Yucca

Food Challenge Continued (7,8, & 9)

This past month has gone quickly but I was able to try three new foods! In addition to trying new foods, I’ve been able to learn some new things along the way, which is really my favorite part of this challenge. The first new food was bulgar, which I’ve had in restaurants but have never …

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Sweet Sixteen

With March Madness in full swing you might find yourself going to various watch parties or maybe even in the comfort of your own home craving something sweet. Here are 16 sweet treats that you can share and enjoy without feeling too guilty! Click on the bold links for the recipes! No-Bake Energy Bites: I …

Spring Training

Mindless Movement

Mindless eating can be bad news for everyone, not just individuals looking to lose weight. In Brian Wansink’s book, Mindless Eating, he discusses how the body rarely notices when it goes 100 to 200 calories overboard but in time, those calories start to add up right along with the numbers on the scale. Likewise, if …

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Food 6 of 30: Jicama

Last week I saw this potential new food item sitting alongside the tomatoes and avocados at Hy-Vee and decided it would be worth a try. Its name: Jicama, pronounced “He-ka-ma,” also known as the Mexican potato (or so that’s what its sticker says). Unlike the other foods I’ve been trying and making at home, I …

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Spring Training!

I just heard a robin. I think we both know what that means: spring is around the corner! After turning the page on a long, cold, and snowy winter (hopefully we’ve turned that page, fingers crossed) it is refreshing to see so many people exploring the great outdoors to achieve their fitness goals. In the …

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Hello March!

It’s March, which means we will hopefully see more sunshine, fewer flurries, and temperatures above freezing in the Midwest. To say it’s been a long winter is so much of an understatement. During February I focused on adding push-ups to my daily routine, mainly to keep me warm. I’m only kind of kidding. Enough about …

Red Carpet Workout!

Oscar Worthy Workout!

I love movies and find them to be a great way to de-stress after a long day or week. I especially love this time of year when all the Oscar nominated films are released and awards season is in full-swing. I will watch the Oscars, however long the show lasts, every year. It’s kind of …