Iron-rich and delicious!

How about an iron rich snack that’s delicious? Yup, it exists! Pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate bark! I made it today and took some pictures so you can make it too! Dark chocolate – at least 70% cocoa is the healthier choice and contains lots of iron. I bought this nice big bar at Walmart […]

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Want more energy? Me too!

So it’s time to ‘fess up!  Yup, this lady thought she made healthy food choices.  But I learned an important lesson last week. I always include some good protein in my meals.  But my protein sources didn’t contain much iron.  I chose yogurt, cheese, nuts and seeds and peanut butter as part of my breakfast […]

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Peace when the news is not good!

The telephone rang at 9:50 a.m.  It was my Doctor’s office.  The nurse said,  ‘the Dr. would like you to come in so she can over your blood test results”.  That’s never a good thing.  They don’t call you to tell you that all your levels are good and keep up the great work!  Nope, […]

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I became a Grandma this year!

I just had my birthday! I’m healthy and active and I’m one year away from 60!  I love it!  Well I’m not excited about wrinkles and grey hair.  But my wrinkles are from smiling too much and that’s a good thing.  And the grey hair is not a problem as long as I visit my […]

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10 insights for intentional eating and weight loss!

How I am doing with my struggle with those 5 pounds, you ask?  I discovered some really interesting stuff! Remember I said those pounds snuck up on me with little extra bites?  Well, I decided that I would keep a running total for a few weeks to get an idea of how those calories added […]

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What do I do when I gain 5 pounds?

Just like that 5 pounds are back!  Urgh!  Yup, it happens to me too.  It doesn’t seem fair that the pounds sneak back on so easily! I wondered how that had happened and thought about my food choices and my exercise.  I almost always have a long walk in the evening and sometimes a morning […]

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Smoothie bowl recipe. Too yummy to be healthy?

It’s the time of year when I want a sweet cold treat.  I found one that’s healthy too! How cool is that? Smoothies always sound so delicious but I really don’t like to drink my calories. I prefer the hand to mouth experience of eating. So I went on a search for a smoothie recipe […]

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TAKE A U-TURN​! STOP BELIEVING STUPID LIES

Ever taken a wrong turn on a road trip? Or maybe you came across construction and got lost following the detour signs. Would you say this? “Oh well I’ve made one bad turn. I might as well keep going until the end of the day. I’ll turn around tomorrow.”   But that’s what we do […]

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Tempted? Choose the best reward and win!

I want to reward myself with something to eat or drink.  It is so tempting, isn’t it? It’s a hot summer day and I’m hot and tired from my day of running errands. I want a rich cold sweet coffee drink from Starbucks! I stand in line for a few minutes trying to make up […]

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10 tips for winning the summer eating battles!

I so easily wander off the path of health and well being when summer comes.  How about you?  I love the change in routine.  But it’s so easy to fall back into old habits.  Old habits are comfortable, like a favorite pair of shoes.  Before I realize it, I’m having ice cream treats almost every […]

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Best do it yourself- life hack for purses!

Have you ever had to throw out a favorite purse because the handle broke? Or maybe the handle on a purse is way too long? Well, I found the best and easiest solution ever! Replace the handle with a matching scarf! This purse originally had one of those long cross-body handles and it was way […]

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Love every moment!

I love signs!  My newest one says, “Love each moment” Moments are short, quick little bits of time. These are the moments I’ve been catching and loving: Delicious hot tea sipped from a china mug.  Watching the chickadees at the feeder. Snuggling on the couch while watching TV. Looking at my clean kitchen and appreciating […]

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