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Sad, Plain Spaghetti

Twenty ways to get out of a food rut

With the busy-ness of the past couple of months, I’ve been finding myself in more and more of a food rut. I’ve been eating reasonably healthfully in general, but I feel like I’m eating the same foods over and over again. I need to get excitement and variety back into my meals!

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Tangled Pasta

Surviving, no, Thriving at an Italian Restaurant

I have yet to eat at an Italian restaurant that offers 100% whole grain breads or pastas, so when it’s not a cheat meal, that means that all of those are off-limits. Since I’m saving my cheat meal for this weekend, I had to get a little more creative.

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French menu board

The French Paradox

The food in France is incredibly rich across the board, but everywhere I look people are fit and trim — at least compared to the U.S. I’m not the first to take notice, of course, as it actually has a name: The French Paradox.

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Fake Soy Sauce Packet

Soy Sauce Fail

I always thought Soy Sauce was supposed to come from fermented soy beans. The closest these little packets get to that was the inclusion of hydrolyzed vegetable protein.

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Salt Shaker

What’s the big deal about sodium?

If you’ve been following my restaurant menu reviews recently, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been harping on the extreme amount of sodium in many of the foods. That’s led a few people to ask me, “What’s the big deal?”

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Eating Panda

Healthy Options at Panda Express

With over 1,200 locations in the U.S., it’s hard to miss Panda Express. They’re in strip malls, mall & airport food courts, countless stadiums and arenas, and even inside grocery stores.

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