Thursday, July 22, 2010

Breakfast Idea #1

Bread! Bread matters! Pick great tasting bread. It should be about quality because it can’t be about quantity. Bread is not bad. Like everything else it is moderation. Limit your bread intake and make it the first half of the these are easy baby steps to eating healthy. Open faced sandwiches are an awesome way to do that.

Miltons Multi-Grain Plus Bread. (Costco is the least expensive)
Yes it does have 120 calories a slice. But it has 4g fiber and 5g protein and remember 1 slice.

Breakfast idea

1 Slice Miltons Multi-Grain Plus Bread 120 cal

1 teaspoon Mayo 33 cal

2 oz Sliced Turkey 65 cal

2 oz Raw Tomato slices 12 cal

1 8 oz Cup of Coffee 6 cal.
= 236 calories for breakfast.

Add a piece of fruit for balance. Remember your first meal should be your biggest! That’s a great meal!

Also use your favorite dishes or eat in your favorite spot so it seems like a treat, not like your missing something!

If you’re watching your calories, diet bread can be down to 40 calories, making your breakfast 156 calories. I think the nutritional benefits are off. You seem to need the fiber and proteins to get the metabolism going in the morning. I say save the tasteless diet bread for your afternoons! This is a choice to make based on a quality life style change.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Jicama pronounced /ˈhɪkəmə/ also Mexican Turnip. indigenous within the Americas.

It is the texture of a less dens potato.

Jícama is high in carbohydrates in the form of dietary fiber. It is composed of 86-90% water; it contains only trace amounts of protein and lipids. Its sweet flavor comes from the oligofructose inulin (also called fructo-oligosaccharide) which is a prebiotic.

Jicama is loaded with different vitamins and minerals. In fact, it is an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, iron, calcium and is also low in sodium. Moreover, it has no calories or fat, and so serves as an essential ingredient in many health food recipes. On an average, one cup of raw sliced jicama contains:

• Calories: 46

• Protein: 0.86 grams

• Carbohydrate: 10.6 grams

• Total Fat: 0.11 grams

• Fiber: 5.8 grams

Here’s a link on how to cook with Jicama……
I love it raw in salads or veggies and dip. It is sweet and juicy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tinker Bell Cupcake Party!

Purple, pink, green and yellow vanilla cake with white butter cream frosting and as many flowers as the guests would liked, then topped off with thier choice of fairy dusts (gold, purple, green, pink or diamonds). Hands on activities are always special. Of course the adult guests enjoyed cupcakes by Anne Marie in the  standard fasion.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cooking Classes

Cooking classes start next week.

Cooking Classes include a 4 course meal during the class. Hands on cooking experience. You will receive recipes to take home. All classes provide tips on shopping, serving and storing your food to help save money. Each class has special features as well, see descriptions on the Cooking classes tab at the top of the page.