Healthy Eating

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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Easy, Healthy, Inexpensive Meals to Make in a Dorm Room

Adjusting to college life is hard, especially if you live in a dorm. Junk food surrounds you at every turn and you probably don’t have access to a full kitchen. That’s where these healthy-cooking tips and recipes come in. They…

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Avoid Pumpkin Overload With These 6 Michigan Fall Fruits and Veggies

It’s almost fall and you know what that means…pumpkin flavored everything! If you’re not a pumpkin fan though, fear not, a plentiful variety of fall produce are also in season. Based on traditional Michigan crop harvest calendars, here are some of the…

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4 Reasons To Go Nuts For Coconuts

Coconut seems to be a hot nutrition trend that isn’t going away. That’s probably because it is such a versatile fruit, or is it a nut…or a seed? Whatever it is, the coconut rocks! In the past the coconut has…

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Inside the Grain Train: More Than Your Typical Grocery Store

The reasons people first stop by Petoskey’s Grain Train are as varied as their unique health challenges. Doctors may have advised changes to their diet. Some have a newly vegan relative coming for the holidays. Parents of young toddlers start…

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3 Frozen Desserts That Are 100 Percent Guilt-Free

Summer may be coming to an end, but frozen desserts don’t have to go out of style with the hot weather. In fact, an icy sweet treat you make yourself can be a lot healthier than the ones packed with…

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Not a Meat-Lover? Hit Your Protein Goals with Beans

A few months ago, I started using a food tracker app called My Fitness Pal. One of my favorite things about this app is that it looks at the full nutritional value of food and drinks, not just the calorie count….

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6 Ways to Avoid Temptation at the Grocery Store

Imagine this…it’s five o’clock in the afternoon and you’re leaving work and heading to the grocery store. You’re tired from a long day and hungry, but you only need a few things for dinner, so you figure it will be…

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Can’t Sleep? These Snacks Will Help You Catch More Zzz’s

What you eat at night can have a huge impact on how well you sleep. A heavy meal can keep you up while your body is digesting while something too spicy can lead to nighttime heartburn. And stimulants like sugar,…

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