Browsing All posts tagged under »healthy eating«

really good avocado pasta

February 15, 2012


Remember Jump Rope for Heart? I used to love it; instead of school I got to jump rope and just play with my friends. When you’re 8, what’s not to love about that? If my memory serves me right, I think it was always around this time of year, possibly because February is Heart Health […]

i’m finally back

December 5, 2011


Hello Dear Readers, I’m back! I’ve been busy babysitting for the past couple of days for these two little things. My life has been full of watching Disney movies, diaper changes, singing Christmas songs, and running around the house, among other exciting events. Needless to say, I was pretty busy and didn’t really have time to blog. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! I hope you have a great day and enjoy your time with family & friends. Caramelized Onion Gravy Makes about 2 cups  ½ recipe Caramelized Onions, (about 1 1/4 cups) 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP unbleached all-purpose flour ¼ tsp crushed dry rosemary ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste […]

green bean casserole

November 23, 2011


Green bean casserole is a standard dish on Thanksgiving tables around the country. Most people use the tried-and-true recipe printed on the back of a French fried onion can, and rightfully so because it’s delicious. However, just one serving of this one casserole can be pretty high in sodium and fat. By making your own […]

Sweet potato casserole

November 18, 2011


I’ve never been a fan of sweet potato casserole. Maybe it’s because my parents and sister don’t eat it… I don’t know. Either way, I think it’s weird (don’t be mad). It’s too sweet, too mushy, and I just don’t understand why it’s even on the table for a meal. In my mind it’s definitely […]

10 healthy holiday foods

November 17, 2011


Turkey – Turkey is an excellent source of protein.  It also has beneficial vitamins and minerals including selenium, niacin, Vitamin B6, phosphorus, and zinc. Make sure you don’t deep-fry the turkey, and skip the skin. Cranberries – Cranberries are full of Vitamin C and have fiber as well.  Additionally, they have substances in them that […]

prevent holiday weight gain

November 1, 2011


With the holidays just around the corner (YAY!), overeating and indulgence usually comes to mind. There’s an abundance of food, candy, treats,  holiday parties, etc. for the next 2 months. It can be really hard to eat healthy throughout the holidays because of all the temptations around us. Now, I certainly don’t condone avoiding holiday fun, and […]

Happy National Potato Day!

October 27, 2011


Poor potatoes… They’re one of the first things to go when people start dieting. They have a terrible reputation, but they really can be enjoyed without guilt! First of all, potatoes are delicious. Pretty much everyone likes potatoes, and they are often considered to be comfort food. Americans eat around 50 pounds a year, but unfortunately, […]