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It’s Time To Take Your Burger to the Next Level!

Did you know that July 28th is National Hamburger Day?  Hamburgers are just about as American as it; in fact; when people who live outside the United States are asked what they think of as American food, hamburgers top the list.  Little do they know, the hamburger was not started in the U.S.!   The…

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Sensational Salads for Scorching Summer Days!

Do you ever feel like it’s too hot to eat? Are you looking for a meal that can satisfy and refresh you all at once?   Well, believe it or not, salads are a great meal for these hot summer days! They are light, refreshing, and most importantly nutritious.  Vegetables, which make up the bulk…

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It’s UV Safety Month!

UV Safety is so important – in fact, it’s so important that we even have the whole month of July dedicated to it! The summer is in full swing so it’s necessary to be mindful of the amount of time you’re spending in the direct sun. The sun can be extremely harmful if the correct…

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It’s a Berry Fun Summer!

Did you know that July is National Berry Month? Berries are small in size, but can be used in a variety of ways. For those who have a sweet tooth, berries are also a great way to help satisfy it! Berries are at the peak of their season now, which is why it’s the perfect time…

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Grilling with Care for National Grilling Month

The temperature is rising and the nights are long, making now the perfect time to take the cooking outside! This month we celebrate National Grilling Monthwith great recipes and quality family time. There is nothing like grilled food on a warm summer night, whether you’re enjoying it on your deck or a local park!  …

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Make The Most Out of National Picnic Month!

With the warmer weather and the sun being out longer during the day, it gives you more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors!  It is no wonder why July is National Picnic Month!  Picnics are the perfect time to enjoy a laid back and relaxing social gathering in the park.   A picnic gives you the…

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Make it a Macaroni Day

Did you know that today is National Macaroni Day?If you’re like me, you know that any day of the year is a great day to celebrate this versatile food. Pasta has gotten some bad press over the last few years, and it’s time to set the record straight. You can have your macaroni and eat…

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How to Have a Healthy and Intuitive 4th of July

The 4thof July is a favorite summer holiday that is enjoyed with friends and family. It is a great time to catch up with loved ones while also catching some rays. For some, parties that are filled with delicious barbecue, dessert, and beverages can cause stress and worry. However, this should not be the case!…

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Sun, Summer, Sandwich!

It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year, summer! I am ready to spend as much of my day as possible outside and I’m sure you feel the same way! As you start to spend more time outside, are you thinking about what simple on-the-go meals you can take with you? Me too.  One of my…

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More Papayas Please!

With summer here and the weather getting warmer each day, it’s time to stock up on fruits that offer great taste as well as keeping you cool and refreshed. What fruits come to mind? What fruits do you crave the most on those hot summer days?   You may typically think of watermelon, honeydew, melons,…

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Got Dairy?

Did you know that June is National Dairy Month?  Whether you’re eating cheese, ice cream, yogurt or drinking milk in your morning coffee, dairy products are one of the largest food groups in the American diet!   Unfortunately, dairy has gotten some negative press over the past few years because many fad diets claim it’s…

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Celebrate the First Day of Summer with a Picnic!

The first day of summer, June 21ST, is right around the corner! It’s time to clean off the backyard decks and head outside for some warm outdoor fun. And what better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic!?   Luckily, today is International Picnic Dayand the perfect time to start the summer festivities!  …

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Making Moves this Men’s Health Week

Do you have a man in your life that should be going to the doctors more often than they do? Or, maybe you are the one that isn’t doing his best to take care of himself. If so, you’re not the only one!  More often than not, men neglect their health until a serious issue…

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Gimme a Tea! Iced Tea!

Summer is finally here and to me, there’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of iced tea to cool off. There’s reason to celebrate too as June is National Iced Tea Month! There are plenty of opportunities this month to gulp some down!   Tea has been enjoyed for centuries throughout the world. There are…

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Joyful June Movements

Summer is officially getting started! With the warmer weather and longer days, there are countless ways to stay active and keep moving all season long.   Exercise has many benefits, most of which we know about such as decreasing stress and increasing flexibility. There are, however, a few more benefits to staying active that might…

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Celebrate National Egg Day!

June 3rd is an egg-cellent reason to celebrate because it’s National Egg Day!   Many years ago, eggs got a bad rap due to the amount of cholesterol in egg yolks, but recent research has determined the cholesterol in eggs is not as detrimental as once thought. In 2000, the American Heart Association revised its dietary…

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National Brown Bag-It-Day

If you think a brown-bag lunch is just for school children, think again! Bringing your own lunch to work can be a great way to have the healthy meals you love, as well as save money! Luckily, May 25this National Brown-Bag-It-Day and it’s the perfect day to start brown bagging it!   3 Benefits of…

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Time to Celebrate Memorial Day!

Summer is finally here! How do I know? Because it’s finally the unofficial start to summer, Memorial Day weekend!   This weekend brings the start of warmer weather, long summer nights and BBQ. But, along with being the official summer kick-off weekend, it’s also a time to honor all of the soldiers.   Memorial Day weekend…

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Mediterranean Diet Month

The Mediterranean style of eating is thought to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. It is the diet mainly followed by countries along the Mediterranean Sea, and it consists of nutritious foods with robust and vibrant flavors.   Did you know that an entire month is dedicated to celebrating this style of…

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It’s Time to BBQ!

May is National Barbecue Month, and with the warmer weather finally here, there’s no better time to get outside and fire up the grill! Whether you like to flash-fire your foods or cook them low and slow, there’s nothing that says summer more than that smoky barbecue smell.   BBQ History   Barbecue has been…

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