Claire soup!

Before going to the grocery store this weekend, I thought I would make a batch of soup for my lunches this week. I just put in whatever veggies I had leftover from the week so I wouldn’t have to throw them out. My daughter Claire, who is 9, was helping me chop veggies. She asked…

Tortellini Soup

The first time I made this soup was May of 2009! I sometimes forget to go back to recipes I’ve made that are worth making again. This is one of those recipes. I printed out a recipe from Spark People for what I thought was tortellini soup, but it turned out to be a recipe…

Stylish Blogger Award

Two people recently nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award! I would like to thank my friends Kristi and Christina for nominating me for the Stylish Blogger Award. I am supposed to tell you 7 things you may not know about me, and pass it along. I don’t know who to pass it on to…

Amazing Chocolate/Banana Oat Jumbo Muffins

Sometimes I surprise myself by making something by just throwing things into a bowl and it coming out not only good, but one of the best muffins I’ve ever made. I think I’ve made about 25 varieties of muffins on here too over the last 3 years! I was googling chocolate chip muffins, and everything…

Quinoa feta spinach salad with chicken

I’ve never made this dish before, but I will be making it again. I was thinking about what to make for dinner over the weekend when I knew I wanted to make some type of side dish with quinoa in it. I make a cold orzo salad with spinach and feta cheese, so I thought…

It’s cold out!!! Spicy Oats

I dressed up my daughter like Randy from a Christmas Story today. The actual temperature is 0 with expected wind chills @ -25 below. Snow pants, snow boots, sweatshirt over shirt, heavy gloves, hat, scarf around her face. We only live a few blocks from school, so we just walked but dang it was cold!…

Red quinoa salad

Happy Thursday! This week is flying by so far! I made the most of yesterday by power walking at lunch for 30 minutes, and then walking home as fast as I could for 30 minutes, so I felt really good about that! AND, another day sticking to my calories!!! Wahoo!!!!! I decided to walk to…

100 days

Have you seen the new MTV series, “I used to be fat”? On the show, they profile kids who have a summer before college, or a summer before starting a new job to get into shape. The trainers they work with, give them a HUGE calendar starting with the number 100, and every day they…

Week 2 weigh in/great lunch!

99% of the time I bring my own lunch to work, but yesterday I wasn’t really digging what I brought and I remembered I had a gift card to Panera Bread in my wallet, so I decided on getting that for lunch. It’s about a 15 minute walk from my office, so I took that…

Meet Kelly – 65 pounds lost/Weight Loss Superstar!

I thought it would be nice to start out the New Year with some inspiring stories of people who have done an awesome job losing weight. I’d like you to meet Kelly. She is a Mom of 4, her husband is in the military, and she home schools her children, so if a busy Mom…