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11 Healthy & Satisfying Snacks for the Family Road Trip

Snacks are a critical component of a healthy diet.  Allowing too long between meals invites cravings, impulse food decisions and can encourage us to eat quickly and too much when we do sit down for a meal.  However, the wrong type of snack can keep us munching on empty calories only to find we are still hungry.  When cooped up in the car for several hours, having some smart snacks ready for munching will help you avoid wrecking your nutrition plan before you even reach your destination…

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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Sweet potatoes are a quintessential part of our family’s holiday traditions- in fact, I can’t remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without them on the table. Growing up, my aunt was hailed for making an amazing sweet potato casserole with pecan crunch topping.  Every casserole she made contained a whole lot of love… and butter… and sugar! Essentially, our traditional sweet potato casserole probably deserved a place on the dessert table…

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A Quick & Nourishing Skin Care Routine for the Busy Woman

“Healthy glow.”  That’s what every woman wants, right?  Skin that is supple and practically radiates beauty.  But most of us feel that image is almost impossible because we don’t have a spa budget, personal aesthetician, or even the slightest knowledge where to begin. Obtaining a natural glow is even more valuable than physical attractiveness.  Anyone can put on make-up, lashes, lip gloss, and bronzer, but when you “glow” you can walk with confidence regardless of what you are or are not wearing…

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Cheesy Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

The most popular and widely consumed “vegetable” among Americans is the potato.  While it contains 70% of your daily Vitamin C needs along with 25%+ potassium and B-6 and a nice boost of fiber, let’s be honest and admit that most people are not eating the whole potato, skin and all.  Research shows that most Americans don’t consume the recommended 2-3 cups of veggies per day…

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What to Do With All the Candy!?

While the ultimate candy holiday has passed, it has probably left you a sweet and horrible gift… a stash of way too many confectionary treats!  Maybe you were “the one” who gave out “healthier” treats this year, like my friend Josten Fish recommends in her article, 10 Halloween Treats That Aren’t Candy.  But even so, that doesn’t keep your kitchen candy free.  So, the dilemma presents… What to do with all the candy? 

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Special Treasures

On Thursday, November 26 at 3:33pm, our family welcomed Madelyn Joy Hunt!  We are filled with excitement and awe at the sweetness of our little girl and the goodness of God.  Big sister McKaela is so tender and loving and taking on her role...

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What’s Inflaming You? Should You Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan?

Inflammation is a known risk factor for many types of chronic disease.  While not trendy or in vogue, inflammation deserves, if not needs to be discussed. According to the CDC, inflammation induced chronic diseases account for about 70% of deaths in the United States each year!  Poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, environmental toxins and stress are just a few of the contributing factors of inflammation.  Research in the The Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology states that nutrition may be the most ‘influential’ of all the modifiable factors…

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