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2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

2014 Weekly Challenge #9: Body Care!

We all know that exercise is an integral part of getting and keeping our bodies healthy. But how many of us really take care of the body we are requiring so much of? This week's challenge is all about taking care of your body. 

What is body care?  Glad you asked!!!

2014 Weekly Challenge #8: Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

2014 Weekly Challenge #8:  Eat your (VEGGIE) Soup!

One of the the best things you can do for your body is fuel it right, and there's nothing better than veggies.

In the winter, at least for me, it gets a little harder to get in all 7 to 9 servings of vegetables my body needs. When it is cold and rainy outside, and all I want is comfort food, a salad or crunchy carrots just doesn't seem to fit the bill.

That's where this soup comes in. Warm and delicious, and versatile enough to enjoy as a snack or a full meal, veggie soup is comfort good that it good for your body.

Your challenge for the week: Cook up a big pot of veggie soup on the first day of the challenge. Add your favorite veggies, or add some protein to make it a complete meal. Eat it when you need a snack, or a meal, or just something warm and delicious. Enjoy your comfort food, and know that you are doing something great for your body and your health.

Have a great week!

VEGGIE SOUP
 

Healthy Breakast Options

Healthy Breakast Options

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But somehow it seems to be the hardest meal for many people to eat.  They don't want to eat in the morning or they are too busy.  Kids too, they get up and rush to get dressed and off to school.  This week I wanted to offer some breakfast ideas and I also wanted to provide a clean eating option for creamer in your morning coffee.  I compiled a list of breakfast ideas on my blog, E-mealplanning.com.  You can find the list of healthy breakfasts that you can eat on the go, here.  You can also look back at all of the breakfast related posts here on this blog.

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

2014 Weekly Challenge #6: What's YOUR Excuse?

This week is about excuses.

We all have them...the voices in our heads that come up with amazing reasons not to work out,  to procrastinate on a project, or to avoid someone we promised to spend time with. These voices are excuses, and we really all do have them and heed them more than we should.

How are your excuses preventing you from living your best life?  How do your excuses steal your Mojo?

If you are having a hard time getting motivated, or staying motivated, take a look at why. What are YOUR excuses and why are you sabotaging yourself?

Love Lisa: Climbing Kilimanjaro to Cure Cancer

Love Lisa: Climbing Kilimanjaro to Cure Cancer

Many of us have family members and friends we have lost to cancer…

Healthy Party Foods

Healthy Party Foods

In the next couple weeks you may be faced with hosting or attending a football party, or an Academy Awards party.  I put together a few suggestions for healthy options for party food.  And actually, you will love these so much you will just want to make them "just because"!

Obvious things like fruit or veggies platters are easy, but people often pass over that for the fatty and sugary foods.  But you can make them more attractive with a delicious and healthy dip.  Hummus, of course is something we often suggest on meal plans and food logs.  Take it up a notch with Avocado Cilantro Hummus.  Another fantastic dip to serve with veggies and baked pita chips is 5 Layer Greek Dip.