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Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen—Negotiation

Using six key steps can help you and your teen find solutions when you strongly disagree.

“I’m the parent!” “Because I said so.” “When did I lose control over my child?” Do you find yourself thinking or saying…

6 min read

Principles of Parenting: Communicating With Your Teen

Learn tips for talking with your teen to avoid conflict and bring resolution.

You probably have a teenager in your house if there is talk about dating, driving, telephone use, curfew, drugs, sex, music, and friends. These a…

9 min read

Live Well Recipe: Easy Ratatouille

Try our Easy Ratatouille recipe! Add this dish to a pasta night for an extra kick of veggies. Serves 10.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2…

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Healthier French Toast

Our Healthier French Toast is a simple, kid-friendly breakfast. Kids love to play chef! Let them help with this recipe by having them mash the bananas. Serves 3.
Ingredients
1 large or two small ripe bananas

3/4 cup low-fat milk

1 t…

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Snap & Go Pasta

Try our Snap & Go Pasta. For a heart healthy choice, try whole grain pasta. Serves 4.
Ingredients
Spaghetti, 12 ounces

Frozen mixed vegetables, 12 ounces

1 tablespoon oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 can Italian diced tomat…

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Quick Pita Pizza

Try our Quick Pita Pizza! Get your kids involved in helping at dinner time. Let them build their own pizza. Serves 4.
Ingredients
1 cup pizza sauce

1 cup chicken, cooked and diced

1 cup spinach

1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Serve our Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower as a side dish with dinner. Vary your veggies by including carrots or broccoli. Serves 6.
Ingredients
Cooking spray

2 tablespoons oil

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic …

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Try our Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries. Kids love anything frozen. Freeze berries, grapes, and bananas for a cool, ready-to-eat treats. Serves 4.
Ingredients
2 cups fresh blueberries, 12 ounces

Nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt, 12 ounc…

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad

Our Balsamic Roasted Turkey Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Add any fruits and veggies you like to this tasty salad. Serve 7.
Ingredients
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing

3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

1 min read

Picking the Perfect Watermelon

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Summertime in the South means the smell of cut grass, playing in the sprinklers and watermelon. The perfect watermelon on a hot summer day is sweet, juicy and bright red. However, picking the perfect ripe watermelon can …

2 min read

Live Well Recipe: Sunrise English Muffin

This Sunrise English Muffin recipe is great for breakfast. Enjoy foods from more than one food group for a breakfast that gives you longer lasting energy. Serves 4.
Ingredients

2 whole wheat English muffins, split
4 tablespoons pla…

1 min read

Be Safe and Smart With Pesticides

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Summer is here in full force, bringing with it much warmer weather. With the rising summer temperatures, many pests may start causing problems in gardens and landscapes. Before attempting to control with pesticid…

2 min read

From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Grilled Cheese Surprise

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is launching a new series of tasty recipes starting with Grilled Cheese Surprise. Try something new and add healthy ingredients to a classic recipe.
Ingredients

Butter, sof…

1 min read

Live Well Recipe: Spinach Dip

Try our Spinach Dip as a cool snack or party treat. Serve with veggies, such as carrots, celery, or bell peppers, for a healthy crunch. Serves 12.
Ingredients
1 package frozen spinach, thawed, 10 ounces

1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

1 …

1 min read