A Healthy Independence Day

Looking for a red, white and blue healthy treat to enjoy on Independence Day?  Yeah, me too.  Since I absolutely love the fruit that’s in season right now, I’ve been looking at recipes for cobblers, pies, tarts, buckles, crisps and frozen things that feature gorgeous and delicious summer fruits.  The problem with all of them, [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Veggies and Hummus for Mother’s Day

Each year on Mother's Day, the women in our congregation at church receive a nice token of appreciation.  It's often chocolate - but sometimes is a potted plant or cut flowers.  This year it will be chocolates.  I am NOT against chocolate, however I often feel like every holiday or day of appreciation turns into [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|Holiday|0 Comments

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs for Easter

I'm not often tempted by processed chocolate any more, but on Easter Sunday, it can be hard for me to pass up chocolate when I feel surrounded by it.  So many childhood memories of fingers sticky with chocolate, compel me to want to join in! Fortunately, there are HEALTHY options. I've been mixing up my [...]

By | March 31st, 2018|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Take a Cruise and Maintain (or Improve) Your Great Physique

The view from our cruise ship balcony in Nassau. Everyone likes to run away once in awhile, and cruising has become a very popular and affordable way to vacation.  Shawn and I just enjoyed a Caribbean cruise, and as we prepared to go, I realized I think differently than most people when they [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|fitness, Holiday, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Your New Year

Adding more produce to your diet is ALWAYS a good idea. Did you make any New Year's resolutions?  If you did - take another look at them to be sure they're a good idea.  If you didn't - reconsider, but read this first so you'll have success! Only about 8% of people who [...]

By | January 1st, 2018|Holiday, Lifestyle, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Nuts For Christmas – or ANY Holiday

How many plates and packages of sweets did you get so far this holiday season?  I lost count after about a dozen.  YES, I made special Christmas cookies for people I love that really want them, BUT I also made a healthy treat for people who are trying to still avoid sugar.  Enter, the wholesome, [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

If You Love Me, Please Don’t Bring Fat Food to My House for Christmas

One of my sisters posted on her Facebook page, “If you love me, please don’t bring fat food to my house for Christmas.”  Pretty forward, but good for her! I am one of those people that bake like crazy starting on December 1st.  Our family has a Belgian cookie recipe that not only tastes amazing, [...]

By | December 9th, 2017|Holiday|0 Comments

Pumpkin Makes my Favorite Holiday Protein Smoothie Perfect

Like many of you, I enjoy a green protein drink every morning.  I reserve the right to be picky about my protein powder (click here to read about that) and I like to add as much spinach as I can fit in the blender because it's such an easy way to get extra greens.  I [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

How to Eat Some Treats This Holiday Season and Not Feel Guilty

I know there are certain things you’re going to eat this year between now and New Year’s Day.  Everybody has their favorite holiday foods and treats, and no amount of willpower or dedication is going to keep you from them.  It’s not weird or wrong that you look forward to it, and it’s part of [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments

Slow-Roasted, Clean and Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, or you just want to take advantage of low prices on turkeys right now - it's a good idea to know how to make the perfect roasted bird - my favorite way is to SLOW ROAST it! It's so pretty, but we STILL DO want to eat [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Holiday, Recipes|0 Comments