It’s 7 pm and with a grumbling tummy you walk into the kitchen for an evening snack. To your dismay someone ate all of the chocolate dipped granola bars! There is one lonely (very ripe) banana on the counter and the pantry is looking pretty bleak.
Driven by hunger, you begin tossing empty Tupperware containers aside. Finally, something shiny catches your eye… a bag of chocolate chips pinned behind a forgotten tub of rolled oats! Unfortunately there are only eggs and milk in the refrigerator…
You weigh your options:
- Dive into the bag of chocolate chips.
- Drive to the grocery store and purchase a box of mug cakes.
Or, you could stay home and make a delicious dark chocolate mug cake with the ingredients you found in your pantry!
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Sometimes we savor grandma’s meatball recipe slowly simmered in red sauce, but sometimes it’s just… well…. the same old boring routine.
A few ingredient swaps and a special sauce might just save you from weeknight recipe boredom.
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A travel ready treat that tastes like chocolate fudge, is sweetened with dried fruit and is a cinch to make.
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Nutrition and eating healthfully have a direct impact on your energy, motivation, and productivity. To keep energy levels up, eat nutrient dense snacks at regular intervals throughout the day—about two hours before, and two hours after a meal. A nutrient-dense snack provides: protein, healthy fat, fiber, and about 150 calories. The following snacks will silence cravings and keep you from overeating in the evening.
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Between Jonathan’s track meets, Lily’s dance classes and baby Rose’s swimming lessons, it may seem difficult to plan healthy meals and snacks. Here are five simple tips to streamline meal prep and have healthy choices ready during the back-to-school rush.
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According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans buy more than 700 million pieces — about 120 million pounds — of Easter candy annually. That is nearly half a pound of candy for every man, woman and child in the country! As a nation, it is estimated that we consume 16 billion jelly beans during the Easter season. If those jelly beans were placed end to end, they would circle the globe almost three times. So, before stocking up on chocolate eggs and jelly beans, consider these alternatives to traditional Easter candy.
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Classics like cheesy appetizers, burgers, hot dogs, pretzels and beer may get you in the GameDay mood but they can really pack in the calories and sodium. One soft pretzel with butter has almost 500 calories. To put that in perspective, the average woman would need to cycle for 81 minutes at 10 mph to burn off those calories!
There are, however, healthier GameDay choices. Keep reading to learn about delicious tailgating party foods that also get a registered dietitian’s stamp of approval.
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Food and lifestyle are vital to diabetes management. Start your wellness plan today by following these tips:
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There is simply nothing quite as mouthwatering as traditional fair food. Hot dogs, ice cream and fried dough tempt fairgoers at every corner. Name a food to deep-fat-fry, and you will probably find it a fair (even cheesecake!). Fortunately, fairs offer so much more than fried food and you can sample the finest fair foods without sabotaging your lifestyle goals. Here are a few tips.
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