A Healthier You, One Challenge at a Time

Here’s a review of all the challenges we have taken on and hopefully conquered; slip-ups do not discredit your success!!  I’m convinced that you feel better, look better, possibly sleep better and uh ehm….poop better. I have been enthusiastic that all of you have continued some or many of the challenges as you’ve moved forward… Read More A Healthier You, One Challenge at a Time

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Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!

How many of you guys have been filling half your plate with vegetables?  I wanted to share a few recipes that are brilliantly tantalizing and will make this challenge a breeze!  You can eat them alone as a meal or make ahead and serve several evenings in a row for half your plate sides!  Take… Read More Recipes That Will Inspire Your Week 5 Challenge!

The One Thing Challenge Week 6

I had a hard time deciding what this last challenge would be.  I wanted to continue through the full six weeks giving you guys challenges that you can do and eat as opposed to things you can’t do or eat.  I find that telling myself I can’t have something makes me want it even more!  Is… Read More The One Thing Challenge Week 6

Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!

It’s not rocket science.  It’s not fascinating.  It is likely something you’ve heard before, maybe even repeatedly!   But, it is brilliant and it works!!   Week 5 Challenge: Fill half your plate with vegetables For lunch, dinner and if you’re really enthusiastic, breakfast! “It doesn’t matter which vegetable.  It can be salad, squash or… Read More Worth-It Challenge for Week 5!!

My Green Last Night…

I made a super easy chicken pot pie using frozen pie crust, leftover rotisserie chicken breast, chopped carrots, broccoli florets and frozen mixed vegetables with green beans, lima beans and green peas. What was your green yesterday?  Scroll down to comments and let me know! Let’s keep this up!  This is a simple and easy… Read More My Green Last Night…

THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!

Grab a bag of this salad on your next trip to the grocery!  It has loads of green vegetables, dried cranberries, toasted pumpkin seeds and a delicious poppy seed dressing!  Loaded with all the benefits of greens as well as flavor, it doesn’t get much easier than that!  This salad-in-a-bag is a perfect go-to for… Read More THE #1 EASIEST WAY TO GET YOUR GREEN IN TODAY!

Garlic & Soy Bok Choy

Bok choy is rich in folate, vitamins A, C and K.  It’s an excellent source of calcium and fiber. This dark green leafy vegetable is loaded with phytonutrients, plant-based compounds that help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of developing cancer. Here’s a recipe I found that I can’t wait to try!  I’m planning to make… Read More Garlic & Soy Bok Choy

Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done!  Serve with salad.  Serve with dessert.  Serve with nothing; just have seconds!! Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple?  Serve cold, or warm.  Pre-make for a last minute… Read More Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Salmon promotes eye health.  Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which help lubricate dry eyes and the vitamin D in this fatty fish protects against macular degeneration. Eating salmon may improve your mood.  Salmon contains tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter associated with mood regulation.  Studies show the omega-3 in salmon help depression.… Read More 10 Facts That Will Make You Want to Eat Salmon This Week

Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Lemon Pistachio Dressing…It’ll Make You Want to Eat Salad!! I found a great recipe for a lemon pistachio dressing on savoringtimeinthekitchenblogspot.com.  Salad is versatile and an easy vegetable.  It’s a palette for loads of tasty add-ons.  Boiled eggs, pickled beets, toasted pine nuts, pecans or sesame seeds, for example.  You can add marinated artichoke hearts,… Read More Don’t Eat Poopy…Wash Your Lettuce!

Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

At some markets when in season, you can find brussels sprouts on the stalk.  I suppose it presents a bit of a storage issue and an extra step but, how cool to see them in their fresh from the garden state! Preheat oven to 400°.  You’ll need to peel away the outside layers to reveal… Read More Shredded Brussels with Balsamic & Honey

Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Forgive me for my recent lack of posts.  We’ve been doing a bit of traveling, some crafting, a deal of Christmas shopping, decorating and a lot of eating, including Gilligan, my 13 year old Weimaraner, whose binging around the neighborhood hasn’t gone well for his belly….or for my rug.  Ugh! I made everything from scratch… Read More Coconut, Curry Lentil Soup

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!

The weather has finally cooled a bit Florida!  With Halloween here, it’s time to put away the lemons and get out the pumpkin!  I began my morning with mouthwatering, pumpkin pancakes.  I’ve been hitting the snooze button way too many mornings lately and this morning was no exception.  Getting out to run at 4:30 am… Read More Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!!!