Topic: FAQ

A question I hear often is are frozen fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh? The simple answer is yes, and sometimes even more so. 

When in season, fresh is the best choice for local produce. A side note that my sister wanted me to point out, some of the local produce stands may shine their produce with oil so they look prettier.

Whether it's because of a bad crop or the roads being closed, during the winter fresh produce may ...

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I get asked about fat content in food often, about the difference between fat from calories and total fat. It is so important to understand food labels and how not to be fooled by them (such as paying attention to what the serving size is and keeping that in consideration before looking at the numbers).

First, there are total calories (all the calories that come from fat, protein and carbohydrates--the three components to all foods), calories that just come from ...

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Earlier today I posted about what types of things should be in a budget, and how to determine if they are a necessity or a want giving my personal budget as an example.  This is helpful, because if you want to save money or need to cut back, you'll know where the 'wants' are and can reduce or eliminate those first.

Now, let's work on actually making a budget. In order to create a realistic budget you will ...

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Creating a budget is easy, creating a realistic budget is not. Most people put in an amount of what they want to spend each month for some categories not what they actually spend. This is a 2 part post on how to create a budget that will work for you. This part will cover what the categories or line items of a budget are and need to be, and this afternoon will talk about how to realistically put a figure with them ...

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Dining out should be something to look forward to, whether it's Date Night or a Girls/Boys Night. But as an herbivore it can be a little intimidating if you're not sure what to look for. Restaurants in general are slowly becoming more vegan-friendly, and totally vegetarian restaurants are even cropping up right and left. Even if there isn’t a clearly marked vegan or vegetarian item on the menu, a vegan option can usually be made ...

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