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It’s National Pistachio Day! Health Benefits of Pistachios

January 26, 2015 Food

Today is one of those fun holidays, National Pistachio Day! To celebrate I thought I would share with you all some of the health benefits of eating pistachios. 1 ounce serving of pistachios is 49 nuts and 160 calories There are 6 grams of protein in a 1 ounce serving of pistachios Pistachios are naturally […]

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Healthy Popcorn Snacking Options

January 19, 2015 Food

Today is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with popcorn but make it healthier. We all know popcorn can be quick and easy with microwave popcorn but it has a lot of stuff in their that is not good for us. At the movies none of us are quite sure what that butter topping they put on […]

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Skinny Cosmopolitan Recipe and Tips for Healthier Cocktails

January 2, 2015 Food

So many of us are starting the new year off trying to be healthier and maybe lose a few pounds. This includes me! Cocktails can be full of calories but there are ways to cut back on them if you still want to have a drink now and then. Tips For Healthier Cocktails Cut back […]

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Infographic: How To Carve Up Your Thanksgiving Calories

November 23, 2014 Food

This Thursday most of us will sit down to an enormous amount of food on the table and throw caution to the wind with what we eat. To help myself, and all of you, I found this infographic which gives us an idea of the size of the portions we should be taking and approximate […]

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6 Fall Super Foods You Should Be Eating

October 1, 2014 Food

We all know by now that fresh fruits and vegetables are tremendously important to our bodies. In the autumn we have so much produce available to us but there are some foods that are “extra good” for us. Healthy eating gives us healthier bodies. Cooking these foods really is not hard either and the results […]

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The Better Chip Review

September 18, 2014 Food

The folks at The Better Chip sent me some samples to try out recently. Good stuff. Hubby and I both enjoyed tasting the different varieties. What makes these unique is that it is not a flavoring they add to the outside of all the same chip – instead the ingredients are actually in the chip! […]

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Healthy Eating Healthy You Recipe Contest

August 28, 2014 Food

This is a recipe c0ntest I had to share with you all because the focus is on healthier eating. Don’t worry about voting either – while the entries are open to public voting that does not impact the winner. The winners will be chosen by the BrightFocus Foundation. The prize is a $100 Target gift […]

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High Protein Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe For Travelers Made With Protein Bars

July 2, 2014 Food

Traveling is something I do pretty regularly and since I started my weight loss journey I have had to plan ahead for nutritious meals more than I had ever considered them before. Most of the trips I take are for business and they feed you a lot, but occasionally, especially at breakfast, it is hard […]

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How To Make Your Own Greek Yogurt Smoothie Freezer Packs

May 28, 2014 Food

Fruit smoothies are a favorite in our house and we really like the ones that include yogurt. In stores you can find freezer packs already made in the frozen food section and they taste great, but they can be on the expensive side. So Hubby and I decided to make our own freezer packs so […]

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Cilantro and Lime Coleslaw Recipe

May 7, 2014 Food

Coleslaw has never been a favorite food of mine. Most of them that I tasted over the years just tasted like mushy cabbage in mayo and I was not a fan. However, I do like salads and thought I could come up with some coleslaw I might like. Last night I made this Cilantro and […]

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