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10 Transformational Root Veggie Recipes You’ll Love

Trying to eat with the seasons? It’s time for root vegetables to take the starring role on your plate. These nutritional powerhouses are plentiful right now and add a sweet and hearty twist to any meal. We dug up (sorry)…

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How to Tweak Holiday Favorites to Become Meat-, Dairy- or Gluten-Free

Hosting family for the holidays is stressful enough without having to make separate dishes for everyone who has a dietary restriction. But that doesn’t mean you need to be a Grinch about accommodating your guests. With a few simple tweaks,…

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6 Foods That Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes referred to as SAD, seasonal depression or winter depression, is a kind of depression that takes place during the same season each year. Like common strains of depression, symptoms of the disorder can range from grumpy or irritable…

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Nutrition Labels Are About to Change for the Better

It’s been about 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration first introduced the Nutrition Facts Label that you see on most of the food you buy. And in those two decades, a lot has changed. Experts now have a…

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4 Must-Try Nontraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Turkey has been a staple of Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of years, but the meals have come a long way since the 1600s when wildfowl, porridge and venison were served. Today, dishes such as cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and…

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Accomplish Your #HealthyMe Goals by the End of December

2014  is quickly coming to a close. Have you met your #HealthyMe goals yet? If not, there’s still time! With over 10,000 members in the #HealthyMe community and nearly 1,500 goals created, there’s never been a better time to achieve success with…

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Bye Bye Butter: Substitutions for All of Your Favorite Dishes

Heart disease is the number one health problem in the U.S. today and the single leading cause of death according to the American Heart Association. But there’s good news: Improving your diet can lower your risk. And one thing to…

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Squash Your Snack Cravings with Roasted Seeds

You may not be able to eat healthy 100 percent of the time during the holidays, but at least you can try to be smart about your snacks. For a healthy between-meal bite that also celebrates the season, turn to…

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Our Kitchen Table Addresses Food Justice in West Michigan

Helping neighbors take control of the food they eat is the central mission of Grand Rapids’ Our Kitchen Table (OKT). “Everybody has a right to good, nutritious food,” said Lisa Oliver-King, OKT Executive Director. The grassroots, non-profit organization works with neighborhoods…

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