Good Day Alabama for March 26, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for March 26, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 26, 2014:

ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Louis Frohock from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the chickens at the Zoo. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

GARDENING - Rip Weaver from Aldridge Gardens and members of the Sylestine Legacy Dancers joined us with a preview of what you'll find at Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience on Sunday, April 6th. It will be at Aldrdige Gardens from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  that day. The cost is a $5 donation for visitors 18 and older and a $3 passport for school-age children wanting to participate in take-home crafts. At the event you can rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians as life takes shape through demonstrations of flintknapping, cooking and hunting weapons, activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery, and children's games and activities. For more information, visit aldridgegardens.com.

NO TIME TO COOK - Given that it's National Nutrition Month, it's a great time to reflect on eating better and exercising more, but let's face it—finding time to cook a healthy meal with a busy schedule can be quite challenging, and sometimes, quite costly. Nutritionist Alexis Barton joined us with some pointers to stay healthy even with a busy schedule! Her busybody solution #1 is to use a meal delivery service. Meal services like bistroMD are an affordable option for the typical American "busybody" who is overworked, overscheduled, and simply doesn't have enough time to whip up nutritious and delicious meals.  Forget about those unappetizing processed meals you find in the grocery store—investing in a meal delivery ensures that your food is prepared fresh by top chefs, and contains the finest and natural ingredients, real vegetables, sustainable protein, and has minimal to no chemicals or fillers. Her busybody solution #2 is to always have portable snacks with you. For the busybody on-the-go, single serve, pre-portioned healthy snacks are an absolute must for staying healthy.  Food companies are beginning to revolutionize healthy snacking by creating portable, single serve packets of your favorite nutritious foods.  For instance, Carrington Farms has a line of Flax Paks, which makes it possible to add superseeds to a healthy diet in a cinch- no refrigeration necessary.  Snacks like these are great for the health conscious, on-the-go consumer, and can be used at restaurants, airports, hotels, any travel situation, and even at home.  Available at Walmart for $6.99. Her busybody solution #3 is to create multi-tasking meals. When it comes to cooking dinner for the family at the end of a hectic day, there are some simple gadgets that can help make putting a healthy meal on the table just a little bit easier. One great option is T-fal's Balanced Living Multi-Cooker.  Gadgets like this make it possible to prepare dinner hand's free- all while juggling work, chores, and the kids' after-school activities. Talk about multi-tasking! Amazon.com, $59.99. She also showed us how to incorporate protein powder into smoothies, oatmeal and more to give your current snacks and meals a bosot! She recommended Cenergy's Amino Plex which is a low-calorie, high-protein option to keep on hand. Available at www.cenergynutrition.com.

LIVING IN STYLE - Celebrity Stylist and New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Zoe, joined us to discuss her new book, LIVING IN STYLE: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour. An unparalleled fixture in the fashion world, Rachel Zoe is recognized as one of the most influential forces in fashion today and is renowned for her effortless take on glamour. Now, in LIVING IN STYLE: Inspiration and Advice for Everyday Glamour, Rachel tells readers exactly how they can incorporate her unique sophistication into their own lives.  From entertaining, home design and travel to, beauty, and, of course, fashion, Rachel offers trusted tips and advice, and gives readers insight on every aspect of living in style. As she looks to her own past and where she has drawn inspiration over the course of her career—and her life— LIVING IN STYLE teaches readers how to apply Rachel's chic sensibilities to their own lives and how to define glamour on their own terms. Filled with never-before-seen photos from Rachel's own archives and tips from her personal icons, colleagues, celebrities, family members, and more, LIVING IN STYLE is a must-have for anyone looking to add a little glamour into their everyday life. Rachel Zoe discussed how to add a effortless, everyday glamour into your life, how to define your signature style on your own terms, advice for living in style from her personal icons, colleagues and celebrities, plus tips on beauty, fashion, travel, home design & entertaining.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama: Terri Brewer catches up with former American Idol hopeful Casey Thrasher from Tuscaloosa. He tells her all about what he's been up to since returning to Alabama, his plans for the future, and the health scare he had with his daughter! And speaking of Idol.... we catch up with Dollar Bill and Madison from The Bull for their thoughts on tonight's performances by the top 9 contestants! As soon as this cool weather passes, it's the perfect time to get out on your deck and soak up some Vitamin D! In Our House we show you the best products to use if you want to spruce your deck up a bit this spring! Singer Michael W. Smith releases a new album and he joins us live with all the details! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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