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Moderation and Smart Choices are the Key to a Balanced New Year

For the last few years, my thinking has shifted from one that involves thoughts of deprivation to one that focuses on the words “moderation and smart choices.” Each January, I take stock of the past year and focus on how I would like my coming year to be. For me, this often means a reset …

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Taco Chicken 15 Bean Soup – Mexican Flavored Chicken Soup

This recipe for taco chicken 15 bean soup is so hearty and delicious.  It makes a filling lunch or a first course before dinner. Don’t you just love it when the temperatures start to fall and you know that all the holidays are around the corner? I do, and I also love fall for the …

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Diet Accountability – How to Gauge Progress – Without the Scales

Diet accountability is a hard thing for me. I tend to rely on the scales to tell me how I am doing, but those darn things can be part of a love-hate relationship with me. So, I have come up with an idea to showcase how the week has gone with a Wednesday accountability post, …

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Should You Walk When it Hurts? – Exercising When You Have Paini

Trying to get some exercise in every day can be a challenge when  you have healthy issues. So today’s question is “should you still walk when it hurts?”  The answer is a qualified yes! It is sort of a catch 22.  Walking is good for your knees and hips.  But knees and hips with arthritis …

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12 Walking tips For Success for Those with Arthritis – Exercise Tips

Follow these easy walking tips and you will be getting the exercise you need and enjoying it to boot. When your hips and knees hurt, it’s hard to get motivated by the thought of any exercise. Even walking can be dreaded more than anticipated with pleasure if your joints hurt. But there are many things …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie – Easy Breakfast Recipe

This chocolate peanut butter smoothie is the best of both worlds. It has the combination I like, but in moderation and it makes a great breakfast option too. You don’t have to have been reading my blog for long to know that I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are food group options.  I love …

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Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water …

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Spicy Paleo Chicken and Peaches

This Paleo Chicken and Peaches Recipe Packs a Spicy Punch. This Paleo Chicken and peaches recipe is slightly sweet and slightly spicy.   The dish is full of flavor and so easy to make.The base of the sauce for this dish is Steve’s Paleo Peach BBQ.  (sponsored link) It’s perfect for grilling any protein, but for …

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Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Anyone new to a Paleo diet may start thinking they will get tired of salads, since they can be a staple of the food regime.  But This Paleo beef avocado blueberry salad is anything but ordinary, and is so delicious, you will find that it keeps sneaking into your lunch time pattern. This Paleo Beef …

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Garlic Lovers Roast Beef Recipe – With Fresh Herbs

Treat your family to this garlic lovers roast beef. It’s easy to prepare and very flavorful. If you love garlic as much as my family does, this recipe for garlic lover’s roast beef will delight you.  Almost every  bit if the roast has a bit of garlic in it! The seasoned crust of the roast …

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Roasted Carrot Salad – Healthy Gluten Free Side Dish

I love roasting almost all vegetables. It seems to bring out the natural sweetness in them.  If your kids don’t like veggies, try roasting them.  You may be surprised to find out how much they enjoy them.  This Roasted Carrot salad is super easy to make and so delicious.  Your family will ask for it …

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Toasted Sesame Chicken with Ginger and Garlic

This toasted sesame chicken recipe has a sweet and tangy sauce with a hint of spice.   The spice in the dish comes from the sriracha, a combination of red chili, garlic, vinegar and salt.  You can get this sauce at Asian markets or online from my affiliate Amazon.com.  (affiliate link.)  The sugar, vinegar and tomato …

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Caribbean Grilled Snapper with Pineapple – Great Camping Recipe

It’s almost time for camping season.  I thought it would be fun to start the season off with a great recipe for Caribbean grilled snapper with pineapple. This recipe is very easy to do, which makes it perfect for a camping trip.  All you have to do is combine the spices and add some oil …

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