How often does that negative, self-critical voice inside your head talk to you? Does it say things like, “You have no self-control – look how many cookies you ate!”, or “Look how big that ______(insert body part) is!” So many women are unhappy with some part of their appearance and automatically trash it when… Continue reading Learn to Love your Body
I have to admit it – I’ve never eaten red velvet cake. I’ve seen it on tv and I’ve heard people rave about it. So, I decided to do some recipe research. I found countless recipes for red velvet cake. My goal was to create a healthier version of red velvet cake. I substituted… Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes
One of my new mantras is, “A piece of dark chocolate a day keeps the doctor away!” Dark chocolate is rich in flavanols (an antioxidant) that has a blood-thinning effect, which can benefit cardiovascular health, and it may also boost the immune system by reducing inflammation. There is some research that suggests cocoa may help lower blood… Continue reading Is Chocolate a health food?
Berries, peaches, plums, and grapes are nature’s candy. These jewel-toned beauties are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Who knew dessert could be so good and good-for-you? 4 cups chopped fruit (blueberries, mixed berries, apples, pears, peaches, plums) 1 tbs. ground cinnamon 1/2 – 3/4 cup Kashi Go-Lean Crunch Vanilla frozen yogurt Preheat oven to… Continue reading FRUIT CRISP
How healthy is your heart? When was the last time you had a check-up and blood work done? With heart disease as the #1 killer of women, you should know every detail about your heart. The following list contains all of the important information you need to know about your heart: blood pressure: under 120/80… Continue reading February is Heart Month
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the only way to see BIG results is to make little changes. Huh? Does that really work? When you find yourself motivated to make a big change in your life – lose 20 pounds, clean out the garage, run a marathon, stop smoking – you… Continue reading Little Changes = BIG Results
Here’s a new take on crab cakes, using shrimp and lots of fresh and bright flavors. There’s a great balance of acidity, sweetness, and heat. The shrimp provides high-quality lean protein with almost no saturated fat and very low in calories. The corn and avocado salsa that tops the shrimp cakes gives you a good dose… Continue reading SPICY SHRIMP CAKES WITH CORN AND AVOCADO SALSA