Friday Finds: Apps to Tweek your Food + Face and More!

September 12, 2014 at 5:32 am
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Ever need an extra push to make your food choices healthier? There is an app for that! You tell the foodtweeks™ mobile app what you are planning to eat. It shows you a few ways you to decrease your calorie intake from that food choice right then and there — without giving up taste or satisfaction! Great news! You can eat your “normal” foods. With foodtweeks™ there is no need to change your food choices. The app shows you how to…

Friday Finds: 2 Cool Ways to Be Part of the Greater Good for Less + More!

August 15, 2014 at 6:59 am
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CharitySub is a cool new way to support worthy causes. How? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. 1. You donate $5 per month. 2. Each month CharitySub selects and highlights 3 non-profits making a difference within a single cause. On the first of each month, you get an email detailing that month’s focus. [This month's focus is STEM. Learn more on Facebook.] Then, you pick which of the three featured charities will receive your $5 donation…

Learn to Cook “Good and Cheap” + Help Others While You Are at It!

July 13, 2014 at 7:57 am
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I recently supported a cool Kickstarter that I want to tell you about. Leanne Brown is a chef and “food scholar.” She believes that, “everyone should eat great food every day. Eating well means learning to cook. It means banishing the mindset that preparing daily meals is a huge chore or takes tremendous skill. Cooking is easy — you just have to practice.” Her Kickstarter with an initial target of $10,000 has raised almost $140,000! The goal is…

Hey Chicago – Have a Healthier “Taste” and More This Weekend!

July 9, 2014 at 6:06 am
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I have never been to the Taste of Chicago. Why not ? Well, I don’t love crowds, eating when it is a zillion degrees and Chicago foods are not always the healthiest. Great news! I just learned about the Humana Healthier Choices Passport Guide. For the seventh year, Humana Healthier Choices is providing a listing of healthy appetizers, entrees and desserts available at the Taste! This year boasts the largest listing yet – 52 foods…