How to Lose Weight with Smoothies

July 24, 2012

This is a guest post by Olivia Parker. The right smoothie diet can help you lose weight and even maintain a flat belly. For the flat-belly diet, what you need are smoothie-perfect monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) that aid in fighting the accumulation of unsightly belly fat. MUFAs are found in avocados, olives, and nuts. To [...]

Sugars in Fruit vs. Processed Snacks - What’s the Difference?

February 27, 2012

This is a guest post by Jaime A. Heidel. If you’re trying to lose weight, you might think you have to avoid all types of sugar. Not necessarily true. Believe it or not, there’s a real difference between the natural sugars that can be found in fruit versus the sugar you’ll find in processed food. [...]

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Pre/Post-Workout Recovery Foods

December 23, 2011
recovery foods

This is a guest post by Marina Salsbury. Building muscle mass and sustaining energy after your workout requires fuel, in the form of food, so your muscles have a nutrient-filled environment to grow while you continue on with your day without fatiguing. Ideal food for sustaining energy, maintaining health, and realizing results pre and post-workout [...]

Rate My Meals – 2011-04-04

April 4, 2011
Monday Meals

It’s been almost a month since I did a RMM post and not coincidently, I’ve gained more than a few pounds during that time. Taking the time to think through my meals and knowing that I will be posting the pictures helps keep me in line. The pictures aren’t special like the pictures I posted [...]


Great Food Pics of the Week

April 3, 2011
Food Pictures

Rut city, baby. How best to get out of it? Check out what people better than I are doing. And eating. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the past week by other bloggers. Check out the healthy market basket from David of Keep It Up, David. Lack of shopping has been one of [...]


Rate My Meals – 2010-12-04

December 4, 2010
Saturday Meals

Woke up to see the driveway covered in nice soft, white fluffy snow. Probably about 5-6 inches of it. Cranked up the snow blower and made quick work of it. I suppose I should have shoveled it, but I felt like getting it done quickly. Did some shopping; picked up some winter gloves, some Under [...]

How to Eat a Persimmon

November 27, 2010

A few weeks ago I bought a persimmon at the grocery store. I didn’t know anything about persimmons but they were in the exotic fruit section of the produce area and I like to try new things so I bought one. The persimmon I bought felt ripe to me (it had a nice slight give [...]


Honeycrisp Season

September 27, 2007

It’s Honeycrisp season in Minnesota. That’s great news for me because these apples are without a doubt the best tasting apples around and they make a stellar treat sure to satisfy any of my sweet tooth cravings.  Because my whole family enjoys them we always keep a good supply and because they store so well even [...]


A First - Uneaten Pizza!

September 7, 2007

Uneaten pizza.  This is not a phrase I have uttered much in my life except for maybe in the context of the morning after a big party - “Hey look, uneaten pizza.  Breakfast!”  But “uneaten pizza” was indeed uttered by me last night and it was because I was putting two complete uneaten pizzas away [...]


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