Author: A Healthier Michigan

Microwave Do’s and Don’ts

Craving a bag of popcorn or in a pinch to reheat last night’s leftovers? Microwaves are probably your go-to appliance in these situations but are there times when you shouldn’t use the convenient appliance?  While they may seem magical by rapidly cooking food and having meals ready in minutes, you...

7 Steps to a Healthier Kitchen

Want to make healthier food choices? Start by revamping your kitchen. Create an environment for success in the New Year and beyond. Identify your goal: What do you want to achieve? You must have a clear understanding of what your goal is and why. Nothing happens overnight, but with consistency comes...

Chewy Cherry Baked Oatmeal for Heart Health

Think heart-healthy recipes can’t taste good? You need to try this yummy breakfast dish. The recipe is courtesy of Graceland Fruit, one of the largest single providers of infused dried fruits in the world, with operations located in northern Michigan. Here’s what they had to say about what makes this recipe...

5 Children’s Dental Problems and How to Prevent Them

Oral health care is a critical part of a child’s development. Without it, they’re susceptible to conditions that can be both painful and embarrassing. Each year during National Children’s Dental Health Month, health providers and educators promote the importance of oral hygiene and pediatric care. In support of this initiative,...

7 Healthy Habits to Maintain Throughout the New Year

The most popular New Year’s resolutions are often related to health and finance. This includes plans to eat better, exercise more and save money. Yet, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by February. To increase one’s chance of success, avoid overly ambitious goals and embrace a realistic approach. Here are seven healthy habits to implement...

Sleeping Bear Dunes Celebrates 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50-year anniversary for one of Michigan’s treasured natural destinations, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is known for its dunes towering 400 feet above Lake Michigan. You can marvel at its beauty in the summer by taking a nice hike along...

Healthy and Affordable Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

  The average American anticipates spending more than $1000 during the holiday season. In fact, 58 percent of families go beyond their means and a quarter are willing to withdraw money from retirement funds, emergency savings or loans in order to fulfill holiday wish lists. When mapping out your holiday spending, consider the following...

Fall Fruit Turkey Display

Make your Thanksgiving dinner table festive with this fruit display shaped like a turkey. Help curb pre-meal hunger by snacking on some of these healthier fruit options. Simply pick your favorite fruits to add to the display. Looking for other delicious Thanksgiving sides to top off your feast? Check out...

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