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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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Keeping It Real Since 1973: The 4 Best Things About Oryana Natural Foods Market

The South American goddess of fertility and abundance, Oryana, makes a fitting namesake for a blossoming natural food co-op in Traverse City. Oryana Natural Foods Market is abundant in natural foods and resources and ripe for community growth and awareness…

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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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Losing the baby weight doesn’t have to be a chore, make it fun!

New moms have a lot to worry about when they bring home that bundle of joy.  Do I breastfeed or bottle feed?  How do I maintain my sanity when sleep is a distant memory?  Is my baby gaining enough weight? …

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What is whole grain?

Whole grain. It’s one of those healthy buzz words plastered on food labels everywhere to make the food you eat more appealing. But studies have shown the consumption of whole grain foods, versus those with refined grains, can provide a…

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Healthy eating made easy with Brussels sprouts

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen the reputation of the Brussels sprout do an absolute 180. It went from being a limp, gross side dish whined about by children everywhere to becoming a widely-loved star among veggies. And nutritionists…

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Easy, healthy on-the-go snacks for kids

One in five school-age children has up to six snacks a day. While growing kids sometimes need to eat more often than adults, especially when activity levels are high, snacking should not be an all-day invitation to graze. Plan snack time…

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Don’t just wear your greens this St. Patrick’s Day, eat them too!

Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that started in the 17th century, when green ribbons and shamrocks were worn to celebrate Ireland’s patron saint. The tradition was popularized by Irish immigrants in the United States, who believed…

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