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Loaded Sweet Potato Bites

This recipe, as the name suggests, is loaded with flavors and nutrition. On their own, sweet potatoes provide fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Olive oil is a heart-healthy fat that also eases inflammation. Greek yogurt provides protein while the onions help to reduce cholesterol levels. Enjoy! Loaded Sweet Potato Bites Recipe Ingredients • 3-4 pounds sweet potatoes• 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil• 2 tsp. garlic… 

How to Start a Gratitude Practice

How often do you reflect on and give thanks for everything that is good in your life? Turns out, taking the time to practice gratitude not only feels great, but it’s also actually beneficial to your overall health. Research shows people who have a grateful outlook experience a wide range of health benefits, including better physical and mental health, improved sleep,… 

7 Smart Ways to Outsmart Stress

You’re likely familiar with the symptoms of stress — a pounding heart, increased perspiration, tight neck and shoulder muscles, anxiety and even fear. But you may not know how to prevent or relieve these symptoms. We’re here to help! Stress can be triggered by events, ideas, memories, emotions or failed expectations. Different seasons may be especially fraught with challenges to… 

5 Ways to Socially Connect with People You Can’t See in Person

When living apart, it can be difficult to maintain or even build relationships. So, how do you stay connected? With technology, most communication can be handled via a personal computer or mobile device. If you have basic internet access, there are multiple ways to reach out and check in on your loved ones. Here are five ways to socially connect… 

Tips for Healthy Breakfasts for Kids

As the stresses of instating a routine for your children are typically always ongoing, it’s easy to reach for pre-prepared, processed foods instead of cooking. However, convenient foods can often pack your child’s diet with unnecessary calories, carbohydrates, and refined sugars. A proper diet at any age consists of a balance of protein, vegetables, grains, fruits and dairy with the right… 

The Nutritional Value of Egg Whites Versus Egg Yolks: What Do You Use?

What came first, the chicken or the egg? My vote is the egg, especially since this post is all about them. The latest and greatest debate lately has been: What is better for you, the egg white or egg yolk? Eggs are a great source of a complete high-quality protein with few calories. One whole egg has ~5.5 grams of protein… 

Easy, Healthy & Delicious Breakfast Idea

Omelet in a Mug This recipe is perfect for starting your day off with a solid source of protein and nutrients. You can modify it to include any vegetables or frozen vegetables you would like. Eggs help raise your good cholesterol, HDL, improve your eye health, and provide many vitamins and minerals. They also help you feel full longer, which decreases…