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Melinda Hinson
Early in my career, I worked in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) marketing. A “classically trained marketer” was the term to describe these brand or product managers. Though times have changed considerably since those days, this business structure put the customer at the center of all decisions. As a product’s general manager, we viewed all engineering,...
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Roasted cauliflower is another crowd pleaser that’s simple to make and healthy, too. When I roast cauliflower for Luke, my son, he is so excited and fights for leftovers (I’m a fierce competitor). Ingredients Cauliflower head, chopped into bite-sized pieces Olive oil Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Place chopped cauliflower in a baking dish. Pour...
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This is another easy-to-pull together meal that tastes great and is super healthy, too. You can also whip this up with whatever you have in your cupboard and/or alter to include what you  like. The secret ingredient that pulls it all together is the avocado cream. It even tastes good by itself and pulls all the...
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When others ask me what my specialty is, I generally tell them “making healthy food taste great.” Nothing could be more true than with vegetables. I was determined years ago that my child would eat his veggies, and sure enough, he does today. Some creations took more trial and error than others, but my version...
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I love making this meal when I’m in a meatless mood and am low are supplies in the cupboard. And there are very few occasions when I’m not in the mood for Brussels sprouts. This dish is simple to make and tastes a lot richer than it actually is. Ingredients 2-3 cups cooked pasta (Preferably penne or orecchiette)...
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I have been a big fan of Brussels sprouts for a long time, so it is with great pleasure to welcome this veggie’s newfound popularity. Also with great pride, at a recent dinner gathering with my gym friends, someone halted the chatter to ask, “Who made the Brussels sprouts? This is the first time in my life...
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Welcome to final week of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. What To Eat for Dinner When making a healthy dinner choice, it is always great to keep two things in mind: portion size and color. These two things will promote health in the best possibly way! Follows is...
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Welcome to Week 9 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. On average, men and women need between 400-600 calories for lunch as fuel to sustain a hectic working day. Skipping this meal may leave you lacking energy and the ability to concentrate. On the other hand, if...
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Welcome to Week 8 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Though eating 5-6 meals a day may not save you calories (versus eating 3), but snacking or smaller meals is beneficial for other reasons. The reasons you should snack Increase intake of vitamins and minerals. Choosing healthy snack options...
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Welcome to Week 7 of the ten-week New Year Health Challenge, courtesy of Christine Kling of Body Basics LLC in Boise ID. Meditation is the act of contemplating or reflecting, a continued or extended thought and/or devout spiritual introspection. This is actually something you do on a daily basis whether you’re in the car driving home or lying in...
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