Chef Dave's Blog: Healthy Eating

More Nut Butter Ideas

Posted Saturday, October 1, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
More Nut Butter Ideas

I love homemade nut butters.  Check out October 2011 Simply Smart Food Newsletter on all you need to know to make your very own nut butters. 

Below are more Ideas on nut butters not founf in the monthly newsletter.

 

These Nuts  work great when making you homemade nut butter.

Almond
Pistachio
Cashew
Walnuts
Peanuts
Macadamia
Sunflower (I know it’s a seed, but it’s so good)


Nut Butter Flavoring Ideas: Add your desired amount

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Healthy food is a right, not a privilege…

Posted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
Healthy food is a right, not a privilege…

I was reading an article on the plane coming back from Vancouver. What I read concerned me, as you know I’m an advocate for eating healthy.

The cost of healthy food has increased, and families on a budget who are struggling to put food on the table are buying more processed, higher calorie foods. So I went to the market to see if this article was fact or fiction.

I arrived at the market Wednesday evening and began pricing fresh apples versus canned apples and jarred applesauce. To my surprise, the canned apples, per ounce, were cheaper…

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Even canned goods and dry ingredients have a shelf life.

Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
Even canned goods and dry ingredients have a shelf life.

When was the last time you cleaned out your cupboards? Despite what you may have learned even canned goods and dry ingredients have a shelf life.

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Lighter foods and plenty of liquids are needed to keep us cool and hydrated.

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
Lighter foods and plenty of liquids are needed to keep us cool and hydrated.

Along with July come longer days and much warmer weather.  This is when lighter foods and plenty of liquids are needed to keep us cool and hydrated.  Fresh fruit is at its prime during the summer months and goes perfect with any meal cut up and chilled.   Fruit is versatile in cooking and can be used in marinades, salads and even grilled.  Here are a few tips and tricks to keep your fruit fresh and delicious.

  • Lightly rinse your strawberries in a colander to wash them.  However soaking them is not recommended as it allows the strawberries…

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Roasting Chicken

Posted Friday, May 13, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
Roasting Chicken

Yes, it's easy to pick up a rotisserie chicken at the store if you are short on time but you can roast a whole chicken at home if you have time and save yourself some money...

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Ricotta and Cottage Cheese is good for you…

Posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
Ricotta and Cottage Cheese is good for you…

No matter your preference these great protein foods are perfect for any occasion, easy to use and low in cost

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The best brochette I ever ate

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating, Restaurant Reviews
The best brochette I ever ate

I was in West Palm Beach, Florida and went out to dinner with a few friends.  West Palm Beach is my hometown and it was nice to return, even if just for a visit to my old stomping grounds.  While waiting for my friends to arrive I decided to order an appetizer of brochette.  It was made with fresh onion, tomatoes, a bit of sea salt, and feta cheese to finish it off.  It was topped with a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette. Yummm…..so fresh and tasty.  If you are ever in West Palm Beach look up Roonies on…

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All You Can Eat Does Not Mean You Have To

Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
All You Can Eat Does Not Mean You Have To

As I sat eating my small piece of tough steak, overcooked scrambled eggs and my side of frozen fruit, I watched as people piled their plates high with...

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A Great Greek Yogurt

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
A  Great Greek Yogurt

Every once in a while I come across a new product in the market.  I had heard about this new Greek yogurt...

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McDonald’s Oatmeal

Posted Friday, January 21, 2011 by Chef Dave in Healthy Eating
McDonald’s Oatmeal

I had been seeing the new maple and fruit oatmeal advertised by McDonald's.  This peaked my interest because I eat oatmeal on a regular basis.  So last week...

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