Friday, October 31, 2014

Fun Way to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables Anytime of Year

I did not do this or take the image, but it was sent to me and too cute not to pass along.
Wish I knew who did it and could offer an image and styling credit. I think it's one of the most creative Halloween eats I've ever seen! It's not too late to try it yourself for today's big BOO! YA! but it would be fun any time of year.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Quick Pick-Me-Up Cucumber Salad

Fresh Cucumber Salad with Red Bell Pepper Slices

What an interesting journey…I made these delicious salads and before doing a post I did some research on cucumbers. I've always loved cucumbers but I had no idea how much of a benefit they are to our body. They are one of the best foods for overall health. They are awesomely refreshing, a good source of B vitamins, and contain a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber which helps to regulate blood pressure. These low calorie wonders help rid your body of toxins, aid in weight loss, promote joint health, and relieve arthritis pain. Since they are more than 90% water, you get a big boost of hydration!

There are only 16 calories in a cup of cucumbers with the peel. Without peel is even less. To work off 16 calories you can walk for 4 minutes, jog or cycle for 2 minutes, or swim for 1 minute. Easy!

For a list of other benefits including curing a hangover…go to

The cucumber originated in South Asia but there are many types of cucumbers to choose from. Some are best for eating and some are best for pickling. 

Kirby (or pickling cucumbers)
East Asian
Beit Alpha

I strongly recommend buying your organic cucumbers at the farmers market or growing your own. Heirloom are also an option. Whatever you choose…choose cucumbers and have them on hand all the time. Cut them up and every time you open the fridge, grab this great go-to instead of something more fattening. You'll be happier and healthier for it.

To learn more about types and growing cucumbers…go to

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tater Tot Roll Ups with Ham and Cheese

Easy snack meal for kids and adults. 

tater tot roll ups with ham and cheese

Thin slices of ham rolled around tater tots with cheese sprinkled on top. Add a little chile powder for an extra kick of flavor. Bake until crispy. Color up your plate with a few veggies, some flax and chia and you're all set.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Green Solutions for Carry-out

Fiber box
I went out for a Smashburger the other day and their burgers are hand crafted, so I guess I should not have been surprised when their carry-out box was equally impressive.

They present you with a soft touch, compostable fiber burger box that is
made from Biocane, a sustainable, renewable box that is derived from sugarcane.

Offering this option to their customers
instead of using styrofoam shows how much they care. Green solutions for carry-out makes for a great takeaway

Thank you!