Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Key to Holiday Weight Control

Here come the holidays... ready or not! So you can still enjoy that piece of pumpkin pie or whatever your favorite treat is, be sure to get moving or keep moving. Exercise is a key ingredient in keeping your weight in check, especially around the time of the holidays.

Get this, simply walking at a brisk pace for 20 minutes will burn up 180 calories! (Based on 160# person) Just between now and New Years you could burn up about 6,000+ calories!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Must Have Fall Foods

As the weather starts to get colder, there are some foods that you definitely need to check out and start including in your fall menus...
- Parsnips - They are part of the carrot family and they are a delicious addition to any meal! You can roast or steam them and consider sweetening with a little pure maple syrup.
- Apples - Enjoy homemade applesauce this fall. It's so simple and very tasty! It's so sweet it can even make a great dessert. Here is my quick recipe: Prep 9 apples (washing them, remove the cores, and cut into quarters). Place in a large cooking pot with 1/2 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil and them turn to low heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Mash the apples and serve warm or cold. Note: you can remove the skin of the apples but leaving the skin on, adds great flavor!
- Sweet Potatoes - Swap out plain old potatoes for sweet potatoes! In fact, try making sweet potato fries. Scrub the potatoes. Slice into thin strips, place on a baking sheet, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until crispy!