• reasons not to skip breakfast6 Reasons NOT to Skip Breakfast

    Are you a "morning person"? I am most definitely not a morning person!   I have never been one of those chipper “rise and shine” girls, and, I don’t think that I will ever become one.  Frankly, I’d prefer to not even speak until noon.  So, for all the folks who would rather sleep an extra thirty […]






This week's featured recipe is from Shelby at fitasamamabear.com. 

If you think oatmeal is healthy but boring - her recipes will change your mind!  Her awesome spins on this B-complex rich food will turn your breakfast from the most important meal of the day to the most delicious! 

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  • summerdazeSUMMER DAZE

    SUMMER DAZE All of my childhood summers were spent with my grandparents in the rural south.   It was during those long hot days and soft warm nights that I learned to appreciate that food was not just something that made its way to the table from packages brought home from the grocery store.  Whether […]

  • 5 quick tips5 QUICK TIPS TO WOK COOKING

    I might be wrong, but I’m going to guess that you don’t own a wok. I lived my entire adult life without owning one either – and now I consider it one of the most important pieces of equipment in my kitchen. I love my wok like a fat boy loves candy.  I bought my […]

  • emotional eating thumbnailEmotional Eating-The Brain/Mood/Food Connection

    Emotional Eating.  What pops into your head when you hear those words?  Easing the pain of a bad breakup with a pint (or two) of Double Fudge Rocky Road?  Or maybe it’s a bag of chips while anxiously cramming for that final exam? Could it be stopping for a burger and fries following a stressful […]

  • calories in/calories outCALORIES IN/CALORIES OUT

    Calories in/calories out is such a simple concept – it is the underlying principle behind all weight loss and most of us get it wrong.   Unlike other nutritional aspects of food, such as sodium, fat, protein, vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, calories are neither healthy or unhealthy; they are simply a measure of energy. There are […]