Perfect to make today!

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A lot of people might be watching football today. Some of you are staying inside all nice and warm. You might even be decorating for Christmas! Well, you need something delish and cheesy to eat while you are occupying the indoors today! This Cheesy … [Read more...]

You can still have Au Gratin goodness!

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  For only 1 net carb per ounce (as opposed to 5 net per ounce for potatoes), the terrific root vegetable known as the daikon radish is a crowd pleaser.   I have tried daikon (mooli for our friends outside of the US) for various … [Read more...]

Keeping kids happy and healthy for life!

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        It is my personal responsibility to raise my daughter to become a healthy and happy person not just during her childhood, but for life! I want her to adapt a healthy lifestyle, one that she will carry on … [Read more...]

Hypnosis for Diabetes?

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November is National Diabetes Month, and this being the last day of the month I wanted to put out one more article on the subject. There’s a lot of good information out there about diabetes prevention and control. But one technique not getting a … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgivukkah.

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This year is the first time since 1888 that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will be celebrated together! I think it is pretty neat, especially considering this will not happen again for 79,000 years!!! Hanukkah usually takes place closer to Christmas, but … [Read more...]

Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Ready or not, the holiday season is here! Your days are probably going to be pretty full this week with planning, shopping, and preparation. This is a very happy time of the year for many, getting to gather with family and friends. Most of us will … [Read more...]

Diabetes and the flu

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Everyone needs to take steps to stay healthy this winter. Nobody likes to get sick, and parents know how fun it is taking care of sick kids. People with diabetes need to be extra aware since they already have a condition that their body is constantly … [Read more...]

Kiwi Crate giveaway

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I love the holiday season! I love that I get to spend more time with my kids and make big meals. I love the decorating and jolly spirits and all of the happy stuff too. Reality is, after a couple of days the kids get stir crazy being at home all day … [Read more...]

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...]

New Meats From Bos Creek/ Too Good To Be This Easy Part II Steak Tartare

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Our friends over at Bos Creek introduced five new cuts of grass-fed beef, pasture raised chicken, and pasture-raised pork in their market place this past week, and they look delicious. The five new cuts of meat are shabu-shabu, oxtail, pork hamlet, … [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...]

Work place workouts

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Does your office allow work place workouts? Some places of employment encourage this and some do now allow it. I know of a few places that the employees have rallied together to workout in the office after business hours. They bring a change of … [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...]