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Dishing Up the Best Ingredients for a Healthy Lifestyle

Recipe Rescue: Jalapeno Poppers

Football season means appetizers galore. Get your next viewing party "popping" with these flavor-packed, crunchy Bacon & Cheese Jalapeno Poppers! (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!) Ingredients: Jalapeno peppers Cream cheese Egg Breading Wr...

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Kid-Friendly Recipes to Kick Off the School Year

Everyone back on a normal sleep schedule? Check. New shoes broken in? Check. Backpacks fully loaded? Check. Frozen pizza for dinner? Wait a minute. Life is hectic, and maybe even more so around the change of seasons when the kids head back to school. Yes, frozen dinners and takeout meals are easy. Yes, they taste good. No, they are not the best option for growing bodies and brains. Not...

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What's So Super about 'Superfoods'?

What do kale, dark chocolate, red wine, pumpkin, salmon, flax, walnuts, broccoli all have in common?...

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Healthy How-To: Tots and Nuggets

The kids are back in school, so what better time to make over everyone's favorite cafeteria classics? Fried finger foods like chicken nuggets and "tater tots" are high-fat and not the best choice for growing brains and bodies. (Not to mention for adults watching their weight.) Our faux-fried versions find a happy medium between good nutrition and kid-friendly fun! (Scroll to the bot...

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Tried and True Recipes for Your Garden's Bounty

Posted by Leia Flure - Homesteading

Summer has gone by quickly yet again, and now is the time when backyard gardens and supermarket bins alike are overflowing with tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, and more. That's all fine and dandy from a nutritional standpoint – these vegetables are chock full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. But when you've got squash "coming out of your ears," what more can you do? You can only...

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Healthy How-To: Funnel Cake

Posted by Leia Flure - Desserts Snacks

It's state fair season! If you can't make it out to the fairgrounds and need a funnel cake fix, you can have it any time of year with this healthier alternative. (Scroll to the bottom of the post for a printable PDF version of the recipe!) Basic Funnel Cake Ingredients: Butter/oil Water Salt...

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Mozzarella and Tomato Pasta Salad

Mozzarella and Tomato Pasta Salad Makes 18 cups Ingredients 12 oz package whole wheat/whole grain rotini, cooked until al dente 16 oz fresh mozzarella, cubed 2.5 lb plum or Roma tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup lite balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing 1 table...

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