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 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV

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Celebrating Jesus' Birthday the Healthy Way

Posted on December 12, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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I don’t know about you, but most Christmases start around Thanksgiving and finally end around Valentine’s Day. Why? Because we get hooked on hyperflavoring, fats, sweets, and salts. Our notion of veggies looks more like overly mushy green beans—very few of them—doing the backstroke in mushroom so...

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Char's Baked Spaghetti Squash (2 Versions)

Posted on August 30, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Photo by Charlaine Martin, 2019. 


Cooler Fall temperatures make us hungry for warm comfort foods. I've loved spaghetti squash for a long time, but recently rediscovered it's delicious swap for pasta. Spaghetti squash gets its name for the stringy texture of the flesh. Why bother spiralizing stuff when God set this up for us already? The stores around me had it on sale tempting me to buy one,...

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Set the Tone for a Totally Healthy School Year

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (2)


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I've heard parents and teachers exclaim, "School starts next week. Can you believe it?" Frantically they shop for kids' clothes and school supplies. All those forms will come home to be filled out and returned to teachers. Football practice and cheerleading tryouts place many parents' backsides in the seats of bleachers waiting… waiti...

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Kick Up the Flavor in Healthy Meals

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)

 

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The grandkids wrinkled up their noses while they picked at their food on one of their visits a couple of years ago. “Grandma, I don’t like this. Can we have mac and cheese?” What they meant to say was they didn’t like the healthy meal I cooked because they were used to hyper-flavored boxed fare. It is tough to...

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Celebrate! Happy, Healthy Summer Cookouts

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


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I have a grill that needs cleaned up for the season sitting in our garage. Thoughts of grilled chicken brats, grilled corn on the cob, salad, and grilled peaches stuffed with seasonal berries have my mouth watering. Our grill is gas, so cooking is cleaner than with charcoal. Some considerations must be observed for safe grilling li...

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Don't Throw Your Money Down the Toilet! When Shopping the Health Food Stores is Helpful

Posted on May 16, 2019 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)


Sorry about no posts yesterday. I woke up to a monster migraine that had me trotting to the bathroom the entire day. I could barely post the notice on Facebook about no posts for the day. Thank you for the well wishes, prayers, and encouragement. You are greatly appreciated!


Since I lost a whole day’s worth of writing, I had to storm ideas for this week’s post ...

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Living a Healthy Lifestyle is More Affordable than You Think

Posted on May 9, 2019 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)



One day, when I was reading through Facebook posts, I came across an organic meal service that advertised how reasonably priced AND healthy it was. That intrigued me so I read more about what they had to offer along with the comments. Wow! Someone decided to blast them for “false advertising” saying how ridiculously expensive it is for a family to eat healthy a...

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Moving to Move: The Value of Exercise for Moving Day

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)


 

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I am seriously unprepared to write a blog post because we started moving into our house. Thankfully, it is a step-wise process. We moved my laundry center—a stacked washer and dryer unit that doesn’t come apart. We drained the hoses as best as possible, but it was still a bear to move. I am a bit ouchy t...

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The Benefits of Gardening for Your Total Health

Posted on April 25, 2019 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay.


For those of you who regularly read my posts, you know that I love to garden, whether it be to grow food or plant flowers. My kitchen window sill has tomato and pepper plant starts already, but my garden isn’t ready for them yet. I also have herbs like peppermint, basil, chives, rosemary, and oregano growing in my k...

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How to Continue Your Total Health Journey When Your Family Isn't on Board with You

Posted on April 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


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Opposites attract, that’s for sure. Two totally different people with a handful of common interests walk down the aisle to say, “I do!” From that day forward they are now one. Or at least, as far as God is concerned. Later down the road, when your scale whines, “Lose weight!” you find out just how different t...

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