Archive | October, 2011

Weekly Tips for October 24, 2011

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 in Uncategorized

How are you doing in that battle of you vs. Halloween candy? Ironically, it hasn’t been that much of a challenge lately for the RockIt Family.  We have been busy with family, birthdays and visitors. Energy levels lately seem to be really low, too. Is it the cooler weather? The early sunsets? Crashing sugar levels? Crazy schedules?  Here is our new thought for you to repeat when you have low energy:

LIKE THE SUN, YOU ARE AN UNTAPPED SOURCES OF RENEWABLE POWER!(more…)

How to Cook with Pumpkin

Posted on 24. Oct, 2011 in Food

Here are 11 great recipes to use with pumpkin.  It is not just for pie and breads anymore! Check it out.  Pumpkin has so many healthy attributes, it should be in everything!

Tip for the Week

Posted on 16. Oct, 2011 in Food, Uncategorized

Time for honesty!! I am tired! I am fried! I am exhausted! It has been a long month and extremely long past 72 hours.  I am going to recover the lost 20 hours of sleep this week. So this week’s tips are a little different.   (more…)

Weekly Tips for Oct. 11, 2011

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 in Uncategorized

Here we are almost to the middle of October!  How are your little ghosts and goblins preparing for the festivities? Are you trying to make trick or treating healthy or giving in with “it is only once a year?” (more…)

Banana Blueberry Bread

Posted on 10. Oct, 2011 in Food

This bread is so tasty. It is easy to make and fun to watch others enjoy it.

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 cup mashed ripe banana

3/4 cup blueberries

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, grits, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, banana, blueberries, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove bread from pan, and cool completely on wire rack.

Options:

Add 1 cup of pumpkin for a fall taste.

Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Add 1/2 cup of cranraisins or regular raisins.  And cut the blueberries in 1/2.

Weekly Tips for October 2, 2011

Posted on 02. Oct, 2011 in Uncategorized

Our weekly tips include NICE, GREEN, HEALTH and FOOD.  Keep on reading for some new ones, too. (more…)

Chicken with Mushroom Gravy

Posted on 02. Oct, 2011 in Food

When you want something rich with gravy, there are few things that will satisfy that craving except for, well…. gravy! But the fat content is a bit tough on the waistline. So we came up with a recipe that will love your hips AND satisfy your cravings, Chicken with Mushroom Gravy(more…)