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Our 5 Favorite Immunity-Boosting Foods

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Jan 23, 2019

'Tis the season for a cough, sniffle, or if you’re one of the unlucky ones, a bout with the flu. Instead of turning to your nearby drug store to keep you out of the doctor’s office, look no further than your kitchen. Stock up on the following five powerful immune system boosters to keep your sick days saved for playing in the snow. 

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Topics: vitamins, eating healthy, health tips

Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Kids - Try This Counterintuitive Plan for Snacking and Desserts

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 7, 2017

As you strive to make yours a healthy family while balancing the stresses of a hectic work schedule, especially if you have teenagers, consider instituting this proven--albeit counterintuitive--policy of carte blanche snacking and "dessert" following each dinner.  This new-found freedom and expected daily treat is a sure way to hook your young ones on healthier eating patterns and leave them craving nutritious nosh, not junk.  Best of all, this system "operates in the background" while you are at work and whether or not you have time to cook.

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Topics: eating healthy

Protein Donuts…If You're Wrong I Don't Wanna Be Right!

Posted by Juan De Cruz

Mar 27, 2015


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Topics: Merritt Athletics, biggest loser club, Healthy Recipes, good protein, Fitness Tips, High protein foods, cooking healthy, healthy dessert, eating healthy, nutrition

5 Tips for Eating Healthy on the Road

Posted by RaySa

Jul 11, 2014

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Topics: diet and health, travel tips, healthy lifestyle, Fitness Tips, eating and exercise, eating healthy, health advice

Summer Healthy Eating

Posted by Heather Blake

Aug 22, 2012

Heat up the grills and get the most out of the season! Grill your weight off by keeping the flavor up and the calories down! Switch up your protein source from chicken to seafood to lean cuts of beef and pork to keep from getting bored. Take advantage of all the fresh fruits and vegetables by eating lots of flavorful (and colorful) salads and side dishes.

I am going to list a couple of my favorite healthy grilling sauces:

Coffee-Balsamic Marinade


  • 1/2 teaspoon instant-coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Dissolve coffee in hot water in a small bowl. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar, oil, garlic, pepper and salt. Use 1/2 cup to marinate beef or pork. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.

Lemon-Pepper Marinade


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Combine lemon juice, mustard, oil, sugar, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Use 1/2 cup to marinate shrimp, tuna, chicken or vegetables. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.

Experiment with your sauces and spices and use FLAVOR to keep your meals exciting. Lean protein and healthy vegetables will help you reach your goals so get to grilling!

Written by: Phillip Nohe

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Topics: recipe, Healthy Recipes, health, summer healthy eating, summer food, Fitness Tips, fitness, flavor, grilling, eating healthy, nutrition