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You are what you eat!

“YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!” You may have heard this a thousand times but believe me it says it all. What you eat and drink day in and day out is a reflection of your health, energy, and how you

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Foodspotlight – Cranberries

Post written by Laura Burns. Laura is a mother of 2 and is a valuable member to our Mommy & Me Fitness Team. It’s no secret in my home that I adore cranberries. And, as luck would have it, this

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Food Spotlight – Sucanat

The food spotlight for November is sucanat. Sucanat is a whole cane sugar. Unlike the more popular, refined and processed white sugar and brown sugar, sucanat retains its molasses content. It is essentially pure, dried, sugar cane juice. The juice

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Food Spotlight – Figs

Our food spotlight for October is fresh figs. Ok, confession: All I ever knew about figs was the Nabisco treat, the Fig Newton…know what I’m talking about? I never thought about eating a fresh fig! Well, thanks again to my

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Food Spotlight – Beets

Our food spotlight this month is the root veggie…the beet. Beets are not always the most popular of veggies (ahem, so is the opinion of my husband) but they should be…take a look at health benefits they provide: Health Benefits:

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5 Meals Under 500

Looking for some new meals to try? Here are some favorite meals that are all under 500 calories!   1. Easy Hawaiian BBQ Chicken – 317 calories/serving Throw as many boneless, skinless, chicken breasts as you need to feed your

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Foodspotlight – Swiss Chard

Thanks to my Mother-in-law’s garden, we are receiving bunches of fresh produce this summer! One thing that her garden is full of is Swiss Chard. Swiss chard is a leaf-like lettuce that grows to be about 18 inches tall. The

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Food Spotlight – Zucchini

What’s a summer garden without a bunch of zucchini’s? This easy to grow veggie is the most popular among the squash family. Zucchini’s come in different shapes and colors. The most familiar zukes are the slender, dark green ones. But

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Enjoy Summer Treats…For LESS Calories

I love the Summertime! Love the sunshine. Love the long days of play. And I love the ice cream. Summertime is full of fun but it’s also full of high-packed sugary treats that can add up quick if you aren’t

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First of the Month Food Spotlight – Whole Wheat

This month’s Food Spotlight written by Melissa Ford. Melissa is a Mommy & Me Fitness Instructor for Mansfield. She and her husband Jeremy have two children, Clara (3) and James (1). In Melissa’s free time, she enjoys sewing and swimming.

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