Category: A Healthier Michigan

Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats
Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

These recipes are a healthier take on Valentine’s Day treats and are easy to make at home. They’re especially great for kids’ classroom parties! Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan Black Bean Brownie Hearts with Powdered Sugar and Cherry Topping Ingredients 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted black beans, thoroughly rinsed and...

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...

Need Quick, Healthy Halloween Treats? We’ve Got Spooky, Fun Recipes Here!

Halloween is creeping up, which means that soon your little ones will be running around your neighborhood, decked out in costumes and collecting as much candy as possible! While you probably don’t need to cook anything super sweet this week—trick-or-treating will keep your little ones stocked with sugary goodies—you may...

5 Steps to Getting Your Best Night’s Rest in Your 50s, 60s, 70s and Beyond

Have you recently gone from sleeping soundly all night long to tossing and turning? There’s a reason: As people get older, they tend to have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep (even though seniors need the same amount of sleep as other adults). This change could be due to a number...

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