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Berry Topped Pudding Pie

Alton Brown from the Food Network has an amazing dessert recipe for a Berry Topped Pudding Pie. This pie only has 169 calories per serving with 6.5 grams of fat. That is amazing for a recipe of this caliber. Below is Alton truly delicious recipe. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know if you try it and how you liked it.

 

Ingredients

Canola or corn oil for pie pan
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
1 small package fat-free, sugar-free instant lemon or vanilla pudding mix, prepared with 2 cups cold fat-free milk
12 ounces fresh berries or other fruit, sliced if needed
1/2 cup fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Pour a small amount of oil onto a paper… Continue reading

Heart Healthy Cooking

Diet and exercise are important to a healthy heart. The word diet doesn’t have to mean cutting out foods that you love. It means choosing healthier alternatives and cooking in a healthier way. This can mean baking and grilling versus frying. It can mean incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

One of the toughest parts for most people is cutting out sodas. Even if they drink diet soda’s they still are not good for you. Whether it’s the sugar content or the artificial sweeteners, sodas are one of the toughest items for many people to eliminate.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has put together a great recipe book full of heart healthy recipes. You can find it by clicking here. This 156 page book is full of valuable information for those who want to cook in a healthier way and it’s free online. You… Continue reading

Sleep is Essential to Your Kids Health

Sleep is important to everyone but as a child it is vital. Kids are growing everyday. Sleep for them is an essential part in getting them well prepared for the next day. If a child doesn’t get enough sleep then they next day they are irritable, lethargic and not prepared to learn much at school. Their little minds are like sponges ready to absorb everything around them but just like adults if they don’t have enough rest they aren’t any good.

Ensure that your child is well rested by keeping his or her internal clock is well balanced. Do this by establishing a routine for your child when it comes to sleep. You want to set a bed time for them and stick to it and yes, even on the weekends. Doing so gets their body on a consistent schedule.

We also know that kids minds can often go… Continue reading

Take Care of Your Knees During Cardio Workouts

Our knees are very important to our overall health. Many people don’t ever stop to think about all the support that our knees give our bodies. Not to mention the mobility they give us. It’s one of those parts of the body that we simply don’t think about unless there is a problem.

When doing a cardio workout or any workout in general, you want to make sure that you are taking care of your knees. One wrong move can over exert your knee and the muscles that surround them which can severely affect your life. Here is a quick little video that will give you some great pointers when it comes to knee health and your next cardio workout:

 

 


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Cardio – Good for Your Body

Walking, it’s one of those things we do every day yet never really think about it. However walking along with running has numerous health benefits. Often people attempt to walk with friends or go hiking and can’t keep up. They may even try running a literally tire out before the first quarter-mile. This comes from not being in as good a shape as you need to be.

That is where a good cardio workout comes in handy. Cardio workouts not only tone and help strengthen your body but they also help strengthen your lungs. Endurance when walking or running is important. Cardio workouts can slowly get you to where you can outlast your family and friends on the next hike.

The easiest and cheapest cardio workout is walking. It doesn’t cost a thing to get out and start walking. It gets our hear pumping and your blood circulating while… Continue reading

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