What To Cook This Week

“I want to eat healthy and I’m willing to cook, I just don’t know what cook or eat”.
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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

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

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

The One Thing Challenge

If you want to look better and feel better, I’m your gal!  Here’s how I’m going to help you accomplish both goals and make it easy… I am going to provide you ONE challenge per week.  The challenge will be simple, it will be one single thing that you will begin immediately.  You must continue the… Read More The One Thing Challenge

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Since my son watched the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”, he has been obsessed with meatballs.  The first time I took him out to lunch and ordered spaghetti with meatballs, out came a plate of spaghetti with one giant meatball on top.  As soon as it was placed before him, he yelled “MEATBAAAAAALL”!… Read More Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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

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!

How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good

I have a pretty long list of dishes to take to social events.  I can pretty much pull a recipe from my butt (as my Mom might say growing up, but more eloquently written, repertoire) according to request.  We have a friend in town on a vacation from the Airforce.  She and her fiancé won a… Read More How To Make a Healthy Salad Taste Good

Funny Story About Pho

Pronounced “fuh”.  Fuhnny, huh?  The first time I ever had it, I wanted to try the full deal.  No Americanizing for me, please.  I want to experience the taste of the Vietnamese!  So, when “Pho” opened on the beach (no need to question what’s being served here), I wanted to order the authentic pho with… Read More Funny Story About Pho

Breakfast Parfaits

Breakfast is a hard meal for me.  Not everyone will eat cereal, you know, the easy breakfast.  One kid says the sweeter the better, hardly able to contain her excitement if anything I make contains chocolate, syrup, honey or any other form of sugar.  This kid will choke down canned asparagus (triple gross) if bribed… Read More Breakfast Parfaits

So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Debatable.  That’s what I’m making for dinner.  Another one-pot-wonder.  I’m aaaaall about a complete meal in one dish when I’m making dinner for the little monsters. I want protein, which means meat or meat substitute, such as tofu, eggs, or legumes, at least 2 carbs per serving and preferably one to two vegetable servings.  Usually… Read More So, is it “mih-nuh-STRO-nee”or “mini-strohn”?

Pick Your Battles…

One of the nicest things anyone did for me after I had Andrew was make my family a meal.  It is so overwhelming to bring a tiny, helpless baby home from the hospital.  I felt like I couldn’t get anything done!  It’s especially difficult when you have other little mouths to feed!! My friend, Heather,… Read More Pick Your Battles…

Pretzels in Pennsylvania

Julius Sturgis founded the first commercial pretzel baking company in 1861.  The pretzels were hand twisted until the 50’s.  Most pretzel twisters were able to twist 50 pretzels a minute.  In about 2 minutes, I was able to roll out and twist one.  This was an entertaining tour! They still had most of the wooden… Read More Pretzels in Pennsylvania