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

Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Making my own brunch

Sometime back Curt and I were watching the Food Network and a restaurant that was visited had┬áPeanut Butter and Banana Stuffed French Toast on the menu. It looked and sounded so good. I made my own version. For some reason when I came home from the gym today I was craving it. My version is […]


Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?

I left work at about 3:30 today. It was a bad day to have to leave early. But I had an eye appointment. I was already feeling pretty tired before I left work. Once I have my eyes dilated I can’t do much but watch TV while wearing sunglasses or take a nap. I did […]


Homemade fake cheeseburger

Tonight I made a fake cheeseburger for dinner. I made one last week, too. It wasn’t exactly a substitute for the real deal, but it was satisfying. The Boca burger heated up in the oven along with half a potato cut into fries. Once the burger was “ready” I put on a piece of fat […]


Healthy recipe sharing

Guest Post: Lisa Lisa shares an easy and healthy soup recipe. I had told Lisa that my garden vegetable soup was good and filling. But it has been getting a little old. So she shared another recipe with me. And now I am sharing it with you. I plan on making it this weekend. (I […]


Cook Yourself Thin recipe made

Tonight for dinner I made one of the recipes from the Lifetime TV show Cook Yourself Thin. I made the Easy Herb-Roasted Chicken With Roasted Veggies. I altered the veggies slightly. I have to say it was really good and filing. Though this wouldn’t be the normal thing I would make for dinner on a […]


Muffin portion control

I watched four episodes of Cook Yourself Thin last night. There are all kinds of great tips and ideas and recipes to try out. But the one that has been mentioned twice and really stuck with me is when making muffins. Use an ice cream scooper. This controls the portions and also keep the muffins […]


Cook Yourself Thin

Lifetime TV (one of my favorite channels) started airing a new show last night called Cook Yourself Thin. Two half an hour episodes aired. They showed real women who were eating way too many calories. They took their favorite foods, such as pizza, lasagna, burger, cupcakes, etc. and showed them a much healthier and tastier […]


Homemade smoothie

I decided to take a crack at making a healthy smoothie at home. (Too much of anything can be bad–just an FYI.) On Saturday I made a simple smoothie. Half a cup of orange juice, half a banana, and not quite a cup of frozen strawberries. Throw all in a blender. Yum! On Day 2 […]


Food deceivers

On the Yahoo! homepage there was a link to an article called Surprise Nutritionist No-Nos. Here is my take on the Top 5 Deceivers: 2% Milk: I am personally not a big milk fan. I really never crave a nice cold class of milk, unless I am having a PB&J or maybe cookies. I do […]


Yum! Dinner!

I have recently discovered a great frozen shrimp and veggie stir fry at Safeway. Safeway has their Eating Right line of foods, and this is one of them. It comes with a sauce of some sort, which I don’t use. I am making the veggie stir fry and brown rice for dinner tonight. I spray […]