Fit Holiday Tips and Treats

November 30, 2011

“Treat Treats as Treats” ~Michael Pollan from Food Rules Now that the holidays are upon us, saying no to treats is harder than ever! Christmas parties and holiday gatherings seem to lead to over indulgence of sweets and goodies.  Treats should not become a regular part of our diet, especially during the holidays.  Rather, they should be treated…

Nothing White

November 28, 2011

“The whiter the bread, the sooner you’ll be dead.” ~ Micheal Pollan from Food Rules After coming off your food hangover from the holiday weekend, getting back on track {eating healthy} sounds like a daunting task.  If you ate all kinds of desserts, sweets, white bread, mashed potatoes, etc. over the past few days, you will want…

Giving Thanks-His Perfect Gifts!

November 24, 2011

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” ~James 1:17 Today I am feeling very reflective and thankful for all the many ways God has blessed my life.  This past year has been an absolute blessing as I have experienced…

Today’s Recipe: Kale Chips

November 21, 2011

I found this recipe on Tenley Molzahn’s (from Bachelor and Bachelor Pad) Facebook page.  Yes, I am admitting I follow her on Facebook… she is gluten free and posts lots of unique, healthy recipes.  This is one of them!  I made these kale chips this past weekend for a party and I must say they taste…

Don’t Be Fooled!

November 17, 2011

Reading labels is oftentimes like reading Greek…basically a bunch of confusing words.  I found these helpful tips in Fitness magazine and they help de-code some misleading labels. “There are plenty of other tricky terms in the supermarket. Don’t let these misleading labels fool you, warns Bonnie Taub-Dix, RD, author of Read It Before You Eat It.” Natural…

Today’s Recipe: Taboule Salad

November 14, 2011

Look what’s cooking in the japple kitchen!! You will love this tasty salad, full of healthy veges and lots of protein! -Mix 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 1/4 cup dry whole wheat couscous.  -Add 6 Tbsp olive oil and 1/3 cup lemon juice.  Stir well.  -Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.  Fluff with fork. …

Yoga What?!

November 10, 2011

I’ve been debating whether or not to write a blog on yoga because there is so much controversy surrounding it when looking at it from a spiritual perspective. However, I love taking yoga classes for many reasons, but it is not a spiritual thing for me-I simply look at it as exercise. So, after coming…

Did You Know? Banana Chips

November 7, 2011

“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t!” ~from Food Rules by Michael Pollan I was reading my Shape magazine the other day and came across a little comparison of foods.  This particular one comparing banana chips vs. bananas blew me away!  I thought I’d share it…

10 Best Foods For Your Heart

November 4, 2011

I found this list in Health Magazine and wanted to share it with you! 1. Oatmeal Start your day with a steaming bowl of oats, which are full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium. This fiber-rich superfood can lower levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol and help keep arteries clear. Opt for coarse or steel-cut oats…