Tag Archives: healthy

Still Loving Quinoa — New Protein Salad

Posted on 01. Apr, 2012 in Food

Tomato, Avocado, and Basil Quinoa Salad (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.

 

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…)

Healthy Italian Meatloaf

Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 in Food

Ingredients for Meatloaf (more…)

Weekly Tips for Febrary 20, 2012

Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

How many of the 100+ snacks have you tried during our Month of Lifestyle Changes (of Snacks)? A new favorite is the cucumber slices with Laughing Cow spreadable cheese. Yum, Yum.

Now with Valentine’s over, the flowers have wilted and the chocolate is either all gone (guilt, guilt, guilt) or thrown out and time to focus or re-focus on our goals to Get In Gear for 2012. (more…)

February is our Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Snacks.

Posted on 15. Feb, 2012 in Food

Here are more to add to the 90 plus I have already listed.

People don’t always associate the microwave oven with healthy homemade snacks. Standard fare from the microwave is usually bought pre-made from the store and loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors. This pre-made food is microwaved and eaten by millions every day, although it is hardly the most nutritious option. Here are healthier recipes for two very popular snacks: popcorn and potato chips. Both are made quickly and easily with the help of your microwave oven. (more…)

Weekly Tips for February 5, 2012

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

February is a short month with lots going on; Groundhog Day (more winter), Super Bowl Sunday (Monday recovery is painful), Valentine’s Day (no pressure there), President’s Weekend (have to plan something fun and exciting for the kids) and Mardi Gras (another temptation).

This week’s tips are for you to remain calm and stress free with all of these events on your busy schedule. (more…)

February 2012 is Lifestyle Changes to Your Snacks.

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

We have been talking all year – okay January 2012 – about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways.

This month is lifestyle changes to your snacks. Here is a list to get you started for some healthy snacking options. Remember you should have snacks 2-3 times per day; a morning snack, afternoon snack and optional evening snack.

This list is filled with sizeable options enjoyable enough to devour guilt-free. And while most of these snacks pack a nutritious punch, a few are clearly set out to satisfy that sweet tooth (see #23!). But hey, at 100 calories or less, it’s worth the splurge. (more…)

Weekly Tips for January 31/February 1

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Fitness, Uncategorized

The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)

January 2012 is Lifestyle Change at Breakfast

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food, Uncategorized

We have been talking all month about small lifestyle changes because 2012 is our year to get in gear! Little changes make a big difference in the long run. As opposed to strict denial of everything which is ultimately going to lead to going back to your old ways. (more…)