Posts in category "Recipes"

Turkey Eggplant Chili With a Kick!

Turkey Eggplant Chili With a Kick!
I’m not usually one for sharing “my” recipes, mainly because I’m an experimental cooker.  I rarely follow recipes, and when I add spices it’s usually just varying amounts of various spices… I never measure!  However, I’ve found a combo for making chili that makes my heart sing.  I love chili because it’s a great way... Read more »

Homemade Remedies, Do They Work?

Homemade Remedies, Do They Work?
I’m all about healing the body in natural ways.  I actually avoid medications as much as possible.  You know what?  It works!  When I focus on taking in the proper nutrients, my body takes care of itself rather nicely… and this is coming from someone diagnosed with Hashimoto’s.  My symptoms are virtually non-existent if my... Read more »

Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom

Spice Up Your Healthy Eating To Stop Food Boredom
“Eating healthy is so boring,” is a phrase I hear a lot as a fitness instructor.  The truth is that it’s not boring; but the other truth is that most people don’t have a clue what is considered healthy eating (or, at least, how to add variety).  Most people fall back on frozen veggies and... Read more »
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My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body

My New Love Affair With Vegetables... Discovering An Alkaline Body
I admit, though being quite the healthy person, I was never really that great at eating my vegetables.  Most people aren’t, in fact.  We spend time replacing meals with “meal replacement bars” (or other goodies) that are full of all sorts of processed badness, yet they are marketed as being good for you.  Bah! If... Read more »

Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad

Quick And Easy Protein-Full Salad
I enjoy coming up with my own recipes that fill in nutritional gaps that I need to fill.  One area where I always need work is protein intake.  So, I’m working on finding more ways of getting it into my diet.  BEHOLD!  I give you a bean based salad that is quite tasty and super... Read more »

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!

The Magic of Silken Tofu... Use This In Your Holiday Treats!
A lot of people think of tofu as some bland bean curd that they’d rather not eat.  I started that way too… that is, until I started to realize all of the wonderful things that can be created from it.  You see, tofu will take on the flavor of what you mix it with.  It’s... Read more »
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Healthy Egg White Southwestern Omelete... A Pictorial Recipe

Dice up 1/2 of a Roma tomato.  Add tomato to 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper in non-stick skillet.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than breakfast foods, and using my iPhone for iPhone photography on Instagram (if you are on there, follow me @melaniebolen), so I decided to combine those two loves for a pictorial blog recipe for you to enjoy!  The recipe is for one serving/one omelet.  This tasty omelet with satisfy the... Read more »

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Bars
This recipe comes compliments of Chalene Johnson, one of my favorite fitness gurus!   Ingredients:Wet: 1 c egg whites 1 ½ c sugar 1 c applesauce 2 c canned pumpkin Dry: 2 c all purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 TB baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg... Read more »

Join The Holiday Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook!

I like to organize fitness challenges around the Holidays to help people get through one of the hardest times of year when it comes to treats being everywhere!  This challenge is goal based and YOU set your goals.  Use the group to post your progress to help motivate yourself and others!  I’ve started my fitness... Read more »
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Fitness At Home Recipe Time: Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal

Fitness At Home Recipe Time: Apple-Berry Baked Oatmeal
Does anyone really use recipe books anymore?  I, personally, have some favorite online sites where I get nutritious and delicious recipes on a regular basis.  One of those sites is http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com Check out this delicious recipe from there, and then check out even more recipes you can cook at home! APPLE-BERRY BAKED OATMEAL Serves 8... Read more »