snacks

  1. Switch To Dehydrated Foods To Fight Obesity

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Naim Benjelloun from Pexels American’s are on average getting fatter each year, with nearly 35% of the population now considered obese. Obesity isn’t just about waist size. It is now classed as a chronic disease in the U.S. There can be no doubt that it is crucial that the country tackles this growing epidemic. While...
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  2. Family Night Tradition of Going on a Bear Hunt!

    Contributed by RL That’s what the children love to hear, we’re going on a Bear hunt.  When family gathers, like they do in July, they always want to participate in a Bear hunt.  No not the one where you get a license and drive for a few hours to the best mountain range to find the bears. They have a...
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  3. Trail Mix

    Contributed by Richelle Stocker   1 package of semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (your preference) 1 – 16 oz. package of dry roasted salted peanuts 2 cups Dehydrated Banana Slices 1 – 6 oz. package dried cranberries   Mix together and enjoy!
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  4. Backpacking Meal Planning: Keep It Light and Nutritious

    Contributed by Jennifer Dawson Photo by Tyson Dudley on Unsplash Backpacking is a fun, but strenuous activity, with the average 160-lb. hiker burning approximately 430 calories per hour. Depending on your body type and level of activity, you could potentially burn over two-thousand calories a day. Backpacking requires a lot of energy, and you’ll need to refuel your body with lots...
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  5. Its Starting; Gridiron Time!

    Contributed by RL Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; View of the line of scrimmage with the playoff logo during the first quarter between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports This week we are seeing the start of the college...
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  6. Using Nutritious Whole Foods For Snacking and Eating!

    contributed by RL Bloomington Lake (photo obtained from https://bearlake.org/)   We got a phone call the other day from my brother-in-law informing us that he was going to come and visit. Not too unusual except he was going to backpack over the mountain for the visit. He is into hiking, camping and biking and Bear Lake (https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bear-lake) is one of...
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  7. The Power of Popcorn

    Contributed by Rick Lamm A few weeks ago we had our grandchildren visiting for a couple of days, with out their parents! This is a time for us to visit and bond with the children as they do not live close and visiting is not a daily or weekly event. This group of 5 grandchild range in ages from 8...
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  8. Celebrate with Carrot Cake

    June already? Wow! Time sure flies by when you’re havin’ fun! May was a full month of celebration for our family! Between the special occasions (including our youngest sister receiving some awards in school, our youngest brother getting engaged, and the arrival of our newest nephew!!), the holidays, and the birthdays, we have had lots of opportunities to bring out...
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  9. Sugar Surprise Cookies

    I don’t know very many women who don’t love a good surprise! For mother’s day yesterday, it was the perfect opportunity to surprise both of our mothers with this very sweet treat that sure brought a smile to their faces. These Sugar Surprise Cookies are just that—sugar cookies with a hidden brownie inside!! Mouth-watering, ooey-gooey, and very rich, these cookies...
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  10. Almonds

    Delicious almonds! TODAY IS ALMOND DAY!! Have you had your helping of almonds today?? If not, here’s why you should have a good helping of almonds every day! All the vitamins and minerals found in almonds are very beneficial to one’s body, mind, and weight. Eating just 23 raw almonds each day can make a significant improvement in one’s...
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