Drinks & Smoothies

Green Drink: Spinach, Red Grapes, Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Carrots & Lemon

Part of getting healthy for me, is starting the day out with a green drink and sipping a few glasses all morning until lunch time. Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Grape, Date, Cranberry & Almond Salad

I am a Florida girl. Some of my happiest childhood memories are visiting the Adams Farm in Sanford to pick fresh oranges, lemons, tangerines and Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Pink Strawberry Smoothie: Banana, Berries, Cucumber & Celery, Heavenly Pink Soothie

It’s almost as pretty as strawberry cocktail…but much better for me………….hum, I wonder if we have rum? Protein Tip: You can add vanilla or banana Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Avocado, Ginger, Pear and Lime Green Drink or The Sexy Green Smoothie?

I read an article today about Kris Carr. She regained her health and took cancer under control by switching to a vegan diet. She wrote Continue Reading →

Simply Sweet

Colorful Fruit Salad: Cantalope, Pineapple, Grape and Strawberry Salad with Walnuts

Lifestyle Tip:The best thing a nutritionist ever told me, was to always set the goal of mixing at least 5 different fruits or vegetables in Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Blueberry, Banana, Greek Yogurt and Almond Milk Smoothie

In our house we call Smoothies “Soothies,” because the just make us feel great!!! This one is so yummy and Low-Fat that it can satisfy Continue Reading →

Vegetables

Roasted Red Skin Potato with Greek Yogurt and Chives

Whenever I buy a 5 or 10 pound bag of potatoes, I try to cook them right away. Here in Florida they sprout quickly!! They Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies, Get Healthy

Juicing or Blending: The Good, the Bad and the Green!!

Benefits of Juicing (no pulp) No one has ever watched late night TV without seeing a Jack LaLanne juicer. Jack, known as “the first fitness Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Purple Passion Smoothie: Purple is the New Green Drink

I was so excited to make this drink as a substitute for an evening glass of wine with my hubby that I forgot to photograph Continue Reading →

Breakfast & Eggs

Oatmeal and Egg White Pancake

Print Oatmeal and Egg White Pancake Ingredients 3 Egg Whites beaten 1/2 cup of Quick Oats Dash of Cinnamon to taste 1/2 tbsp. of Butter Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

The Real Tuna Egg Salad

You can take away my bread, but this girl is from the South and the Real Mayo is not leaving the kitchen. I am using Continue Reading →

What's for Dinner?

High Fiber Turkey Loaf or as the kids say, Mystery Loaf

I love a good, juicy meatloaf!! Thinking in terms of “I Will Do Anything For Love,” I am revamping the family favorite. I know that Continue Reading →

Breakfast & Eggs

Breakfast of Champions: High Fiber Oatmeal with Fruit, Flax Seeds, Nuts and Almond Milk

Have you heard about the “Dr. Oz 28 Days to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack Challenge?” Dr. Oz’s first step is to add 2 Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Strawberry Yogurt and Amond Milk Creamy Smoothie

I always make a large pitcher full, because the teens come running when they hear the Vita-Mix roar. Print Strawberry Yogurt and Amond Milk Creamy Continue Reading →

What's for Dinner?

Ginger Chicken, Oranges, Grapes, Dates and Almond Salad

My family loves eating Chicken Salad the day after I make a Roaster. I created this recipe to cut out the fat from Mayonnaise. It’s Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Frozen Chai Latte

Print Frozen Chai Latte Ingredients 1 Chai Tea Bag brewed in 3 cups of Boiling Water 1-1/2 cups of Almond Milk (unsweetened) Dash of Ground Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Broccoli, Berry and Nut Slaw

Everything I read says to eat Broccoli daily for good health!! I am working on few new recipes. I just can’t eat it plain everyday!! Continue Reading →

Vegetables

Black Rice with Coconut Milk, Oranges and Almonds

I found this beautiful purple rice called “Black Rice” at the farmers market. I had no clue what to do with it!! Once I got Continue Reading →

What's for Dinner?

Roasted Lemon and Fresh Herb Chicken

I’ve always roasted chickens with a buttery bread stuffing, but now that I am trying to cook healthier, I needed a new recipe. Today I Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Old Fashion Greek Cabbage Salad: Cole Slaw

I don’t often chop my own cabbage for a salad. I usually take the fast approach and buy it pre-chopped in a bag at the Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Greek Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is one of my favorite “pot-luck” picnic take along foods!! It’s healthy, colorful, low fat, high fiber and keeps well out of the Continue Reading →

Salads & Dressing

Carrot, Raisin, Date, Walnut, Flax Seed and Greek Yogurt Salad

As part opf the “Dr. Oz 28 Days to Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack Challenge,” I’ve been looking for ways to add Flax Seeds Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Tropical Frozen Mellon, Peach, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Print Tropical Frozen Mellon, Peach, Strawberry and Banana Smoothie Ingredients 2 cups of Frozen Honeydew Mellon, Peaches and Strawberries (Fresh fruit if available) 3 cups Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Green Drink: Mango, Banana and Greens

This green drink was just a little TOO GREEN for my taste buds!! The arugula made it a bit peppery. For someone who likes salsa, Continue Reading →

Green Foods

Getting Greener: Eating good, feels good!

Eating healthy is not always easy!! many of us fall into the trap of fast food, pre-packaged foods and eating out to save time, when Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Frozen Bananas

Freeze leftover fruits as a base for smoothies. Frozen fruits make the smoothie colder and creamier. When I buy bananas, there are always a few Continue Reading →

Terrific Teens

20 Pounds of Farm Fresh Green Beans

My son Tommy was gifted with almost 20 pounds of fresh green beans straight off the truck from Georgia. Tommy is a home school student Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Strawberry, Apple & Cucumber Drink: Vita-Mix

This light and refreshing drink is perfect to sip out of a Maragrita glass while lounging by the pool…………OOPS, I meant to say after exercising Continue Reading →

Drinks & Smoothies

Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix

Print Orange, Carrot, Apple and Cucumber Green Tea Drink: Vita-Mix Rating: 41 Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 3 cups of Green Tea 10 Baby Carrots Continue Reading →

Soups & Stews

Summer Squash and Potato Soup, Low Fat

This soup mixes fresh vegetables with leftover roasted potatoes for a rich and creamy soup with minimal fat. There’s no cream or butter!! Everything is Continue Reading →