Archive for December, 2017

Family Traditions

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

According to an American Psychological Association study, consistency is important to the health and well-being of families. Research gathered over the past 50 years revealed that routines and rituals are extremely helpful when it comes to meeting the busy demands of life. Routines define what needs to be done and a commitment to getting those… Read More »

Milk Jug and Water Bottle Workout!

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

There’s no need for a gym membership or expensive fitness equipment. Just grab a milk jug and water bottle and get into shape in the privacy of your home! You will need: 2 milk jugs filled to correct weight for your fitness level 2 full water bottles 1 kitchen chair 1 towel Weight intensities for… Read More »

Roasted Whole Cauliflower with Parmesan

Posted on: December 27, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

  Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients in the produce section. It’s a great veggie to steam or blanch to keep its flavors intact. But roasting a cauliflower can bring out even more rich flavors. Give it a try! Ingredients: 2 large heads cauliflower 1 clove garlic, halved 1/4 cup olive oil 4… Read More »

Butternut Squash Soup

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

During the winter months, one of the best ways to warm up is with some homemade soup. This recipe is bursting with flavor and full of nutrition. Ingredients: One 2- to 3-pound butternut squash, peeled and seeded 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion, chopped 6 cups chicken stock Nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black… Read More »

Keep Your Feet Happy!

Posted on: December 18, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Your feet are your foundation, so making comfort a priority could help support your goal to move more! Use these tips to keep them healthy so you don’t get sidelined by a pain in the foot. GET COMFY: As much as possible, wear supportive, comfortable shoes that fit well. KNOW YOUR FEET: Keep an eye… Read More »

Healthy Green Bean Casserole

Posted on: December 13, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This variation of the traditional green bean casserole is easy to make with simple ingredients. Give it a try and get the same delicious, creamy taste with fewer calories and less sodium! Ingredients: Casserole Cooking spray 4 Laughing Cow, LIGHT French Onion cheese wedges 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ onion, finely diced 1 teaspoon light… Read More »

Finding Inner Peace

Posted on: December 12, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Finding inner peace and better health can be as simple as giving to others. The Journal of Economic Psychology presents research that suggests that charitable giving can reduce stress and strengthen the immune system. Keep in mind, kindness to others is not only shown through monetary donations. You can also express love by giving your time and attention… Read More »

Bounce Back from Stress

Posted on: December 7, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

According to Harvard Medical School, the ability to bounce back from stress or adversity is important throughout life, especially in our older years. That’s when we face many transitions, such as health problems; job, income, and home changes; the loss of loved ones; and isolation or separation from friends, grown children, and grandchildren. How we… Read More »

Maintain, Don’t Gain!

Posted on: December 5, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments

This crisp, vibrant veggie salad is a cinch to make and most importantly, it’s packed with nutrients! Ingredients: 2 small candy cane beets 1 medium carrot 1 medium radish, halved Quarter of a head red cabbage 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey Juice of 1 lemon Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper… Read More »