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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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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Chill and Grill this Memorial Day

Today starts one of the most anticipated holiday weekends… Memorial Day Weekend! It’s a national holiday in which we remember the brave men and women who have died while serving our country.  But, over the years it has also taken on a second meaning.  Memorial Day signifies the start of summer and warmer weather and…

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Safe Grilling and Sizzling Fruit

With summer in full swing and July 4th upon us, it can only mean one thing – it’s time to grill!  July is National Grilling Month and the warm summer nights make for an enjoyable night perfect for grilling.   According to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, outdoor cooking remains more popular and easier…

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Tips for a Healthy 4th of July

When you think of July 4th, what comes to mind? Food, BBQ, alcohol and the beach, right? It only seems fitting, then, that finding delicious and healthy recipes tops your list of ways to make this Fourth of July your best ever; and since most plans on the Fourth involve time outdoors in the sun,…

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BBQ The Healthy Way This Summer

May is National Barbecue Month and it’s no coincidence that this weekend we celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with our first BBQ of the summer. If what comes to mind immediately when you think of BBQ is hotdogs and hamburgers you’re not alone.  While it is OK to indulge in these fatty favorites occasionally, here…

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How to Create Your Perfect Picnic

July is the perfect month to celebrate National Picnic Month.  When my kids were younger, we used to pack a picnic basket and head to the local park with a blanket and outdoor toys.  I know for some people planning a picnic could take weeks and could get overwhelming, but don’t let something as fun…

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The 2 Steps You Must Take for an Intuitive Eating Experience this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is coming which reminds me that the warm weather is here to stay and the cold winter is behind us. I love the summer, being outdoors, breathing in fresh air and spending fun relaxing time with family and friends. It also means barbeques, pool parties and vacations which all involve food.  …

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6 Tips for a Regret-Free Independence Day

Though this week USA was knocked out of the World Cup, tomorrow is the Fourth of July and Americans all around the United States are putting their patriotic side forward to celebrate Independence Day.   This day is a little different than your typical summer barbecue because today’s backyard parties typically include a lot of…

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Celebrate Father’s Day the Nutritious and Healthy Way

Father’s day is a time to celebrate all the great fathers in our lives. Whether you celebrate by barbecuing, going out to eat in a restaurant or enjoying an active day, there are ways to keep each of these activities healthy. Keeping them healthy doesn’t mean you have to take the fun out of the…

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Grill it Up This Memorial Day

Today is a national holiday in which we remember the brave men and women who have died while serving our country.  Over the years, Memorial Day has also taken on a secondary purpose as being the kickoff to warmer weather in which family and friends gather for the first barbecue of the summer. Though barbecues…

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Celebrate Memorial Day in Good Health

Memorial Day is a time to appreciate and remember the men and women who have died while serving our country.  On this honorary day, families often gather together not only to pay tribute to those our country has lost, but to also kick off the summer with tons of barbecue food, sandwiches, alcohol and tempting…

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Festive Fourth of July Food Ideas!

The Fourth of July is in a few days.   There is nothing like a BBQ with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day.  As you know, it is tradition to represent the colors red, white and blue in honor of our country.  Planning ahead for your celebration is a must so here are a few…

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Summer 2007: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrate Men’s Health Week Are You at Risk for Hemochromatosis? Colorful Salad Transformations On the “Road” to Food Safety Turn Down the Heat on Grilling Feature Food of the Month: Jicama Healthy Recipe: Jicama Salad Celebrate Men’s Health Week – June 11-17, 2007 You may be surprised to learn that according to…

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Summer 2006: To Your Health

In this Issue: Celebrating National Men’s Health Week: June 12-18 The Truth about Saw Palmetto & Prostate Health Safe Grilling- Tips to Keep Your Food Safe This Summer Nutritional Care for Breastfeeding Moms: World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7 Stay Cool: Exercising Safely in the Summer Heat Feature Food of the Month: Pineapple Healthy Recipe: Pineapple…

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