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Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat? 00

Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat?

Is Fat or Sugar Making Us Fat?

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We all know obesity and cardiovascular disease (also known as heart disease) are on the rise. According to the CDC, 35.9% of US adults were considered obese in 2009-2010. Years of research have been dedicated to determining why the population is getting fatter and what to do about it. Is fat or sugar making us fat? Here is a look at where research has taken us over the years. Calories In,...

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble 00

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble

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Nothing says summer like strawberries and rhubarb! I made a special trip to the Green City farmers market in Lincoln Park this morning for some fresh summer goodies! I came home with strawberries as sweet as candy, local melrose sweet peppers, juicy red currants, and of course a bundle of rhubarb. This Strawberry Rhubarb Oatmeal Crumble is the perfect summer dessert for an all-American...

The Power of Juicing 00

The Power of Juicing

The Power of Juicing

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Well Dad’s trip to Chicago was cancelled due to the weather, so no Museum of Science and Industry for me. 🙁 Oh well. On another note, I’ve been wanting to post about my recent juicing escapades! About a month ago I dusted off my Cuisinart juicer and began to get back into juicing again! I absolutely LOVE fresh juice in the morning, but the hassle of making it and cleaning all of the...

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips 00

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

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If you are like me, you tend to forget about some of the produce in your refrigerator every now and then and it starts to go bad. I had tons of apples this season from my trip to the orchard and unfortunately, I neglected a few for so long that they were no longer crisp or appetizing to eat. However, the good news is that I you don’t have to waste them or throw them away. Simply turn on the...

Pumpkin Bars 00

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

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Last night, Will made a request for a particular pumpkin bar recipe. Years ago I baked these pumpkin bars and remembered that the recipe, while totally delicious, was not too healthy. I wasn’t too thrilled about making these until I heard that they were going to be taken into the office for a Halloween party. Then I agreed to help out. Initially I wanted to make healthy substitutions to the...

Cocoa Brownies 00

Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies

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After only 2 nights of sleep here in Chicago, I am off to my next adventure – Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin! We will be camping and climbing with some good friends out there for the weekend! I’ve never been climbing before, but it is on my Fitness Bucket List, so I’m really excited! Before I go pack the car for the drive up there I wanted to share this yummy recipes with you...

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Stevia

Stevia

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We have all been hearing about Stevia, the zero-calorie, all-natural sweetener new to the market. But what exactly is stevia? Should we be using it in place of sugar in our diets? Is it better than other artificial sweeteners that have been around for years such as Equal, Sweet n’ Low, and Splenda? I was wondering this myself, so I set out to do a little bit of research for you guys....

Agave Nectar as a Sugar Substitute 00

Agave Nectar as a Sugar Substitute

Agave Nectar as a Sugar Substitute

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Agave nectar is commonly known to be a key ingredient in tequila, but it is becoming the preferred choice of sweetener for health conscience individuals today! With vegan and raw food diets becoming more and more common, agave nectar has become all the rage! Agave nectar comes from the Blue Agave plant grown in Southern Mexico. The nectar, or syrup, is extracted from the center of the plant...