I love versatile foods that can be cooked and served in various ways. One of my favorites is quiche. It’s an old standard and many people still chuckle about it but I love it. A traditional quiche starts with a buttery crust and a filling loaded with cream, lots of cheese, and typically ham. The beauty of a quiche is that you can vary the filling to make it much healthier. You can use lots of veggies which greatly increases the nutritional value and helps to fill you up. And let’s not forget how delicious a veggie quiche can be. You can use any vegetable — asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini are popular but I much prefer spinach. But the biggest calorie and carb saver is eliminating the crust which is typically made from white flour and lots of butter.Read More
You wouldn’t embark on a road trip with an empty gas tank, would you? The answer here is (hopefully) no! This same mentality should apply when we’re fueling up our bodies to get through the day. According to Harvard Medical School, “drinking fluids is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles. Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation.” While women are incredibly resilient, it’s important that we fuel ourselves with what we need for optimum levels of energy. As we grow older, we should pay even closer attention to what we’re taking in, and how it impacts our overall health.Read More
Picture this – you’ve had a long day and you’re feeling absolutely burnt out. You long for the moment you get home, put on a comfortable pair of sweats, and cuddle on your sofa with a blanket and a healthy a glass of wine. Your favorite bottle is waiting for you in the kitchen and it’s calling your name!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there. I’ll be the first to admit that there’s something truly relaxing about this scene. I’ve indulged in time and time again. I’ve also enjoyed many cocktails over the years during the holidays, while on vacation or as I was out on the town with my friends. Whichever way you slice it, for many of us, alcohol is present in our lives.Read More
As you all know, I follow a fairly regimented nutrition and exercise plan. That being said there are certain days of the year when I allow myself special treats. Notice I said treats and not cheats. When I have something I want to eat or drink I never think I’m cheating. I’m simply having something I want and it’s usually been built into my plan by doing a little pre-planning which I write about all the time. Valentine’s Day is one of those special days of the year and these yummy cocktails fit right in as they are all under 100 calories!Read More
Okay ladies — are you ready? My Baby Boomer Body Blast will have our over fifty bodies looking and feeling great in two weeks. I’m going to ask you to step up your game and concentrate on ALL of you. Do you have a favorite red or pink item of clothing you’d like to wear on Valentine’s Day but it’s just a little too snug? Today’s post is going to explain what you should eat and how you need to exercise to really ramp up your game and I know you’re up to the challenge!Read More
The foundation of any successful weight-loss or fitness plan is consistency. If you’re not consistent with your efforts, it’s difficult to make real changes. And if you’re not seeing changes in yourself, you’ll eventually become unmotivated and uncommitted to a healthy lifestyle. I’ve seen a lot of women lose their momentum at the one place that they spend more time at than their homes: work. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day duties and responsibilities. Oftentimes, we let convenience drive our decisions and this is what can derail all of our efforts and tip us towards a slippery slope.Read More