Monthly Archives: January 2015

Super Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

The Big Game is upon us, and my team isn’t playing (Go Colts….next year!) so I will be able to truly focus on cooking this year!  I’m here to share one of my favorite healthy Super Bowl go-to’s that is … Continue reading

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The Sugar Lesson Recap

Thank you for tuning in to the Sugar Lesson this week!  Our sugar intake is an important part of our diets and our fitness programs.  Unfortunately, North Americans are the biggest abusers of sugar! This week we learned several important … Continue reading

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The Sugar Lesson – Sugar Before and During Exercise

Monitoring our intake of sugar is also very important during our fitness programs.  The amount of sugar we ingest can affect our fitness goals, particularly fat loss and muscle gain. Most sugar is consumed during and after exercise in the … Continue reading

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The Sugar Lesson – Sugar Content in Common Foods

Mmmmmmm….Belgian waffles…….mouthwatering aren’t they? And packed with sugar. Here’s a stat for you: the typical North American (that’s us) consumes 34 teaspoons of sugar PER DAY. That is way too much. Let’s think about the sugar content of some the … Continue reading

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Classy Valentine’s Day Gifts for Guys

Buying a Valentine’s Day gift for the man that has it all can be such a pain! I know my guy does not need another Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks or a Purdue t-shirt!!  This is our first Valentine’s Day as man … Continue reading

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The Sugar Lesson – How to Spot Added Sugars in Foods

One of the important lessons in this Nutritional Curriculum has been how to read labels.  We need to put this to use for the Sugar Lesson so we can easily spot added sugars in foods that we may not have … Continue reading

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A Simple DIY Balm for Dry Skin

This winter has been brutal for our skin! Dry, rough, and cracked skin can become irritated and painful in the cold winter months. Join me over at A Proverbs 31 Wife where I share an easy DIY Skin Balm with … Continue reading

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The Dangers of a Chronic High-Sugar Diet

Our first topic for the Sugar Lesson is a bit of a rehash. I’m going to talk about the dangers of sugar.  Again.  Just to get the point across!   Education and Empowerment My goal with this lesson is not … Continue reading

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Lesson 3 – The Sugar Lesson

In this week’s lesson, we are going to focus on Sugar.  It’s a bit of a dirty word for those of us on a healthy diet!  We can, however, learn to control our sugar intake easily. Diets high in sugar … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Makeover – Basic Cooking Part 2

The next steps in our Basic Cooking preparation is to implement food prep rituals to help us keep our goals. Food Prep Rituals The Sunday Ritual This ritual is a simple way to start your week of meal planning. Simply … Continue reading

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