Maintain Don’t Gain

Maintain Don’t Gain

You know how the whole holiday season tends to center around food? Specifically, comfort foods and party foods - a nibble here, a taste there, an extra slice of this or that, and all the glorious leftovers... Gaining a few pounds each holiday season is so common that...

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Simple Spaghetti Squash Skillet

Simple Spaghetti Squash Skillet

There's life beyond wheat noodles - save calories and dial up the nutrition with veggies masquerading as noodles. Pure genius. Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb lean ground Beef (grass fed, if possible) or lean ground Turkey 1 small...

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Maintain Don’t Gain 2018

Maintain Don’t Gain 2018

You know how the whole holiday season tends to center around food? Specifically, comfort foods and party foods - a nibble here, a taste there, an extra slice of this or that, and all the glorious leftovers... It's so common for people to gain a few pounds each holiday...

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Scruffy Hospitality

Scruffy Hospitality

So many women I know are outgoing and sociable, and would love to have friends over more often. But the stress of menu planning, house cleaning and trying to be a gracious host can be daunting. Sometimes it seems like too much hassle, and we give up entertaining...

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Chicken Parmesan Soup

Chicken Parmesan Soup

This Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup has all of the flavors of decadent Chicken Parmesan in a waistline-friendly crockpot soup! Bonus: It takes just minutes to prepare. Crock pots really are a great way to make soup, as the ingredients have all day to slowly simmer,...

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Grilled Cajun Chicken

Grilled Cajun Chicken

We usually have to marinate chicken breasts to make them flavorful, but this tasty chicken doesn’t require any marinating. A simple homemade Cajun spice rub followed by 8 minutes on the grill and topped with a fresh avocado based salsa yields stellar results. The...

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Kabobs & Kebabs

Kabobs & Kebabs

Skewers of crunchy veggies and juicy tidbits of steak, all marinated and grilled to perfection, are an excellent tribute to Labor Day's end-of-summer feast. These fresh veggie kabobs are packed with tons of flavor – perfect as a healthy side dish to any meal. If you...

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Anti-Sitting Stretches

Anti-Sitting Stretches

Here are two moves and a stretch to counteract the negative effects caused by too much sitting.These exercises use a stability ball and are done in a reclining position, so they're easier on your knees than squats.Keeping your legs elevated throughout each exercise...

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Weekly Meal Prep

Weekly Meal Prep

Let's get an important distinction clear right away: weekly meal prep and food prep are not the same thing. Meal prep is preparing entire meals for the week in advance. Food prep is preparing individual food items in advance, making it easy to grab a snack or throwing...

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Start A Walking Program

Start A Walking Program

Does your job keep you chained to a desk? Want to get moving and feel better? Start a walking program with short distances, slow paces and flat surfaces; and gradually build up distance, speed and inclines. Focus on good posture, with head lifted and shoulders...

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A Serious Pain in the Butt

A Serious Pain in the Butt

Ever felt pain in your lower back when you stood up after sitting for awhile? How about pain in just one of your hips? Or the not-funny-at-all pain in your actual butt, making it hurt to walk? It might be caused by constriction of the piriformis muscle. I can hear you...

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Seasonal Colds

Seasonal Colds

We had some crazy weather last week. Some parts of our beautiful state got snowed on, all of us wrapped up in snuggie blankets, only to switch them out a few days later for tank tops and flip-flops. Egads. It made my head spin. And what often happens when the...

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