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Vegetarian Pasta Salad

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Play around with your seasonal vegetables and create a savory pasta salad! They’re perfect for picnics, potlucks, or workplace lunches. It’s a delicious go-to side dish that’s simple to toss together! INGREDIENTS: 1 pound dried spiral pasta (or cavatappi, ziti, fusilli or other salad-friendly shaped pasta) 2 cups (8 ounces) halved sugar snap peas 2 cups… Read More »


Surviving on a Modest Income

Posted on: April 16, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

There’s no denying the importance of the almighty dollar. We all need money to provide food, shelter, transportation, and clothing – life’s basic necessities. Did you know that our well-being suffers when we don’t have enough cash to cover these essentials? While money is not necessarily the path to happiness, low income is associated with low emotional well-being according to the… Read More »


Get More Fruits and Vegetables

Posted on: April 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Dinner is typically the largest meal of the day, and it’s also your last chance to strike a healthful balance of foods for the day. If you didn’t eat many or any fruits and vegetables at lunch, now’s your chance; why not load up on fruits and vegetables to meet your produce quota? Dinner is… Read More »


Get Out and Move More

Posted on: April 5, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Get moving in April! There is no time like the present to increase your physical activity. Every April all Americans are encouraged to commit to being more active on a regular basis. Whether its yoga, cycling, aerobics, jogging or a brisk walk, you can choose how you want to participate and customize the experience for your… Read More »


Pesto Makeover

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Traditional pesto is typically loaded with fat. This is a great alternative that removes most of the fat without sacrificing any of the flavor. INGREDIENTS 1 15 oz can white beans, drained, liquid reserved 1 cup packed baby spinach 1 cup packed basil leaves 2 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts Juice of half… Read More »


Gardening Ideas and Tips

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

With warmer temperatures, it’s time for planting our spring gardens. Some of the most common spring crops for home gardens include tomatoes, cucumber, squash, eggplant, peppers, okra, and sweet potatoes. In order to ensure a smooth gardening season, experts recommend having all the supplies you need prior to planting. Here are three things to keep… Read More »


Step Up to Better Health

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Grab your walking shoes and get moving to improve your health. According to the American Heart Association, moderate physical activity, such as walking for at least 30 minutes a day, has several health benefits. Here are five reasons to get your walk on. Reduces your risk for coronary heart disease and helps strengthen your heart,… Read More »


Have a Healthy Happy Hour

Posted on: April 2, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The social aspect of happy hour can be relaxing after a long day or at the end of a hectic week. But the calories in those spiritous cocktails can add up, leaving you with a feeling of defeat. Get a handle on happy hour and your waistline by choosing healthier habits. Choose your drink wisely!… Read More »


Spring Clean Your Health

Posted on: March 28, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Give yourself a fresh start! While you’re decluttering closets and sprucing up your home, don’t forget to spring clean your health. Now is the perfect time to rethink your habits and consider making changes to improve your overall health. Try these fresh ideas: Meditate to increase calmness and physical relaxation. Get outside and soak up the “sunshine” vitamin! Refresh… Read More »


Emotional Eating

Posted on: March 20, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Emotional eating is using food to make yourself feel better. Several factors contribute to over indulging in food when you are depressed, lonely, stressed, or sad. Emotional eating can make you feel worse and lead to unhealthy eating habits. But you can gain control of emotional eating by acknowledging and being conscious of your actions.… Read More »