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

Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Not all salads are created equal

I have always been a fan of salad. It can be a great meal or something on the side. It can be filling and healthy. And it can also be unhealthy. Some salads are so loaded with calories and fat you might as well order a cheeseburger. If you are ordering a salad to have […]


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 […]


I love my carbs, booze

Recently at the gym I ran into one of my spin teachers one early morning. As he and I were chatting I told him I had gone to a body conditioning the night before and then was back at the gym first thing in the morning. His response, you must really like to exercise. Uh, […]


My healthy version of Eggplant Parmigiana

I love Eggplant Parmigiana. It is so delicious but so unhealthy with it being fried and all. I also love eggplant. Lucky for me I like most vegetables (and fruit). At Monday’s Earth Day event at work there was a mini Farmer’s Market. I bought some eggplant, which I normally steam in my rice cooker/steamer and […]


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 […]


A serving of pasta

The other night I was cooking some whole wheat pasta and needed to measure how much I was consuming. (I have been counting calories since Monday. Will write about how that is going later on.) The box says a serving is 2 ounces. Since I don’t have a food scale I have no idea how […]


Answering Jen’s question

So about two weeks ago I asked my readers for feedback. I got some good feedback. But I was surprised that I didn’t get more. So, please, if there is something you want to know about me, would like me to research something, just have a comment or have any questions please let me know […]