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Get Your Grill On with this Manly Chicken Recipe

Need a fast and healthy weeknight dinner? Look no further than the winning recipe from this year’s “Real Men Cook & Eat Healthy” Cooking Contest. Grand Rapids resident Kevin Adams took home the first-place prize of $350 for his Citrus…

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#MIKidsCan Cook Contest Brings Out Kids’ Culinary Creativity

  Think kids can’t cook? The contestants in the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook competition, as well as attendees who tried their dishes, would beg to differ. Held at New Hope Baptist Church in Grand Rapids on Monday, June 15, the…

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#MIKidsCan Cook: Tropical Cucumber Breeze

Looking for a tasty treat your kids will love? Try this refreshing summertime snack, courtesy of the first ever #MIKidsCan Cook contest winner, Navia Washington, 12, of Grand Rapids. Washington won a skating party as the first place contestant in the…

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Know Which Foods to Limit or Avoid When You are Pregnant

As a registered dietitian, I have discussed the “proper” diet with many a pregnant woman. This includes the standard advice to eat well-balanced, nutrient-dense foods with lots of color throughout the day, making sure to include whole grains, lean proteins and plenty of water…

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Whitecaps School Days Games Promise Learning and Fun

Peanuts, crackerjacks, and a biology lesson? With the end of the school year fast approaching, some West Michigan students will be treated to an extra-special day at the ballpark with some fun and educational off-field attractions. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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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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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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St. Patrick’s Day: Get Your Plate in Shape with these Healthy Green Food Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day can mean more than green beer. Think going green as a benefit to your body and your health. This week’s National Nutrition Month post includes a few recipes that you and your family can enjoy for breakfast, lunch and…

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