Coach Lora and Family Handicrafts

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One of my goals for the New Year is to utilize more of my skills and talents.  So I have started a new group for those that are interested.
I love to work with my hands and make crafts, especially with food. I make chocolate suckers, gift baskets, artistic fruit and vegetable garnishes, paint landscapes and work with wood and Fimo clay (wood/fimo pens, beads etc). I would like to produce some sketches, sculptures and other art to sell. I love to get my family involved in my projects too.  My husband is especially good with wood and makes walking sticks, small furniture, handcrafted antler keychains/pens, custom vinyl stickers etc to sell. My son also has some great paracord projects.  Special orders welcome.  Message Coach Lora Erickson at
Look at some of the things we make.
Depending on the interest level I would like to teach healthy entertaining classes.  Here are some pictures to give you an idea of what we can do.

Funny Whole Foods Sketch

This sketch makes me laugh.  Love it!  Enjoy!

Coach Lora Erickson

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Food Network: Spicy Parm Green Beans and Kale

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Nutrition, Recipes, Sides, Weight Loss

This looks so yummy. I will have to give it a try.
~ Coach Lora Erickson

Food Network: Spinach and Green Apple Salad

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Health Classes, News, Nutrition, Recipes, Salads, Weight Loss

This looks so good and super simple. Yum!
~ Coach Lora Erickson


Family Meal Times

I am a big believer in the importance of family meal time.  It is not always easy to do, but it’s fun and in our family often entertaining to sit down and eat as a family.  Here’s a great article on ideas to make it easier for your family to sit down together.  Read the story

~ Coach Lora Erickson

Want to learn more about healthy eating?  Take my Healthy Cooking Class.  To see when the next one is offered message me at

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Pumpkin for dinner


I like to cook up my carved pumpkins for dinner.

~ Coach Lora Erickson

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Do you want to learn more about healthy eating?  Take a class from Coach Lora Erickson.  To learn when the next class will be held message her directly at

Nutrition Fact: Flavonoids

Orange_and_cross_sectionNutrition Fact:  Did you know that oranges and berries contain substances know as flavonoids that can help protect the skin from UV light which can damage the skin.  Sunscreen is still needed even in winter months but eating foods that can protect the skin some is great.  Be sure and include these foods in your diet regularly.

~ Coach Lora Erickson

Pumpkin Seeds – Good Stuff!

pumkin seeds on stone

Pumpkin seeds are easy to make and healthy too.  Simply separate the seeds from the pulp when you are carving your pumpkins and wash them off really good.  Spread them evening on a cookie sheet or stone and bake on 300 degrees until golden (about 35-40 minutes or so).  I like to sprinkle them with sea salt, season salt or Worcestershire before baking.  Yum!  They are also packed with some great minerals, vitamins and protein like zinc, magnesium, Omega-3 fats (alpha-linolenic acid), all the B-complex vitamins, phytoestrogens (helps with headaches, HDL cholesterol levels), tryptophan (helps with sleep), antioxidant vitamin E, not to mention their anti-inflammatory qualities.  They have been known to help the immune system and regulation of blood sugar levels among other things! Good stuff.

Stay Healthy,

Coach Lora Erickson

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