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  Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, improving your outlook, and transforming your lifestyle into a healthful one. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you’ll find another saying exactly the opposite. But by using these … continued…

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  We all know that good nutrition is an integral part of achieving and maintaining a health body. Food is a gift to your body. It reflects your self-love, self-worth and self-acceptance. That is why it is so important to understand the various benefits that food brings to your life. A few of those benefits include: energy, recovery and health. These benefits can come from a balanced nutrition – the key word being balance. To enjoy these benefits, you don’t … continued…

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  Let’s talk healthier leaner nutrition for a minute. If we asked you to close your eyes and tell us what types of foods come to mind when we say “ healthier and leaner”, what would those foods be? If you are like most people, you’re probably thinking tasteless, bland no-fat, diet frozen food … and truthfully who wouldn’t have a long face when they think the only option to a healthier lifestyle comes in the form of complete restriction … continued…

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  So now that we’ve put the holidays and the pumpkin pie behind us, how are we pledging to better ourselves in 2016? New Year’s resolution season is here folks and can you guess what the most popular resolution is again this year? That’s right. Getting in shape!   As it turns out, 90 percent of New Year’s resolutions are broken within two months. But why is that? Well, there are many reasons, like setting impossible goals or just “wishing … continued…

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We make these worthy of the firecracker name by adding some heat to the mix with chipotle peppers, which are smoked jalapeños. We love using canned chipotle in adobo, with its smoky richness. Topped with cheese and crunchy cabbage, carrots and red onions, these are a firecracker treat. Ingredients 1 lb 92% lean Laura’s Lean Beef ground beef 1  chipotle in adobo (finely chopped) 2 oz low-fat muenster cheese (grated) 1 c shredded cabbage 1⁄2 c shredded carrots 1⁄2  red onion (cut into super-thin ring slices) Cilantro leaves … continued…

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September is Cholesterol Awareness Month and chances are you’ve heard all this before, but the sad truth is there are still 71 million American adults (33.5% of the U.S population) with high low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol.  In other words, one out of every three adults in America has high cholesterol levels.   So what is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. However, too much of it in your blood can lead to build … continued…

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SNACK ON THIS!   When you were growing up, chances are you heard the eternal “don’t eat that you’ll spoil your appetite”. But snacks can keep younger kids from getting so hungry that they become cranky, and older kids from overeating larger meals. Snacks are important for hunger management and can also teach kids about the importance of good nutrition. It’s all about offering the right foods at the right times. The best snacks are higher in protein, low in … continued…

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            After the long winter months, it creeped up on us again and it’s here: swimsuit season. Surely there are those that welcome this time of the year with zero hesitation… And then there are the rest of us… flashing back to all those moments we knew better than to choose that jelly filled donut but just couldn’t quite resist… Oh but to have the will power to resist such temptations. However, not all is … continued…

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We’re all guilty of it. Waiting “til last minute to get dad a gift – which usually results in some epic gift fails. In case you’re wondering, dad was not ecstatic last year when you gave him a brand new set of tools. He smiled yes – but secretly he hated it. Dad won’t tell you that, but we will… because darn it, we love dads and they should get super awesome gifts on their day. So here are some … continued…

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Jerky is revolutionizing the world of snacks in unimaginable ways that will change the world as we know it… Ok maybe that was a little exaggerated. But we agree that jerky is definitely trending as a tasty, practical, low-cal protein-packed snack. So what’s the scoop on jerky? Well, here are 10 interesting facts about this delicious delight that many are calling “the hottest snack in America”. #1 Taste Meets Health So yes we agree that Jerky is high in sodium … continued…

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