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Recipe: Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast

We just posted this recipe in June, but our family loves it so much we’ve had it several times. Even for dinner! It is easy to substitute whatever fresh items you have on hand. We use goat cheese instead of ricotta, which adds a few calories (but, it’s worth it!)….
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Staying Active in Summer

Family biking

Summer is a great time for rest and relaxation. Schools are out for break, and many people use this downtime to go on vacation with friends and family. But often this period of rest becomes a period of physical inactivity. Staying physically active is critical to maintaining health and wellness….
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Go: Sunset Hike at Blackrock Mountain

Black Rock Mtn State Park

Sunset Hike at Blackrock Mountain State Park Saturday, July 7, 8:15 p.m. Sunset at Blackrock Mountain is known to be spectacular! Meet the park naturalist at the Visitors Center for a short hike to the Tennessee Rock to view sunset. Then hike back for a view of the night sky…
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Recipe: Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare. Ingredients 1 cup watermelon (chunks) 1 cup pineapple (chunks) 1 cup grapes, red seedless 1 cup strawberries (stemmed) 2 kiwi (peeled and cut in quarters) bamboo skewers 1 cup yogurt, light strawberry Directions 1. Place fruit chunks on bamboo skewers. Place fruit kabobs…
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Adult Swim: Come on in!

Young Woman Swimming in a Pool

Ah, the dog days of summer are upon us. What better way to cool off and move more than with a quick swim? Our family enjoys belonging to a community pool, and I especially love including outdoor swimming in my fitness routine. However, I must admit that I’ve been baffled…
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Go: Father’s Day Outdoor Celebration

Red Top Mountain State Park

Red Top Mountain State Park Sunday, June 17, 1 – 4 pm Celebrate father’s day outdoors with lawn & team games, s’mores, crafts, and more at Red Top’s Beach. In addition to a roped-off swimming area on Lake Allatoona, the Beach is also in walking distance to a putt-putt golf…
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Recipe: Avocado Breakfast Bruschetta

avocado breakfast

This recipe makes great use of summer produce and is a good example of combining high fiber carbohydrates, with protein and fat to minimize blood sugar spikes. The carbohydrates from the bread are balanced by the fiber in the bread and vegetables, healthy fats in the avocado and eggs, and…
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