Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks

In today's fast-paced culture, the prospect of planning, cooking, and savoring a home-cooked meal can seem daunting. We simply live in a fast-food society where unhealthy choices are convenient and inexpensive. The quick-and-easy way of life full of microwaves, fast-food restaurants, and packaged meals easily overshadows the importance of cooking and preparing food the old-fashioned way, at home in our own kitchen. This convenience comes at a price and contains a myriad of unhealthy ingredients.

   Many of us have been put on special diets to address specific health concerns, ranging from heart disease prevention and diabetes to weight loss. These diets often have us eating the same things over and over, which can become monotonous over time. Being exposed to different types of foods and creative methods of preparation can infuse our diet with a new twist and give us the delicious tastes we've been craving.

   Taking a few minutes to prepare quick and healthy meals gives us more control over what we and our family are eating. Seeking out a variety of healthy recipes and preparing nutritious meals can help prevent common medical conditions and concerns, and engages our senses in a sumptuous world of flavors, textures, aromas, sights, and sounds. It can also be a wonderful way to bring our family together, while helping us save money.

On Day 5 we’ll examine the benefits of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and healthy snacks.

About the Author: James Hackley is an author, inspirational speaker, and a philanthropist who earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Longwood College and an M.S. degree in Engineering from the University of Virginia.  He's the founder of Omega Consulting Enterprises, chaplain of a local chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and faithfully attends Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International in Lansdowne, Va. His latest book, Body, Mind & Spirit: The Awakening can be purchased by visiting him at ,, and

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