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Tips for the Holidays

Tips for the Holidays

by Sarah Tambunga - December 08, 2016

Thanksgiving is officially over and the holiday season is in full swing! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the time of year when we tend to overindulge.

Choose to be Thankful

Choose to be Thankful

by Starr Long - November 15, 2016

From time to time, I can’t help but define my life as a “mess”. With everything that goes on in our lives – from work, kids, school, anxiety, relationships, personal perceptions, etc. – it’s hard not to.

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

What's in Your Easter Eggs?

by Holly Foreman - April 01, 2015

This past weekend I took my niece and nephew to an Easter egg hunt in a neighborhood park. It was a great event and very organized. All the children hunted eggs with other kids in their age group. My niece is 2 years old, so she was in the 0-3 age group.

Surviving the Super Bowl Spread

Surviving the Super Bowl Spread

by Holly Foreman - January 29, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX is just around the corner and it will be full of football, commercials, entertainment, and CALORIES! Yes, calories… Some say this ‘holiday’ is second behind Thanksgiving Day for the most calories consumed.

Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce

by Crystal Conner - December 23, 2014

The Christmas season is such a joyous time, except when it’s not. We say to one another, “Peace on Earth and Good Tidings to All,” yet for many this time of year is the most hectic and emotionally unsettling.

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

by Holly Foreman - November 24, 2014

I was at a luncheon last week and Christmas décor was in full effect… 10 days BEFORE Thanksgiving! Don’t get me wrong, the holidays are my favorite time of year, but it seems like people are skipping right over Thanksgiving and moving straight to Christmas.

No-Chop Potato Salad

No-Chop Potato Salad

by Becca Brannan, RN - July 03, 2014

What comes to mind when you think about July 4th? Most of us probably think of lazy summer days with lots of picnics and fireworks! With all the excitement, it can be easy to overlook what exactly the celebration is about!

Love Your Heart

Love Your Heart

by Holly Foreman - February 13, 2014

February is known for two things: heart health and love. So let’s love our hearts and combine the two for a decadent treat… dark chocolate! It’s time to have a heart-healthy diet without trashing the chocolate stash. A heart-healthy diet is your first defense to prevent heart disease.

Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Honey-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

by Health & Wellness Team - November 26, 2013

This holiday season, let’s be thankful for good health and great food as we share healthy options with family and friends. Here is a version of sweet potatoes that has a lighter coating sauce that brings out the flavor of the sweet potatoes and saves a few calories.

How to Survive the Holiday Party

How to Survive the Holiday Party

by Becca Brannan, RN - November 25, 2013

It is that time of year again… are visions of sugarplums dancing in your head, too? With all the holiday parties looming in the near future, you may feel like it will be impossible to eat healthy during the holiday season. But, it can be accomplished.

Unfrosted Carrot Cake

Unfrosted Carrot Cake

by Health & Wellness Team - November 22, 2013

Carrot Cake is a classic dessert that echoes the scents and flavors of the holiday season, but just because it has carrots does not mean it is automatically a healthy choice. Here’s a recipe you can feel good about.