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November 2016

7 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes

Keeping It Fresh By November 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

It’s holiday season and you know what that means… It’s pumpkin time! Welcome the return of everyone’s favorite flavor, pumpkin spice.

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Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, K, and fiber, so it makes a delicious and nutritious addition to your favorite recipes. Canned pumpkin is easy to use, so stock up while you can (pun intended).

Here is a com-pie-lation of seven unusual uses for our favorite holiday ingredient!

Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte
Skip out on the pumpkin spice latte to try this homemade treat instead. read more

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Are you ready to shake off the SUGAR?

Keeping It Fresh By November 21, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Americans eat over 60 pounds of sugar each year! In this 14-day challenge ShopWell will be your sugar detective looking for hidden sources of added sugar in your grocery cart. ShopWell will even suggest low sugar alternatives. Over the 14 days you’ll go on treasure hunts in the grocery store to see what’s in the foods you buy. We’ll also test your knowledge of added sugars in your foods and give provide you with super tasty low sugar recipes (you won’t even miss the sugar, promise!). read more

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Top Tips for Turkey Day

Keeping It Fresh By November 18, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Did you know that the average American consumes over 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are our favorite turkey day tips to help you balance indulgence with moderation.

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Don’t skip your workout!
Start your Thanksgiving morning with a workout. If you know you’ll probably be overeating that evening, use that as motivation to increase the intensity of your workout and really feel the burn! Physical activity is a great way to get your blood pumping and reduce stress so that you can be at your best (and we know how important that is when family is in town). read more

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Sugar Swaps

Health Care Professionals By November 14, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Trying to shake off the sugar in your diet but wondering how you’re going to satisfy your sweet tooth? Here’s the truth about sugar alternatives:

Artificial Sweeteners (Splenda, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal)
Many people turn to sugar substitutes as a calorie-free way to add a taste of sweetness. The possible benefits of artificial sweeteners include weight management and blood sugar control. However, they are synthetic sugar substitutes, so be cautious not to consume too much! Animal studies have linked artificial sweeteners with increased risk of certain types of cancer and some health effects have been noted in humans. Another caveat- the taste of sugar stimulates appetite, but artificial sweeteners do not stimulate the brain in the same way that sugar does, so these substitutes can cause cravings and lead to overeating. read more

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What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Keeping It Fresh By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Halloween candy is a tempting treat, but snacking on the fun size bars quickly adds up calories and sugar. Here are 5 tips to help you put away the candy bowl.

Freeze it
Out of sight, out of mind. Putting treats in the freezer will limit mindless snacking but will be a nice surprise when a sugar craving strikes.

Unwind with wine
Pair a piece of dark chocolate, a fun size Twix, or a bite size Snickers bar with a glass of wine. Take little nibbles in between sips and savor the moments of relaxation. read more

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