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03

JUL

2013

Chinese black rice trumps all other types of rice when it comes to nutritional benefits!  The unique, intense black-purple pigment of this rice contains high proportions anthocyanins and flavonoids.  These phytonutrients are rich in antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-carcinogenic properties.  The high level of anthocyanins in black rice are also positively linked to reduced serum cholesterol…

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28

JAN

2013

Polenta is a delicious cornmeal dish that can be served as a side or with a main dish. Here I used it in place of pasta for a quick and hearty weekday meal. Polenta Health Benefits Even though corn is one of the healthiest, low calorie foods – it’s a good idea to rotate and…

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11

SEP

2012

Have you had Peruvian food?  It is so delicious!  Many of our followers asked me to show them how to make a very popular Peruvian dish called “Aji de Gallina” (shredded chicken breast with chili paste sauce).  Here are step by step directions on how to make this amazing dish –

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17

AUG

2012

Manuel describes the right serving sizes of fruits.  Learn how to incorporate all fruits to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.

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17

AUG

2012

Manuel describes the right serving sizes of grains and starches.  Learn how to incorporate pasta, bread, and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.

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19

JUL

2012

This is a perfect weekend breakfast meal for the entire family. Mmm … Waffles. I’ve found this amazing low-fat, whole grain, low-sugar, high fiber waffle mix and best of all it is delicious! Now remember no matter how low-fat, low-sugar or healthy the food is you still have to watch your portions. So enjoy this…

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30

MAR

2012

Manuel Villacorta, author of Eating Free, was interviewed by Shape.com to discuss Carbs Without Cause: 8 Foods Worse Than White Bread. Are these 8 bad carbs sneaking into your diet, even if you’ve sworn off the white slices forever? Find out by reading more …

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01

MAR

2012

A meal at an Italian restaurant can be a major calorie bomb, especially when you add in the bread basket and heavy appetizers.  But you don’t have to limit yourself to steamed veggies and bland fish while everyone else enjoys their pasta. Thankfully, you can enjoy your pasta too, because at Eating Free, we are…

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03

OCT

2011

Eating your food versus drinking it is the preferred choice. When you eat food, you take more time to chew, swallow, and digest. When we drink our food, we can consume a greater number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Also, when we eat our food, we take more time to get it…

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21

SEP

2011

You have to try this butternut squash and barley pilaf. I made it for a dinner party the other night and it was a huge hit. So flavorful and hearty. My guests were amazed at my culinary skills because the dish seems so gourmet, yet it is very simple. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1…

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