• Fitness

    Smart Snacking

    Kathy is posting with us this week about Smart Snacking. Snacks can be a very helpful way to get you from meal to meal and keep you on track.  The important thing to remember is to make sure that your snack fits into your healthy plan. I like to eat a little protein.  It helps when you are hungry and hangs with you a little longer.  A container of yogurt, a glass of milk or even a slice of turkey can be a great snack.  A little bit of peanut butter or a few nuts can also be good. There are many different fruits and vegetables that are easy to…

  • Recipe

    Apple Muffins

    This apple muffin is AMAZING, its great with a cup of hot tea and perfect for a cool fall day. Recipe will make a dozen muffins. Apple Muffins Muffin Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/4 Cup sugar 1 Teaspoon baking powder 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon salt 3/4 Cup apple cider 1/3 Cup olive oil 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Grated apple 1 Chopped apple, small pieces   For topping: 1/4 Cup flour 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice Pinch of salt 3 Tablespoon olive oil Preheat the…

  • Recipe

    Banana Bread

    I love this recipe, It’s a great bread to share with friends over tea. What makes this recipe special to me is that it’s adapted from Mr. Rogers’ recipe for Banana Bread. 🙂 Ingredients: 4 Over-ripe bananas 3/4 Cup of Sugar 1 Egg or 1/4 cup of apple sauce 1 1/2 Cups of bread flour 1 Teaspoon baking soda 1 Teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons of melted butter In a large bowl, mash bananas. Add ingredients in order as given – this makes it easier to mix. Bake in a bread loaf at 325 degrees F for 1 hour. Notes: Over ripe bananas are best this provides a great banana flavor.…

  • How To Kitchen

    How To Smoothie

    Give your morning a boost with a smooth. Smoothies are a versatile breakfast food. You can whip a smoothie up with pretty much anything in the house. These are are my staple ingredients: Banana – preferably frozen Blueberries Strawberries Use these and mix and match with any of the following for a delicious morning treat. Yogurt Orange juice Water / ice Milk – dairy, almond, rice, or soy Oranges Berries – any kind Spinach Chia seeds Flax meal/ flax seeds Oatmeal Protein powder I like to start with a banana and a liquid like orange juice, if you’re using it. Using these first allows the ingredients to blend quickly. If…

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