Great Summer Recipe and Interesting Information on Weight Loss

Hi Everyone! My name is Karen, I am a not so regular contributor on this blog (I will blame it on my 3 young girls :)) and a Fit Fun Bootcamp Instructor in Waunakee, Wis. Beat the Heat If you live in the Midwest this week is going to be HOT. I am trying not to complain, one it isn't good for you but two I really dislike winter and cold weather. Just be smart in the heat. If you are exercising … [Read more...]

Healthy Spinach Dip

It's me! Patty! I've been looking for healthy snacks to take to the lake for the 4th.  I love fruit, love veggies, but need to remember to add the protein. Greek yogurt is a great way to add protein!  Today I found this recipe on Oxygen.  I will be making this and serving with pita chips and veggies! Spinach Dip - Oxygen Magazine This guilt-free dip provides a healthful dose of protein and ph … [Read more...]

Strawberry Salad

It is strawberry season in Wisconsin! What I buy from the grocery store in January has so little in common with the homegrown strawberries of June that they really should be re-named! Here is the salad that I have been eating every day for the past week. Ingredients                                                                                  2 teaspoons strawberry jam (I use Simply Fruit)     … [Read more...]

Eliminating Artifical Dyes From Your Family’s Diet

Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1... read the labels on hundreds of foods and beverages sold in the United States and you are bound to see these and other artificial food colorings among the ingredients.  There are some studies that link these dyes to behavior problems in children.  Earlier this year, a Food and Drug Administration panel investigated a link between hyperactivity in children and artificial d … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Anyone?

Hey - It's me, Patty, one of Dustin's FMFL bloggers.  Just a quick blog on a recipe that you need to try!  Memorial day is not a good one.  It's cold, it's wet, and there are severe storms headed our way later this afternoon/evening.  So - I'm inside, catching up on some bookwork, housework, recipes, planning, batch cooking, blogging, etc.  A friend of mine from Spark People challenged me to tr … [Read more...]

Summer has officially begun!

...and ready or not, so have summer sports!   Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation.  When I think of summer, I think of hammocks and beaches.  My first day of having kids home on summer vacation went like this: … [Read more...]

When Temptation Stikes, Hope for a Line!

  Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.   Temptation is lurking on every corner.  The corner that tempted me the other night, had a DQ on it.  The way my evening transpired was a recipe for  disaster.  I left work and went shopping with two of my kids.  We headed straight for the mall, then finished up with a trip to Target and the grocery store.  The kids grabbed a small snack, but I co … [Read more...]

Green “Moothie”

This blog post is from one of my contributors Sara. Yes, that’s how my son says “smoothies.”  He begs for them!  Seriously, both you and your kids can benefit from a daily green smoothie. It's a great way to get veggies into a picky eater (adult or child!)  I got on the smoothie kick as part of a cleanse after attending a detox seminar at Red Mountain Spa (awesome place) and reading the book "Clea … [Read more...]

Are you eating this super food?

Post by Katie C., blog contributor A food I’ve come to love over the past year is Greek yogurt.  I had heard about all of its great health benefits (good source of calcium, high in protein, essential bacteria), but I was still eating the sugar-filled American version.  At first I didn’t quite know how to use Greek yogurt, but I soon found it to be extremely versatile.  I now eat it almost every da … [Read more...]

A Time for Giving

This post is from Roger, a regular contributor to this blog. Happy Holidays Everyone. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe New Year. Christmas is truly a season for giving. I have found as I've gotten older that it really is so much more meaningful to give than to receive. So, in order to spread joy this season, I'm going to give you that opportunity! So many of you have … [Read more...]