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Information about healthy living & a variety of health conditions

Beans Beans!

July 3rd is Eat Beans Day! Beans are packed full of nutrients; they are high in protein and fiber, and are good sources of calcium, iron and zinc. Beans are also very easy to use. They can replace some or all meat in recipes to provide flavor, taste and texture, but also to lower the saturated fat and cholesterol content, while increasing the fiber content. Check out this link
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I heart the Fourth of July… but fireworks can take fingers!!

I really enjoy the Fourth of July. I mean really, really love it. The weather is usually great, you have a long weekend away from work, and none of the pressure associated with the other big holidays as far as obligation to see every family member you have! AMAZZZZING! We are lucky enough to live at the beach so the weekend basically revolves around
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Festive Fourth of July Cake Favorite!

Ingredients: 1 Box of White Cake –  Cook cake according to the directions.  OR for a lighter version, use an 18.25-oz. box of moist-style yellow cake mix; add 1.5 tsp. baking powder, 2 cups seltzer or vanilla flavored seltzer water (room temperature), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 cup liquid egg whites or (about 8) raw egg whites 1 container of Lite Cool Whip
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It’s Gonna Be a BERRY Hot Summer!

Berry Season is here, and these sweet, delicious summer snacks provide a lot more than great flavor… These powerful, disease-fighting fruits are in abundance this time of year, and are available in a variety of colors and flavors.   Berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fresh fruit. Blackberries & Raspberries are a sweet, nutrient and fiber rich, high antioxidant-containing sweet treat. How to enjoy: Blend them
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SHAKE it Up!

Cool off this summer with an ice cold, guilt-free, nutrient-packed milk shake….my personal favorite flavor is chocolate peanut butter! Enjoy   Ingredients   Light Soy milk (Soy Slender) – chocolate or vanilla, or skim/low-fat milk (add sugar-free chocolate syrup for flavor)   Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt (non-fat) – Vanilla (or another non-fat greek yogurt)   Natural Peanut Butter (Teddy).   1/2 banana   for
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