I came up with this idea of making chocolate covered blueberries while craving for something sweet that I would not feel bad about eating. I thought, if one can make chocolate covered strawberries why not blueberries?! The key is to pick a dark chocolate with at least 65% cacao. Both dark chocolate and blueberries are… Continue reading Chocolate covered blueberries
Delicious banana bread made with whole wheat flour and ground flax seeds make a healthy and tasty treat! Here's the recipe I tried... Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt 5 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar (splenda) 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6.75 ounces all-purpose… Continue reading Banana bread
As I continue with training and put on miles comfort becomes a big issue. One starts to realize the importance of a good pair of shoes and socks. Before I started running I was uneducated about the right fit of running shoes. I went to a specialized store where I was measured and tested on… Continue reading Got toe nails?
This tropical fruit is one of my favorite. This is sorbet is great to have by itself or with cottage cheese or with greek yogurt. Enjoy! Ingredients: 8 cups peeled, seeded and diced ripe papaya, (about 1 very large) 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup of splenda 1/4 cup “lite” coconut milk, divided 2 tablespoons lime… Continue reading Papaya Sorbet
While grocery shopping I saw this magazine and could not resist from buying it! I love anything pumpkin and this picture looks amazing!! Inside they have different versions on how to make the bread. I will buy all my ingredients to make the peanut butter pumpkin bread...yumm! Will be posting final product next week. This… Continue reading Weekend Homework
I stumbled upon this recipe and it immediately caught my attention due to the ingredients used in it. I did it and to my surprise I could not taste the beans at all. I made it just like this but next time I will try it without the coffee. The consistency of the brownies were… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies
As time gets closer to the ING Marathon it is time for some planning. I will need to become very familiar with this map of the course. I will need to plan my stops and the emergency use of a port-a-potty in which I will try to avoid as much as possible. I'm thinking of… Continue reading 106 days to go…
At one of my races I received this quinoa and almond bar. I always look at the nutritional facts to make sure these bars have protein to calm my hunger when eating them as a snack. To my surprise these were not bad at all. A good source of carbs and protein but with low… Continue reading Have you seen these?
Nothing says fall more than smell of pumpkin cupcakes baking in the oven! I love anything pumpkin and these cupcakes that seem more like muffins came out delicious! As part of the recipe it has a cream topping, feel free to cut some calories by leaving this out. The cupcakes come out so good that… Continue reading Pumpkin Cream Cupcakes
Today was my weekend session with my bootcamp family and all I can say is Wow!!! We met at my favorite weekend location, South Beach! I was expecting some running and maybe a mix of upper body exercises to go with an insane amount of bear crawls on the sand as we usually do when… Continue reading Surprise Surprise!