• Recipe

    Tex-Mex Casserole

    If you’re looking for a flavorful, easy to create dish this tex-mex casserole can be on your table tonight. Print Tex-Mex Casserole with Mushrooms and Black Beans Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Servings Ingredients 1 Pound cremini mushrooms, sliced Olive oil 2 Garlic cloves, minced Cayenne pepper, to taste Salt and pepper 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 Package corn tortillas, halved 2 1/2 Cups salsa 2 Cups Monterrey jack or cheddar cheese Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Heat olive oil in a skillet on a medium temperature and saute mushrooms until browned and shrink in size. Add garlic and cayenne…

  • Fitness

    My Favorite Ways of Keeping Active

    Part of a healthy lifestyle, whether you’re trying to lose pounds or not, is keeping active. Chobani asked me to share a few helpful tips with my readers on my favorite ways to stay active. They’ve also created this helpful info-graphic to illustrate how easy it is to burn 100 calories during your day. My favorite way to stay active is taking a walk or a hike through the park. It’s amazing what fresh air will do for your mind and body. Now that I have a two year old to push in a stroller, this adds a new level of difficulty – and fun – to my walks through…

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    Fitness

    Kathy Shares her Struggles and Plans

    I find myself rather frustrated as I think about weight loss. Nearly eight years ago, I started my weight loss journey. It is exactly that, a journey. I have not perfected anything. I work everyday and once again, I feel my weight journey involves emotion. When things are beyond my control, I turn to food. Before I realized it, 5 pounds come back, then 10 and 20 then more. While I still have over 1/2 of my weight off, I need to get back into the game. Get my head in the right place. In these last few years, life happened. Many joys and a few sorrows and some very…

  • Tips

    10 Free Things To Do This Summer

    It’s summer and everyone is ready to get out of the house and have some fun. Today’s post is 10 ways to have a great time without spending a penny, a win win. Story time at Barnes and Noble– Sit and listen to a story this summer. We love to go to Barnes and Noble and listen to stories once a week, and afterward we work on a craft or coloring. It’s totally free, unless Mom or Dad takes a trip to the in store Starbucks. Check out the library – Following up on story time, libraries offer story times, movies, and other great programs or activities during the week.…

  • Tips

    5 Lunch Ideas Under 400 Calories

    Looking for healthy lunch options under 400 calories? Here they are!  The calorie counts for these 5 lunches are for specific brands, be sure to look at the packaging for the food you are preparing. Personally, I do not count vegetables, if you want to, add them but the amounts wouldn’t be too much. Some of these ideas work best when you cook ingredients the night before, assemble and are ready to heat for lunch. Stir-fry – 366 Calories Steamed vegetables – Free Trader Joe’s Baked Tofu – 150 Calories 1 Cup Brown Rice – 216 Calories Veggie Burger & Baked Potato – 360 Calories Garden Burger – 100 Calories…

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