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8 Ways to Cope with Winter blues

Do the chilly, gloomy days of winter make you want to curl up under the covers and stay there until the sun shines again? You’re not alone. During our dark and rainy Pacific Northwest winters, we get less of the mood-boosting help of sunlight, which may set the stage for the winter blues. What can […]

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Take Time for Self Care

Self care is not selfish or self indulgent. It is taking care of yourself so you can be healthy, well, do your job, accomplish what you want to do, and take care of others. Consider these tips when evaluating your self care strategies. Keep to a routine Sleep: A regular bedtime and wake time that […]

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Falling for Seasonal Foods

As summer is starting to wind down, the availability of fresh, local, and seasonal produce is not. The upcoming fall months bring more than just cold weather and the change of the leaves, they also bring a variety of nutritious produce with them. It is no secret that we have access to strawberries all year […]

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Build the Perfect Salad

The USDA dietary guidelines recommend 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day for adults. With warm weather and in-season produce now is a great time to make salads part of your meal plan. Salads can be a meal starter, side dish or main entrée. See below for suggestions on how to build the perfect […]

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The Word on Herbs

If you find yourself reaching for the salt shaker because your meal is lacking flavor, it is time to spice up your life! Herbs and spices are a great way to intensify and add flavor to home-cooked meals without the additional fat, salt, or sugar. Not only do you get the benefit of utilizing less […]

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