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THE SCOOP ON DAIRY-FREE ICE CREAMS.

I grew up LOVING ice cream. There, I said it….it’s out there. We all know it contains lots of sugar, cream and other things that can be less than great for our heart health. That being said, I have been on the hunt for a healthier alternative for some time. Not specifically kept or sugar-free…just…

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GIVE.

I LOVE the holidays. And, who doesn’t love something that makes you smile? Here is a little something you can get the littles involved in regardless of their age! Do you know about OPERATION SHOW YOUR LOVE? It’s a non-profit organization that mails new packaged items to our soldiers overseas and, also helps our homeless…

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PRE-RUN YUMMM

From: Jerry Schumacher (trainer to Shalane Flanagan) DARK CHOCOLATE BANANA SUPERHERO MUFFINS These gluten-free, sugar-free brownie-like muffins are not only full of essential nutrients but, are the perfect pre-run snack. Originally created by elite athlete coach Jerry Schumacher to tame his sweet tooth without adding processed bars, they’ve become the signature snack for marathoner Shalane…

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NO DAY IS SO BAD IT CANNOT BE FIXED WITH A NAP.

MAGNESIUM is crucial for healthy muscles, nerves, bones and blood sugar levels. But, for some reason, none of us has enough of it….for a variety of reasons. It may be the medications you take, stress or a high sugar intake which helps deplete your magnesium levels. There is an easy fix. Yes, you can fix…

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THE NUMBER 1 AGING HORMONE.

CORTISOL. WE hear a lot about it these days…but, what is it exactly? How does it cause SO.MUCH.CONCERN.? Well, Cortisol if basically your “fight or flight” hormone. It responds nicely when we are young to cope with spikes in stress. Our “feel good” stuff jumps in to smooth things out and everyone is happy. But,…

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BOO FROM THE CREW…

Remember running up and down the street trick-or-treating thinking you’d NEVER have enough candy?!!! I do. Then, decades later – so much fun to watch my kids do the same thing! Those huge smiles, swinging pillow cases (they learned this from a master….those cute little containers your mom gives you DON’T begin to hold what…

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DONUT KILL MY VIBE!

Do you remember when we just grabbed whatever we wanted and ate it? Before we heard phrases like “clean eating”, “eat real food” or “eat the rainbow”… daily. What do you think of when reading about these diets or plans? It’s more than likely you feel like you just don’t have time to shop for…

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YOU DROVE ME BANANAS WITH THOSE CHOCOLATE CHIPS…

You can pretty much count on me for anything that contains chocolate. It just has to be good, right? So when I began to see variations of banana bread on Pinterest, I had to try the twist:) SHEET PAN BANANA BREAD

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FODMAP…WHAT???!!

Do YOU know about FODMAP? Chances are you’ve not had occasion to hear about this challenge. You may be one of the “lucky” ones for whom bloat, gas and distended belly is NOT an issue. But, for the 60% of adults who suffer with FODMAP. Those stomach pains are real. That’s right, 60% of adults…

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I’M NOT FAT – I’M JUST SEXY & IT OVERFLOWS.

Gotcha there! You probably thought this was going to be an article on weight, right? Ok, seriously. Let’s talk about GOOD fats. Yep, it’s a real thing. I know, I know….back my younger days, I was taught that eating anything with “fat” in it would make you FAT. AND, they would clog your arteries and,…

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