Tag Archives: healthy eating

Make Your Food Pantry Donation Count

Want to make a difference for families in need? Filling up a bag with non-perishable food and household items and donating to your local food bank is a great way to help. Before you raid the pantry, take a minute…

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Why Eating All Five Food Groups Is Essential to Your Health

  There’s a lot of truth to the phrase “you are what you eat.” What you eat every day determines how well your body is fueled and how efficiently it functions. Our bodies run – or drag – thanks to…

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Grocery Cart Makeover: 5 Changes to Make the Next Time You Go Shopping

Walking through a grocery store can feel like a minefield when you’re trying to make healthy eating a priority.   Not only are there countless aisles of junk food to resist, but sometimes a seemingly healthy choice can be loaded…

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3 Spring Break Snack Ideas from the Lansing YMCA

If you and your kids are staying close to home over spring break, make sure to have plenty of healthy snacks on hand to keep them from noshing on unhealthier options. The following three recipes are provided by the Lansing…

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Traverse City Canstruction Event Builds Food Supply for Pantry

A magical castle will be erected this weekend inside the Grand Traverse Mall. It’s not enchanted or home to a fire-breathing dragon, but what it will do for many Traverse City-area residents is powerful: it will feed them. The castle…

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Trend Alert: Bone Broth—4 Tips From a Broth Master

There’s nothing better to warm your soul on a cold Michigan day than a cup of … bone broth? Foodies, Paleo diet adherents, and local food advocates are latching on to – and ladling up – this hot new healthy…

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5 Superfood Pairings That Work Better Together

You can probably name a few superfoods off the top of your head: apples, salmon, even coffee. But as great as superfoods are alone, did you know they can be even more powerful when paired? Combining foods with certain vitamins and…

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The Budget-Friendly Guide to Healthy Tailgating

What’s not to love about tailgating—you and friends eating delicious food and cheering your team on to victory. But too much pizza, chicken wings, and brats may not only add to your waistline, it can also add up in your…

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How to ace your #HealthyMe goal to eat healthier

Have you set your #HealthyMe goal but finding it tough to stay on track? You aren’t alone. It’s hard to accomplish your healthy goals (according to Forbes, only eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions every year)….

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