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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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Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

The summer markets are in full swing and healthy, fresh produce is in abundance just in time for National Farmers Market Week to be celebrated August 3rd through August 9th, 2014. Thousands of farmers markets across the country offer consumers fresh, affordable, convenient, and healthful products sold directly from the farm. More and more farmers […]

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Home-Made Fruit Pizza a la HFA

Looking for a healthy way to satisfy both boredom and hunger?  Want to have a reply to the summer anthem of “Mom! I’m hungry and bored! “? Here is your solution.  Put your kids to work making their very own home-made fruit pizza.  Kids can create their own masterpiece by making their own crust, topping it with a […]

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Crispy Granola for Trail Mix

At Symposium 2014 the 9-12 year olds enjoyed learning about healthy snacking options and why eating healthy is so important for their growing bodies.  They watched as the hotel chefs prepared homemade trail mix and then had the opportunity to create their very own individual trail mix for their afternoon snack.  Try setting up your […]

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Grilled Pineapple Pico de Gallo with Plantain Chips

If you had the opportunity to join us at HFA’s Symposium 2014 in Tampa Florida, we hope you stopped by the FitFactor Wellness Lounge to say hello and take advantage of the opportunities to learn more about a variety of wellness practices.  One of the features at the Wellness Lounge was a healthy cooking demonstration given […]

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Holiday Makeovers with MyPlate

It is important to try not to let holiday meals sabotage the healthy eating habits you have formed, but with so many delicious and tempting options, it is hard to decide what is best.  Let FitFactor and the USDA help!  Check out our many healthy recipes on the FitFactor recipe page and then head over to a new blog from the USDA, “Makeover […]

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Healthy Holiday Side Dishes

The Thanksgiving meal is the perfect time to bring all the goodness of natural food, fresh from the harvest right to your table.  Choose a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables and roast or steam them for a healthier version and to preserve their natural flavors. Preparing your own food(as opposed to prepackaged, or processed foods) and being […]

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Warm & Flavorful Tortilla Soup

Try a warm and flavorful tortilla soup. Only takes 30 minutes to prep and cook. Ingredients include: olive oil, green peppers, garlic, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, avocado, tortilla chips, feta or shredded Monterrey Jack cheese, and a few other keys ingredients.

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