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Packing Healthy Lunches

Healthy Lunches

This week in food, we featured hearty, healthy lunches to help you keep your resolutions on track.

First up was a Harvest Cobb Salad, the perfect lunch with a creamy poppy seed dressing.

Harvest Cobb Salad

 

Try this Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup for a healthier grilled cheese.

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini with Balsamic Syrup

 

This Cranberry, Cherry Chicken Wrap is a quick and easy lunch any day of the week.

Cranberry, Cherry Chicken Wrap
Image and Recipe via Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom

 

Try this Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad for a protein-packed midday meal.

Herbed Shrimp and White Bean Salad

 

This Greek Yogurt Egg Salad lightens up the classic lunchbox favorite.

Greek Yogurt Egg Salad Sandwich

 

Try making this homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup for a hearty winter-weekend meal.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

 

These Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto are delicious and less than 300-calories.

Open-Faced Chicken Sandwiches with Artichoke Pesto

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Birth Defects Prevention for Healthy Babies

Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and we gave you info and resources each day this week to protect your baby and help the cause.

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What do you actually know about birth defects? This brochure can help.

If you’re pregnant or thinking about pregnancy, March of Dimes can help you protect your baby at each step.

Pregnancy and Preventing Defects

 

Making these healthy choices while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.

Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Defects

 

Birth defects aren’t a rare occurrence. Take steps to protect your family.

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Folic acid has been shown to protect your baby. Learn more about getting enough.

Folic Acid and Birth Defects

 

The cost and toll of birth defects on parents and kids affect us all.

Birth Defects Affect Us All

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Become a Blood Donor

National Blood Donor Month 2015

January is National Blood Donor Month, and we gave you more info about blood and how you can help save lives each day this week.

Are you interested in hosting a blood drive in your community? The American Red Cross can help you save lives.

Did you know that donating 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? Do you know your blood type and who you can donate to? Learn more with the American Red Cross.

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Not sure if you’re allowed to donate blood, or how much you can give? The American Red Cross can tell you!

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If you’re new to donating blood, The American Red Cross can help you get ready to save lives.

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If you can’t donate, you can still kick off your new year right by volunteering at a blood drive near you. Find opportunities.

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This Red Cross video can walk you through the blood donation process step-by-step, so you know exactly what to expect.

 

Now that you’ve given blood, what happens to it? Find out what’s next.

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Healthy Breakfast Parfait

Healthy Breakfast

It’s a new year and time to stick to those resolutions! So this month in food, we’re giving you healthy recipes for all the times you eat. This week, it was healthy breakfast.

First up was a list of ideas for fast and easy energy-boosting toasts.

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toasts
Image and Recipe via Buzzfeed Life

 

Look at a whole month of 350-Calorie Breakfasts from Rachel Ray, like this Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Strata.

Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Strata

 

These Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones can be made ahead for a quick and tasty breakfast on the go.

Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones

Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones

 

Oatmeal is a hearty winter favorite and heart-healthy. Get some inspiration for all the things you can do with it.

Oatmeal Variations

3 x Breakfast Oatmeals & Copenhagen

 

These Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts  are easier than the fried treat and a much healthier breakfasts.

Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

This Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Raspberry Quick Bread is a great baking project for the weekend that will make a tasty breakfast all week long.

Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Raspberry Quick Bread

 

Vegetarian Benedicts with Thyme Sabayon are a unique twist on the Eggs Benedict classic that will be perfect for a weekend breakfast.

Vegetarian Benedicts with Thyme Sabayon

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Time Is Up: Make Healthy Resolutions

Making Healthy Resolutions

It’s that time again to start picking out your New Years Resolutions. If you always go too big and forget about them within the month, each day this week we gave you some little changes and healthy resolutions you can stick to.

The hardest one is to quit smoking. It’s hard to do, but it’s standing in the way of your healthy life. We can help members connect to resources and support with our Quit For Life program.

Quit Smoking Resolution

 

Today’s resolution is to get more sleep. Sleep is when your body and mind heals and prepares. Find more info about sleep on our Pinterest.

Getting Enough Sleep

 

Stress has been linked to big health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Find info on ways to relieve some of your stress on our Pinterest board.

Managing Stress in the New Year

 

Resolve to get yearly checkups with your main doctor and dentist. It helps catch problems early and keeps you up-to-date on things like shots.

Regular Checkups for Your Health

 

Floss your teeth! It sounds simple, but only half of Americans do it. Yet smiles are the first feature we notice. Take the time on your teeth, and people will notice.

Flossing for Your Future

 

Dieting sounds like a lot, so instead, focus on only eating healthy portions this New Year and watch your health improve!

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Make a routine and stick to it. A routine in the morning can help you get up to workout, and one at night can help you go to sleep.

Building a Healthy Routine

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Party Food Service

Healthy Party Food

We know that the final party of the year was coming up, so this week in food we gave you light party food recipes to get a jump start on your resolutions.

First up was advice on how to build the perfect Cheese Platter.

Cheese Platter

 

Try making this people-pleasing Caramelized Onion Spread for just 98 calories for your party.

Caramelized Onion Spread

 

Watch this video for an impressive Smoked Salmon Bite appetizer tonight.

Smoked Salmon Bite

 

Try this easy Pomegranate, Pear, and Goat Cheese Crostini as an appetizer or as a snack.

Pomegranate, Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Make these Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms for a fan favorite at just 48 calories.

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

 

This Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Fruit Dip seems decadent, but is actually made with Greek yogurt.

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip for Fruit

 

Make these Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa as an impressive appetizer or a light meal.

Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Baking Christmas Cookies

Healthy Christmas Cookies

This week in food, we gave you delicious and healthy recipes for Christmas cookies to make for your holiday celebrations.

First up was a classic Gingerbread Cookie that clocks in at just 91 calories.

Gingerbread Cookie

 

Chewy Molasses Cookies are a spicy holiday classic you can leave out for Santa.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

 

These Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies have all the flavors of the holiday season.

Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies

 

These Raspberry Linzer Windowpane Cookies are delicious at just 79 calories each.

Raspberry Linzer Windowpane Cookies

 

Try these easy Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies for a gluten-free option.

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

 

These organic Coconut Butter Cookies are also gluten-free and no-bake.

Organic Coconut Butter Cookies/Bark Recipe

 

Mexican Chocolate Cookies have a surprise kick, and are just 80 calories each.

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

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