National Almond Day

  Almonds are good for your overall health. These tree nuts have been suggested to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. In addition to improving cholesterol levels, almonds contain vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Almonds are heart healthy and can contribute to lower blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure … Read More

Nutrition During Pregnancy

It is always important to eat healthy but for those with a baby on the way, nutrition is even more important! Make sure you are fueling yourself and your baby well during pregnancy with these tips on what to eat, what not to eat, and how much to eat too! Source: Maternity and Family Planning … Read More

8 Ways to Play Tag

Tag is a great game that gets kids running and their hearts pumping, but it can get boring quickly. Here are eight ways to make the classic game of tag more fun for kids and keep them playing for hours! Classic Tag: In its basic form, the game of tag has one person who is … Read More

How to Handle Picky Eaters

Almost every parent knows the struggle of a child who just won’t eat their dinner (or lunch, or breakfast, or snack…). Picky eaters can be a challenge, but there are lots of ways to help children learn to try and like new foods.   First, it’s important for you to have good eating habits. As … Read More

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

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