Crock pot salsa chicken

                                        I love making things that are super simple.  I use my crock pot all year round, but in the summer it can be used even more so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen…

Green tea pasta???

No, its not this kind of tea.  I was talking to my twin sister this morning and she was telling me about an article in Shape magazine which suggests that you cook pasta in green tea to get more antioxidants!  Basically, take the amount of water you need, add 6 green tea bags, bring it…

Successful losers….+ a recipe! Garlic Chicken

I love reading about other peoples success stories in weight loss.  There is no shortage of information if you google weight loss success stories, but the one thing you have to be wary of is how did they actually lose the weight?  And, if they did lose weight, how did they keep it off?  Of course…

Muffin of the Week – Cheerios Banana Chocolate Chip

  It’s been a crazy week this week!  My 3 kids started back to school, we said good-bye to our babysitter of 12 years, my kids are growing up (sniff, sniff!).  So, I have been a little preoccupied with that.  I mentioned the other day about the Cheerios Challenge, and when I was looking at…

Cheerios Challenge

One of the reasons for me starting this blog, and watching what I am eating and trying to lose weight is because I went to the doctor this past spring to have my blood glucose checked because my twin sister is diabetic, and my dad was diabetic (he passed away 10 years ago of throat cancer). …

Pesto-Mozarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts

How good does that look?  I subscribe to a ton of places where I get recipes e-mailed to me on a daily basis.  This recipe came to me from my local grocery store Dominick’s in the Chicago-land area.  I had posted a recipe earlier for homemade pesto, however this recipe uses jarred pesto (which you…

Baked potato soup

I know its still summer, but I can eat soup all year round.  It’s chilly in my office, and if I have the air on at home, my family doesn’t mind having soup in the summer either.  This recipe is by far my most favorite in the whole wide world.  It was on the cover…

Great Breakfast! Breakfast wrap

The last time I was at Aldi foods, I passed by the bread section and saw that their bakery brand L’oven Fresh had a high fiber whole wheat wrap.  I turned over the package and was surprised to see that each wrap was only 100 calories, and 8 grams of fiber!  (or 1 point on Weight…

I’m so glad I checked!

I went out to lunch at Cosi with a group of people at work.  Now, when I am not watching what I eat, I just go to the restaurant, pick whatever I want and not worry about it.  But, these days, I want to know as much as possible what I am eating.  Luckily for…

Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Fajitas

Sometimes I like making a dish that just serves one, so I can eat the whole thing, not worry about measuring it after cooking, there are no leftovers, just one big meal.  I made these from a recipe I saw in Fitness Magazine.  I love shrimp, it is so low in calories, and you can…