Category Archives: Healthy Living

New Years Resolutions |Eat Healthier |Simple Baking Substitutions

Healthy Baking Substitutions are a great way to save calories. As we start the New Year, committing to make a few small changes in your baking can have long term positive effects on your family. Getting your husband or kids to try something new can be difficult, but there are good healthy options your entire family will love. Here are 7 simple ideas help you on your way to healthy baking: Substitute Applesauce: When a recipe calls for butter, vegetable oil or margarine you can substitute equal parts applesauce. According to the USDA, 1/2 cup of salted butter contains roughly 900 calories and…

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New Years Resolutions |Eat Healthier |Simple Baking Substitutions

Healthy Baking Substitutions are a great way to save calories. As we start the New Year, committing to make a few small changes in your baking can have long term positive effects on your family. Getting your husband or kids to try something new can be difficult, but there are good healthy options your entire family will love. Here are 7 simple ideas help you on your way to healthy baking: Substitute Applesauce: When a recipe calls for butter, vegetable oil or margarine you can substitute equal parts applesauce. According to the USDA, 1/2 cup of salted butter contains roughly 900 calories and…

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Healthy Habits for 2013!

2013 is here!! Start the year strong! Optimal health is always a great goal. Make healthy living a little less difficult by avoiding crash diets. Make it a goal this year not to attempt a super strict diet you will not be able to maintain long term, but rather make a commitment to living a healthy life. Make these 9 healthy habits a part of your routine to see change for the better: Always eat breakfast: Breakfast gets the metabolism going and also prevents overeating. Never leave home without a water bottle: Stay hydrated, often times we mistake hunger for thirst. Dehydration…

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A Skinnier Holiday Stuffing |Healthy Holiday Recipes

  What’s more fun than a healthy take on holiday stuffing?! By simply making a few adjustments you are able to create a healthier version of a classic favorite. Here is a great recipe for a healthier take on Stuffing that you can make for your Christmas dinner. (Courtesy of Venice Nutrition)   Whole Wheat Cranberry Walnut Stuffing: Yeilds 10 Servings Serving Size: 3/4 Cup Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 235 Protein: < 1 grams Carbs: 36 grams Fat: 8 grams This holiday, let a stand out stuffing take center stage at your table. In our anything- but- humble version, carrots,…

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Nutritious Holiday Gifts | Fitness Friday | Gina the Trainer

The key to healthy living is 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. Here are a few gift ideas to make eating and cooking healthy foods easy and more convenient for 2013!   Weight Watchers Electronic Food Scale Recipe Points Calculator and Tracker Points Plus: An excellent way to monitor portion size and caloric range is to weigh your food. This is an excellent food scale   De’Longhi BG24 Grill, Perfecto Indoor: Protein is crucial to a healthy diet. This indoor grill is a perfect way to prepare your meats– and veggies too!   Lifefactory glass water bottle: Often times people think they are hungry when they are in fact dehydrated.  Make sure you never go thirsty again…

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Nutritious Holiday Gifts | Fitness Friday | Gina the Trainer

The key to healthy living is 80% nutrition and 20% fitness. Here are a few gift ideas to make eating and cooking healthy foods easy and more convenient for 2013!   Weight Watchers Electronic Food Scale Recipe Points Calculator and Tracker Points Plus: An excellent way to monitor portion size and caloric range is to weigh your food. This is an excellent food scale   De’Longhi BG24 Grill, Perfecto Indoor: Protein is crucial to a healthy diet. This indoor grill is a perfect way to prepare your meats– and veggies too!   Lifefactory glass water bottle: Often times people think they are hungry when they are in fact dehydrated.  Make sure you never go thirsty again…

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Healthy Fall Treats: Chocolate, Pumpkin, Hot drinks

Written by:  Gina Leslie With Halloween quickly approaching and the Holidays on it coat tails,   now is when our diets begin to slide. Nobody loves to celebrate this time of year more than me, but I have to keep myself in check especially with my sweet tooth. While I do not promote depriving yourself of a few treats here or there or enjoying a holiday meal, I do believe in moderation and opting for a healthier alternative when possible. However not all Halloween treats are necessarily “bad for you.”  When consumed in moderation dark chocolate is great for you! It…

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5 Healthy Life Changes | Healthy Living | Kid Friendly

Overwhelming. The truth is, sometimes trying to get it all done is overwhelming.  My desire is to feed my kids healthy meals and establish good eating habits. No one even really agrees on what is healthy anymore. There are a few consensuses in the health community however, and not all of them are difficult to incorporate. If you are trying to eat healthy, but are a little overwhelmed with how to drastically change your lifestyle keep reading. 6 Healthy (not too difficult) Life Changes Switch to Sprouted Bread- I’m amazed at the junk in even the “whole wheat” bread in…

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