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Sep23

Why First Aid Training is So Important!

Posted on Sep 23 by

Everyone experiences bumps as they go about their day-to-day life: stubbing a toe, cutting a finger, or slipping and falling down the stairs. Then other times there are more serious things that happen and it is important to be prepared and know what to do. Many people think that First Aid training is just common sense when it comes to helping someone out, but the fact is that knowing how to help someone, or save their life, requires proper knowledge and an understanding of what is actually needed to be done!     First Aid training is not simply a course that goes over why people choke on things (a stereotype that often goes alongside what first aid is), or what to do if a cut is deeper than it looks. First Aid training focuses on strategies and techniques that can really save a life when medical emergencies occur. If someone’s heart stops, do you know where to properly place your hands to perform CPR? Do you know what angle their head should be at? Do you leave them...

Sep23

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Posted on Sep 23 by

In keeping with the fall theme, a pumpkin recipe is necessary! With the cool weather of fall it is always nice to have something warm and delicious made for dinner. What better way to warm the soul than with a big bowl of pumpkin coconut soup!   The best thing about soup recipes is that it only requires a few ingredients, which are tossed into the same pot. They are easy, usually pretty fast, and taste amazing! Some soup recipes will require heavy ingredients such as cream, butter, or unhealthy amounts of bacon. It is important to find those certain recipes that avoid the heavy and unhealthy ingredients so that you know you are filling your body with good things. Chowders and “cream of” soups have hidden fats and sugars in them that will warm you up but can leave you feeling bloated and nauseous. This recipe has great ingredients that will leave you feeling good about yourself as well as leaving your body feeling full and content.   Get ready to be cozy with this awesome recipe! This...

Sep23

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Spicy Vegan Jambalaya

Posted on Sep 23 by

Tired of your usual dinner staples? Looking for a new recipe to spice up your meal plan? Often times making meals becomes routine and you find yourself eating the same things every few weeks. Why not change it up a bit and check out this awesome recipe for vegan jambalaya!   Jambalaya is one of those one-pot recipes that are easy to make and always taste great. It is a recipe that will add some heat and amazing flavors to your meal, leaving you satisfied. Many jambalaya recipes will have various meats in them, but this one is completely vegan. Instead of adding shrimp and chicken, this recipe includes onion, celery, and tomatoes. By choosing fresh ingredients, your jambalaya will be that much more delicious.   Try making a bowl for dinner and see how much you love this vegan spicy dish! The heat will clear your sinuses and warm you up! It is a great comfort food meal for those cozy nights in! This recipe only takes 40 minutes to make!   Ingredients Serve four   3 Tbsp...

Sep23

Sunday Recipe Makeover: Healthy Banana Coconut Breakfast Bowl

Posted on Sep 23 by

You hear it over and over again, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” But when it actually comes to eating breakfast, sometimes nothing in the kitchen looks appealing or filling enough. Cereal is too sugary most times, and toast with jam is just filled with carbs that will leave you hungry way before lunchtime. Then your stomach is grumbling and you have to try to keep it quiet until you can find a chance to eat something.   It is important to fill your breakfasts with foods that will fill you and are nutritious at the same time. Yogurt is usually a good go to for most, but there are only so many things you can do with yogurt and you can quickly get tired of it. Here is a warm and healthy breakfast bowl that tastes amazing and will fill you up so you don’t get the stomach gurgles before lunch! All the ingredients are great for energy and are totally healthy, which will leave you feeling good about yourself when you tackle the day!...

Sep03

5 Things You Should Consider When Purchasing an AED

Posted on Sep 3 by

Congratulations! It’s wonderful to see that you are making the important decision to invest in a life-saving device for your home, business, or even your vehicle. Purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is an important investment in the safety of those around you. They are designed to assess and deliver electrical therapy to victims of cardiac events or arrhythmias in an emergency situation.   Having the ability to deliver this type of treatment was only allowed for professional medical attendants and paramedics in history. Now, though, there are a number of easy-to-use and portable assistive devices on the market that any person (even with no medical background) can operate confidently with basic training (or no training at all). Shopping for the right automated external defibrillator can be confusing because there are so many options available. This article will walk you through some of the things you should consider before making your AED purchase. Keep reading for 5 things that you should consider when purchasing an automated external defibrillator.   Ask yourself where will your AED be used? Automated external...

Sep03

Sunday Recipe Makeover – Frozen Fruit Tart

Posted on Sep 3 by

Frozen Fruit Tart You might not be able to decide what the best part of this dessert is. From the melt-in-your mouth filling with just a hint of vanilla and mango this tempting frozen tart will make you think of a Creamsicle.   INGREDIENTS 8 graham crackers 2 tbsp. whole natural almonds 1 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. canola oil 1 tbsp. honey 2 tsp. water 1½ c. light vanilla ice cream, such as slow or double-churned 1½ c. mango or passion fruit sorbet 3 ripe nectarines 2 ripe plums 1 c. raspberries   Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare crust: In food processor with knife blade attached, pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs form. Add whole almonds and sugar; pulse until almonds are finely chopped. In cup, mix canola oil, honey, and water; drizzle over crumb mixture. Pulse until crumbs are evenly moistened. Press crumb mixture onto bottom and up side of 9″ round tart pan with removable bottom. Bake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until set and lightly browned at edges. Cool completely in pan on wire...