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Practical Tips For Reducing The Sugar In Your Diet!

Our modern, hectic and stressful lives make it very difficult to eat a balanced diet. You know that too much sugar is not good for you but you don’t know how to banish it from your life.  Sugar is added to just about all processed foods and you rely on them too much to feed […]

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March Is National Frozen Food Month

March is National Frozen Food Month and traditionally that means that certain brands will offer new products, coupons and discounts during the month.  Their goal is to increase sales and brand recognition but your goal should be to learn how to use frozen food to supplement your diet of fresh and canned food. In some […]

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How to Get a Handle on the Holiday Food Blitz

Now that Thanksgiving is over,  the holiday season is truly in full swing. Preventing weight gain over the holiday season is challenging when there’s a food blitz everywhere. Here’s a few tips to help you get a handle on the holiday food and prevent weight gain: Use an online tracker or wearable device:  Keep track of food […]

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August is American Adventures Month

August is American Adventures Month. The United States of America is a diverse country with lakes, deserts, plains, mountains, canyons and land yet undeveloped. There is so much to see and appreciate but what happens when you can’t take an adventure right now? Your entire family can embark on an American Adventure by celebrating our […]

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Healthy Hot Weather Recipes

Winter felt like it was determined to hang on and on this year and even Southern Californians were still shivering in May.  Now that it’s June it really feels like summer has arrived.  It’s hot, hot, hot!  Cooking can be such a chore in the summer even if you really like to cook.  Following are […]

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Warm Weather Slow Cooker Recipes

We love our slow cooker (crockpot) all year round but it holds more appeal over spring and summer.  Heating the oven to cook dinner every night just makes us more hot and miserable and we end up running the air conditioner to counteract the heat. If you use your slow cooker your house will stay […]

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What Produce Is In Season?

The season in which fresh fruits and vegetables are available vary somewhat based on your location.  However, there are some seasonal lists available thanks to our friends from Fruits & Veggies… More Matters(r).  Take a look at these lists for more information: What Fruits & Vegetables Are In Season In Winter? What Fruits & Vegetables […]

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October Is Vegetarian Awareness Month

A vegetarian diet has many benefits including reducing the suffering of animals in factory farms around the world, a reduction in heart disease, cancer and stroke, a decrease in body weight and a decrease in cholesterol.  To celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month in October plan on making some changes to the way you eat. If you […]

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Food Safety For The Summer Months

Everyone loves a good outdoor barbeque or a summer picnic in the park or at the beach.  What we don’t love is the illnesses that can result from improper food preparation or storage when the heat rises.  According to the CDC approximately one in six Americans each year get sick from food borne illnesses and […]

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National Cherry Month

“You can’t pick cherries with your back to the tree.” -John N. Mitchell February is National Cherry Month although it seems early to see cherries in the grocery store.  For fans of cherries it is never too early to start celebrating.  Cherries are rich in antioxidants, reduce inflammation and gout and may help recovery after […]

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