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Health Tip – Jan. 25 – Healthy Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Thanks to the iron and protein from the beef, lycopene from the tomato sauce and energy-producing carbs from the pasta, spaghetti and meatballs can be a healthy trifecta. If you stick to modest portions and lean beef, you can enjoy its benefits without overdoing it. Limit yourself to three ounces of meat and a cup […]

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Health Tip – Jan. 24 – Low Calorie, Non-Fat Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

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You won’t believe this is low calorie once you have tasted the strawberry banana recipe for a refreshing day. Sometimes simple smoothies are the best smoothies and this is a very simple 2-fruit smoothie with yogurt for protein. 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1 banana 1 cup non-fat yogurt 1 packet Equal or other […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 24 – Inchmeal

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Adverb: Inchmeal  (INCH-meel) Definition: Little-by-little, gradually Sample sentence: The fog that had been concentrated over the valley dissipated inchmeal, revealing a quiet busyness in the small village below.

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Health Tip – Jan. 23 – Low Sodium Pico de Gallo

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If you love pico de gallo, but you need to keep your sodium levels down, don’t fret. Skip the deli where they add too much salt and make your own. Homemade pico de gallo is not only delicious, but easy to make. Here’s my favorite recipe: 3 large tomatoes, seeded and diced 1 medium onion, […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 23 – Zarzuela

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Noun: Zarzuela  (zahr-ZWAY-luh) Definition: A usually comic Spanish operetta. Sample sentence: One of the highlights of my trip to Mexico was seeing a zarzuela in a historic theater.

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Health Tip – Jan. 22 – Make a Healthier Snack

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Many of us love those tortilla chips and salsa for a snack, but not the calories and fat contained mainly in the chips. Here’s a recipe for baked tortilla chips that is easy and fun to make: Baked Tortilla Chips 1 (12 oz.) package corn tortillas or flour tortillas 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 tablespoons […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 22 – Traduce

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Verb: Traduce  (truh-DOOSS) Definition: 1. To expose to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation. 2. Violate: betray Sample sentence: At the apex of the journalist’s career, a jealous rival attempted to traduce her name with false allegations.

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Health Tip – Jan. 21 – Exercise to Reduce Arthritic Knee Pain

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The most effective therapies for relieving the pain of arthritis in the knee are aerobic exercise, swimming and strength training. A newly published review of 193 studies carried out between 1970 and 2012 found that exercise outperformed other nondrug treatments, including electrical stimulation and physical therapy, for long-term pain relief and improved functioning. The reviewers […]

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Word of the Day – Jan. 21 – Vernissage

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Noun: Vernissage  (vair-nih-SAHZH) Definition: A private showing or preview of an art exhibition. Sample sentence: Before the art auction, there will be a vernissage during which people can mingle with the artists and preview their work.

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Health Tip – Jan. 18 – Don’t Ignore Those Mid-day Munchies

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It’s 2 p.m. and you’re hungry, again. Skip the vending machine and reach for a tasty, nutritious snack that won’t sabotage your stay-slim plans. Try Greek yogurt with some blueberries or sliced strawberries. Dried cranberries and almonds are another healthy, tasty treat. Four to five slices of thinly sliced cheese and whole grain crackers, such […]

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