How to Have a Summer Barbecue Without Throwing Away Your Health Goals

How to Have a Summer Barbecue Without Throwing Away Your Health Goals

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Ah, summertime. Clothing gets lighter, days get longer, and who can resist a good meal made on the grill? Summer barbecues are notorious for greasy burgers, fattening hot dogs and carb-laden potato chips. While there is nothing wrong with any of these things in moderation, eating these types of foods every time you cook out is likely to have you start feeling lethargic and maybe even packing on the pounds. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to have a health summer barbecue.

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Get A Taste Of The Gulf Coast

Get A Taste Of The Gulf Coast - LuLu's Kitchen Taste Of The Gulf Cook Book by Lucy Buffett

Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (April 26, 2016)
Language: English

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For years, when I was in grade school, my family lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I loved having all the seafood and the taste of the Gulf at our fingertips. Po Boys, crab, shrimp, and crab boils are all good eats to me.

The thing that I miss the most not being near the Gulf Coast is the desserts. I miss the real Key Lime Pie with Grand Marnier whipped cream that is made fresh in so many local places there. Another dessert that I love to indulge in when I am in Florida is Banana pudding with Nilla Wafers. I am not sure what it is that makes the banana pudding so good when I am visiting the Gulf Coast area, but it is a favorite of the whole family…. [read more]

Become A Fat-Burning Machine

Become A Fat-Burning Machine

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Regan Arts.; 1 edition (December 29, 2015)
Language: English

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Have you found yourself gaining weight (even just a few pounds) year after year, despite trying to live an active lifestyle? Do you crave sugar and other snacks to the point that it feels like you can’t control your cravings? Are you experiencing increasingly aggravating issues with your digestive system? Pick up a copy of Become A Fat-Burning Machine: The 12-Week Diet by Mike Berland (with Gale Bernhardt) and give the pages a perusal and you may find your life described within.

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Clearer Skin And Stronger Hair From Your Morning Smoothie

Clearer Skin And Stronger Hair From Your Morning Smoothie - GreekGirl Beauty Protein

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GreekGirl Beauty Protein is a truly unique product. Sure there are other protein powders on the market, but GreekGirl Protein is different. Not only is it packed with whey protein, it is a non-GMO product, contains no fat or sugar and incorporates a gluten-free blend of 100% Greek yogurt. Sound good? Well, it gets even better. Each serving contains only 50 calories, 2 grams of carbs, 10 grams of protein and is jam-packed with essential vitamins (including all 8 B vitamins), minerals, probiotics, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories.

All of these great, healthful ingredients together make up he GreekGirl Beauty Protein product which can provide the following benefits for women:

  • Improve skin elasticity
  • Add length and volume to hair
  • Strengthen nails
  • Replenish dry and cracked skin
  • Improve sleep and vitality

With our busy lifestyles, a little extra support in all of these areas is something we can all use, am I right?… [read more]

Is Your Diet Aging Your Skin?

Is Your Diet Aging Your Skin? - Younger Skin Start In The Gut by Dr. Nigma Talib

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Ulysses Press (March 1, 2016)
Language: English

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There is a lot of talk in the media about the effects our diet can have inside our bodies as well as on the surface of our skin. Younger Skin Starts in the Gut by Dr. Nigma Talib addresses how eating the wrong foods can impact digestion as well as age skin by causing wrinkles, blemishes, and bags among other undesirable outcomes.

Outlined in the book is a 4-week program to “identify and eliminate your skin-aging triggers — Gluten, Wine, Dairy and Sugar.” Wine? Say it isn’t so, Dr. Talib?!… [read more]

Easy Farm-Fresh Cooking For Your Family

Easy Farm-Fresh Cooking For Your Family - This Book Cooks Cookbook

Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: Artichoke Publishers; 1 edition (June 1, 2015)
Language: English

Beauty Brite DisclosureI love cooking new and interesting recipes for my family. It is so easy to get into a rut when it comes to preparing dinners, especially since my kids have after-school activities and my extended family is experiencing some pretty tough emotional times lately. There are certain meals that are go-to crowd pleasers in my house — tacos, my homemade lasagna, parmesan crusted chicken and Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza to name a few. But, sometimes, we all crave a little variety at the dinner table, am I right?!… [read more]

Vega Shake It

Vega Shake It -- Vega Chocolate Vanilla Berry Protein Greens
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Vega Shake It all-plant-based protein and green shakes, available in many flavors, will keep you going all day long.

How many times have you tried to lose weight, only to be knocked down by the thought of being hungry? I am a plus size mama that loves food but I have never been one that eats a lot. I do, however, have a bad habit of eating a lot of junk food that is not good for me.

So when a protein shake came to my attention I just knew that I needed to try it out and start thinking about taking care of my body better. I want to lose weight and I think this is a good start for me. Vega Shake It is a vegan, plant-based protein product that helps reduce your calorie intake while still feeling full. I tried three different flavors: berry, chocolate and vanilla…. [read more]

Tropical Breeze

Tropical Breeze
Beauty Brite Disclosure

I love drinking smoothies, slushies, and mixed drinks. However, most of them are incredibly high in empty calories and massive amounts of sugar. Unhealthy treats are fine every once in a while, but not ideal for everyday drinking. When you prepare a drink at home, you have more control over exactly what goes into your drink and the calorie content. You can prepare a delicious cocktail with fresh ingredients and lower calories.

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Warm Weather Approved Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich

Warm Weather Approved Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich
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Springtime is “officially” here!  Well, in some areas.  I have seen some of my friends post pictures of snow!

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Chicken Enchilada Bites

Sun luci Bella Sun Dried Tomatoes

Beauty Brite Disclosure

How many parents have to struggle with little picky eaters that do not want to eat or only want to eat certain foods?

This is something that I think every parent has to deal with. In my household, my baby brother can’t stand tomatoes, but guess what he has never had a problem with…tomato sauce and ketchup.

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