Rotisserie Chicken Recipes

Have you seen Rotisserie chicken on sale at your local grocery store lately? Don’t pass up on this deal!  Here are some healthy recipes that can be prepared with a pre-cooked chicken. You can also easily shred a precooked chicken and throw it into other soups, salads, casseroles, and stir frys. Chicken and Fruit Salad … Read More


Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices are an excellent choice for flavoring your meals, and many herbs and spices have health benefits as well! By using other flavors, you’ll be able to make delicious food without adding salt or sugar. If you aren’t sure where to start with seasoning, here are some tips. Spices that have a bite … Read More


Four Types of Exercise for a Well-Rounded Routine

There are four main types of exercise we should be doing regularly: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility.  Each of these four types of exercise are important in keeping us healthy and fit throughout our lives.  Endurance exercises, also called aerobic or cardio exercises, strengthen your lungs, heart, and circulation. This type of exercise includes anything … Read More


Stretch your Budget by Buying Whole

Buying whole foods might sound expensive, but it can actually be much cheaper! Usually, whole foods are defined as foods that have not been processed and do not have extra ingredients added to them. This includes fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, meat, fish, and eggs. It can also be cheaper to buy foods … Read More


Stretching for a Safer Workout

Stretching before and after your workout is important in helping to prevent injuries and keep you flexible, but the type of stretching you do before and after working out should be different! Before your workout, you want to do dynamic stretches. These are stretches that involve movement and help warm up your muscles for more … Read More


All About Chickpeas

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are a great addition to a healthy diet! They are sold dry and canned, and both types can be used in different ways.  Dried whole or split chickpeas are great for Indian and Spanish dishes. Depending how you choose to cook them, it can be a bit time-consuming, but they … Read More


National Spinach Day

March 26th is National Spinach Day! Spinach contains many helpful nutrients, but it is especially high in iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A. – Iron is an important building block in our blood. It helps move oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If you don’t have enough iron, it … Read More


Choosing Healthier Cereals

Cereal can be a great breakfast option. It’s quick, easy, and there are lots of healthy options to choose from. Many cereals have lots of added nutrients that children need to grow up healthy, especially when they’re paired with milk. Make sure to drink the extra milk though, since that’s where a lot of the … Read More


Sleep

Sleep is a very important part of our health, but we can tend to overlook it. When we sleep, our body isn’t just resting, it’s doing work to keep us mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy.  Not getting enough sleep can increase our risk of chronic disease, depression, poor concentration, and even obesity. In children and … Read More


What’s in Your Favorite Coffee Drink?

Cappuccino, caramel macchiato, pumpkin spice latte, extra whipped cream mocha—we all have our favorite coffee drinks. They’re sweet, delicious, and give an extra boost of energy. Who wouldn’t love that, right? While these drinks are a tasty treat, they typically have a lot of extra saturated fat (unhealthy fat) and added sugar. While fat and … Read More


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