Category Archives: Healthy Eating

What you need to know about food and nutrition.  What is good for your body and what is bad and the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism.

Discovering Local Food at Ingles Markets

One of my missions with this blog is to encourage foodies to support their local food producers, whether it be through CSA”s (Community Supported Agriculture) or buying produce at the local farmers markets. Since moving to the Appalachian Foothills area, … Continue reading

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Crushing My Craving For Pasta

Foodies, I am still battling my love for PASTA. Despite my recent doctor’s advice, see my post http://joannsfoodbites.com/ways-to-lower-bad-cholesterol-triglycerides/ I am still cooking it at least once a week (okay, it was twice last week). Believe me, the Lightlife plant-based, soy product  was … Continue reading

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Lightlife’s Savory Plant-Based Food Innovations

As I mentioned at the beginning of the year, one of the biggest food trends for 2018 will be the expansion of plant-based food innovations, such as plant protein sources and Lightlife is one of the pioneers.  Read my Food … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Lower Bad Cholesterol and Triglycerides

A recent health checkup caused me to reassess my dietary needs.  My labs results indicated a jump in my LDL, or bad cholesterol numbers. My husband, recently evaluated due to a new health program at work, was told his triglyceride … Continue reading

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5 Expected Food Trends for 2018

Being a food blogger, I try to stay up to date on all the industry food trends. Following food writers Marion Nestle and Dianne Jacob, among magazines and blogs, I have found my top five food trends which may influence … Continue reading

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5 On The Go Foods Which Reduce Holiday Stress

As we approach Christmas and another New Year, most of us are experiencing higher levels of stress.  Between shopping, decorations, family commitments and preparing food – it is hard to control anxiety, much less what you are eating. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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Autumn Leeks Elevate Mashed Potatoes

Usually harvested in the autumn months, leeks are easy to grow from seedlings and are ready six months after planting. Much like an onion, leeks form a bulb and long, bundle of leaves extend above the ground. Soil must be … Continue reading

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