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Reap the benefits

Reap the benefits

Health benefits from Sweet Potatoes come from the nutrients vitamin C and vitamin A. Along with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, they may also help regulate blood pressure. Good news, they do not induce blood sugar spikes and may help with weight loss too.

year-end challenges

year-end challenges

With the year coming to an end, how about setting a goal that will challenge you!

1. Focus on Fun

When it comes to challenging yourself for a fitness goal, focus on fun! Consider trying something that will make you laugh while you sweat. Maybe a dance class, a night bike, or a colorful 5-K! The payoff for your body by participating in enjoyable activities is that it keeps you motivated,

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Protein for growing and grown kids

Protein for growing and grown kids

Most parents think of red meat as a protein source, and that’s fine, but you should also consider other sources. Try scrambled eggs with cheese, hummus dip with carrots, veggie burgers, and quesadillas or burritos with beans. Keep in mind that your kids should eat plant sources of protein too. Simply pair different proteins such as grains and legumes at meal time.

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Roast the Seeds

Roast the Seeds

You’ve never had roasted pumpkin seeds like this! After the pumpkin has been carved, try this simple trick to get rid of the slimy goo and guarantee a truly tasty treat.

What you need...

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Seasonings to taste

What you do...

  • Scrape the seeds out of the pumpkin.
  • Rinse the seeds to remove the pumpkin particles and any strings.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bring to boil about 2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of seeds.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt per cup of water and boil for 10 minutes.
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