Chili Vegetable Omelet Breakfast began today with protein plus. A┬áday that begins with protein makes me feel less hungry. Do you eat eggs and vegetables for breakfast, or do you opt for oatmeal and fruit? Which is best? Opinions vary about whether or not carbohydrates should be included in breakfast. Friends joke about the eggs that I eat. You can browse this blog and see that I love to eat eggs. But they’re nutritious. It seems that I’m not the only one with this opinion. Ines Subashka, a certified personal trainer at inspiredfitstrong.com favors eating eggs early in the day – seven to eight eggs.Read More →

Now that I’m back at the cabin after visiting my daughter, son-in-law, and my cute little granddaughters, I’m cooking up a storm in my Rival Crock-Pot. They were gracious to give me full access to the kitchen and the slow cooker for my 30-day recipe project. My daughter’s cooking in her big KitchenAid slow cooker mostly involves appetizers that she makes for her CARES teams. She makes the best caramel apples. I had fun helping her unwrap the caramels. I’m so proud of her. She is great at planning meals and appetizers for the CARES team events, and she is such a good mom andRead More →

Colorful Summer Chili Summer chili is very nutritious because it has a variety of colorful veggies. By that time, the days are hotter. Cooking the chili in a slow cooker is wonderful. No heating up the kitchen over a hot stove. Plug the cooker in, fill it up with all the ingredients, and let it cook on low all day. In this slow cooker chili recipe, however, the hamburger has to be browned beforehand. Of course, you could do that the night before or a week before and freeze the meat until you’re ready for it. English or Sweet Peas? I like chili any timeRead More →