Category Archives: Healthy Habits

Healthy Snacks for Preschoolers {That They Will Actually Eat}

As a mom of two preschoolers I am constantly on the lookout for healthy snack ideas for my kids.  But I’m also realistic enough to know that this age can be a bit choosy at times.  I compiled a list of tried and true snack ideas that preschoolers will actually eat and enjoy. As a …

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Quick and Healthy Snacks for the Busy Professional

Do you have a busy and demanding job that doesn’t allow much time for snack preparation?  Well look no further.  I have collected several snack ideas that are not only healthy options, but also require little to no preparation. My husband has a desk job working a ton of hours so of course he doesn’t …

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New Year’s Resolutions {Diet and Fitness}: Let’s Be Realistic

(Image from buzzfeed.com) Is anyone sick of reading or hearing about New Year’s resolutions?  Or the pressure to make a great list of goals that you will achieve for 2015?  If you Google “New Year’s Resolutions” you’ll find plenty of top 10 resolution lists to peruse with numerously suggested goals.  Don’t get me wrong, I …

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How to Have a Healthy Holiday and Avoid the Weight Gain

No one wants to be part of the group who gains 5-10 pounds over the holiday season.  But how can it be prevented?  Yes the obvious, don’t overeat.  But that’s much easier said than done.  Here are a few tips to maintain your weight over the holidays but still enjoy the festivities!  And remember — …

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10K Big Bird Race Recap and Racing Again!

I don’t think I’ll ever lose my competitive side.  It must be innate, because through three pregnancies in three years, I could have EASILY lost it among the gazillion diaper changes, unlimited messes to clean up, and no time to even shower on a daily basis, let alone train for a race…but I still got …

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How to End Mealtime Battles {Preschool Age}

“I hate broccoli!”  “I don’t want THAT for dinner!”  “Peas?! Yuck!”  Do these phrases sound familiar?  Is mealtime a constant battle in your home? As a stay-at-home mom, I spend a good amount of time with other moms with similar age kids.  And almost a day doesn’t go by without one of us complaining about …

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Whole Grains: Consumer Confusion

These days many consumers think they know what whole grains are and the importance they have on our health.  But you may be more deceived than you know.  Companies have an ambiguous way of advertising “whole grains” on almost every package possible, yet the actual product may not be as healthy as you think. Ok, …

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