Month: December 2009

New Year’s Eve Party!

New Year’s Eve Party!

Try this yummy dip for your party ! Hot Pizza Dip Serves: 4 tablespoons, per serving | Source: Recipe created by 3-A-Day™ of Dairy. All you need: 6 ounces light cream cheese 1/2 cup light sour cream 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 cup pizza sauce 1 […]

Got Water?

Got Water?

Do you ever get a headache? Or when you think you are hungry you reach for the first cookie you see in sight? These may be signs that your body is telling you that you are thirsty!   When you have a headache instead of caffeine […]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

You are probably starting to think – ok the New Year is coming soon I am going to exercise five days a week for one hour, eat balanced meals, lose 15 pounds by next month and so on. 

Sometimes our New Year’s resolutions can be a bit complicated but SERIOUSLY – how long will we actually keep them because they are not realistic.

The key is to start out small.  An hour of exercise five times a week may a bit too much when you are not used to exercising at all.  Try 10 to 15 minutes and then increase it from there.

Set your goals very specific and small – give yourself boundaries.  Write it down on a calendar.  Something as simple as putting a smiley face or a sad face if you achieved your goal for the day.  You can even reward (non food reward, that is) yourself for all your “smiley face” days – such as getting that book you have been wanting for awhile.

Remember to make your goals small, specific and realistic!  If you fall off track the next day is always a new day. 

Here’s to happiness and health in 2010!

I WANT A CUPCAKE!!

I WANT A CUPCAKE!!

Especially around the holidays – do you ever hear your child shout this?  Of course, everything in moderation but sometimes after the third or fourth cupcake/cookie for the day it needs to stop!  Here are some other foods I found my two-year-old to enjoy instead […]

Choco-licious!

Choco-licious!

Chocolate – a favorite indulgent for many and even good for you!  Of course the darker the chocolate, the more health benefits.  Look  for the percentage of dark chocolate on the package – 45% is a good start to add some more nutrition and still […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

The day where you unbuckle your pants after dinner– ahh! Or if you like me glad you are finally wearing maternity pants that are elastic.  Enjoy the day with friends and family – just remember that is what it is all about.

Cookie-tastic!

Cookie-tastic!

Still time to bake some goodies!  Try these simply wonderful recipes for the holidays.  Both recipes are four ingredients or less!  That is my kind of baking – especially the week of Christmas! Chocolate Delights Serves 6 dozen cookies. All you need: 2 1/2 cups […]