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16th century Ukrainian Christmas carol

Carol of the Bells

English version of the Schedryk carol above

by Robert Livesay

People use many excuses as to why they are not eating healthy foods. One of the most common excuses is they have no time to worry about choosing the best foods and cooking them for themselves and their families.

These people usually grab fast food or take-out instead of healthier foods, and these quick dinner fixes are full of bad fats and cholesterol, sugar, and empty calories. However, no matter how little time you have to spend in the kitchen and at the supermarket, there are ways in which you can eat in a healthy way.

Learning how to eat healthily quickly can make all the difference in maintaining your diet. Eating healthy foods begins with healthy ingredients, but if you are short on time, you may find that spending time in the grocery store does not fit into your schedule.

To maximize your time, plan ahead for two weeks at a time. Instead of having to go to the store every time you need an ingredient, make a list and keep your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry stocked with good, healthy ingredients.

You can make your shopping list during a meeting, while eating lunch, or while you are on the phone. A list will also help you cut back on compulsory buying, which is when we purchase a lot of the foods that are bad for us.

Along with planning your shopping list, plan your meals as well. If you find little time to cook during the week, you can try making a few healthy meals in advance on the weekend and than putting them in your freezer.

Before you go to work in the morning, simply stick the frozen dinner in the refrigerator to thaw and then pop into the oven to cook when you get home from work. This will help you avoid having to pick up fast food.

When you do find yourself in the need of a quick meal and want to order out, look for healthy options. Instead of choosing a burger and fries, for example, look at the chicken breast options.
Some fast food restaurants also have salads and fruit, but beware of dressings, which can have tons of fat and empty calories. Keep healthy drinks on hand at home instead of purchasing a soda as well.

Better yet, bypass the burger, pizza, and Mexican joints altogether and opt for a sandwich or sub shop instead, where you can choose a wheat bread and ask them to hold the mayonnaise.
Healthy eating on the run will never be easy. However, putting a tad bit more time into it is worth that extra effort, because you'll be living a healthier life in the end.

Using these tips will help you to quickly eat as healthily as possible. For more informative articles on this subject please visit here:
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By Ruth Graham

When you are thinking of keeping party expenses down, a little shopping research is a good way to start.

For your carbohydrate you can buy potatoes, rice, sandwich bread/wraps, pasta. Make a list and write down the different kinds you find in your local supermarket. In my area , for potatoes, I would find russets, Yukon golds, Reds. Under rice, I can find arborio which is used to make risotto, jasmine, brown, white, wild. For sandwiches, aside from ordinary sliced bread, there is French or Italian bread, mini baguettes, tortillas, tacos and so on.

After you rate the carbohydrate per portion, the least expensive on the bottom, the most expensive on top, do the same with protein.

You have poultry, beef, pork, lamb, fish which are sold as fresh, prepackaged, deli counter, or chilled. For fish, there is fresh, canned, frozen, or chilled.

Now, we want to base our menus on the least expensive. In New England, where I live, I would find the least expensive to be ordinary sliced bread or a variety of potato, with home prepared chicken, or ground beef, or pork. Obviously, it all changes from week to week as supermarkets and grocery stores have sales.

One important point is to be careful about the spices you choose. Some are very expensive. They will be rarely used in your kitchen and will eventually be thrown out, having cost you $50.00 or more per pound. Some spices are more than $100.00 per pound.

For sandwiches, sliced bread with home prepared protein fillings would be the choice. But let's start with the filled potato. It's very simple and takes about an hour to prepare.

You can only ruin it if you don't pay attention and you burn the ingredients in the saucepan, so no talking on your cell phone or practicing your reggae.

If you cook the onion/meat mixture in the morning, you can cover and refrigerate. Then you can bake the potatoes and fill them with reheated meat mixture. The best way to reheat is to bring 1/4 cup broth, chicken or vegetable to a boil. Turn the heat down and add the meat, stirring. Do not boil. Stir until heated through. Add the potato and mix lightly. Fill the shells as directed below.

For eight people:
  • Eight medium sized baking potatoes
  • Two chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Two hot dogs, sliced thinly
  • one pound of ground beef
  • one red pepper, 1/2 of it diced, the other 1/2 cut into eight equal strips and then halved, cut on the diagonal
  • Three onions, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 cup of red wine, or broth, vegetable or chicken
  • 1/2 cup olive oil or canola oil
  • 4 ounces of frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 sticks of butter, each cut into 8 pieces for a total of 16 pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Saute the onion in the oil. Remove. Add the ground beef and cook until it loses its color. Remove and set aside. Cook the chicken quickly until the pieces are medium firm to the touch. Remove and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the onion, the peas, and the meats. Toss lightly and keep warm, covered tightly, adding broth if the mixture starts to dry out.

When the potatoes are done, about one hour, allow to cool so you can handle them. Cut each one in half carefully so as not to damage the shell. You now have 16 halves. Cut the potato in small chunks and mix lightly with the meat mixture. Spoon the mixture back into the potato shells and then arrange the potato halves on two large platters. Covered lightly with aluminum foil and keep warm in the oven for up to 15 minutes or they will dry out. When ready to serve, put a piece of butter on each filled potato and add a strip of red pepper. Optional: a blue cheese sauce you make yourself with to ounces of blue cheese crumbled into a cup of mayonnaise.

Pass a plate with sliced cucumbers, pickles, olives. Then all you need is something to drink.

Another idea for your Teen Party Menu Challenge is to have a Cafe party where the cooking is done as everyone watches. You have all the ingredients prepared ahead and then just put the sandwiches together. Maybe you can find a chef's hat for the cook. Have a buffet table or a counter set with glasses, soft drinks and juice so they can help themselves.

Hot sandwiches:
  • Grilled ham and cheese sandwich
  • Toasted turkey club sandwich
  • Tuna melt

Or Cold sandwiches:
  • On Fire Egg
  • Salt Mountain Cheese
  • Tennessee Smokies

Find recipes for the sandwiches on the Recipe page below.

More "Must Have" recipes for the sandwiches plus starters, entrees, cakes, and entertaining tips on These are carefully chosen, tested and affordable. Photographs and presentation ideas are included, and our famous "Depression Sandwich" is there as well.

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By Judy Ferril

Lunch considerations are important with kids going back to school, but they should also be important for parents going to work.

You think that is just one more thing to add to my list of "to-do's". Not really. With a bit of planning, it can be quite simple.

Salad: How about a Chef's Salad? Leafy lettuce, chopped hard boiled egg, diced ham, tomato wedges are the standard fare, but you really can put anything you want in the salad since you are the chef? It packs nicely with a dressing on the side and holds well in an insulated bag with a blue ice pack. Kids really do like salad too, especially if they have some of their favorite foods in the salad. Left over taco meat, lettuce, a sprinkle of cheese and tortilla chips are great choices. Mix low fat sour cream and salsa for the dressing.

Wraps: An excellent alternative to a boring sandwich on bread. I know you've heard it before, but maybe it bears repeating again. Make extra salad for dinner and put your leftover salad in a wrap and add some sliced chicken, turkey or tuna. Take along a little dressing to add before you eat it to avoid the soggies. Another idea is to make quesadillas with leftovers and reheat them in the microwave. But be careful with the wraps. Look for whole grain, higher fiber - some wraps can be pretty high on the carb load and not the good kind.

Pasta: Make a little extra pasta one evening. Bow ties or rotini are excellent options. I try to use whole wheat pasta whenever I can for that added boost to my diet. Add some diced olives, diced green or red onion, quartered hard-boiled egg, cubed meat of your choice, and baby tomatoes cut in half. Toss it with an Italian type dressing. Sprinkle a little Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese on top. Seal well. Keep refrigerated or in an insulated bag with a blue ice pack.

Picnic Lunch: How about some of your favorite sliced cheeses, whole wheat crackers or a small whole wheat baguette, sliced fruits, and maybe some slices of salami or sopressata? You can do this type of lunch and still make it healthy. Just watch the types of cheese or consider reduced-fat varieties. Same with the salami. And you can buy nitrite/nitrate free salamis that are excellent.

Sandwich: Last, but certainly not least, is an all-time favorite in our home. PB&J. Yes, the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich can be comfort food for a stressful day at the office (or for kids at school). Peanut butter is a healthy food. Make the sandwich on a good whole wheat, whole grain bread and use a pure fruit spread rather than jam or jelly. You really don't need the high fructose corn syrup in your diet. Put banana on it instead of jelly or even with the jelly.

Just remember to make healthy choices. Take along a book and find a quiet place either inside or outside and relax. Enjoy your lunch. You might even start a new trend and get a group together to co-op on lunches. You can save some money and calories and enjoy a great lunch without the crowds!

Judy Ferril is a freelance writer in Minneapolis. Are you a stranger in your own kitchen? Do you think eating healthy means no fun or flavor in your meals? Judy is the self-trained executive chef for the Ferril family and loves to share her passion for cooking and healthy foods with others. Join Judy Ferril at Baking With Lemons. What does baking and lemons have to do with fun, flavor, and health? Come see, stretch your imagination and enjoy new tastes and flavors at Baking with Lemons and Local Food Connections for fun and healthy local food options. Judy Ferril

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By Nonna Joann Bruso

Ten-year-old Annie is extremely social. Because she's chatting with her friends, she rarely finishes her school lunch. After her mom noticed food returning in her lunchbox, she warned Annie to stop talking so much during the lunch break and "to eat her lunch!" Food did stop coming home. Regrettably, after their talk, in order to avoid a scolding, Annie began to throw away the uneaten portions of her lunch.

How do you convince your child to eat the lunch you send to school? This is a real dilemma for moms, who are concerned about developing healthy eating habits in their children. The answer could be as simple as adjusting the amount of food included. A half a sandwich, with the other items in a lunch bag, might be all that a six-year-old can consume during the time allotted.

Since parents have no real control of what their kids eat at school, I suggested that Annie's mom have another talk with her. She should once again explain the necessity of eating the lunch prepared for her. Her mom assured her that she wouldn't be punished if she didn't eat all of her lunch. Annie should do her best to eat during the lunch break and bring home what's left over-that way mom will know exactly how much food was consumed. For the child who isn't eating much of her lunch, control what you can at home. Pack fewer items, so that less food will be wasted. Prepare a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast full of protein and whole grains. Make sure your child's after-school snack is a mini-meal.

Trading Food

Eight-year-old Joey trades parts of his nutritious lunch for the junk food his mom isn't packing. Trading is also outside of parents' control. Sometimes children won't 'fess-up to their trading food in order to avoid discipline. Affirm how much you love your child and the benefits of the food you're including in his lunch bag. Discuss with your child the reasons why junk food is unhealthy might help some. Provide nutritious yummy treats will help more. Again control what you can at home. After school snacks should be healthful.

Repetitive Lunches

Many times kids don't eat their lunches out of plain boredom. PB&J can be tolerated only so many times. Adjust your thinking to nutrients, not sandwiches. Healthy snacks can become yummy lunches. Many times appealing lunches involve "planned-overs." That's making enough of something for dinner for a "planned-over" lunchbox item.

Think Outside the Lunchbox

Exciting lunches happen when you "think outside the lunchbox!" Try something different than the traditional PB&J sandwich. For variety, make an almond butter and banana sandwich cut into a fun shape with a cookie cutter. Don't forget a "planned-over" sandwich with meatballs and sauce or meatloaf on a whole-grain roll. Get creative with BLT (use turkey bacon) and egg, chicken, or tuna salad sandwiches on whole-grain bread. Draw a funny face on a hardboiled egg.

Include yummy lunchbox sides: Chopped nuts, cheese sticks, granola, popcorn, homemade oatmeal or peanut butter or pumpkin cookies, raisins, lunchbox sized applesauce, energy bar (check the sugar content), and add fun fruit like kiwi or carambola/star fruit.

Food Safety

Always, wash fruit and pack lunches with a cold pack to avoid harmful bacteria growth. Lunchbox leftovers aren't always edible. Most food returned home should be used to gauge the amount consumed at school. If your child takes a lunchbox, rather than a paper bag, to school remember to wash it out after each use.

Alternatives to the Sandwich

1. Hardboiled egg and whole-grain muffin. For the younger child, practice cracking and peeling eggs at home.

2. Tuna in 3 ounce can and a small plastic container with Italian dressing. Show him at home how to take the tuna out of the small can and mix it in the container with the dressing. You may have to practice opening a pull-top can, using the plastic fork as leverage.

3. Apple, carrot, and raisin salad

4. Veggie sticks and a dip

5. Brown rice salad with bite-sized chicken pieces

6. 3-grain salad with barley, brown rice, and corn

7. Cold slice of pizza

8. Small cheese ball with whole-grain crackers

9. Chicken wings or a drumstick

10. 3-bean salad (if you purchase this ready-made, be sure sugar isn't listed in the ingredients)

11. Any green salad; pack dressing separately

12. Sliced apples and peanut or almond butter. Send the nut butter in a separate container for dipping. Add whole-grain crackers or a whole-grain muffin.

Nonna Joann Bruso is a speaker and the author of "Baby Bites: Transforming a Picky Eater into a Healthy Eater." "Baby Bites" is a guide for parents of Picky Eaters that actually works. In only 7 days, your finicky child will be tasting new foods!

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