Tag Archives: healthy eating

Say Hello to Coach Ben O.

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Well, I’ve done it. I’ve joined the ranks of Team Beach Body and have become a coach. I’ll be participating in my first Challenge group starting August 28th. It is time to be more responsible for my health, and be a better role model for my boys when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to sharing… Read more »

Healthy Jalapeno Poppers

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Jalapeno poppers are one of my wife’s and my weaknesses. They are amazing, but not very good for you when they are dripping in grease from the fryer. Our mission was to find a healthy jalapeno popper option. And, I’m happy to say, we came up with a delicious recipe for you! Here’s what you need to make your healthy… Read more »

Beginning thoughts on Meal Planning

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I’m tired of getting home from work after picking up the boys from daycare and being faced with the question, “What’s for dinner?” Luckily, they are not at the age where they are asking me what is for dinner, but I’m trying to ask them, what they would like for dinner the entire way home from daycare. I’m also digging… Read more »

Meatball Skillet Meal

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We have taken a temperature change up here in Wisconsin. The air has gone from the upper 70’s and low 80’s to highs in the low 60’s. Temperatures dip into the lower 40’s at night. We have definitely moved into fall and I love it! Fall brings many great things, but one of the most important is comfort food and… Read more »

Easy Potato Skins

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I love potato skins as an appetizer at restaurants, however, they are a pain to make at home…until now! This is a simple way to get that same great flavor and easy of eating without having to bake them, then slice them, then scoop out the middle and add toppings, and then rebake them. My way takes out all the… Read more »

Healthy Baked Chicken Nuggets

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My kids love chicken nuggets, however, I don’t like what is in the processed chicken nuggets that you can find in the freezer section of the grocery store. I searched Pinterest to try and find a recipe that they would actually eat. Yesterday I found it, and we tried it out last night…ladies and gentleman…WE HAVE A WINNER! This recipe… Read more »

Quick little garden update

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Just wanted to share a quick little garden update with everyone. The drip system I installed is working great. Pole beans are flourishing as long as I can keep the Japanese Beatles off of them. We are picking beans almost every day with them only taking up 4 ft of space. It’s crazy. My 2 cucumber plants have overgrown their… Read more »

Refreshing drink

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I gave up soda on April 2014. It was hard at first as I could easily drink a 2 liter of soda a day. But after the first couple of months I didn’t miss it at all. I’ve been enjoying water and flavored water in place of the amount of soda that I drank. The problem with flavored water is… Read more »

Strawberry Snacks

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My kids love strawberries. However, they don’t keep very long. I found some dried strawberry snacks at the grocery store the other day, but was shocked at the price. It was well over $4 for a small bag. I knew I had a dehydrator, so I figured I’d give it a try with strawberries. Plus, our local grocery store had… Read more »