Home-Baked Blueberry & Banana Muffin With Love

‘Strawberry shortcakes… blueberry pies…’ This is what kept singing in my head when I was baking my batch of blueberry muffins....more

Rainbow Fruit and Veggie Tray

Weekend is here and that doesn’t mean healthy eating has to go out the window. Make this colorful fruit and veggie tray. Serve before the main course and you’ve got a captive audience. If you have a snack-habit and I do, this is a healthy alternative. ...more

Skinny Fruity Treats

Summer is finally here and so is the heat! The perfect way to cool off is with some sweet fruity treats. These treats are easy and quick to make for yourself, kids, or when hosting a BBQ for your friends and family. One of our favorite and healthy treats to snack on are fruits. There is an abundance of summer fruits that you can just eat plain (or add a little cool whip on top). But…sometimes you may want to mix it up a bit, so give one of these a try. 1.     Fruit Popsicles...more

The Key Fruit To Cut Down on Belly Fat

We recently did a blog on the fruits you should try to avoid, because they have extremely high sugars. For all the fruit lover’s out there do not fret, because we have a list of fruits to incorporate into your diet. These fruits don’t spike your blood sugar and are perfect for your weight loss journey. 1) Grapefruit- will help you feeling full and satisfied, because it has a high fiber content. It is also rich with vitamins and low in calories. Grapefruit can help flush any extra water weight. ...more

Smooth operator

I have a confession to make…every time I make a smoothie, that old 80s song, 'Smooth Operator,' pops into my head....more

Banana Smoothie

Make this delicious recipe in less than 10 minutes! That's right. This smoothie is so simple that it was made and gone in 15 minutes. As a mother of two, these are some of the recipes I cherish because it is as simple as ABC. It not only saves tremendous amount of time, it is totally healthy and delicious.INGREDIENTS...more

Canning This, Canning That

  Do you grow veggies?  Do you can and preserve food?  My daughter and son-in-law have two large gardens where they grow a lot of their own food.  My daughter cans and preserves throughout the summer and by summer's end, her kitchen pantry is full. Her blog and photographs are inspiring. http://woodridge.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/canning-this-canning-that/#comments      My e-mail: ...more

harness that sun!

The drought here seems unending and the weather-folk are far too excited about breaking all previously-recorded strings of days-in-a-row-over-100F. Me, not so much, but I am looking at my car in a slightly different light at the moment. Yup, I said "car". Read on, this is not actually as much of a non sequitur as it first appears....more

Getting Healthy

If I had it my way, my diet would consist of fruits, vegetables, chicken (grilled or baked), seafood, water with 3 slices of lemon, and various nuts.  Man, that would be great! But, alas, I have 2 sons and a husband to feed, who enjoy more than the plethora of nuts and berries I like. Recently, I have started to change the foods we eat....more