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Fit Factor: The Importance of a Whole Grain Diet

For many of us, our diet takes a back seat when our lives become busy and stressful. This leads us to consume more processed meals and snacks on the go. While these foods can be cheap and convenient, they have also been stripped of some of their nutritional value. Whole grain products rather than foods […]

3 Great Smoothies for National Beverage Day

May 6, 2016 is National Beverage Day. Why not celebrate with these three delicious smoothie recipes from HFA’s FitFactor partnership with the folks over at SuperKidsBook.com? Berry Beet Smoothie 1/2 c. Vanilla yogurt 1 Banana 1/2 c. Fresh or frozen Strawberries 1/4 c. Cooked beets Banana Orange Delight 1/4 c. Plain yogurt 1/2 c. Orange […]

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Soup Recipe: Skinny New England Clam Chowder

The fall and winter months can become challenging when trying to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.  Colder temps force workouts indoors and comfort foods tend to become more of a main staple at the dinner table.  Eating nutritious meals and snacks is so important to people with bleeding disorders.  A variety of vitamins […]

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FitFactor: Basil, Tomato & Chicken Skillet

Looking for a quick, easy meal that keeps your healthy eating on track and helps use up some of the terrific produce you have harvested from your garden?  Look no further.  This recipe from Better Homes and Gardens cooks up in one pot and is packed full of fresh veggies helping to provide the vitamins […]

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FitFactor: Summer Berry Recipes

A healthy diet is one that includes lots of whole foods, few processed or refined foods and very little sugar.  It is important for people with bleeding disorders to eat a healthy diet to help maintain a proper weight and to reap all of the vitamins, minerals, fiber and nutrients that a diet rich in fruits […]

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A Family Valentine’s Day

[glossary_exclude]This Valentine’s Day, why not make it a family affair?  Get the whole family involved in planning and preparing that special meal.  Then continue the fun with a family dance off, playing active video games, or taking a walk together. Cook a family favorite with a twist, homemade pizza with whole wheat crust.  This homemade […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

It can be hard to stay on track with diet and exercise when the temperatures plummet. It is a good idea to have a plan in place for indoor activities like climbing the stairs, chair yoga, or an exercise video. Keeping the refrigerator stocked with lean proteins, and nutrient dense vegetables will help with clean […]

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Healthful Holiday Recipes

When doing your holiday meal planning, don’t forget to keep it healthy by adding lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Remember the goal is to make at least half of your plate fruits and vegetables.  Preparing your own food (as opposed to prepackaged, or processed foods) and being able to control what is in them will help keep your meals healthier.  […]

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Healthy Back To School Snacks

[glossary_exclude] When considering snacks for your kids, the end of summer doesn’t have to signal the end of healthy eating.  Although it is a natural tendency to grab whatever is convenient, prepackaged foods and snacks are usually not the best choice for healthy, growing bodies. It is especially important to eat healthy if you have […]

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Peppers Stuffed with Tomatoes & Mozzarella Recipe

Uncertain about what to do with all of the wonderful, fresh finds you gathered from your garden or the local summer produce market?  Here is a healthy and delicious recipe that will help utilize your cherry tomatoes and peppers. A healthy diet includes the essential nutrients that help to reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases, such […]

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