Turkey-tacular Salisbury Steak

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Yummy! Salisbury steaks, with onion and mushroom gravy–and just in time for autumn! Now you can get stuffed as you gobble down what will soon be your favorite main dish. (Too much?) My new favorite meat is ground turkey. It’s so versatile and so … [Read more...]

Totally totes

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If you are like me, my purse has doubled as a diaper bag at one point, a grocery bag, and even an art supply bag toting crayons and a notepad for the kids. Why not save your pretty purse for times when you do not need to stretch it to the max … [Read more...]

This weather calls for soup!

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As the chill of fall plucks at spinal chords across the nation, it’s almost acceptable to suggest that it is time to release those crock pots from their nesting places and put them to work. This recipe is low-carb and perfect for Atkins induction … [Read more...]

Too good to be this easy.. a complete chicken dinner!

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Do you have 30-40 minutes to make dinner, sure! I like easy to make dinners too, but sometimes I want something a little more complete than home made quicky meals. Here is  a recipe that I love and it taste like it took a heck of a lot longer to … [Read more...]

The YourLighterSide Vets

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Yesterday I asked for a few vets to send in a photo that I could share with everyone. I wanted to personally thank them and give them an apron in addition to letting you all get to put a few faces of the men and women that have or still are serving … [Read more...]

Veterans Day

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Today is a day to remember all of the soldiers that fought for our country. I have many relatives and friends that were brave enough to serve. I truly appreciate living in this country and all of the freedom that we do have. Everyone has their … [Read more...]

Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes awareness month. Everyone knows someone with diabetes, and maybe the someone is you. Almost twenty five million people in America have diabetes, this includes both children and adults. There are seventy nine million … [Read more...]

What is better than tacos.. pizza? How about both!

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Taco Pizza: Crustacular, low-carb and gluten-free Looking for something new for dinner? Miss Godfather’s Taco Pizza? Are you diabetic, gluten intolerant or low-carbing and need something you can enjoy on pizza night? At only 23 carbs for an entire … [Read more...]

Beautiful glow without the sun!

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Summer is long gone and winter is right around the corner, and we just "fell back" an hour so we will be getting even less hours of sunshine. I am very white, like bright white, so it isn't like I go sun bathing anyways. However, I enjoy the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]