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Weekly Tips for May 31, 2010 – Get Ready for Summer!

Posted on 31. May, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN- Here are some ideas for summertime to think more green; Reduce the amount of plastic utensils you throw away by switching to reusable utensils.   Go reusable and stop spedning money on paper plates, paper cups and disposable water bottles.  Reduce trash by composting your veggies. Reduce the amount of time and energy spent (not to mention your own comfort level)  by cooking two meals at once in the oven.  Reduce the strain on your freezer by keeping it full — it runs more efficiently.  Take your reusable bag (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 10, 2010

Posted on 10. May, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Are you getting ready for a spectacular summer vacation?  Asking yourself “How do I go green while traveling?”  Here are some ideas to make your hotel stay a little greener, try out the following:

•Reuse your towels. If you’re staying in a hotel more than one night, hanging your towel back on the rack universally means “I’ll use it again.”  That way, you’ll be conserving extra water and energy from washing an extra towel. (more…)

Is RockIt Mom really healthy?

Posted on 21. Apr, 2010 in For Kids

There has been some feedback about some posts not being “healthy”.

TRUE, some of the Freebies, Kids Eat Free, Free Ice Cream and chocolates are not true healthy treats. However, you cannot deprive yourself, family and kids of all bad items forever! Everything in moderation!! Special treats give your body and mind the reward it craves. Don’t you work harder when you receive a reward, even if it is small?

You can also be healthy without all the junk. Patron only “healthy” oriented restaurants (Yellow Deli, Rancho’s Mexican, Tina’s Deli, etc.) They are out there you just have to find them.

When out, order your and your child’s meal with fruit or steamed veggies not fries, a dry bun and no cheese on a burger, water or milk not juice or soda. The RockIt Kids are experienced “healthy” customers at restaurants. They request steamed broccoli and grilled chicken breast on the side.

In fact, it was explained years ago, to order your child their own regular meal or share your meal with them when eating out. No need to give the restaurant extra money for a “kids’ meal”. The child(ren) eating your meal will expose them to great foods and obviously more nutritional!

The goal of RockIt Mom is to give tips, recipes, exercises and family fun(sometimes even FREE). This may include some non-healthy, non-traditional items, but live in the moment. Enjoy, take your family out for that FREEBIE and enjoy each other. Isn’t that what it really is all about? You and your family? Enjoying each other, while being healthy 95% of the time?

You will see, if you teach your children how to be healthy and make nutritional choices, they won’t want ice cream, they want strawberries on top of Greek yogurt with honey or agave nectar!!

Week of Easy Meals for the Busy Family

Posted on 18. Apr, 2010 in Food

Looking ahead for weekday dinner inspirations? Here are five ideas for five nights.

Monday: Going meatless

Simple Bean and Pasta Parmesan Bake is a good go-to Monday dish. Preheat oven to 350. While a box of penne pasta is cooking, sauté chopped onions and a garlic clove in olive oil. Add 2 cans diced tomatoes with herbs and a can of drained cannellini beans. Mix with drained pasta. Pour into casserole dish and sprinkle with a mixture of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Bake until top is bubbly and brown, about 15 minutes. Serve with a green salad. (more…)

Weekly Tips for Week of April 12, 2010

Posted on 11. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN – Vacation Energy Saver: Before you leave on vacation – even a weekend getaway – consider turning off your water heater until you return to save energy.  Newer models will heat the water to the set temperature in about an hour upon return.  Or check to see if your heater has a vacation setting. 

2. HEALTH – A “marriage” or pairing of foods and moves are supported by medical testing to help your body reach it’s healing potentials.  Try some of these unions.

Sidestep Skin Cancer: Caffeine + Cardio.  The tests show the caffeine inhibits ATR-1, which prevents the damaged cells from becoming cancer cells. Try a cup of coffee an hour before exercise, as long was you don’t have elevated blood pressure.  The caffeine should increase your endurance and delay fatigue.  Try to get at least 30 min. of some type of cardio per day. (more…)

What belongs in the Perfect Refrigerator?

Posted on 01. Apr, 2010 in Food

The Perfect Refrigerator

What belongs in a Perfect Refrigerator? Is it just any yogurt, spinach or fat-free salad dressings? I have researched many articles to compile this list of items to stock your fridge with that are essential for your health, happiness—and pocketbook.

1. The Perfect Dairy Snack – Stonyfield Farms Organic OIKOS Plain Yogurt. Personally, I prefer Trader Joe’s Organic Greek Non-Fat Yogurt with Honey, but no one asked my opinion.

2. The Perfect Eggs – Eggland’s Best Eggs.

3. The Perfect Salsa – Desert Pepper Trading Co. Roasted Tomato Chipotle Corn Salsa. Salsa is always a healthy alternative and dieter’s dream instead of ketchup, sour cream or ranch. (more…)

Weekly Tips for March 22, 2010

Posted on 22. Mar, 2010 in Fun

Weekly Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN - Tired of looking for that perfect size container for your child’s lunch or snack, so all fit and you don’t have to use a plastic bag? We know we don’t want to use plastic baggies, unless absolutely necessary.  (more…)

10 Balanced Breakfasts

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 in Food

10 Balanced Breakfasts

An ideal, nutritious breakfast contains a balance of complex carbohydrates and protein. Think grains, plus dairy, plus fruits. Examples of balanced breakfasts are:

1. granola cereal, yogurt, a sliced apple

2. scrambled eggs, toast, orange juice

3. veggie omelet, bran muffin, fruit with yogurt

4. whole-grain pancakes/waffles topped with berries & yogurt, milk

5. whole-wheat zucchini pancakes topped with fruit, milk

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