Running a mile or cooking a nutritious meal require a chunk of time, but there are a number of other things you can do to improve your health that take fewer than five minutes. These simple tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help you feel safer and healthier:
- Wash your hands, and not just before meals. It only takes 20 seconds!
- Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator – it only takes about 2 minutes per flight.
- Schedule a doctor’s appointment, whether it’s for a check up or to look into that pesky pain. You can call them on the phone in 2 minutes without even leaving the house.
- Put on a helmet any time you ride a bike! This quick tip can help save your life in the case of a fall.
You can find more of these tips at the CDC's website!
Five Minutes for Health [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]
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Remembering the courage and vision of past and present leaders, we honor and share the spirit of Presidents' Day together as a nation.
Wishing everyone a day filled with fun and happy memories!
1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup small-curd cottage cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, plus more for topping
4 frozen waffles (untoasted)
1 to 2 tablespoons jam (any flavor)
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more if needed
Ground cinnamon, for topping
-Mix the cream cheese, cottage cheese and confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Spread 2 waffles with the jam, then top with the cream cheese mixture; cover with the remaining 2 waffles.
-Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until golden and crisp, about 3 minutes per side, adding more butter to the pan if needed. (Adjust the heat if the waffles are browning too quickly.)
-Let the sandwiches rest 1 minute before serving. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and cinnamon.
2 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large bananas, mashed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
6 oz Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels
In a large mixing bowl, beat honey, agave nectar, egg, vanilla, and banana until blended. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and yogurt. Beat for 1-2 minutes until fully combined. Fold in chocolate morsels.
Grease cupcake tin with nonstick baking spray. Spoon batter into each tin (about 1/4 cup). Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 18-20 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for later use. ENJOY.
**For mini muffins, recipe makes about 36 muffins.
Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
-6 cups of baby kale (pre-washed kind)
-2 cups sliced strawberries
-1 ripe avocado, sliced
-4 slices bacon
-1/2 cup mayonnaise
-2 tablespoons sugar
-2 tablespoons white vinegar
-1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
-salt & pepper, to taste
Place kale, strawberries, and avocado into a large bowl and set aside.
For the dressing, cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain bacon on paper towels. Crumble into small pieces and whisk together with remaining ingredients. Drizzle over salad and serve.
4 Oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese, Softened
4 Oz. Fat Free Plain Greek Yogurt
1/4 C. Fat Free Milk (I used Mootopia)
2 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar
6 Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, Crushed (I used WhoNu?)
-Combine the cream cheese, yogurt, milk, and powdered sugar together in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy.
-Stir in the crushed cookies.
-Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold of your choice.
-Place in the freezer until set and frozen.
-Remove and enjoy!
Natural peanut butter – 1 cup
Honey – 1 cup
Old Fashioned Oatmeal – 3 cups
- Put peanut butter and honey in a heavy saucepan and heat on low until thoroughly combined and becomes a liquid consistency.
- Mix in oats and stir.
- Press into a 9 x 9 inch pan.
- Cover and let set overnight.
*For gluten free, use gluten free oats.
*For clean eating, use raw honey.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield:: 12 bars
Rating:: 3.44 stars – based on 635 review(s)
Nutrition facts: Calories: 281 kcal; Fat: 12.2 grams;
You will need:
-2 sheets puff pastry, thawed but still cold
-1/2 wedge of brie (about 4 ounces), cold
-1/3 cup cherry jam (or any flavor you fancy!)
-1 large egg, beaten
-splash of milk
-coarse sea salt
-popsicle sticks (optional, they taste just as good without sticks!)
Cut the puff pastry into thirds along the creases. Cut each panel into four pieces. They’ll be 2 1/4-inch tall and 3-inches wide. One sheet of puff pastry will yield 12 rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half. You’ll have 24 little rectangles that will create 12 little rectangle pockets.
Combine beaten egg and splash of milk. Brush 12 of the small rectangles with egg wash.
Place a popsicle stick halfway up the puff pastry and press in gently. Place a small sliver of brie (rind and all) on top of the egg wash (and stick). Top with about 1/2 teaspoon of cherry jam.
Take another square of puff pastry and press between your fingers to make the rectangle slightly bigger. Place puff pastry on top of the cheese and jam. Use a fork to press the edges together.
Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Place prepared brie bites on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with a touch of coarsely ground sea salt.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.