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Healthy Living Blog

Information and inspiration to help you make a habit out of living healthy.

Hidden Sugar: How Much Are You Consuming?

Thursday, January 12, 2017
All sugar is not the enemy. It's the added sugars we need to avoid. Check out these practical tips to cut back on sugar intake. ... Read More

9 Misleading Food Labels

Thursday, December 29, 2016
Many consumers have a hard time understanding the various claims made by nutrition labels. From "fat free" to "lightly sweetened," here are nine you don't want to get tricked by. ... Read More

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Lindsey's Sweet Potato Casserole

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Sweet potatoes are a good source of fiber and potassium, and high in vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, all the nutritious qualities get covered up by the extra sugar and fat called for in most casserole recipes. ... Read More

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Jen's Green Bean Casserole

Thursday, December 08, 2016
In my recipe makeover of this classic dish, I use fresh, whole ingredients to create a healthier, lower fat and lower calorie version without sacrificing the beloved flavor of the nostalgic green bean casserole from our family dinners. ... Read More

10 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for the Holiday Season

Monday, November 21, 2016
While many of us love the delicious food and drinks, the fun parties and celebrations, and the lazy days that this season entails, we don’t necessarily like what these things do to our waistlines. Fortunately, gaining weight doesn’t have to be your reality. ... Read More

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Christy's Cranberry Compote

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Growing up, my family ate canned jellied cranberries, served the classic way: Open up the can, and dump the sauce on a plate. I came up with a lower-sugar, fresh recipe as a cranberry sauce substitute—cutting the calories, keeping the tradition. ... Read More

Tailgating with a Twist

Monday, November 14, 2016
Though you should probably pass on that mountain of cheesy nachos, you don't need to give up great-tasting food to make the next game day a healthier one. ... Read More

Fridge Hacks: Out with the Old and Organizing for the Holidays

Friday, October 28, 2016
Having a clean kitchen helps reduce the risk of foodborne illness and makes it easier to practice healthy habits. Try these simple tips for cleanliness, organization and safety. ... Read More

5 Ways to Flavor Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
When you carve pumpkins, save the seeds! They're a nutritious snack to make sweet, savory, or spicy. ... Read More

Healthier, Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee

Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Instead of maxing out on your daily dose of added sugar from one drink, try this simple, homemade version of your favorite pumpkin spice coffee drink. It's sure to satisfy your pumpkin craving! ... Read More

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