[14 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Homemade Hummus

So much better than store bought! There is no oil… this is a healthier choice than the brands in the grocery stores.
2 cans garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained.
1/4 c Kalmata olives, chopped
2 to 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
vegetable broth
1 Tbs tahini, optional
1 to 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice, optional
Place beans, olives and garlic in a food processor and process for about 2 minutes, scraping sides as necessary. Add tahini if you want, and enough vegetable broth to make hummus smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Process until smooth.
Serve with baked …

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[9 Oct 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Five Generations of Hands

This was sent to me via email and it truly did touch me. I am blessed to still have my grandmother alive at the young age of 97. I always remember her telling us that we need to eat right, exercise and limit alcohol use. You can’t get any better proof than a woman that has lived to be 97! The rest of the story below makes you appreciate what you have… Enjoy!

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[28 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

Low Fat Shrimp Scampi
with Spinach and Tomatoes
This is a great lower fat recipe for shrimp scampi, and I love the fact the the vegetables are already mixed in. It is easy to prepare and my family loved it! It is still a little high in fat, and you could omit the butter (I didn’t miss it), but it’s a nice treat and is very tasty! Remember to weigh and measure everything to be certain you are not over eating!
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green onion, finely …

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[6 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]
Flax Seed, Fun Facts

Flax Seed, Fun Facts
What is Flaxseed? Derived from the flax plant, an annual herb believed to have originated in Egypt. The ancient Egyptians used flaxseed for nutritional and medicinal purposes. They also used the fiber contained in the flax plant to make clothes, fishnets, and other products. Throughout history, flaxseed has been primarily used as a laxative. It is high in fiber and a gummy material called mucilage. These substances expand when they come in contact with water, so they add bulk to stool and help it move more quickly …

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[31 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Chocolate Shakeology Brownies

Chocolate Shakeology Brownies
Tastes great, eliminates cravings and tastes good! Imagine that?
These tasty treats are a no-bake option and are a cross between a brownie and a chocolate bon bon… awesome!
1 cup Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup instant Quaker oatmeal (I used regular, which also works)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup Peanut butter or Almond butter (creamy)
~ 1/4 cup crushed almonds
Mix together the first 4 ingredients into a soft dough. Roll into 30 balls and roll in crushed almonds (or other nut). Place in an airtight container and refrigerate. Enjoy!
Each ball has 80 calories
Just another way to …

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[13 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

I am always looking for ways to improve my diet and eat healthy. I am lucky, because I love fruits and vegetable. I like meat, but don’t need “plate sized steaks” to be happy. I actually prefer chicken and fish. But… one thing that I have learned, is that is it not always easy to get enough healthy vegetables during the day.
Fortunately, I have discovered a way to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. I have added Shakeology to my daily nutrition plan and have been absolutely amazed at …