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Starbucks: No More GMO Milk

@GMOInside: Tell @Starbucks no more milk from cows fed GMOs and pesticides! We want only organic milk! #GMODairy RT!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Mousse


We lived in Rochester Hills almost 2 years ago and one of our favorite places to and taste / shop. On our road trip we couldn’t wait to visit.

There was a gluten free dessert that caught my eye Chocolate Mousse.

I was awesomely creamy and we shared it so as not to overly indulge in the sugar !

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Read the Nutrition Label even if you are on a Road Trip

We are on the second leg of our road trip. We stopped Columbia Tennessee. Now we are caravanning to Michigan . partners on going to Detroit. We are going to Pontiac.

Even though we are on the road we still take time to read the nutrition labels. When ate driving you really need good nutrition to be alert and have energy to ease on down the road .

This snack is awesome. We love popcorn . Usually JC pops it at home and adds his custom seasonings. Since ate on the road we had to buy some pre-packaged popcorn. We found a Whole Foods Market and found a great snack Indiana Popcorn -smoked cheddar.

See you at the next stop.
Enjoy good healthy food daily for good health!!




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Eating Healthy as you Travel

I am on a road trip right now and my hubby and I are driving from Malibu Cali to Houston to Tennessee to Michigan to Oklahoma to Louisiana and back to Houston the home to California.

Take a short break then visit
San Francisco Bay Area. We are vegetarian and my husband us gluten sensitive so being on the road poses a challenge which we gladly take on. We are persistent in making sure we seek and find the foods we enjoy and foods that give us energy for the road trip. We’ve got a lot of driving to do.

Last night , I mean , this morning at around 1:00 am we were hungry and finally we decided to get some gluten – free cereal and almond milk. We could have settled for any cereal and cow milk but alas we did not. We found a Walmart Supercenter. I bought bananas, Chex ™ gluten-free corn Chex , Almond milk, Fibars ™ with dark chocolate , and blueberries! It was perfect after midnight snack.

If you are traveling this Summer, make an adventure of hunting for healthier food choices.

Follow my exploits in see the photo album labeled Road trip from Malibu to Houston.


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Healthy Meals for People Who Love Good Food

Planning to eat healthy is a little easier than actually doing it. That’s part of why so many diets fail. We get into habits of eating certain types of food, and those habits are hard to break. To make matters more difficult, many of us associate healthy meals with bland taste. Fortunately, there are ways to start eating well and still enjoy what you eat. Here are three methods that prove to work pretty well for most people.

a) Eat at home

Eating at home is a great way to eat healthier foods. When you cook for yourself, you get to decide what goes in your meals. This means you can substitute fattening oils for olive oil and use salt sparingly, among other things. Additionally, you can increase the amount of vegetables and whole grains in the dishes you cook. If you don’t pride yourself on your cooking skills, you can easily find tons of recipes online that will help you cook delicious and nutritious entrées for yourself with minimal effort. Cook things you’ve never had before, and you may just discover a plethora of healthy foods you enjoy eating. Also try to include as many colorful vegetables in your meals as possible. Vegetables that are bright in color are better for you.

b) Get portion sizes right. 

Eating too much is very common, and it isn’t healthy. The problem is often that our plates are just too big, so we end up eating too much unknowingly. To combat this problem, you can take a trip to Target or Ikea and invest in some reasonably sized plates. Plates at restaurants are usually way too large, so watch out! When you dine at restaurants, it is generally a good idea to eat only half of your plate and get a to-go container for the other half. The next day, you can take it with you to work and eat it for lunch. Once you are eating the ideal portions for you, it could benefit you to think about how you are eating. Assess whether you are eating quickly or at a more leisurely pace. If you are a fast eater, try to slow down. People eat a lot more when they chew for short periods of time.

c) Vary what you eat.

Don’t just stick to one food group. You should try to eat an array of food products. Try to add some nutritious variety to a basic dish like steak and fries. You can experiment with the ingredients and portions and end up with a meal that is just as delicious but considerably more healthy for you. In the case of steak in fries, you could try serving yourself just half of the steak, rather than the whole steak. Fries are tasty, but they aren’t great for you. Try healthier substitutions like whole grain pasta and okra. Use the same seasoning on your okra as you would use on your fries, and you won’t miss the fries at all!

So, get those pots and pans out, invest in a few small plates, and keep your diet varied. Don’t forget to enjoy your new, easy eating habits for a healthier lifestyle! 

Guest Blogger: James K