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Stuffed Acorn Squash is the Perfect Weeknight Dinner

It’s getting darker earlier and the nights are starting to feel crisp, which means it’s beginning to be the season for winter squash. While pumpkins and butternut get all the attention, acorn squash is a fun way to mix up dinner. It’s…

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Alpena Farmers Market Kids Day: Encouraging Kids to Eat their Veggies and Get Active

Get your kids to step out of their veggie comfort zone this weekend at the Alpena Farmers Market. The 8th annual Kids Day gives them a chance to try tons of different vegetables served up by the Friends of the…

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Ancient Grains: 10 Recipes to Put New Tastes in Your Diet

Feeling adventurous? You might want to give “ancient grains” a try in soup, salad, breakfast, and dessert recipes. These alternatives to wheat, rice and other common grains tend to be more nutritious and let you change up your favorite dishes…

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How Family Dinners Can Help Kids Avoid Drugs and Alcohol

Having regular family dinners can do a lot more for your kids than simply keeping them healthy and well nourished. National research shows sitting down and sharing a meal can help kids and teens resist the temptations of drugs and…

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Hop Happenings: 12 Places to Celebrate the Great Beer State in West/SW Michigan

Michigan’s beer economy continues to grow and flourish, with new breweries popping up and established breweries expanding or opening second locations. Here’s a quick guide for some options you may not have tried yet in West Michigan, which will open…

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Transform a Slice of Toast into an Amazing Breakfast

Okay, it’s true. A plain slice of whole wheat toast isn’t all that exciting. But that simple starch can be turned into the perfect breakfast if you top it the right way. You probably already know you can plop a fried…

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7 Small Snacks to Keep Your Metabolism Up All Day Long

We’ve all experienced the dreaded mid-morning or afternoon crash. Sometimes it hits you after the morning coffee’s effects have worn off, other times it’s when you’ve had a big lunch and just feel ready to quit for the day. But fear…

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Pregnant? What Not to Eat

With the recent recommendation from Consumer Reports that pregnant women should avoid canned tuna completely due to concerns over mercury, we started wondering what else women should be cautious about eating when they’re expecting. Here’s what we found. Dairy The…

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Sweeteners Decoded: The Truth about Sugar Substitutes

To make healthier versions of your favorite foods, many companies swap out real sugar for sugar substitutes. These sweeteners often contain fewer calories than plain old sugar, and thanks to their concentrated taste, require lower amounts to achieve the same…

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