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Connect Live Chat Recap: The Healthy Pantry

The Chefs and Trainers from The Healthy Pantry joined us for a Connect Live Chat and shared ideas and chatted about healthy living, cooking tips, tricks and substitutions along with our personal favorite – the recipe makeovers.

If you think “healthy” equals boring and bland, get ready to have your world rocked by The Healthy Pantry recipe makeover. We picked 3 reader-submitted recipes and the Chefs at the Healthy pantry made them healthier, easier, and tastier.

· Mac & Cheese

· Chicken Enchiladas

· Apple Dumplings

The Connect Live Chat offered great tips, ideas and messages from other moms:

@klauver Here’s a sheet we created for healthier baking: http://tr.im/k42J !healthy

@jeannette Cutting 500 calories a day will lose you a pound a week, so 2 sodas + 50 lb weight loss in one year!

@jeannette Book title is Simple Food for Busy Families: The Whole Life Nutrition Approach by the Real Food Moms

@ronisweigh I feel like I’m spamming but I just posted my almond milk recipe here http://is.gd/vuD2 !healthy

@todaysmamastaff Shopping Tips: http://tr.im/k434 STAY AWAY from high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated, and enriched flour. !healthy

@mamafroggie @klauver wow, that’s awesome that you lost 40 pounds! that is very encouraging 🙂 !healthy

@thingsmomslike that master cleanse made some of my friends very, very ill, like badly ill !healthy

@petitelefant @skimom maybe I should do sugar. Do you keep it out of your diet forever or just put it back in in smaller amounts? !healthy

@emihill @petitelefant I’m a caffeine-in-moderation woman. About 2-3 16-oz servings a week. That’s it! !healthy

@skimom @petitelefant Mine too. I read a blog today that said removing any one item (sugar, caffeine, dairy) for a month is also a detox. !healthy

@klauver We have a meal kit for chocolate chip cookies that uses Agave and dark chocolate chips: http://tr.im/k32S !healthy

To participate in our next Connect Live Chat, just register for Connect and visit the Giveaways page for details. (Oh, did I forget to mention that every Connect Live Chat includes totally awesome prize giveaways?!)

You can also join the !healthy Connect group and continue chatting.

Now, get out there and get healthy!

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