Fit Factor: Spice-Up Your Holiday Dessert Menu

December 19, 2017

Looking for a new healthy holiday dessert? This Applesauce Spice Cake has a delicious, spicy aroma and taste. It has less sugar and fat, and more fiber than most desserts. Treat it like a coffee cake to be served for brunch or for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dab of […]

Infusing Love: Her Own Protector

August 19, 2015

The first few years after Scarlett got diagnosed with a Platelet Storage Pool Disorder (PSPD), I was sure she was never going to live a normal life. Being told your 2-year-old has a life threatening condition and that you would have to keep her safe and free from injuries, proved to be harder than I […]

Healthful Holiday Recipes

December 8, 2014

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.  […]

Healthy Back To School Snacks

September 5, 2014

[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 […]

Symposium 2013 Gets Kids Cooking Healthy

May 9, 2013

HFA’s Symposium provides an opportunity for children with bleeding disorders and their siblings to come together for fun and play.  There is also opportunity for the FitFactor team to provide education and fun regarding healthy eating and physical activity.  At this year’s Symposium each family of a 5-12 year old was given a complimentary copy […]

Holiday Sweet Potato Recipe (Vegan)

March 29, 2013

Holiday meals make it easy to get side tracked from healthy eating.  Sweet potatos are an inexpensive and healthy addtition to any holiday meal.  They are a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Manganese. Here is a simple but elegant sweet potato side dish that is […]

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