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

Posts Tagged ‘brown rice’

Brown vs. white

Years ago I switched from eating white rice, pasta and bread to eating brown rice, pasta and bread. My reason: more nutrients. And on the old Weight Watchers plan whole wheat pasta was lower in Points. On the “newer” plan the Points are the same. But (healthy) habits are hard to break. And I love […]


Baking squash and adding grains

In a quest to try new things for this month’s Monthly Challenge I grabbed an acorn squash at the grocery recently. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. So I went online to find some recipes. I would have made a soup. But I didn’t have the other right ingredients or enough squash. First […]


I <3 veggies!

Monday I talked about my munchie-infused snacky day. I mentioned my high-veggie dinner and neighbor/friend/GFG! reader Jessie wanted to know more about my dinner. So let’s talk veggies (and, of course, I will have to get a shout out to protein … Why? Because I am on a protein kick and protein is good for […]


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 […]


Grateful for new recipe

Today I am going to share a recipe with you, which was shared with me by my friend Monica. Monica had lunch one day recently with a friend who replicated a recipe from Cafe Gratitude. Cafe Gratitude is a restaurant in Berkeley. (And has a couple of other locations.) All of their food is organic […]


Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself. I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning. When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any […]


Genius in the kitchen?

As Bridget Jones once said: Have a sneaking suspicion … am also something of a genius in the kitchen … So this week I think I have been pretty good with being on a plan to eat healthy and keep up with exercise. I started back at yoga on Monday. Practiced yoga Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday […]


Munching on “spaghetti”

I survived Day 3 of my cleanse. I replaced my three meals with three green smoothies. I was a little hungry in the afternoon so I had an apple. Trying to keep it raw. It went much more smoothly than I thought it would. Last night I attended my regular Friday evening Vinyasa flow class […]


Super quick, easy, healthy dinner

I left the house this morning about 6:15; got to work at 7:15; worked until about 4; headed down to the gym at about 4:15 and jumped on the 5:35 shuttle bus; got back to Emeryville about 6:35; headed to Target and then the grocery for Thanksgiving shopping and shopping for a small party we […]


Getting back to the basics

I am desperately trying to get back to a healthier food routine. The first issue was that I hadn’t been to the grocery in sometime. I went on Saturday. I also hadn’t been regularly buying some of the basics. I made sure to include those on the list. I hadn’t taken the time to prepare […]