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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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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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I love it when I can cook an entire meal, start to finish, dessert included, on the grill. It means the house stays cool and we stay outside, lingering as the sun sets. And there is nothing easier than the grill cleanup: close lid, walk away. Right?   So here are five great ideas for grilling your desserts—and yes, every single one of them can be topped with some vanilla ice cream… or low-fat frozen dessert of your choice. 1. … continued…

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Do you crave something crunchy to snack on? Potato chips are generally not a great choice because as we all know it’s hard to stop at just one! Popcorn is a great alternative as long as it’s prepared the right way and not drenched with butter.   It’s a pretty cool scientific experiment each time you make popcorn if you stop and think about it. The kernel has moisture sealed inside of it and when it is heated that causes … continued…

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One of my family’s favorite recipes and one of the first recipes I ever wrote is Beef Wellington. So when someone said something about craving it recently, in spite of the heat, I wondered if I could satisfy the craving without the production. Laura’s Lean Beef Fully Cooked Pot Roast came to the rescue. Leftovers from that dinner, from some cooked mushrooms and a tiny bit of puff pastry came together for this little treat of a snack. I used … continued…

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How about a filling snack? I’ve been thinking about a twist to my brother’s pepperoni roll for a while–I needed it to be both beefy and easy. That’s when I thought about the refrigerated crescent rolls. One roll makes a good snack; two rolls make a satisfying dinner. Prep time: About 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Makes 32 rolls   1 pound Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 2 ounces stick pepperoni, finely diced 1 18-ounce jar pizza sauce 4 … continued…

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