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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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Before you know it, Summer will be over. Days will be shorter and it will be time again for backpacks, homework …and for many, loads of snow, ice and slush. So make the most of the next few weeks to get out there and finish off the season with some fun activities!   WATER + BALLONS = FUN!   Alright – so if you haven’t yet enjoyed a good old water balloon fight, this is an absolute end of Summer … continued…

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Watermelon: The Perfect Family Fun Month Treat   Family Fun Month is here and what better way to enjoy the summer season than with some delicious watermelon. For those of us who haven’t grown out of the excitement that comes from the sight of watermelon alone, here are some fun ideas for the whole family to enjoy! Remember these are just some thought starters. There are so many more ways to have fun with watermelon so enjoy!       … continued…

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DIY Hot Dog Bar In 3 Easy Steps Summer is now in full swing and any occasion to enjoy delicious food is a good one to have fun with family and friends, right? Well, how about celebrating National Hot Dog Day? Here are some simple ideas on how to put together your very own hot dog bar to host your own celebration! We have included a link to few of our very own favorite hot dog recipes below. Remember, these … 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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Contributed by Suzy from The Mediterranean Dish  I am honored to partner with Laura’s Lean Beef to bring you this special and simple recipe. All opinions are my own. When people find out I am a Mediterranean food blogger, they often ask me two questions: Do you cook every single day? And, does your family always eat healthy? To the first question, my honest answer is no. I do not cook everyday, but I certainly try.  And on most days, I’ll cook … continued…

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It seems like everywhere I look, there’s a new frozen yogurt store popping up. I must admit I do enjoy the sweet treat but is it really healthier than ice cream? Of course nothing with nutrition is ever black and white and this answer isn’t either. It just depends on the amount you eat, how often you eat it, and the toppings you add.   Here’s how frozen yogurt compares with ice cream. The base of the yogurt is 100 … continued…

Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

Men and women are alike in many ways but when it comes to our health there are several differences. As women age hormonal changes occur at several life stages and nutrition can help at each of those stages. A healthy diet plays an important role in boosting fertility, preventing PMS symptoms, easing pregnancy and breastfeeding, and combating the symptoms of menopause. Laura’s Lean Beef was founded on Laura Freeman’s desire to change her health and save her family farm. She … continued…

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Back in October we talked about the importance of getting up and moving throughout the day, even for people who get the recommended amount of exercise each week. Studies show that being sedentary for most of the day has poor health consequences. Check out the Get Up and Moving! post. For many people, the amount of activity they can get at work is seemingly limited by having to get most things done at a desk or on a computer. Here … continued…

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A common misconception is that healthy food is tasteless but that is far from the truth! Healthy food not only tastes good when prepared right but it also makes us feel good.   The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics annually declares March as National Nutrition Month® and this year the theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” This theme could cover a variety of topics but I want to focus more on the process of enjoying our food by … continued…

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