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6 Ways to Find Balance over the Holidays

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 23, 2014

  The holiday meal is typically one of the biggest of the year filled with foods like pies, crescent rolls, creamed corn, and much more. No matter how health-conscious we might be throughout the year, the holidays tend to be a day centered around food. While enjoying a day like this every now and then […]

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Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 22, 2014

My family loves this Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup – the flavors remind me of my family’s roots in the Caribbean! This recipe is made with sweet potatoes that are loaded with nutrients, and there’s no heavy cream. I hope you enjoy with your family! Happy holidays! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, […]

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Holiday Cookie Swap Recipes from Evette Rios

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 19, 2014

Looking for a special twist on your annual holiday cookie swap? This week, I’m spotlighting some delicious versions of my favorite holiday treats with simple calorie-saving swaps! Surprise your family and friends this season with these great-tasting cookies everyone will love!! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, a program that inspires calorie balance […]

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Recipe Swaps for Festive Family Parties

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 19, 2014

If your family is anything like mine, we’re always finding an excuse to gather for meals and parties. Especially around the holidays, it kicks into high gear. And as a Latina, the food defines our gatherings. In my mind, no holiday party would be complete without fried plantains, which I bake instead of deep fry, […]

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5 Ways to Cure Holiday Break Boredom

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 18, 2014

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes the much anticipated holiday break from school. With so much free time, kids tend to get stir crazy when just hanging out in the house. So, if your kids are showing signs of boredom, we are here to help with some entertaining ideas to make sure everyone survives […]

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Holiday Ham Recipe from Evette Rios

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 18, 2014

Is ham the centerpiece of your family’s holiday meal? They are delicious, but ham recipes can be packed with calories. When I’m making ham for my family, I use no-calorie cola to make a sweet, great-tasting baste without additional calories!! Try this with your favorite no-calorie cola! Evette Rios is a partner of Together Counts™, […]

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Delicious, Lower-Calorie Holiday Recipes from Evette Rios

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 15, 2014

This holiday season, with a new baby in tow, I will be hosting my very first family shin digs! Now, in Latino families like mine, food is everything. It’s how we show each other love, and how we make guests feel comfortable in our homes. A Latino host will lovingly call you “gordita” and at […]

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Encouraging Your Child to Be An Athlete

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 11, 2014

As a mom of 4 boys, our family is involved in many team sports. While they may not always be the best player on the team, I always encourage and celebrate them for their efforts. As they have gotten older, I have noticed the team sports atmosphere has started to move away from having fun […]

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Easy-to-Make Holiday Favorites from Hungry Girl!

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 10, 2014

These festive Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Together Counts partner Hungry Girl are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to add to your holiday recipe list! Enjoy your favorites while cutting calories this holiday season by whipping up great-tasting recipes with simple ingredient swaps! For more lightened-up recipes, food finds, tips ‘n tricks, and more, sign up for […]

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Mom-Approved After School Snacks

by Together Counts PartnerDecember 4, 2014

I don’t know about your kids, but every day mine run into the house after school and act as if they haven’t eaten for 24 hours instead of the actual four hours since lunchtime. They’re always so hungry! And, since I don’t believe in doing homework on an empty stomach, the first thing I do […]

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