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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 […]

my first “real kitchen” salad

January 6, 2012

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Check out the new blog here  In the summer before my senior year of college, I lived in Nashville with two of my friends. We rented a nice little 3 bedroom apartment that had a “real kitchen.” Did I say real kitchen? What I meant was a space with barely enough room for one person […]

dinner when you just don’t feel like cooking

January 4, 2012

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Some days, I am just not in the mood to cook or even think about what I’m going to have for dinner. I’m secretly wishing one of my friends will call to invite me over for dinner or see if I want to go out for a bite to eat… Most of the time, I […]

healthy goal #1

January 2, 2012

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Yesterday I mentioned that I’d be posting about a number of healthy, attainable goals and how to actually meet these goals. First things first: lose the “all or nothing” mentality.  No one is perfect, so when trying to meet your goals, don’t be a perfectionist.  Just try to do your very best to reach your goals […]

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

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Happy 2012! Now that the holiday season has come to a close, it seems that the new year’s resolutions will soon invade our thoughts.  Have you started thinking about a new year’s resolution?  Do you hate the idea of a new year’s resolution? source: luigi diamanti / FreeDigitalPhotos.net I think they can be silly because a […]