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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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Recipes That Recreate Your Favorite Girl Scout Cookies—Only Healthier!

It can be close to impossible to resist the siren call of Girl Scout cookies. But if you’re trying to cut down on high-sugar processed foods, you might not want to have boxes of the sweet treats around your house….


Trying to Eat Less Meat? 10 Veggie Dishes for Carnivores

If one of your health goals is to eat less meat, you’ll be happy to know that endless days of salads don’t have to be your future. Nothing against salads, but sometimes you need something a little heartier and filling,…




13 Creative Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

We all know that getting kids to eat their fruits and veggies is not the easiest task. So, in order to get them to eat healthy snacks, sometimes you have to be creative. Here are 13 ways (and recipes) to…

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Stop adding calories to your food. Add flavor instead!

Flavor can be a huge deterrent when trying to eat cleaner, healthier and simpler meals. I can attest to this, as I always feel like I want to add a dipping sauce or something to my dish. However, acting on…


Quinoa gets transformed into comfort food

In the midst of one of the snowiest and coldest winters we have had in Michigan in many years, I can’t stop craving comfort food. Unfortunately, eating my go-to feel-good dishes like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried chicken…



5 foods to break up with (and 5 to fall in love with!)

When it comes to ridding your diet of candy bars and potato chips, breaking up can be hard to do. But ask any nutrition expert and they’ll say it’s for the best to move on and find something new. Unfortunately,…


5 reasons to use citrus to brighten up your winter diet

Mouthwatering fruits are typically thought of as a spring and summer staple (just think of all those juicy berries and peaches you find at farmer’s markets!), but some citrus is actually at its peak right now. Grapefruit, for example, make…


Cooking mistakes you might be making

Cooking mistakes that might cause weight gain

Trying to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle can be a frustrating endeavor for some individuals. One can eat healthier, exercise, and minimize eating out at restaurants, but still be unable to lose the desired amount of weight. Instead…