Category Archives: Healthy Habits

I thought I would write about resolutions, but everyone is writing about resolutions. So instead, I want to tell you how I actually accomplish one of my resolutions. Wasting food is just a terrible thing, and after a move many months ago, when I gave away food to neighbors but STILL had to toss some, I resolved to do better. And I have done MUCH better. Here are the ways I make sure things don’t just rot away in my … continued…

Barb Freda Healthy Habits Tips, Tools & Techniques

Sometimes I feel like there are days I wake up and I am hungry all day long no matter what I eat. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there that experiences this. My kids seem to constantly have some virus or another so in the last few years, I have been “blessed” with the stomach bug at least a few times. I always notice that after 2-3 days of not eating I get full very quickly even … continued…

Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD

November is American Diabetes Month so we want to take the time to raise awareness about an ever-growing disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, there are close to 26 million people in the US (kids and adults) living with Diabetes already. That means this topic is important to a lot of people. Unfortunately diabetes is not easy to live with especially when there is a lot of mixed information out there about how a person should eat! Honestly we … continued…

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Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD

So last month we cleared up the confusion over calories so this month I want to talk about how to eat and drink to get the most out of your workout. The amount of “fuel” you need depends on how long you are exercising, how hard you are exercising, and the environment you are exercising in – is it 50 degrees or 95 degrees? Eating and exercise are important to consider and for new exercisers this is an area often … continued…

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Fitness Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day but only if you are making good choices. A pastry and a cup of coffee on the way out the door are not the best choices. Skipping breakfast to save calories is also not a good idea. There are numerous studies which indicate that people who do this, more than make up for those calories by consuming more later in the day. Even if you aren’t hungry in the morning, … continued…

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Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

If there was a magic pill that helped you live longer and prevent certain chronic diseases would you take it? Most of us would agree to that in a heartbeat! What if longer life and disease prevention came from increasing physical activity? Would you agree to that? I hope you would have the same response. A recent study published in The Lancet looked at four major chronic diseases and analyzed the effect that increased activity would have on the outcomes … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Judy Eggebeen Tips, Tools & Techniques

I started making homemade granola because my oldest daughter is allergic to peanuts and finding peanut-free granola is next to impossible. I also love granola, but felt guilty buying it for myself and then having her ask me if it tasted good. Then, I came across a recipe for homemade granola that was easy and basic. No nuts unless you add them at the end. At first my kids were less than enthusiastic about my new granola recipe. They enjoyed … continued…

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Back to School DIY Healthy Habits Pam Freeman Snacks

I love the official designations–partly because they are just interesting, but also because they are often a reminder to me to pass on some details about one thing or another. In this case, it’s the evergreen topic of food safety, one that I get a bit… hmm… passionate about. My story, by way of explaining that passion, is that I was quite cavalier about food safety. I pushed the boundaries, until one day I pushed too far. We’d gotten some … continued…

Barb Freda Healthy Habits Tips, Tools & Techniques

Proper hydration and nutrition are key to making it through the summer heat. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to start drinking, thirst is actually a sign of already being dehydrated. How much fluid is enough? To determine your body’s specific needs, take your weight in pounds and divide by two. The resulting number is the amount of fluid ounces you should have each day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds: 150 pounds / 2 = 75 ounces This … continued…

Fitness Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Tips, Tools & Techniques

Much to my dietitian dismay, my daughter LOVES fruit snacks. These are often given as a snack at school and every time she eats them all I can think about is the sugar that is sticking to her teeth and immediately forming cavities! That being said, I decided to try my hand at dehydrating fruit to see if I could convince her that these are a great replacement. Dehydrating is a great method of food preservation because it doesn’t require … continued…

Healthy Habits Jenny Kramer, RD Snacks Tips, Tools & Techniques