Jen Esparza

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Easy Bean Salad

Easy bean salad

A few years ago I picked up this recipe at a health fair. I wish I knew where it came from so I could give it credit. This salad tastes great and is full of nutrients. It goes well with burgers or pulled pork sandwiches. It’s even great on its own added to some romaine …

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Friday is National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day

Heart health is very near and dear to my, well, heart. I come from a long line of high blood pressure and high cholesterol and I have family members who have suffered from strokes and heart attacks. Whether it’s lifestyle choices or bad genes, it’s a scary legacy to be left with. Despite warning signs, …

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The Musical Fruit

Cooking dried beans

Beans are a powerhouse food- high in protein, loaded with fiber, and are high in zinc, iron, potassium, and other antioxidants. Did you know they are both a vegetable and a protein? Beans are just about a perfect food and we eat a lot of them in my house. Cooking beans at home takes some …

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30 Minutes a Day

exercise, 30 minutes a day

  Health experts agree that 30 minutes of exercise each day is good for the heart, improves moods, and promotes overall good health. Everyone else says, yeah, when do I fit that into my day!? Nutrition and fitness are a big part of my life, but even so, it’s easier said than done. Between work, …

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And so it begins

Mistakes, new beginnings

Hi there! Welcome to Balancing the Busy. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t you love when you search the Web for a recipe, how-to project, or maybe a new vacation spot- and you find the Web site you hit has oodles of ideas for you to browse through? Me too! But those folks have been at …

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