Healthy Eating

The Health Benefits of Michigan Summer Berries

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I’m not talking about the holidays. I am talking about Michigan’s summer berry season. The trees are in full bloom, the weather is warm and the berries are ready for…

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Change Up Burger Night With These Six Different Meats

  Glance at the grill at most summer cookouts and you’ll likely see beef burgers with maybe a few veggie patties thrown in. But there are a lot more options when considering what to put on a bun—and they all…

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Let’s “Taco”-bout it: Easy Swaps to Make Taco Night Guilt Free

  Whether it’s Taco Tuesday at your house or a midnight run for fast-food tacos, we can all agree that this flavorful Latin meal is blissful. With their reputation for flavor and mouthwatering ingredients, you have to wonder how healthy tacos…

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Simple, Healthy Eats to Pack for Your Next Picnic

  Do you ever feel extremely sluggish after family picnics? Too much potato salad, baked beans, and sugary soda can drain your energy. However, there’s no reason you can’t make some healthy food swaps and still enjoy those family outings! Since picnic season is…

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Keepin’ it Green with Collard Greens: Making Soul Food the Healthy Way

  Southern soul food cuisine is one of the most comforting cuisines around. Composed of classic dishes such as cornbread, candied sweet potatoes, and grits, soul food has been a staple in many African-American homes for decades. Despite the reputation of comfort and good…

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Parents: Soda Isn’t the Only Drink That’s Unhealthy for Children

When asked to name a drink that’s packed with sugar, most people would instantly say soda. But while that’s correct, many parents may not realize that a can of cola isn’t the only beverage packed with sweeteners. And that misconception…

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It’s “Thyme” to Put All of Those Herbs to Use

Summer is here, which means that farmers markets and herb gardens across Michigan are full of basil, parsley, cilantro, mint and more. Having access to all those fresh herbs can be great, since you can use them to add flavor…

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Cooking Contest Win Caps Year of Healthy Changes for Grand Rapids Man

When tests revealed high blood sugar levels, Kevin Adams knew he had to make some changes. The 48-year-old Grand Rapids resident had watched diabetes impact his father’s life and he didn’t want to go down the same path. His health…

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Should You Trust Calorie Counts?

As anyone who watches what they eat knows, a calorie is a way to measure how much energy your body will get from a food. The more calories you consume, the more calories you need to burn to avoid gaining…

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