snacks

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Cream Filled Cookie Sandwiches

    “Spring Ahead, Fall Behind”—that’s the old saying to help us remember what to do with our clocks on Daylight Savings. Although Daylight Savings gave us an extra hour yesterday, it had its negative side, too, such as it now gets dark sooner and the cold winter air starts to settle in. If you’re not quite ready to build a fire...
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  9. Frankenstein Brownies!

                 Fun and easy Halloween treats! When it comes to Halloween, there are many different monsters that come to mind—ghosts, witches, vampires, zombies…but the one that seems to stick out the most in my mind is Frankenstein. So for this special treat, we’ll use Rainy Day Foods Brownie Mix to make brownies and dress them up with frosting to...
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  10. Halloween Dirt Cups

    HAPPY OCTOBER!! October is one of my favorite months! It’s filled with all the beauty that fall has to bring! It’s when all the leaves on the trees change color, almost as if they’re giving an encore before they leave for the winter. It’s harvest time—the final pat on the back for all the farmers’ hard work. It’s the month...
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