Monthly archive for June 2018

Rotisserie Chicken Hacks

Rotisserie Chicken Hacks

As the weather heats up, the idea of having the oven on for an hour is daunting.  Grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store on the way home can be just what you need for a quick and easy dinner that won’t leave you sweating in the kitchen. Buy a rotisserie chicken and remove all chicken from bone and chop. Choose a recipe below for each day of the week (or until you run out of leftover chicken). BBQ CHICKENBURGER Mix chopped chicken with barbecue sauce and spread on a whole wheat bun. QUICK AND EASY TOSTADA Place shredded chicken on crispy tostada shell smeared with refried beans. Top with light cheddar cheese and bake in 350° F degree for five minutes (or until cheese is melted). Top with mixed greens and diced tomato. Serve with light sour cream and salsa or mix low-fat ranch with chopped cilantro and

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Healthy Hacks for Summer That Last All Year

Healthy Hacks for Summer That Last All Year

At First Place 4 Health we celebrate whole- person wellness.  We understand that to be what Jesus meant when he said in Mark 12:30 to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.” I am always looking for ways to be totally sold out in my commitment to whole-person wellness. Summer hacks are just perfect for me! SOUL CARE.  Everyone needs friends. Summer is the perfect time to meet and pray for your neighbors.  People are outside working in the yard or playing with the kids. It will take some effort to walk across the lawn, across the street or across the room and introduce yourself.  True friendships are hard to come by. My Facebook page says I have 1,590 friends. This is not true. I probably have about 10 people in my life that are true friends. But I do have a lot of acquaintances. I want to

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Lisa’s Favorite Healthy Hacks

Lisa's Favorite Healthy Hacks

Use a mug for your cereal or ice cream.  It’s a great way to stay within a healthy portion size. Making your own salsa with fresh ingredients is not as hard as you might think.  Begin with a finely chopped mix of onions, cilantro and jalapenos.  Add chopped tomatoes and a splash of lemon or lime juice.  Kick it up a level with chopped pineapple, mango or corn. Freshen up your limp kale or other vegetables by dropping them into ice water.  Plants wilt due to water loss.  Ice water restores their crispness. – USED Have a hard time getting your kids to try new foods?  Try the “No, Thank you” bite.  If they don’t want to try something, they take a “No, Thank you” bite and if they still don’t want it, no biggie.  Kids have to try things many times before they start to like them.

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Bible Study Excerpt – Discernment

Bible Study Excerpt - Discernment

We can plan and dream and even scheme all we want, but it is God who will decide where we will go and what our journey will be. Mary Beth Chapman discovered this and in her autobiography, Learning to See: A Journey of Struggle and Hope, she tells about how God’s journey for her wasn’t at all what she had planned or expected: As long as I can remember . . . I’ve held on to certain expectations about life. But Jesus has always loved me enough to show me that even when I push my own ideas and expectations, He is there to guide me back to green pastures. He has shepherded me through the mountainous terrain of my stubbornness, shame, depression and inadequacy, and brought me gently back to the lushness of His love. He loves us enough to never let us go—even when it feels like He did.

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