December 23, 2016

Skinny Recipe: French Toast Strata

French Toast Casserole

For Christmas morning, I am always looking for something easy to make for breakfast but still special. This French Toast Strata recipe is perfect for breakfast after a morning under the tree. Easy to prepare the night before, all you have to do is bake it in the morning! This will sure to be a delight for kids young and old.

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December 21, 2016

Beat Winter Fatigue

alarm clock on winter background

If you feel like hibernating, we can blame it on the earth’s tilt. The winter solstice is that point when the earth is tilted away from the sun at its most extreme angle. The winter solstice occurs on December 21, meaning that it is our shortest day of the year. Short days bring feelings of lethargy to many.

Fortunately, the winter solstice also means that we’re inching our way toward summer!

But it will be a slow climb to long glorious summer days. For now, we’re still short on sunlight and long on cold nights. Take heart, there are several things we can do to the beat winter slowdown.

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December 14, 2016

Helpful Tips for Enjoying Healthy Holiday Parties

Group Of Friends Enjoying Christmas Drinks In Bar

The holiday season is in full swing and that means your schedule is probably full of holiday parties and dinners from now through the end of the year. Whether you’re a guest or the host you no doubt want to enjoy delicious food and specialties of the holiday season, but you likely also want to maintain your commitment to eating healthfully. Here are some great ways to do so.

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December 7, 2016

Keep Up Your Fruits and Veggies This Winter

Wintergemse, Lagergemse, Gemse

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the most important steps to take in maintaining good health. However, it is not a surprise that this is where Americans tend to struggle the most in the quest for better health. As the seasons change and we go from the fall harvest to winter, many of our favorites disappear or become quite pricey. 
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November 30, 2016

How Empowerment Can Change Your Diabetes Habits, Health, and Happiness

Glucometer, healthy food, dumbbells and centimeter, diabetes, healthy and sporty lifestyle

If you (or someone you love) are living with diabetes, you are well aware that it brings many challenges to your daily life. Regardless of your age or the type of diabetes you have, there are multiple factors to juggle every single day. Out of all these factors, I think the “fear factor” is the worst. Fear can hold us back and keep us from being our best selves and living our best life.

Because of that, the most important goal I have as a diabetes educator and communicator is to empower people to take charge of their diabetes. That doesn’t mean being in control of every single aspect of diet, exercise, medications, and other lifestyle behaviors. Because, of course, it’s not possible to control everything. But if we are empowered to take a more proactive role, that’s when we realize we can accomplish so much more than we originally thought possible.
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