Showing posts from August, 2011

Yummy HUNGRY GIRL recipes!

Diet Lemon-Lime Soda + Fruity Sorbet
PER SERVING (12 oz. soda + 1/2 cup sorbet): 130 calories, 0g fat, 50mg sodium, 30g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 25g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Wanna chill? We mean REALLY chill? This'll do the trick. Start with a 12-oz. can (1 1/2 cups) of chilled diet lemon-lime soda. (Our hearts belong to Sprite Zero.) Pour it into a tall glass, and top it off with a 1/2-cup scoop of your favorite fruity sorbet. Lemon? Great. Peach? Perfect. Raspberry? Why not? This is one fancy and super-refreshing float... Just add a straw and sip!

Philly-Style Chicken Melt
PER SERVING (entire recipe): 288 calories, 5.5g fat, 897mg sodium, 27g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars, 35g protein --PointsPlus® value 7*

One 4-oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
2 dashes salt, divided
2 dashes black pepper, divided
1/3 cup thinly sliced bell pepper (about 1/4th of a pepper)
1/3 cup thinly sliced onion (about 1/4th of an onion…

Kick Your Candy Cravings

4 Tricks to Kick Your Candy Cravings to the Curb
By: Nicole Nichols You've probably already faced your share of tempting bite-size candies and seasonal desserts over the past few weeks, but tomorrow is the day that candy will find its way into your home, office. (if it hasn't already). 

So how are you going to avoid the temptation? How can you stop yourself from eating too many of those cute little treats before it's too late? Good questions. I have a big sweet tooth myself. I love candy, desserts and sweets—I am only human. But I do try to make healthful choices about what I eat and enjoy treats within moderation, which usually means turning them down more often than I eat them. It isn't always easy, but it IS possible. So here are some of my very own tricks to prevent overeating on Halloween candy—and kick those cravings for good! 
Freshen Up - This is an age-old tip to prevent mindless eating and overeating, but it really does work. Brushing your teeth frequently (or ch…

7 tips to weekend proof your workouts!

7 Tips for Fitting in Weekend Workouts
Turn workout time into play time. Think working out on the weekend has to be at the gym? Think again! The weekend is the perfect time to take your workout outdoors for a hike, a bootcamp at the park, a bike ride at a nearby trail or even a session of skiing (on water or snow, depending on your climate). If the weather in your area is less than ideal, why not gather some buds for an indoor basketball game, a workout DVD or even a visit to that indoor rock climbing wall you've been dying to try? The sky is really the limit, so get outside—or stay indoors—and have fun!
Schedule some "me" time. The best part about weekdays is that our schedule is consistent and more or less on autopilot. Make your weekend more like a weekday by setting a schedule for Saturday and Sunday. Not every second has to be laid out (where's the fun in that?), but schedule an hour or two that's just for you. Use the time to be active doing something you rea…

Build muscle?

When it comes to reps and weight, heavy weight and less reps builds strength, while lighter weight, more reps builds endurance. ~Chris Freytag ~ 

Tid bits from Chris-
"Studies show we talk to ourselves every day and 70 percent of self-talk is negative. Believe me, I do my own fair share of self-criticism, but I have trained myself to stop, breathe and reverse. Reverse the nit picking and be thankful for what I have, and how hard I work. When I teach a fitness class, I tell my participants, “You are awesome,” 20 times in an hour. I want them to walk out the door and believe they are awesome, so try a little of that on your own.

Be your own coach. Say you have a tough day at work, aren’t you excited to go home where you can exhale and be around people and things you love? That’s the kind of sacred space you can create for yourself in your mind too. Do you coach yourself back up when you are down? Do you say kind things to yourself when you are feeling particularly low? You will be am…

Surprising Snacks Under 200 Calories!

Straight from the Hungry Girl website!  
There's more to 200-calorie munching than plain old snack bars... 

Zazzle up half a cup of fat-free cottage cheese with some no-calorie sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Top with a cored and cubed medium-large apple, sprinkle with extra cinnamon, and enjoy! (Pssst...Click here for the full recipe! )

Grab 4 ounces of extra-lean turkey slices and wrap it around 4 dill pickle spears. Crunchy, protein-packed, and you've got about 60 calories to spare!
Fill a bowl with 2 cups of strawberry slices, and top it off with a half-cup scoop of fat-free vanilla ice cream. HUGE and DELICIOUS!
Spread a wedge of The Laughing Cow Light Swiss cheese over 2 slices of Wasa Light Rye Crispbread. Top with 2 oz. lox-style smoked salmonand a few cucumber slices. So good and only about 165 calories!

Fested Out....

Strassenfest has gotten the best of us.... sheeeesh!  Fested at the beer garden Thursday night (8/4), fested Friday night (8/5) at the beer garden for just a short time - went to the dairy barn, Saturday sis the Wettlauf my time 40 min, 25 secs. - Dan and Lucas - 36 min, 46 sec.  They did great!!  Biked around town.... ate some BBQ... saw some neat cars.  Golfed at Pride's Creek this morning .... high grass and wet fairways made it not so fun!!!  Overall had an active weekend, ate foods that weren't that great for us.... but back on the wagon tomorrow!

*change of subject* Check out our Las Vegas pictures on Flickr... we had so much fun, but it was so H~O~T!!!!  Good Gravy....

Food Network and Strassenfest....

Head to Strassenfest this evening and I got my Food Network magazine today!
Have some crazy good fest food and
read about some crazy good food.