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Individual Banana Split Sundaes

During the summer, ice cream is a staple in our house. Honestly it's a staple all year round, but we eat a lot of ice cream during the summer especially. It's the perfect dessert after any meal, and it's just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Even though my family has dessert each night, I do try to make it somewhat healthy. We all have cravings now and then, but I definitely don't want us to get too much sugar. These Individual Banana Split Sundaes are a great way for the kids to have a well-balanced sweet treat. The secret is to load up on the fruit! 

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Q&A: Learn All About Michigan Apples

Apple season is officially here! We sat down with Diane Smith, Executive Director for the Michigan Apple Committee to learn more about what the committee does, how to pick the perfect apple, fun recipes ideas and much, much more! After the Q&A, don’t forget to enter win a gift basket FULL of apple items, including a T-shirt, apron, oven mitt, candle and more!

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10 Frozen Fruits and Veggies to Always Have On Hand

Trying to feed our families healthy foods can seem extra challenging when time and money is limited. Keeping a supply of frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer can help you get those extra nutrients in your menu and also save you time because they are cleaned and prepped ahead of time. You’ll save money when you shop in bulk or catch sales too! Check out a few of my favorite fruits and vegetables that I always have on hand to help with meal prep.

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Fun Snacks for the Summer Games

My two energetic and sports-enthusiastic boys cannot wait for the Rio games to start! Over the next few weeks, I’m going to take advantage of the coverage of these amazing athletes to continue to hit this point home. We’ll also be snacking on some of these fun, healthy snacks as we cheer on U.S.A!

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25 Healthy Salad Recipes for Summer

If you’re craving something light and refreshing to eat this summer, salads are the answer! Besides being able to pack on the produce (upping the nutrition factor and helping you stay hydrated), they’re totally customizable to your favorite ingredients or tastes. We’ve rounded-up 20 Healthy Summer Salads from some of our blogger friends to help you keep things fresh.

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Turning Pokémon Go into a Family Activity

Last week, Pokémon Go was released and it has taken the country by storm. In just a week, it has become the biggest mobile game in US history. In the “gotta catch ‘em all” mindset, people of all ages have been glued to their phones this week, walking around their neighborhood or city, stopping at landmarks known as Pokéstops, and battling each other in gyms.

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How to Make Changes That Last

Changing anything about our behavior is hard. Really hard. Even something simple like switching up where we put our car keys can be rough. So it makes sense that making big changes can feel like monumental tasks. Luckily, there’s been a lot of research on making changes that stick. Here’s what works!

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7 Delicious Ways To Cook Zucchini

You know it’s summer when you start seeing tons of zucchini piled up at the grocery stores and farmers markets. I have a hard time walking by a display of summer squash or zucchini and not grabbing as many as I can to take home. When you really think about it, zucchini is one of those veggies that can truly be added to so many dishes - the ideas are endless! If you have little ones that aren’t so keen on zucchini, don’t give up just yet. There are so many tasty ways to introduce and reintroduce this vegetable to your family, it just takes a little creativity in the kitchen.

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