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Surviving Thanksgiving: Tips For Staying Healthy

Holidays can be bittersweet for the single person. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of those who matter most, but deep down, this company comes with a stinging reminder of the life that still evades you: family life. In such an emotionally charged climate, you’re more likely to make food choices you’ll regret. Here are a few tips …

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When Getting Healthy Is A Priority

I remember how shocked I was to hear that my mom had started smoking at the ripe old age of 13. “That was back before we knew how bad it was,” she explained, “Nowadays we know better.” I think the same is true for nutrition. We’re bombarded with information on how to get well — what to eat, what not …

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Dress Up Your Salad

I began making my own dressings when I realized how easy they are to whip up and how much better they taste! Sometimes I enjoy a simple balsamic vinaigrette, and other times a creamy dressing is best. Use these simple rules to help you dress-up your next salad. Simple rule of thumb when making a dressing: 2 parts oil (or …

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The Devil In My Diet

As I write this, I’m thinking about peanut butter toast. I salivate with each word, as if each one is melting in my mouth. Peanut … Butter… Toast … Glorious! Immediately, my brain produces five convincing reasons to put down the laptop and go make peanut butter toast. Let the battle begin with my diet. Most of us know this …

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Breakfast For Dinner Casserole

Are you on holiday food overload? Sometimes it’s just more fun to have breakfast for dinner. I mean, who ever said you had to eat breakfast in the morning? This Breakfast for Dinner Casserole is great anytime of the day! Here’s what you’ll need … 2 medium-sized carrots chopped 4 oz. of mushrooms chopped 4 garlic cloves chopped 1 Tablespoon …

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Healthy Habits For Singles, Part 2: Exercise

I ran two 5K races last year: one on Thanksgiving Day, and one on Christmas Eve. By my own doing, my race on Thanksgiving Day was limited to a physical and mental experience. I was preoccupied with babying my knee to avoid re-injury, and I thought of little else as I ran the race. Christmas Eve was another story. The …

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Healthy Habits For Singles Part 1: Hydrate

“Take this time to concentrate on yourself.” Have you ever had such annoyingly good advice? You may be tired of hearing it, but it’s still true: Singleness is the perfect opportunity to develop healthy habits. Good habits apply to many different disciplines: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and more. This five-part series narrows it down to five physical habits that …

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Garden Zucchini Bread

I’m loving all of the beautiful zucchinis that I’m harvesting from my garden. Making zucchini soups, roasted zucchini, and zucchini burgers has been great; but nothing beats this Garden Zucchini Bread recipe. Enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need … 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (for greasing the bread pan) 1 large zucchini 1 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup coconut oil, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla …

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Orange Coconut French Toast

I don’t know about you, but I can’t pass up any opportunity to indulge in a homemade batch of French Toast. Even if someone simply mentions the idea of making it, I become instantly hooked and can’t think of anything I would like more. Here is a recipe I recently learned from a dear friend of mine. She just so …

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BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Mmmm. Simple and easy to make BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich should make it onto your summer “must try” list. I get this started in the morning in my crockpot and while I’m off adventuring, working, or playing … it’s cooking itself! Needless to say, the crockpot is my kitchen’s new best friend! Here’s what you’ll need: 4-6 pieces organic free-range …

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