A Fresh Commitment

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Another new month starts tomorrow. What a great opportunity to make a fresh commitment or renew a commitment to your heart and overall health and fitness. I am going to strive for a very, very, very low saturated fat month in addition to my regular physical fitness routine. What will you commit to? Make it achievable:) … [Read more...]

A New Month

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Another new month starts tomorrow. What a great opportunity to make a fresh commitment or renew a commitment to your heart and overall health and fitness. I am going to strive for a very, very, very low saturated fat month in addition to my regular physical fitness routine. What will you commit to? Make it achievable:) – Keith … [Read more...]

A Small “Shift” Leads To Great Rewards.

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“Healthier eating and daily activity / fitness are non-negotiable. Why do we even think they are? It is never to late to improve your life. Excuses and delay benefit no one and in fact hurt everyone. When we make that “small shift” in our thinking we gain life and health. Make that “small shift.”” …..Keith … [Read more...]

You Can Do It

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“You can do it. It will not be easy and sometimes you’ll feel that there’s just no way. I can tell you that there is a way. A better life and better health is calling you. You just need to believe it’s calling you a little more than the bad habits that got us into this situation in the first place.” – Keith … [Read more...]

Salad a la Plenty

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Contributed by Bertie B. Ingredients: Romaine lettuce Spinach Cauliflower Broccoli Red onions Radishes Green onion Carrots Chickpeas Cucumbers Plums or figs Mandarin oranges Pumpkin seeds or almonds Cottage cheese (optional) Instructions: Cut and mix Romaine lettuce, spinach, a few pieces of cauliflower, broccoli, red onions, radishes, green onion, shredded carrots, chick … [Read more...]

Cornmeal Encrusted Red Snapper with Fruit Salsa

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contributed by Darcy W. Ingredients Red snapper filets Egg white ½ Cup cornmeal ½ Grapefruit segments 1 Avocado ¼ Red onion sliced Lemon juice Instructions Prepare the fruit salsa before cooking the fish. Cut up the grapefruit sections into one inch segments. Chop the avocado into small pieces. Put the grapefruit, avocado and red onion into a bowl, drizzle lemon juice … [Read more...]

Keith’s “4 step” Baked Butternut Squash

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contributed by Keith Ahrens Slice the Butternut squash lengthwise into two pieces. Spoon out the seeds. Lay the squash side by side with the flesh side up. Rub with a little extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Bake in the oven at 375 for about 60 - 80 minutes. The longer it stays in the oven, the softer it gets. Download … [Read more...]

Cooked Beet Greens with Mediterranean Dressing

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contributed by Darcy W. Ingredients Beet greens (the top of a beet bunch) cut into 1-2 inch pieces. Pot of boiling water 1/8 Cup olive oil 1/8 Cup lemon juice 1-2 Cloves of garlic minced Instructions While the water is boiling, stir the olive oil, lemon juice and minced garlic together and let sit. Cook the beet greens for exactly 3 minutes in the boiling water. The boiling … [Read more...]

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