Snazzy gifts from YourLighterSide!

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Halloween is over with, have you taken the spooky decorations down yet?  What is the next major holiday for us American's? Thanksgiving right?! Well if you go to your local Target or Wal-Mart, apparently Christmas is next! They seem to set up for the … [Read more...]

Perfect Pizza for Halloween!

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Every kids loves Halloween. What is not to love? They get to dress up and eat candy! Maybe you can still be the cool mom and make a neat Halloween pizza with the kids before they head out trick-or-treating! The good news is.. this pizza is safe for … [Read more...]

Be a HEALTHY commuter

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People who bike or walk to work can really rub off on their co-workers, in the right way! Most Americans do not meet the minimum guideline of what the feds consider "exercising", active commuting is is a great strategy to get people moving! Having … [Read more...]

The skinny on fats

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For most of us, the word FAT is a bad word. What words come to your mind when you here that word, poor diet, greasy foods, unhealthy people, etc.. There is more to this story on fat though. There are fats that are essential to our health, these are … [Read more...]

This is my kind of mud.. pie

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You know sometimes you feel obligated to indulge. I mean we are human after all! If I am going to have something as a treat and do not want to feel bad about it the next day, I make something like this! Most people need a special occassion to … [Read more...]

LC Foods Is On The Road to 100% Artificial Sweetener-Free Products!

LC Foods Is On The Road to 100% Artificial Sweetener-Free Products LC Foods continues its revolutionary strides to make every item in its food product lineup completely artificial sweetener-free, with the reformulation of nearly 20 new … [Read more...]

Family Dinner

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We are all busy. Even our kids have a hectic schedule with schools, sports, social activities etc.. The world just is not the same as it was 10, 20, 30 years ago! People are plugged into their electronics a lot more than their family time. There are … [Read more...]

Apple month.. remember?

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This is still national apple month. Some people are sick of eating apples by now or maybe running out of ways to use them. A great alternative is always to juice them! No I am not talking about plain old apple juice, but throw together this cocktail … [Read more...]

Moody?

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I get moody, you get moody, we all get moody! There are foods that can help us with this. There are very good reasons to be moody, and the worst thing to do is to give these suggestion to someone while they are in a mood! (warning disclosed!) I look … [Read more...]

Keeping your immune system strong!

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Everything we do puts a burden on our immune system. Stress from work, lack of sleep, too much to eat, not enough to eat, etc.. We are constantly trying to balance ourselves and our immune system is the first man at the battle scene to attempt to … [Read more...]

Volume is as important as frequency

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For a lot of us, we do not have the time (or energy) during the weekdays to workout. There is this phrase, "weekend warrior" that gets thrown around. I guess that means that you hit it hard on the weekends, rather than here and there during the … [Read more...]

Vegetarian goodness!

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Hey.. guess what? It is national vegetarian awareness month! I am aware that vegetarian people do exist, duh I am not quite that naive. I support people who follow a life supporting what they believe in, no matter if it is for personal, religious, or … [Read more...]

Must try this chuck roast!

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Don't get my wrong, I love to cook, but I am also a firm believer in the saying.. work smarter not harder! I love meals that can carry over into another meal. Not simply leftovers, but when I can use this chuck roast for dinner over low carb noodles … [Read more...]

Tasty High Protein Snacks!

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Tasty High Protein Snacks: Grass-fed beef jerky, salmon candy, and smoked pork loin hand made in Montana and Alaska. What is not to love! I am a constant snacker, so it is very handy for my to get prepackage high protein goodness delivered to my door … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Awareness!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. You know I like to joke and make 'light' of everything, but this is a serious subject for everyone! It is very important for us all to be screened and also so self exams regularly feeling for lumps. I know … [Read more...]