kidney, cod, and halibut fish oil. All of those sources are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. If you want to avoid that, try some skim milk that has been fortified with vitamin A. It is not high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Keep this knowledge in mind as you are making choices about what to make for dinner or to pack for lunch. It is possible to eat seasonally and still get a good amount of vitamin A. People who are vegetarian or vegan can get their vitamin A from the right fruits and vegetables.

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Save 20% on Pears

Posted on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 9:14 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Pears at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 1/12/2015.

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Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

Posted on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Are you planning to lose some weight in the new year?  Not all diet plans are healthy.  Here are some tips to help you find health ways to begin a diet.

The beginning of a brand new year inspires a lot of people to start a diet. Their goal is to lose weight either for health or aesthetic reasons. Be aware that not all diet plans are equally good for you. Some can be dangerous! For best results, you may want to consider these healthy ways to start a diet.

Healthy Ways to Lose Weight

Consult a Doctor
Make an appointment to see your doctor. Ask him or her for advice that can help you to lose weight. He or she will consider your health issues, age, and dietary needs. From this, your doctor can suggest some healthy weight loss goals and what kind of exercise would be best for you.

A doctor might also be able to refer you to a nutritionist or dietician who can come up with a suitable meal plan for you. This is a good way to avoid spending money on pre-packaged “diet foods” that might not actually be as healthy as you think.

Pack a Lunch
Get your day started a little bit earlier than usual so you will have the time to pack a healthy lunch. Bring that with you to work or school. You won’t have to run to a fast food place and pick up some less-than-healthy food for lunch anymore. The other bonus of packing your own lunch, instead of buying lunch several times a week, is that you will end up saving money.

Skip the chips and cookies. Give yourself healthy snack choices like fresh fruit, cut vegetables, nuts, unbuttered popcorn, or sunflower seeds. A doctor or dietician may have more suggestions that are tailored to fit your specific health needs.

Water Instead of Soda
One way to lose weight is to stop drinking soda. Most sodas have a whole lot of calories and sugar. They aren’t very healthy! Instead, bring a water bottle with you and drink water. This change gives you many benefits. You will be better able to stay hydrated. You won’t be consuming any calories from the water. Those of you who can get water from your tap at home will save the money you would have spent on soda.

Exercise is Important
Many people think that the key to weight loss is to stop eating, or to eat a dramatically smaller amount than they used to. In reality, the best way to lose weight is to combine a healthy diet with regular exercise. Start adding some extra walking into your daily routine. You don’t necessarily have to spend money on a gym membership in order to get some exercise.

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Get Cash Back on Bananas, Orange Juice, Lemons & More

Posted on Friday, December 26th, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

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4 Recipes for Vegan Christmas Cookies

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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This year, bake a healthier alternative to traditional Christmas cookies. Try some of these vegan recipes for Christmas cookies (and fruitcake).It’s not too late to whip up a batch of vegan Christmas cookies! Many families have a tradition of baking cookies on Christmas Eve. This year, why not choose a vegan recipe that may be healthier than the traditional recipes for Christmas cookies?

What does it mean when someone says they are vegan? It means that the person is choosing to limit their diet in ways that match their personal beliefs. People who are vegan avoid foods that contain animal products.

A person who is vegan will not eat foods that contain meat. (This includes beef, pork, chicken, fish, and all other meats). They will also avoid foods that contain eggs, dairy products, and honey. Some will also avoid white table sugar (because it may have been filtered through bone char).

4 Recipes for Vegan Christmas Cookies

One Green Planet has a recipe for “Soft, Chewy Gingerbread Cookies”. They are vegan and gluten-free. This recipe does contain some cane sugar. Molasses is also used for sweetening. Almond milk is used instead of dairy milk. The recipe calls for 2 cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour. Visit the blog for full details on how to make these cookies and to see a great photo of the finished product. This recipe makes round, soft, cookies.

Want to make vegan gingerbread men cookies? My Whole Food Life has a recipe for “Healthy Gingerbread Cookies”. They are vegan. This recipe is sweetened with maple syrup (and does not call for cane sugar). It also includes applesauce. Instead of a chicken egg, it uses 1 flax egg. For best results, you will need a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter.

The Chocolate Covered Katie blog has a vegan recipe for “Healthy Sugar Cookies”. Use the recipe to make round cookies that you can decorate (if you want to). This recipe gives you a lot of options for ingredient substitutions so that you can choose what you prefer to use.

It calls for 3/4 cup of spelt, (or ww pastry, or all-purpose flour). It also calls for 1/4 cup of white sugar (or you can use sucranat, coconut sugar, evaporated cane juice, or xylitol instead). It suggests you use a “butter-type spread” such as Earth Balance.

Gluten-Free Vegan Girl has a recipe for “Rich Sugar-Free Vegan Fruit Cake”. Check out her blog if you want to see some beautiful step-by-step photos of the recipe in progress.

The recipe calls for gluten-free oat flour. It includes dates, raisins and cranberries. Walnuts and pecans are included. It also requires sugar-free apricot jam, orange juice, and the peel of one lemon. The recipe calls for dairy-free milk, or water. This gives you the opportunity to pick which dairy-free milk you want to use.

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Get Cash Back on Bananas, Green Beans, Potatoes & More

Posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 10:12 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

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4 Tips About Holiday Allergens That You May Not be Aware Of

Posted on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The holidays can be fun.  Unfortunately, they can also make things very difficult for those with allergies.  Here is some advice on what to watch out for.The holiday season can be one that is exciting, busy, and happy. It also can be filled with allergens that you, or your loved ones, need to avoid in order to stay healthy. The trick is to avoid as many allergy triggers as possible while traveling and visiting other people’s homes. That’s not easy! Here are some tips about holiday allergens that you may not be aware of.

4 Tips About Holiday Allergens

Dusty Decorations
Plastic Christmas trees sit in storage for the majority of the year. When Christmas rolls around again, those trees can be covered with a lot of dust. Make sure to thoroughly clean them off before bringing them inside.

Boxes of Christmas ornaments, and other holiday decorations, can also gather a lot of dust. People tend to bring in the boxes without realizing how much dust is on the box itself. Plastic tubs that are airtight can keep ornaments from collecting dust. The tub itself, though, should be wiped down before it comes inside the house.

People with dust allergies may have issues when visiting other people’s homes. There’s no way to know how much dust is attached to their Christmas tree. Another problem with dust comes from being “cooped up” indoors for a long time while the weather is cold. Dust can build up and be spread around.

Allergens in Plants
Real Christmas trees can be lovely. They can also cause allergic reactions to people who have an allergy to pine or fir. A real Christmas tree can also contain mold that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The scent, pollen, and mold spread through the air.

Wreaths that are made from real pine or fir branches cause the same problems. In addition, some people are allergic to poinsettias. This allergy can be very serious. This is something to consider if you, or a loved one, will be spending time at the home of family members who have unwittingly filled the air with allergens.

Holiday Food
What’s in those Christmas cookies? Can you be absolutely certain that the allergy-free food did not get cross contaminated? When in doubt, people with food allergies have no choice other than to not eat. That’s no fun at all, especially if the person gets hungry.

One option is to bring your own allergy-friendly version of the holiday food to the party or family gathering. You can be certain about exactly what is in those cookies and that nothing else has touched them.

Bring Your Medications
People who have allergies should bring all of their medications with them to the holiday party or gathering. There is always a chance that a mistake will be made, or something unexpected will happen, that exposes you to an allergen. Follow your doctor’s instructions and take your allergy medications as prescribed.

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Save 20% on Grapefruit

Posted on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 at 10:28 am
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It’s Tuesday! Time to load this week’s Healthy Offer of the Week from Saving Star to your account! This week, Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Grapefruit at participating retailers.  

See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer. Expires 12/22/2014.

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Get Cash Back on Bananas, Oranges, Marshmallows & More

Posted on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 10:00 am
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It’s Thursday which means a brand new list of offers from Checkout 51 have been released! Have you tried Checkout 51 yet? It’s very similar to IbottaSnap by GrouponShopmium and the new BerryCart app (for organic, non-GMO & gluten-free items), yet you can use it on your computer, and not just your phone. It’s is a site that offers you cash back for products that you’re likely buying at the store already. The best part is that you can purchase these items at any store! Simply purchase the items you want and then upload your receipt into the app. Your purchase and upload must be completed by 11:59pm on Wednesdays. Within a few hours, the cash  you earned will be deposited into your account. Search our Coupon Database to find manufacturer coupons & other money-back app offers you can stack with these Checkout51 offers to save even more!

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Healthier Alternatives to Traditional Egg Nog

Posted on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Egg Nog is a traditional holiday treat.  The ingredients aren't allergy friendly or suitable for vegans.  Try these healthier egg nog recipes instead. Egg nog is one of the traditional holiday drinks that people enjoy in December. Traditional egg nog includes dairy and eggs. This can be problematic for people with food allergies and for those who are vegan. Instead of going without, try some of these healthier alternatives to traditional egg nog.

Traditional egg nog contains the following ingredients: milk, sugar, raw eggs, and spices (usually nutmeg). Sometimes, cream is added to the egg nog to make it thicker. Or, in some cases, gelatin is added instead. People have topped their egg nog with vanilla, whipped cream, or cinnamon. It is not unusual to serve an egg nog that contains alcohol (typically rum) to adults. One cup of egg nog can contain around 400 calories.

This list of ingredients leaves out a lot of people who either cannot safely consume them, or who chose not to do so. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative recipes for healthier versions of egg nog.

Alternative to Traditional Egg Nog

Allergy-Friendly Egg Nog
Momables has an awesome recipe for those who want to enjoy egg nog but cannot have dairy, eggs, nuts, or gluten. It substitutes coconut milk for the dairy. It uses bananas, flax meal, and applesauce to thicken it. It calls for gluten-free vanilla. The recipe suggests either cinnamon, ground nutmeg, or cinnamon sticks as garnish. Those concerned about nut allergies can leave out the nutmeg.

Diet Egg Nog
The Nibble has come up with four different diet versions of egg nog. All of them are below 140 calories per glass (and some are even lower than that). The trick seems to be to substitute the milk with fat-free milk, and to replace the sugar with sugar free sweeteners.

Dairy Free Egg Nog
Wellness Mama has a recipe for dairy-free egg nog that can be made in two ways. You can choose from the “easy version” or the “traditional version”. Each recipe includes the same ingredients, but differs in the preparation. The recipe replaces the milk with coconut milk.

The Dairy Free Egg Nog recipe contains egg yolks and honey. This makes it unsuitable for vegans. It also isn’t a good choice for people who have egg allergies.

Vegan Egg Nog
Veggiful has a recipe for egg nog that is completely vegan. It calls for “plant milk” instead of dairy milk. To be specific, it suggests Soy Milky Lite. Coconut cream is used instead of dairy cream. It uses maple syrup for a sweetener instead of sugar.

Produce on Parade has another recipe for “The Best Vegan Egg Nog”. It uses full-fat coconut milk. Medjool dates are used as a sweetener. It uses cashews and xanthan gum to thicken it.

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Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.