Supporting Your Fitness Habit on a Budget

As a broke single mom, I’ve struggled to stretch my budget to meet my caloric and nutritional needs as well as cover my gym membership. Some years were good, others were bad, moneywise. I’ve always had to scratch my head and figure out the best way to meet my fitness […]

Chocolate Amazing Grass

This Month’s Like – Winter Smoothie Ideas

Fuel your body, re-energize and detoxify with these smoothie recipes. Peanut Butter-Banana-Cocoa Smoothie Ingredients 1 cup of skim milk 1 banana 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter 2 tablespoons of Hemp Hearts 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract Pinch of salt Apple-Cinnamon-Almond Smoothie Ingredients: […]

The Body Fat Solution Review

An extension of Tom Venuto’s previous book, Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, The Body Fat Solution is not very instructional, but it is intensely motivational and concise. Tom focuses on the root causes of obesity, such as emotional eating, mental outlook, and even the type of people you hang around. I would […]

Complex carbohydrates

Carbs Are Not the Devil

Carbohydrates are not the devil. Carbohydrates are your body’s preferred source of energy. The human body looks for carbohydrates to fuel nearly every bodily process. carbohydrates themselves are not the problem when it comes to unwanted fat. The whole carb scare, trend going on now exist because: 1.) The low-fat […]

Ground Turkey and Rigate

Ground Turkey and Rigate Pasta

Ingredients: Whole wheat rigate noodles Jenni-O ground turkey Central Market spaghetti sauce Frozen spinach Your spices of choice Directions: 1. Boil the rigate noodles 2. Cook the ground turkey. I used some salt and other spices to give it flavor. 3. Once the noodles are almost done cooking, take some […]

Cinnamon Chicken and Couscous

Cinnamon Chicken might sound like a weird food combination, but it’s actually pretty good. What you need: Near East Wheat Couscous 1 chicken breast Lou Ann coconut cooking oil Powdered cinnamon Salt Directions: Follow the directions on the couscous package to cook it. Season the chicken with salt and a […]

Packed meal

On-the-Go Meals and Snacks

The hectic life of parenthood can challenge your diet. To stay lean and healthy, a fit mamma must plan meals and snacks ahead. Snacks don’t have to be cheaply made and processed. If you plan, you’ll have time to be sure that you — and your kids eat natural, solid meals […]

Olive Oil

Healthy Fats

Many people shy away from all fats when they are trying to be healthy and/or get lean. The truth is, not all fats are created equal: There are saturated fats and unsaturated fats. Some fats are essential and others are not. The source of the fat, the amount you ingest, […]