Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

Produce pancakes

One of the great things about being a teacher is the relationship you develop with students. Sometimes I have some pretty personal in-depth conversations. Other times things are light hearted and fun. People have questions for me or give me some tips. Recently after one of my yoga classes my students and I were talking […]


Your 15

Can you believe it? It’s December! This year flew by. My morning routine is usually the same. I wake up somewhere between 6:30 and 7 a.m. I practice my home yoga practice for about an hour. I head downstairs for my coffee and breakfast. Then back upstairs to get ready for my day. The majority […]


Keeping up during my week with snacks

We all need to┬ámake sure to take care of ourselves. I find it even more pertinent as a teacher, especially a teacher of yoga. I teach at multiple places for yoga and cycle, which means I drive from one class to the next multiple times a day. My eating schedule depends on my teaching schedule […]


Super simple chia seeds snack

I was perusing Twitter recently and came upon a recipe from SELF magazine called Make Ahead Chia Pudding Breakfast. It was a simple recipe to follow. So I decided to try it. I mixed the almond milk, chia seeds, honey and vanilla extract. I let it sit in the fridge overnight. I ate half of […]


It’s peanut butter time!

Have you seen the 40-year-old Virgin? Remember FRENCH TOAST? (Here’s a clip of that scene. Swearing is involved. So you’ve been warned.) Ha ha! Anyway, years ago Curt and I were watching some diner or cooking show and someone made peanut butter and banana French toast. It sounded amazing. The version they made was super […]


Fall Back

Oh, time change, how I dislike you very, very, very much. (Hate is a strong word.) Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this doesn’t apply to you as much. But I think the suggestions I am going to make are great whenever you cross time zones. One of my family members once asked […]


Eating at the buffet

When you stay at an all-inclusive resort for a week that means you pretty much get all the food and drinks you can consume. As I have stated in the past (many times) when I am on vacation I enjoy myself. I don’t worry about what I am eating and drinking. And I know once […]


It’s time to Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again. Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. To my Arizona family: No more confusion. Starting tomorrow we will be back in the same time zone. (For those of you who don’t know, Arizona doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time.) I hate Springing Forward or […]


Bagel vs. doughnut

The other day at work THREE boxes of thank-you doughnuts were delivered to members of my team. And they were shared. I didn’t indulge. But that’s not what this post is about. Somehow the topic came up that it was “healthier” (not to be confused with healthy) to eat a doughnut than a bagel. So, […]


Tips on forming good, healthy habits

A friend recently asked me if I had any tips on how to eat healthier. She may regret that she asked. Just a reminder to my readers … I am not a doctor, nutritionist or personal trainer. This post and all of my posts are based on personal experience and my own research. So here […]