All You Talk About is my Weight
A mother and her young daughter were spending an evening shopping together. The pair were looking for back-to-school clothes for the little girl, who was about eight or nine years old. The mom was frazzled. “Nothing fits you,” she said as she pulled a pair of women’s size 12 cargo pants from the rack of clothing. She held the pants up to the girl’s waist. “Just...
Let's Drink! Chocolate Cherry Smoothie
This chocolate covered cherry inspired smoothie is beyond amazing!! I got the idea for this smoothie from an article on what celebs eat for breakfast in Self Magazine’s August 2011 issue. Poppy Montgomery’s trainer, Valerie Waters, created the Smoother Bikini Body Smoothie. Apparently the fruity, chocolatey combo is supposed to decrease bloat. The Self recipe calls for an acai...
Baobab: The New High-Fiber Superfruit →
Have you seen any products with baobab? This sounds interesting.
Let's Eat! Almond-Date Muesli
This breakfast was super delish!! Very sweet (which I love) and filling because of the oats. I’ve been trying to jazz up my morning oatmeal. I’ve been feeling bored with my usual oatmeal with apples or oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins. I began my oatmeal makeover with Cinnamon Oatcakes, which I blogged about yesterday, and went for muesli today. I already loved oatmeal, but it is...
Taking it to the Next Level
Yes, that is 4:50 a.m. The time my alarm clock goes off EVERY single weekday (6:50 a.m. on Saturdays). Over a month ago I blogged about my commitment to attending bootcamp. http://sweet-success.tumblr.com/post/6145112702/the-uncomfortable-zone My goals were to 1) get out of my comfort zone 2) build strength 3) tone up my wobbly bits. After a month and a half of bootcamp, I would say I’m...
Let's Eat! Cinnamon Oatcakes with Applesauce
I made this super easy and yummy recipe for breakfast this morning. Oatmeal is one of my diet staples. I’ve tried a gazillion oatmeal combos (cinnamon apple, banana cocoa, nutmeg and pear, strawberries and honey, blueberries and strawberries, etc.) and I was super excited to find this recipe in Self Magazine’s August issue. Oatcakes have all the great flavors and benefits of...
What would it feel like to let go of every negative thought about your body? Try...– Self, August 2011
Taste Test: Mango Nectarines
Mango nectarines or as I like to call them, mantarines, are a mysterious fruit. I assumed the mantarine was a hybrid of a mango and a nectarine. The flesh of the fruit has the same texture as a mango and is the same color as a mango, yet the size and shape of the fruit is that of a nectarine. The taste is even more mango-like than nectariney. However, according to Specialty Produce, there is...
Nutrish and Delish
One thing I’ve learned on my journey to living a healthier lifestyle is that making something more nutritious actually makes it more delicious. The flavors and textures of meals are dramatically enhanced when produce is added. It’s also super easy to make an OK meal, super fab. Instead of adding ketchup and mustard to your burger, add some guacamole, tomato slices, onion and lettuce....
Let's Eat! Casaba Melon with Creamy Sweet Curry
After I discovered the casaba melon last week I decided to try a new recipe with the subtle-tasting melon. For more info on the casaba melon, check out last week’s post… http://sweet-success.tumblr.com/post/7493524440/taste-test-casaba-melon While I was researching the casaba melon, I came across this recipe from the Mayo Clinic. It’s a sweet curry made from garam masala, a...
Setbacks only pave the way for comebacks.– Unknown
Taste Test: Jicama
My adventure in trying new fruits and veggies has been a struggle. I’ve been searching the produce sections of the local grocery stores and I haven’t found any new exotic produce. I guess that’s a small town for you. I now have a list of fruits and veg that I want to try - kohlrabi, ugli fruit, starfruit and tomatillos. I just need to locate these items. A coworker suggested...
Food is important. Food is pleasure, comfort, community. Food is delicious....– From “The Skinnygirl Dish,” by Bethenny Frankel
Taste Test: Casaba Melon
Last week, I vowed to try a new fruit or vegetable as part of my month of tracking produce servings. I ended up purchasing a casaba melon at Apple Market. I had never heard of a casaba melon, but assumed it had to be yummy because it’s in the melon family. I also liked the bright yellow color and wrinkled skin of the fruit. The fruit was expensive at $3.99 each. But it was the only thing...
Let's Eat! Zucchini, Mushroom and Rosemary Pizza
This pizza was so delish and so easy!! Here are my thoughts on making pizza… Pizza is often thought of as an unhealthy meal, but homemade pizza can actually be very good for you. Just whip up some whole wheat pizza dough, add some healthy tomato sauce, load the pizza with veggies and top it with low fat cheese. Perfect! I definitely recommend making your own pizza crust from scratch....
The Dirty Dozen
It’s the second week that my coworkers and I have been tracking our produce servings. I’ve been working to incorporate more colors into my diet and it’s been fun! I’ve been making beautifully colored smoothies almost everyday and eating lots of grilled red, yellow and green peppers. I have two goals this week. 1) Try a new fruit or veggie. 2) Be more conscious of how my...
Let's Eat! American Flag Cake
I love baking festive foods during holidays! I really wanted to make an American flag cake this 4th of July because I’ve never made it before. When I looked up recipes online, most were made with traditional white cake and frosting. I decided to make a low-fat and mini version. I baked an angel food cake (following directions on the box) in a 9x13 cake pan. After baking, I loosened the...
Let's Eat! July 4th Recipes
Another holiday is upon us and we will once again be confronted with unhealthy holiday foods. But it is so easy to stick to a healthy eating plan and still have a fab time while celebrating with friends and family! If you plan on grilling out, check out my Memorial Day grilling guide at http://sweet-success.tumblr.com/post/5906201077/lets-eat-memorial-day-grilling. The same tips apply for July...