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Kristie Hicks

Have you ever dealt with saying something like, “Ok, tomorrow I am going to start eating healthier” or “Next week I’m going to go to the gym and start getting in shape” and a month later… nothing has changed? Setting a SMART goal is a very effective way to not only say you’re going to… Continue reading »

What are you thankful for today? What have you accomplished, overcome or experienced this year that has really put a smile on your face? Thanksgiving Day is always a fun time for me to hang out with my family, eat a delicious meal and on occasion, prepare my shopping list for Black Friday and/or Cyber… Continue reading »

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable – It can be steamed, sautéed, mashed, riced or roasted as seen in this simple and delicious Roasted Cauliflower recipe! With only six ingredients (which are already stocked in most pantries), this dish can be easily prepared and serves as a great addition to any workplace potluck or holiday… Continue reading »

Preparing healthier versions of classic dishes during the holidays may sound daunting, but it can certainly be done with minimal effort! Simply plan to opt for one or two lighter ingredients before you go grocery shopping – most likely, your guests won’t notice the difference. Try these simple swaps when preparing your holiday favorites. Reduce… Continue reading »

One can expect to encounter busy roads, airports and train stations when traveling during the holidays. In fact, the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest travel time of the year. I don’t like to travel much during the holiday season, but here are some of my best tips for having a healthy trip no matter the… Continue reading »

Have you ever considered making pancakes with some of those ripe bananas at home? This Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe is a simple and tasty alternative to traditional pancakes and comes from the Med Instead of Meds website. Try this amazing breakfast dish with your favorite fruit, peanut butter or chopped nuts on top! Serves 2… Continue reading »

There is nothing wrong with a midday snack, but if you need one, choose wisely. Your snack should be filling, low in sugar, and keep you energized. Consider the following snack ideas, which are items that can be easily stored in your lunchbox, desk drawer at work or in your car for the ride home:… Continue reading »

  Sometimes I struggle to consume enough water each day, even though I know there are many health benefits of staying hydrated. If you need some creative ways to stay hydrated this fall, try these tips!   Make water your preferred your beverage throughout the day and make other beverages (soda, fruit drinks, etc.) something… Continue reading »

Fall is here, and it’s time for cute family pictures, sweaters, apple cider, and pumpkin-flavored…everything! The pumpkin patch is such an enjoyable fall attraction for kids and adults of all ages, and a great way to be active as a family. Pumpkin patches may have any number of activities so use that as an opportunity… Continue reading »

Fall is here, and it is such a beautiful time of year! The leaves start to fall, the pumpkins come out and the weather becomes much cooler. Can you think of a more perfect time to get outside and be active? Several indoor and outdoor activities exist that are great for cooler weather, so don’t… Continue reading »