May 2010
May 28 2010

Has your pet done something unusual?

A kitten crawled into the family washing machine and ended up going through a complete wash cycle (including the spin cycle!)! Kimba is fine (although a bit dizzy!) after treatment. It got us thinking...has your pet ever had something odd like this happen?
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May 28 2010

Christine Avanti's Healthy Memorial Day Tips

Mediterranean grilling for a beach body!!!!

  

Christine Avanti's Healthy Memorial Day Tips

 

1.  Serve homemade chips and salsa instead of greasy potato chips and dip.  Homemade chips and salsa take less than twenty minutes to make and there is almost no chopping involved!

 

Christine’s skinny chips and fire roasted salsa: 106 calories, 2 grams fat, 45 mg sodium

Store bought chips and salsa: 338 calories, 17 grams fat, 406 mg sodium

                                                                                                              

2.  Offer healthy side dishes that cook up easily on the grill, low in calories, low in fat and bursting with flavor!   

 

Christine’s grilled portobello mushroom with thyme, garlic and balsamic marinade side dish: 112 calories 4 grams fat

Conventional potato salad: 328 calories and 20 grams of fat.

 

3.  Marinate with Mediterranean flavors instead of typical sugar loaded BBQ sauces. 

 

Mediterranean chicken kabobs with mint, oregano, and red onion: 178 calories, 6 grams fat recipe available at

Standard BBQ hamburger: 605 calories, 38 grams fat

 

4.  Prepare desserts with fresh fruit and save hundreds of calories.

 

Christine’s grilled fruit kabobs: 134 calories, 0 fat Store bought cheese cake: 257 calories, 18 grams fat

 

Meal totals:

Christine Avanti's Beach Body BBQ:  530 calories, 12 grams of fat

Traditional Backyard BBQ:  1,528 calories, 93 grams of fat

 

Each healthy recipe is available at  (http://www.christineavanti.com/KLOVE-New-You-In-52.php

 

 

 

 

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May 28 2010

Honor our military this Memorial Day!

It's Memorial Day Weekend and, in the midst of BBQ'ing and sleeping in, we pause to remember what the day is all about. We are grateful for the sacrifice of so many for our freedom. Do you have someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice for our country? You can honor them here.
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