Today’s Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potatoes

February 27, 2012

Ingredients: -3 large sweet potatoes (approx. 6 cups sweet potato cut into cubes about 1 inch square) -2 T olive oil -Fresh ground black pepper -Sea salt for extra seasoning if desired Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash sweet potatoes and cut into cubes about 1 inch square (I leave the skin on). Toss sweet potatoes…

Sure You Want that Snack?

February 25, 2012

Here’s how much exercise a 150-pound person would have to do to burn off the calories in some popular snacks.* Five Guys Fries :: 620 calories (Regular size – 9 oz.)  = Bicycling for 1 hr. 35 min. (9 mph) Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte w/ Whipped Cream :: 410 calories (Venti – 20 oz.) = Jogging…

Today’s Recipe: Greek Yogurt Dips

February 21, 2012

Here are 3 awesome, healthy dips made with Greek Yogurt.  Thanks to a client for sharing these recipes from Real Simple Magazine.  I made the sweet raspberry dip this weekend and loved it!  Enjoy:) Spinach-Pesto Dip 1 cup plain greek yogurt + 1/2 10-ounce package frozen, chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) + 1/4 cup pesto…

The Proof Is In The Pudding, I Mean Yogurt!

February 15, 2012

This is such a helpful article I found on foodnetwork.com that I wanted to share it with you!  It rates some of the top Greek yogurt brands, comparing taste, price and nutrition info.  Greek yogurt is one of my favorite sources of protein and you can see why below!  In the next few days I will add more on the benefits…

Food Affects Emotion…Emotion Affects Food

February 7, 2012

Did you know that food affects your emotions and emotions affect your food?  What I mean by that is you can get caught in a vicious cycle of emotional eating just because of the foods you eat.  It all starts when we turn to food to fill some emotional void we feel.  Food can be…

How Creative: Palm Tree Fruit!

February 3, 2012

I saw this and couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog:) What a creative way to make a fruit tray for your next party.  Kids will love this and adults like me will too. Combine some kiwi, banana and tangerine slices to make a fun, tropical treat!   

8 Reasons Why Women Should Lift Heavier Weights

February 1, 2012

And no, you will not “bulk up!” This is such an important topic for all you ladies out there!  You MUST read this article I found on Shape.com!! Experts agree: Heavy lifting is in! You can’t swing a kettlebell these days without hitting some workout guru, exercise program, or book advising women to not only…