PLU Codes on Fresh Produce

PLU Codes on Fresh Produce

Did you know those annoying little stickers on the fresh produce that you purchase in your local grocery store are called PLU codes. It stands for Price Look Up code. If you know what to look for, those numbers can tell you a whole lot more about the fruit or vegetable than just the price. […]

Portion Distortion – How Much are you Really Eating?

Portion Distortion – How Much are you Really Eating?

It is no secret; if we eat more calories then we burn off we will gain weight, if we eat less – we lose weight! It is all about the portions and serving sizes or as I like to say the “Portion Distortion!” You can ‘Super Size’ just about everything today. Here are some scary […]

Cardiovascular Training

Cardiovascular Training

When it comes to exercise; you can achieve the best results and become a fit and healthy you, when you incorporate the 3 exercise components into your fitness routine; resistance training, aerobic or cardiovascular exercise and flexibility or stretching.  Of the 3 components, cardio is the most common, especially among women.  But whether you are […]

A Heart Healthy Valentine

A Heart Healthy Valentine

February is all about having a Heart. Nearly 50 years ago February was designated “American Heart Month” by an act of Congress; while over 1,700 years ago, so the story goes, the kindly Bishop Valentine defied the then Roman Emperor’s ban on marriage and was martyred on February 14th around 270 A.D. thus giving birth […]

Great Fitness Question! Tips to Select the Appropriate Weight

Great Fitness Question! Tips to Select the Appropriate Weight

“How does the weight I’m lifting translate for different equipment and exercises?”  For example barbells, dumbbells and cables?” Hi Richard – Great Question!  Thanks for sending it in!  Next time you workout use these tips to determine your weight! 1.  A good rule of thumb is to double the weight of your dumbbells when switching […]

Power Protein Parfait

Power Protein Parfait

Sent in from Roxie Schwan This is one of Roxie’s favorite after workout snacks! It’s so yummy you will forget it’s healthy! With plenty of protein, fiber and iron, it packs a great nutritional punch and when you make it in a parfait glass the presentation is perfect for a healthy dessert or afternoon snack! […]

A Cosmo made LIGHT!

A Cosmo made LIGHT!

1 part Vodka 1 part Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Juice 1/2 part Sprite Zero 1/2 part Triple Sec Splash of lemon juice Pour over ice – shake and pour! Makes 1 Cosmo Be sure to purchase the diet cranberry juice not the light, you’ll be amazed at the calorie difference! Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be […]

Old World Italian Pizzelles

Old World Italian Pizzelles

Great for the Holidays and a perfect “Old World Italian Dessert!” It is my Grandmother’s recipe! You can always double the ingredients and make more! Ingredients: 3 eggs ½ teaspoon anise seed or extract (optional) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ¾ cups flour (all purpose) ½ cup butter, margarine or oil, […]

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here and it is truly a wonderful time of year with family and friends. However, it can be challenging to keep up with our normal routines, it seems like there are more and more gatherings, get togethers and events with more and more food, tasty treats and libations. Top that off […]