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Homemade Pizza!

Who doesn't love pizza? Me! Lol, to be honest I'm not a huge pizza lover, but for some reason, when I smell or see others with it, I decide to jump on the bandwagon. Though I am technically not suppose to eat pizza, due to a dairy intolerance, I find it hard to resist. When I discovered a lactose-free cheese at Sprout Farmer's Market, I knew it was time for me to make my own pizza. It ended up being one of the simplest meals I've ever made. Let's get started!

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Cultivate With Kerri: Swap Spaghetti for Spaghetti Squash

If you’re a foodie like me, you probably enjoy switching things up; you find absolute joy in introducing new foods to your palette. Earlier this year, I discovered spaghetti squash-- a vegetable belonging to the squash family which when cooked, has the appearance and texture of spaghetti pasta. This is great news for my pasta lovers! Unlike spaghetti, spaghetti squash is loaded with a tons of vitamins, minerals, and gives you the taste of pasta with less carbs and calories. It also provides the same amount of fiber as regular pasta, allowing you to feel just as full after eating. Spaghetti squash is absolutely delicious, easy to make, and can be substituted for pasta in a variety of meals such spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic and herb pasta, and chicken Alfredo pasta, etc.

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Show Your Heart A Little Love During Heart Health Month

Every time the month of February rolls around, I’m sure many of us aspect to see red heart shaped decor in every supermarket and shopping mall as we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but did you know that February is also American Heart Health month? Did you know that cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is the number one leading cause of death in the United States? Every year, about 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. There’s a well known Christian Proverb that tells us “to keep or guard our hearts above all else [with all diligence] because out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). Such great wisdom that's usually applied to our spiritual and emotional hearts can benefit our physical hearts as well. Transporting blood [life] to every part of the body, the heart is one of the most vital organs within the human body. Leaving this organ unkept or unprotected can result in illness of the heart and ultimately death of the entire body.  With about twelve more days left in the month, it's not too late to show your heart a little love by adding some heart healthy habits to your lifestyle.

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Are You Up For The Challenge?

Hey! I’m not sure if you know this, but the month of September is Fruit and Veggies More Matters Month! I am super excited and you should be too. Why? Because this provides such a great opportunity for us to cultivate physical wellness together, with others around the country by including more fruits and veggies in our diets.  It is recommended that we consume between 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. However, only about 1 in 10 Americans consume these recommended daily serving amounts. Most people only eat about 1-2 pieces of fruit a day and maybe 1 vegetable serving with each meal. That’s a start, but its not even close to giving us the proper nutrients our bodies need. With such high rates of obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure in our country, it's time we take charge of our health and do the best we can to keep our bodies well. Let’s set and achieve high goals for ourselves! As an advocate for better eating habits and nutrition, I have decided to join the Produce for Better Health Foundation in motivating Americans to eat more fruit and veggies during the month of September and beyond. Therefore, I would like to introduce you the Cultiv8 Challenge!!!!

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