Overnight Chia

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 11, 2012

 I am posting this recipe because my friend Mickey asked me last weekend about Chia. I prepare this is recipe several times a week; I like it for breakfast because it is filling and provides me with lots of energy. In addition, it tastes good and is easy to prepare.

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Breaking Bad Habits

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 9, 2012

There probably isn’t anyone on the face of the earth that does not have any bad habits. I was reading an article that discussed a new study by USC psychologists (published in the journal Pesonality and Social Psychology Bulletin), that helps explain why habits are so hard to break. In an experiment, the USC psychologists gave some movie theatre customers buckets of popcorn. Some of the buckets contained freshly popped popcorn and others contained week old, stale kernels. Continue reading

January 8th – Exercise Log

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 9, 2012

Last week, all my exercise goals were met except for one day. After being absent from regular exercise for several months, I am happy with my first week. Now I feel very motivated to continue. This week will require time-management since I return to school Monday. Wish me luck!

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Book Review – Forks Over Knives

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 6, 2012

My interest in food and healthy lifestyles led me to see the documentary “Forks Over Knives.” Since I enjoyed the documentary so much I wanted to read the book. The book parallels the documentary about the benefits of a plant based diet and it contains 125 great recipes. Continue reading

12 for 2012

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 6, 2012


Every year I try to make a few resolutions that are very doable. I feel large goals are too much for a new years resolution at least for me. The beginning of the year feels like a clean slate and it is so wonderful to make small steps toward larger goals. I am a big believer in baby steps. Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 4, 2012

As you can see, I still have not put my Christmas tablecloth away…yikes!  Anyway, I thought I’d start out by contributing the easiest recipe ever.  My mom makes really good roasted cauliflower but of course I could not remember how she did it.  Here is my version.  Roasting cauliflower always creates a wonderful, slightly crispy texture on the outside and is so easy to make!  Just remember that when you are serving cauliflower, you need to serve it with something since it can look drab on its own.

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Happy New Year!!!! :)

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on January 2,2012

Happy New Year to you all! I cannot believe 2012 is here already. If you are anything like me, you are still trying to figure out when you are going to have time to put away the holiday decorations, clean up after your holiday parties, and recover from all of the holiday craziness. Sometimes, I think that our healthy diet and exercise regimens get ignored when our lives get too busy. Jennifer and I are two very REAL people that know exactly how this feels. We are hoping that this blog will help create strategies for people so that they can have better balance their health, career, and personal lives. I am sure we will also learn some from all of you as well. Welcome to our blog!!!

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Good Luck Salad

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 1, 2012

On New Years Day, eating black-eyed peas is thought to bring good luck and financial good fortune. This is a southern tradition in the United States. Having grown up on the West Coast, this is not a tradition I grew up with. A few years ago, my husband and I decided to adopt this as one of our traditions. We wanted our recipe to be healthy and good tasting; most recipes typically call for ham hocks. After several experiments this is the recipe we like most. I think the “Good Luck” in this salad comes from all the healthy fiber in this dish.

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Exercise Log

My New Year’s Log

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on January 1, 2012


1/1/12         Walk/Hike 6 miles, Weight Train 30 min 

1/2/12         Yoga 1-hr class, Cross-trainer 40 min 

1/3/12         Cross-trainer 40 min, Weight Train 30 min 

1/4/12         Yoga 1-hr class, Cross-trainer 40 min 

1/5/12         Cross-trainer 40 min, Weight Train 30 min 

1/6/12         Yoga 1-hr class, Cross-trainer 40 min X

1/7/12         Off 

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