Monthly Archives: December 2012

How to Make Lasting Healthy Resolutions

Bring on the New Year It's New Year's Eve, the last night permission is given to shove our faces with all the junk food and drinks that will be sworn off tomorrow morning. It's the last acceptable day not to exercise--besides, ...

Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I hope your Christmas was as joyful and food-filled as mine. It was great being able to spend four days back home in Missouri--plenty of time to catch up with friends and family. My two favorite gifts were food related ...

Happy Hour Woes: How Many Calories Are You Really Drinking?

Is your glass more than half full? When its been a busy week, a drab Monday, or I'm just catching up with old friends I occasionally like to pour myself a glass of wine--and I rarely stop pouring at the appropriate ...

Guilt-Free Ice Cream: The Elvis

Even the King himself would love this guilt-free peanut butter and banana ice cream, and rumor has it he loved butter in all forms:  peanut butter, foods fried in butter, and even peanut butter sandwiches fried in butter (I think ...

Fueling Your Runs {The After}

Why is eating after a hard workout important? Done with your long run? While your appetite may be low, and it's tempting to just shower and crash on the couch, getting in some quality protein and carbohydrate needs to be on ...

Fueling Your Runs {The During}

Is it time to eat yet?   There's no magic internal timer that's going to go off before your body's energy level starts to dwindle, or an inner voice shouting out that your body needs re-fueled on your long runs--which is why ...

Ranch Mac and Cheese with Butternut Squash

While growing up, whenever my parents asked what I wanted to eat for dinner, I always said macaroni and cheese--Kraft the Cheesiest to be exact. It didn't matter if that's what I had eaten the night before; I wanted it ...