Cookie experiment – and it worked!

I’ve had this cookbook for a long time now, but more recently I’ve been reading it. I never knew just how informational this book actually is! Well last night I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies for my kids lunches and I used his recipe, which is pretty much the same as the tollhouse cookie…

Guest post – Healthy desserts!

Hi everyone! I have my first ever guest post! I would like to thank Kitty for writing this post about some healthy recipe ideas! Healthy Desserts by Kitty Holman One of the biggest misconceptions people have about diets is that you have to starve yourself, and that you have to avoid anything that tastes good….

Go Susie Go! Weight Loss Superstar 60+ pounds gone!!!!

One thing about me is that I LOVE information. I read tons of articles, books, magazines, websites, I join lots of groups, and I love learning everything I can about weight loss and eating, nutrition, etc… It’s what motivated me to get certified as a Nutrition and Wellness consultant last year. One of my main…

Success!

Phew! Easter is OVER! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It turned out to be a beautiful weekend weather-wise so that made things really nice! I jogged on Saturday for 2.5 miles! As I was running on the track at our local high school I was thinking about Easter and Easter food! I specifically…

Spring & Sugar Snap Pea Salad

You have to love Chicago where 2 weeks ago it was snowing and the past 2 days have been in the upper 70’s!! But I’ll take it for sure. I rode my bike to work, no jacket, jogged a 5k at lunch with a co-worker, it was awesome! Before I get to the recipe, I…

Healthified Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

I’ve made lots of different kinds muffins, but I still love tweaking them to make them healthier. I’ve mentioned in the past that bakery items were my huge downfall! There was a bakery on my way to work and if there was a parking space in front, you could be sure I was going to…

Meet Jill! Weight Loss Super Star! 100 Pounds Gone!

I am happy to introduce another weight loss success story! I was particularly impressed by Jill because she found out she was diabetic and had to lose weight and rethink about how she ate. My twin sister is diabetic and our Dad was as well, so its something I always have in the back of…

One month update! + Edamame Lo Mein Dinner

Earlier this week, I mentioned that a month ago I started working with a Life Coach Karyn, helping me to look more serious into my weight loss and what goals I want to achieve. One thing I told her I had a hard time with was late night eating. Usually after the kids go to…

iChange

I think its so funny that after my GOAL setting post, a lot of things have come my way to help me continue on my journey and one of them is iChange! What is iChange you ask? It’s a new website designed to help people in groups, be paired with a nutritionist, and participate in…

Barilla Pasta Sauces

As part of Food Buzz’s taste testers program, I was sent 2 new flavors of sauces. One was arrabiata sauce which is a spicy version of pasta sauce and the other one was a cheese rosa sauce. Each one was very good, however the cheese sauce was a little high in calories/fat for me. For…