Quick tips on BEEF!

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TIP #1 – Understand “Organic” & “Grass Fed” Beef Classifications - · Organic beef is fed only certified organic grains and grasses, never treated with growth hormones or antibiotics, and given unrestricted outdoor access—is expensive and hard … [Read more...]

Wrinkle Prevention Tips

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Wrinkles. Everyone has them or will get them eventually. They are not necessarily a bad thing, they do add character and a more distinguished look. Just like with anything else, too much of anything is not always a good thing. Plus we need to keep … [Read more...]

Red White and Blue(ish)

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Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope y'all are having a wonderful day :) I thought it might be fun to come up with a list of our favorite Red White and Blue foods. Here are mine: RED *Beets: The antioxidant effect from anthocyanins … [Read more...]

Preparing for the 4th of July

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Tomorrow is the 4th of July! I know a lot of you will be grilling and having people over to share the holiday with. Here are a few tips to help things run smoothly... … [Read more...]

Five Spring-into-Beauty Tips

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From cheerful water bottles to lavender lotion, spring offers plenty of ways to pamper yourself. Here are five simple ways to make this your best spring ever: … [Read more...]

Great egg substitutes for cooking

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They're incredible and oh so edible. They're eggs! Still, there are some reasons they might not be your favorite unless you only use them now and hen. Get it?! I crack myself up! … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Thickeners

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Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Powdered Milk Substitute

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Hi there! I'm trying something a little different at Your Lighter Side. You told me that you want to see more helpful "cooking lessons, substitutions and tips."  This feature is meant to help with everything from cooking hacks, to kitchen … [Read more...]

20 Labor Day Menu Ideas (5 net carbs or less)

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Labor Day hails almost the end of the grilling party season, but it's the beginning of the rest of the year in terms of holidays. … [Read more...]

How I plan to lose it by December 31

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Well, a lot of it, and not my marbles. Well, not all of them. I have been thinking a lot lately. Some of it has been about anxiety and avoidance behaviors. Some has been about where to go from here.  More is about what I have accomplished this … [Read more...]

Innovation & Healthy Eating: 10 Ways to Hide Veggies

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I haven't always been a fan of the bounty of fresh vegetables and fruits. A long-time arbiter of a spoon and a can of pasta rings in tomato sauce, it wasn't until about 4 years ago that I even gave a second glance to spinach, let alone cauliflower, … [Read more...]

Five tips for preventing food fights and mayhem

It happens time and again in break rooms and at parties all across the world. Tens of millions of us have made health and dietary choices that others either don't understand (and can you blame them? They're not our keepers) or who want to debate (I'm … [Read more...]

Options for lunch on the go

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A fun hobby of mine (don't look at me that way. It's not like yodeling this time) is shopping restaurant menus for ketogenic, diabetic friendly food options. … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways to Cut Fat and Calories

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Pictured: Loaded broccoli brings bits of goodness without taking calories too far. … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Quit Clutter

Pictures: top: My mother's buttons and some of her special meaningful items that were sitting in a jewelry box gathering dust I framed and kept. The skeleton key actually works an old lock to my husband's mother's house. bottom: More frames with … [Read more...]