Pretty Tasty

Healthy Recipes to Warm Body & Soul

Whether you just spent the day on the slopes or are trying to keep warm during a polar-vortex freeze,  some nutritious goodness is needed to heat both body and soul.  There’s nothing better than home-made soup or chowder to eliminate the chill and replace calories lost on a cold, winter day. From Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese Crouton Bites to Creamy …

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Sugarpova: Maria Sharapova Launches Sweet New Business

Maria Sharapova, the top-paid female athlete in the world for eight years running, is going into the candy business. The 25 year old four-time Grand Slam title winner is indulging her sweet tooth by launching a new company: a premium line of gummy candies called Sugarpova. Starting Monday, the business will offer a dozen different …

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World’s First Ski-Thru Starbucks Opens in Squaw Valley

This is Pretty Smart! Are you coffee lover who loves to ski or snowboard? Tahoe’s Squaw Valley recently opened the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks location. The new mountaintop service (elevation 8,000 ft) includes panoramic views and the unique ability for guests to keep their skis or board on while they order their latte. “We worked …

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Talkin’ Turkey – Holiday Game Plan

The holidays are a time to reflect on the bounty of nature and, more importantly, pig out with family and friends. For many athletes, the holidays are also a time to compete in a special tournament or competition. Whether soccer, basketball, running or some other sport, you want to enjoy the great spread, especially the desserts, without giving up your game. What’s a player to do?

Refuel With Chocolate Milk Offers Local Athletes Grants

The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign is looking for athletes like you to join Team Refuel. From speed skater Apolo Ohno to top sports nutritionist Ruth Carey, the elite athletes, coaches and trainers of Team Refuel know refueling with lowfat chocolate milk is a delicious and effective way to refuel your body after a …

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Weighing in on the New Year

So you’re a resolutionist. You’ve resolved to eat right this year and get regular exercise, right? Slimming down and getting healthier are common New Year’s resolutions, but following through on the commitment is an uncommon accomplishment. There are many pieces in the weight management puzzle. Emotions, appetite, will-power, self-image, and confidence all play a part. The …

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Milk does a body good, especially athletes

Everyone from gymnast Shawn Johnson to race car driver Danica Patrick to WNBA player Crystal Langhorne has worn the milk moustache. Now researchers in the U.K. are giving scientific support that milk may be just as good or even better than sports drinks for serious athletes recovering from exercise. The health benefits of milk – …

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