Archive | October, 2010

Weekly Tips for Nov. 1, 2010

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 in Uncategorized

Has the sugar coma taken over your day? Or were you good and ignored all those Snickers, Reese’s, KitKats calling you? Well, Halloween is the kickoff to our 2010 holiday season.  You need to stay focused and keep on pushing to maintain healthy habits and lifestyle through the holidays are as known around here, The Gift of 10 Pounds that Keeps On Giving!  Don’t throw in the towel and think you are going to “get back into it” in January. Stay focused now and you will be very happy and proud of yourself coming January 2, 2011. (more…)

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Fritttata from Golden Door Spa

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 in Food

This dish, from Golden Door executive chef Dean Rucker, only feels indulgent.


Vegetable oil cooking spray

2 teaspoon olive oil

1 small shallot, chopped

1 cup packed fresh spinach, chopped

4 whole eggs

4 egg whites

8 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped

1/2 cup grated Asiago

2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

4 slices whole-wheat toast

2 cups fresh berries


Heat oven to 425°. Coat 4 small baking dishes with cooking spray. Set aside. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook shallot until soft but not brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add spinach; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Lightly whisk eggs and egg whites in a bowl. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, basil, spinach mixture, salt and pepper. Spoon into baking dishes; bake until firm in the center, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve each with 1 slice toast and 1/2 cup berries.

HALLOWEEN Weekend with so much to do!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Here it is Halloween weekend. There are so many free events and options for the kids from Harvest carnivals, trick-0r-treating, haunted houses and movies. (more…)

Deadlines this week!

Posted on 28. Oct, 2010 in For Kids, Fun


LA COSTA MEADOWS ELEMENTARY: WOW! What an amazing carnival! Can you believe it? So much going on for the rest of the month, just wanted to share: (1) Tues 10/26 RUBY’S Diner Dine Out (all day). You can get the flyer in your child’s folder or on the website. Come out and enjoy a night off. (2) BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS, BOXTOPS are due THIS FRIDAY. Don…’t delay. (3) Get your gift cards ASAP (4) Spirit Wear is in and ready for you. Check out the anniversary hoodies! All of this information is on the PTO webpage or click above on La Costa Meadows.  

HARVEST FESTIVAL at North Coast Calvary Church.  

This is a HUGE family event.  Candy, games, inflatables, food, candy, games for all ages, (did I mention CANDY?).  Be sure to get there early or carpool — parking is CRAZY!



Pumpkin Ring Cake

Posted on 25. Oct, 2010 in Food

Pumpkin Ring Cake

Family tired of pumpkin pie? Let them eat cake this time! (more…)

Weekly Tips for October 25, 2010

Posted on 24. Oct, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

Where have the tips been?  Sorry all, I took off to Cabo with my husband for some much needed baccaciones (vacation).  But we are back to reality and here are the tips…

GREEN – New Uses for Lemons (more…)

Weekend Fun for Oct. 15 & 16, 2010

Posted on 14. Oct, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

La Costa Meadows 25th Annual Halloween Carnival.  This is one of the biggest and best carnivals you will ever see.  There is a midway, rides, games, contests, more food than you can imagine, a haunted house, face painting, crazy hair, scarecrow alley and much more. 

 It is Friday and Saturday, make this a MUST DO this weekend.

San Diego Zoo, the whole month of October, KIDS ARE FREE with a paid adult admission.  Save some dough and have a fun family day.

Here is a great local resource when RockIt Mom can’t fill you in, 365 Things to do in North County (San Diego)

Get out of the rut and try something new this weekend.  CHANGE IT UP!

Weekly Tips for October 10, 2010

Posted on 10. Oct, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

GREEN – 10 Toughest Things to Recycle (more…)

Zucchini Crust Pizza Bake

Posted on 10. Oct, 2010 in Food

Zucchini Crust Pizza Bake -There are even veggies in the crust of this whole new way to make pizza!


•1 small onion, chopped

•1 clove garlic, chopped

•1 green pepper, sliced (suggestion red or yellow roasted peppers)

•1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

•1 tablespoon basil, chopped

•3 cups zucchini, shredded

•2 eggs, beaten (suggestion: one egg and one egg white)

•1/4 cup all-purpose flour (suggestion: whole wheat flour)

•1/2 teaspoon salt


•2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

•1 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese


1.Pre-heat the broiler.

2.In a large, cast iron skillet over medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic, green pepper and tomatoes until softened. Fold in the basil and remove to a bowl.

3.While the onion and pepper are cooking, in a bowl, combine the zucchini, eggs, flour, salt and pepper and stir well.

4.Drizzle a little EVOO (eyeball it) into the same skillet the onion and pepper were cooked in. Drop four equal mounds of the zucchini egg mixture onto the skillet and cook over medium heat for about 2 minutes on each side.

5.Top each of the zucchini-egg rounds with some of the cooked tomato mixture and shredded cheese. Pop them under the broiler until golden brown and bubbly, 1-2 minutes.

Easy Isometric Workout

Posted on 04. Oct, 2010 in Fitness

Hold It Right There!

You’re going to love this: One way to get a slimmer figure is by simply standing still. It’s a strength-training style called isometrics, and it’s a great way to sculpt and tone your body.

Here’s how it works: Instead of lifting and lowering your body or a weight, you hold yourself in a fixed spot.  It creates definition while strengthens the smaller muscles and muscle fibers that have to work harder to keep you stabilized.

Do this total-body workout three days a week. Starting with the first exercise, hold the position for 60 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat the exercise three to five more times.

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Isometric Wall Squat