Author:Jennifer

Frozen Fruit Treats To Kick Off Summer!

It is easy to rely on high sugar popsicles to keep cool during the summer but now is your chance to gain some healthier habits! One of my favorite ways to stay cool AND increase green lights is to replace popsicles with these tasty treats made with frozen fruit. Frozen fruit is naturally sweet, cold and healthy, and gives us so many different ways to replace store-bought high-sugar snacks with healthier alternatives. Plus, these treats are super easy, so you won’t have any trouble making them yourself!

Check out some of these frozen fruit treats and give one a try this summer!

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How To Get a Picky Eater to Eat Carrots

Carrots are a wonderfully nutritious vegetable to incorporate into your green light routine; packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin K, antioxidants and fiber, it’s no wonder carrots are such a popular healthy food. A lot of people like their slightly sweet taste, but there are also a lot of picky eaters out there who simply do not like them at all! Whether because of an aversion the taste or the texture, many are missing out on this beneficial veggie.

So how do you get a picky eater to eat carrots?

Don’t limit yourself to the traditional methods of how carrots are typically eaten; get creative, and you may be surprised at how easily you can get this vegetable into a non-carrot eating person’s diet. Consider these options:

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How to Exercise on a Budget

By now you’ve probably heard about the importance of daily exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Along with proper nutrition and eating habits, exercising daily will help you reach your goals quicker and sustain long term health. But do you feel like you’re stuck in a rut because you don’t have the money to join a big, popular gym? Paying monthly dues or the fees to go to fitness classes on a regular basis can really add up. Not to worry; there are plenty of ways to get exercise on a budget. Many options don’t include spending any money at all – exercising can be free for everyone!

Check out these tips on how to exercise on a budget:

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DIY Edible Arrangement

Have you ever had an Edible Arrangement, that beautiful bouquet of fresh, sweet fruit? If you’re like me, you love the way they look and, especially, the way they taste! For a health-conscious eater, they’re such a great alternative to a sugar-filled bag of candy or traditional box of chocolates. However, what you may not like so much is the price. The smallest fresh fruit arrangement will cost you at least $35; you could buy A LOT of fruit for that money!

So, one way to get a lovely fruit bouquet and save yourself the money is to make a DIY Edible Arrangement. It’s really quite simple.

Here’s what you need to make your own DIY Edible Arrangement:

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How To: Pick Healthy Meals At Restaurants

You may have discovered that it’s easier to stick to your health goals, like choosing yellow and green light foods, when you eat at home. When you’re in control of the ingredients you choose and how the meal is prepared, you can be more sure of what you’re actually getting (as in, not too many red lights!) But, let’s face it, eating out at restaurants is part of everyday life. Plus, it’s fun to do once in a while, right?

So, how do you pick healthy meals at restaurants, so you don’t get too off track? Here are a few tips to picking healthy meals for your next restaurant order:

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15 Minute Stir-Fries

I love stir-fries. They’re easy, delicious and one of the fastest all-green and yellow meals you can make! You can easily whip up a stir-fry in as little as 15 minutes. To prepare a nutritious 15-minutes stir-fry, just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Pick a yellow-light base, like rice (preferable brown rice) or quinoa
  2. Pick a yellow-light protein, like chicken or lean beef
  3. Pick a variety of your favorite green lights, like onions, green beans and broccoli
  4. Pick green or yellow-light seasonings, like soy sauce and spices

Here are two 15-minute stir-fry recipes you can use to get your started:

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How To: Sunday Night Meal Prep

You’ve downloaded the Kurbo app and have committed to eating healthier.  You’re excited to start eating more fruit and vegetables and reducing the number red lights you consume through premade meals and snacks.  Then your week begins, and life gets hectic.  School, homework, games, practices, family life, and all of a sudden, eating healthy seems really difficult.  There doesn’t seem to be time in your day to prepare a healthy, well-balanced meal.

What’s the #1 tip for success?  Meal prep!

Being busy doesn’t mean sacrificing your health goals.  When you meal prep, you save yourself the time, stress and frustration of eating a healthy meal when you want something fast and easy.  Popping a frozen dinner in the microwave doesn’t have to be your solution!  By doing some meal prepping on Sunday night, you set yourself up for success for the rest of the week.

Check out these tips on how to Sunday night meal prep:

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Two Spring Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Spring is officially here!  Flowers are blooming, colors are brighter and the sun shines longer. This means that you already have, or will soon be, ditching the heavy jackets, scarves and winter boots for cotton shirts, shorts and clothing that just feels lighter.  The same goes for your food choices.  As the weather gets warmer, seasonal food that is cold and lighter is more appealing.  And there’s nothing lighter and healthier than a good Spring salad!

Here are 2 of my favorite colorful Spring salad recipes that are full of delicious green lights:

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5 HEALTHY WAYS TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday to celebrate, whether you’re Irish or not!  It’s a day filled with images of happy leprechauns, pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, lucky shamrocks and everything green.  And, what better way for Kurbo kids to incorporate the color green than by increasing their green lights?  Here are 5 healthy ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day with a focus on our favorite green light foods:

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