Category Archives: Nutrition / Diets / Eatin’ Good

Fast, Easy and Healthy Fruit Dip

Warm weather is finally here..well it is supposed to be anyway.  The fresh produce is all around us!  Here is a quick and easy fruit dip that is healthy too.  It would be  great to take to those upcoming picnics this summer. FRUIT DIP 1 cup plain greek yogurt. Chobani is my favorite. 1-2 tbsp. clover [...]

Homemade Tomato Sauce

I love to can!  It is great to be able to control the quality of food and avoid all the extra salt and sugar that is added into store bought canned foods. Here is a recipe we like for tomato sauce. This makes several jars so it should last you the year. Tomato Sauce 1/2 [...]

Bo’s Super Nutrition Bars

  These yummy coconut lemon bars can be made into a high protein/lowfat version that makes ten servings (bars). Each bar contains 176 calories of which 15 grams come from carbs, 10 grams from protein, and 9.4 grams from healthy fats and omega 3′s. Directions/Recipe: In a food processor, combine the following ingredients: 1. 1 [...]

Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas

Looking  for a better alternative than pretzels or crackers.  Try these for a change.  They have a nice crunch but have more fiber and protein.  Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas 2 Tbsp.  olive oil  (you could also use a flavored oil from f.Olivers) 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. allspice 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. [...]

Spicy Yogurt Chicken

If you are like many when you are trying to loose weight you go right to boneless skinless chicken breast.  It’s fine for about a week and then you don’t want to see another piece of chicken for a year, and your family is grouchy because all they ever eat is CHICKEN!! Here is a [...]

What your thin friend hasn’t told you

    EAT THE FOOD YOU LOVE and LOSE WEIGHT!! Just in time for holidays.  How to eat the foods you love and lose weight.  It’s holiday time and people will often GAIN 5-10 pounds over the next 6-7 weeks.  That typically means a 500 Calorie per day increase in eating, usually coupled with “I’m [...]

Can you live on $17 a week?

     That’s what Sarah and I will find out this month.      Why?       Our friends (Bryan and Christin) are doing a one year mission, we are missing them quite a bit.   They are limited to $17 per person per week for food.  (they also get $60 spending money per person/month which includes cleaning supplies, toiletries, and any optional [...]

Need a little comfort? Check out these baked tomatoes.

This is a great recipe I found and modified to make it a little healthier.  When Jeremy saw it he didn’t believe that it wasn’t loaded with cheese and fat.  This satisfies a comfort food craving for me.  It is a high is protein, low in calories, and is really easy and cheap to make! Baked Eggs [...]

Sick of Salad?

  It’s true even I get sick of salad.  I do love it and have found many little healthy add-in’s that keep it flavorful, but there are days I just can’t bare one more bite of spinach or lettuce.  I start to feel like a cow grazing on grass and want a change.  Is this [...]

Italian with an Asian twist!

That’s right Italian with an Asian twist.  Be brave and try some new flavors. Food SHOULD taste good.  I don’t believe we should spend the rest of our lives eating rice cakes, tuna and celery.  Thank goodness we can have tasty things that are healthy too.   We promote lifestyle change by eating better quality foods in [...]