Month: May 2011

Homemade Reduced Sodium Taco Meat Recipe

Homemade Reduced Sodium Taco Meat Recipe

Make is simple and forget the taco seasoning packet – try this recipe!   Ingredients 1 lb ground hamburger 8 oz can organic tomato sauce 1 tsp hot sauce 1-2 tbsp Mrs. Dash fiesta lime seasoning   (Organic tomato sauce has a richer tomato flavor  […]

6 Weeks to a Healthier You!

6 Weeks to a Healthier You!

Ok, join me on “cleaning” up my life and making healthier habits stick!  It is a only 6 weeks till the fourth of July, which is right in the middle of summer and no one wants to start a new lifestyle then so we are […]

Favorite Friday Product–Dagoba Superfruit

Favorite Friday Product–Dagoba Superfruit

dagoba superfruit

Ok, you probably know I am a fan of Dagoba chocolates but I found a new flavor that is fantastic!!  Superfruit – and just the name makes me feel even better about eating chocolate!

 

This rich dark chocolate contains 74% cacao!  A ton of antioxidants plus added super foods -  acai, currants and gogi berries!  I break this bar into 8 servings and it sure satisfies my sweet tooth.

 

For the entire bar it is 250 calories; 19g fat; 12 g saturated; 10 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber, 18 g sugar, 5 g protein – you can see why I break it into 8 servings.

 

Enjoy a sweet treat with this bar AND get some great nutrition!! Whohoo!!

Drink Up!  A great way to drink more water!

Drink Up! A great way to drink more water!

I always have this problem – not getting enough water in each day and come home dehydrated.  Maybe it is because I don’t take enough time to drink water or sometimes it is just not what I want and I may chose something like coffee […]

Favorite Friday Product–Nature’s Valley Almond/Peanut Crunch

Favorite Friday Product–Nature’s Valley Almond/Peanut Crunch

  Three-o’clock snack-time is an exciting time for me, especially when I have a box of these bars in my desk drawer      They totally satisfy my sweet, salty and crunchy craving.   For only 190 calories, 13 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams sugar and 2 […]

A Mind Game–Tell yourself, “You CAN!”

A Mind Game–Tell yourself, “You CAN!”

If you think you can’t do something, then you probably won’ be able to accomplish that goal but if you think positive, things might just be different!

This past weekend I ran a half marathon, I will admit my training was not up to par but I decided to go have fun and run it anyway.  Well, around mile 10.5, I was starting to run out of gas and I was thinking I should probably start walking because I was getting tired and my hips and feet were starting to hurt. Then came along a previous runner acquaintance from mile 5 and he focused on positive thinking  – “We are so close, we can close the gap to those people – it is all about mind over matter.”  He was 100% right.  Once I started imagining myself running hard  my feet didn’t’ hurt so bad and I was gaining more energy! Well, I finished the race, without even stopping, it was not my best time but for the training that have done I was pretty satisfied.  With two young kids, I am finding my old ways of training just don’t always get done but that is ok – I am being realistic about things that come up each day and just go with the flow Smile 

 

If you think you are always going to be fat, then you will!  Do you see yourself in those skinny jeans? 

 

Think YOU CAN!

 

It might just make a difference!

Favorite Friday Product–Bolthouse Farms Hazelnut Latte

Favorite Friday Product–Bolthouse Farms Hazelnut Latte

Well, I got my coffee fix, a boost of energy, defeated the hunger monster and ingested some nourishing vitamins and minerals, ahh!   I bought this drink the other day when I was dragging, forgot to take my vitamins and needless to say pretty hungry […]