Sugar Free & Gluten Free Easter “Peeps” for your Easter Buffet!

Gotcha – bet you thought this was going to be the candy!  I love to have a little fun presenting my Easter Buffet.  I searched Google Images for a picture of deviled eggs and saw this.  It’s my recipe – it’s their picture! Allow about 20 minutes to hard boil eggs Preparation time approximately 15 to 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 dozen eggs 2 teaspoons mustard 1/3 cup mayonnaise Note: you may need a bit more …Read More

It’s almost Easter! Try preparing something different for your Easter Brunch.

We still have two more weeks of National Nutrition Month – and I thought I would share a couple of recipes that are perfect for an Easter Brunch. Here is a recipe I found for a Strawberry Omelet – it’s festive, delicious and really easy to prepare.  I found this online a while back and saved it.  It is from a book called Tampa Treasures by the Junior League of Tampa. I also love the …Read More

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Do you know the definition of Nutrition?

Because March is National Nutrition Month, I did a little research and found a great website that provided good, solid information about nutrition.  Nutrition is defined as the process of nourishing or being nourished, especially the process by which a living organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and for replacement of tissues.  It is any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue The answer to the …Read More

My Feel Better Soup

Well, this has been a challenging week.  And in deciding what to share with you, I thought I would look up the word “challenging”.  Challenging is defined as stimulating and demanding, Well demanding it was – but stimulating, also.  Have you ever noticed that when you are faced with challenges that you are in a fight or flight mode?  Sometimes that can be a good thing. My biggest challenge was fighting a bit of a …Read More

Why all the hoopla about hooping?

Last week we had a visitor who brought hula hoops to class.  We had so much fun that I did a little research and was amazed to find that using hoops for resistance and for hooping offers many physical benefits.  I decided we would integrate hooping into our exercise program. In researching the hoops I discovered that hooping has been used for exercise and play from as early as the 5th century in Greece.  Before, …Read More

‘I am exercising a lot – why can’t I lose weight”?

This is a statement I have heard so many times, from women as well as men.  I want to say the answer is simple, but it just isn’t that simple. Your body needs to balance the food that you eat with the amount of energy you expend.  The energy your body uses must be balanced with the nutrition you take in. If you are increasing your exercise regimen and not eating enough fuel to balance …Read More

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Perfect summer treat!

Treat your self to a delicious serving of low-calorie, easy to fix Gazpacho.  Serve in special glasses with some celery added for a creative flair. Ingredients: 1 hot house cucumber, cut in half and seeded; 2 red bell peppers, cored and seeded, 4 hot house tomatoes; 1 red onion; 3 garlic cloves, minced; 3 cups of tomato juice (or V8 juice); 1/4 cup white wine vinegar; 1/4 cup good olive oil; 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt; …Read More

At a stand still or plateau? Here is something that can help

(This wonderful picture is from dear Carmen Beoto) Soups, served hot or cold, can be an amazing tool to help you break that barrier.  Made with ingredients that have been proven to help boost your metabolism. 1)  In a large pot, chop then saute an onion, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 bell pepper,  8 oz. of mushrooms, 1 small head of cabbage (shredded) and about a cup of fresh green beans that have been cut …Read More

Concentrate to gain control

Think about what you are going to do and what you want to achieve before you do it! In preparing to start an exercise routine do you just throw yourself into the routine or do you purposefully and with forethought think about what your body is going to do?  Your mental focus and visualization is so important to the outcome of your routine. When people come in to start a class or exercise routine – …Read More

Take a deep breathe!

We are going to start a series of articles on the benefits of incorporating Pilates movements into bounce/exercise classes. We will be examining six important elements that will help you get the most benefit from your exercises – plus we will be suggesting some exercises you can do at home. The six elements are: Breathing; Concentration;  Control;  Centering;  Fluidity;  and last but not least, Precision  Breathing – how many of you know that many people are shallow breathers?  …Read More

Recipe for nutritious Lentil Soup for power and energy!

Having healthy meal choices that provide your body with esential vitamins and minerals that will satisfy your taste buds is very doable. This meal is ‘high leverage’. It is full of super foods that will maximize your health and performance. It’s is also inexpensive to fix, easy to make and delicious. Lentils are full of protein, fiber, folic acid and contain many trace minerals. Studies have shown that eating beans or lentils two or more …Read More

Bet you didn’t know all the benefits of cucumbers!

  Bet you didn’t know…… That cucumbers contain almost all of the Vitamin B family? That if you are tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated sodas and pick up and eat some cucumber.  Nature’s little pick-me-upper! That if you want to remove cellulite try rubbing a slice or two of cucumber on your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the …Read More