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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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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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Veg Out: Top Vegan and Vegetarian Spots in Grand Rapids

If you don’t eat meat, you won’t soon run out of amazing places to fill up in Grand Rapids. As diners have shifted their eating habits away from animal sources due to environmental, health, or moral reasons, the city’s restaurants…

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No Joke: Sometimes You Should Eat The Yolk

  The code has been cracked: egg yolks aren’t as bad as you thought. Though they certainly shouldn’t be eaten all day, every day, there are some nutritional properties found right in the middle of the egg.  Over one third…

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5 Great Stops for a Healthy and Fun Day in Petoskey

Whether your idea of fun is getting active outdoors, curling up with a good book, shopping or dining, Petoskey has it all. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay, in northwest lower Michigan, the resort town provides…

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