What is your approach to snacks? We have been in the process of transitioning to more wholesome and nutritious snacks. It is not hard. It just takes a shift in the thinking. Until about a year ago I used to rely on prepackaged snacks (granola bars, Gold Fish, Cheez-its, etc.), … [Read more...]
Quick dinners from scratch: Shrimp with peppers in cream caper sauce
I have mentioned before that life in my "milieu" is very high-paced pretty much all the time. There are too many commitments and not enough time. I am sure I am not original, and most of you are in the same boat. I let go of some things in order to survive simplify our daily … [Read more...]
Quick dinners: Light cabbage soup.
Raise you hand if you are chronically pressed for time, balancing work (in or outside your home) and other commitments with trying to keep your family healthy. (Raising hand). Because eating healthy is one of my firm priorities, I choose to cook our meals most of the time. And … [Read more...]
“No sugar added” crock-pot applesauce.
If you don't own a crock-pot, this recipe is reason #52 why you need one: This applesauce requires 5 minutes hands-on time, then about 3 hours in the crock-pot. What you get is unbelievably flavorful and satisfying treat snack. After you make it, you will be asking yourself … [Read more...]
The tale of two feasts, or how to eat healthy during special occasions.
Valentine's day has come and gone. I hope you all enjoyed the time with your loved ones. We had a nice low-key Friday evening. Brian and I decided to go out to a nice restaurant instead of exchanging gifts. I did receive a gorgeous bouquet and chocolates though. They made the … [Read more...]
Baby steps to eating healthier.
I firmly believe in the power of baby steps when it comes to switching to a healthier life style. I talked about easing into an exercising routine earlier. In my experience, small doable changes, implemented gradually, bring the biggest results! This is key to not burn out and … [Read more...]