Month: December 2010

It’s Almost Like Caramel Corn! Make it for the holidays!

It’s Almost Like Caramel Corn! Make it for the holidays!

Now I was looking in the cereal aisle in the grocery store the other day and came across a variety of puffed grain cereals.  As I turn over the packages and look at the nutrition facts  I noticed it was pretty basic nutrients for wholesome […]

More Holiday Favorites!

More Holiday Favorites!

One recipe that I have been making quite a bit lately for people to try is the good ole’ Caramel Apple Salad! Made with Yoplait caramel parfaits, apples, pineapple and topped with your favorite granola – my personal fav, Nature’s Path! Quick, simple and healthy!  […]

My favorite go-to holiday treats!

My favorite go-to holiday treats!

Through all the hustle and bustle of holiday week –its the final countdown, ahh!  You may have your shopping already to go but what food are you going to make? Here are my favorites that are quick, simple and healthy! 

 

First let’s think about the chocolate group for the holidays!  Ah-ha! 

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies – the perfect little treat that adds a bit of nutrition (lower in sugar & higher in fiber) and your guests won’t even know it! The perfect serving size to satisfy your sweet tooth!

 

Next, there always needs to be a vegetable tray at every holiday party but sometimes we can get a bit carried away with the dip. Well, this is simplest – yet the yummiest dip (and healthy too – shhh)!

-Take one container (17 oz) plain Greek yogurt and add any seasoning packet you like – my favorite is French onion!

You can eat much more of this dip than any regular veggie dip plus in a 1 cup serving it is 30% of your daily value of calcium! Now, there is no stopping how many veggies you pop in your mouth! Hooray!

fage-greek-yogurt

french onion

 

More of my favorites coming tomorrow!!!

Favorite Friday Product–EarthGrains Bread

Favorite Friday Product–EarthGrains Bread

EARTHGRAINS 100% Natural (Double Fiber) 100% Whole Wheat Bread For one slice it is 110 calories; 1.5 g fat; 170 mg sodium; 4 g sugars; 20 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber!; 17 g whole grains.  Yes, it is a bit heftier in calories but it […]

It’s a Salad in a Wrap!

It’s a Salad in a Wrap!

I am sure this idea is out there somewhere else but one day after I was fed up with fast food as we traveled home, I thought up this concept.  Ok, so sadly busy mom’s best friend is the drive thru – I just wish […]

New Year’s Resolutions–Any thought?

New Year’s Resolutions–Any thought?

Yes, I know it is early but have you been thinking about any special changes for the New Year?  Studies have shown it takes about a good month in order for people to begin a new lifestyle.

 

For me, the New Year involves excitement of a fresh clean slate . . .hmm . . . what would I like to accomplish in 2011?  Health, career, family, etc?  What is it for you?

 

I guess the big question is – How can you make your life healthier?  Think simple!  We may all have a large goal whether it is losing 50 pounds or running a marathon but how can you make a simple start to that long-term goal?

 

Maybe it is eating more fruits and vegetables or exercising at least 30 minutes a day – get a calendar for 2011 and schedule it right on the calendar!  Make time for you and your health!

 

2011 Staples Desk Pad Calendar, 22  x 17

http://www.staples.com/2011-Staples-Desk-Pad-Calendar/product-nr_854602?cmArea=home_box1

I like a large calendar where I can write it in and see what I have upcoming for the week.  For me I keep the calendar on my frig and write down my running schedule.  Be realistic, plan accordingly to your work and family schedule but also set aside the time from your other duties as well.

 

You can even slowly start today. . .get ready 2011!!

 

Go online and find a training schedule if you goal is to run your first road race or increase your time – here are some favorites

http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/5k.html

http://www.halhigdon.com/

http://www.runnersworld.com/channel/0,,s6-238-0-0-0,00.html

Favorite Friday Product–Atheno’s Whole Wheat Pita Chips

Favorite Friday Product–Atheno’s Whole Wheat Pita Chips

  Yes, the very first ingredient is whole wheat flour!  Serving size about 11 chips for 120 calories; 4 gm fat; 0 gm trans  fat; 0 gm saturated; 0 mg cholesterol; 170 mg sodium; 19 g carbohydrates; 3 gm fiber; 0 gm sugar; 4 gm […]