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Healthy eating is essential to a happy life. Find empowering nutrition and diet resources, including recipes, for meat-eaters, vegans, and vegetarians.

Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. -- Hippocrates

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. -- English Proverb

Those who think they have no time for healthy eating, will sooner or later have to find time for illness. -- Edward Stanley

Diet and nutrition affect the body, mind, and spirit, becoming one of the most important elements for a happy and healthy life. It's sometimes easier for us to eat junk food because of its convenience, but watching what we eat and finding new recipes for our favorite foods should be something we all do -- because a healthy lifestyle beats fad diets and other short-term fixes.

Empowering Nutrition, Diet, and Recipe Articles

Brain Foods: Add These Foods to Your Diet to Improve Brain Function, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Do's and Don'ts of Healthy Dieting: Eat, Exercise, and Lose Weight, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Healthy Herbs With Amazing Powers That Should be in Your Meals -- and in Your Garden, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

If Not Sugar, Than What? Sweeteners That are Healthier Than Sugar -- and Which Will Save Your Life, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Live Longer. Eat Healthier Daily. Best Foods for You, A-Z, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Purge Your Pantry to Pursue Health and Wellness, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Take These Supplements for Better Health and Wellness, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

10 Easy Tips for Healthier Eating, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

10 Quick Diet Tips and Ideas for Healthy Eating, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

20 Quick Eating Tips for a Better, Healthier Diet, by Dr. Randall S. Hansen.

Why Subscribe to a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program? by Dr. Katharine Hansen.

More coming soon!

Empowering Retreat Healthy (No Sugar) Recipes

Tasty Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

Delicious and Nutritious Crispy Kale Chip Recipe

Mouth-Watering Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Roast

Mouth-Watering Garlic-Herb Standing Rib Roast Recipe

Yummy Low-Carb Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Low-Carb Almond Flour Pound Cake Muffin Recipe

Low-Carb Holiday Pecan Pie Muffin Recipe

Delicious Low-Carb Cheesecake Muffin Recipe

Scrumptious Low-Carb Craisin Coffeecake Muffin Recipe

Sublimely Wonderful Zucchini Brownie Recipe

Amazingly Delicious Zucchini Cookie Recipe

More coming soon!

Empowering Nutrition, Diet, and Recipe Blogs

  • Beyond Recipes: A Food and Recipe Blog -- a food and recipe blog for people who love food and cooking. There are step-by-step recipes, restaurant recommendations, and food product recommendations.
  • Body Ecology Diet Blog -- a diet blog for people who suffer from immune disorders, candida-related imbalances, or a general lack of well-being. The Body Ecoogy Diet establishes and nourishes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the digestive tract. This 'microscopic militia' serves as your body's key line of defense against disease-causing unfriendly microbes.
  • Diet Blog -- a blog about filtering the best of diet news and advice -- and combining it with real-world application and opinion. The whole spectrum is covered -- everything from body image to fast food.
  • Diet Recipes Blog -- a blog with recipes for all types of food -- from chicken to vegetable, from snacks to meal -- all with fewer than 200 calories per serving.
  • Eat Air: A Vegan Food Blog -- a blog offers a lot of resources for those on a vegan diet, from gourmet vegan recipes to popular restaurants that serve vegan foods.
  • Eating Fabulous -- a blog about tasty and healthy foods. It also gives you the functions of those food and how they can help in your body.
  • Food Blog Search -- not a blog, but a search engine that uses Google technology to help visitors search for recipes in more than 2,000 hand-selected, high quality food blogs.
  • The F-Word.org: Food, Fat, Feminism -- strives to provide a platform to discuss the circuitous relationships between women, food, power, body image and weight -- an eating disorders awareness and education site that also discusses related issues of weight-based discrimination and body size acceptance.
  • The Healthy Food Review -- healthy food reviews (find out what food products are worth opening your wallet for), healthy eating and lifestyle issues, plus fitness tips and resources for healthy eating and living. Readers can send questions to "Ask The Coach" posts. From Melanie R. Jordan, Health Coach.
  • Healthy Snacks Blog -- a blog for sharing ideas and info about healthy snacking -- snacks that we love and be healthy, lose weight, and not feel guilty, all at the same time.
  • Healthy Snacks for Kids -- a blog written by a couple of parents who want to share some healthy snacks for kids ideas that they found very helpful and still do -- with the idea that the more ideas we can share on healthy snacks the better it is for everyone's kids.
  • Junkfood Science -- critical examinations of studies and news on food, weight, health, and healthcare that mainstream media misses. Debunks popular myths, explains science, and exposes fraud that affects your health. For readers not afraid to question and think critically to get to the truth.
  • Laurel on Health Food -- blog about nutrition, healthy eating, and health food. It summarizes articles in the news, lists healthy recipes, offers tips and personal feedback on healthy eating, and reports on nutritional research.
  • Let's Get Wokking -- a food blog is by a stay-at-home mom. There are lots of simple and easy to follow recipes. She puts in a lot of love and passion in the food she prepares. A blog for those who struggle with what to cook for their family, especially their kids.
  • My Wooden Spoon -- a food blog, with lots of recipes and other cooking-related information and resources.
  • The Nutrition Help Blog -- ff you have ever questioned the common nutrition wisdom of eating multiple meals ever day, or have ever questioned the meanings of the words "health" or "metabolism" than this blog is for you. From Brad Pilon, a nutrition professional with more than seven years experience in the nutritional supplement industry.
  • 101 Cookbooks -- a recipe blog chronicling a large cookbook collection, one recipe at a time -- primarily featuring healthy, vegetarian recipes - with the occasional sweet treat thrown in.
  • Serious Eats: A Food Blog and Community -- focused on celebrating and sharing food enthusiasm through blogs and online community -- with compelling original and acquired food video, and spirited, inclusive, conversations about all things food- and drink-related.
  • Simply Recipes Food and Cooking Blog -- a few hundred recipes, all tested by the author, gathered from old family recipes, others are original, and still others are from cookbooks, magazines, and newspaper clippings collected over the past 30 years..
  • A Sizeable Apple -- this blog discusses well-being in smaller, more manageable steps for the average woman- with budget limitations and a busy schedule, looking to better her lifestyle. Blog mentality is being healthy means making smart choices and being confident with those choices.
  • A Weight Lifted: Healthy Weight Loss Blog for Women Tired of Dieting -- a blog that encourages a practical, livable healthy "non-diet" lifestyle approach to weight loss.
  • Vegan Resources -- a blog about living the Vegan lifestyle. Includes Vegan recipes, Vegan news, and other resources for Vegans.
  • vegetarian on the cheap -- a blog from a vegetarian artist and writer who has juggled her love for food, the drive to stay organic, and her conscience regarding the impact of her diet on the planet within the confines of a sometimes tight budget.
  • Veggie Meal Plans -- a vegetarian food blog has tons of great recipes -- from chocolate sesame cookies to spinach and artichoke filo pastries.

Empowering Nutrition, Diet, and Recipe Links

  • All Recipes -- has more than 40,000 free recipes -- all created, tested, reviewed and approved by home cooks worldwide -- including chicken, cookies, desserts, salads, soups and stews, and much more.
  • American Dietetic Association -- the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The ADA is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education, and advocacy.
  • Calorie Control Council -- where you'll find information on cutting calories and fat in your diet, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, your favorite low-calorie, and reduced-fat foods and beverages (and the ingredients that make them possible), as well as calorie counters and other key news and information.
  • Cooks.com -- a massive recipe site, with categories of recipes that include: appetizers, beverages, breads/cakes, candies, casseroles, cookies, desserts/pies, international, Italian/Mexican, main dishes, meats/fish, pastas/sausces, soups/salads, and more.
  • Dietary Supplement Information Bureau -- a non-profit organization that promotes the responsible use of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and specialty supplements -- science-based vitamin and supplement information.
  • Eat Well Guide -- a free online directory for anyone in search of fresh, locally grown and sustainably produced food in the United States and Canada -- including thousands of listings for family farms, restaurants, farmers' markets, grocery stores, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, U-pick orchards, and more.
  • Eat Wild -- a great source for larning more about safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy, and other wild edibles. Includes links to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.
  • Fast Food Facts -- your source for the most up-to-date nutritional information on your favorite fast food for dieting and weight control; sugar levels for diabetics; carbs (carbohydrate) for low-carb dieters; and health & nutrition class projects for students and teachers.
  • FoodRoutes -- a national non-profit dedicated to reintroducing Americans to their food -- the seeds it grows from, the farmers who produce it, and the routes that carry it from the fields to our tables.
  • Fruits & Veggies Matter -- a U.S. government Website that, as the title implies, is all about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. Includes the benefits of fruits and veggies, the fruit and and vegetable of the month, fruite and veggie recipes, and other useful tools.
  • HealthCastle.com: Simply Better Health -- where better to get nutrition advice than from a site whose mission is to empower people to manage their health through healthy eating. And even better, all advice is written by registered dietitians. Visitors can browse through a comprehensive collection of nutrition information, search its fun and practical nutrition tips archive, look for super food myths, find dietary supplement information, and read about nutritional management of common health conditions.
  • Healthy Weight Network -- your connection to research -- on obesity, eating disorders, dieting, weight loss or gain -- and practical guidelines for healthy living at any size... site's mission is to search for truth and understanding, investigate misinformation, and openly report controversies and challenges.
  • Herb Research Foundation -- primary mission of this site is to foster improved world health and well being through the informed use of herbs -- a source of accurate, science-based information on the health benefits and safety of herbs.
  • Living and Raw Foods -- one of the largest online communities and sources of information and recipes on the Internet for the living and raw food vegetarian (and vegan) based diet.
  • MassRecipes.com -- features a powerful search engine to guide users through the hundreds of thousands of recipes in just about all categories, including appetizers, beverages, breads/cakes, candies, casseroles, cookies, desserts/pies, meats/fish, and everything else. You can also browse recipes by category.
  • MyPyramid.gov -- from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this site offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you make the best food choices based on your daily calroie and nutrition needs. Includes a newsletter, meal planner, and much more.
  • Office of Dietary Supplements -- the mission of this site is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population.
  • Naturally Savvy: Get Savvy About Natural and Organic Living -- information-based site designed to inform visitors on the basics of natural health -- to help you understand the importance of living a naturally healthy lifestyle. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle refers to using and consuming natural and organic products.
  • NutritionData: KNow What You Eat -- one of the most authoritative and useful sources of nutritional analysis on the Web. Find nutrition facts, including food labels, calories, nutritional information and analysis that helps promote healthy eating by telling you about the foods you eat.
  • RecipeSource -- one of the oldest recipe sites on the Internet, with more than 70,000 recipes -- organized by region (Africa & Middle East, Asia and Pacific Ocean, Europe, North & South America) and type (main dishes, soups, baked goods, snacks, sweets and dessrts).
  • SparkPeople -- a comprehensive diet and nutirion lifestyle site whose mission is to spark millions of people to reach their goals and lead healthier, longer lives. The site offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are all totally free (unlike some of the branded diet sites).
  • SparkRecipes -- healthy recipes from SparkPeople... including low-fat and low-carb recipes for poulty, beef/pork, fish, appetizers, side items, snacks, and desserts -- as well as recipes for vegetarians. All recipes are free.
  • VegTaste -- a community for vegetarians and vegans -- or anyone interested in the healthy veggie lifestyle -- to share their experiences, news, stories, and recipes.
  • More coming soon!

Empowering Nutrition, Diet, and Recipe Books

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FEATURED RECIPE/COOKBOOK:
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  • Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition, by Irma Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. Simply the greatest teaching cookbook ever written -- and selected by The New York Public Library as one of the 150 most important and influential books of the twentieth century. This book has taught tens of millions of people to cook, helped feed and delight millions beyond that, answered countless kitchen and food questions, and averted many a cooking crisis.

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