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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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            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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Jerk seasoning is widely known in Caribbean cooking, and it’s widely known as hot-hot-hot! I made this recipe milder, giving you the option of adding 1 to 2 hot peppers. You can buy plenty of prepared versions, but as with so many things, this is far better when made at home with fresh herbs and spices.   Note: For party appetizers, skewer one or two cubes of marinated beef onto shorter bamboo skewers and pass as small bites. Prep time: … continued…

Jerk Beef Skewers
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May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month! I realize that blood pressure may not be the most exciting topic, but with 1/3 of adults in the US having high blood pressure (many undiagnosed), it is truly important to be aware of the basics. High blood pressure can happen regardless of age, family history, and other health status. Lifestyle modifications play an important role in effectively preventing and/or treating high blood pressure, so make it your goal to incorporate some or … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen

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…

Healthy Habits Heart Healthy Jenny Kramer, RD

This comes together quickly and is a lovely way to serve any steak. The flavors are bright and fresh. Prep Time: About 10 minutes Cook time: About 10 minutes Serves 4   3 tablespoons flour Salt and Pepper to taste 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef Eye of Round cut into 4 slices 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 6 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon capers, drained 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed … continued…

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This recipe packs a lot of flavor from few ingredients. It is simple to prepare. Clean and chop the mushrooms and give the tomatoes a rinse, and since you cook the vegetables in the same pan as the steak, clean up is simple too. For March, grape tomatoes are the way to go, as they always seem sweet, no matter the season. Prep time: about 5 minutes Cook time: about 15 minutes Serves 4   2 teaspoons olive oil 1 … continued…

Sirloin with Wild Mushrooms Tomatoes
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Each year, the American Heart Association sponsors American Heart Month in February in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, but many people do not know their risk of developing heart disease or what they can do to prevent it! Age and genetics play a role in a person’s risk of heart disease and unfortunately are two things we do not have any control over. The … continued…

Fitness Heart Healthy Judy Eggebeen