July 2014

Found 8 blog entries for July 2014.


Many people are making the change
from consuming sugary cereals or fatty fried breakfasts
to eating a portion of muesli in the mornings.
This is no surprise, as muesli is often specifically marketed
to the health-conscious crowd.

However, you may be dismayed to learn that the type of muesli
that you can find in most stores is actually quite bad for your body
if you are trying to shed fat or maintain a healthy weight.

There are some muesli mixes which can have up to 500 calories per serving,
can have a high fat content and can contain an unacceptable amount of added sugar.

If you hate the idea of giving up muesli but are committed to eating healthily,
the best thing that you can do is make your own muesli.

All you need to

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2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tablespoons wheat germ
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar

2 cups whole-milk Greek or homemade yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fruit preserves, such as plum or strawberry

1) To make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place flours, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon in food processor bowl.
Process to combine.
Add butter and sugar; process until dough holds together.
Press crust mixture into bottom and up

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Apricot & Cashew Energy Bars

Prep time 10 mins

Serves: 8
1 cup dried Turkish apricots
1/2 cup raw cashews
3/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Line and 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap, and set aside.

Pulse cashews in food processor until crumbly, place in a separate bowl.

Pulse apricots in food processor until finely chopped.
Add all other ingredients to the apricot mixture and process until well combined.

Add the chopped cashews to the mixture and pulse until combined.

Firmly press the apricot mixture into the baking pan,
using the flat surface of a

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Healthy Makeover: Tuna Salad
One popular sandwich-shop version has more than a third of your daily fat quota
— 24 grams, 4 of which are saturated — in a mere 1/3 cup.
This serving of a healthy tuna salad is almost double the size,
with a fat tally that's 18 grams slimmer.
2 can(s) (5 ounces each) chunk light tuna in water, drained
2 medium stalks celery, chopped
1 medium carrot, shredded, about 1/2 cup
1/2 medium (4- to 6-ounce) red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup(s) light mayonnaise
3 tablespoon(s) nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon(s) fresh lemon juice

In medium bowl, combine
tuna, celery, carrot, red pepper, mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon juice,
and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

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You can put sliced banana in a food dehydrator or opt to bake banana slices in the oven.

Preheat the oven to 175-200ºF/80-95ºC.
The low temperature allows a dehydrating effect as opposed to a real baking effect.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or a silicone sheet.
Remove the banana peel.

Slice the bananas into thin slices.
Make sure they're all fairly much the same slice width, to ensure even cooking.

Arrange the slices across the baking sheet in a single layer
and do not allow the slices to touch.

Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice over the top of all the banana slices.
This helps to hold back natural blackening and adds a slight tang.

Place the sheet in the oven.

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Nordic walking is guaranteed to give you a great – and easy – workout
suitable for anyone from conditioned athlete to someone who only walks to the couch.
Often called urban poling,
Nordic walking was developed in Europe as a method of off-season training for skiers.

It works your entire body,
combining the simplicity and accessibility of walking
with the many fitness benefits of cross-country skiing
by using poles to propel your body forward.
It will cause you to burn more calories
and enhance the body’s natural fat burning capabilities.
Nordic pole walking is very inclusive
it gives you more than 1800 abdominal contractions per mile
and according to Leki, the world's No. 1 pole manufacturer
it increases your
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Forward movement is made with small accomplishments


Starting today,
Needing the opinions and approval of others to make your decisions.

Parents are charged with knowing what is best for their chidden
but all good parents will admit to the angst they suffer
trying to figure out what is best because nobody can know what is best for anyone.
Only you know your heart song, what inspires you what it is you need to feel purposeful.
Only you and know you.
Only you know how you are affected by your experiences
Even when people are at their most helpful they cannot know what is best for you.
You have to do exactly what’s best for you and your life,
Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind do not matter and
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People can now use a footbridge to cross the North Saskatchewan River
from Wolf Willow Ridge subdivision / Patricia heights ravines
to Fort Edmonton Park
Field to Table: a Horticultural Extravaganza
Want to learn about grain threshing, wool dyeing, wheat weaving,
pickling and preserving, bannock-making, crafting, corn husk dolls and more.
Then Fort Edmonton will be the place to go.
Billed as "a celebration of harvest throughout the eras,"
Field to Table will give Edmontonians a chance to connect
with our founding mothers, and fathers
and learn how smart creative and hard working they were.
We have a lot to be grateful for having fresh clean water by just turning on a faucet
built by someone else, coming through pipes laid by someone
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