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Healthy tips for busy people. Get the skinny. Start feeling better.

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups

Healthy Egg Muffin Cups

by Starr Long - August 15, 2017

Looking for a yummy grab-and-go breakfast? I am all about convenience in the morning so I love that these egg muffin cups can be made in advance.

Tasty Tailgating

Tasty Tailgating

by Health & Wellness Team - September 08, 2015

Tailgating is synonymous with fans, fun and food—lots and lots of food. Much of the time, those tailgate feasts don’t feature the most healthful fare. But even in the midst of all the fun, good nutrition doesn’t have to go out the window.

My Cavewoman Journey - Part One

My Cavewoman Journey - Part One

by Becca Brannan, RN - February 26, 2015

My mom laughingly told me to stop reading books the other day. You see, I have been interested in health, fitness and nutrition since I was a teenager (not quite Neolithic times, but a long time ago). So, I am always coming up with new or old info to test out on the family.

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar

by Becca Brannan, RN - September 26, 2014

Texans have a fiercely independent nature, and we still try to hold on to a little bit of the old Wild West! Not to mention, we love cowboys. AND, no one can visit Texas without eating some great food.

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!

Skinny Shamrock Shake

Skinny Shamrock Shake

by Becca Brannan, RN - March 17, 2014

As a health coach and personal trainer, I am always talking to people and answering questions about what to eat and what not to eat! I always try to emphasize “Moderation not Deprivation.” I stress this because we all know what happens when we try to totally restrict something that we are REALLY craving.

Pesto Goat Cheese Crostini

Pesto Goat Cheese Crostini

by September Summers - February 27, 2014

With heart health on our minds, let’s have a glass of red wine and try a new snack. Make this fresh, healthy snack to enjoy along with your heart healthy glass of wine because red wine has its benefits in moderation.

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.

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.

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

Spiced Pumpkin Biscuits

by Health & Wellness Team - November 13, 2013

It’s that time of year… Thanksgiving is around the corner. Holiday eats and treats can come with many tasty temptations. Be on the lookout for holiday recipes and tips that let you partake in the festivities without all the extra calories. Everyone needs a little spice during the holidays, so let’s start with some Pumpkin Spiced Biscuits.

Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Olive & Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

by Health & Wellness Team - August 19, 2013

In a medium bowl, mix together yogurt and cream cheese (use a blender for smoother results). Stir in tomatoes, olives,oregano, parsley and pepper, to taste.Spread on whole grain crackers, use as a dip or spread on bread instead of mayo for a flavorfulsandwich or burger