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Summer Lovin

August is among us which usually gets people thinking about back to school and fall football.  However, farmers markets and produce are still in abundance so here are a few of my favorite summer foods to keep on your radar.

Vegetables

Cherries 

Summer screams cherries! These delectable super fruits are not only delicious, but provide many health benefits as well. Cherries are my favorite fruit for taste and nutrition. Cherries contain many antioxidants and valuable nutrients that make them

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Cutting the Confusion of Food Labels

Have you ever gone into a grocery store with a list of new foods you want to try? It could be as simple as boneless, skinless, chicken breast or something as complicated (several ingredients) as a cereal.  Since options are things we, as consumers, desire it sometimes makes it much more difficult for us to make the right food decisions for our families.  For instance, when I go down the freezer aisle for boneless, skinless, chicken

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June is Mens Health Month

July is just around the corner but that does not mean we forget about all the men in our lives.  June is Mens Health Month, which seems fitting with Father Days. So what is the biggest gift we can provide to all the fathers and other men in our lives….it is the gift of health.

Here are some quick tips to make sure our men are living a healthy lifestyle that lasts a lifetime.

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Brain 

Start with folic acid.

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Best of the Barbecues

Memorial weekend tends to be the “Grand Opening” of summer.  Outdoor pools are open, camp grounds are full and barbecues are occurring on every block.  This Memorial weekend is no different.  Whether you are staying local or traveling a barbecue is sure to be on your weekend menu.

So how do you make a barbecue taste great without overloading your daily calorie requirements?  It’s all about presenting the right choices that won’t derail you.

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  1. Appetizers
    1. Spring for hummus and

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Hug a Tree on Earth Day

While I was in elementary school I remember going out into the community to plant trees during this time of year.  As a child this was a fun way to learn about science while also giving back to a community.  The additional benefit was not being in class and playing in the dirt 🙂  Even though the lesson during that time was to talk about Earth Day, which is Friday, April 22nd, it never really resonates as a child why planting

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