I have heard about black bean brownies for some time, but have been way to skeptical to try it out for myself....until my chocolate cravings got OOC (out of control). After all, my Mexico vacation.... followed by my trip to Napa.... is upon us, so I would rather make mindful food choices now, than later. Right!? A true Sophie's choice, eh? I found a few potential starter recipes on Pinterest. I say “Starter”, because I always end up tweaking things to fit my health standards.
I love the holidays and tend to go a weeeee bit overboard with the shopping.....food, gifts, stocking stuffers.....doesn't matter. As a self-proclaimed professional shopper, I really put some thought into giving the perfect gift because, NEWS FLASH, no one really wants that cheesy rayon mix sweater from Express. As a gift to you, I will share my list for the top gifts, or gifts to give yourself, for a happy and healthy holiday season. French Press: This love affair happened
While it is ultra convenient to grab a box of granola bars off the grocery store shelf, I can't help but get super skived out by the ingredient list. If you are looking for a healthier snack or breakfast option for you and your family, try making your own bars. I usually start with my own base of quick oats, mix in a few tablespoons of flax seed (for some heart healthy omegas and fiber), toss in some dried fruit, a squeeze of honey or agave and a dash of brown sugar. I have s
I know, I know! Everything in moderation is ok....but it should really be moderation in moderation. I really do believe that there is a time and place for everything, but I can't help but turn my nose up at the following foods: Soft Pretzels: It may be a Philly thing, but these sodium laden treats can be found in every break room from Allentown to AC. With a whopping 70 grams of carbohydrates, this snack option is equivalent to eating over 4 slices of bread!!! I normally wo
It's fall ya'll! Which means pumpkin everything....or at least pumpkin flavored (sorta) everything. There are now end units upon end units at the grocery store trying to capitalize on our obsession with all things pumpkin. I have to be honest, I was tempted to load up and taste test everything myself, but after sampling just a smidget of what was out there I came to a conclusion that it was not worth the calories since nothing seems to taste like actual pumpkin anymore. I kne
If you are waiting until January to shed some weight, think again! Fall may be the best time to commit to some healthy changes. Read on to see how the fall foliage can inspire you. 1. Back to school and back on schedule. I love the saying " when you have more to do, you have more time to do it in". It is so easy live a sedentary lifestyle (one of the main causes of unwanted weight gain) during the dog days of summer. It may work out in your favor that exercise and healthy me