One Simple Change: Sugar

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From strolling days to walking to FIT at Forty---I (Litsa) must constantly stay mindful of making one simple change at a time to maintain my weight, stay active, eat healthy, and embrace strength for my future. Recently, I joined forces with the rest of the Juice+ community to make one simple change in my lifestyle that would continue to make a positive impact in my life. There are many choices that I make daily that positively impact my active lifestyle. However, there is one that remains … [Read More...]

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More Magnesium, More Energy

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There's always a reason to consume more foods that pack in magnesium. They are loaded in many other nutrients and good for your vitamins. Magnesium food sources add energy to our days. Many suffer from fatigue with their busy lives. Experts have deemed a magnesium deficiency as the "invisible deficiency" because it's hard to recognize and diagnose in overworked individuals. Sometimes the culprit for this deficiency is what you are eating rather than what you're not eating. High intakes of … [Read More...]

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Pineapple Whip Recipe

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I am always looking for a healthy dessert recipe to make for my kids. Since they like the banana ice cream, I figured they would also enjoy this frozen pineapple treat. There are only three ingredients in this recipe, making it super easy to make. The key to this recipe is using very ripe fresh pineapple and a ripe banana. The fruit will give the whip natural sweetness. The first step for this easy recipe is to cut a fresh pineapple into chunks. Then freeze the pineapple chunks to make … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Pineapple Whip Recipe…

I am always looking for a healthy dessert recipe to make for my kids. Since they like the banana ice cream, I figured they would also enjoy this frozen pineapple treat. There are only three ingredients in this recipe, making […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 8/31/15…

As the summer days are slipping away from us, we are packing in as much fun as possible. This weekend we went to the home opening high school football game, spent the day at King’s Dominion amusement park and the […]

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Healthy Snack Idea: Frozen Grapes…

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Grapes from Mexico. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. An easy after school snack for my boys consists of frozen grapes. Not […]

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Health & Wellness

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One Simple Change: Sugar…

From strolling days to walking to FIT at Forty—I (Litsa) must constantly stay mindful of making one simple change at a time to maintain my weight, stay active, eat healthy, and embrace strength for my future. Recently, I joined forces […]

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More Magnesium, More Energy…

There’s always a reason to consume more foods that pack in magnesium. They are loaded in many other nutrients and good for your vitamins. Magnesium food sources add energy to our days. Many suffer from fatigue with their busy lives. […]

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Root Vegetables: Rooted in Nutrients…

As summer begins to come to an end, you’ll begin to crave the staying power of rooted vegetables. All root vegetables are a good source of fiber—-and if we consume them often, we may even have lowered blood pressure, healthy […]

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Juicing

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A Juicing Neutralizer: Cucumbers…

Cucumbers are perfect to add to many juices whether they are cleansing juices or green juices—sweet or more bitter—add cucumbers to act as a neutralizer! Cucumbers are called vegetables but they are really fruit. More importantly they are almost 100% […]

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Beet Detox Juice Recipe…

Beets are packed with nutrients and have been used to cleanse the liver. Not only are beets good for a liver detox, but they also increase the oxygen in the blood! Many juicing books and recipes use beets in their […]

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A 21-Day Juicing Challenge!?!…

Are you ready to change your body!?! Do you love to sip on fruity mixes? What about wholesome vegetables!?! You may want to give juicing a try with this 21 Day Juicing Challenge! Last year, I (Litsa) tried out the […]

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File it Friday

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File it Friday: Peach Milkshake, Wood…

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

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File it Friday: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, Slow…

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

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File it Friday: Marshmallow Ballerinas,…

  During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I […]

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Country Life

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Differences in Egg Yolk Color…

If you have ever cracked open an egg from a free-range hen, you have probably noticed a bright orange to yellow yolk. My family is used to the rich-colored yolks and we don’t think twice about it. The other day […]

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Country Life: Snake in the Chicken Coop…

The daily collection of eggs from the chicken coop is pretty routine these days. Every afternoon the eggs are collected in a mindless manner. Things changed Saturday when I opened the chicken coop door to find a snake in the […]

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Country Life: Tips on Saving a Newly Hatched…

Last week our baby chicks hatched! This is the third set of chicks that our hen, Brown Town, had hatched. She is an excellent mama hen. However, sometimes chicks are born with deformities. Last year we lost two chicks right […]

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Home Management

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The Good Kid Project…

After reading this title, are you ready to skim the post to find out where you sign up your kid(s) for this project!?! We all want ‘good kids’—-our own, those we teach, the children that come to play at our […]

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A Happy You: Tips for Increasing Happiness…

Happiness is something many of us strive for in our lives. With our  on the go society, it can be hard to find happiness daily as we deal with stress. Follow these tips for more happiness in your life! “Wish […]

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ART, Art, and More ART…

Children of all ages love the ARTS. They enjoy creating self-portraits like these girls above did this past week. Children are natural actors with a voice of their own. They love music. Turn on a radio and you’ll soon hear […]

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Ways to Save

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Avocado Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe +…

One of our go to meals right now is sandwiches. They are so easy to make and take on the go. From the beginning, I have always served whole grain bread to my boys. One brand of bread that I […]

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Giveaway: General Mills Cereal Prize Pack…

So who is excited about the new Star Wars movie premiering in December 2015? My family recently saw the previews for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. My boys are so excited since they are HUGE Star Wars […]

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Kids Summer Reading Programs 2015…

Summer is almost here! For most kid’s, summer is their favorite time of year. School is out and it’s time for fun. However, it’s important to keep up with reading throughout the summer. Keep your child’s brain active by reading! […]

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Gardening

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Gardening: Volunteer Pumpkins…

A few weeks ago I mentioned that we had volunteer vegetable plants growing. I knew that one of the plants was a type of squash but I was unsure on what type. This volunteer squash plant was growing beside the […]

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Tips for Healthy House Plants…

Do you have houseplants throughout your home? I (Litsa) have never had a roomful of houseplants but I love having a few houseplants interspersed through the living room, kitchen, & play/sun room. These few houseplants mainly decorate the areas by […]

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Foraging for Wild Huckleberries…

Huckleberries are currently in season in Central Virginia. We are fortunate to have a ton of wild huckleberry bushes in our yard. Most of the time, the critters grab up the huckleberries before we can collect them. However, there seem […]

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