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Posts Tagged ‘protein’

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 […]


Keeping up during my week with snacks

We all need to make 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 […]


Our bodies need energy, fuel

Like a car we need to fuel our bodies. I was talking to a friend recently telling her how I am teaching five cycle classes a week (among numerous yoga classes). Her next question was, are you in crazy great shape? (That’s not a quote. But she said something like that.) I told her I […]


Understanding hunting

Just about every year Curt and I go back to his hometown of Albany, Mo., to visit his parents and for deer season. I know a lot of people have issues with hunting. And, it’s fine if you do. But if you eat meat, you should read more. (If you don’t. Feel free to skip. I […]


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 […]


Benefits of chia seeds

A friend at work recently recommended I try chia seeds. I have heard of them before and knew they were supposed to be good for you. But I hadn’t sought them out. Recently at the grocery I saw them and decided to buy them and try them out. My friend uses the seeds in her morning […]


Protein secret revealed: It can help you lose weight (and keep you healthy)

This month’s nutrition challenge is about getting in enough protein every day. (Facebook event page here.) And the headline should be no secret, especially to my regular GFG! readers. But you all know how much I am into eating protein and writing about it. (And if you can stand it, I will discuss this in […]


Nursing my aches, chills, fever

Yesterday morning I woke up around 6. On weekends if I wake up before 7 I usually laze around in bed until 7ish and hope to catch a few more zzzzs. I felt really tired and hoped to fall back asleep. I figured I needed the rest. Plus every single morning I have something to […]


April Monthly Challenge: Hoops, ropes, jumps & protein

When I posted in February about hula hooping at work for a Wellness Fair some of my readers got excited and wanted this as a challenge. Because I assume most people don’t have hula hoops around I wanted to give a heads up to my readers to go out and buy a hula hoop and jump […]