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Weekly Tips for September 3, 2012

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here it is September ALREADY! Ready for fall, cool weather, sweaters, pumpkin lattes and football! On the West Coast it is still hot, hot, hot. It finally broke 91 degrees at our house for the first time in over three weeks. How are you getting ready for Fall? (more…)

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!

 

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.

Tips Are A Little Different This Week!

Posted on 14. Aug, 2011 in Uncategorized

Tired of the same thing, so are we! Time to switch it up a little. So this week, we are providing information that I bet you didn’t know or some fun facts to break out of the workout routine, Mom routine and Life routine!

IT IS ALL ABOUT CHANGE AND INSPIRING CHANGE!

SNACKING: How to snack sensibly.  Use muffin liners to portion control your snacks.  A muffin liner is about 1/2 cup or 50 calories. So use them for berries, chips, popcorn, pretzels and cherry tomatoes. (more…)

Road Trip Snacks In Good Health

Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 in Food

When traveling this summer, be sure to bring/buy snacks that fuel your body and allow you to stay focused. And ignore that double double greasy burger with shake for only $1. (more…)

Weekly Tips for February 15, 2011

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 in Uncategorized

Where you spoiled and loved this past weekend? Did you dive into that box of chocolates and regret it this morning? Did your sweetie appreciate your fitness and health goals with an appropriate symbol of love?  RockIt Dad handled the best of both worlds; flowers, wine, dinner and new headbands for the gym. How about you?

Now on to the tips for the week.  (more…)

Metabolism Boosting Morning Sundae

Posted on 15. Feb, 2011 in Food

Instead of your usual breakfast, begin your day with this metabolism-boosting sundae to start burning fat in the morning. It’s high in protein and good fats and contains a bit of caffeine from matcha green tea to get your day off to an energized and refreshing start. It may be just what you need to get through your weight-loss plateau.

Ingredients

1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt

1 banana

1/2 cup strawberries

Unsweetened coconut, to taste

Ground flaxseed, to desired consistency

Matcha green tea powder, to taste (available at health food stores)

Directions

Combine all ingredients and enjoy.

Stress Busting Snacks

Posted on 06. Sep, 2010 in Food

7 Stress-Busting Snacks

Everyone has their own way of coping with stress. Sure, exercise, meditation, and spending time doing activities you love are great for combating stress — but more often than not, the only thing we want to do is eat. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, what you snack on can actually help curb your stress, control your mood, and make you feel better almost instantly! So we talked with Marilyn Tanner, RD, a Missouri-based spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, and asked her to recommend her favorite stress-busting snack ideas. (more…)

Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 in Food

Ingredients:

Nonstick Cooking Spray

1 cup golden/brown sugar

1/2 cup natural peanut butter (I used honey almond butter)

1/2 cup of pureed carrots or cauliflower (I used organic baby food carrots)

1/2 cup of banana puree ( I used 1 whole banana cooked in orange juice to mash it)

1 large egg white

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 12 cup muffin tin with liners or spray

2. In large bowl, mix 1/2 cup of brown sugar with peanut butter, vegetable/banana puree and egg white with wooden spoon.

3. Put flour, baking pwder, baking soda and salt in ziploc bad adn shake to mix. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture bowl, stir completely.  Add last 1/2 cup of brown sugar.

4. Divide batter into 12 muffin cups and bake until toothpick comes out clean — about 15 minutes.  Be sure to check before bringing out of the oven.

5. Store in airtight container at room temp for 2  days or freeze for 1 month.

**SOME HINTS**

–Use a mini-muffin tin b/c these are soo good, it is easy to overeat them.  It would have been better to have them smaller and not eat as much.

– Add choc. chips and white choc. chips to the batter about 1/4 cup.  It makes a huge difference with the kids.

– Add some applesause or avocado to the batter to make it a little thinner and get some good fats into them.

Weekly Tips for July 26, 2010

Posted on 26. Jul, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

GREEN - Small, Simple, and Free: Recycling your Toothbrushes.

Even the small things do add when it comes to landfills. Toothbrushes and razor blade handles seem small enough that they should be the least of (more…)