The Benefits of Adding Fruit to Water

Water is an essential part of our lives. We need to consume water to flush our bodies of toxins, to survive, and to increase overall organ function. But, let’s face it, water doesn’t always quench our need for consuming something with flavor. With its odorless taste, many of you are more likely to grab a fruity beverage high in sugar which is detrimental to your body. Today, we have a great ...

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Kid-Friendly Summer Recipe Round-Up

Kids are adorable until they get to the dinner table and see a plate that is full of vitamin and minerals. Kids do not want gourmet. They want simple, easy-to-eat foods. Thanks to a lot of ingenious parents all around the world, there is no reason why you cannot give them both. 1. Roll-Ups If you want to reduce your child’s caloric intake, substituting bread for tortillas make for a go-to roll-up ...

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5 Grilled Meals You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

With summer coming to a dwindling end and school starting right around the corner, there’s no better time to try some last minute grilled meals for your family. Today, we are going to give you 5 grilled meals you won’t want to miss this summer. Balsamic Steak Skewers This recipe is delicious and comes from the folks over at Delish. It’s very simple and takes only a shy 40 minutes of cooking ...

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Top 5 Summer Smoothies with Fresh Fruit

With the summer season in tow, you may be picturing barbequing with family and friends, sunny beach days, flip flops, vacations, and of course the best summer smoothies to make for family gatherings and girlfriend get-togethers. With fresh fruit typically on sale in the summer months, smoothies are a great way to put your fresh fruit to use in a yummy and nutrient-rich way. And, if you’re having an adult day, ...

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Recipe Round-Up! 3 Easy Dinner’s

Let’s face it. Monday to Friday are the worst days to prepare home-cooked meals. From work to school, most parents want easy-to-cook recipes after an exhausting day at the office. So, what if you could have easy homemade meals? Here is our favorite recipe round-up. Three easy dinners will leave your family well-fed and ready for the leftovers. Spicy Salmon and Cilantro Rice  Ingredients: Salmon Fillets (One Per Family Member) Olive Oil 1 Lime Squeezed ...

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homemade chocolate covered strawberries

5 Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Love is in the air and it's not too late to make homemade chocolate covered strawberries to enjoy this Valentine's Day.  Executive Pastry Chef for the Four Seasons hotel company, Jean-Luc Daul, shared with us the inside scoop.   Now you can make your very own chocolate covered strawberries right at home, just like the Pros do! 5 simple steps to making beautiful homemade chocolate covered strawberries   Use chocolate coating, as ...

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Healthy Cookie and Baking Recipes

We're big fans of desserts with lots of flavor, without loads of sugar.  It's easier than you think to use simple substitutions to whip up a healthier version of decadent desserts when you know what to do.  You can reduce significant calories and fat without sacrificing texture and flavor with these healthy baking tips. BROWNIES  - Use pureed soft or silken tofu in a 1 to 1 ratio to replace half the ...

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The Purple Sweet Potato – A Powerhouse of Nutrition

It’s that time of year again when all of our favorite Autumn foods are appearing at the farmer’s markets and our local grocery store.   Lucky us!  A purple sweet potato may not be the first vegetable that comes to your mind.  That is precisely why we are shining the spotlight on it this month.  It turns out this superfood is a purple powerhouse of nutrition! There are several varieties of purple ...

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