LisaN's Blog – May 2008 Archive (7)

13 ways to lower your Monthly grocery Bill

Although I previously blogged about lowering your grocery bills, today’s Thursday Thirteen features some more great tips:

1. Purchase and eat more beans. They are a great source of protein and they taste great.

2. Instead of purchasing 100 calorie packs of snacks, buy a larger…

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Added by LisaN on May 29, 2008 at 9:10am — No Comments

How much Food do you Waste?

Our community’s foundation is predicated upon all of us being aware of the amount and types of foods we consume.

We discuss what we eat, compare and contrast our experiences and issues about diet, fats, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and so much more.

But do we watch what we don’t eat?

The…

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Added by LisaN on May 28, 2008 at 8:38am — No Comments

Grill it, Baby

As summer approaches, if you’re looking for a healthier way to cook your foods,

Then, Grill it, Baby!

Grilling your food is one of the healthiest ways to cook. Unlike some stove top cooking and recipes, grilling is an extremely healthy alterative.

Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind while grilling your food:

1. Keep the grilled meat to…

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Added by LisaN on May 27, 2008 at 9:45am — No Comments

Nuke your Vegetables

Photo courtesy of Daquella manera

Did you know that microwaving your vegetables saves 90% of their Vitamin C?

Or that steaming or boiling vegetables causes them to lose 22% to 32% of their Vitamin C?

Based on…

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Added by LisaN on May 26, 2008 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Save a life this Holiday Weekend

Photo courtesy of Sister72

For today’s post, I’m focusing the use of, or rather the non-use of seat belts because it our national Memorial Day. I think that it’s very apropos.

A study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

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Added by LisaN on May 23, 2008 at 9:29am — No Comments

Where am I now?

For today’s Wordless Wednesday Walkers, I’d like to share a few pictures from my virtual Walk across the USA.

Over the last three weeks, and using my Walker Tracker steps as a guideline, I’ve walked about 100 miles. Small steps do indeed lead to larger strides. I never imagined that I walked this far. From…

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Added by LisaN on May 14, 2008 at 9:07am — No Comments

Join the 5th Annual Woman Challenge to kick off Women’s Health Week

Join us for the 8-week challenge

starting on Mother's Day, Sunday May 11th

to kick-off National Women's Health Week.

It’s perfect for the Iowa Avenue Walkers, any type of strength training, or whatever form of exercise you do. It also fits into my Iowa Avenue May Challenge.

According to these four major experts, exercise should last for one hour per day:

1.…

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Added by LisaN on May 13, 2008 at 11:28am — No Comments

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