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April, 2012

  1. 10 Best Foods for Your Heart

    April 14, 2012 by Kristin

    Check out this article from  It goes through some great tasting foods that are also great for your heart!,,20307113,00.html

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  2. 23 Top Diets and Do They Work???

    April 14, 2012 by Kristin

    There are many diets out there but which work… 23 Diet Plans Reviewed: Do They Work? This article looks at 23 most popular diets and shows you the pros and cons of them. I am not diet crazy because I feel losing weight and eating healthy should be a lifestyle choice.  However, this article at least explains these diets so at least you will know what you are getting yourself into.

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  3. 7 Myths of Dieting

    April 14, 2012 by Kristin

    Some of these myths can actually harm your health.  This article is a quick read, check it out: 7 Common Myths of Dieting



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  4. Men’s Winning Weight Loss Secret

    April 14, 2012 by Kristin

    Check out this article:

    Klark Overmyer and four of his friends won $10,000 for losing weight from a web site.  Weight-loss wagering is one strategy that men are using to lose weight.  A web-site called is drawing a predominant male customer based by using it “wagering” technique to get people to lose weight.  What are your thoughts about this??? Could it be risky? Is it an amazing idea?

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  5. Healthy Girl’s top 3 Quick Energy Supplement

    April 13, 2012 by Kristin

    Anyone who has done a long run of over 6 miles or bike over 40 miles or swam over 1 miles, knows the importance of taking a quick energy supplement.  They can help keep your sugars high and keep your energy at its best.  Here are the 3 that I found taste the least offensive and actually taste pretty good!


    1.Clif Shot Blocks: First of all they come is GREAT flavors.  And each flavor has it own benefit, for example, the orange flavor shot block has 1/2 shot of coffee for each serving.  Some other flavors boast that they help with cramping.  Either way, they all taste great, they are easy to carry and eat while on the go.

    2. Sport Beans: I really like these because you can use these before and during your exercise.  They are small and easy to digest.  They also have important vitamins like, B1, B2, and B3 which help to burn carbohydrates and fats!

    3. Organic Energy Chew: Great source of vitamin C and electrolytes.  These you should eat after 1 hour of activity.  They taste great and can easily fit into my back pouch.

    There you have it.  My top 3 energy supps!  Now get out there and do some work!

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  6. 10 Killer Yoga Cures

    April 13, 2012 by Kristin

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  7. Healthy Honey Orange Chicken

    April 10, 2012 by Kristin

    This is a healthy variation of a Chinese food take-out favorite!

    • about 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    • 3/4 cup orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon orange zest
    • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
    • 5 teaspoons truvia
    • 4 teaspoons regular honey
    • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • Pinch red pepper flakes
    • 3 tablespoons of flour
    • Kosher salt
    • Sesame seeds


    For the marinade:

    1. In a medium bowl combine orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce,  and salt.
    2. Add chicken tenders and stir to coat. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

    For the sauce:

    1. In a small saucepan combine orange juice, orange zest, chicken broth, Truvia,  honey, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and rice vinegar.
    2. Bring to a boil and stir occasionally with a whisk.
    3. Stir the flour in parts and stir after each addition.
    4. Bring back to a boil and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until thickened.

    Cooking the chicken:

    1. In a large skillet heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high.
    2. Add chicken and cook until golden and meat is cooked through.
    3. Pour sauce over chicken and serve!

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  8. Cooling Cucumber Salad

    April 9, 2012 by Kristin

    Cucumbers don’t usually get as much attention as other vegetables.  However, they are just as beneficial.  According to, ”Cucumbers are now known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol–three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease as well as several cancer types, including breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers.”  Cucumbers are also very low in calories, 16 calories in just one cup.  They also have a high water content, which can help you rid yourself of other toxins.

    Here is my favorite cucumber salad recipe:


    • 2-3 cucumbers
    • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
    • 1/3 cup of rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic
    • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed
    • 1 packet of truvia natural sweetener


    1. Peel and slice the cucumbers into small cubes
    2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
    3. Enjoy!

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  9. Healthy Macaroni Salad

    April 2, 2012 by Kristin

    As healthy as it gets macaroni salad:

    1/2 cup (4 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
    1/4 cup chopped shallots
    1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
    2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    3/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1 garlic clove

    8 ounces uncooked large elbow macaroni
    2/3 cup fresh green peas
    2/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
    2/3 cup finely diced red onion
    1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
    1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind

    I taste it as I make it so that the sauce has the right texture and consistency that I like for my macaroni salad. Enjoy!

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