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    10 Free Things To Do This Summer

    It’s summer and everyone is ready to get out of the house and have some fun. Today’s post is 10 ways to have a great time without spending a penny, a win win. Story time at Barnes and Noble– Sit and listen to a story this summer. We love to go to Barnes and Noble and listen to stories once a week, and afterward we work on a craft or coloring. It’s totally free, unless Mom or Dad takes a trip to the in store Starbucks. Check out the library – Following up on story time, libraries offer story times, movies, and other great programs or activities during the week.…

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    5 Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

    Looking for healthy lunch options under 400 calories? Here they are!  The calorie counts for these 5 lunches are for specific brands, be sure to look at the packaging for the food you are preparing. Personally, I do not count vegetables, if you want to, add them but the amounts wouldn’t be too much. Some of these ideas work best when you cook ingredients the night before, assemble and are ready to heat for lunch. Stir-fry – 366 Calories Steamed vegetables – Free Trader Joe’s Baked Tofu – 150 Calories 1 Cup Brown Rice – 216 Calories Veggie Burger & Baked Potato – 360 Calories Garden Burger – 100 Calories…

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    How to Easily Add Greens To Your Diet

    Greens are a super food, full of nutrients and fiber. Getting enough greens can be difficult but there are sneaky ways to get them in. Here are a few tips to help you get them into your diet. One way I like to incorporate spinach is with pasta. You can do this by boiling your pasta as directed and, in the last minute, toss two big handfuls of spinach into the boiling water. When you drain the pasta the spinach will be mixed in already. You’ll be surprised how it cooks down. This way you can get two cups of spinach into your meal without really noticing. You can top…

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    Tackle The Junk… Tips From A Reformed “Hoarder”

    I think I spent my childhood and teen years preparing for an audition for the TV show Hoarders… I saved EVERYTHING. Why? I’m not sure, I think I was trying to hold onto things as if I got rid of it it would disappear from my life. Control freak much? One year, there was a tearful garage sale when I discovered that my precious My Little Ponies were on the table for sale. It was not pretty. While I am much better at letting go of my things, it is still a struggle. Can you relate? This past weekend I cleaned my closet. I love clothes, purses, and shoes so…

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    3 Apps You Should Try Today

    Make your phone work for you! Try these three apps to make your life a little easier. Headspace (on-the-go): Clear your head with this app, learn how to meditate with these daily meditation sessions. Carve out 10 minutes of your day for mental peace. I love listening to this on the train. Bonus: It’s also very pretty. Viggle: Earn points and rewards for watching your favorite shows! Charity Miles: I wrote about this awesome app before but it deserves repeating. Get off of the couch, get healthy, and raise money for your favorite charity. Nothing makes you go the extra mile like helping those in need!