Your Questions About 343 Industries

Donna asks…

On July 1, 2010, Brower Industries Inc. issued $8,900,000 of 9-year, 10% bonds at an effective interest rate o?

On July 1, 2010, Brower Industries Inc. issued $8,900,000 of 9-year, 10% bonds at an effective interest rate of 12%, receiving cash of $7,936,343. Interest on the bonds is payable semiannually on December 31 and June 30. The fiscal year of the company is the calendar year.

What would the first semiannual interest payment on December 31, 2010, and the amortization of the bond discount, using the straight-line method? (Round to the nearest dollar.)


Based on a 10% interest rate and semi-annual payments, the interest earned is 5% of the face amount every 6 months. Hence, $8,900,000 x 0.05 = $435,000. If the interest rate is 10% this is the effective interest rate. The yield to the investor is higher, if he bought the bonds at a discount, but this is not specified in your problem.

The annual bond discount amortization is: $8,900,000 – 7,936,343 = $936,657 divided by 9 years = $107,073 per year. In the fiscal year 2010 only one half that amount is written off, or $53,537.

Charles asks…

Whos looking forward to halo 4?

Who’s looking Forward to halo 4 next year?I can wait to see how 343 industries do on it but it shouldnt be much different seeing as a load of bungie employees are working there now and they have been working with bungie for a while now


F*ck no! PS3 FTW!!

That was actually a troll joke, based on the trailer it looks pretty sick but i liked every halo game except for Halo ODST that i really didn’t enjoy it that much.

Mandy asks…

Halo reach jun’s accent And future?

So according to the legendary edition commentary jun survives reach and his location is unknown. Do you think 343 industries will have an appearance of jun in future games. And does anyone know his accent?


Jun does die. Just later on in a book. When they meet Dr. Halsey for the second time, Jun escorts her safely to some place and that’s when he dies. It’s not something you get to see or hear about in the game. This is what I have heard from the majority of people.
As for the accent….. I guess it kinda Russian. Just like Kat. She sounds Russian too.

Who knows they may add an extended version to reach in due time on how Jun does die.

Hoped I helped.

Linda asks…

Is halo going to ps3?

ok… i heard on gamespot that bungie’s exclusivity contract has expired and is going to ps3. I also heard that they are going to be run by activision. Is this true. I thought that they were going to 343 industries to continue the franchise, not activision. I hope this is mis-information and just wish-ful thinking from a bunch of ps3 fanboys…


They’re contract has ended, but i highly doubt that they’re going to make a Halo for Ps3, they might make a game for PS3, but i highly doubt it will be a part of Halo or the Halo Universe.

Chris asks…

Questions About Halo 4?

In the Halo 4 teaser trailer, does Master Chief have a jet pack or a thruster pack?
Has 343 Industries confirmed it was one of those?
Are Master Chief and Cortana landing on a Forerunners planet?


Well, in an E3 interview with Frank O’Connor, he said that “he deffinately had some kind of thruster didnt he?” Which doesnt really confirm its a jet pack.
And no, he wont be landing a Forerunner planet, cause in XBOX Live Market Place, Halo 4 has a page and the description says that “Masterchief faces his destiny and discover an ancient evil that…” and stuff, which is deffinately not Forerunners… But a new enemy :)
Hope this helps!

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Your Questions About Camomile

Michael asks…

Why did Karl Marx only ever drink camomile tea?

We was asked to think about this at the end of a lesson at college today, it might be a riddle, I’m not sure that’s why I’m asking.



Its an intellectual joke -

Why did Karl Marx drink camomile tea?

Because all property is theft…..

(Pierre-Joseph Proudhon originally).

William asks…

Is lavender or camomile harmful while pregnant?

It is one of these little sachet things you heat up in the microwave like a hot water bottle then put it in a cuddly toy, my back is killing me in work and I really want to use it but I know some of these scents can cause miscarriage (I am 16 weeks now) anyone know?


Those are both completely harmless.

Mark asks…

How much camomile tea is safe to give an infant with colic?


You should never give any child under the age of 2 any herbal teas. A much better remedy for colic which is usually caused by gas is Mylicon gas relief drops. You can also lay the baby belly-down across your lap and rub their back. It helps them pass gas which is difficult for a small baby to do on their own. Also placing the baby in their car seat or bouncy on top of a running dryer will often soothe a fussy baby. Of course, make sure to supervise so the dryer doesn’t vibrate the seat off and onto the floor.

Chris asks…

are dried camomile flowers ok for birds?

I have two cockatiels & was wondering if its ok for them to eat dired camomile flowers. Thanks in advance! :)


We give my bird dried chamomile tea bags, just to play with and it’s never done him any harm! Chamomile is a mild sedative to birds so it helps calm them, but don’t over use it because that can be dangerous!

Maria asks…

Any other books similar to Camomile Lawn?

I recently read Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley and really enjoyed it. I like books that cover people’s lives and over a large period of time.

Anyone know of any other good books that are similar to this?

Thanks :)


You could try henning mankell, he writes family sagas.
I too read camomile lawn, i just loved it!
Also good are books by eduard keyserling

i hope i could help

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Your Questions About Healthy Snacks

Ruth asks…

I need a healthy snack!?

I am trying so hard to lose weight. I’ve given up my beloved salty chips and Frito’s, I’ve given up soda. But I need something EASY and right at hand to snack on. Something fairly nutritious. I get SO tired of baby carrots! I like nuts and I know they are good for me but they are also high in calories.

Is canned fruit any good? I love fruit but most of the fruit you buy in grocery stores nowadays has NO flavor at all. (I think it’s a shame that a whole generation is growing up not knowing what an apple, pear or orange is SUPPOSED to taste like!)

I’d love some suggestions for healthy, EASY snacks. Thanks!
Holy Cow! You guys are giving me some GREAT ideas! Keep them coming!



1 egg
1/2 c. Vegetable oil
3/4 c. Milk
2 c. Wheat flour
1/3 c. Sugar
3 tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp. Salt
1 c. Chopped fruit (peaches, apples, prunes)
1/2 c. Brown sugar (optional)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Use muffin cups or grease bottoms of muffin pans. Beat egg. Stir in oil, milk and fruit. Stir in remaining ingredients all at once, just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.


1 stalk celery or
1 firm banana, sliced in half lengthwise
Peanut butter
Raisins, nuts, sunflower seeds, etc.

Spread peanut butter on celery stalk or half of banana. Add raisins, nuts, or any other topping you like. Enjoy!


1 c. Chunky peanut butter
2/3 c. Honey
1/2 c. Powdered milk
16 graham crackers, crushed fine or 1 1/4 cups crumbs

Combine peanut butter, honey, and dry milk, stir until blended well. Add cracker crumbs, stir well. Grease hands, roll mixture into ping-pong size balls or smaller if desired. Then roll in either shredded coconut or wheat germ. Best if kept refrigerated.


Ken asks…

Healthy snacks?

what are some healthy snacks?

also, how much times a day should i do cardio work outs?


Healthy snacks – fruits and vegetables – baby carrots, celery sticks, dried fruits and granola bars. Avoid chips, and fried foods, and also fast food. For cardio don’t over work yourself, 30 mins – hour three days a weeks and lift weights too to tone the body. And don’t tie yourself down with elipticals and treadmills, try some other forms of exercise – martial arts, dancing, biking, swimming… Have fun and good luck…

Donald asks…

Healthy cat snacks,, like vegitables, fruit?

i have a 7- year old cat and i hate feeding her store bought snacks.. do u have any recipies for car homemade cat treats? Also, how about some healthy vegitable or fruit snacks to give her to munch on? THANK YOU!! :)


“Healthy vegetable or fruit snacks” are NOT healthy for cats anymore than a raw vole is healthy for you!

Cats are obligate carnivores. Their bodies are made for hunting and for eating their prey – and that which is closest to cats’ prey is what is healthiest for them. That means animal matter – only.

If you’d like to make an easy cat treat you can boil an egg and offer the cat bits of the yolk. I wouldn’t feed a cat more than a couple a week but I have three cats who love egg yolks.

For some information on cat nutrition read:

Laura asks…

Quick and easy healthy snacks?

Just hungry for a snack…nothing big..any quick, easy, and healthy snack ideas?


My favorite snack is smoothies! (great grab and go breakfast or post workout snack)

Here is my basic recipe:
-Yoplait Greek Plain yogurt (17 grams of protein and an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D). I like Yoplait Greek because it has both calcium and vitamin D, which not all greek yogurts do)
-Frozen mixed berries, mango, or other favorites of choice
-Small amount of juice for flavor and moisture

Here are some of my other favorites snacks:
-String Cheese and an apple (buy flavorful varieties like Pink Lady, or Honeycrisp)
-6 oz. Yoplait Light with frozen berries (love Yoplait Key Lime Pie and Banana Cream Pie flavors). This is also good with crushed graham crackers in the above flavors!
-Cottage Cheese and whole grain crackers (love 1-2% small curd)
-Celery and Hummus
-Corn Tortilla wrap with veggies and low-fat meat. I put a little salsa and small amount of low-fat cream cheese in mine.
-Trail Mix (whole grain cereal, dried fruit, nuts)

I also like to cut up veggies and use the following dip:
Sun Dried Tomato Dip
8 sun-dried tomato halves, (not oil-packed)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 teaspoon freeze-dried chives
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 containers Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
Assorted cut-up fresh vegetables (carrots, zucchini, bell pepper)


1. Place tomato halves in 1 inch water in 1 1/2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or until water has evaporated.
2. Place tomatoes and remaining ingredients except yogurt in blender or food processor. Cover and blend on medium-high speed until smooth.
3. Place tomato mixture in medium glass or plastic bowl. Stir in yogurt. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.

Here are some websites that I like for snack ideas:

Paul asks…

Healthy snacks I can bring to work?

I work Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 5:00 pm. Im trying to boost my metabolism and everyone says to do that you should eat every 3 hours. I would like to start doing that but I dont know what I could eat that would be healthy. So Im looking for things I can snack on that are healthy every few hours that I wont end up spending a ton of $$ on each week. Thanks for your help! :)



Healthy snacks should include pieces of fruit, veges and protein sources such as hard boiled eggs, peanuts and nuts (but not too many nuts as they are high in calories and fat). Try and do some research on what people suggest based on their experience as its not always easy to stick to fruit and veges as it gets really boring!

Also although fruit is really handy and easy to eat at work, you need to make sure that you stick to no more than 2 servings a day because fruit is high in sugar which is not good if you are trying to lose weight, just keep it in moderation. The link below I pasted in also sounds like a good snack for you which is handy for you to take to work as its quick, easy and low in calories. I am starting to incorporate the bars as my mid morn or mid afternoon snack also because they are low in calories. In order to lose weight, you need to ensure that your snacks are low in calories, I like the fitness bar idea because its under 100 calories, so maybe it would be something that you could easily take to snack on at work?


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Your Questions About Healthy Foods For Kids

Nancy asks…

Why teenagers do not like healthy food?

my son always do not eat healthy food like broccoli fruits… why is that so?
my son always do not eat healthy food like broccoli and fruits… why is that so?


1)the diet in t heir toddler years must have exposed them to natural food on a regular basis and if a kid said no to a food it must still have been presented,

its easier to eat a bag of chips than to cut up fruit

its also trendier in the young to eat “fast food” i bet the amount of advertising on fast food on tv is 10 times the fruit and health option

Sandra asks…

what’s the best way to get kids to eat healthy food??


Feed them food from the get-go. Start them off with healthy snacks. Don’t have too many treats around the house, and when it’s time for desert give them things that are low or non fat. They will eventually like the taste of healthier foods better.

Maria asks…

Please parents find your kids healthy foods!!?

Oh wow I have travelled the world and have spent the past 6 months substitute teaching in america. I have seen over weight children all over the world but not near as much as you see here in america
Please parents – keep the fast food to a minimum. Once a week is plenty. Give your kids healthy meals with fruits, veg, milk.
Please you don’t want your kids to have to go through teenage or adult years been fat!


Your perfectly right i see overweight people all the time not just kids also adults we need to have more exercise in school for the kids and in jobs and healthier foods where we eat

Thomas asks…

what are some ways to get your kids to eat healthy food?


The kids are so hungry when they get home from school, they’ll eat anything! That’s a good time to have a plate of raw vegetables and fruit waiting on the table for them. Today we are having a cheese and deli turkey snack with fruit. Sometime they (4 of them) have yogurt. Occasionally, I will make a smoothie with frozen yogurt and fruit. We don’t eat dinner until seven. After school is a good time to sneak in healthy foods. Strike while the iron is hot! No one ever says, “I’m not hungry!”

Susan asks…

Healthy fast food ideas?

I have to design a healthy fast food menu for kids/teenagers but I’m stuck for ideas? Do you know what drinks, mains, staters and deserts I can include? Thanks.


Chicken tacos – make the chicken stewed in Rotel, substiture a premixed salad mix for iceberg, chopped tomato, sliced avocado or just mash it for ‘guacamole’, low fat cheese, chopped cucumbers. Serve with healthy chips, look for a healthy version such as whole corn, and salsa. Dessert could be fruit smoothie or yogurt with fresh fruit and make a parfait.

Spaghetti modified so you use squash and zucchini that you slice up and use as a half and half base with healthy noodles. Toss in lean ground meat. Serve with salad and frozen yogurt or gelatto as dessert. Easy to make in a small or large batch, reheats well, includes your main food groups.

Grilled egg & cheese sandwich with a side of soup, such as tomato or a veggie soup.

Veggie omelet – light cheese, broccoli florets, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, artichoke hearts etc. Serve with toast and fruit. Easy to keep your ingredients together and then omelet is quick to make.

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Your Questions About 2010 Movies

Linda asks…

Where can I watch 2010 sundance festival movies online for free?

I want to watch a movie from 2010‘s Sundance Festival. It’s called New Low and I’ve tried looking for it everywhere. :) I want to watch it online for free too :)


this method actually works and has no surveys or fees downloads etc.

Just goto google and type in the name of the film followed by the word megavideo.
The links on the screen should take you to a site which links you to the video.

Blinkx is a good search engine for links to real streaming websites.

Chris asks…

What are the BEST movies of 2010 so far and the WORST?

i dont watch movies that much so can you guys tell me some good movies in 2010 that are the best and the ones that suck to stay away from? ill appreciate it ;)


-The Lovely Bones
-Dear John
-The Last Song
-Shutter Island
-Alice In Wonderland
-Remember Me
-The Runaways
-The Other Guys
-Charlie St.Cloud
-Step Up 3D

-Valentine’s Day(The movie was kind of boring)
-When In Rome(Takes alittle while to get to the point of the movie)
-The Switch
-Piranha 3-D
-The Last Airbender

Hope This Helps(:

Michael asks…

What are some good newer(2000-2010) movies to watch?

im bored so i want do watch a good movie. i like scary, funny, and action movies.


I might be a bit biased cuz im a girl but here are a few:
- the ugly truth
- the blind side
- the proposal
- avatar…heard its really good

Thomas asks…

What are some good 2006 ~ 2010 anime movies that I can watch?

I’ve been scouring the net for good 2006 through 2010 anime movies but so far, all i can’t find any good ones except for Bleach :/ i’ve seen all 3 movies and waiting for the 4th one now…
anyhow, a list of anime movies would be nice (: thanks~!!!


I know you said 2006-2010 but some of these are a little older.
They are all great movies though, i love every single one of them!
And I’m sure you’ve seen some of them but here you go!

Arrietty 2010
The Cat Returns 2002
Grave of Fireflies 1988
Howl’s Moving castle 2004
Spirited Away 2001
Kiki’s Delivery service 1989
Castle in the Sky 1986
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 1984
Porco Rosso 1992
Whisper of the Heart 1995
Tales From Earthsea 2006
Princess Mononoke 1997
Ponyo 2008
Mind Game 2004
Dead Leaves 2004
Paprika 2006
Steam Boy 2004
Summer Wars 2009
Sword of the Stranger 2007
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 2006

You can watch all of them on either on or by the way.

Donna asks…

How many movies came out in 2010?

I’m doing a paper on the best movies of 2010 for school and I need to know how many movies came out in 2010 (movies that were in theaters only) in America.



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Your Questions About Healthy Kids

Ken asks…

Is sperming healthy for kids?


If you mean is it healthy for teenager kids to masturbate and let out sperm then yes. If you mean young kids and sperm then nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo its child abuse u nutter!!

Donald asks…

Cheap, easy, healthy, kid-friendly meal ideas?

I am 22, just out of college, got a fulltime job, and just inherited my three younger brothers and sisters. I don’t have the money to take them out to eat a lot, and have next to no cooking skills – but trying to learn. We have existed on a diet of ramen noodles, hot dogs, and warmed up fishsticks, chicken nuggets, and pizza. And mac and cheese, must not forget the mac and cheese.

I tried looking at some cookbooks in the bookstore. They scared me. Sorry, but I don’t think the kids are going to eat “Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce” Matter of fact I am certain of it, because I asked and they just looked at me. We have been laughing about it ever since.

But seriously, I wanna feed them good food. They have had a crappy time of it, and I figure its the least I can do. Healthy stuff, not the three times warmed up crap I got off the grocery store freezer shelf up till now.

I tried my own list. I got spaghetti – how hard can it be? Chili. I think I can do chili. I am honestly at a loss for anything else though. Any ideas are appreciated. Nothing too complicated, I work all day and don’t have the time or energy for it. Just normal food. If you have a cookbook with SIMPLE food for someone who can barely boil water, please dear god tell me – but don’t throw it up there unless you personally own and use the book.


Bless your heart, and good luck with the kids! Hope everything goes well for you.

A few things:
1-Love your crockpot. If you do not have one, buy one. It can literally be the best investment for your meals ever. Most of the time you toss ingredients in in the morning, and when you walk in the door in the evening your dinner is ready.
2-Plan your meals. You don’t need to know the precise day, but know what meals you will make. This will cut down on the “omg so tired staring into the fridge and pantry” syndrome.
3-Theres nothing wrong with using convinience foods! Just use them in moderation, and realize they can be “tweaked” into entirely different dishes.

As far as a cookbook, I have the perfect cookbook for you! 1001 Recipes: Short, Easy, Inexpensive. I got it at my local dollar store, and have loved it ever since. You may also want to invest in a Betty Crocker Cookbook – not just because many of the dishes are fantastic, but it teaches you how to cook.

Some Meal Ideas:
Pasta Salads
Chicke Dijon – chicken breasts, mustard, bread crumbs, bake
BBQ Chicken – chicken breasts, BBQ sauce
Grilled steak, chicken, porkchops, etc
Ham Steak – slap some butter and brown sugar on that baby and bake.
Italian Chicken – chicken breasts and italian dressing. Marinate the chicken in the dressing, in other words let it sit overnight.
A good casserole I feed my kids and they love it – Hamburger meat, chopped onion, baked beans
Pot Roast – super easy with a pot roast spice mix

David asks…

Can we still have healthy kids?

I’m 27, and I’m married to my great husband, he’s 50.

I just wanted to know if his age will get in the way of us having children…

He’s pretty healthy, he’s a vegetarian though… so he doesn’t get a lot of his daily nutrients sometimes.


Aging does decrease the quantity of semen (.03ml per year after 22) and some sperm quality (the sperm are not as able to swim as fast to the egg). However, at 50, if he was fertile when he was younger he is probably still fertile. Even though older men are making more “defective” sperm than younger men, these sperm will never beat out the good sperm.

If you are planning on having kids, and he does care about the health of the baby, I strongly suggest that you see a nutritionist or doctor together to work on his diet, at LEAST for 100 days before you try to conceive (this is how long a sperm cells develops)! He needs to be eating lots of protein, which can be hard while also being vegetarian. He should also consider taking vitamins. See the 2nd link for detailed list of what it takes to have great sperm.

Lizzie asks…

Healthy Lunches For Kids?

I have one girl. she is going into middle school. she always complanes about her lunches this years i want to have healthier lunches for her. a.k.a does any know if ham+cheese is healthy?
i dont want to spend lots of time cooking stuff for her for the next day.


Ham and cheese is good, turkey or deli chicken and cheese is lower-fat. There’s also chicken salad, tuna salad, and egg salad to consider. I always liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches in my lunches as a kid. Always use whole grain bread. If your daughter is looking for a more grown-up sandwich, you can spiff one up by adding romaine lettuce or baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado, cucumber slices, pepperocini, black olives, pickles, relishes, or chutneys, bell pepper slices, red onion, etc… You can also add interesting flavor combinations by packing little sides of different mustards and spreads.

Whole pieces of fruit travel well, so do baby carrots and celery sticks. Banana crisps are fun, or a small bag of nuts, trail mix, or granola. Stay away from prepackaged, processed foods, like Lunchables, fruit and pudding cups, etc. They are chock-full of preservatives and chemicals. The healthiest foods don’t have a long shelf life, long ingredient lists, or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Prepackaged foods are also much more expensive, ounce for ounce.

Betty asks…

How healthy do your kids eat?

After watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution- I am still pretty much stunned 2 days later.

Kindergartners couldn’t identify a potato or tomato. They were calling an eggplant a pear. Didn’t know what fresh broccoli was. That really can’t be the *norm*. I just can’t believe that. My kids could identify a majority of fruits and veggies by 2.5 to 3 years of age. Sure, things like eggplant and turnips might have been a little more difficult, but broccoli, potato, celery?

After my kids watched how chicken nuggets were made they both vowed to never ask for them again, unless I make them from scratch.

Other thing is- the school cafeteria ladies thought there was nothing wrong with the school lunches and that they were *healthy*. Really?

So now I’m wondering if people really know what *healthy* means.

How healthy do your kids eat?
When your family eats out do you choose places like subway or places like McDonald’s?
What sort of snacks do you keep on hand for your kids?
Zorro- While I do agree that the media changes what they pedal as healthy more often than not, the basics haven’t ever changed. Fresh fruits, veggies and unprocessed foods win out consistently.
Here ya go, Jolly (on the veggie thing).. I can’t find the chicken nugget clip- but I bet it’s on youtube, too.


First of all, everyone’s definition of healthy is not all the same. I think of healthy as things that work for your body and limiting refined/processed foods. But I also want to enjoy what I eat and not only eat seeds and twigs. I’m not a chicken here, lol.

Wow, hmm, well my kids know basic fruits and veggies. If you go getting into things like kiwis or mangos, they aren’t sure what to call those.

My son is 4 and he can identify tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, carrots, onions, apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, grapes and blueberries. That’s pretty good for his age I think. Every time we go to the store I point out and name most of the produce.

I don’t think my kids would vow to never eat any processed food again. I’ve seen how hot dogs are made and I still enjoy them on the rare occasion. But I can see where your girls may have found it unappealing seeing how chicken nuggets were made.

My kids eat fairly healthy. There’s always room for improvement. We tend to choose more Subway or Chick-Fli-A over most fast food places. As for snacks, we have Nutrigrain bars, apples, bananas, grapes, cheese, Goldfish crackers, and apple sauce (no sugar added). We stick to healthier options, but not always unprocessed. Sometimes it’s easier to grab two Nutrigrain bars on the way out than it is to clean up the mess of bananas squished in your seats :P

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods To Eat

Sharon asks…

what healthy foods can i eat?

I want to eat healthily, (i don’t eat dairy at all).
Baring in mind i am a Uni student so dont have alot of money to spend.
What healthy foods can i eat for lunch and dinner?

This is not to lose weight, i just want to become more healthy, thanks


Here are some very healthy food that you can try that are pretty simple and cheap:

– black beans
– 5 Minuit brown rice
– wild rice
– peanut butter
– whole wheat bread ( try to stay away from white bread )
– whole wheat pasta ( try to stay away from white past and whole wheat pasta is the same price and white pasta so no worries there )
– apples
– oranges
– berries ( all berries are very healthy and pretty cheap )
– frozen chicken ( very healthy and cheap and easy to cook )
– soup ( you can get canned soup just look out for high salt content )
– salads ( i would try to go with low fat salad dressings and stay away from creamy dressing )
– dried fruit ( there always pretty cheap and will last allot longer the fresh fruit will so your not wasting your money on roting fruit )
– apple sauce
– no sugar jello
– sweet potato’s
– instant oatmeal
– party nut mix
– rice cakes ( some have no taste but if you put peanut butter on it is taste great and is cheap and healthy )
– pretzels
– deli meats ( healthy to put on whole wheat bread )

i hope this helps! Good luck!

Susan asks…

eating healthy food…?

Im 14 years old and work out. At the same time i want to be eating healthy food for growth. Can you name some healthy foods i should eat.


Fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains and raw nuts, lean organic meats, fish, eggs and other high protein foods. If you want to build muscle, you need plenty of protein (preferably from food rather than supplements), vitamins, minerals, and essential oils. The foods I listed will provide you with everything you need.

Laura asks…

What are the healthiest foods one can eat?

And don’t say Celery because “You burn more calories eating it, than the amount of calories the actual Celery has in it”.

I want to know about some foods with very good nutritional value. I’m in the mood to change what I eat everyday and get super healthy!

Any help would be appreciated,
Thank yoooou!



I think it was the ancient Greeks who advocated “moderation in all things”. A well balanced diet that includes fresh raw fruits and vegetables every day, high quality dairy products, some protein (not necessarily from meat), whole grain products that don’t come from refined white flour and other carbs that do not have refined white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, or artificial sweeteners. Of course you can have some great chocolate from time to time or an ice cream cone, a slice of birthday cake or even a french fry or chips once in a while. Just don’t make them a part of your daily or even weekly diet.

Experiment to see if you function better on a higher fat and lower carb eating plan or on a low fat plan that lets you get more of your calories from carbs. You will be able to tell if you are hungry between meals a lot or your blood sugar crashes at 11 and 3. You may be a natural grazer who needs to eat 4 or 5 times a day only a little each time or you might have a long attention span and can go 5 or 6 hours before you need to fuel up. Using common sense when choosing food, being intentional and paying attention to your food when you eat and caring enough to only feed yourself the very best will keep you trim and healthy your whole life and you won’t miss a single yummy thing. Moderation in all things, yeah.

Donald asks…

if i cant eat healthy food how can i get skinny?

The reason I can’t eat healthy is because my family’s broke and were lucky if we have any food. I love soccer and I usually play but I’m out of shape and I wanna play soccer but I breath hard when I go up and down the steps. I’m not fat I’m just out of shape, im a little chubby but a average size.


Actually healthy food costs less than garbage. A BIG bag of spinach at Costco is $4 – 2.5 lbs – and spinach is one of the best things you can put in your mouth. They have big bags of broccoli too – and really good greens..

Beans – which are one of the most healthy things there are – are just about given away at the store. For a $1 you can feed an entire army. A 1 lbs bag of beans has about three cups which make 8 or 10 cups of food – you mix that with some vegetables – and you have really healthy – really cheap food.

You eat good food instead of garbage for a month and you’ll feel a lot better overall.

Think High nutrition/Low calories. Leave out the bread, pasta, white rice, white potatoes, breakfast cereals – that’s all junk food. Leave out any prepared meats like lunch meat, sausage, bacon, ham. It’s mostly salt and nitrates.

With a little bit of real meat, some beans and some vegetables, YOU can eat what your grandparents ate – actual food.

Lisa asks…

What are some healthy foods I can eat?

I’m overweight right now and I’m exercising but the diet part is harder. I like to eat and like food and I don’t know what I ca eat that’s also very good. I eat a lot of fruit
Cut out bread and pasta and stuff but what can I eat. Eating healthy Is expensive


I have gone back onto a diet as I’ve put on a few kilos of late and want to lose it fast. The diet I originally used was called Weight Loss For Idiots. You can join online and you get to pick all of the foods that you like to eat. Then the program designs a menu for you and all you do is follow it. It’s super easy. On this diet you do not need to exercise at all. From memory you do the diet for 11 days and then you get 2 days to eat what you like. Within reason of course – you can’t go and eat 10 donuts for example. The 2 days off tricks your metabolism so that when you go back on the diet for the next 11 days you lose even more weight. I absolutely swear by this diet and it’s nothing but healthy food.

I printed out my menus and have kept them and I go back to them each time I want to lose a little bit of weight.

There is a website I found the other day which is great. You put your weight and height in and then you can choose how many calories you want to eat each day and you also get menu suggestions.
It tells you how many calories you need to eat each day to maintain weight or to lose it.


You can also find calorie information on foods on the internet so if you’re ever in doubt about the calorie intake on a food you can look it up.

I worked out that I could easily eat 1400 calories and still lose weight. I currently am eating around 1100 to 1200 per day so I’m killing that, and doing it easily.

Choose foods from the meat, vegetable, fruit and dairy categories and eat until you are full. Eggs and nuts are also okay to eat every day if you want to. When eating nuts though, a very small handful is enough – no more than this. Make sure you ditch the soft drinks and instead you can drink coffee (with sweetener), tea – including herbal, water, low fat milk.

I do not eat any bread, rice, pasta or starchy vegetables (like potatoes) when I’m trying to lose weight.

I get plenty of exercise when I walk my dogs every day so I don’t do much extra but you can if you want to.

Do not put any processed foods on your plate at all. Basically if it doesn’t come from an animal, a tree or grown in the ground, don’t eat it.

Always remember to try to have some protein with every meal. Protein is what keeps you feeling full.

I hope that helps. Good luck with your weight loss!

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Michael asks…

Healthy Recipes!!?

I need help adding to my healthy recipe collection! we are getting in a rut with eating the same things over and over!! My husband and I do try to eat healthy (as we both need to lose poundage!!) i am looking for some simple, quick, healthy dinner time meals and snacks (we have twins at home and he works 12hrs/day 6 days a week…so PLEASE ver SIMPLE and QUICK)!!!!! Thank You!!!


When I’m looking for healthy, quick recipes, I’ve been hitting Martha Stewart”s website lately. She has alot of “light and healthy” choices, and they’re usually pretty quick to make. Here’s a real good one for you to try..(Good luck losing the poundage)..

***Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps***

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and thinly sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
12 to 16 Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and golden, about 4 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).
Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.
Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture; remove from heat. Add chicken and any accumulated juices; toss to coat. Serve in lettuce cups.

****Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp****

4 corn tortillas (5-inch)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
1 large head romaine lettuce (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.
Heat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining teaspoon each oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shrimp flat on a broiler pan, and cook until browned and opaque throughout, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, Parmesan, anchovies, and up to 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide among plates, and top each with shrimp and broken tortillas. Garnish with more Parmesan.

Donald asks…

Healthy Dinner Recipes?

My husband and I are both over weight and we are trying to eat healthier. I need more dinner recipes. I’m tired of eating chicken and green beans. Please help!!! Also I have young children so they need to be somewhat kid friendly.


Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content


Canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 large egg whites
1 pound chicken tenders

1.Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
2.Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
3.Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.
4.Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes

EatingWell’s Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni pizza gets a healthful makeover with whole-wheat pizza dough and a flavorful tomato sauce that, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree, provides extra beta carotene and fiber. We’ve topped the pie with low-fat turkey pepperoni, but if you like, use your favorite sliced vegetables instead

1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Shopping Tip), thawed if frozen
1 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni (1/2 cup)

1.Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2.Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
3.Whisk pumpkin puree, tomato sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl until combined.
4.Spread sauce evenly over the baked crust. Top with mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni. Bake until the crust is crispy on the edges and the cheeses have melted, about 12 minutes.

David asks…

Really healthy yummy recipe for dinner!?


This is one of the most delicious and easy healthy dinner recipes that you will find. Not only is it extra yummy, but you don’t have to stand at the stove all day muttering under your breath. You’re done in about 15 minutes!

Here’s what you’ll need to create this quick and easy meal –

• 1 medium package whole wheat soft tortillas

• 1 package of fresh baby spinach

• 1 8oz package low-fat mozzarella

• 1 can organic black beans

• 1 Tbsp black pepper

• 1 jar veggie salsa of your choice

First, you will heat the beans on medium low heat until they are hot. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray.

Chop your baby spinach finely.

Get 8 tortillas ready and spoon about 2-3 tbsp of the heated beans on one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle a dash of pepper on the beans, and add a tablespoon or two of the mozzarella cheese.

Place these in the oven, open, for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melted. Take them out of the oven and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of spinach to each tortilla.

Fold the tortillas while the cheese is still hot, and cut each one into 4 quarters. You can dip these in the salsa, and they are yummy!

If you like a little spice in your food, sprinkle a dash of cayenne pepper on each quesadilla before you put it in the oven.

Betty asks…

Healthy, Tasty, Simple dinner recipe. DETAILS:?

priority # 1 is to have a healthy dinner recipe. I would prefer if beef/chicken is involved, however fish is also an option for me. Next comes tastiness and simplicity. I want something my maid can easily cook.
Quick links to other web pages are also accepted as responses so long the three aspects above are covered. Thanks a lot.


OK, now I’m jealous because I don’t have a maid cook for me. But, my hubby cooks for me most of the time. I looked through my recipes and here’s what I recommend. The chicken is awesome- I substitute potatoes for the fennel because I don’t like fennel.

Perfect Roast Chicken
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Rated: 5 stars out of 5

Cook Time:1 hr 30 min
Level: Intermediate
Yield: 8 servings


1 (5 to 6 pound) roasting chicken
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
1 lemon, halved
1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced
4 carrots cut into 2-inch chunks
1 bulb of fennel, tops removed, and cut into wedges
Olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the onions, carrots, and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.

Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.

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Asian Grilled Salmon
Barefoot Contessa

Rated: 5 stars out of 5

1 side fresh salmon, boned but skin on (about 3 pounds)

For the marinade:
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons good soy sauce
6 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Light charcoal briquettes in a grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to keep the salmon from sticking.

While the grill is heating, lay the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut it crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the salmon and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.

Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill; discard the marinade the fish was sitting in. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. The salmon will be slightly raw in the center, but don’t worry; it will keep cooking as it sits.

Transfer the fish to a flat plate, skin side down, and spoon the reserved marinade on top. Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

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Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette
Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay

Rated: 5 stars out of 5

3/4 pound orzo, cooked al dente
1 large cucumber, seeded, quartered lengthwise, and sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil, plus additional for brushing shrimp
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
16 medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined

Combine orzo, cucumber, green onions, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Place dill, vinegar, and mustard in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the vinaigrette over the orzo mixture and stir well to combine. Gently fold in the feta cheese.

Heat grill to high. Brush shrimp with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for approximately 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Divide orzo salad among 4 take-out containers or plates and top with 4 shrimp. Garnish with additional dill.

I usually say Happy Cooking- but in this case, I’ll say Happy Eating!

Sandy asks…

Healthy family dinner recipe?

can some one Give me a dinner recipe that I can cook for my family tonight. I Just need a simple recipes because I am one of the worst cooks ever but they agreed I could try to make my family healthier by cooking 1 healthy dinner once a week.



That’s a great idea! If you want your family to be healthy and live well, they need to eat well. Here is a site that has tons of recipes for you and your family! Just click on a recipe that sounds good to you.


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Sandy asks…

Any good and healthy baby food recipes?


When you say baby…. What age? First foods at 6 months? Or like a 8 or 9 month old???
If its first food… Just puree everything.
Fresh food…dont add anything to it.
For example, if your having mashed potatoes for dinner… Before you add your butter, milk and salt… Take out a little portion for your bub. They dont need all that extra rubbish, they are going to be gobsmacked by a plain potatoe taste! Haha. Put some of your breastmilk or some of the prepared formula, whichever you use, in with the potatoe and puree with a mini processer or blender of some sort. She or he will love it because there is the farmiliarity of the milk taste, but a new texture and flavour with the potatoe.
Do the same with pumpkin or sweet potato.

Also, if you puree vegetables and it still feels too chunky, just add a bit of water and blend some more. Usually water makes the consistency alot smoother.

Another one that is really tasty is cooking up a bit of risoni (a mini pasta available in supermarket) cooked chicken and corn. About equal portions. My bub ate it up every time with wide eyes!

Try pureed avocado and cuecumber for a hot day. (seeded cuecumber of course)

there are thousands of recipes online.

Best thing to remember for healthy food, is, do not use salt or sugar in your childs cooking. They do not need the flavour, there tastebuds are brilliant and the natural flavours will be satisfying enough and if you keep it up they might even prefer savoury to sweet things when they are older. Its starting them off to a healthy diet forever :-)

for breakfast start with FAREX… Available in supermarkets, iron enriched trusted food for infants. This is the very first thing my kids ever had, for a week or two its all they had until they got the hang of eating! Then went to pureed foods from there. Also, porridge cooked in water and thickened with your babies usual milk will satisfy. Rather than adding sugar or honey or syrup for flavor and sweetness, chop up finely one pitted prune. But a small pack, they keep in the fridge for weeks and babies LOVE the natural sweetness. Note that the prune is only suitable when your baby is able to pick at finger food or handle a little more texture. No matter how small you chop it, even though its squishy, a baby just introduced to solids may choke or just simply spit it out. You could try pureeing it but youd need more than one coz itll probably stick to the processor n u wont be able to get it all off.

Anyways hope thats helped.

Maybe buy a baby food book… Or just google recipes for your childs age group.

Sharon asks…

healthy food recipes!!!?

okay i really want to eat healthy and i want to find some recipes that i can make. so anything would help like websites or even 1 recipe would work. plz help!!!


Healthy Tostadas:

35 min 20 min prep
3 servings

6 corn tortillas
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 tomato, chopped
green onions, chopped

1. Pour olive oil in pan and heat on med-high heat.
2. Put corn tortillas in one at a time and fry till brown and crispy, then put them on plate lined with paper towel to drain.
3. Drain oil and add ground beef to pan.
4. Brown ground beef and drain fat.
5. Add red pepper, garlic powder and sea salt.
6. Mix ingredients until well mixed and put on top of tortilla, add chopped tomato, green onion and lettuce and top with salsa if desired.
7. You can also add cheese and sour cream if desired.

Mark asks…

healthy chinese food recipes?

I want either something with rice or noodles chinesy style that doesnt contain 10,000 calories but all my recipes are high in fat. Does anyone know of any healthy chinese recipes?



Most authentic Chinese dishes are actually quite low in fat, and this article states some differences between authentic and westernized Chinese food:

If you’re a seafood lover, try steamed fish or scallops on the half shell, they are usually spiced up with shredded gingers, garlic, chilli, spring onion or coriander, with soy sauce. You may try these recipes:

Stirfrys are great to be served with either plain rice or noodles! You can stir fry veggies with or without meat, sliced lean meat, seafood or tofu will be a better option if you’re concerned about the fat content.

With a good quality non-stick pan, you only need a small amount of oil to sautee (minced ginger, garlic, chili, or spring onions), add the marinated meat and then veggies. Stir fry for 1- 2 minutes and then cover. If you prefer a thicker sauce, a mixture of “corn flour & water” can be added in when everything is cooked. Turn off the heat when it bubbles. Season with salt or soy.

Hope this may help!

Laura asks…

Healthy food recipes?

Do you know any tasty healthy food recipes or a website where I can find some.

My mom has high blood pressure and high cholesterol and needs to eat healthy. Ive cooked some steamed veggies, fish, salads, and chicken with veggies. She eats it but says she wants real food. She is used to eating really unhealthy. When she cooks she will make steak or something really fatty. So Ive decided to make all the family meals. I need some tasty and healthy recipes. My dad could loose some weight too. I don’t eat red meat and eat rather healthy but my mom doesn’t like my “rabbit food”.

Thanks in advance.


Raspberry Glazed Rosemary Chicken

* 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary
* 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
* 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
* 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
* 1/4 cup chicken broth
* 1 cup raspberry preserves
* 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a small bowl, stir together crushed rosemary, sage, and oregano.
3. Rub one side of each chicken breast with herb mixture. Place chicken herb-side up in a baking dish, and pour broth over the chicken.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
5. Place raspberry preserves in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat for 20 to 30 seconds to soften. Stir in honey mustard and rosemary.
6. Spread about 1 tablespoon of preserve mixture over each breast. Bake 10 minutes more.
Pesto Pasta with Chicken:

* 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
* crushed red pepper flakes to taste
* 1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and cut into strips
* 1/2 cup pesto sauce


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until tender, then stir in chicken. Season with red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is golden, and cooked through.
3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto. Toss to coat evenly.

I watched this on top chef and i though that this would be delicious and super healthy for a salad.(though i would omit the red peppers.)

Fruit and Roasted Red Peppers with Chimichurri:
1/4 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup diced watermelon
1/4 cup seedless green & red grapes, cut in half
1/4 cup diced cantelope
1/4 cup diced roasted red peppers strips
1 recipe Spicy mint chimichurri

1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until smooth but still chunky. (you can omit this step)
2. Transfer to a large bowl.

Spicy Mint Chimichurri:
1 tablespoon red chili flakes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped shallot
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

1. Combine fruit and red peppers with chimichurri sauce.
2. Mix well to coat all fruit.
3. Cover and set aside to allow to marinate for 10-30 minutes.
2 cups chopped baby spinach
5 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon

1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, olive oil and lemon juice. Toss gently to combine.

To Serve:
Divide spinach between plates. Arrange fruit mixture on top of spinach and garnish with gouda cheese.
Healthy Pita snack

* 4 whole wheat pita breads
* 1 tbp chooped fresh basil or 2 tsp dried basil
* 1/4 tsp black pepper
* 1/8 tsp dried thyme
* 36 cherry tomatoes, sliced
* 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350F, using a paring knife, split the pita breads horizontally; cut each into quarters. Place on a nonstick baking sheet. Lightly brush tops of pita wedges with the oil. In a small bowl, combine basil, pepper, and thyme; sprinkle evenly over pita wedges. Place 2 to 3 tomato slices on each wedge. Sprinkle evenly with parmesan. Bake until cheese is slightly browned and bread is crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Using a spatula, place the wedges on a serving platter and serve immediately, or cool on a wire rack and serve at room temperature.
Turkey kabobs

* 1/2 lb ground turkey
* 1 Tbsp minced garlic
* 1 Tbsp minced jalapenos
* 1/2 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
* 8 Tbsp olive oil
* 1/2 Tbsp salt
* 1/2 Tbsp ground black pepper
* 2 Tbsp coriander powder
* 1/2 Tbsp ground mango powder (amchur)
* 1 cup bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line tray with foil and grease slightly with olive oil. Combine all ingredients and form long thin kebobs. They should be approximately 5 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches thick. Place kebobs on tray and cook for about 15 minutes. Once the kebobs are cooked, squeeze fresh lemon juice on top before serving. Serve with tamarind chutney.
Vegetable Meat loaf

* 1 pound ground beef
* 1 cup soft whole wheat breadcrumbs
* 1/4 cup shredded carrot
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
* 2 TBLS finely chopped onion
* 2 TBLS finely chopped green pepper
* 1 egg slightly beaten
* 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
* 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 tsp. Pepper
* 1 16 oz. Can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
* Cooking Spray
* 2 TBLS. Catsup


Combine all ingredients except cooking spray and catsup. Coat a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray. Place meat mixture on broiler rack and shape into a 10 “X 6 inch loaf. Spread catsup over meat loaf. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until done.

Angel Hair Pasta with Peppers and Chicken

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoon minced garlic
1 large red bell pepper, julienned
3/4 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts
1 cup sugar snap pea pods
6 thick slices smoked deli chicken
2 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch salt
1 cup chicken broth
2 (8 ounce) packages angel hair pasta

In a large skillet, heat olive oil to medium high heat. Add the garlic, bell pepper, water chestnuts and pea pods. Reduce heat to medium low and cover. Cook for 5 minutes.
Cut chicken into strips, approximately 1/4 inch wide. Add the chicken, onion powder, ground black pepper and salt to the skillet. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes.
In a separate small saucepan, heat the chicken broth to a near boil. Pour the hot broth into the vegetable/chicken skillet. Toss and serve mixture over cooked angel hair pasta immediately.

Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste, and place in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the honey, mustard, basil, paprika, and parsley. Mix well. Pour 1/2 of this mixture over the chicken, and brush to cover.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over and brush with the remaining 1/2 of the honey mustard mixture. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Black Bean and Corn Pasta with Chicken

1 (16 ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
2 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a large skillet over low heat, cook corn and black beans, 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, reserving their juice. Season with salt and pepper, and cook 2 minutes more. Pour in enough tomato juice to cover and season with hot pepper sauce and Worcestershire. Increase heat slightly, stir in chicken, and heat through, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon over cooked pasta.

Grilled Tuna Salad

20 ounces fresh tuna steaks, 1 inch thick
3 tablespoons white wine
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups packed torn salad greens
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

Preheat grill for medium heat.
Place tuna in a glass dish. Prepare the vinaigrette by whisking together the wine, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rosemary, pepper, salt and garlic. Pour 2 tablespoons over fish and turn to coat. Marinate 15 to 30 minutes, turning once. Reserve remaining vinaigrette for salad dressing.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray and place on grill to heat 1 minute. Place tuna on grill 4 to 6 inches over hot coals. Cover with lid or tent with foil. Cook, turning once, just until tuna begins to flake easily when tested with a fork, about 7 minutes. Discard marinade.
Arrange salad greens on 4 plates. Place hot tuna on greens and add cherry tomatoes. Stir remaining vinaigrette and drizzle over salads.

Baja Bean Salad

1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup cucumber – peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 tablespoons diced onion
1 (6 ounce) container guacamole
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
shredded lettuce
corn tortilla chips

In a large bowl, toss together the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and onion.
In a small bowl, mix the guacamole, yogurt, and salt. If dressing seems thick, stir in a little milk. Stir into the bean mixture, and chill. Serve topped with the shredded lettuce and corn chips.

Barley Salad With Almonds And Apricots

1 1/2 cups pearl barley
4 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
3/4 cup dried apricots, sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mary asks…

Healthy Recipes?

Throw some healthy recipes at me; meal, snack, or drink. I need to lose some weight but I also love to eat tasty food.

Some vegetables I like: onions, mushrooms, Jalapeno and R,G,Y,O peppers, potatoes, and others. I am an omnivore, so I can eat cheese, eggs, milk, meats, etc.

I have a frying pan and a soup pot. I might buy a blender or wok. I am not opposed to international or oriental recipes.


Go for a wok….you can make so many tasty, healthy meals with it.

I love stir-frying chicken breast strips with mixed bell peppers, shrimp with pea pods, and beef with broccoli. Just some soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and you can have a lean meal with lots of veggies. Serve with brown rice.

Here’s a good Lo-mein recipe…you can add shrimp or chicken to it…

***No-Pain Lo Mein***

2 tablespoons (2 turns around the pan in a slow drizzle) vegetable or wok oil
1 cup (2 handfuls) snow peas, halved on a diagonal
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into match stick size pieces
1/2 pound assorted mushrooms (shiitake, straw, enoki, or oyster), coarsely chopped, if necessary
4 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
2 cups (about 4 handfuls) fresh bean spouts
2 inches fresh ginger root, minced or grated with hand grater
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lo mein noodles or thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente and drained well
1/2 cup aged tamari soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, several drops

Heat a wok-shaped skillet or large non-stick skillet over high heat. When pan is very hot, add oil, (it will smoke a bit) then, immediately add the snow peas, pepper, mushrooms, scallions, and bean sprouts. Stir fry for 1 minute to flavor the oil, then add the ginger and garlic, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles and toss with to combine. Add the soy sauce and toss the ingredients to coat noodles evenly with sauce. Transfer the lo mein to a serving platter and garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

***Chop Suey***

This recipe is a great use for leftover rotisserie chicken.

8 (3 by 3-inch) packaged Chinese wonton skins, separated
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 scallions, greens included, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup)
3 cloves garlic, sliced
4 cups sliced napa cabbage
3/4 cup celery, thinly sliced (about 4 celery hearts or 2 long stalks)
1 (8-ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and julienned
2 cups shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 6 ounces)
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon cooking sherry
2 cups cubed or shredded cooked turkey or chicken
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Brush a baking sheet and the wonton skins lightly on both sides with 2 teaspoons of oil. Season with salt and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Transfer to a cooling rack and reserve.

In a large heavy skillet or wok, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the scallion, garlic, cabbage, celery, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms and stir-fry until cabbage is soft and wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the sugar, 3/4 cup of the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil and cook for 3 minutes. Add the sherry-cornstarch mixture and, if the mixture is a little dry, the additional 1/4 cup chicken stock. Add the turkey or chicken and heat through. Serve the chop suey over the cooked brown rice and top with sesame seeds and reserved crushed wonton skins.

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Your Questions About Healthy Trim

Donna asks…

and exactly why does trimming your hair help it grow/be healthier?

i do believe that if you trim your hair every few months
it will make it healthier and grow faster but i’m not 100%
sure on why that is…
apart from cutting split ends off so your hair doesn’t
split all the way up…
how does having healthy ends off your hair affect
the growth of the roots?


You got the answer right in your question :)

The reason you need the haircuts is for one your hair will look better and more healthy and for two when you have damaged hair it just breaks off at the bottom so it never seems as if your hair is growing even when you know it is…for example i am a fake blonde and my roots start to show like crazy after a few weeks but my hair doesn’t seen any longer… And I’m thinking well why is this?? Well it’s because my hair is damaged and its breaking off at the ends… It doesn’t effect the growth from the root!!!

George asks…

which is healthier shaving or trimming?

i have a little confusion whether shaving is better or trimming is healthier for the skin
so i hope u will provide me the best answer .



Jenny asks…

healthy shiny hairrr ?!?!?

how do i keep my hair healthy and shiny during the hole day.
i cant get through a whole day without getting notty greasy and unshiny looking hair. my hair is healthy and everythign jus tcant keep ti like that during the day i dont touch it alot and it just seems to do it on its own i look at my friends hairs and they all are liek shiny and perfect how can i fix itt ?!??!


Are you shampooing everyday, then if so thats why your hair is getting greasy. You are drying out your scalp and forcing it to produce more oils to compensate. And you are ruining your hair, back off to no more then three times a week and … try this…regular trims are a must, about every 7-9 weeks.(if your hair is really healthy then up the trims to about every 12 weeks, a trim is just a snip off the ends) if its been awhile since you have had a trim then inches may be called for to get to healthy hair. I use vitamin e on fresh washed hair.(its a vitamin that can be purchased where you buy vitamins, cut open capsule, squeeze into hand, rub hands together and apply to hair) dont message into scalp. If you get too much then just rewash it. Hair will feel slightly sticky until dry then it will be nice and soft. It tames the frizzies, deep conditions and makes hair grow about three in a month. It takes about a month for the growth part of the e to kick in. The other benefits are instant. Dont brush your hair but maybe once a week to message the scalp, i use a wide tooth comb at other times. Brushing breaks off hair. I just started biotin vitamins going on three months ago this sat and notice and big growth spurt from that. Biotin is cheap and also promotes hair regrowth and growth. I also have the biotin shampoo that i got from a vitamin store online.(puritans or five bucks for a big bottle and a big bottle of E is about 8 bucks. The biotin is about 3 bucks. I now take my fingers and message my scalp about five times a week, along with the brushing thats a good way to do it without damaging your hair. Apply two or three capsules of e to dry hair and message into scalp and hair really well, put damp towel in microwave for 1 min to get hot, then quickly wrap head, a dry towel can be placed over that to help hold in the heat, leave on for 15 min, shampoo well, makes an excellent hot oil treatment. Good luck, AND some people will argue about regular trims, your hair does grow from the roots, yes, but if your hair is not trimmed at the bottom, the it splits, get dry and brittle not to mention thin looking from no trims at all and frizzy. Then your hair starts to break off at the bottom and giving you the appearance that it never grows. So to make hair grow as fast as possible and keep it healthy, then trims are an essential part of hair care. Look on a ruler and check out less then half an inch and if your salon does not know what that is then take a ruler with you, i have. As of this week im adding beta carotene vitamins to my regimen. I found out that along with the biotin it is very very good in promoting hair growth. They were five bucks for a bottle of 100. Got them at walmart. The biotin and e can also be purchased at walmart, and adding all this up is pretty cheap to get great hair. I just wish the shampoo was available in the stores, but not yet.

Sandy asks…

healthy hair???

okkayy,,,i have hair that is very dry and has split ends.i don’t want to cutt my hair i want to grow it out so how can i make it look healthier??? and stronger???


You don’t want to cut it, but getting a little trim will help your hair become healthier. It’s actually helpful to get regular trims (about 1/2 inch or so) to maintain healthy hair, even if you’re growing it out. If you really don’t want to do this, you should deep condition it and lay off the heat products (blow dryers, curling irons, and straighteners).

Mandy asks…

Are Bodybuilder’s healthy?

I mean… To have all those muscles is not normal..
Is it healthy to be a bodybulder?
Do they generally live longer or shorter?


BodyBuilders are NOT healthy, they trim their body fat down to unhealthy levels using suppliments and chemicals, then proceed to dehydrate themselves in order to get the “veined” look. It is possible to have a large mass of muscle while being healthy, but even Arnold can tell you that competitive body building will kill you fast if you dont take your day in the sun and then retire. I have known many of people who compete in that way and their bodies are wrecked by 30 years old.. Not to mention the immense strain of the intensive training they need to do to constantly maintain mass.. Bone shearing is a nasty condition. For the healthiest you can be, simply use your own body weight as resistance, pull ups, sit ups, squats, push ups. And activities like swimming and stretching. Your body is all you need to be healthy.

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