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Casey Collins

What is the Holiday Challenge? Many Americans gain between 1 and 5 pounds each holiday season. While it may not sound like much, most people never manage to lose these extra pounds. Rather than focusing on trying to lose weight, this FREE seven-week program provides you with strategies and resources to help maintain your weight throughout the… Continue reading »

In late 2019, a colleague introduced me to the Barre form of physical exercise. I was skeptical that this type of exercise class would be a good fit for me because of its incorporation of movements derived from ballet. Then in early 2020, a friend asked me to join her for a class at a… Continue reading »

This recipe was inspired by a Home Chef meal my brother gifted me in exchange for dog sitting. It was so simple to make and delicious, that I knew I had to recreate this recipe. This meal comes together quickly in one pot if you have cooked grains like brown rice or quinoa already on… Continue reading »

My close friends and colleagues are probably tired of me plugging public libraries or library resources whenever I get a chance but libraries are wonderful and needed community hubs! I blame it on the fact that my mom worked as a librarian intermittently over the years and currently, my dad serves on the library board… Continue reading »

Batch cooking is an excellent way to have “plannedovers”–planned leftovers–that can be adapted to different dishes throughout the week. I specifically like to batch cook grains, legumes, and animal proteins. My family regularly eats salmon. To save money I will buy a bag of frozen fillets especially when they go on sale. One of my… Continue reading »

Today is National Smoothie Day! Smoothies may not immediately come to mind when you think of summer drinks, but they are cool and refreshing as well as being a great way to squeeze in extra servings of fruit and vegetables. Fruit contains vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes that will help refresh and energize you. Next time… Continue reading »

Overnight oats have gotten a lot of hype in recent years and there is no denying their meal prep-ability. Personally, I prefer granola and fruit with Greek yogurt. Though I find store-bought granola to be rather expensive per serving and it can be nutritionally similar to a candy bar. Homemade granola is tastier, healthier, and… Continue reading »

The “Sunday Scaries” is the anxiety or dread that you may have encountered on a Sunday in anticipation of the upcoming workweek. At some point on Sunday–typically late in the afternoon–you begin to feel as if your weekend is slipping away and the time before you have to be back at your desk is quickening. … Continue reading »

This Sunday, March 13th is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and it will end on Sunday, November 6th. In the Spring, clocks will be moved ahead one hour and moved back one hour in the Fall. According to the CDC, this time shift can take about one week for our bodies to adjust to… Continue reading »

February is American Heart Month and National Canned Food Month. Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death among Americans. Diet is one of the best ways to prevent and treat chronic diseases. It is important that we include fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in our daily eating. Eating canned fruits… Continue reading »