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Happy National potato Chip Day | 3 Healthy and Fun Alternatives

Hey sis! I hope that your weight loss journey is going well queen! As we all know, when you are dieting, there are so many restrictions put on the types of food that you can eat, and how much you can eat. You're likely to see the list of food you can eat to dwindle down to very few, and almost zero of your favorites are going to make the cut. Not to worry though! There are many fun ways that you can substitute some of your favorite snacks for a diet friendly version. So in honor of national potato chip day, I thought I would give you some healthier options  to eat instead of potato chips, that taste good too! Kale Chips I’ve been a fan...

Nutrition and HIV/AIDS | Fighting Back

Hello my lovely BGH sisters! I hope that all is well in your lives, and you're pursuing your dreams even in the wake of failure. When I talk of pursuing your dreams I mean that to be anything you fancy, however I hope that we have one dream in common, which is to live healthy and full lives. When you have an HIV diagnosis (especially a recent one), that may seem only like a dream, but with the knowledge and medicinal advances we have today, you can live a fulfilling life with HIV/AIDS. While there are multiple things that you can do to increase your longevity living with the infection, like making sure you're taking your medication appropriately, exercising regularly, and giving up poor habits...

Cucumber Salad with Dill and Lemon Dressing

This is the perfect quick and light salad for the summer and a great dish to take to a cookout.  ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 1 English cucumber (sliced) 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil or grapeseed oil 1 Tablespoon fresh dill (chopped) 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1-2 teaspoons of cane sugar of agave nectar Sea salt and pepper (to taste) DIRECTIONS: In a medium bowl, toss together cucumber, oil, vinegar, dill, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper. Let chill for 10-15minutes. Cook notes: This salad is great with grilled chicken or fish. Add more sugar if you want it sweeter and more vinegar and lemon juice if you want it tangier. Double or triple recipe if making for a cookout. #WhatsCookinKJ...

Avocado Chocolate Pudding


No more feeling guilty about eating that chocolate pudding, this recipe is a healthy way to use avocados. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 3 large avocados, (soft and ripe) 1/4 cup cacao powder 5 to 6 Tablespoons coconut milk 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Teaspoons coconut oil 2 to 3 Tablespoons agave nectar or raw honey (to taste) DIRECTIONS: Combine avocados, cacao powder, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, agave nectar or honey in a blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. COOK’S NOTE: You can use almond milk or whole milk instead of coconut milk. You can also add a pinch of sea salt. #WhatscookingKJ...

3 Quick Ways to Down Your Fruits And Veggies

Fruits and vegetables. Can’t live with them, seemingly. And can’t live without them, literally. These food groups become essential for getting in your fiber and avoiding those uncomfortable, plaguing conditions, like constipation. Plus, these foods are typically made of a lot of water. That means lower numbers when you step on the scale because you get full faster without all the calories. And don't forget the lower risk of cancer and other diseases when we regularly get the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Try these three quick ways to make it easier to get your daily dose in. Use it to keep yourself healthy or even for your kids' meal planning. 1.    Make it a mandatory part of one of your meals. I brown bag it for lunch and...