It’s a Great Time to Eat Healthy

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I think summer is a good time to make changes in your eating practices because of the excellent quality and availability of fresh fruits and vegetables. A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to lose a few pounds and I picked a plan that uses "points.” I’m sure most people can guess what plan this is but I don’t want to give them free advertising. They already pay enough people to do that for them. Anyway, I thought that links to books and websites about cooking and healthy eating would help you fight the battle of the bulge and eat healthier this season.

Don't miss this month's Brown Bag Lunch program on July 18, Step Up to Nutrition and Health.


American Heart Association Low-salt Cookbook: A Complete Guide to Reducing Sodium and Fat in Your Diet

Betty Crocker the 300 Calorie Cookbook: 300 Tasty Meals for Eating Healthy Every Day

The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook: 200 Simple and Delicious Low-carb Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

Quick & Easy Cookbook: More than 200 Healthy Recipes You Can Make in Minutes

EatingWell on a Budget: 140 Delicious Healthy Affordable Recipes : Amazing Meals for Less than $3 a Serving

Diabetes Cookbook for Dummies

Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook


Kids Eat Right is a website created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. This website gives nutritional information, recipes, tips and menus for children in various stages of development: baby, toddler, preschool, gradeschooler, and teen.

Free Food Journal from Fitday is interesting. I signed up for an account and liked it. is a website devoted to low calorie and low fat recipes. Each recipe gives you the complete nutritional value and it will give you the “points” value, too.

Healthy Eating Helpguide is a wonderful resource guide. It gives tips on how to eat healthy and what to include in your diet. gives recipes, healthy eating tips and strategies. It really is a very useful website.

Maya Jones
West End Library