Conquering Sugar Cravings

By Nia Saldana Did you know that sugar and processed foods are as addictive as heroin and cocaine? It’s no wonder so many people are addicted to sugar. “Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth,” says Christine Gerbstadt, MD, RD, a dietitian and American Dietetic Association (ADA) spokeswoman. She has also said that […]

Seitan Tacos El Diablo

with Kiwi Salsa and Lime Crema By Hello Fresh Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 650 Calories Ingredients: Red Onion- 2 Poblano Pepper- 2 Roma Tomato- 2 Kiwis- 4 Cilantro- 1/2 oz Limes- 2 Chorizo Seitan- 16 oz Sour Cream- 8 tbsp Flour Tortillas- 12 1  PREP.    Wash and dry all produce. Halve, peel, […]

The Traceys

By Anthony Saude Jim and Kristin Tracey of Eastvale have adopted, Kaden, a 10-year-old boy from the foster care system. They are in the process of adopting 2 others children, a girl and a boy. None of them are infants so they come with problems from the lives that they have led so far. What […]

I Want To Be In Love

By Anthony Saude Feeling mesmerized, thinking about someone without trying.  Can’t get her off of my mind, her eyes, her touch, the way her smile lights up a room.  She makes my heart expand, it grows and wants to  be filled with the feelings that that everybody tells me about love. It always seems just […]

How to Build a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

By Realsimple.com No one ever said Thanksgiving dinner was healthy. But there are certain tricks to make it a little healthier—and to avoid riding out an uncomfortable food coma on the couch for the rest of the night. Whether you’re doling out your own portions, or you’re at the mercy of Aunt Ida passing out plates […]

“Little Ears” Pasta

with Sausage, Baby Broccoli, and Pesto   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 25 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 900 Calories Ingredients:   Baby Broccoli- 12 oz. Sweet Italian Pork Sausage- 18 oz. Orecchiette Pasta- 12 oz Chili Flakes- 1 tsp Pesto- 4 oz Parmesan Cheese- ½ cup   1  PREP.    Wash and dry all produce. […]

Clark’s “Live Better” Health Tip: Step Right Up!

By C Doussett MPH, RDN   Good news for anyone currently writing or planning on writing a diet book. There is enough consumer confusion and low-powered studies on so many aspects of diet and nutrition, that a well-thought out title and one celebrity endorsement is all you need. Is that to say that diet books […]

Lost Love

By Michael Armijo I stood there in the courtyard, I waited.  Her little eyes, her bright smile, her warm hugs, I was waiting for them all.  It would be just a few minutes before that bell would ring, it would be just a few minutes before my little love of life would run out smiling, […]

Amazing Apricot Chicken

with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 35 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 500 Calories Ingredients: Fingerling Potatoes- 24 oz Green Beans- 12 oz Shallot- 1 Chicken Breasts- 24 oz Thyme- 1/4 oz Balsamic Vinegar- 4 tbsp Apricot Jam- 1 oz Chicken Stock Concentrates- 2   1  PREHEAT OVEN AND […]

How Smart Home Technology Can Help You Eliminate Stress

By StatePoint Many parents have worries around the back-to-school season, especially if kids will be alone for a portion of the afternoon or in the morning before catching the bus. What if you could keep a better eye on things when you’re not physically there? Here are some ways to use smart home technology to […]

Win the Battle Against Back-to-School Germs

By StatePoint Did you know that, on average, elementary school children get eight to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This school year, follow some healthy habits to avoid the back-to-school plague. First, wash hands and other items that you touch, like […]

Back-to-School Tips to Help Reduce Stress

By StatePoint School can be a stressful place, from finding a seat at lunch to making new friends, but don’t let supplies be one of those stressors. Make life just a bit easier with the right supplies, so students have more time to focus on the important things. To help reduce stress, consider the following […]

Shopping Local Can Benefit You and Your Community

By StatePoint If you have home improvement plans, it’s important to consider where you will be doing your shopping. For many people, the first stores to come to mind are big box retailers because of the widespread assumption that chains can offer better selection and better prices. Keep in mind, though, that when it comes […]

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

with Ground Beef, Quinoa and Monterey Jack Cheese   By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 710 Calories Ingredients:   Chicken Stock Concentrate- 2 Yellow Onion- 2 Scallions- 4 Lime- 2 Quinoa- 1 Cup Ground Beef- 16 oz Southwest Spice Blend- 2 tsp Red Bell Pepper- 2 Yellow Bell Pepper- 2 […]

Patients, Doctors and Researchers Embracing New Plan to Deal with COPD

By StatePoint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung disease that afflicts millions of Americans, haunts families, and frustrates doctors and researchers, is now the third leading cause of death in the US, behind heart disease and cancer, costing Americans more than $32 billion a year. For those living with or affected by the disease, […]

Updates to Transform Your New House into Your Dream Home

By StatePoint Congratulations, you’ve purchased a home! Now what? You’ve saved a million ideas on Pinterest and you’re ready to start making improvements. But how do you prioritize to make the most of your money? Consider these simple upgrades to transform your new house into your dream home. 1. Update Lighting Cost: $10 (box of […]

Adding A Family Member To Your Home

By Jennifer Williams, 2nd Chances Rescue Norco So you’re thinking about adding a new family member to your home? One with four legs and fur?? Let’s talk about the things that you should be considering: How much free time do I have to spend with my new friend? Do I care if my favorite pair […]

Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life

By StatePoint When constantly struggling to juggle the unending daily responsibilities of both work and family life, trying to squeeze in time to exercise can be a daunting task. Throughout the day, you may be faced with the difficult choice: to move or not to move. Luckily, there are many simple changes you can incorporate […]

Chicken Recipe

By Hello Fresh   Cooking Time:  30 mins Servings: 4 Nutrition: 540 Calories Ingredients: 24 Oz. Yukon Gold Potatoes 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese 2 Tsp. Garlic Powder 24 Oz. Chicken Breasts 6 Tbsp Sour Cream 1 Lemon 10 Oz. Baby Spinach   Preparation: Prep and roast potatoes. Wash and dry all […]

Lean Mean Chicken And Greens

with Rosemary Potatoes and Gremolata   By HelloFresh Cooking Time: 30 min. Servings: 2 Nutrition: Calories: 659 Ingredients: Lemon- 1 Garlic- 2 Cloves Shallot- 1 Rosemary- ¼ oz. Parsley- ¼ oz. Yukon Gold Potatoes- 12 oz. Chicken Breasts- 12 oz. Arugula- 4 oz. Dried Cranberries- 1 oz. Walnuts- 1 oz. Preparation: Prep and Boil potatoes. […]