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Happy Fourth of July! I LOVE Chopped Salad – This one is a Winner!

In Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Family Friendly, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Heart Friendly, Low Sugar, Nutrition Advice, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips On July 2, 2015 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July! Yummy Asian Chopped Salad Recipe!

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Kids and Hydration – Drink up!

In Clean Eating, Exercise, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Sports Nutrition On June 23, 2015 0 Comments

As a mom to 4 active boys, I have attended my fair share of baseball and lacrosse tournaments, football jamborees and cross-country meets. I cringe every time I walk past the garbage cans on the field, overflowing with sports drink and soda bottles. Hydrating the kids is key but what you are hydrating them with is even more important!

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Guess Where I Went Today? Yup – Trader Joes

In Clean Eating, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Advice, Weight Loss Tips On June 15, 2015 0 Comments

Those of you who have been following the blog for a while have witnessed my bit of an obsession with Trader Joes. Although I do not do my weekly shopping there, I try to make a trip at least once or twice a month.

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Why The FOREVER DIET is Working for Me ( guest post)

In Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Exercise, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Nutrition Advice, Sugar, Weight Loss Tips On June 10, 2015 0 Comments

Several months ago I was approached by someone I only really knew through sports and friends regarding losing weight and getting fit. She was at her wit’s end with her weight and dieting and wanted to make some permanent changes in her health. She wanted to get off the diet roller coaster. She had a good handle on food and nutrition but was confused how to make it a lifestyle. I asked her to share her story with us as a form of motivation and education. She is living proof that you don’t have to starve and white knuckle your way to a healthy weight. Thank-you for sharing your story with all of us!

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Mexican Meatloaf for a busy Monday – Plan ahead to SAVE TIME!

In Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Family Friendly, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Heart Friendly, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips On June 1, 2015 0 Comments

Good morning and happy monday. Things have been very crazy around here lately with sports, work and an upcoming graduation. A rainy sunday yesterday led to cancelled games and allowed me to get some meal preparation done for the week. I have seen many variations of mexican meatloaf on various websites and decided to experiment with a version that my family would like. Having dinner done before the day starts takes a lot of pressure off the 5-8pm time frame in our house and allows the boys to re-heat, eat and run back out the door.

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Memorial Day Weekend is Here – SALSA UP!! (yummy recipe included!)

In Clean Eating, Clean Eating, Family Friendly, Family Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Heart Friendly, Nutrition Advice, Recipes, Sugar, Weight Loss Tips On May 22, 2015 0 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend is a time for many to kick back relax and dive into summer. A time for BBQs, outdoor parties and above all a time to bring out the chips and dips. A key component in the quest for a healthy diet and lifestyle is to find ways to enjoy these situations without overdoing it with extra calories and unhealthy fats.

Enter – SALSA! Salsa can be a yummy, low-calorie and high nutrient addition/substitution for many higher calorie condiments and dips.