Inspiration, Ideas, Tips and Strategies, by Always Healthy Mom

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It's Never To Late To Try Something NEW!

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It's Never To Late To Try Something NEW!

What a wonderful holiday weekend with the family!
I even had an opportunity to try something NEW! Kayaking!
Yep, it was a new adventure I dove into it with two feet and a life jacket of course! It was fun, and exciting and I would recommend that you all try it! If you don't have a relative or friend with kayaks look for a rental place the next time you travel.

The main take home message: Its never to late to try something new! Let's be honest I would have never guessed that I would be kickboxing every Saturday morning but I love it and its a great work out! Find what you like, don't be afraid to try new things and have fun!

Get healthy and LIVE!
P.S. That's not me in the picture, I forgot my camera!
Next time I will be sure to snap a shot!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Call me a FOODIE!

 Call me a FOODIE...

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It's ironic that I help people lose weight everyday and yet I still love food!
Well... Not just any food to be honest! I love good, fresh, healthy food! I am officially a foodie! I actually enjoy grocery shopping every week! I have found myself recently driving to the local store just to browse the shelves to see if there are any new products, and even researching them online! I am so intrigued in the passion and businesses of these people, who create the foods we eat! I am not talking about CRAP! Not processed, artificial items I mean 100% whole ingredients that you really can enjoy when you take the first bite! I even love the packaging. The unique labels that give the first impression of a product! To be honest I would buy one product over another just because the label was more attractive! OK, so by now you now I am a little materialistic too! No harm in that! I just like what I like! So the next time you have to go grocery shopping give me a call I would be more than happy to do it for you! I take pride in the foods that I feed my family and grocery shopping is the perfect way to do this!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Breakfast today

 This was my breakfast today!
Egg whites with salsa on a whole grain wrap! Love a boost of protein in the morning! What is your favorite breakfast dish?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lunch time in my son's lunch box

What did you pack in your child's lunch today?
Here is a peek inside my son's lunch box!
Share your favorite lunch ideas on my facebook page today!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Attention NEW product at Costco!
This new, one of a kind treat is available Now at Costco!
Talk about a win-win; this wonderfully sinful treat is packed full of protein and low cal!
Yasso has created a great Greek yogurt Popsicle!
Talk about speaking my language!
Now we can have our cake and eat it too!
Available in blueberry and strawberry flavors.
 I am convinced you will definitely fall in love with new find!
The First Ever Frozen Greek Yogurt!
Yasso Frozen Yogurt

  • 6g of protein each!

  • Only 70 calories per bar!

  • Fat-free, Gluten-free, & Kosher!


  • If you don't belong to Costco, be sure to request that your local grocery store picks up this new product!
  • Thursday, May 19, 2011

    Dear Family Diet Saboteur

    I think this is too funny! "A letter to the Family Diet Saboteur"
    By: Rebecca Regnier
    Check out her Blog at
    Dear (
    You may have noticed that my
    beloved husband/significant other/co-parent/lovely wife/offspring),(butt/gut/thighs) (have/has) spread in the last few
    (decades/9 months/weeks/holidays)
    a pony keg/preventing me from wearing corduroy as friction may ignite a thigh
    and is now (wider than an ax handle/looking' like
    I am trying to
    jersey/see my toes/be able to go upstairs without requiring oxygen).
    (lose a few pounds/shrink the muffin top/fit into my old footballI have decided to
    (count calories/reduce carbohydrates/switch to light beer/move around more).
    may notice strange things in the crisper next to the bacon, they're called vegetables.
    I will do this with or without your support but seeing as I
    TV./tolerate your mother/never missed Muffins w/Mom/never missed Dough-nuts
    with Dads)
    Please don't
    You(let you get the big screenwould appreciate you respect my choices.(offer me seconds/leave leftover pizza/order an extra French fry).
    When you say
    baked yummy cookies)
    talk about my eating plan and you
    (but it's a birthday party/it's only one/you deserve a treat/looked II know you're trying to be nice but it does not help me. When I(roll your eyes/snort/laugh about it with yourit makes me feel (angry/sad/lonely/a teensy bit murdery).
    Because I know you love me and want me around to
    lawn/drive you places/destroy you when we play Jeopardy)
    are a few ways you can
    progress is to say
    (wash the socks/mow thefor years to come. Here(help/stay out of my way). The proper way to ask me about myhow was your weigh in NOT did you lose anything? If I say
    you should just
    weight you can say
    If I have inspired you to
    this means I've (not lost/gained/want to beat someone up) and(give me a hug/suggest we take a walk together/shut up). If I say I lost(you look so great/way to go/I still don't think you need to lose anI may or may not share how much I've lost or gained.(get off your butt/eat a carrot/buy me something nice)
    great! But if you continue to
    also be duly noted.
    And keep in mind I
    you're the bees knees/know you let me win at Jeopardy)
    health means I can better take care of you. If you disregard this letter I have no choice but
    The Nurturing Dieter
    (laugh at me/push food on me/load the dishwasher like aI will file it away on the list I keep in my head. If you are supportive it will(love you just the way you are/support your choices/thinkand that taking care of my

    Monday, May 16, 2011

    Let's go fishing!

    Let's Go Fishing...
    I just found this fun kids product!
    What kid would not love this fun 100% whole wheat bread?
     I can't wait to pick this up for my "picky palates" lunch tote!
    A familiar smile is now in the bread aisle! Kids will love its deliciously soft texture and fun, crust-free shape, perfect for snacks or sandwiches. And with 3g of fiber plus essential vitamins and minerals in each one, parents will love it too. No high fructose corn syrup added.
    *I've heard they will be avaliable this summer everywhere Pepperidge products are sold!

    Goldfish™ 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

    Nutrition Facts*
    Amount per Serving (serving size) = 1slice
    • Calories 120
    • Fat Calories 20
    • Total Fat 2g
    • Sat. Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Polyunsat. Fat 0g
    • Monounsat. Fat 0g
    • Cholesterol 0mg
    • Sodium 170mg
    • Total Carb. 19g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Sugars 4g
    • Protein 4g
    • % Daily Values**
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 10%
    • Thiamin 15%
    • Riboflavin 8%
    • Niacin 10%
    • Folic Acid 10%
    • Calcium 2%
    • Iron 8%

    Friday, May 13, 2011

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know that Star fruit is high in vitamin A and C and even a little bit of Protein and Iron! Plus the kids will love the fun shape! Enjoy!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    BLT's or so I thought

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    When you hear the letters B.L.T you usually conjure up an image of a juicy bacon and lettuce tomato sandwich, with fresh thick slices of bread, right? Well, that's what I though too until I talked with this woman.This is the funniest thing I've ever heard when it comes to weight loss and eating healthy! When asking the woman how her weekend went she stated that she had too many BLT's! So of course I went into a huge long inspirational e-mail about how to start fresh and even how to make a healthy BLT with lettuce instead of bread and avocado instead of mayo with turkey bacon too! She proceed to e-mail me back and tell me that BLT's were ( bites, licks and tastes)! I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes! How funny but how true! It is those small frequent eating occasions that are unplanned and throw us off course! Those unplanned calories add up when you're not counting them! So call them BLT's or whatever you want they stand in the ways of your goals! So stay on course and plan ahead!
    And avoid the BLT'S in life!

    Sunday, May 8, 2011


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    It's the Small Things...

    Happy belated Mother's Day!
     My weekend was filled with precious moments and joy, and I hope yours was to!
    This weekend I was busy with 2 media appearances and multiple family commitments, which is the norm around here. A dull moment would be a welcome surprise.
    I feel blessed to have had the opportunities I did this weekend and 
    continue to pursue my passion for healthy living.
    But it was not this stuff that made my weekend so special it was the dozen roses, thoughtful card and chocolate cake (yes chocolate cake) that made it so special. My husband knows me well I don't expect flowers or cards on special days but it was so thoughtful and meaningful.
     I can picture him now touting all three tired children to the store to shop for me. My younger son wanted to buy me a special Mother's Day cake and decorate it himself and my boys picked out the perfect card.. $7.99 !?! and worth every penny! I am so thankful for my beautifully, crazy and original life and can't wait to see whats in store next!
    Happy Mother's Day
    Daughter giving a card, heart shaped box and a rose to her mom

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Tip of the Day

     Tip of the day... Don't turn a bad meal into a bad week! Don't give up and throw in the towel... just jump right back into things the next meal!

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    Hey Kids!

    Hey Kids! It's almost SUMMER! What are you going to do to stay active and healthy? Here's a few ideas:

    Get Outside and Play!

    Play hopscotch, tag, or your favorite sport. Take advantage of the many local parks, pools and fields and invite your friends to play games. Make it a goal to stay active for at least an hour a day. You'll feel better, have more strength and have lots of fun!

    Stay Hydrated!

    While you're having fun playing games outside, remember to drink plenty of water. Water helps your body cool down and refreshes you after physical activity.

    Freeze Tag

    This game is a lot like regular tag, only when a person gets "tagged," they can no longer move. They can only move if another team member tags them back into action!

    Plant a Garden!

    Summer is a great time of year to enjoy your favorite fruits and vegetables. What better way to get your fruits and vegetables than to grow them in your backyard! Ask your parents if you can start a garden. Gardening is great exercise and harvesting your own fruits and vegetables is healthy!

    Monday, May 2, 2011

    Bonus Day!

           BONUS DAY!
     Today you have hit the Jack Pot!
    You get a really healthy recipe idea and
    a chance to win a free session with a personal trainer!

    Power Pancakes
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