Pimento Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Love three-cheese recipes? Try this triple cheese and pimentos mix on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Brunch. It’s a light entree without the meat and served with fruit, protein included. Years ago, pimento cheese used to be the easiest thing to find in a carton at the grocery store. Now, employees look at me with a blank look if I ask, “Where is the pimento cheese?” Obviously, they didn’t grow up with the commodity like I did and simply don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. But there’s a solution to this dilemma.Read More →

Pears for a Nutritious Dessert Do you love fruit, or do you have to think to include enough of it in your eating plan? Pears are often overlooked for their health benefits. Consider including them as a nutritious dessert with a special treat of grated cheese on top (see recipe below). You can purchase pears in their own juice (the best kind that’s canned), or buy the raw fruit. Pears contain great health benefits: improving insulin sensitivity decreased risk of type 2 diabetes containing phytonutrients which contain antioxidant, anti-inflammatory flavonoids good source of fiber Leave the skins on to get the best nutrients from the pears.Read More →

Make this Broccoli Apple Salad  Why broccoli? It’s nutritious. Why apples? You need a daily portion of fruit. Mix these two together, and add more delicious ingredients. What do you have? Incredibly happy taste buds and a recipe that’s perfect to include in a 21-Day Fix weekly meal plan.Read More →

Hot summer days inspire chilled recipes. Summer heat waves make you want to stay inside where it’s cool. On days when the temperatures go into triple digits, you need central air. All water coolers do by that time is blow hot air inside. Such hot days make me want to eat recipes for chilled fruit or veggies. Appetites lessen somewhat on a scorching day. Here are a number of recipes to cool you down while weathering the heat: Beet (with the beet greens) and berry smoothie! Start your day with this appetizing drink. Who needs coffee when you can enjoy a breakfast blender meal thatRead More →

“Women who eat more fruits and vegetables reduce weight gain by 24 percent,” a major study revealed, according to The Kitchen Table Book. Berries Visit your local farmers market and pay attention to all of the beautiful fruits and vegetables. You’ll see fresh produce you’ve never noticed if you’re like me. The other day I went to a farmers market for, specifically, strawberries and blueberries and a couple of vegetables. I’d seen a strawberry beverage recipe I couldn’t wait to try, and blueberries are so healthy and good. But I saw a basket of beautiful plump blackberriesRead More →

Toddlers get bored easily with the same food all the time. So do adults. Imagine if you had to eat chicken nuggets and fries for dinner every day. You’d get tired of it pretty fast, too. Help your toddler’s day start off with a hearty breakfast. One way to do this is to create fun ways to prepare eggs like these: Scramble an egg and sprinkle grated cheese on top Bake in a quiche Make an Egg-in-the-Hole – See the perfect recipe at pepperbowl.com. Make a scrambled egg and cheese sandwich, mayo on bread, sandwich cut into triangles Cook an omelet and add vegetables that yourRead More →

Counting calories is not so bad when you include juicy raw fruit like these gorgeous cherries. I can picture myself sitting down in a comfy chair with a favorite magazine or book and a big bowl of cherries, strawberries, and grapes. The calories for a bowl of one cup of each of these combined only comes to 242! Two ladies I know have lost mega pounds by counting calories. Both successfully lost weight by eating about 1200 or 1300 calories daily. One of the ladies said she loves to eat large portions so she eats a lot of vegetables throughout the day. The other ladyRead More →