A few days ago a friend that started a new diet said if I started this diet, I couldn’t eat bananas or pineapple. “That’s bullcrap,” I thought, “it’s fruit! How can I be on a diet that won’t allow me to eat something as simple and healthy as fruit?!” So I wrote the diet […]
When you are on vacation, you may be surrounded by fast food options, theme parks filled with food such as cotton candy and funnel cakes, and a lack of exercise opportunities. In addition, the long hours spent traveling by car or plane does not benefit a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks […]
Please allow me to share the nerd side of me for a moment. In the website building world, there is something called a WYSIWYG editor, meaning, What You See Is What You Get. When you edit content on a website, like text and images, the WYSIWYG editor shows you what it will look like on […]
Please welcome my friend, Mary Buchan from MaryBuchan.com to Broke & Healthy. She is a Nurse, Nutrition Specialist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Instructor, Certified Life Coach, and Wellness Program Coordinator. In short, she is legit and so is her advice. Wash Your Hands Often Not only just before you eat a meal, but because most people touch their eyes or […]
Stefan Pinto, a self-proclaimed former fatty and current model, changed his life and his attitude and lost 60 pounds. He authors an e-book called Fat to Fit, which explains his weight loss journey. While acting and writing in Los Angeles, times were tough and he had to find cheap, healthy food to fit his budget. […]
Hey all, Hungry for Change has a new full length documentary they’re sharing for free online. I just popped in my e-mail and now viewing it on Vimeo. Sweet! http://www.hungryforchange.tv/online-premiere Here’s the trailer for a sneak peek. It looks SERIOUSLY good.
I’ve spent the past few days feeling slightly “under the weather.” More sleep, more soup, more tea, more water. More saying “no” to things if it is going to exhaust me more than I already am. The moment I cheat on something in this list, I pay for it the next morning. I’m reminded that […]
One way to get healthy and save money is to eat at home. But to be consistent, you’ve got to realistic. If dinner takes too long to prepare every night, you’re not going to do it. To be realistic, you’ve got to be able to get in and out of the kitchen quickly. That’s why chopping skills and the right knife are paramount in learning how to cook.
It is a known fact that eating a healthy meal is key to living a healthy life. Sooner or later, you will have to stop indulging in fatty foods because this will lead to heart complications, high blood pressure, and will eventually bog down your system. Despite this, it’s difficult to stick to a healthy […]
I’m a big fan of the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. At my “real job” (a corporate setting), I was heavily encouraged (forced) to learn about this book and spend lunch hours listening to seminars about it. Admittedly, I had a bad attitude about it at first. I had always thought this […]
(Sorry, this was an old post. It’s not nearly as interesting to read without all the photos.) This simple meal is a perfect example of how healthy, delicious food can be easy on your pocket! For under $3 I prepared a filling meal with protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C and plenty of […]
This recipe is so simple, and so tasty. And to top it all off, it’s quite healthy – full of lean protein and veggies and fiber (lentils are a total superfood). As healthy as this dish is, however, it does not skimp on flavor (and as an unexpected bonus, it’s vegan!). This recipe originally comes […]
I ran across this amazing article from Women’s Health Magazine today. 40 fresh recipes with only 10 healthy, cheap, easy to find ingredients. Very, very useful if you’re on a budget and want to make several meals with same ingredients. Thanks WHM!
Lately, I concocted a personalized meal plan based on a few diets that I’ve tried that never worked and were always missing something. I have very few rules for myself and I have dessert every night…sometimes two helpings! I’m going to start this article with my rules and breakfast options. I don’t have very many […]
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Ok, don’t get mad at me. When you think “healthy”, you probably don’t think pasta. That’s okay, I’m on the same page. But see… the thing is, sometimes “healthy” is a little…well, relative. Is a bowl of pasta better than a Big Mac, fries and a Coke? Yeah, I think so. Sometimes to me, “healthy” […]
So I keep hearing about this jicama stuff (pronounced hee-kah-mah I believe) all over the place and I finally decided to get some. I honestly didn’t even know where to start or how to cut it but I could say this experiment went very well. After I decided to make slaw I realized I didn’t […]
Ever had chorizo? It’s a spicy mexican sausage that you can get at just about any grocery store or Latin market…well, in the South you can, anyway. I recommend the pork sausage instead of the beef variety. You might be thinking, “Hey you, sausage isn’t healthy.” Yeah well… it’s not super healthy, per se, but […]
This meal was ridiculous. The flavor was out of this world. It’s like beef stew on crack. It took quite a while to cook so if you’re in a hurry to get in and out of the kitchen, this is not the meal for you. However, perfect for sticking it in the oven before church […]
If I remember correctly, after taking the first bite of this I proclaimed, “OH SNAP.” Thus concludes my introduction to this dish. Start with some chicken legs or whatever cut you want. I just got a killer deal on these. Rinse and dry the pieces. Also, go ahead and get your rice cookin’! Drop them […]
There is nothing extraordinary about this dish, but it was fast, savory, and incredibly tasty. Ya know what’s cool about limes? They kinda serve as a natural, healthy salt. I didn’t use any salt in this whole recipe and it was still amazing. Start by pouring some panko bread crumbs out on a plate. If […]
Would I be correct in assuming that most of us don’t have the time first thing in the morning to make ourselves a huge breakfast? When I work full time, I barely have enough time to brush my teeth in the morning, let alone make breakfast. Last month I wrote about eating fruit for breakfast, which […]
I’m going to take a break from recipes and post this article ABC posted about poor people eating healthy. I think it’s very interesting and deserves a read. Half the reason I write on this site is to prove to myself and others that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive, as you’ve already seen. […]
I weigh more than I should for my height. I’ve visited Taco Hell more than I should have. I love real butter and sweets. I’m not a dietitian. I don’t even have a college degree. I’m poor and “don’t have the time” to make “real food”. Because I have a full time job (well, I […]