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Testicular Cancer in Teenage Boys

Testicular Cancer in Teenage Boys

Did you know that testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in males between the age of 15 and 35? I had no idea until I had my own physical exam this past week. My doctor just happened to mention it since I have four boys, three of whom are in this age range. According to the National Cancer Institute, testicular cancer is most common in young or middle-aged men. Most testicular cancers begin in germ cells (cells that make sperm) and are called testicular germ cell tumors. There … [Continue Reading...]

How To Pit Cherries with a Chopstick

How To Pit Cherries with a Chopstick © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This easy and inexpensive way of pitting cherries with a chopstick is a trick that's good to have in your back pocket when cherries are at their peak. Have you ever wondered how to pit cherries without a cherry pitter? Well, recently, I made Healthy Fruit Punch Popsicles with fresh cherries and needed some pitted cherries. Although I have a lot of kitchen gadgets, one of the few I don't own is a cherry pitter. But, a few years ago, I learned a trick. You can use a chopstick to pit cherries. … [Continue Reading...]

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit Recipe

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Chinese Almond Float with Fresh Fruit is the perfect summer dessert when you're looking for something cool, refreshing and light to top off a meal. Today, I’m participating in The Recipe ReDux’s "Healthy Recipe with Spirit" themed event, where participants are sharing recipes that include spirits, extracts and other alcohols. I chose almond extract for my spirit. My youngest son loves the flavor of almonds in ice cream and other sweets, so I thought I'd test this healthy dessert out on … [Continue Reading...]

Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic Scape Pesto Recipe

Kale Garlic Scape Basil Pesto © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic Scape Pesto is a great way to enjoy in-season farmer's market produce. During the summer, one of my favorite past times is going to our local farmer's market on Saturdays. Now that we're in the thick of summer, the variety of produce is expanding. Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get my hands on a bunch of garlic scapes so I can make Garlic Scape Paste, which I store in my refrigerator for anything I can think of, such as this Kale Basil Pistachio Garlic … [Continue Reading...]

Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken Recipe

Beer Can Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Fajita Spiced Beer Can Chicken is one of the easiest ways to roast a chicken during the summer. It's been years since I made Beer Can Chicken, and I don't know why. Beer Can Chicken is one of the easiest ways to roast a chicken on the grill. The only thing you need to remember is that there will still be beer left in the can after you're done grilling, so be sure to remove the can from the chicken before laying the chicken down. Otherwise, you'll have hot beer gush all over the plate … [Continue Reading...]

Healthy Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Breakfast Refried Bean Bowl © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Healthy Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl make a protein-rich breakfast or a versatile side dish at dinnertime. Top with salsa, avocado, a poached egg and hot sauce for the ultimate Refried Bean Breakfast Bowl. One of my boys has been on a huge breakfast and workout spree. You should see the spread that he makes for himself each morning. He's decided to workout and "get big" by the end of the summer, which includes eating a big breakfast, packed with protein. He started eating beans with … [Continue Reading...]

Garlic Scape Paste Recipe

Garlic Scape Paste © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This simple Garlic Scape Paste is a flavor booster for stir-fries, pestos, hummus and more. Have you seen garlic scapes at the farmer's market but don't what to do with them? They're long and unwieldy looking, but have great garlicky flavor. Unlike asparagus, the tips on garlic scapes are actually not eaten which is the opposite of what I would have thought. You can stir-fry garlic scapes, but I think the simplest way to enjoy garlic scapes is to make a paste out of them and keep … [Continue Reading...]

Easy Pasta with Spinach Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese Recipe

Spinach Tomato Parmesan Pasta © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Pasta with Spinach Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese takes just 20 minutes to prepare, and makes a great all in one dish, packed with spinach. I've been feeling really lazy this summer...after all, I think we moms need a break too, right? Well, I'm not sure about you, but moms seem to rarely get a break, no matter what time of year it is. Even when we go on vacation, it seems the laundry follows us as does the responsibility of feeding our family. That is, unless you're lucky enough to stay … [Continue Reading...]

Summer Vegetable Frittata with Corn and Asparagus Recipe

Corn Asparagus Pesto Frittata © Jeanette's Healthy Living

This Summer Vegetable Frittata is perfect for lazy summer days when everyone is sleeping in and you need a hearty late morning meal to feed your family or for a weekend brunch. We're a couple of weeks into summer and I feel like we can finally kick back and relax.  It feels like it's taken us a while to get to this point. With school ending in late June (thanks to all the snow days), two graduations, three birthdays, lots of parties to celebrate, and college orientation behind us, our … [Continue Reading...]

Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Start off this year's Fourth of July with this refreshing Brazilian Acai Breakfast Bowl in red, white and blue. Packed with antioxidants from the acai fruit and berries, it's not only nutritious but delicious. Great for pre-workouts too. A few weeks ago, we celebrated one of the twin's graduation at a Brazilian family's home. Our sons have been good friends throughout high school, and they've hosted a group of boys at their home for Brazilian barbecues over the years. At the graduation … [Continue Reading...]

Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade for Fourth of July

Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Celebrate the Fourth of July with this fun Blueberry Pomegranate Lemonade. Fruity juicey ice cubes keep this lemonade cold on a hot summer day. It's hard to believe that July 4th is already here! Where did June go? We'll be going to our local town fireworks as has been our family tradition for as long as I can remember. The town always does a fantastic job, the fireworks seem to get better and better every year, and it's always great to see friends that we haven't seen in a while. I made … [Continue Reading...]