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Best Kid’s Menu Ever!

We have a rule in our house that if you burp, belch, fart or make any other rude noises at the table, then, you must eat the most nastiest (according to them) vegetable on the table. Lately it’s been roasted beets, tonight, zucchini. However, we found this kid’s menu at a restaurant in Monterey this […]

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Melanoma: Signs and Effects

For most of my life, I’ve been in the sun- either for employment or for exercise.  I am (and have been) covered in freckles since I was 10.  When my second son was born in ‘06, I resigned from teaching after having been given the “your skin is in danger” lecture by a doctor.  Now, almost three […]

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Quick, healthy meal on the go: Perfect Foods Bar

As you may have read last week, I am on the Zone diet. {Meaning, my goals for each meal are 21 grams of protein, 27 grams of carbohydrate and 7 grams of fat}. Meals should be ideally lean protein, fruits and veggies for the carbohydrate and a small bag of nuts for the fat. However, […]

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Homemade Powerbar Update

Today, we made these. “Do it Yourself Power Bars” recipe taken from Super Natural Cooking.1 tablespoon coconut oil (used butter)1 1/4 rolled oats1 1/4 toasted walnuts1/2 Oat Bran1 1/ cup unsweetened crisp brown rice cereal1 cup dried cranberries3 tablespoons crystallized ginger1 cup brown rice syrup1/4 natural cane sugar1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp salt Seriously, an adventure taking my […]

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Final Review: Opticen and Nitrean

About a month ago, I posted that I was testing Nitrean and Opticen. It is now one week past my competition, and I can honestly say that these products have helped tremendously. Number one, is that both can be mixed in water easily and still taste good! Number two, if I don’t have time for a meal […]

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Protein Snacks For The Athlete On The Go!

There has been several times in the last few days that I have been caught starving and without food.  Number one this means that the meal I’d eaten prior to starvation must not have been a complete zone meal.  And, number two, it means that I’d better be prepared at all times to fuel my […]

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Fast, Healthy “Power Bar” Recipe

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Taken From Clean Eating Magazine 1 1/4 Cup Raisins 1/2 Cup pitted dates (I like Medjul) 2 cups of old fashioned oats 4 Tablespoons Agave Nectar or honey 2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt 1/2 cup cacao nibs Note:  I’ve made this recipe twice in the last week.  It’s delicious, […]

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Paleo vs. Zone: What The Zone Can Give You

If you’ve followed this blog long, you know that lately, I’ve stuck to a fairly rigid paleo diet.  What is a Paleo Diet- you might wonder?? Well, it’s basically about getting your calories from protein, fruit, seeds, nuts, vegetables and eggs rather than from grains, dairy, sugar or alcohol. Admittedly, during the holidays, we (hubby and […]

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Amazing Chocolate Milk Drink For Kids: X Balance

Going through the drive through at Starbucks with your kids?! How many of you buy chocolate milk for your kids?   Kids love chocolate milk!  Something about the brown cow and 50 grams (?!!) of sugar will make any kid jump in circles! My kids and I have had the amazing pleasure of sampling X Balance Total Nutrition […]

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A quest for the perfect homemade energy bar

Energy bars are really expensive. There isn’t a bar at Trader Joe’s that is less than $1 and most are closer to $2. My husband works long hours as an animal doctor and can eat two bars a day. I’ve been known to eat at least one and my kids occasionally get the Cliff Bar […]

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