Healthy Easter Makeover

Easter, except for Halloween, is the biggest holiday of the year for candy.  That can be a bad thing -- especially since Easter-themed events may stretch out over a week or more. Overconsumption of sugar by kids can lead to moodiness and hyperactivity -- a sugar high can even be misdiagnosed as ADHD. Regular consumption of processed sugar ties in with a growing problem of obesity, leading to diabetes, among Americans. A child who is overweight is three times more likely to be an overweight

Decoding Nutrition Labels

What You Should Be Paying Attention To Life might not come with a manual, but your food does! Whether you have sensitivities, want to lose weight, or just eat healthier, nutrition labels are your key to success. Once you’ve flipped, twisted, and twirled your box of cereal around and located the label, the numbers and information staring back at you can be confusing. Percentage signs and serving size calculations will transport you out of aisle 3 and back to high school math class. Before you

Quittin’ Thyme Cocktail Perfect For New Year’s Eve

What is the one thing we think about going into the holiday season? Quittin' Thyme, yep that is right folks most people care about the time that they get off so they can spend with their families. With that said, here is a cocktail that is perfect. Quittin' Thyme Cocktail  Ingredients: 1 ½ Parts Aperol 1 ½ Parts Gin 1 dash of Angostura Bitters 1 Part Pink Grapefruit Sparkling Ice Sprig of Thyme Directions: Rub Thyme sprig on the rim of chilled martini glasses.

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Pomegranate Margarita

New Year's Eve is fast approaching, and how do you toast in the new year? Why with some fabulous cocktails. For the next few weeks,  I am going to share some amazing cocktails with you. The first up is a Pomegranate Margarita. Ingredients: 2 oz. Tequila 2 oz. Pomegranate Juice 1 oz. Lime Juice 1 oz. Simple Syrup 1 Cup of Sparkling Ice Essence Of Lemon Lime salt rim, for garnish Lime Wedge for garnish Directions: Rim glass with a lime and dip into salt. Fill

Fall Punch

Looking for something to serve with Thanksgiving dinner? Then you will want to check out this fall punch that will get you into the grateful mood. Ingredients: 1 Cup Apple Cider 1 Cup Hard Cider 1/4 Cup Bourbon 1 Bottle Unflavored Sparkling Ice Essence Of Water 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice Cinnamon Sticks for garnish Cinnamon Sugar rim, for garnish Directions: Rim the glass with lemon and dip into cinnamon sugar, set aside. Combine ciders, bourbon, and unflavored Sparkling

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus Dip

Sweet potatoes are one of the dishes that I always look forward to at Thanksgiving. And I am always looking for new recipes to make with sweet potatoes. Check out this recipe I found from Chef Anthony Stewart from Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa. Ingredients: 15 Ounces Garbanzo Beans, Cooked and Drained ¼ Cup Lemon, Juiced 1 Tablespoon Garlic, (Fresh) Minced 1/8 Cup Parsley, (Fresh) Chopped ¼ Bunch Dill, (Fresh) Chopped 1 Cup Sweet Potato, Roasted and Peeled 1 Dash
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