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HALLOWEEN – Are you a Halloween Hoarder?!? Who’s gonna steal and hide their kids candy?

Who else grabs those Snickers bars and Kit Kats from their kids Halloween candy bag and stashes them in a secret hiding place? It is that time of year where the kids go out “trick or treating” and bring home pillow cases full of candy. I don’t know about you, but this is one of [...]

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Fourth of July Food Friends and Foes

Fourth of July Food Friends and Foes

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the birth of our country.  Celebrations usually involve a wonderful spread of food and beverages, many of which can throw you off track.  Know what your food friends and foes are before you go to those parties and gatherings! 5 Food Friends Veggie tray - You really cannot [...]

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No Junk Food Challenge

21-Day No Junk Food Challenge Today I am starting a 21-day “No Junk Food Challenge” that my daughter has challenged me with.  The Challenge is 21 days because the idea is that it takes 21 days to form a habit.  If you would like to join in the Challenge, simply follow the rules below for the [...]

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It’s all about adjusting and adapting to your surroundings.

On my last day in Vegas, I did something I’ve never done before…I ran about 3 miles on the Vegas Strip. It was amazing! I never did finish my last Las Vegas travel-blog post I started last Thursday, so I just wanted to finish my thoughts on traveling, eating right and exercising. First, I’m sure [...]

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Smoothies Series: Part III – Inside the making of a smoothie

The buzz word on “I AM AN OVER EATER” the past couple weeks has been SMOOTHIE!  What’s the big deal about smoothies?  Well as the weather warms up, cold beverages including the smoothie become quite popular.  A smoothie can also be functional.  As many as 70% of Americans are not eating the recommended 5 or [...]

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Smoothies Series: Part II – What is in my smoothie?

On Monday, Dan posted about the taste and nutritional value of 5 different smoothies.  In this post, I will focus on the ingredients in the smoothies Dan discussed as well as some additional smoothies. Let’s start with the nutritional information for the 3 smoothies I have added to the comparison. Smoothie King Dairy Queen/Orange Julius [...]

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