Avocado Salsa Dip with Black Beans and Corn

Avocado Salsa

Avocados, black beans, corn, and cilantro…yum! This avocado salsa dip is a go-to recipe in our house. Lindiwe and I eat it by the spoonful. You don’t have to grill the corn, but it makes it extra yummy. I shared this for Thrifty Thursday.

Simply in Season: Our Favorite Way to Prepare Summer Vegetables


Here’s our favorite way to cook all the fabulous summer vegetables available this time of year. Chop up the zucchini, yellow squash and red onion. Snap the ends off the beans. Put olive oil (about 1 tablespoon) into a large stir fry pan and heat at medium-high. Add the prepared vegetables and 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle […]

A Healthier Story: More Free Home Workouts


Back in April, I shared a list of FREE HIIT workout online and here are a few more to add to the list. Loving Fit Loving Fit - I just discovered this site and LOVE it. Tatianna is amazingly strong, inspiring and creative in her workout approach. I did the Pool Party Lower Body workout after I […]

A Healthier Story: Free HIIT Workouts Online

I was in charge of picking out the workout schedule for my Facebook group this week and I had so much fun discovering new free workout options on YouTube and in the blogosphere. The good news.. you’ll find a ton of other FREE options for HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts online. Head over to […]

A Healthier Story: An Update and A Gift for My Boys

Kaden's Tabata Workout

Well, it’s not Thursday, but here’s a little update to my journey of losing weight. I’m 10 weeks in and officially down 23 pounds from eating healthy and exercising. That makes me almost 1/3 of the way to my goal! Here’s one part that I’ve found surprising. If you looked at the measures of a […]

The Bit Timer iPhone App Review – It’s Just $0.99

HIIT workout

Last week I shared my success so far with losing weight and getting more fit and healthy. My friend Dayle approached me sometime in October about joining a private Facebook group. The purpose of the group was to encourage and support each other in doing HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts 5 days a week. […]

A Healthier Story: The Weight Is Coming Off…

I don’t know where the last 6 weeks have gone! I started the 5+2 food plan outlined in Jackie Warner’s book This Is Why You’re Fat on Jan. 26. (six weeks ago). I’ve lost 17 pounds so far. I can’t tell you how exciting it is to find something that moves me closer to my goal of […]

Honey Whole Wheat & Oats Bread Maker Rolls Recipe


I’ve changed my honey whole wheat rolls a little to add cracked wheat and old fashioned oats to it.  You’ll find the honey wheat rolls recipe here. Both recipes are delicious! Check out all the step by step instructions here.

My Trip to Country Life Natural Foods

Country Life Natural Foods shopping trip

Last week I took a trip to Country Life Natural Store to stock up on healthy ingredients for our house.   Here’s what I picked up. Almond Meal (5 lb.) – $18.25 Dates (5 lb.) – $13.25 Organic Cornmeal with germ (5 lb.) – $4.75 Organic Rolled Oats (50 lb.) – $38.50 Organic Quinoa (5 lb.) […]

Lunch Idea: Warm Fruit Greek Yogurt Dish & Veggie Salad

Healthy Lunch

Here’s what I had for lunch today. It’s healthy and delicious. Warm Fruit Greek Yogurt Dish In a skillet, put frozen blueberries and home-canned peaches (or whatever fruits you enjoy) and heat the fruit over medium heat. Meanwhile scoop your plain Greek yogurt into your bowl.  We buy on the Fage Greek Yogurt at Costco […]