Oatmeal-Apple-Raisin Muffins

Written by LeAnn R. Ralph

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Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Chop apple and put into a mixing bowl. Addrepparttar raisins. Measure outrepparttar 113211 remaining ingredients. Stir just untilrepparttar 113212 dry ingredients are moistened. Grease muffin cups and fill to 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove fromrepparttar 113213 muffin tins. Makes 2 dozen muffins.

Hint: Instead of greasingrepparttar 113214 muffin tins, use cupcake papers. That way you won't have to work so hard to scrub out your muffin tins.


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Good Food/Bad Food What's Left to Eat

Written by Kathryn Martyn, M.NLP

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Can You Be Addicted to Fruit?

I heard someone complain they were "addicted to fruit" and I had to wonder, what do they eat? The person who refuses to eat fruit because they believe it is too high in sugar, probably does eat cookies, crackers and sugary cereals. They might even drink artificially flavored and sweetened drinks, but they refuse to eat a natural food, grown from our earth? That makes no sense, if you think about it. Did our planet develop and thrive based on processed foods? No, of course not. They are very recent inrepparttar evolution of our world. Very recent. In fact, we've had processed foods less than 200 years while our planet is millions of years old.

Withrepparttar 113210 high incidence of obesity, and our high consumption of processed foods, it's hard not to drawrepparttar 113211 conclusion that one causesrepparttar 113212 other. You won't hear big industry stating that case because our economy depends on us buyingrepparttar 113213 products being produced byrepparttar 113214 companies that employ us. You'll never see it reported that "scientists discovered refined flour kills," even if it were proven true because it doesn't support our way of life. We need industry.

Witnessingrepparttar 113215 epidemic of food illnesses such as Mad Cow, and now Bird Flu, I can envision a society withoutrepparttar 113216 mass produced meat industry. It will come to pass - nothing but your local farm will be allowed to sell meat becauserepparttar 113217 big farm industry cannot guarantee safety ofrepparttar 113218 food supply. Meat will become much more expensive because when they can no longer mass produce it, there is nowhere for prices to go but up. So do we whine and cry and moan about our misfortune or do we start to think of meat as something to savor and enjoy likerepparttar 113219 Sunday roasts we had years ago? We never ate meat every day then - and we weren't so fat either. We simply didn't eat as much processed foods. Most of us had moms at home cooking us dinner, making our lunches and even fixing our breakfasts.

Yes, progress marches on, but when it comes to your body, common sense rulesrepparttar 113220 day. The Common Sense Diet! Try it on for size today.

Kathryn Martyn, Master NLP Practitioner, author of the free e-book: Changing Beliefs, Your First Step to Permanent Weight Loss, and owner of http://www.OneMoreBite-Weightloss.com

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