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Conquer the Checkout Aisle without the Sugary Guilt

March 26, 2017 • Food, HealthComments (0)

It seems hard to avoid the shelves of junk and snack foods near the checkout lines anywhere you shop. Gas stations, local hardware shops, clothing stores and others make one last push to make that extra sale of gum, candy, chips and sugary drinks by making them available in the checkout line. Sadly, often these [&hellip...

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Your Back-to-School Pantry

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, FoodComments (0)

Tips to stocking your cupboards and fridge with healthy choices for the new school year From new backpacks and lunch boxes to folders, paper and pencils, the end of summer signals a return to a more structured schedule. At our house, that means no more...

Conquer the Checkout Aisle without the Sugary Guilt

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, Food, HealthComments (0)

It seems hard to avoid the shelves of junk and snack foods near the checkout lines anywhere you shop. Gas stations, local hardware shops, clothing stores and others make one last push to make that extra sale of gum, candy, chips and sugary drinks by making...

SOY It’s not just for vegetarians anymore!

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, Expert Advice, FoodComments (0)

By Debbie James Soy is heart healthy, low in saturated fat and provides high-quality protein. The type of fat from soy doesn’t contribute to blood cholesterol and eating enough soy protein actually helps lower high cholesterol levels. It is the most...

Making Nutrition Flavorful & Fun!

February 9, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, Food, Health, Past EditionsComments (0)

By Debbie James March is National Nutrition Month® and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle.” Along with steps such as greater sun protection and getting more exercise, young and old alike can take...

Covert Cooking: Clever Ways to Sneak in the Extra Veggies

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Home Life, January 2015Comments (0)

The dawn of the new year brings with it the promises of health, fitness and family resolutions, most of which include something along the lines of eating out less, packing healthy snacks and coming up with resourceful ways to sneak extra vegetables into...

Health News and Developments of 2014

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Food, January 2015, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

  TOO MUCH SUGAR Over 31,000 people participated in a dietary study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The results were published in February 2014 and the news was not shocking but plenty disturbing for its everyday reality for parents:...

How the Coconut Saved Christmas

December 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, December 2014, FoodComments (0)

Overcome allergies this holiday season with one easy fix With the holiday season upon us, those of us with newly diagnosed allergies begin to fear the exchanging of chocolate boxes and homemade gift baskets filled with the enemy allergen. Yes, many of our...

Hallow-Yummy: Festive Recipes for Harvest and Halloween

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

WITCH HAT COOKIES Total time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 Witch Hats Families with small kids and an even smaller amount of time to allow for baking will love creating these witch hats for a simple, seasonal treat. While they are fairly easy to assemble, they...

Wheat & Sons: A New Butcher Shop Offers a Fresh Look at Dinner

August 1, 2014 • 2014, August 2014, Community, Food, People & ProfilesComments (0)

The sight of a whole slaughtered pig is not necessarily a comfortable one. When the first half of a carcass is hanging from the ceiling and the second half of it is laid across a giant wooden cutting surface in a post-mortem holding pattern as the butcher...