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There are so many holidays where kids get too much candy!  My kids still have candy left from Valentine’s Day!  With Easter just around the corner, here are some alternatives to candy-filled Easter Eggs and other healthier Easter options. Keep Reading


The Best Core Exercises

by CB Blog Team on February 19, 2014

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You know core exercises are good for you, but do you include core exercises in your fitness routine? Core exercises are an important, often neglected, part of a well-rounded fitness program. It pays to get your core muscles in better shape, read on to find out why. Keep Reading


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Making New Year’s Resolution to improve your family’s health may be one of the most important things that you do for your family.  The New Year is a great time to get started making healthy resolutions, resolutions that will ultimately result in a healthier family. Keep Reading


Cooking With Kids

by CB Blog Team on August 1, 2013

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Spend more quality time with your kids, while teaching them valuable food preparation skills!  It is never too early to start giving young kids simple tasks in the kitchen.  Older children can learn how to prepare an entire dinner for the family by themselves.  Your kids will love spending time with you in the kitchen and they will feel a great sense of accomplishment learning new skills! Keep Reading


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Do your kids love Chinese food?  Are you too intimidated to cook these dishes so you and your family are forced to eat out every time you want Chinese food?  Instead of heading out to a restaurant for your families favorite dishes, try making them at home!  Want the secret ingredients for P. F. Chang’s delicious lettuce wraps or Panda Express’ tasty orange chicken?  Read on to learn how copy these family favorites and more! Keep Reading


Spiked Eggnog

by CB Blog Team on December 7, 2012

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‘Tis the season for eggnog…however, the drink is definitely an acquired taste. When I was young, I despised it, but now I enjoy its frothy dense texture with a little bit of cinnamon [ I especially like it when it's spiked! ]. This particular batch was an experiment for my girlfriend’s upcoming Christmas party. It beat out all of the other spiked drinks I tasted-tested by a long shot. Keep Reading


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Detox seems to be one of the most popular ways to lose weight recently. There seems to be endless ways to detox, but how do you know what way is right for you?
Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxins from your body. There are multiple ways that this can be done – with herbs, changing your diet, juice cleanses and supplements.  No matter which method you decide to do, one of the most important factors to a successful detox is patience. As with anything else in life, it is a process, not something that will make a difference overnight.

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This non-alcoholic morning ‘mocktail’ is by far one of my favorite diet tips. Keep Reading


The kids will be home from school for a few more days this week and that means planning more meals at home.  Try some classic kid favorites using healthier ingredients that you can prepare at home.  Learn how to make chicken strips your kids will love so much they won’t miss the nuggets and pair it with baked French fries.  Plus, you won’t want to miss this easy and delicious three ingredient recipe that will quickly become a family favorite! Keep Reading


Make Your Own Pizza at Home

by CB Blog Team on November 13, 2012

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Kids LOVE pizza and many families order pizza at least once a week and some are eating pizza up to three times in a week!  This week, skip the carry out and try making pizza at home.  You can use healthier ingredients and greatly reduce the amount of fat and calories while increasing the nutritional value by making your pizza at home versus the frozen or take out/delivery options.  Make smaller personal size pizzas.  Your kids will love to make their own pizza and top them with fresh and healthy ingredients they get to choose themselves! Keep Reading