Healthy Quick Breakfast

Everyone knows that eating breakfast is very important.  But what we eat is something many are misinformed about.  A breakfast should include a pretty good balance of fat, carbs, and protein.  You want it balanced so that your blood sugars don't shoot up too high, and you want enough fat and protein in it to keep you full for awhile. This breakfast I am going to show you today, doesn't have many … [Read more...]

Strawberry Salad

It is strawberry season in Wisconsin! What I buy from the grocery store in January has so little in common with the homegrown strawberries of June that they really should be re-named! Here is the salad that I have been eating every day for the past week. Ingredients                                                                                  2 teaspoons strawberry jam (I use Simply … [Read more...]

Syrniki ~ or ~ Russian Pancakes

Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.  We tried a new recipe today for a gluten-free pancake.  It actually tasted more like a biscuit.  We found the recipe on www.workoutmaster.com and you can watch the video of how to make them here.  The final product received mixed reviews from our kids, but I thought they were pretty good.  … [Read more...]

Black Bean Quesadillas

As I have been dusting off my summer recipes I came across this one today.  It's quick and easy for those busy summer nights. Black Bean Quesadillas Ingredients: 2 large flour tortillas 3/4 C shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese 1/2 C frozen corn, thawed 1/2 C red bell pepper, diced 1/2 C black beans, drained 1 green onion, chopped coconut oil to coat pan Directions: Melt coconut oil … [Read more...]

Green Smoothie Anyone?

Hey - It's me, Patty, one of Dustin's FMFL bloggers.  Just a quick blog on a recipe that you need to try!  Memorial day is not a good one.  It's cold, it's wet, and there are severe storms headed our way later this afternoon/evening.  So - I'm inside, catching up on some bookwork, housework, recipes, planning, batch cooking, blogging, etc.  A friend of mine from Spark People challenged me to … [Read more...]

How Much Sugar is in a Can of Coke (Video)

I don't want to beat a dead horse again by talking about sugar but it still is the biggest problem people seem to be having.  In a previous blog post I go in depth in the sugar topic, and in another blog post one of my contributors shares what it was like to stop eating sugar cold turkey. Here is a great short video that helps drive home the sugar point. A few weeks ago my girl friend and I … [Read more...]

Summer has officially begun!

...and ready or not, so have summer sports!   Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors. Summer is supposed to be a time of relaxation.  When I think of summer, I think of hammocks and beaches.  My first day of having kids home on summer vacation went like this: … [Read more...]

When Temptation Stikes, Hope for a Line!

  Hi!  This is Kim, one of Dustin's contributors.   Temptation is lurking on every corner.  The corner that tempted me the other night, had a DQ on it.  The way my evening transpired was a recipe for  disaster.  I left work and went shopping with two of my kids.  We headed straight for the mall, then finished up with a trip to Target and the grocery store.  The kids grabbed a small snack, but I … [Read more...]

How Many Days to Make it a Habit?

Patty - one of Dustin's blog contributors here! Hot Lemon Water - do you do this?     Tosca Reno - Love her books.  In every single one of them she talks about how she starts her day by squeezing a lemon in a mug of hot water.  I tried it once, didn't like it.  Tried it again, didn't like it.  Kept reading about the health benefits of it and thought I'd try it for a few days.  Well - after about … [Read more...]

Extreme Couponing – healthy?

Hi! It's Patty - one of the bloggers for Dustin.  I just happened to turn on TLC and that new show called Extreme Couponing was on and caught my eye.  In the past I have tried to use coupons to save money, but honestly have found that as far as food - there really is not a lot of nutritious items that have coupons.  I find that the majority of coupons is canned soup, boxed meals, cereal, soda, … [Read more...]