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How to Run a Virtual 5K

Run a virtual race to support Unite for HER this September in seven simple steps!

1.  Register online.

Select ‘Virtual Runner‘ on the Race Registration Page.

 2. Create an online fundraising page.

Share your link on social media and email the link to friends, family, and colleagues to raise funds to support our women.  Need easy fundraising tips?

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How to Fundraise Online in 5 Easy Steps (Tutorial)

All proceeds from this event will go directly towards the funding and delivery of complementary therapies to women with breast cancer, as well as preventative educational initiatives.  You can make an individual donation to support local women, or create a personal fundraising page in these easy steps:

1. Open the Unite for HER 5K Fundraising Webpage

2. Create a personal fundraising page by clicking “Create a Fundraising Page.”

3.

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Eating Well: 5 Intentions To Try Now

Eating well does not have to mean dieting or deprivation. It’s easier to staying motivated and to feel good about your choices when your intentions feel positive and achievable. Let go of any negative or complicated nutrition goals and give these five simple intentions a try instead.

Focus on a positive intention.  This is so important. Positive intentions create positive results. Enough of the self-deprecation.  Try this on for size: “I eat to nourish my body.” Nourishing foods are whole foods like vegetables,

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Freezing Produce

One of my favorite kitchen tricks is to freeze different fruits and vegetables throughout the summer months and even into early fall. When produce is seasonally and locally sourced it’s at its nutritional height so it’s the perfect time to not only eat them fresh, but also to freeze them and seal in those good nutrients so you can enjoy them at a later date. Much easier than canning and pickling, freezing produce only takes a little bit of prep work you’ve got ready-to-go fruits and veggies to use all year long.

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Popsicles for Every Palate

As the season heats up, we all start craving those summertime sweet treats that cool us down. While a heaping scoop of ice-cream may be your go-to on hot summer days, dairy and sugar aren’t necessarily the most nourishing noshes. The good news? There are some really nourishing pop recipes that will leave you satisfied and feeling great. In fact, these popsicles are made with real fruit and simple whole-food ingredients, so not only will they cool you down,

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Berries

Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries are in-season locally mid-May through August. Fresh, local berries are succulent, sweet, beautiful in color, and bursting with nutrients.

From a health standpoint, berries contain a variety of phytochemicals, namely anthocyanin and quercetin. They also have very high antioxidant content relative to other fruits and vegetables. The phytochemical and antioxidants in berries play a significant role in preventing cancer growth and reducing inflammation. In addition to berries anti-cancer properties,

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Tomatoes

Heirloom, Cherry, Grape and Roma, I cannot get my fill of tomatoes this time of year. Rich in fiber and lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, this sweet summer treat can usually stand alone when they are in season. My nightly routine usually includes a simple tomato salad with olive oil, salt, pepper and basil or oregano, though I am always up for a more adventurous recipe. Here are a few of my favorites to inspire you.

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Summer Drinks

Summer is near and that means more time spent outdoors with family and friends, enjoying backyard BBQ’s, beach days, camping and low-key picnics. It also means more sun exposure and hotter humid temps, which tend to leave us dehydrated and feeling sluggish. Grabbing that nearby cola or sweet tea is probably pretty tempting, but these types of beverages are loaded with extra sugars, preservatives and other unnecessary additives that are less than nourishing for our body.

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Decrease Food Waste: Produce Shelf-Life Cheat Sheet

My weekly produce hull, be it from the store, the farmers market, or my CSA can be both exciting and daunting. Let’s be honest, we all WANT to eat each and every fruit and vegetable we have but there are times that I can’t use all of them before they start to wilt. There had to be a better way. I decided to pay closer attention to the shelf life of each item. I used the produce with the shortest shelf life first and it helped to cut down on my food waste.

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How To Store Greens (with Recipes!)

Spring is here and that means local salad greens are becoming more available at your local farmers markets and in CSA shares. While fresh salad greens are a tasty, versatile source of vitamins and minerals, many people pass them up due to their seemingly short shelf life. Here are a few simple ways that you can store your greens to avoid having them wither away before they’re enjoyed.

  • Sealable Bag with Towel

The most common method for storing greens,

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