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Must Experience

Until yesterday I lived in the Dark Ages. I had never been to "The Counter".  Until the last few weeks when Brenda told me about them, I had never payed attention to what "The Counter" was. To me it was the place where we had to put food in the middle so the dogs wouldn't take it when we turn our backs

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Organizing Life: My Weekly Menu

 

Every Monday is like a surprise to me. I'm never ready for the rush that is the workweek. This week, though, I decided to take control. It started with planning my family's meals. This sounds so small but having the week all planned gets my head in order and allows me to do other things. I'm sharing in case you are just like me.

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Watermelon

I love watermelon, it's a summer staple around our house.  I'm the one who usually picks up watermelon and I'm getting pretty good at it.  I did have one last year that went bad within a day.  I cut into it and it hissed at me, then let out this incredible bad odor

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Vienna Beef Hot Dogs Get National Distribution Deal
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Do Nutrition Experts Feed Their Kids Hot Dogs?

One evening this past week I was frantically trying to get dinner on the table after a long day. I was tired, it was 7:45pm and the boys were hungry! The solution? Hot dogs! I figured they would be quick and easy to cook on the gas grill, and I could combine them with a fruit, vegetable and milk and have dinner on the table within 15 minutes

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Great Summertime Treat…and it’s Healthy!

The weather has been sunny and warm and school is out, making it the perfect time for summer treats! But hold on...summer treats don't have to be unhealthy. Smoothies are always great, but for a change of pace, try this Watermelon Slush Recipe! Watermelon is the ultimate summertime fruit to me and buying it locally when it's in season decreases the carbon footprint, so it's a win-win: healthy and environmentally friendly

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The Best Black Bean & Corn Salad

There’s nothing like fresh corn from the Farmer’s Market this time of year! Usually we grill our corn, but we didn’t have time over the weekend, so I microwaved* it. I used the left-over corn in this recipe and my boys loved it!

Black Bean & Corn Salad
1 (19 oz.) can low sodium bla

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Brenda’s 80/20 Rule

I have an 80/20 rule that I live by.  I try to do all the healthy stuff like eat right and move around about 80 percent of the time.  The other 20 percent I use for a little indulgence.  I also try not to over think the whole healthy eating thing

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Tasty Idea for Breakfast & Lunch

About a half mile west of Eagle Road on Fairview Avenue in Meridian you'll find Steve's Cafe serving up a tasty, home style breakfast and lunch menu.   Kevin and I stopped in for breakfast with Steve and found out that "Yes, it really is his cafe" and got the chance to sample several items

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Credit: Jacek Chabraszewski
Credit: Jacek Chabraszewski
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25 Healthy Summer Foods

You would think I would be more motivated this summer to exercise.

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Brown bag lunches with Free Lunches sign
Free summer meals for children with Picnic in the Park
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Summer Meals for Kids – a Picnic in the Park

School is out and summer break is in full swing, and that signals the start of the Idaho Foodbanks’s efforts to fight childhood hunger during summer months through the Picnic in the Park program.

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