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Classic macaroni and cheese gets an update with cauliflower puree and rice pasta for a gluten-free comfort food dish. Add a big tossed green or chopped vegetable salad for a balanced plate. GF ...
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No matter what your grocery budget, we all want to be smart shoppers. And when budgets are really squeezed, we still want to do the best we can to feed our families healthy. Here are 27 tips to stretch your grocery budget. Some of the ideas you may have heard before, but hopefully some will be new. Plus, I’ve listed resources and hot links to help you....
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I recently read how an Apple Watch has become the latest gadget to distract us from the immediacy of being present with someone. With the constant barrage of laptops, iPads, smart phones, and now “smart watches,” being aware and enjoying someone’s physical company oftentimes falls on the back burner....
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These are the proverbs of Solomon…Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. —Proverbs 1:1, 3 NLT Discipline is about creating habits. We need to create small habits in our lives that together build up into big results. These habits might be sleeping a bit more, moving our bodies, calming our minds, eating a little differently, adding a few new foods that are positive, refocusing our thoughts and replacing them with God’s Word—any habits like these will day by day shift us into a profound capacity for self-care and healing. The discipline of those small habits will add up to a thriving life....
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Why is it so hard to drink water? This is a very common factor with my clients. I understand their frustration. It’s a daily challenge for me even though I know how important it is for me. But, for some reason many of us find it a difficult task. I’m going to share with you why water is essential for us to have optimal health and how you can determine how much your body needs, as we are all different....
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1. Full-Fat Dairy Reduced fat milk and other dairy products have been consistently recommended throughout the last 40 years. Dairy products are naturally high in fat, and much of that fat is saturated. So, we were told that by choosing low or nonfat milk, cheese and yogurt, we could enjoy the nutritional benefits of dairy without increasing risks for weight gain or heart disease. Simply put, this was bad advice. In the 1960s, children may have had a glass of whole milk and 2 cookies for an afternoon snack. But a kid today might have 3 or 4 cookies as part of the snack, because nonfat milk is less filling. In school cafeterias, it’s ok to sell sugar-sweetened chocolate nonfat milk, but plain whole milk is banned. In the supermarket, you might see 50 versions of fat reduced yogurt (all sweetened), but try finding the full-fat unsweetened variety!...
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The Christian family I grew up in attended church services every week. I have listened to thousands of sermons on what God has to say about our souls, our minds, our wills, and our emotions. But not once had I ever heard an entire sermon on God’s view of our bodies. The subject was completely ignored. This is why most people still have no theology of health. While our culture is obsessed with physical beauty and sexy bodies, many believers ignore their bodies as if they don’t matter. But they do....
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I made you, shaped you: You’re my servant. O Israel, I’ll never forget you. —Isaiah 44:21 MSG God is for you. He’s not against you, and he’s not indifferent. He made you and shaped you just the way he wanted you to be. None of your strengths and weaknesses, nothing about your body, none of it is a mistake. He says you are one who is “called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made” (Isaiah 43:7 NIV)....
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With artichoke hearts and avocado, this colorful and hearty kale salad from my new book, Eat Fat, Get Thin will fill you up and fuel you with veggies, healthy fats, and plenty of protein. To save prep time, wash and chop the kale and bake the bacon ahead of time. ...
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Lifelines Recently, I was having lunch with some friends when the topic turned to friendship itself. I had been researching the subject for a while, so I threw out an open-ended question: “How important have your best friends been for you?” I was simply doing some informal information gathering. There was a brief silence before people gave the following ideas about friends:...
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