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“I’m Pretty Tired” of Under Armour Ads

Have you noticed that Under Armour currently has a campaign going on, called “I’m Pretty __________” (you fill in the blanks to describe yourself.)  It strives to educate people that women are not just pretty, they are “pretty amazing”, “pretty focused,”, etc. I understand UAs intent.  After all, my friends and family can count on […]

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Freelance Pecan-Crusted Walleye and Look…No Calories!

Some of you may have noticed that the recipes in my blog and on my kitchen site are a little different from those of other food bloggers. For starters, I am not rigid about measurements of ingredients.  I prefer to invite your creativity in the kitchen.  After all, do you see the chefs on the Food Network measuring […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Smoothie… ‘Tis, Green, Green, Green!

Whether you are Irish or not, ’tis always fun to go “green” on St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s also the perfect day to sneak Vitamin A-loaded green into your family’s diet! Enter the delicious St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Smoothie!  (Click on the recipe title for the full recipe.) And after March 17th is over, we can call […]

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Polish Coffeecake – Taking Mindful Eating to a New Level

What better surprise could there be on a cold winter day than a a package from my twin sister, Barbara!  Inside was a small piece of our childhood food, a family tradition, a beloved dessert…. a slice of Polish coffeecake!  No note, but knowing my twin well, she simply wanted to share. Yes, I poured […]

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Eggs Set Free in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines

The highlight of the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines was seeing eggs set free from Food Rules Prison.  They have been wrongfully accused for being “bad” in association with heart disease for way too long.  Eggs are among the healthiest foods available.  In recent years, many studies have shown the lack of correlation between egg consumption […]

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Physical Activity is Not Always Easy…

Having played sports most of my life, I like to encourage others to give any game a try. When people say they are “uncoordinated” I question that – I tend to believe that with patient instruction and time, learning a new skill is within reach.  This comes from my own experience teaching and coaching sports.  Even when I taught the […]

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How to Be Successful with New Year’s Resolutions

Are you one to make New Year’s Resolutions?  January 1st has that “clean slate” feel to it, so why not?  Depending on how resolutions are made, people can be successful if goals are planned well and they have a good support system in place. In 2015, these were the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions: TOP […]

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Energy Drinks – which are best?

This is a great question, and the answer really depends on what you looking for.  However, with so many products out there, it is hard to decipher the ingredients against your actual needs.  Many product labels will tell you that you need ingredients that have not been scientifically researched to have any benefits and others […]

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