RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Don’t let the avocado ingredient weird you out. These. Cookies. Are. Amazingly Good! My cousin passed along the recipe for these a few weeks ago (not sure who to high-five for the original recipe). My husband, a life long chocolate chip cookie fan (and critic) can’t stop talking about them! They are super moist and scrumptious! I had to get parchment paper, not a staple in … Continue reading RECIPE: Ah-mazing Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)

America. Home of the Brave. We owe so much to those who came before us. We are a lucky nation; a prideful nation. Unfortnately over the years, we’ve also become the most OBESE nation. Pssst…. I’ll give you a hint as to why…it’s what We The People EAT! The freedom to eat whatever and whenever we choose. It’s packaged fake food and portion sizes! So as you … Continue reading RANT: Home of the Brave (and the Obese)

RULE: Crowd Out

If you’re like me, forcing myself to eat salads or fish, results in me NOT wanting salads and fish. (And then my eating lots of other things I enjoy because I’d felt I’d been depriving myself of them.)  Opting to eat something “because I know I should” robs you of the delicious meal experience.  Sound strange? It’s like if your mom sets you up on a … Continue reading RULE: Crowd Out

RECIPE: Summer Popsicle Smoothie

Save yourself a sliver of summer by freezing this season’s sweet treats! Making these homemade popsicles can also be a fun family activity to enjoy! The “fruits of your labor” are a refreshing snack, dessert, or just the thing for that sweet craving on a hot summer day. In a blender combine: 1 cup organic strawberries 2 cups chopped watermelon 1 orange (peeled, seeds ok) 1 cup … Continue reading RECIPE: Summer Popsicle Smoothie

RANT: why simplify?

I consider myself a fluctuator.  You know, a sorta healthy weight until the proverbial “___ hits the fan”, life gets stressful, then it starts …. I’m not sleeping enough, I’m eating junky foods, and lots of it, then BAM! I swell up like 2 sizes….until stuff cools down and I’m able to get back to my routine of healthy living. But then again, isn’t that’s … Continue reading RANT: why simplify?

RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

A recent article in Runner’s World (a world I do not live in BTW) warns “the more you sit, the poorer your health and the earlier you may die…NO MATTER HOW FIT YOU ARE” The latest studies show sitting, for long periods of time, like more than 6 hours a day, can be just as detrimental to your health as smoking.   Prolonged sitting is … Continue reading RULE: Sitting is the New Smoking

RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

Several of you have asked me about sweeteners.  As a hard core sugar-addict myself, I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting (ahem, ingesting) sugar.  There are lots of sweetening options out there both artificial and natural. BOTTOM LINE: You have a fixed number of fat cells, it’s how big they get that effects your weight. Sugar and refined carbs (like breads, pastas, crackers, chips, cookies, … Continue reading RANT: Sugar and Spice and everything Nice