Summer isn’t over yet, so keep on making those fun salads. Here is a new one I concocted: Quinoa Cucumber Salad. (more…)
Feeling like a smoothie? Try this one from celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak. http://ow.ly/htiKq
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…)
Check out these low calorie and easy to make twice baked potatoes.
3 large baking potatoes
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/3 cup thin green onion slices
1/4 cup Light Sour Cream
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Pierce potatoes in several places with tip of sharp knife. Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until tender. Immediately cut potatoes lengthwise in half; scoop out centers, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells.
Beat potato pulp, broth, 1/2 cup cheese, onions, sour cream and mustard with mixer until well blended. Spoon into shells; top with remaining cheese and paprika.
Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
Makes 6 Servings
Per Serving: 88 Calories; 1g Fat; 2.5g Protein; 17.3g Carbs; 2.3g Fiber
Where does the time go? It seems like last week we were just talking about our New Year’s Resolutions, candy or not for Valentine’s Day! Now it is time to get ready for SUMMER! The most (2nd) wonderful time of the year! Working on the annual SUMMERTIME FUN FOR FAMILIES. It should be ready first of June, check back. There will also be a Mom’s Camp list that a friend put together that is phenomenal! Stay tuned… (more…)
This is a great recipe for family dinner, left over lunch or let it chill and serve cold!
• 3 large tomatoes, cut into 1″ wedges
• 2 T Italian blend olive oil
• Course salt and ground pepper
• 2 small zucchini, diced
• 2 cups corn kernels (about 3 ears)
• 2 cups frozen edamame
• 1 rotisserie chicken (remove skin and bones; shred meat)
• 1 avocado (halved, pitted, peeled and sliced thin)
• 3 oz crumbled cheese (goat cheese or feta)
In a large bowl, toss tomatoes with one tablespoon of Italian blend olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Cook – stirring frequently until slightly soft, about 4 minutes. Add corn and edamame and cook until corn is cooked through and edamame are soft, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Divide the mixture among four plates. Top with avocado and cheese; garnish with tomatoes. Serves four.
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…)
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…)
Not only are the holidays here, but in full swing. Parties, cookies, sweets, fudge, cocktails, appetizers, caroling, sleigh rides, Christmas lights and shopping! How do you keep your sanity and stress under control? As the Mom in your household, it is your responsibility to keep everyone happy, the house clean, the gifts bought and wrapped, baking and decorating cookies, and keeping the whole family happy and in the spirit! That is more than enough to send anyone over the edge and into a vat of Christmas martinis and decorated cookies! This week’s tips are to be there for you! (more…)