Here we are, approaching another holiday— the holiday with the most cookouts, and one of the biggest drinking days of year. Yes, that’s right, it’s the Fourth of July! Those of you who eat healthy might be stressing about how to handle these cookouts, as well as what you can do to stay healthy and…

Ingredients: 12 large strawberries 4 ounces white chocolate or white candy coating (about 2/3 cup chopped) 1/4 cup blue sprinkles Directions: Wash the strawberries and gently pat them dry with paper towel. Make sure they’re completely dry. Place the blue sprinkles in a small bowl. Melt the white chocolate or candy coating in a small…

1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper Salt to taste 2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds 2 cups diced red cabbage 1 bag (about 24 oz.) tricolor baby potatoes, scrubbed and sliced 2 tablespoons safflower or canola oil 1/4 cup minced chives Directions: In a bowl, stir vinegar, sugar, pepper, and 1/2 tsp….

Ingredients: Strawberry Watermelon Polar Seltzer Mint leaves Lime Juice Strawberry and/or watermelon Directions: Slice lime into wedges. Take one lime wedge and squeeze into the bottom of your glass. If you find you’re not getting as much lime juice as you’d like, place your lime in the microwave for 10 seconds and go back and…

One thing that everyone forgets to do daily, especially after a workout is to stretch. People are either in a rush just to get the workout done and to continue on with their day, or think that their body doesn’t need to stretch. However, it is always good to stretch after a workout or even…

Chia, Hemp and Flax seeds are being added to smoothies, oatmeal, breads and any other recipes for additional nutritional value. All are healthy add ons that deliver fiber, minerals, antioxidants and alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid, but does anyone know the difference between the three and the benefits? HEMP: Has more…

By Lisa Quealy How do I do it? I just do… I competed for the first time 10 years ago. I had just finished my masters degree, was working in a research lab and at a dance studio, and had few other responsibilities. I had all the time in the world to meal prep and…

Growing up, I was always very active. I danced for 17 years taking classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip hop, contemporary and lyrical, competing in dance competitions and performing in recitals. I also worked out religiously. I often found myself getting frustrated as I got a little older because for the amount I was…

The left is from 2009, in college, the most I have weighed in my life. After being overweight for most of my life, the middle photo is from 2012 after I lost over 50 pounds just through diet and exercise. However, I was eating barely anything, and I couldn’t tell you what a source of…

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