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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Football season is upon us again and that means football parties! When you host one of these parties, or even when you’re just enjoying a game with your family, make healthy snacks to munch on.

How do you go beyond simple “chips and dips,” while still keeping it quick and easy? How do you create tasty, healthy appetizers that don’t require long hours in the kitchen? There are lots of great appetizers that can be created in a snap.

Here are 5 ideas for your next party:

Parmesan Zucchini Sticks. Healthy finger foods that are … Read the rest

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childhoodobesity200Parents may be in denial when it comes to their kids’ weight.

About half of parents with overweight or obese children don’t think their kids are too heavy, a new study shows. This is true in the USA and around the world, the researchers found.

“Parents who underestimate their kids’ weight may not take action to encourage healthy behaviors that would improve their child’s weight and reduce their risk of future health conditions,” says lead author Alyssa Lundahl, a graduate student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

These findings come after a study released last week … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

We’re midway through the summer and it’s likely that you’ve already eaten your share of hamburgers. Like most people, I do love a good burger. But, is there more?

When we think of summer and barbeques, most people think of the usual burgers, hot dogs and (maybe) chicken. Burgers are great, but there is a lot more to barbeques than just plain old beef burgers. In fact, if you use your imagination, the options are almost endless!

Here are just a few ideas for burgers that go way beyond beef. Try one or more of … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

What if, instead of getting in the car and going to the market, you could just step outside your back door and pick your dinner? Anyone can plant a vegetable garden – and I mean anyone.

You don’t have to live in the country or even the suburbs. Vegetable gardens don’t have to big or time-consuming. You can train vines like cucumber or melon to grow up a trellis. You can grow a small tomato plant in a container on your back porch. If space is really limited, you can even plant herbs in a … Read the rest

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Healthy Meals in a Snap

Are you looking for a really quick and healthy meal?

Do you have some family members that are picky eaters?

A “taco bar” can be a great choice. This is where each filling and each topping is in a separate bowl and everyone is invited to serve themselves. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and since each family member gets to build their own taco, you can accommodate different tastes.

Tacos can be a part of almost any healthy eating plan when they are prepared in the right way. Here are some tips for making … Read the rest

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