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healthy goal #5

January 31, 2012

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It’s the last day of January (can you believe that?!), so I have our last healthy goal for the month: Healthy Goal #5: Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. This goal may be the hardest for you to meet because a lot of people have trained themselves to run on 6 hours […]

“homemade” yogurt

January 25, 2012

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So I think yogurt is a really good thing for people to eat for so many reasons: It’s a great snack It contains both lean protein and healthy carbohydrates It tastes delicious It can be added to recipes to replace high fat ingredients like sour cream, mayo, and in some cases, butter It’s easy to […]

healthy goal #4

January 24, 2012

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OK, so have you started eating more vegetables & fruit everyday, exercising more each week, and eating breakfast daily? No worries if you aren’t there yet, but just keep trying. Get excited because I now have Healthy Goal #4 for you to try. Image: savit keawtavee / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Healthy Goal #4: Cook More and/or Eat […]

celebrate Popcorn Day

January 19, 2012

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In celebration of Popcorn Day, I made popcorn {obviously}.  If you make it yourself, it literally costs 10¢… 10¢!! And that’s for almost 5 cups of popcorn! Here is the breakdown of cost: 1 tsp canola oil: 1¢ 3 tbsp un-popped popcorn: 6¢ 1 tsp heart healthy butter spread: 3¢ Total: 10¢ I can’t believe […]

microwave potato chips

January 18, 2012

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Microwaving potatoes to get potato chips sounds strange, but it really works! You can make your own potato chips by microwaving sliced potatoes – genius!  The best part about it is that it actually tastes like a crispy, real potato chip. One of my biggest pet peeves about making “baked” potato chips is that they […]

healthy goal #3

January 16, 2012

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Good morning! I have our next healthy goal… Healthy Goal #3: Eat breakfast! Have you eaten breakfast yet? If you haven’t, please go eat something now, thanks! Here are some reasons why you want to be eating breakfast: Helps you eat less throughout the day Improves your concentration Have higher energy throughout the day Can […]

healthy goal #2

January 12, 2012

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Well, I had scheduled for the healthy goal #2 to post Tuesday morning.  Unfortunately, I forgot to actually press “Schedule.”  Oops! So this post is coming to you a couple of days late; better late than never, right? Healthy Goal #2 Increase the amount you exercise The ultimate goal is to exercise for at least […]