Heart Healthy Black Bean Burger & Smashed Potatoes

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:23+00:00 February 7th, 2014|food|

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day in which the American Heart Association and many others, bring attention to heart disease and it's prevalence among women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and actually kills more women then men annually. Heart disease is often referred to as a "silent killer" because [...]

Egg-ceptional Breakfast: Egg & Veggie Quiche Muffins

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:23+00:00 February 28th, 2013|food|

I'm always looking for quick breakfast options, especially for those dreaded mornings when I have to get up at 5:15 to be to work. On those early mornings I kept finding myself either:a.) Skipping breakfastb.) Buying unhealthy options at work (cheese & bacon loaded omelets)Both options are unhealthy, and the second was also lightening my [...]

Join my #SummerOfBliss team and challenge!

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:24+00:00 June 8th, 2012|food, health|

The other day I came across a social workout challenge that I thought would be really fun to do with a group of people. All of the goals are attainable and having the extra support from other people may make it a bit easier when people are struggling. I know that I am one of [...]

Would an in-store nutritionist help you shop healthier at the grocery store?

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:24+00:00 May 16th, 2012|food, health|

I was reading this article the other day and it really got me thinking. The article discusses a study in which a nutritionist was available in the store for a 10 minute in-store counseling sessions with a nutrition educator to understand labels better. It was found that those who had received the counseling had carts with a greater number of [...]

How to enjoy a salad.

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:24+00:00 May 8th, 2012|food, health|

In our household we take salad seriously.We don't make a salad with just some meager iceberg lettuce and boring shredded cheddar cheese in our household, but instead a decadent and loaded meal with veggies, fruits, nuts, delicious cheeses, flavor packed dressings and succulent meats. There are so many people that shudder when they think about salad and have this totally [...]

Very Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:25+00:00 January 22nd, 2012|food|

It looks like winter has finally reared it's ugly head here in mid-Michigan.  I can't really complain since there has been many years where we've had snow on the ground before Thanksgiving. This year we were given a little reprieve and made it until nearly mid-January before the white stuff hit.Weather like this makes me [...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies = Best Thing Ever!

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:25+00:00 November 11th, 2011|food|

Today was finally my day off.  Let me tell you one thing, they are far and few of them lately. I had planned on being productive today, but decided I needed a 'me' day instead. I'm sure mid afternoon I'll get a motivation kick and get moving but for now....I bake!I've been eyeing a large [...]

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