Get Off to a Healthy Start!

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

Studies show that children who eat a nutritious breakfast function better. They do better in school, have better concentration and more energy. Many children eat one, if not two, meals in school each day, making nutrition an important part of school life. These tips can help you consider how to offer the best nutrition options… Read More »

Blueberries and Oatmeal with a Cool Twist!

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

Try this grab-and-go breakfast that’s rich in fiber which is known to help lower levels of bad cholesterol. Customize it with your favorite fruit and enjoy! Ingredients 1/3 cup skim milk 1/3 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt 1/3 cup rolled oats 1/3 cup blueberries (or your favorite fruit) Preparation Stir all ingredients together and spoon into… Read More »

Healthy Breakfast on the Go!

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

Mornings are a busy time for many families. It’s hard to prepare a healthy breakfast to satisfy all taste buds. Here are some quick and healthy suggestions to get your family out the door. Fresh fruit: Use fruit that’s easy to transport, such as apples, bananas or grapes. Cut your favorite fruits into chunks the… Read More »

Cauliflower Spaghetti

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Try this healthy “faux-fredo” recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and sodium, and high in flavor, thiamin and vitamin C. Makes four servings. Serving size is approximately 1-1/2 cups. INGREDIENTS 1 head fresh cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 quart water 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth 16-ounce package of spaghetti 1/2 onion, chopped 2 garlic… Read More »

Plan Your Meals and Save a Few Bucks!

Posted on: July 19, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Making your own meals is usually healthier and more cost efficient than dining out. This summer, skip the fast-food and save money by planning and preparing your meals. Here are four simple steps to help you be successful: Start with the basics. Begin scheduling your healthy meals with a master list. Prioritize by placing the… Read More »

Sports Drinks vs Water for Children

Posted on: July 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Many people use sports drinks before, during, or after an activity; however, if you aren’t exercising intensely or are exercising for less than one hour, water is your best choice. Children and teens use carbohydrates for energy. A balanced diet gives most children and teens the carbohydrates and electrolytes they need. Extra carbohydrates and electrolytes… Read More »

Eat Your Water

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

Water is the best drink choice to stay hydrated because it’s usually free and has no sugar or calories. Most healthy people can get enough fluid through the beverages they consume every day. But did you know that you could get your daily water requirements to stay hydrated through food? Some fruits and vegetables are high in… Read More »

Jazz up your fruit salad!

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

Looking for a special treat to beat this summer’s heat? Not only is this salad full of hydrating fruits, it also gives the perfect balance between tangy and sweet! Serve this savory salad and keep you and your family hydrated this summer. To make ahead, prepare the syrup and clean and chop the fruit and… Read More »

Summertime Family Fun

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

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside with your family for some fun and physical activity in the sun. Experts recommend adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Children and teens should get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous activity… Read More »

Maintain a Healthy Weight

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

It is important to look for savory substitutes to help against obesity and the problems that come with it. Traditionally, nutritious snacks couldn’t compare to junk food when someone had a sweet tooth or craving. However, eating fruits and veggies can be just as satisfying for everyone looking to maintain a healthy weight. Here are… Read More »