Tag Archives: sugar

Sugar, Sugar, EVERYWHERE!

Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 in Food, Uncategorized

This is no longer a challenge– this your child’s health!! (more…)

Worst Food for that Beach Body

Posted on 13. Jun, 2011 in Uncategorized

Isn’t it ironic that people who are healthy most of the time, exercise and are super conscious of food throw all of that out the window when they are at the beach.  Last time at the beach we saw a very fit man, reading Men’s Health, drinking regular Coke and a eating a Costco size bag of Doritos. What happened here? Is there a special “zone” that you can eat whatever you want at the beach and nothing happens? I completely understand indulging when the cravings are there.  Wait….oh, I thought I heard Baskin Robbins calling.  (more…)

Weekly Tip for January 1, 2011 ~ Welcoming the New Year

Posted on 01. Jan, 2011 in Uncategorized

There is so much information to share when jumping into the New Year.  What do you want to achieve? Did you make a resolution?  Do you want to tackle that closet that you can’t even open the door because it won’t close again? (In our space station, we have a closet we are “afraid” of, so like all pink elephants, we ignore it!) Is there a “bucket list” item you must accomplish? How about your health, nutrition and  fitness?

Take this first month of 2011 and LIGHTEN UP! (more…)

Personalize Your Hot Chocolate

Posted on 28. Nov, 2010 in Food, Uncategorized

Take your Hot Chocolate and make it your own. You can always start with the old-fashion Original, you can’t miss with the Original.

Original: Combine 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 3/4 cup of white sugar, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in 1/3 cup of boiling water. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes, then stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but keeping it just below a boil. Remove from heat and add in 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Healthy Version of The Original: Combine 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 3/4 cup of Truvia, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in 1/3 cup of boiling water. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes, then stir in 3 1/2 cups of almond milk and heat until very hot, but keeping it just below a boil. Remove from heat and add in 3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Mexican Hot Chocolate: Simply add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a pinch of chili pepper to your favorite. The zip from the cinnamon and chili pepper will warm you right up.

Toffee Treat: Stir in butterscotch chips into the original hot cocoa until melted, top with whipped cream, and then sprinkle with crushed toffee bar pieces (Heath bars are recommended).

Cookies & Cream: Simply crush Oreo cookies and sprinkle them on top of the whipped cream.

Holiday Hot Cocoa: Crush up pieces of hard peppermint candies (approximately one per cup), stir into the chocolate, and add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract for good measure. Sprinkle any leftover candies over the whipped cream.

Raspberry Heaven: Pour raspberry liqueur (preferably Chambord) into an original hot chocolate for a decadent drink. Garnish with a piece of crystallized ginger, if desired.

White Delight: Heat 6 cups of milk and 2 cups of heavy cream until bubbles form, then pour over 12 ounces of white chocolate (finely chopped) in a medium heat-proof bowl. When it begins to melt, stir to combine, then whisk in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Continue whisking until light foam forms. Serves 8.

Frozen Hot Chocolate: Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? Simply mix 3 ounces of your favorite high-quality chocolate (melted) with two teaspoons of store bought cocoa mix and 1 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until well blended. Remove and slowly add 1/2 cup of milk, stir until smooth, and then cool to room temperature. Then blend mix, 1 cup of milk, and 3 cups of ice in blender until smooth. Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Sexy Citrus: Add in 2 strips of orange peel and 2 strips of lemon peel to 4 ounces of melted semi-sweet chocolate, 3/4 cup half-and-half, and 3/4 cup of milk, over heat. Remove peels after 2 minutes and add Brandy and Limoncello to taste. Zing!

Rise & Shine: To put a pep in your step, add 1/2 cup of hot coffee to 1/2 cup of milk. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa, 1 tablespoon of grated milk chocolate, and sugar to taste. Definitely worth climbing out of bed for.

Russian Hot Chocolate: Sorry kids, this one’s for mom and dad only. Mix together 2 ounces of Kahlua, 1 ounce of vodka, and 1 cup hot chocolate made from milk. It won’t just be the temperature that warms you up with this drink.

Peanut Butter Better: Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo ever, right? Melt peanut butter cups into your favorite hot cocoa for a candy-inspired beverage.

Country Cocoa: Stir in maple syrup to your original hot cocoa for a completely different (yet delicious) version.

What’s your favorite variety of hot chocolate?

Weekly Tips for Nov. 1, 2010

Posted on 31. Oct, 2010 in Uncategorized

Has the sugar coma taken over your day? Or were you good and ignored all those Snickers, Reese’s, KitKats calling you? Well, Halloween is the kickoff to our 2010 holiday season.  You need to stay focused and keep on pushing to maintain healthy habits and lifestyle through the holidays are as known around here, The Gift of 10 Pounds that Keeps On Giving!  Don’t throw in the towel and think you are going to “get back into it” in January. Stay focused now and you will be very happy and proud of yourself coming January 2, 2011. (more…)