What’s More Important: Being in Love or Being Healthy?

BY: - 19 Nov '15 | Products

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“Did you get your mammogram?” asked my husband.

“No. When was the last time you had a physical?” I replied.

“I’ll get my physical…when you get your mammogram,” He said.

I said, “Bet.”

We’re concerned about each other’s health. However, each of us is not exactly doing what we need to do, personally, to ensure that we are the healthiest we can be for each other and for our kids. We both know that we definitely must do better.

We’ve made it our mission to promote healthy, successful relationships and build strong families. And, having good physical health is just as important to a healthy marriage as good communication and intimacy.

Good physical health is just as important to a healthy marriage as good communication and intimacy.

I really feel like we’ve dropped the ball in this area. Especially when it comes to promoting positive images of marriage, specifically in the African-American community, where the leading causes of death in our community are heart disease, cancer and stroke.  Additionally, we know how devastating critical illness can be, not only to a couple’s finances but their intimacy and their relationship too.

So, I picked up the phone and I made physical appointments for both my husband and me. We’ve both committed to losing 20 pounds within the next 3 months.

This is why I am so happy to be partnering with CVS to promote the CVS Project Health events to help them spread the word about FREE PREVENTATIVE HEALTH SCREENINGS at CVS/pharmacy locations throughout the US; particularly in communities that have significant numbers of uninsured or under-insured individuals.

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Thousands of people have learned more about their health after participating in the health screenings at CVS/pharmacy Project Health events. The screenings include:

  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Blood pressure
  • Glucose
  • Total cholesterol

It’s free and convenient.  And no appointment is necessary. You just have to do your part and just show up! Click here to see the locations and attend an event near you!

So the answer to the question: “What’s more important: being in love or being happy?”  Well, my answer is:  If you love me, you will be pro-active and take care of your health.  They’re both important.

How are you being pro-active when it comes to your health? Have you dropped the ball in this area?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of CVS Pharmacy. The opinions and text are all mine.

About the author

Ronnie Tyler wrote 502 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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Recipe: Delicious Holiday Casserole with Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage that Even the Kids Can Make

BY: - 30 Nov '15 | Products

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TNM Recipe Delicious Holiday Casserole

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, the kids are fully focused on Christmas morning.  And there are two major events at our house on Christmas morning: opening the gifts and eating Christmas Breakfast.

And for the last 5 years, the kids have been preparing Christmas breakfast with Grandma. But this year, even Grandma will get a break….because we’ve found a great Sausage Casserole recipe that the kids will be able to prepare (with minimal help from Grandma.)

You see, this recipe includes Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage.  They have 3 flavors: Original Recipe, Vermont Maple Syrup, and Turkey.  Since the sausages are fully cooked, the only thing you really have to worry about is if the kids are going to get egg shells in your casserole (crunch…crunch….)

TNM Holiday Casserole Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 Packages of Croissant Roll Dough
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups of milk
  • Veggies – of your choice like chopped red and yellow peppers, or spinach, or onions, or no veggies…it’s up to you. You can even use cooked hash brown potatoes.
  • 8 oz bag of Shredded Cheese – your choice, we use Colby Jack or Cheddar.
  • Cooking Spray
  • 13X9X2 inch baking dish

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Crumble entire package of breakfast sausage and set aside.
  3. Spray baking dish with cooking spray
  4. Take one package of Croissant Roll Dough and lay it down to cover the bottom of the dish.  Smooth it out so that all of the seams disappear.
  5. Sprinkle all of the sausage over the dough
  6. Chop veggies (optional)
  7. Sprinkle veggies over sausage
  8. Sprinkle lots and lots of cheese all over everything.
  9. Crack eggs and beat them in a separate bowl.  Also mix in milk with eggs too.
  10. Season egg mixture…with salt, pepper and even onion powder.  This will be to your preference.
  11. Pour egg mixture over sausage and veggies
  12. Take the other can of Croissant Roll Dough and lay it down on top of everything.
  13. Put in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. (Adults should do this for the kids.)  Please keep checking it though…as your oven may cook faster than ours.  You want to be careful not to burn the dough. My oven cooks fast, so I put it on 325 degrees so I could cook it the entire time without the dough burning on the top.

TNM Holiday Casserole Final

This dish was very delicious and simple to make…especially with the Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage! And the kids will enjoy making it for the entire family.  Let them be creative by mixing in the types of veggies (or no veggies) that they like. And enjoy your holidays!!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.

About the author

Ronnie Tyler wrote 502 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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