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Madi Johnson

What to Make With Canned Beans

As we are all practicing social distancing and stocking our pantries with nonperishables to avoid COVID-19, you might be wondering what to do with all those cans of beans you stocked up on. Pandemic or not, beans are great pantry staple and can be used in a variety of meals. I always have a variety… Continue reading »

“The program was an awesome experience”

Below is a testimonial from recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant: “The Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less online webinar was an excellent program that enabled me to understand the reason for gaining weight and how to control the weight. The program taught me that being healthy is to be smart about grocery… Continue reading »

Best Blogs of 2019

Happy New Year! A new year means new blogs. But before we get started on our 2020 blogs, we want to take a look back at our most popular blogs from the last year. Based on your views, we present the 10 most popular blogs of 2019 below. Most Popular Blogs of 2019 10.Slow Cooker… Continue reading »

Travel Hack: Healthy Oatmeal on the Go

Eating healthy while traveling can be tough. Whether it’s for one night or one week, being away from home can mean more eating out at restaurants – sometimes for every meal! To eliminate eating out for every meal, I have started bringing my own breakfast every time we travel. It has been a simple change… Continue reading »

Quick Weeknight Meal: Korean Turkey Lettuce Wraps

My criteria for a weeknight meal: Quick. Easy. Healthy. How can I get a plate on the table in a short amount of time, cook while keeping an eye on my busy infant, and make sure it’s a dish I feel good about eating? I have a few recipes that fit the criteria and that… Continue reading »

Healthy and Easy Meal Prep: Greek Bowls

An easy dinner to throw together on a busy weeknight? AND one that serves as a great lunch the next day? These Greek Bowls are just that. They can be made in advance to meal prep for that week’s lunches but they can also be put together quickly for a last-minute dinner (and if there… Continue reading »

Mindful Eating Tip – Eat One At a Time

Mindful eating is an evidence-based strategy to maintain or lose weight, as eating mindfully helps us pay attention to what and how much we are eating. Mindful eating strategies include paying attention to our hunger levels (as the Grinch would say, “am I eating because I’m bored?”), eating slowly with awareness of each bite, and… Continue reading »

How to Exercise When It Gets Darker Earlier (and colder!)

The winter season brings shorter days and colder temperatures. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active! Plan ahead, consider alternative exercises, and be prepared to readjust your workout routine as we move into the winter season. The simplest adjustment I have made that has kept me active during the shorter days is the purchase… Continue reading »

The 2018 Holiday Challenge Taste Test

The annual (and free) Eat Smart, Move More, maintain don’t gain Holiday Challenge consists of many resources for participants, including healthy holiday recipes. And someone has to TASTE those recipes to make sure they are actually delicious and easy (and healthy)! Each year we hold a Taste Test to determine which recipes will be included in… Continue reading »

“The class has made a great impact on my life” – Kimyetta

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, Kimyetta, as she completed the program:   “When I first started the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program, weighing in at 220 lbs, I was unhealthy, eating unhealthy and not much energy to complete my day. When my job sent… Continue reading »