Go To Bed: The Importance of Sleep

We all have heard how important a good night’s rest is and most of us believe this to be true; however many people struggle with getting adequate sleep. In this post we are going to discuss just a few of the many health benefits to getting those zzzzz’s at night.…

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Back To School

It is hard to believe that summer is coming to an end and school is about to begin! Summer is always a great time: the kids are out of school, more time is being spent outside, vacations are being taken, and it is not hard to find cool things to…

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Sweets and Treats

We cannot forget about the desserts! This post does come with a WARNING though….the last dessert has a lot of sugar in it! So although that recipe should not be classified as a “healthy” recipe; it is so good it was worth putting in this post! OK, now that that…

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It looks as if  the heat is here to stay, or at least for awhile. We must remember to stay well hydrated, especially when outdoors. Water or a sports drink with electrolytes (be aware of too many sugars) are best when spending time outdoors in the excessive heat. This post…

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Let’s Get Together and Celebrate

Summer is officially here! Which means it is officially grilling season. There are also probably several social events or fun gatherings with close friends and family being planned.  We are also getting ready to celebrate the precious gift of freedom we have been given by living in this great country.…

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Farm Fresh to Table Recipes

Farmers Market Breakfast Tacos:   Ingredients: For the balsamic glaze: 1 cup  balsamic vinegar ¼ cup honey For the tacos: 4 corn tortillas ½ cup grated extra-sharp white cheddar cheese 4 slices bacon 2 Tablespoons maple syrup 4 large eggs 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided 4 green onions, sliced…

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Go Take A Hike

We are fortunate to have so many nice walking trails here in the Kansas City area. Now that the weather is starting to cooperate try to take some time to go out and revisit a favorite trail or if you are feeling adventurous try a new trail. You only need…

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How to make your trail snacks

On The Trail Trail Mix The good thing about trail mix is that there are no rules. You can mix and match whatever you think sounds good. The following is a list of some key ingredients to build your own trail mix. Serving size for most trail mix is ¼…

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Body Mechanics While Gardening

Just a friendly reminder to help prevent pain in your back, neck, and legs there are some simple things to keep in mind while planting your garden to make it a more enjoyable experience. Bend With Your Knees So I am sure you have heard this a million times before…

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Spring Forward Into Your Garden

Spring is rapidly approaching which hopefully means spending more time outdoors. With the warmer weather and things starting to “wake up” and bloom it also means that we will have more insects lurking around. These pesky little critters can make spending time outdoors not quite as pleasant and they can…

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Spring Time Recipes

Lemon, Lime, and Mint Water What you need: 2 lemons juiced, 1 lime  juiced, 2 sprigs of Mint, 1/3 cup of honey, and a gallon of water Instructions: Add all ingredients together and refrigerate. What and easy and refreshing drink to enjoy on an awesome spring or summer day Slow…

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