F*** You Metabolism

It’s Sunday morning and I just pulled the trigger on our week two weigh in. And now I’m pissed. I know I shouldn’t be… But, I am. Yesterday, I broke my own “once-a-week-rule” and weighed in. I couldn’t help it. I was curious if my few moments of falling off the wagon would come back…

Chicken Fried Quinoa

So, Mat and I made this Chicken Fried Quinoa dish that I found on EmilyBites.com last night and it was sooooo good! Plus on serving was half the calories of traditional fried rice. Which is awesome. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided ½ cup chopped onion 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon + 1/8 teaspoon…

Foods to Always Buy Organic

Organic products are outrageously expensive, typically costing 10-40% more than conventional products. This means that buying organic is out of the question for many families. But since a few conventional products are notoriously contaminated, it might make sense for some families to buy organic versions of those and conventional versions of other, safer products. The…

6 Ways to Help Your Body Work Better

Here are a few simple ways to change your eating habits that shouldn’t seem impossible. 1) Make sure to have breakfast! With that, be sure that breakfast is a complete meal. A bran muffin and a glass of orange juice is not a complete meal. It’s a large quantity of sugar, fructose, fat and some…

10 Tips for Eating Healthy While Dining Out

1. Try to avoid pasta dishes. It’s always a good idea to substitute noodles for veggies every chance you get! Instead of chicken penne, opt for the chicken and veggie stir fry. 2. Forget “fried” is an option. Make sure to order your poultry to be prepared the following ways: steamed; poached; roasted; broiled; boiled;…

Raw Beet & Mandarin Salad with Mint

So far things, are going good and I’m down 4.9 pounds. However, the rabbit food is getting old. I’ve realized that I always start off strong with the veggie goodness, and then I get so tired of it that I end up going on a binge of badness. The key for me I think is…

Non-Judgement Day

Today is the day of our first weigh in and I’m not afraid to admit that I am a little bit nervous. I’m nervous because I have allowed the LED number between my feet to define how I feel about myself for far too long. Having a testicle-free house for the weekend, I reveled in…

Skinny Chicken Enchiladas

I don’t know about you… but sometimes when I make the “healthy” version of some of my favorite (and delightfully bad for you foods) I can instantly why it’s fewer calories. Because it tastes like complete dog shit. So, I stop eating it. Hense, fewer calories. These enchiladas though… A happy exception! Got this recipe…

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

This meal is absolutely delicious, nutritious and healthy. Plus, it’s easy to make and only uses one pan, so no sink full of dishes to wash afterwards! Even if you’re short on a few ingredients (such as avocado, cilantro or jalapenos), the recipe is still delicious without! One Pan Mexican Quinoa Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive…

Let’s Get This Party Started

On Tuesday, I awoke and started my day out like usual. I showered, made my tea and then started to get dressed for the day. I was feeling a bit “fluffy,” as Gwen would say, so I decided to wear one of my nice, loose fitting shirts to hide it. While I was getting ready…

Hard Choices

So this is the first week of me trying to eat healthy and lose weight. And already I can tell I need to tighten the reigns more than I would like. I’ve been keeping a food journal and for the most part, I do pretty good for most of the day. But there is one…

Benihana Ginger Salad Dressing

This salad dressing is delicious! It requires a lot of ingredients and a blender… but it’s worth it. For this and other awesome recipes check out FOOD.COM INGREDIENTS 1⁄2 cup onion, minced 1⁄2 cup peanut oil 1⁄3 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons celery, minced 2 tablespoons ketchup…