Thanksgiving Thoughts: 4 New Traditions You Should Consider

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Thanksgiving is a time of the year when your family gathers together to enjoy good food and good fellowship. It’s sometimes the only time of the year when everyone is able to get together in one location. That’s why you should make the holiday special instead of a traditional dinner all the time. Change things around each year so that the holiday is memorable and exciting.
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4 Delicious Mediterranean Foods that are Good for Your Health

The Mediterranean diet has quickly become not only a popular weight loss plan, but also a means to improve overall health. It’s a fact that in Mediterranean countries, populations have a significantly lower risk of heart disease thanks to the diet. Furthermore, Mediterranean foods and dishes have been linked to healthier weight, reduced risk of diabetes, and a host of other health benefits. While switching over to a complete Mediterranean diet may not work for everyone, adding just a few items to your grocery list can have a positive impact.

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Have A Special Diet? 4 Ways To Ensure Your Body Is Getting What It Needs

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Individuals who have medical conditions are often required to be on special diets. These diets help them to manage symptoms from digestive problems, kidney problems, blood sugar fluctuations and other issues. However, sometimes being on a special diet can mean you don’t get all the nutrients you need to keep you healthy. Your physician may recommend a number of other measures to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals required for overall good health. Here are a few options for ensuring good nutrition when you are on a special diet. Continue reading “Have A Special Diet? 4 Ways To Ensure Your Body Is Getting What It Needs”

Best Reasons to Try Paleo This Summer

Guest post contributed by Mia Morales

If you have been wanting to shed some extra pounds and change to a healthier diet, then you might have been doing some research about the Paleo diet. Even though it might never seem like the right time to try a new diet, the truth is that the summer can actually be the best time to transition to Paleo. Here’s why.
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Summer Dinner Party Menu Ideas

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Summer is the best time to have a festive gathering for family and friends. Here are some great ideas you may want to include on your menu. These items are quick and easy to make for your summer dinner party. They don’t require a lot of cook time and your guests will really enjoy them!

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Creamy Fettuccine with Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

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Mediterranean Creamy Fettuccine with Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

Mediterranean Creamy Fettuccine with Broiled Tomatoes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 12 oz uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 6 oz cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped pitted kalamata olives (optional)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler. Broil tomatoes and garlic on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet 4 minutes
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving ? cup pasta water
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet; sauté spinach 1 minute. Add reserved pasta water, cheese, and red pepper; cook until cheese melts.
  4. Add tomato mixture, pasta, olives, and salt; toss with basil before serving.
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