Food

Healthy nutrition plays an important role in losing weight and being healthy. Weight loss isn’t about not eating, it’s about eating the right foods. You will find recipes as well as research proven information about nutrition to help support a healthy life for you and your family.

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21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes Including Chocolate Cake

If you haven't tried quinoa yet, let me tell you, quinoa is one of the most versatile ingredients in the healthy eating world. I only discovered it in the last couple of years when I was curious about the nutritional difference between couscous and quinoa. Quinoa is a...

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and meatballs have always been a favorite of mine. Now that my focus is on healthy foods, it doesn't mean I have to give up my favorites and neither should you or your family. So many of our favorite comfort foods have the potential to use alternative...

Couscous vs Quinoa: Which Should You be Feeding Your Family?

Couscous vs quinoa is a great question for those of us just starting to eat healthier after 40. It was mashed potatoes and pasta as staples until a few years ago at our house. As I have transitioned to healthier meals, couscous and quinoa have made it to my shopping...

Over 50 Easy Healthy Recipes

What is the perfect companion to your New Year's Resolution to lose weight? Easy Healthy Recipes, of course! Healthy doesn't have to mean elaborate all day cooking. With these recipes, you can get farther down your daily to-do list instead of spending hours in the...

Healthy Dinner in 15 Minutes

A healthy dinner in 15 minutes is music to my ears. This healthy chicken salad is one of my favorite quick go to meals when my days get busier than I can keep up with. We need to be so careful not to blow a great workout day by quickly grabbing a meal on the go that...

Fitness Challenge Day 1 + What’s for Breakfast

Hi Guys! How was day 1 of the 30 Day Fitness Challenge for Women Over 40? Don't be discouraged if it was hard. The first day is always tough. Stick with it, next week this time you will feel it become a little easier. The flip side to the exercise is your nutrition....

30 Healthy Snacks for Women Over 40

  Snack heaven, that's what this is. These healthy snacks are perfect for women over 40. I am ready to eat every one of these delicious snacks right now. Being healthy doesn't mean starving. It is important to reduce serving size when needed, but eating sensibly...

Gluten Free Beef Stew

There are 3 things I love about Fall and Winter: comfy warm clothes, hot chocolate and comfort foods like this gluten free beef stew. Sometimes it is a struggle to find good comfort foods that fit into your healthy lifestyle. This gluten free beef stew fits both as it...

Thanksgiving Week Recap + Upcoming 30 Day Fitness Challenge

Hi Everyone! Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving! We had a great one, albeit super quiet with our extended family 2000 miles away this year. *sad, sad face* Andrew's turkey and gravy stole the show once again this year. If you have not grilled a turkey on your BBQ...

3 Ingredient Healthy Cranberry Sauce

When I say turkey, you say gravy. When I say turkey, you say stuffing. When I say turkey, you say cranberry sauce, but not the canned sauce you grew up with! The turkey is definitely the star of the show at our house on Thanksgiving, but really, where would the turkey...

Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp

Feeling like you are missing out on some of your favorite Fall desserts due to a new diet? Well, not anymore. This delicious Healthy Gluten Free Apple Crisp will satisfy your sweet tooth and send you back for more, guilt free. One thing I love about living in NC is...

High Protein Healthy Hot Chocolate

As soon as jackets come out, I am ready for hot chocolate. This is a perfect cloudy cold day for a cup of healthy hot chocolate. Hot chocolate has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. It really doesn't get much better than curling up on a sofa with a cup of...