Fish

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Switch Tilapia for Cod Tilapia is a popularly produced and consumed fish in America, and I’ve noticed few US government agencies often promoting it as “healthy”. The fish is also inexpensive. You can buy Tilapia for as low as $1.00 USD per pound in some states, while other states you’ll find them for $1.99 per pound or thereabout. The Tilapia …

Chicken

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Choosing Chicken Wisely  Choosing Chicken can be tricky. Especially, with all of the labeling out there. “Free Range, Farm Raised, Organic, Natural, No Hormones added.”  How do you know you are choosing the right chicken?  Choosing Chicken that is labeled USDA  Organic is always the safest option because that means they are not allowed to feed their chickens with GMO …

Beef

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How to choose the right Beef.  What is the difference between Grass-Fed Beef and Organic Beef? There is a lot of overlap between organic and Grass Fed beef, because both practices represent a dedication to raising healthier, less chemically-contaminated cows. However, not every cow raised on the pasture is USDA Certified Organic, and not every organic cow is fed a …

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

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Remember the Clean 15 and Dirty 12 when it comes to frozen fruits and vegetables too.  The advantage of frozen fruits and vegetables is that they usually are picked when they’re ripe, and then blanched in hot water to kill bacteria and stop enzyme activity that can spoil food. Then they’re flash frozen, which tends to preserve nutrients. If you …

Produce

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The Environmental Working Group has put together a list of fruits and vegetables with the least and most amount of pesticides. This is one way to save money. Try to buy the Dirty dozen ORGANIC when possible and buy the clean 15 conventional. click on the picture below and take a screen shot with your phone so you will have …