Mind-Body-Spirit

The 5 Secrets to Mindful Eating

Most Americans eat on autopilot, often while performing other tasks on their jam-packed schedules. You grab breakfast on the go, wolf down lunch while responding to emails and eat dinner while watching TV or cheering on your kid’s Little League team. You might think you’re being productive, but the truth …

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Eating Well on a Budget

10 Strategies for Savvier Food Shopping

With costs continuing to rise for the basics (think food, shelter, health and education), tightening the purse strings at the grocery store is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, prices on typically low-cost items, including eggs, bread and milk are skyrocketing, too! The good news? There are countless ways to save on nutrient-rich …

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Healthy Eating Tips & Tricks

10 Health Foods That Won’t Break the Bank

In the age of the $8 smoothie, eating healthy on the cheap may seem like an impossibility. But fear not! There are a lot of health foods that come in inexpensive packages. In fact, the best choices often come with no package at all. Here are my 10 tasty picks …

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Heart Smart® Recipe

Healthy On-the-Go Snack Recipe

Busy professionals looking for a quick nibble before a long meeting. Parents shuttling kids between school and activities. Travelers not wanting to give in to fast-food temptation. Campers or hikers needing a quick energy fix. College students up late at night studying. In today’s hectic world, who doesn’t need portable, …

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Healthy Recipes

Too Many Tomatoes & Cucumbers in Your Garden?

If you’re a home gardener or just a frequent visitor to farmer’s markets and garden stands, you know that August is prime time in Michigan for tomatoes and cucumbers. Both are versatile, full of vitamins and excellent choices when you are trying to make sure to eat more fresh produce …

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Understanding Your Medications

When Food and Medicine Don’t Mix

Starting each day with a grapefruit or a banana for breakfast sounds healthy, right?  Turns out that if you are on certain blood pressure or cholesterol medications, these otherwise nutritious foods may cause dangerous interactions or decrease the effectiveness of the drugs you are relying on to keep you healthy. …

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Fruits & Veggies

Saving Your Summer Harvest: Tips For Canning & Freezing

Summer is the perfect time to not only recharge your batteries, but also to stock up on those homegrown goodies from your backyard (or from your local farmers market)! The goal of canning and freezing all of the bounty that Mother Nature – and your green thumb – have created …

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Fruits & Veggies

Carrot Recipe with a Detroit Twist

Carrots are one of the healthiest, most flavorful root vegetables. Packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins (especially vitamin A), lutein and carotenoids, carrots promote healthy eyes, and have been linked to decreasing risk for some types of cancer. They can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 …

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Healthy Recipes

Crowd Pleasers for the 4th: Easy Heart Smart® Dishes

The 4th of July is practically the Superbowl of barbecuing, picnicking and festive summer eating in general. But with all of that celebrating comes the need for some home cooked dishes to bring to the party. And the choices can be overwhelming – not to mention unhealthy. But we’ve got …

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Healthy Celebrations

Ideas For A Healthy Father’s Day Menu (& Safe Grilling Tips)

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show dad how much he’s loved. Unfortunately, with all the celebrating usually comes some pretty waistline unfriendly foods – not to mention ones that are bad for blood pressure, cholesterol and overall health. That’s hardly the way to say, “I love you, Dad.” …

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