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A Soccer Mom’s Team Snack Shopping List

It’s official! I am a soccer mom. I even have the mini van to match up to the reputation. My 5-year-old son is two weeks into his first soccer season. He practices one hour a week, and has one game each Saturday now until November. My husband has been taking him to practice, so I […]

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7 Ways To Modernize Your Grocery List

Does this sound familiar? It’s grocery shopping day. You may or may not have had time to sit down and make a menu/grocery list for the week. You’ve got your shopping bags, some of your coupons, and a partial list in your head. Your shopping trip takes a detour when you realize you left your […]

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Do Olympians really belong on the front of a cereal box?

I remember the 1984 Summer Olympics very well.  I was 8 years old and watched real gymnastics for the very first time. I would forward roll and cart-wheel around my house as Mary Lou Retton performed her routines. My mom wasn’t very happy I started watching TV standing on my head after that. Mary Lou […]

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5 Food Claims That May Be Fooling You

It’s a common occurrence. You are going down the aisles of the supermarket. You see a product you like or your screaming child wants,  and you notice a new health claim on the package. You may think, “Wow, this must be better for me” or “Certainly, this is a healthy product.” Little do you know, […]

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Healthy Shopping Series: Meet Martha Nepper, Supermarket Dietitian

According to the CDC, 35% of Americans are considered obese. A new report by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine speculates that number will rise to 42% by the year 2030. With this increase in health care costs and chronic disease, your dietitian may become a very important part of your health care plan. Why […]

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9 Healthy Foods to Show Your Love on Valentine’s

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and friendship. It’s a day we get showered with beautiful roses, chocolates, and candy galore. With adult and childhood obesity on the rise, I think it’s important to challenge ourselves to think outside the box and give the gift of health for holiday celebrations. There are many other […]

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Grocery Shop With Your Kids Without Losing Your Mind

If you have kids and you take them grocery shopping, it can be the most exhausting part of your day. One child is not a big challenge, but add one or two more to the mix and trouble starts brewing even before you hit the free coffee machine at your store. Grocery stores try to […]

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Be Food Safety Savvy at the Supermarket and at Home

Foodborne illness has made many headlines in the past few years that should be taken seriously. Every year around 1 out 6 Americans get sick from food borne illness. People who are more at risk for getting a fooodborne illness are pregnant women, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems, including people with chronic diseases like HIV, diabetes, and kidney […]

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Best Free Apps To Make Grocery Shopping Easier

For some odd reason, I really resisted getting an iPhone in the beginning. Now, it is as important to me as my wallet because of all the neat and free apps I have found. I don’t know about you, but I love anything that’s free and makes my life easier, especially when it comes to […]

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Ways to Save at the Commissary

As a military spouse, I feel compelled to do a post on the commissary.  For those who are not in the military community, the commissary is a grocery store exclusively for active duty military and other authorized DOD patrons. I shop at our local commissary weekly and have found a few ways to find extra deals, […]

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