Monday, November 29, 2010

Maybe Not So Healthy...

But really good! Cracker Barrel has great salads that I can eat! I also LOVE their shop!

Go Graham Go is hosting a great giveaway! One lucky winner will win $100 gift card to Cracker Barrel as well as a gift basket full of $100 worth of their products!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a 9x12 casserole dish well.

Pour in a large Ziploc the following ingredients and mix:
  1. Garlic
  2. Lemon juice
  3. Olive oil
Add the cut and thawed cauliflower into the bag with the mixture above. Add the cauliflower to sprayed casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake for 20 to 30 min. Bake until it is light brown and a fork can easily go through the cauliflower.

In a small bowl mix the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Sprinkle the mixture on top and broil on low for a few minutes.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Want a Juicer for Christmas

I'd like to have a juicer for Christmas. Two of a Kind Working on a Full House is hosting a giveaway were they are giving away a $100 gift card to ATG Stores. Wouldn't this be great to win!

I think if I won, I'd get a juicer. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Jolly Mom is hosting a great giveaway! One of her readers will win Aeternum pans by Bialetti!
We love to cook! 

These are some of the great things about their pans:
  1. Saute pans included: 8", 9.5" & 11"
  2. Stain resistant white nonstick nano-ceramic interior
  3. Allows excellent thermal conductivity
  4. Eco friendly
  5. PFOA free, PTFE free, Cadmium free

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Walked Over Two Miles Without Tennis Shoes On!

I left my tennis shoes in the car, so I could use them this weekend. I forgot to get them out! During my lunch break today I walked over two miles with dress shoes on. Luckily I'm not the type that wears skinny and long heals!

Moms Review 4 You! is giving away to three readers a pair of Reebok EasyTone Shoes!

After walking today in dress shoes I've realized that I need two pairs of tennis shoes. One for work and another pair for home.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Zen Soy

My Baby's Green has a great giveaway going on for TWO lucky winners to receive a t-shirt and free coupons for their choice of either a case of Zen Soy pudding-valued at $46 or a case of Soy on the Go-valued at $23! 

I love these kind's of snacks for my kids!


Monday, November 8, 2010

A Healthier Cookie

Tropical Traditions gave me a jar of Gold Label Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to try out.

I have to be honest at first I had never heard of Coconut Oil. I didn't know how to cook with it. I had to figure out if it was even healthy to use in the kitchen.

Luckily I have a sister that works in health and nutrition. She told me that it is healthy. I also read up on Coconut oil before it arrived to me. This is straight from Tropical Traditions website:

As a cooking oil, its chemical structure is kept in tact and therefore is resistant to mutations of fatty acid chains even when used in higher cooking temperatures, unlike most vegetable oils. Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss. For hundreds of tasty recipes from people who use coconut oil, visit

I used it on the boy's skin after a bath. I love how it smells and melts into their skin! Isaak always tries to eat the lotion. This is perfect for him because he can eat it.

I plan on using it to make a stir fry. Tofu is one of my newer loves. I'll post the recipe when I make this!

We also made healthier cookies! I'm a baker. Even though I'm trying to loose weight I still love to bake around this time of year. I've been trying to bake using healthier things in the mix.

The Recipe I Use for Chocolate Chip, Cherry Chip Cookies 

I love that these cookies contain oatmeal! 
Coconut Oil can replace butter!

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees.
Cream the following together:
  1. 1 cup Coconut Oil
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 1 cup brown sugar
  1. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  2. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder

Blend in:
  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 2 1/2 cups oatmeal
  3. 6 ounces chocolate chips, 6 ounces cherry chips.
  4. 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

  1. Spray a pan well. 
  2. I used a medium Pampered Chef Scoop. 
  3. Bake until light brown.
  4. Place on a cooling rack when they've hardened up a little.
  5. They taste good warm (straight out of the oven), room temperature and cold (we sometimes freeze them).
  6. This made 55 cookies. We had a few and the rest went in the freezer for Christmas time. They tasted better then with using butter!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Food Should Taste Good!

Colies Kitchen is giving away a great snack for someone that is trying to loose weight!
I'm allowed one snack a day. This would be a great one!

A case of the winners flavor selection of Food Should Taste Good chips! All their flavors look good, but I think I'd choose multigrain, what about you?

Cash and Fruit For Classrooms

Songberries is hosting a great giveaway. Del Monte is giving one of their readers a $25 gift certificate!

Del Monte is having a contest online in support of teachers. The fruit is for classroom snack and to encourage educational activities about fruit and healthy eating choices. You can read more about the contest here.

Yesturday I Walked and Walked

I've been keeping up on the walking. It's a daily habit now. Yesterday I walked the most that I ever have. 7 laps.

That's over 2 miles, with 5 pounds strapped to my ankles and 6 pounds in my hands. I'm walking way faster then before.

I'm still watching what I eat. I do wish that my family liked Tofu as much as me. It's just yummy in stir fries. I think! They follow most everything else that I eat.

I ordered a new scale through CSN|Stores to review. That should be coming soon to our house. They ship about as fast as I walk. Our scale wasn't keeping it's batteries.

Last Day to Enter a Few Low Entry Giveaway's

  • I have 2 CSN | Stores giveaways that end tonight at 10 pm. They are both for a $35 gift card. You can find them here and here.
  • I have a Snugfits giveaway that also ends tonight at 10 pm. This is to win 2 baby or toddler's tee's. Their choices are awesome! Please enter this giveaway here.
  • This giveaway ends on November 6. It's to win an Energizer smoke alarm and batteries. Right before day light savings hits! You can enter this giveaway here.