Lentils and Quinoa

Quinoa has been recently been given a boost in popularity due to its many benefits! What I like the most is that it is extremely low in  carbohydrate and it fills me up much more than pasta, rice or bread, without the calories! 🙂 It is very low in cholesterol and sodium and it has magnesium and phosphorus. It’s…

Southwest Dining – Pagosa Baking Company – 1 of 4

What better way to experience the southwest than through dining? We went through Pagosa Springs, Colorado for the summer and loved the views, the relaxed atmosphere and the food. We had to stop at Pagosa Baking Company which has been around Pagosa for some time. If you’re looking for a relaxed lunch break with light, delicious menu options, this…

Enjoy the holidays without the extra pounds?

Every time Christmas comes around, worries about the extra pounds threaten the joy of the season. Some tips follow.. 1. Entertaining at home. Shop wisely. Keep nuts, veggies and fruit snacks (carrots, celery, grapes, strawberries, etc) handy.   2. Eating out. Eat a healthy snack before leaving home. Once there, look for healthy menu options….

Healthy Snacks (Part 3 of 3)

SIMPLY … MIX AND MATCH!  Nuts and dried fruits. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts and raisins. Low fat yogurt topped with granola, nuts, raisins and fresh kiwi. Celery with peanut butter. Combine nuts, dried fruits, veggies, [low-fat] dairy several ways. Indeed, a clean, easy, low-cost way to go when it comes to healthy snacks….