Chocolate Carrot Cake Smoothie

I’ve been making chocolate cake batter smoothies and carrot cake smoothies all week.  And today I made a hybrid all my own.  Omg. 5 ish Ice Cubes 1 banana 1/2 c Oatmeal 1 t cinnamon 3 drops Liquid Vanilla Stevia 1/4 c Grated Carrot 1 scoop Vanilla Protein Powder 1 T Carob Powder 1 c [...]

Healthy eating doesn’t have to suck

I always feel a little sad for people who tell me they are on a diet, showing me evidence in their big salad with no interesting flavors.  I don’t think salads are sad, you can hook up a salad (without excessive cheese, croutons or sugary dressing), but typically this flavorless salad toting individual is going to [...]

Green Monster: How I got my kid to have spinach for breakfast

I’m all for the regular enjoyment of fruits and vegetables but sometimes I feel like I need to draw a line.  And a line I drew when I heard about these “green monster” smoothies.  I mean I like spinach and all but the idea of pureeing it with a banana and drinking it sounded… well does spinach [...]

Clean Eating; A Family Affair

My husband is not Captain Healthy.  He always jokes with me when I get sick that it “must be all that exercise! Look at me! I don’t exercise and I’m as healthy as a horse!”  He doesn’t consider a salad a meal and while he eats everything I cook there is a running list of [...]

don’t cheat yourself

“Cheat days” are a common part of most diet plans.  You eat a particular way until the weekend, or just Saturday afternoon and you then eat whatever you have been missing.  I have a couple of problems with this. 1)      For me, when I tried “cheat days,” I would think all week about what I [...]

healthy eating: now a psychiatric diagnosis?

My friend sent me a link to this article the other day and it cracked me up. It’s about the new psychiatric disorder named for people who (gasp) avoid sugar, salt, pesticides and dyes. WHAT?! I’m sorry.  Didn’t mean to “caps” yell at you. Here’s the truth.  Once you start to make healthy changes in [...]

the problem with a diet

Ready to take on a new diet?  You read about it, the (insert any diet you’ve ever read about here) plan.  It’s great, you lose weight like crazy and you just cut out (insert a wide variety of “evils”) and you’re all set.  I’m gonna do starting on Monday, that’s why I’ve got to eat [...]

My basic food guidelines

Like all of my other changes with food I started small.  I decided to continue to eat the foods I had always eaten (favorites being nachos, macaroni and cheese and pizza), but have one small portion and fill the rest of my plate up with vegetables.  I also dedicated to only going back for seconds [...]