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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Kielbasa Sausage Pierogi with Carmelized Onions
In about an hour you'll have lunch for four.

Skinny Sloppy Joes
If you don't like getting your hands dirty, then this is not for you! I used lean beef and added more veggies to make this lower in fat. Serve it on crusty whole wheat rolls or low point buns (extra points). Enjoy your sandwich and have plenty of napkins on hand!

Mixed Berry Pizza
The fresh fruit shines through in this colorful dessert pizza.

Local and National Health Headlines

New research may provide insight into reasons behind male infertility
One in six couples trying to conceive a baby is affected by infertility, according to the American Fertility Association. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that one-third of fertility problems are due to men.

Signs your body is telling you something's off
If you have this common disease, swollen hands, confusion or blurry vision could indicate much more dangerous issues.

Health Tips

6 Ways To Make Your Morning Coffee Routine Healthier
Regular coffee consumption has even been linked to a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and some types of cancer.

Exercise of the Day

A Low-Impact Barre Workout With High-Impact Results
Instead of working out faster and harder, take it slower to work more efficiently, regain mental focus and recharge your body.

Love & Relationships

8 Steps To Tap Into The Raw Passion Of Your Relationship
According to the wisdom of romantic comedies and other popular media, everyone who is coupled-up should feel the beat of a full, tender heart for their beloveds day in and day out. But what's the reality?

Motivational Words

It Starts At The Heart
You change your life by changing your heart. - Max Lucado

What's Happening

Living with Alzheimer’s: The Early Stage
Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - This is designed for care partners of those with dementia. This program is designed to provide caregivers with the knowledge, tools and strategies needed to cope with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. To register call 540-370-0835 or e-mail

Spring Into Health Fair and Expo
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - Featuring over a 10 free health screenings and assessments. Workshops will be given on a variety of health topics, from anxiety and depression to concussions and sports medicine. There will activities, prizes and demonstrations for the whole family. FREE! At the Boys & Girls on 5070 Dale Boulevard in Woodbridge. contact Andrea Whaley at or 703-368-6600.

Kevin English Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, May 1 - held annually at Montclair Country Club. Proceeds benefit Project Mend-A-House. Teams and sponsors are needed. Call 703-792-7663 or email

Marine Corps Historic Half
Saturday, May 17 - Historic Half registration is available. Online registration will be available starting on Feb. 25 for the Historic 10K (6.2 miles) and Semper Fred 5K (3.1 miles) at Both events will be held in conjunction with the Marine Corps Historic Half. Registration costs $45 for the 10K, open to runners eight and over. Semper Fred 5K registration costs $35 and is open to all ages.

Monday Night Zumba Classes
Every Monday - Are you ready to dance, sweat and torch those calories? Then you have come to the right place! Come join the party atmosphere, while you move your body to Latin and International rhythm's, like Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton and many more! Only an $8 drop-in fee! Fitness 1440, 570 Celebrate Virginia Pkwy Ste 107 Fredericksburg, ZaKia Wichowski, 703-919-2257:

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

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.

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