Archive for the ‘Health & Diet’ Category

Take Care of Yourself First

**I’m writing this post today specifically from a women’s perspective for other women. If you are a man reading this, please don’t be offended or feel left out. I’m sure that much of it applies to you, but this is based on what I hear from other women, especially military wives. Stress affects people in [...]

Living with Food Allergies

Understanding how to handle food allergies can be challenging, especially when a person is allergic to everyday items like eggs or wheat. Food allergies can range from the slightly annoying to the life-threatening. Some people find food allergies by accident, via anaphylactic shock, while others learn from a visit to an allergist. Familiarizing yourself with [...]

I found a version of the following recipe for Vegetarian Paella in an issue of the magazine Prevention. With the crushed red pepper, it’s a little on the spicy side, so adjust according to your tastes. It’s a great last-minute meal for me, because I like to adjust the types and quantities of vegetables I [...]

Meatless Monday: Making it Easy

When my husband and I decided to start eating more meatless meals, I overwhelmed myself looking for recipes and dishes. It seemed that all I was finding were recipes and dishes that required actual work and preparation. I enjoy cooking, but it’s difficult for me to put together nice meals during the work week since [...]

The Importance of Loving Exercise

I am the first to admit that exercise is not necessarily something that I’ve always loved to do…until now. I used to MAKE myself go to the gym and sweat through a treadmill run/walk and then a weight routine. I do not like weights, at all. I enjoy running but unfortunately my feet do not, [...]

Menu Plan Monday

As a military wife, it can be hard for me to plan what to cook during the week when P is here because some days he is just not in the mood for certain foods. With him gone I have decided to give Menu Plan Monday another go around Monday Breakfast- Baked oatmeal and fruit [...]

Meatless Monday: Quick and Easy Black Bean Soup

I freaking LOVE this soup! It is super easy to make and tastes delicious. We do not use the sherry in ours, but we added freshly shredded cheddar cheese to each serving. Enjoy! Ingredients 1 cup tomato salsa (plus extra for garnish) 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups chicken broth (vegetable broth can be used) Sour [...]

Meatless Monday

When I decided to start eating less meat, I found out that I tried to make more work for myself. I would research recipes for hours (literally) not realizing that some dishes are so easy to make meat free I am a huge fan of Mexican dishes so I started looking there since they are [...]

Avoid Convenience Foods

Let’s face it, most of the time, home cooking soothes the soul like nothing else can. It is also much easier on my budget and much healthier for my family. That being said, not everyone has time to make everything from scratch to avoid the pitfalls of processed food and tighten that grocery budget. Between [...]

Healthy Eating

Deciding what to cook and finding the time to do it are tough enough, let alone the time it takes to research what’s healthy and what’s not. It would be so much easier if all we had to do was read product packaging, but the reality is that packaging is first and foremost a sales [...]

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