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Weekly Challenge: Experiment with smoothies this week! Have one as part or as all of two different meals this week.

This is the time of year when I really start breaking out the smoothies again.  I guess because they are such a cool and refreshing treat to me once it starts to warm up.  Of course they are delicious any time of year, but I seem to gravitate to them more often in the Summer especially. Here is an excerpt from a previous post about smoothies, and ironically enough I am again drinking this particular smoothie as I write this… Read more »


Weekly Challenge: Plan ahead at least one of your meals for each day this week

So, I really should have gotten this out to you yesterday, but well, I didn’t…so I guess we are off the hook for one day of planning! Some people do this really really well, but I am not one of them.  Planning the evening meals for my family might just be the bane of my existence at this point in my life.  It is torture and I hate it!  I can never make everyone happy, and listening to complaining after… Read more »


Weekly Challenge: Schedule that healthcare appointment that keeps slipping through the cracks.

It is so easy to let our busy lives get in the way of taking proper care of ourselves.  Especially when it involves going to the doctor, or being poked or prodded!  Sometimes when we feel good, nothing hurts, and we know we take good care of ourselves, then we really put off important check ups.  Take a minute to review the list below, and if needed go ahead and take the steps needed to get at least one of… Read more »


Weekly Challenge: Eat two servings of fish this week.

Hopefully this challenge will inspire you to look for a new (or dig up an old) fish recipe, or order a fish dish off the menu when you eat out this week! Not only is fish a great source of protein, but it also has an excellent supply of Omega 3 fatty acids in it, which unfortunately is lacking in most American’s diets! Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are both polyunsaturated fats, and they are particularly beneficial and… Read more »


Weekly Challenge: Record the amount of fiber that you eat this week.

I think that it’s always nice to have a gage of where we are before we go trying to change things up!  So this week let’s check out our fiber consumption. The way that I would suggest going about this is threefold: 1.       When available,  read the labels of the foods you are eating.  Ex:  If you eat a granola bar and it says there are 3 grams of fiber per serving, and the package has two servings, then you… Read more »


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