'Healthy Lifestyle'

Special K Multigrain Oats & Honey Cereal

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I am going to try the Special K Challenge for the 2 week period and see what happens. If you follow this plan correctly, you are supposed to lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks. I am curious to see if this works because I have heard mixed responses about it, but we will see.



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One Day Diet by Dr. Oz

The April issue of Good Housekeeping hits newsstands on March 15.  Dr. Oz is on the cover sharing his health and weight loss wisdom and reveals the One Day Diet which is a super fast slim down meal plan with easy rules to help you  lose up to two inches and …


Summer Vegetable Garden

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Eating ethically. Now there’s an idea that I try to embrace.

Some suggestions to eat more ethnically include (not surprisingly) eating less meat and growing your own vegetables.

Other suggestions are

  • stop eating fast food
  • head to the local farmers markets
  • eat organic products
  • stop eating foods that require slave labor to pick and process

The Great Greek Salad

greek salad

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I love making different types of salads, but being at college and on a budget, it is hard to get all the ingredients for the salads without spending an arm and a leg. But thanks to Monette’s Market in Toledo, Ohio, I now can make this Greek salad and not feel bad about buying …


French toast served at Mac's Restaurant in Roc...

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Comfort food.

Say the words in polite society and people smile pleasantly thinking about their favorite comfort foods.

Comfort food will never go out of style. While food trends come and go, comfort food is in it for the long haul. I think about comfort food more when the weather is cold or on a rainy day …


Easy Banana Smoothies

A bunch of Bananas.

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This recipe is very simple and requires little time. I love making them in the morning for breakfast.

You need:

Milk, 1 Frozen Banana and cinnamon

Use a blender to blend the milk (about half a cup) and the frozen banana. Then add the cinnamon and continue to blend. That is it!!

Sometimes I like it a …


Chocolate brownie in detail.

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Recipe: Brownies Made with Black Beans

The people from MS Active Wellness sent this recipe. It’s odd enough that I thought what the heck?
The black bean brownie recipe was created by Amanda Freitag, celebrity chef and recurring judge on Food Network’s competition show “Chopped,” and registered nutritionist Julie Barto for the MS Active Wellness Nutrition Program. …


Tree decorated for Valentine's Day in San Dieg...
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As a former educator, I like this idea. As a former kid, Valentines Day was all about candy and exchanging cards. I like this learning opportunity (nutrition/science/health) presented to me by Super Kids Nutrition.

In 1963, with support of American Heart Association, February was proclaimed American Heart Month. This month Super Kids Nutrition is challenging teachers, parents …


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