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Oct 5 2012
Grow Your Favorite Kitchen Herbs
Grow Your Favorite Kitchen Herbs

We would all love to gather our own produce for dinner, but gardening can be a lot to take on. Before you plow up the yard, a good first step is to grow your own herbs. Herbs are not as demanding as other vegetables and typically don’t require daily attention. In fact, most herbs prefer dry soil, great news if you tend to forget about watering.

Oct 3 2012
Kitchen Shortcut: Dinner Prep Pointers
Kitchen Shortcut: Dinner Prep Pointers

In such a busy world, we often don’t devote enough time to the food we eat. Simply eating at home and giving food the attention that it deserves can help you reach your healthy goals.

We have put together five simple steps that will help you cook from scratch more frequently. This is a great change that can soon become habit if you take the time to incorporate these tips into your everyday life.

Sep 28 2012
Wholesome and Healthy Lunches
Wholesome & Healthy Lunches

Eating out for lunch can cost on average $10 a day, adding up to hundreds per year. Whether you are packing for yourself or for the entire family, creating money-saving lunches can be a simple way to add variety to your lunch without breaking the bank. With some simple planning and the right containers, you can have a perfect “brown bag” lunch every day.

Sep 23 2012
Skinny Cocktails, Stevia, Agave Sweetener and More!
Skinny Cocktails, Stevia, Agave Sweetener and More!

Whether celebrating a special occasion, catching up with old friends, or relaxing after a long week at work, cocktails are often a part of social life. But they can be packed with calories and artificial sweeteners. Lucky for us, there are healthier natural options for a simple, skinny cocktail (or “mocktail,” if you prefer to go sans alcohol!).

Sep 18 2012
Recipe Makeover: Your Favorite Meals, Simplified
Recipe Makeover: Your Favorite Meals, Simplified

Comfort food is great…sometimes. The smells, textures and flavors can bring back great memories. Unfortunately, these old favorites don’t always reflect a healthy lifestyle. Often loaded with processed ingredients, excess dairy and meat products and a lack of vegetables, comfort foods remind us that there are reasons we should only indulge our cravings every once in a while.

Sep 12 2012
The Whole Truth on Whole Grains
The Whole Truth on Whole Grains

We appreciate eating foods in their most natural state. So when it comes to adding whole grains into your daily diet, we vote yes! Unprocessed, whole grains are closest to the form in which they were naturally grown, as opposed to highly processed refined grains that are stripped of fiber and antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals.

Sep 6 2012
Easy Travel Snack Solutions
Easy Travel Snack Solutions

Travel can easily lead to poor nutrition; finding a quality snack can be difficult. From unappetizing, fatty airport food to greasy-spoon fare, your trip could end with as many inches to your waistline as memories. However, with proper planning, you can make the most of your snacks for any trip with these helpful tips.

Aug 31 2012
Energy Boosters: Recharge Your Day for Simply Better Living
Energy Boosters: Recharge Your Day for Simply Better Living

Energy is a hot commodity nowadays. If you find it hard to wake up in the morning or hit a wall mid-day, you are not alone. Many struggle to maintain energy levels throughout the day, especially with demanding workloads and family schedules. Before you reach for the coffee pot, consider these healthy, natural energy boosters.

Aug 26 2012
Chill Out: Homemade Frozen Fruit Pops
Chill Out: Homemade Frozen Fruit Pops

Homemade frozen fruit pops are the best way to know exactly what you’re consuming. This healthy trend allows you to create flavors  that may not be available in stores. And when money is tight, homemade frozen fruit pops are a great economical option.

Aug 20 2012
Planning the Ultimate Garden Party for Friends and Family
Planning the Ultimate Garden Party for Friends and Family

Comfort food is great…sometimes. The smells, textures and flavors can bring back great memories. Unfortunately, these old favorites don’t always reflect a healthy lifestyle. Often loaded with processed ingredients, excess dairy and meat products and a lack of vegetables, comfort foods remind us that there are reasons we should only indulge our cravings every once in a while.