6 Tips to Save a Few Calories on Turkey Day

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, November 22, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Did you know that when you saut your onions and celery for stuffing using broth instead of butter, it can save you 100 to 150 calories? There are lots of ways to enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration while also saving a few calories. Here are six great tips for a delicious Turkey Day with a healthy twist ...

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I Hate Grocery Shopping

Posted by: Aimee Ketterer   |   Tuesday, August 16, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Im always looking for ways to feed my family without breaking the bank. All I want is healthy, delicious food at rock-bottom prices. Thats reasonable, right? I have three boys to feed, two of which have big appetites. The other one is picky and hates everything I cook. I also have a gluten-intolerant husband who cant eat what the rest of us can. List in hand, my weekly quest (who am I kidding, Im at the store at least three times a week) begins in the fresh produce section. Everyone in my house loves fruit so I know whatever I select will be eaten and enjoyed. Vegetables are a different story.

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ABCs of Back-to-School Nutrition

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Monday, August 1, 2011   |   Back to Blog

As your family gets ready for a new school year, its a great time for parents to think about nutrition. Providing nutritious lunches and snacks is an important way to give your kids the healthy foundation they need to achieve their goals both in and out of the classroom. Here are tips to keep your menus fresh and packed with nutrients for your own little Einstein.

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Making Sense of the New Dietary Guidelines

Posted by: Hendricks News Reports   |   Wednesday, July 27, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Many of us could benefit from trimming our waistlines to fight off diet-related chronic illnesses. More than one-third of American children and two-thirds of American adults are clinically overweight or obese. To encourage healthier lifestyles, the new Dietary Guidelines were released in January 2011 to emphasize reducing calories and increasing physical activity. Here are some key points of the new guidelines plus tips on how to achieve your goal of being a healthier you!

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How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, June 28, 2011   |   Back to Blog

If you are a busy mom, dad, grandparent or a coach, this time of year can be a difficult time to eat healthy. For example, many parents find themselves rushing to leave work, pick up the kids, and dash off to the ballpark for a practice or game. Yet, even if you are spending 6 to 10 hours a week at the soccer field or Little League diamonds, it is important to keep good nutrition in focus. But how?

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9 Tips to Trim Your Food Budget

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Tuesday, May 24, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Rising gas prices has hit everyone hard. We have to pay at the pump to get to work, drive the kids around and run errands. But $4 gas cuts into other aspects of our home budgets, and if you are feeling the pinch, here are a few more ways to save $$$ on your food budget:

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Yes, Its Legal to Grow

Posted by: Becky Wardzala   |   Thursday, April 7, 2011   |   Back to Blog

As I was out gardening one day, an older neighbor wandered over to see what I was up to. An avid gardener herself, I was a bit surprised when this southern woman asked what my plants were. When I told her that the plants were herbs, her response came in the shape of wide-eyed disbelief: Whatdya gonna do with those?!?!

Some may think that herbs are the odd green bits sprinkled over a restaurant meal ... But herbs can be a great way to perk up your favorite recipes, not to mention they are a healthy way to enhance flavors.

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Nutrition on a Budget Part I

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Monday, March 28, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Probably once a week I hear a person say, It costs too much to eat healthy. Thats not true! Eating healthy does require careful consideration of food choices. But it doesnt have to cost more if you use several proven techniques while preparing menus, shopping and cooking. The quick answer to nutrition on a budget boils down to two tactics:

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The "G" Word

Posted by: Aimee Ketterer   |   Friday, March 18, 2011   |   Back to Blog

I live in a house full of boys (three sons and a husband who is perpetually 12) and, much to my dismay, I hear dirty words all the time. The S word, the D word, etc., etc. A few months ago the dirtiest word of all entered our household and knocked us on our A word. Im talking about gluten, the G word.

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What's for Supper? Meal Planning Tips

Posted by: Martha Rardin   |   Friday, February 18, 2011   |   Back to Blog

Depending upon your mood, your day, or your schedule, this question can take you by surprise, irritate you, or cause you to order take out. So how do you turn this question into an answer that makes you sound calm, cool, and collected? The answer is planning.

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