Nov 15 2010

Make a Difference Monday!

It's another Make a Difference Monday! What have you been up to this week? How have you made a difference? Has someone done something kind for you? Share your story here!

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Nov 12 2010

Tips to winterize your home and save money this winter

There are some simple, inexpensive ways that you can get your home ready for winter and save money on your utility bills this winter. Some suggestions, check for a draft in your doors and windows, get your heating system serviced, get a programmable thermostat and wrap a blanket around your hot water tank. Got any other tips that have worked for you? Feel free to share them here! 

Read the whole article here: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/moreformyfamily/how-to-winterize-your-home-and-save-some-cash-in-the-process-2406596/

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Nov 12 2010

Christine Avanti's tips for preparing Thanksgiving dinner

Haute and Healthy Thanksgiving

Food for Thought

 

Thanksgiving is a time of appreciation, family, football and delicious comfort food.  Each year we embrace this holiday with excitement, joy and a wee bit of anxiety about overeating.  However, there are ways to escape feeling like a butterball come black Friday! 

 

Did you know that a cook can nibble up to 768 calories preparing Thanksgiving dinner between 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM? Well, we have some haute and healthy tips to help you stay fit and happy on Thanksgiving and the day after: 

 

Solution #1) Use a ridiculously small tasting spoon- such as a mini teaspoon for tasting your recipes as you cook.  Keep this mini teaspoon with you throughout the day and avoid using those extra large wooden spoons for taste testing.  While you are at it, enlist family members to taste your delectable creations and share culinary joys before the big meal.

 

 Solution #2) Don’t sample a handful of dried raisins just because you plan to add them to your stuffing recipe- trust that the folks at Sunmaid know what they are doing for 98 years!  Thus, no need to gobble down a 30 calorie taste!

 

Solution #3) Drink water as you cook instead of wine or the fruit juice you were planning to add to a recipe. 

 

 

Typical homemade butter nut squash soup recipe: 

397 Calories 33 grams of fat

 

Christine’s butternut squash soup: 

190 Calories, 6 grams fat, 6 grams protein 30 grams of carbs.  

 

 

Get the recipe here: http://www.christineavanti.com/KLOVE-New-You-In-52.php

 

Did you miss Christine's tips this week? Listen now: segment 1 and segment 2

 

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