I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but I’ve put on a few pounds over the last three or four months. Personal stress, packing and moving, and just general laziness and threw me right out of balance, and before I knew it I was completely out of all my routines. Sure, sure, it’s hard to exercise when you’re … More Finding Balance: Food
I’m all about good food fast, at lunch time. I’ll often just grab leftovers from dinner earlier in the week, but sometimes I want something new and different. I love wraps because I like carbs, but bread is usually higher carb than I want There’s something appealing about having all my food rolled up in … More Meatball, Egg & Spinach Wrap
I don’t know if your family is like mine, but we love to go to the farmer’s market. Honestly, we go for the people watching and the food stands–and I’m not talking veggies. Our market has amazing crepes, Thai food, yakisoba, tamales, Liege waffles, and mini donuts you can smell frying the minute you hit … More Staying on Track at the Farmer’s Market
1 T unsweetened coconut 1 T chia seeds 1 serving protein powder* Kefir to desired consistency. I love the Helios Coconut Honey flavor, but I’m on the lookout for one with less sugar. That said it tastes awesome! * Tera’s Whey is the best protein powder I’ve ever tried. I use the rBGH free plain unsweetened–no … More Raspberry Coconut Kefir Smoothie
Are you stress eater or a stress non-eater? When I’m under stress, I don’t eat (like, at all), and then I have to remind myself to shove something down. I won’t cook when I’m that stressed, so it comes down to fast food, or convenience foods. It is SO AWESOME that there are healthy options … More Stress Eating
These are the bomb. diggity. I went to what I lovingly call the “hippie section” of my Fred Meyer/Kroger store this week, looking for road trip food, and read the labels of a bunch of different boxes of nut-based crackers. Guess what? They’re not that great when it comes to carb/protein balance. I was kind … More Cheese Crackers for Adults
Did you guys know you can buy frozen salmon burgers at Costco and they are the BEST. LUNCH. EVER? I keep thinking I need more fish/salmon but it’s expensive and my kids don’t love it, so it’s kind of a wasted meal. These are awesome and fast and an amazing source of protein and good … More World’s Easiest Salmon Burgers
I have insulin resistance. I’m trying to lose weight. I’m also a real human. I have four kids and I run errands and cart them all over and I end up starving for lunch while I’m out. Sometimes I just need the ease of a drive through. I need to be able to feed four little … More How I Eat from the Drive-Thru and Still Lose Weight
OMGOSH how did I not know about these?! Tiny Gouda is so much better than tiny Mozzarella! I eat a little Babybel or two any time I need protein to balance out my carbs and I’m too lazy to think or cook. These are delicious!
SO. GOOD. Fried fish sandwich with creamy coleslaw. I used tilapia fillets from Costco, and they were still fabulous. Photo and recipe credit AndieMitchell.com.