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Healthy Desserts to Bring to Your Memorial Day Party

The best part of any family gathering is the chance to share nutritious desserts that taste great. Whether freshly made or baked, the sweet ending to a holiday meal can be fun to make, and full of good health. Take advantage of your red, white, and blue fruits! Fruits are packed with antioxidants such as…

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Be a Grill Master this Memorial Day!

Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day which of course means lots of parties and barbequing this weekend! While many people may choose to feed their guests the standard fare of hot dogs and hamburgers, there are countless options for using your grill and impressing your guests while keeping it healthy! It doesn’t matter if your…

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Health Benefits of “Fro-Yo”!

If you look around your town, I bet you have noticed a growing trend of frozen yogurt shops opening left and right.  These places sing the health benefits of the icy treat, while enticing you with toppings galore.  Today, during National Frozen Yogurt Week, we celebrate the good things about frozen yogurt, and help you…

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It’s a Beautiful Day to Get Moving in May

It’s a known fact that American’s lead very busy lives.  We are always on the go, and if it’s not on the schedule, then it’s likely we will not be able to make time for it.  That’s why it’s so important to make exercise part of your daily routine; that way you won’t put it…

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It’s Your Time: Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

This week, May 13-19th, is National Women’s Health Week!  For all you moms out there, Mother’s Day pampering isn’t over yet.  This year’s theme is “It’s Your Time” and is directed at women who put their children, spouse, and others before themselves.  This week is about making your health a priority.  Women play many roles…

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Celebrating Sassy Salads! Happy National Salad Month

Salads have gotten a bad reputation as being a notorious diet food.  You think about a bowl full of iceberg lettuce and a couple of tomatoes thrown in and you would be right to picture salads as the enemy.  But this month we celebrate salad, and look at the ways it can be satisfying as…

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Get Creative with Fresh Herbs

Put down the salt shaker because it’s National Herb Week.  Bring flavor to your dishes with calorie-free herbs.  Try growing your own this week so you can have fresh herbs at your disposal.  If you are a beginner, start with mint.  Compared to other herbs, mint requires the least amount sunlight and water to grow….

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Kick it up a Notch with Salsa

It’s National Salsa Month and I don’t mean the dance.  Salsa is the perfect dipping sauce to spice up your meals.  Salsa can be made or purchased with different levels of heat.  So, whether you like it mild or extremely hot there’s a salsa for you.  Luckily, this condiment is low in fat and has…

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Screen-Free Week: Fun Activities to Inspire Your Kids to Get Up and Be Active

Spring is here and summer is near, so there is no reason to stay cooped up in front of the T.V.   Since 1996, Screen-Free Week (formerly known as T.V. Turnoff Week) has been dedicated to get kids away from the T.V. screen and outside for some fresh air.  Kids today spend nearly twice as much…

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I’m Praisin’ the Raisin!

Happy National Raisin Day!  The snack you loved as a child is just as good for you as an adult. Raisins are naturally fat and cholesterol free, and are a terrific low sodium snack.  They come from various grapes, which is why you can find them in white, golden and red-purple varieties.  Since dried fruit…

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Ancient Grains for Your Health

Grains have been a huge part of people’s diets for centuries and have provided excellent health benefits throughout the years.  By now you probably know that it is better to eat whole grains such as whole wheat pastas, cereals, brown rice, and oatmeal, than refined grains.  But have you ventured into trying some of the…

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Be Seen Going Green This Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone!  With technology booming and a society that is not exactly based on taking time every day to stop to admire the blue skies above or the flowers blooming around us,  let us take the time today to appreciate our natural surroundings and think about how we can be kinder to planet…

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Go Garlic Go!

April 19, 2012 is National Garlic Day!  What a great day to celebrate the many uses of this wonderful vegetable!  Garlic has many health benefits and is used in many recipes in lots of different ways.  In the past, garlic was used to prevent and treat the flu and even the plague.  More recent health…

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Build a Better Sandwich: Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!  That’s right; the warm, gooey comforting grilled cheese sandwich has its own holiday!  What better way to celebrate than to go over some tips on how to give your classic sandwich a healthy makeover. Bread:  Try making your grilled cheese sandwich using whole wheat bread instead of white bread….

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Grow a Green Thumb and Garden for Good Health!

Spring has certainly sprung, and this unseasonably warm winter has made April an even better month to begin your own garden.  And what better week to do it than during “National Garden Week!”  Even if it is just a small pot of fresh herbs, caring for a garden can make a difference in your health….

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A Healthy Diet Can Reduce Your Stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month.  In today’s day and age, we all have jam packed schedules and take many responsibilities.  At times it can be extremely overwhelming, but there are things you can do and foods you can eat to help manage and control your stress levels.  High stress levels can cause health issues…

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Countdown to Passover: Final Tips

Here are the last 10 tips in my 30 Tips in 30 Days Countdown to Passover Series!  There is still time to get Passover the Healthy Way:  Light, Tasty and Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Enjoy at www.passoverthehealthyway.com. TIP # 10:  Be a smart consumer and know your prices.  Check out the circulars from…

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Fresh Tomato Day is on its Way!

This Friday, April 6th, is Fresh Tomato Day!  Did you know that tomatoes are actually a fruit not a vegetable?  They contain little seeds which put them in the fruit category but have the versatility of a vegetable.  The tomato has nutrients that can lower hypertension, reduce the risk of cancer, treat urinary tract infections,…

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Energy Drinks – Are They Safe?

Our lives grow busier each day.  We live in a society where sleeping 7-9 hours a night is not an option, except for the weekends, and even those fill up fast with family functions, kids sports game, or catching up on the weeks work load.  It is no surprise that the country has taken such…

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Spring has Sprung! Enjoying the Fruits and Veggies of Spring

Spring has sprung and so have the fruits and vegetables.   April will bring fresh strawberries, nectarines and asparagus.  To get the best use out of your fruits and vegetables, be sure to select the freshest produce and store them properly. Strawberries Pick the brightest strawberries with green tops.  The sweetest berries are small and fragrant.  …

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