Archive | March, 2012

Tips to Help with Household Chores

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

GREAT TIPS:

Reheat Pizza

Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works. (more…)

Baked Zucchini Chips

Posted on 26. Mar, 2012 in Food

Get that crunch on!  Try these yummy alternatives to fatty chips.  (more…)

Weekly Tips for March 19, 2012

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

How do you go from Mach 7 to doing nothing? Easy, just tell yourself you are going to do it and plan it!  It took some doing but after two very long weeks, this body did nothing today and feel fabulous for it. There was lots of laying in bed until noon, watching brainless television (Does anyone really believe the Housewives of Orange County are real?), napping and listening to the rain and wind.  It is not easy to take time for yourself, but this is your homework for the next week. It may not be a whole day, but find some time at least an hour and take it!  Report back and share your new outlook. (more…)

Meatless Monday – Enchilada Casserole in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 in Food

Whip together this vegetarian enchilada casserole, put it in your slow-cooker and come home to an easy dinner.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons diced green chiles, divided

1/2 cup salsa

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (11-ounce) can corn with red and green peppers, drained

1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce

1/2 cup egg substitute

1 (8 1/2 ounce) package corn muffin mix

2 tablespoons chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers

1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or cheddar cheese

6 tablespoons low-fat sour cream or fat free greek yogurt

1 1/2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Place 2 tablespoons green chiles and next 6 ingredients (through enchilada sauce) in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 4 hours.

2. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon green chiles, egg substitute, muffin mix, and roasted bell peppers in a bowl. Spoon batter evenly over bean mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook 1 hour or until corn bread is done.

3. Sprinkle cheese over corn bread. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top each serving with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro.

 

Breakfast Banana Split

Posted on 15. Mar, 2012 in Food

An amazing idea for a Breakfast Banana Split (without the ice cream of course), and now we are tempted to make this every morning. For a twist on the old classic just replace the ice cream with Greek yogurt and drizzle warm jam over it instead of chocolate sauce then add some berries and sliced almonds and enjoy!

 

Weekly Tips for March 12, 2012

Posted on 11. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

After two long weeks of change around our launchpad, it is exactly what we needed to really look at how lucky and fortunate we are in our lives.  There are lots of tangible things we “could” have or “want” to have, but when it all comes down to it, what we really “need” is our family, friends and health. This has lead to lots of spring cleaning and clearing out the useless stuff around the rocket.

Here are this week’s tips to get you cleaning out the clutter, physically and mentally. (more…)

Stuffed Zucchini Boats — Ahoy!!

Posted on 11. Mar, 2012 in Food

Prep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 30 min (more…)

More Snacks to Get In Gear This Year…Thanks Dr. Oz.

Posted on 08. Mar, 2012 in Food

Dr. Oz has done it again.  A new list of TOP 100 items to buy at the grocery store.  You will be surprised how many you already buy.  (more…)

Weekly Tips for March 4, 2012

Posted on 04. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lots and lots going on around here — kids, soccer, baseball, swim team, school, homework, birthday parties, packing a friend for a big move along with the regular duties, have made squeezing that workout out in every day challenging but doable. (more…)

Ab Routine Needs More Than 10 minutes.

Posted on 04. Mar, 2012 in Exercises

This week’s ab routine is two sets of these exercises done twice a day. (For example, in the morning and before dinner; at 11 am stretch and 4pm blues, etc.) (more…)