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Three Healthy Recipes to Serve Up Eggplant This Summer

Eggplant, also known as aubergines, is a nutritional powerhouse. Its dark thick skin offers plenty of antioxidants to aid in warding off disease and fiber for healthy gut maintenance.  When prepared, the veggie offers a meaty texture that combines well with flavors like garlic, tomatoes, chili, fresh herbs and more. Despite the meaty texture, it’s low in calories (20 calories… 

Fan-Favorite Flavors for Healthier Wings on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer, synonymous with grilling and enjoying the outdoors. However, summer barbecue celebrations aren’t known for offering a ton of healthy options. From grilled fatty steaks, chips of all flavors, potato salads and sweets, those aiming to fill their plates with healthy options may find it challenging to do so.  Many wing sauces are… 

Insider Shopping Tips for Farmer’s Markets 

Seasonal farmer’s markets are springing to life in towns across Michigan. While some cities enjoy year-round markets, smaller seasonal ones open in May as the early growing season kicks into gear. Markets serve as community gathering spots, but more than that, they offer a way for people to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other items while keeping their food footprint… 

Three Ways to Spice Up Your Dog

From the ballpark to outdoor get-togethers, hot dogs are a quintessential American summer staple. Hot dogs are a food the whole family can enjoy, leaving shoppers wondering how to pick the healthiest choice.  Choosing the healthiest hot dog Hot dog ingredients may seem like a mystery, and that’s partly because ingredients come from a cocktail of meat trimmings, fillers and… 

Social Media’s Impact on Mental Health 

Social media is used by approximately 82% of the United States population to consume news, information, entertainment and much more.  Some people develop an unhealthy relationship with social media where they overuse and abuse the digital platforms. This habit can lead to depression in young adults and low self-esteem and poor sleep quality in teens, among other negative mental health effects.    Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic  … 

The Difference Between Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

The Food Allergy and Research Education reports that up to 85 million Americans are affected by food allergies and intolerances, roughly 32 million of which are food allergies.   Food allergies and intolerances impact different parts of the body. A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a certain food triggers a harmful response from the immune… 

Two Sentimental DIY Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Picking out the perfect gift can be a tricky task, especially when it’s for someone you care for. Every year around Mother’s Day, marketing for World’s Best Mom mugs and trinkets fill the ad section of screens country wide. But many moms prefer something made by their children, regardless of their age. Whether you’re someone helping a child prepare a… 

Where Brunch and Charcuterie Meet – A Healthier Brunch Board Recipe

As Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are right around the corner, consider a healthier twist on brunch, combined with a trendy charcuterie board. Brunch, a meal that combines breakfast and lunch, is far more than a play on words. Appearing in print as far back as 1895 in England, brunch is described by Guy Beringer as “cheerful, sociable and…