Boost Your Seasonal Immunity Through Nutrition

Heather Bauer is a nationally recognized Registered Dietician and mother of three kids who has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, CBS, The Talk, Access Hollywood Live, and The Tyra Banks Show.

As fall marks the start of cold and flu season, one of the best things you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick is to strengthen your immune system through nutrition. By eating and drinking the right foods, you can turn your immune system into a full-time ninja that will help fight off colds. Here are some of my top tips to boost your immunity through nutrition:

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APPsolute Essentials

With the changing seasons, why not change how you do some things for the better! Here are 3 must-have apps.

Key Ring™

If you live by rewards cards, then you’ll love the simplicity of this app, Key Ring stores all of your rewards information and lets you scan your phone in the store instead of carrying around those worn-out and plastic-peeling cards (yuk) on your key ring. Even if you’re not a rewards junkie, you can at least put your gym membership card on here for easy scanning. Keyringapp.com 

 

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Practical Pumpkin Paradise

Betcha you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the cool things you can do with a Halloween pumpkin other than carving it and looking at it. For instance, how about …

Eating It!

Yep. Make real (and real delicious) pumpkin pie! Steam some peeled, seeded, and sliced pumpkin in a covered vegetable steamer over simmering boiled water for like 20 minutes. Purée it all in a food processor and use this homemade ingredient in your favorite pumpkin pie recipe instead of that generic canned stuff. Mmmm, soooo much better!

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Tricks To Treat Our Environment Better This Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time to indulge in some scary treats and dress up as that awesome character you always wanted to be when you grew up. But it can be a real nightmare for our environment. More than 40 million kids go trick-or-treating each year and this adds up to a scary amount of waste: discarded packaging and store-bought costumes made of non-recyclable plastic and synthetic fibers. Plus, many of the costumes can include polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a soft plastic and known carcinogen that can release harmful toxins.

But, we love Halloween!! So what to do? Make your Halloween GREEN! Here are some ideas on how to do it, easily.

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Crunchy & Delicious Snack for Change of Season!

Made with 100% delicious Washington State red apples, our Original and Cinnamon Apple Chips are very low in sodium and a good source of Vitamin C! Sliced thin and cooked to a golden crisp. With a sweet and satisfying crunch, they're the perfect better-for-you snack when you want to kick back and relax, watch the season change, and Enjoy Being Good™ deliciously!

Healthy Meal Ideas for Back-to-School Success

For many of us the end of summer marks the start of back-to-school season and a return to the daily grind after summer’s slower, easier pace. Staying (and eating) healthy when we’re busy can be challenging, so being prepared is key. With some smart meal planning (and a few healthy ideas for eating out) in your back pocket, you can keep your health on track - even when life picks up the pace.

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Homework Helper

Kids are more successful in school when parents play an active role in their homework. Of course “helping” with homework shouldn't mean doing it! Here are some helpful hints to help you guide their way.

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Separation Anxiety?

"Mommy, don't go!!!" Oh the tears, the clinging to our legs, the pleading … the guilt! Transitioning from your lazy hazy summer to back-to-school at any age doesn’t have to be total drama. Try these Top 5 Easing Separation Anxiety Techniques, they’ll help!

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Green Back-To-School Shopping & Saving Tips

The days have gotten shorter and cooler (sigh) and that means back-to-school season is here. And while it’s always bittersweet adjusting from end of summer fun to back-to-school — let’s not forget to keep the environment in mind while back-to-school shopping. These tips make it easier and a bit greener.

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Sweet Snacks They’ll Rave About

Give your end of summer grillin’ guests a tasty thrill with a crunchy, delicious, and better-for-you snack. Our thick sliced, kettle-cooked Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips and our smokier & spicier Sweet Chipotle Chips are both made from sweet potatoes—one of nature's best sources of beta-carotene. Recent studies have shown that sweet potatoes raise our blood levels of vitamins A and C, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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