Monthly Archives: May 2013

Snack Ideas

If you want to create change in your body, nutrition is the place to start. The best thing you can do to keep your metabolism going is to eat every 2-3 hours. That means you’ve got to be prepared with snacks…lots of them.  Today’s post is all about supporting you as you plan your snacks around [...]
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Zone Bars

All I can say is, thank heavens for protein bars.  I mean, really.  You’re committed to eating healthy, you’re giving up a lot of processed foods and your favorite treats.  Protein bars are the one legal thing you can grab that is still a friend to your body (read more about how food is your [...]
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Food Is Your Friend

You might be surprised to know that there are over 10,000 diets on the market today…and that means there are over 10,000 conflicting theories about what you should do to have a healthy body and reach an ideal weight.  Talk about information overload! Well, I guess this post makes it 10,001.  I’m not a nutritionist, [...]
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Magic Bullet

By promoting this, I feel like I am on an infomercial. But it’s so cool, I have to tell you about it. So, setting all dignity aside, let me tell you about the magic bullet.  If you are going to be making smoothies on any kind of a regular basis, you’ve got to get yourself [...]
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The Skinny on Carbs

“Man cannot live on protein alone.” Okay, so I am taking some creative liberties here.  But it’s true.  Contrary to some of the fad diets that have emerged in recent years, our bodies need more than chicken and eggs.  That’s mostly because we have requirements for our bodies beyond looking good.  Protein does promote muscle [...]
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Salsa Chicken

You’re going to love this recipe. My favorite dinners are the ones that give me a lot of leftover options.  This week’s CHOW does exactly that.  The obvious way to serve Salsa Chicken is in a tortilla with lots of great taco toppings.  But don’t stop with a tortilla…See below for all of the different [...]
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Circuit Workout

Prisoner Squats (30 Reps) Pushups (30) Jump Squats (15) Forward Lunges (30 Sets) Twist Ups (20 Reps) Step Ups (20 Reps) Incline Pushups (20 Reps) Plyometric Lunges (20 Reps) Tucked-Elbow Pushups (20 Reps) Rocking Plank (Hold For 30 Seconds Rock for 15 Reps) Prisoner Squats (30 Reps) Decline Pushups (20 Reps) Reapeat 2-3 Times My [...]
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Magic Mom Moments

With Mother’s Day coming this weekend, I’ve been thinking about how grateful I am to be a mother. Motherhood is quite a ride, and time after time I come to the same ironic conclusion: when it comes to your kids, you just can’t help but get back more than you give.

Blender Bottle

For those of you out there who are already using these, I know you love them. (Be sure to tell us why in the comments below!)  For those of you who have not yet discovered blender bottles, make some room in your cabinet.  You’re going to want to get a few of these. What’s so [...]
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Chicken Craisin Salad

If you are looking for a great salad recipe for Mothers day then look no further! In my neck of the woods, this salad is a favorite.  If you haven’t already tried this one, you’re in for a treat.  I’ll share the original recipe, and then suggest a few ways to healthy it up.