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Simple Inspirations Recipe: Sunshine Omelet

Submitted by Lydia D. from Las Vegas, Nevada  Create your own breakfast skillet with your Sunshine Sandwich and a sensational mix of sautéed spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and zucchini. Ingredients Jenny Craig Sunshine Sandwich ¼ cup spinach ¼ cup tomatoes ¼ cup mushrooms ¼ cup zucchini Dash of garlic powder Directions Separate Sunshine Sandwich and defrost egg and ham. In a nonstick pan, sauté tomato, spinach, mushroom and zu
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Butter vs Oil, Margarine, Spray - What's the Difference?

With so many different versions of butter and margarine on the market, it can be overwhelming to decide on the right product for you. Options run the gamut of stick, tub, liquid and spray formats. Ingredients can be animal or plant-based or a mix of the two. Plus, manufacturers may add a range of functional ingredients for health benefits. On top of that, butter vs. oil is a common question as more people are wanting to make the best choice. We are breaking down the most common choices, their he
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Healthy Foods to Buy When Stocking Your Pantry

If you’re committed to living a healthier lifestyle, it’s important to stock your kitchen with items that are healthy for you. It’s even better if these foods have multiple purposes or cross cuisine taste profiles! But are you unsure what healthy foods to buy at the grocery store? We’ve put together a healthy food list and shopping guide for your next grocery run.     Let’s look at a few of the best healthy foods that every kitchen should have stocked—and how you can use them in variou
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Best Healthy Sugar Substitutes

When one is striving for weight loss, one's meal pattern may be focusing on eating more lean proteins, vegetables and fruits. However, there's the lingering question of how to manage low calorie or diet items, like stevia-sweetened cookies or sugar-free candies made with sugar alternatives (loosely, any substitute for sugar is any sweetener that can replace sugar aka sucrose).

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Newly Diagnosed Diabetes - 4 Next Steps

If you are a new diabetic, it’s important to understand what is happening in your body and the steps to take. As a general background, our bodies naturally convert the food we eat into glucose: a form of sugar. In order to use glucose as energy within our cells, we need a naturally occurring substance called insulin. If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin, or doesn’t use insulin efficiently.1 This results in a glucose imbalance within your bloodstream, which ca
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How to Stop Stress Eating

We've all been there—a bad day at work can lead to reaching for junk food when you finally get home to unwind. With all the stressful things that life throws your way on a daily basis, it's easy to find solace in the comforts of unhealthy foods.   Alleviating your stress with junk food may be tempting, but it's a slippery slope that can deter you from reaching your weight loss goals. Stress is normal from time to time. And learning how to handle stress in a constructive way can put you
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