Healthy in a Hurry – Turkey & White Bean Chili

I’ve been going through binders of recipes I’ve copied from magazines, or gotten from friends during my time off from work over the Holidays. I wish I could get paid for reading cookbooks/recipes I would be a millionaire!! During the fast paced Holidays and people having extra days off for The New Years, here is…

New Years Eve Healthy Bean dip recipe!

How many of you stay home on New Years Eve? We do! Every year we let the kids stay up and bring out snacks around 10 ish. This year I want to add some healthier options for me, so I went to Cooking Light to see if I could find a dip that I could…

I’m back on!

What a wonderful Holiday time….I haven’t ventured to step on the scale yet, I’m going to kind of detox my body by eating healthy foods for the next week or so and then see what the scale says. Thanks to my Aunt and Brother, I kind of over did it with the Chex Party Mix!…

Happy Holidays!!

I’m taking the week off of blogging! With family in town, shopping, baking, decorating, it’s going to be an awesome week! I will be catching up with all your blogs and re-capping my Holidays next week! I hope you and your families have a Very Merry Holiday!!!!

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

There is a restaurant around the corner from my office that sells Roasted Red Pepper Soup every Wednesday. You know its good when many people in my office come back with the great aroma of that wonderful soup. I’ve had it many times, and every spoonful is better than the last. I always wondered, I…

Egg Nog Pancakes

I got this super old Weight Watchers Cookbook for a quarter at a garage sale. I’ve actually used it several times and this morning I used it to make pancakes. There was a recipe for buttermilk pancakes, but instead of adding the buttermilk, I added fat free egg nog instead! Ingredients: (I made a few…

Losing Pounds for hunger! Pound for Pound Challenge

A representative from General Mills has asked me to highlight an initiative with General Mills and Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser! The Biggest Loser shared new stats from the U.S government citing more than 49 million Americans struggled to get enough to eat in 2008, the highest total in 14 years. To wake up…

Pasta Bake

I had no idea what to make for dinner last night. I started to look in my freezer, in the pantry, on the shelf, in the fridge. I was stumped! But then I saw that I had ricotta cheese I hadn’t used yet, and not wanting to waste that I built my meal around that….

The best smoothie ever!

Even though in Chicago the actual temperature is 0, with a windchill of -23, I still enjoy making smoothies for breakfast and today’s was the tastiest EVER! Ingredients in my Magic Bullet: 3 handfuls of fresh spinach 1 tsp. sugar 1 TB. ground flax seed 1/2 cup frozen blueberries handful of cranberries (they were also…

The Biggest Loser Finale! Re-cap!

H-O-L-Y C-O-W that was a great finale! It’s always my favorite part of the season. I totally called it yesterday, I thought for sure Danny would win since he lost so much weight on his own for that 60 days. But, did I think he could get down to 191 pounds from 440?? Ummm…no! Where…