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Healthy Snack Ideas

It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really the healthiest option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good source of protein. #2…

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Home Made Baked From Scratch Pizza

  The whole family will love this made from scratch pizza.  Easy and much more nutritious than the store bought stuff! Make it a meal with 2 slices and a salad! Makes 10 Slices Crust: ¾ cup Whole Wheat Flour ¾ cup AP Flour 1 package Fast Acting Yeast ¼ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Sugar 2/3 cup Hot Water 2 tsp Olive Oil Sauce: 3 oz Tomato Paste 4 oz Tomato Sauce ½ tsp Sugar ¼ tsp Salt ¼ tsp Black Pepper ½ tsp Oregano ½ tsp Garlic Powder 1…

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7 Foods that are Surprisingly High in Calories

Just because a food is considered “healthy” doesn’t mean you can just eat as much of it as you want.  Here is a short list of some common foods viewed as “healthy” that can really sabotage your weight loss goals. Avocado Yes, it is full of healthy fats, vitamin E, and fiber, but if you eat a whole avocado, about 5 ounces edible weight, you just consumed about 230 Calories.  That is almost as much as a regular sized Snickers Bar at 250 Calories.  Of course, the avocado Calories are…

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Garlic Chicken Pasta

I am always searching for a new recipe with a creamy sauce for pasta.  Alfredo sauces are so high in fat and so are most cheesy sauces.  This recipe gives you a lot of cheesy for a little less fat and Calories since its main ingredient is chicken broth! Serves: 6 Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Ingredients: 3 Tbsp butter 3 cloves minced garlic 3 Tbsp flour 1 ½ cups chicken broth 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded ½ tsp seasoned salt ½ tsp salt ½ tsp fresh ground…

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Lactose Intolerance: 12 Things You Should Know

It affects roughly 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. Lactose is a form of sugar that occurs naturally in dairy products. Lactose is digested by the enzyme lactase. Lactase is available as a supplement to aid in digestion of foods containing lactose. All dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose. Lactose intolerance usually means you can tolerate SOME lactose. If you have lactose intolerance, you should still incorporate dairy into your diet as it is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, and B Vitamins….

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