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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Salad - 0 Pts
Get your grill out and make this simple grilled zucchini salad. This is a great zero point side dish.

Shrimp Tacos With Tomatillo Salsa
Great thing about this is you can continue to use the grill to cook the shrimp after you finish the zucchini.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Ganache
You can find zucchini in the weirdest places… breads, muffins, cookies, brownies… cake!

Local and National Health Headlines

When should you avoid leafy green vegetables?
If you have this heart condition, leafy greens can diminish the effect of your medication.

Health Tips

10 Signs You Have An Unhealthy Gut + How To Heal It
Because 60-80% of our immune system is located in our gut, gut imbalances have been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea, and other chronic health problems.

Parenting News & Wisdom

Time for the Big Leagues aka Kindergarten
When last I wrote, Monkey Boy had made it through two years plus a few weeks of Special Education Preschool.

Motivational Words

It's Up to You
You create your opportunities by asking for them. - Shakti Gawain


What's Happening

Keeping Kids Safe This Summer
Wednesday, August 13, 2 p.m. - One of the most difficult undertakings as a parent is protecting your child. Summer fun includes swimming, playgrounds and lots of heat: potential dangers to kids. Com hear about summer safety tips that will make a notable difference for you child's summer fun. Registration at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center by calling 888-685-1610 or online at www.spotsrmc.com/calendar. Light refreshments served.

Fossil Find
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - Caledon State Park. Go back in time and explore the geological wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. Look for shark’s teeth and other fossils in the surf. $3/person or $8/family Reservations required. Contact Sammy Zambon, sammy.zambon@dcr.virginia.gov or call 540-663-3861.

Farmer's Markets

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Farmers Market at Stafford Hospital
Sundays through October, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Outside the SH Medical Pavilion

Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Looking for healthy eating alternatives this summer? We want to help, every Wednesday through September 3, 2014 we will be hosting the Farmers Market at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center from 2 pm - 6 pm.

The Rt 639 Farmer's Market
Thursday Evenings through September 25th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Located in the front parking lot of the former Ladysmith elementary School in Ladysmith.








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