Before you click HERE and watch this AMAZING video, let me give you a little background on why this is SO important.
A while back (and uh, every day for that matter!) my son insisted that I let him buy a huge bag of potato chips because they were GOOD for him! He pointed out that RIGHT THERE IN THE INGREDIENTS was the word “natural”. It MUST be healthy! THEN he was upset that I wouldn’t get him a package of Ramen Noodles. I pointed out that Ramen Noodles contain YEAST EXTRACT (otherwise known as MSG) and caramel color which is a carcinogen (cancer-causing). Of course, THEN my precious son labeled me the ‘food police’ which REALLY pissed me off! But it got me thinking….. Where ARE the freakin’ ‘food police’? Do they even exist? And if so, why do I find myself at the grocery store struggling like hell to give my son a fighting chance of growing up without diabetes, MS, cancer, (insert disease here)….????? So I did what any GOOD food-policing-pissed-off mom would do! I went to my buddy GOOGLE (maybe you know her?) to research WTF is going on here! And that’s when I came across the book Appetite for Profit.
Continue reading Appetite For PROFIT! You MUST Watch This!
It’s May! It’s already shorts weather and on some days – even BATHING SUIT weather (although I don’t know of any pools that have opened yet, so PHEW!!! We got a little time still!). I don’t know about you, but this concerns me a bit (read: QUITE a bit). I’m definitely not feeling so ready to sport the summer look. I mean, I work out and definitely eat for health, blah blah blah – but let’s face it! Even the most conscientious of us are probably feeling the heat, pardon the pun, right about now! So now what?! HELP! Well, I have all the answers. JUST KIDDING! I SO do NOT have the answers! Not by a long shot. BUT, I do have some ideas and strategies that work for ME and are incredibly effective for my awesome and motivated clients!! And I’m psyched to share, cuz that’s just the kinda girl I am 😉 Continue reading Shorts Weather! YIKES!!!
So for those of you rolling your eyes at me right now, hear me out! This will (hopefully) inspire you 😆 . Let me start off with a little story that STILL has me floating (and gloating!). A few days ago, my teenage daughter ACTUALLY said this to me! “Mom, I wish I could devote a whole week to just feeling great and working on my health! I’d work out every day with you, maybe do two boxing classes a week – and on top of THAT, still go for walks, hikes and bicycle rides and run – and every meal would be perfectly healthy and energizing.” …..something like that! (I may have embellished the “with you” part when she said she’d work out every day…… ). Anyway, needless to say, I was THRILLED! And did I mention that I was thrilled? Just checking. I LOVE that I don’t have to be too preachy with my kids (even though THEY’RE probably reading this and rolling their eyes in disagreement!). They SEE me chugging aloe vera, whipping up black bean brownies, trying that new kale recipe or a new work out class – and that I enjoy seeking out and indulging in opportunities to up the anti with my health. READ ON! It’s fascinating! 😉 ….
Continue reading Make HEALTH Your HOBBY!
So here’s your mission should you choose to accept it! Make these babies and do NOT tell your family (especially your kids, who by the way now BEG me to make these! 😎 ) the ingredients! These are crazy easy to make and sometimes don’t even make it into my oven cuz they’re THAT delish …. for real!!! Feel free to leave out the baking powder. I rarely add it. Kay, here goes folks… Continue reading Quick, Fun and HEALTHY Recipe That You MUST Try! SO YUMMY!!!
BIO-INDIVIDUALITY. Say THAT ten times fast! (Kay, don’t really.) 😉 What does this even MEAN and WHY is it so important? First, here’s an example of this lovely word, and tell me if you can relate. You and a friend BOTH decide to follow a plant-based regimen for two weeks. You both weigh the same AND you each eat the EXACT same foods (as each other) for those two weeks. At the end of that period, she’s lost a boat load of weight and you’ve lost two pounds. THAT my friend, is bio-individuality! Read on, cuz this is cray! Continue reading Bio-individuality WHO? Big Word, Cool Thoughts, Read On….
So the reason I put recipes in quotes (up top) is because it’s TOO SIMPLE to call this an actual recipe. However, it IS clever, if I do say so myself! Personally, I like to keep my protein high and my carbs, fat and calories LOW. There are so many foods I’ve pretty much avoided over the years with this philosophy in mind! I used to LOVE pancakes and waffles, so I decided to experiment with my protein powder (I alternate between two: Vega Very Vanilla and Nutiva Hemp Protein, which is why my pancakes are green 😯 ) So here is how easy it is to turn your protein powder into pancakes or waffles and WRAPS! And then stay tuned for the most AMAZING GREEN SMOOTHIE EVER EVER EVER!!!!! (And you MUST message me after you try it cuz I’m dying to hear your reactions!!!) 😀 Continue reading Crazy Delicious and Clever “Recipes”….
What do you call a cross between a bagel and a donut? A DOGEL! I can honestly tell you, these are “to-die-for”! My kids actually beg me to make these even when it’s NOT Passover. These delicacies are the first to disappear at my seders. I don’t know about you, but I cannot stand matzo – and dogels are the yummiest alternative! AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY OF PASSOVER TO ENJOY THESE!! Each year I make batches for my sisters’ families (and used to make for my parents too). I PROMISE you, you will LOVE these and thank me! SO, I’ll give you the recipe, (with a vegan and whole-grain option as well), and some nutrition numbers too. These are very easy to make! You can leave out the ‘sugar’ and it’s more of a bagel. And lastly, thank you to my mother-in-law, Sondy Burg, who introduced me to these YUMSTERS!!! Here goes… They will NOT disappoint 😎 ….. Continue reading Passover Bagels/Donuts – TO DIE FOR! AND They’re Healthy”ish”!
THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS!!! And I’m sorry for the title of this, but there’s no better way to describe these. They just have that very desired and healthy affect of …….. making you ‘regular’, for lack of a better term! 😯 I know my kids will deny that they LOVED these, but they’re totally full of sh** (well not anymore, because they ate my poopie brownies 😉 )! These are yummy, guilt-free and HIGH IN FIBER, making them SO good for you. The main ingredient, black beans, is why I properly named these “POOPIE BROWNIES”! Continue reading Poopie Brownies! Yummy Recipe That’s Healthy and Makes You ….
I recently received a comment/question (which I’ll post below for you to read) from a reader (Amy) about my last blog on carrageenan – and I think it’s definitely worth expanding on. Like Amy, I drank almond milk because for ME, it was a better alternative than milk. If I want calcium, there are far better AND SAFER options than cow’s milk.
In my studies thru Cornell, I came across the dangers of carrageenan. Being the avid nutrition-label-reader that I am, I FREAKED when I realized that carrageenan is one of the ingredients in my almond milk. Needless to say, I dumped it and have fortunately found other brands that do NOT tout carrageenan as one of their ingredients. But this lead me to panic a bit because WHAT ELSE am I ingesting while thinking I’m doing my body good?! So here goes… my upward spiral to weeding out unsafe ingredients that the food industry has so cleverly disguised as healthy! Continue reading Foods Disguised As Healthy, But ….. SUCK!
A heads up! If you drink almond milk, you may (no, you DEFINITELY) want to check the ingredients to be sure that carrageenan is NOT listed on there! If you already know this, stop reading here. But if you don’t, you must know this because it is such a harmful additive and it can SO easily be avoided! Continue reading Do You Take Your Milk WITH or WithOUT Carrageenan?