Month: June 2011

Choose My Plate!

Choose My Plate!

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ Finally something super simple for the public to decipher!  As the mypyramid can be a bit confusing for some people, many people just want to know what to eat for every meal – this graphic clearing shows a balanced diet.  Compare your plate with […]

Watermelon Granita–Cheers!

Watermelon Granita–Cheers!

Wow, cool off with a refreshing homemade slushy!  Get the kids involved and make this super simple drink with some tasty watermelon.  They will be begging for more! 3 cups seedless watermelon 1/3 cup sugar 1 squeezed lime Preparation Place all ingredients in a food […]

Simple Summer Strawberry Salad

Simple Summer Strawberry Salad

June is prime time for strawberries and nothing reminds me more of my childhood than picking strawberries in the garden, well I actually never picked many I just ate them all, my bowl was always empty .Smile 

 

Strawberries on salads are very popular and here is a wonderful vinaigrette for a summer salad!

 

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp rice vinegar

2 tsp agave nectar

1/2 tsp paprika

pepper to taste

 

Add on a nice bed of greens, add some strawberries, blueberries, chicken, walnuts and you have a delicious salad!

 

By the way -  went to Wendy’s this past weekend and tried their berry almond chicken salad – delish!

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Only 330 calories and the dressing only had about 140 mg of sodium (from what I remember)!  It was excellent – definitely recommend it!

Final Week Toward a Healthier You!

Final Week Toward a Healthier You!

So how was this little experiment for you?  Did you learn anything new about yourself?    I guess for myself, I (really) realized when I am stressed or tired my routine goes out the door.  Thinking realistically when setting goals is a major key to […]

Favorite Friday Product–Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters

Favorite Friday Product–Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters

I think they named this product right – DREAMY clusters!  These little guys are heavenly and it is a good thing they come in individual packets because I could totally eat more.      For only 120 calories, 6 gm fat, 3.5 gm saturated fat, […]

Week 2 of 6 Weeks to a Healthier You

Week 2 of 6 Weeks to a Healthier You

Wow, does time sure fly!  The middle of the program or the hump seems to be the most challenging.  I don’t know about you but I was slowly maintaining my goals and then the weekend came and I just wanted to sleep!  Watch out, when you are tired your hormones may cause you to crave fattening food.  You may also think you are hungry but again it could be hydration, ugh! 

Saturday hit which was an exhausting day and I didn’t want to cook or do anything.  We ended up ordering some garlic cheese sticks from a pizza place which we never do – I can’t even remember the last time we ordered pizza!  But there is always time for every food, I am sure my portion size was a bit much because I could tell my body was not used to that greasy food after I ate it.  Again my body was telling me what it needs.

 

So what, get back on the train again and keep on moving!  What are your goals this week?  Challenge yourself a bit more and increase your exercise activity or increase your veggies intake again.  Whatever it may be – challenge yourself to the fullest!

 

Even though we will be on a mini vacation this weekend, my food goal is to pack some nutrient-packed foods and to avoid those beloved fast food restaurants.  I was thinking about packing some lettuce wraps, veggies, hummus and fresh fruit (oh yeah and maybe some portioned chips – always need a crunch!).

 

And for my exercise goal, I am going TO exercise this weekend while I am away – which is always the hardest when you are not in your usual surroundings.

 

Challenge yourself!

Beat the Heat Snacks

Beat the Heat Snacks

As the heat index rises, it is time to cool off with some refreshing snacks.  The first thing you may think of is ice cream or a snow cone but why not find some snacks that still provide us with nutrients – energy dense instead […]