… I thought I was out of food.

I’m out of food. Or at least I thought I was until I rummaged and scavenged through my refrigerator. I found a lone portobello mushroom from a recipe past… and a few asparagi. Rummaged some more and found a little spinach and made used my final 3 eggs. Then is was time to get relatively […]

Surviving “National Donut Day” during my Whole30

I’m a news reporter. That means EVERY day is different. Some days I’m covering something dark and sad… and other days I’m assigned to cover stories like “National Donut Day!” Covering National Donut Day couldn’t have come at a worse time. I’m right in the midst of my Whole30 challenge!!! That means NO SUGAR (and […]

Adventures in Spaghetti Squash

Finally decided to hop on the Spaghetti Squash train.  So happy I did! I made up my own dressings on the fly. In both, I used parsley, sage, rosemary and regular olive oil. I added grape tomatoes for this one.. This is what the “pasta” looks like when it’s cooked. All you do is slice […]

CHOCOLATE CHILI NIGHT!!

What? CHOCOLATE? With….ground beef?

Whole 30 challenge- first few days

A few meals… Using lots of eggs… Loving avocado, locks and trying new fruits. These are pictures from my first BIG Whole30 shopping trip… Expensive start….but most of the stuff will last me a long time. I used my first day of WHOLE30ing to make egg muffins! Easy as can be. Most are in the […]

I’ve started the Whole30!!

I can’t believe I’m actually doing this… One of my best friends suggested I read It Starts With Food. The book is wonderful and I recommend it to anyone who is ready to get serious about being healthy. Part of the book challenges you to change your life and eating habits over an intensive 30 […]

LARABAR – My new Obsession

One of my (super-healthy) friends loves LaraBar. I tried them… and let me tell you, they are delicious! You can find them in the health-foods aisle at the grocery store. (The area with Slim-Fast, Cliff Bars..etc) My favorite flavors are Blueberry Muffin…. Coconut Cream Pie (you will like it even if you don’t like coconut–it […]

Detox Bath

I love taking this easy Detox Bath! You’ll love it too…. “Simple Cleansing Bath A very simple cleansing bath can be performed as follows: 1. Fill the bathtub with hot water. 2. Add 2 cups of baking soda to neutralize the acids of the toxins. 3. Add 2 cups of Epsom Salts to the water. […]

So true!

♥ Here are two salads I’ve been wanting to try…. 1. Green bean, rocket, peach and fig salad with a raspberry and balsamic vinegar dressing Click here for recipe.  2. Asparagus, Cranberries and Pine Nut salad Click HERE for recipe. 

EVERYONE should be required to read this book…

Healthy Hair

Might try this..  “3 parts olive oil 1 part honey (teaspoons for short / thin hair, tablespoons for long /thick). Heat in microwave for 30-45 seconds (until it just begins to boil). Stir until well blended. When still warm, but cool enough to touch apply to damp towel dried hair and comb through. Wrap in […]

Cook with Chobani!

  I am on the Greek Yogurt bandwagon…. Chris thinks it’s nasty, but it’s so healthy! I love it. Now I know I can use it to cook with. Excited.  Look at this cool way to make healthy dip! “Mixing your ranch seasoning in Chobani yogurt gives you protein and is around 20 calories for […]

Doggy and Kitty First-Aid!

  A must read!  “Think of all the activities your dog does every day, all the places he sticks his nose, all the surfaces he runs around on, and all the living and inanimate objects he touches (or licks). When you’ve added them all up, it’s easy to see why dogs can need first aid. […]

100 Reasons to Exercise Now

Found this awesome list on dailySPARK.  Because it makes you feel confident Because it helps you get stronger Because exercise helps combat depression Because you’ll feel proud of yourself Because you have goals you want to reach Because you’ll feel bad if you don’t Because you want to move forward, not backward Because it burns more calories than not […]

Why Walking is so GOOD FOR YOU!

♥ I’ve been trying to be more active. What I love about walking is that it’s so easy… and look how great it is for you!

Pick the PERFECT Watermelon!

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Travel Toothbrush Holder

  Terrycloth Toothbrush Traveler Buy yours here. 

Chocolate Oatmeal – dessert for breakfast

Here is a recipe I found on the cutest blog EVER!! It’s called Chocolate Covered Katie (the healthy dessert blog). I’ve been wanting to try her Chocolate Oatmeal for a while— so I finally made it before work this morning! Here is Katie’s recipe: 5-Minute Chocolate Oatmeal (Serves 1) 1 serving rolled oats (40g) – […]

Doughy Blueberry Yogurt Bars

I’ve invented a recipe! Mix Martha White (low fat) blueberry mix with an individual serving of plain Greek yogurt. Bake in a 8×8 brownie pan on 425 for about 14minutes. Keep refrigerated after they’ve cooled. They are pretty good. I think I’m going to try making them again with two packs of mix, blueberry Greek […]

North Alabama Spay Neuter Clinic

  This place is helping save millions of cats and dogs by preventing unwanted litters. Help spread the word about this wonderful service provided right here in Huntsville.