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Graham Cracker Frozen Treat

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

In the mood for a sweet treat? Try this low calorie recipe! With just two ingredients and minimal preparation, this frozen treat can take the place of ice cream for only 95 calories per bar. INGREDIENTS: 4 graham crackers (cinnamon or chocolate) ½ cup whipped cream PREPARATION: Spread whipped cream between 2 sheets (2 connected… Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Cook Smarter, Save Money!

Posted on: March 15, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

You and your family can cook healthy meals, even on a tight budget. Here are some tips that can help! Before You Shop – Plan Ahead Step 1: Think about what foods you already have in the house. Step 2: Make a list of meals that you can you make with those items. Step 3:… Read More »