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Getting Barry Healthy

Join Barry Roberts every Monday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. for a show called “Getting Barry Healthy with Barry Roberts”.

Barry is trying to eat healthier so why not do a show about it?

Every Monday afternoon Barry talks to experts like dieticians, personal trainers, doctors and nurses and more about health & nutrition. Anywhere from fruits and veggies to fad diets, ways to lose weight, supplements, eating better and anything that makes our life healthier.

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25 Top Heart-Healthy Foods


Salmon- grill with a rub or marinade. Save some to top a salad or put in pasta later.

  1. Flaxseed- mix in yogurt, hot cereal, homemade muffins
  2. Oatmeal- top with fresh berries Black or kidney beans- add to soups or salads
  3. Almonds- mix into yogurt or add to trail mix or fruit salads
  4. Walnuts- add crunch to salads, muffins or pancakes
  5. Red Wine- “toast” to good health in moderation
  6. Tuna- here’s Lunch- salad greens, canned tuna and fresh fruit
  7. Tofu-slice “firm” tofu marinate for several hours and grill
  8. Brown Rice- microwavable brown rice makes a quick lunch. Stir in some chopped veggies.
  9. Soy milk- great over oatmeal or whole grain cereal. Or make a smoothie
  10. Blueberries- all berries are great- mix into trail mix, muffins or salads.
  11. Carrots- have baby carrots with lunch. Sneak shredded carrots into spaghetti sauce or muffin batter.
  12. Spinach-use instead of lettuce in salads and sandwiches
  13. Broccoli-chop broccoli and add to store-bought soup. Eat with at low-fat dip.
  14. Sweet Potato- microwave for lunch. Add a little pineapple.
  15. Red Bell Peppers- rub with olive oil and grill or oven-roast until tender. Delicious in wraps, salads and sandwiches
  16. Asparagus- grill or steam lightly. Add olive oil and lemon.
  17. Oranges- great just by themselves for a snack
  18. Tomatoes- add to sandwiches, salads, pizza etc.
  19. Acorn Squash- baked squash is a comfort food on a chilly day. Serve with sautéed spinach, pine nuts or raisins for variety.
  20. Cantaloupe- perfect for any meal. Simply cut and enjoy.
  21. Papaya- serve papaya salsa with salmon. Mix papaya, pineapple, scallions, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  22. Dark Chocolate- 1 small piece may help lower blood pressure, but choose 70% or higher cocoa content.
  23. Tea- hot or cold, but use the tea bag, not the bottled or instant.

Portion Sizes



Smart Ways to “Right-Size” Your Portions

  • Listen to your body’s cues. Your internal signals of hunger and satisfaction can help you eat right if you listen carefully and honor them. 
  • Prepare less food for meals. Large quantities of food make people eat more. If you want leftovers, put them out of sight-and out of mind.
  • Start with a small serving. Small servings may be exactly what you want, and you can always have more if you are still hungry
  • Use small dishes and glasses. It really works: smaller plates and taller, thinner glasses make you think you are getting more with less.
  • Slow down the pace of eating. Eating slowly enhances enjoyment of food and gives your brain time to register fullness. 
  • Eat half, then wait 20 minutes. When you wait (and listen carefully to internal cues), you can be satisfied with smaller-than-usual portions.
  • Never eat out of the bag. When you eat out of bags, boxes, or cartons, you usually eat more. Take a small portion, then put the bag away. 
  • Think before you order. Many restaurant meals are two to four times larger than you need. Make a plan before you order.
  • Always go for the small size. At fast-food restaurants, order small or regular items (drinks, burgers, fries)- or choose a kiddie-size meal. 
  • Share, share, share. Sharing restaurant meals is a great way to save money and calories, too. Share appetizers, entrees, or desserts. 
  • Eat half and take half home. Ask your server to put half your meal into a to-go container in the kitchen, or to bring a box to the table. 
  • Eat regular meals and snacks. When you plan regular meals and snacks, it’s easier to be satisfied with smaller portions each time.