Homemade Oatmeal Bars

Let me preface by saying I love oatmeal, granola and/or any kind of peanut butter type bar.  One might say I'm addicted to them.  I eat them for a quick breakfast along side a banana or apple or simply enjoy one as a pre or post run snack.  There are also many good ones to choose from and I have my favorites that I've shared with you many times.  The problem is though is that most are rather expensive to keep in my pantry and especially have the luxury of having more than one a day, but they are also hard to find in my area so I run out pretty quickly....more
Thanks!  They are great for an afternoon snack and I enjoy them for breakfast, too.  :) more

What's Your Favorite Blogged Recipe?

It is always the highlight of my work week to bring you bite-sized interviews with our speakers. With BlogHer Food '12 looming one month and one week away, I really wanted to take the time to ask a couple of our speakers a question that I always ask food bloggers: What's your favorite blogged recipe? I find it so interesting to hear their wide and varied answers. I also ask it because I like to make new things, and who better to ask for a recipe than a food blogger! As such, for our BlogHer Food Bites this week, I have asked two speakers to share their favorites. Their answers are simply awesome....more
Here's a recent favorite for Homemade Oatmeal ... more

Menu Planning on a Budget

If you're like me, working with a budget {most of the time} is a necessity. Grocery shopping has become so expensive, and I found that I was spending too much money on groceries then always seeming to have a hard time figuring out what to cook for dinner. A couple of ways I've already been working to save money on groceries is with coupon shopping and also grocery shopping on a budget....more
 @sassymonkey And don't feel guilty about those quick fix meals at all!  If I lived in a perfect ... more

Menu Planning on a Budget

If you're like me, working with a budget {most of the time} is a necessity. Grocery shopping has become so expensive, and I found that I was spending too much money on groceries then always seeming to have a hard time figuring out what to cook for dinner. A couple of ways I've already been working to save money on groceries is with coupon shopping and also grocery shopping on a budget....more
 @Genie Gratto  Thanks Genie!  My teenager daughter comes through for me most of the time....my ... more

Menu Planning on a Budget

If you're like me, working with a budget {most of the time} is a necessity. Grocery shopping has become so expensive, and I found that I was spending too much money on groceries then always seeming to have a hard time figuring out what to cook for dinner. A couple of ways I've already been working to save money on groceries is with coupon shopping and also grocery shopping on a budget....more
 @Hannah Nordgren Yes!  I definitely need to learn to make more homemade stuff like you ... more

Menu Planning on a Budget

If you're like me, working with a budget {most of the time} is a necessity. Grocery shopping has become so expensive, and I found that I was spending too much money on groceries then always seeming to have a hard time figuring out what to cook for dinner. A couple of ways I've already been working to save money on groceries is with coupon shopping and also grocery shopping on a budget....more
@sassymonkey Sanity + a no budget issue = Heaven! Thanks for sharing! :) more

Why Cardio Is Important

In keeping with the American Heart Association Heart Month theme, I want to talk more about your heart health and why getting your heart rate up is important.Did you know that just like the other muscles in your body, your heart is a muscle and needs exercising, too.  And also, just like your other muscles will atrophy when not used, your heart muscle will atrophy as well....more
I love it! I'll do lunges to when I'm at work and no one is looking! ;) more

You Don't Need a Gym Membership to Lose Weight

I know I know....you're saying aloud to yourself right now that I'm crazy!It's true! I'm here to tell you that you don't have to spend $ of dollars every month on an expensive gym membership or even an in-home gym to lose weight and get fit.  All it takes is a little creativity and determination....more
@victorias_view Now this one I'm gonna have to look up! Anything I can do in the comfort of my ... more

You Don't Need a Gym Membership to Lose Weight

I know I know....you're saying aloud to yourself right now that I'm crazy!It's true! I'm here to tell you that you don't have to spend $ of dollars every month on an expensive gym membership or even an in-home gym to lose weight and get fit.  All it takes is a little creativity and determination....more
@@BehavioralChild Walking is fantastic! It's such a simple, calorie burning exercise we too ... more

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Unfortunately I've had to learn the hard way about shopping on a budget. I've had way too many trips to the grocery store or Walmart with way too much unnecessary spending.  Then only to get home and wonder what in the world did I just buy!Earlier in the year when I discovered just how much I was spending on groceries, I was forced to approach grocery shopping much differently....more
Thanks! I hope it was helpful for you! @sassymonkey more