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Posts Tagged ‘veggies’

Review Wednesday: Brawny Produce Protector Reusable Bags

At some point at the grocery store I had noticed green bags for sale, which claimed they could keep produce fresher longer. My grandpa and I even discussed these. He mentioned he had tried them and they worked. But he didn’t know why. So I decided to experiment with them myself using Brawny’s Produce Protector […]


Getting grateful this month

Wow, we are now entering November. Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Since it is November (and Halloween has passed) it means we are thrown into the┬áholiday season. I love the holidays. But there is also a part of me that is glad when the holidays are over. This time┬ácan be […]


Fruit, veggie tips & tricks

I have recently gotten into eating grape-nuts. Funny, I hated them as a kid. (My brother and I weren’t allowed to eat a lot of sugary cereals.) Grape-nuts are crunchy, yummy, filing, healthy and have some fiber and protein. But that’s not really what this post is about. Over the summer I was eating my […]


Going green by reducing, reusing, recycling

I consider myself environmentally conscious and environmentally friendly. Nothing extreme. I just try to be aware. When I first moved to Oregon recycling was a big deal. And dividing each item was important as well: cardboard; paper; brown glass; green glass; etc. At the apartment complex I first lived in there were bins for each […]


Planning exercise, caloric intake for weight loss

One of my readers, Keri, asked me a question on my Go Fit Girl! Facebook page earlier this month. I do my best to answer her question(s) here. Dear Go Fit Girl, Can you help me understand why I can exercise 5 days a week for two months and not have lost any weight? Seriously, […]


Trying to de-clutter my life

I recently signed up for a super cleanse with Lory Benson Pilates, which started yesterday. I haven’t actually started the green smoothie cleanse as the timing isn’t quite right for me. But before the end of this month I plan to imbibe in some fruit and veggie smoothies. The seven-day cleanse is about de-cluttering physically, […]


Not exactly detoxing

After three days of no exercise and pretty much stuffing my face with Mexican food and other delicious and delightfully unhealthy stuff I was back at it with my regular routine today. I hit the gym for 45 minutes of endurance spinning and 15-20 minutes of some arm weights and abs. For lunch today I […]


Seasonings save me almost every time

I indulged at lunch today. So I am trying to keep it simple and low calorie for dinner. For dinner tonight, I am having “tuna salad.” Some Spring Mix Greens went on a plate. In a separate bowl I dumped a can of light drained tuna, which was stored in water, not oil. In the […]


BYOB

Today at work we had an early Fourth of July barbecue. As I have been trying to limit my caloric intake and bringing my own breakfast and lunch to work this week I didn’t want to fall off the wagon on Day 4. I brought my own bread. (I have been known to go to […]


Veggie munching, summertime grillin’

In most parts of the country it is unofficially summer. Except where I live … in the Bay Area. It has been like winter around here: cool, rainy, wet, windy, not sunny. So I am guessing my readers from everywhere except here have already done some grilling, been to a barbecue or are planning one […]