30 Allergy Friendly Holiday Pies (Recipe Round-Up)

30 Allergy Friendly Holiday Pies (Recipe Round-Up)

Holidays with food allergies shouldn’t be stressful! If you’re craving pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas, here are 30 allergy friendly pies that will fit many special diets Hey friends! The holidays are coming up pretty soon, and I’m thinking about all the food 🙂 Pie specifically! I’ve done a few holiday roundups in years past, […]

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Holidays with food allergies shouldn’t be stressful! If you’re craving pie for Thanksgiving or Christmas, here are 30 allergy friendly pies that will fit many special diets Hey friends! The holidays are coming up pretty soon, and I’m thinking about all the food &; Pie specifically! I’ve done a few holiday roundups in years past, […]

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Staying On Track While Traveling

Staying On Track While Traveling

It’s HARD to stay on track while traveling!

I have an active travel schedule that’s a pretty good blend of work hard and play hard, and it often takes me away from the routines I’ve developed throughout my weight loss journey.

This week I was in San Francisco for work and now I’m off to Curacao for a wedding, and I am determined not to let four airplanes, two hotel rooms and nine days away from home totally derail me from my weight loss goals. So I researched, I strategized and I made a plan for success.

Here are my 7 tips for Staying on Track While Traveling:

Make a plan for getting hydrated. I always carry my reusable Weight Watchers water bottle and fill it up in the filling stations in the train station or airport. In a pinch, I’ve also asked the restaurants or cafes to fill it up once I pass airport security!

I request a fridge in my room to give myself access to healthy options.  I tell the hotel I have items that must be refrigerated and they usually accommodate. Once I have one, I hit up the local grocery story or bodega for fresh fruit, bottled water or seltzer and some hard boiled eggs or cheese. It saves me money because I’m not eating every meal out and it ensures I have all the things I need to be successful.

 

I make a plan for exercise. It’s not enough to bring the gym clothes – I make a plan for how I’m going to use them. In random cities I like to find exercise I couldn’t or haven’t done yet at home. I first tried SoulCycle in Chicago, Indoor Surfing in New Orleans and Beachfront Yoga in Sarasota. It’s so fun to have these adventures while traveling!

Find shelf-stable snacks to bring with you when you’re tempted to eat junk! I usually bring a variety of healthy shelf-stable snacks like olives, individual pretzels, turkey or chicken jerky, RXBars or other protein bars. Sometimes I use them as meal replacements, and sometimes I just supplement a piece of fresh fruit with one of the snacks to make a more satisfying snack or meal to tide me over until I arrive at my final destination.

I make it a no-elevator, no-escalator trip. When Momma Shelley and I were on the Weight Watchers cruise we took the stairs for the whole trip! More than 330 flights of stairs over the seven days – our legs and our booties were on fire by the end, but it was totally worth it!

I sample the cuisine of the region. I love to find healthy options in whatever city I’m in. Cioppino in San Francisco, venison in upstate New York, delicious fish tacos in Santa Barbara, turkey brisket in St. Louis, red fish in New Orleans – I want to try whatever’s local because it’s fresh and delicious and usually way better than the reheated, microwaved chain food you find while traveling for work.

I practice my healthy habits. Life is pretty hectic, but work travel often gives us a little time away from our home life and home obligations, so I use it as an opportunity for “me time.” I meditate, I do yoga in my hotel room, I make sure I get eight hours of sleep, I take baths – whatever I can to practice a little self-care.

What do you think? What do you do to stay on track while traveling?

 

It’s HARD to stay on track while traveling! I have an active travel schedule that’s a pretty good blend of work hard and play hard, and it often takes me away from the routines I’ve developed throughout my weight loss journey. This week I was in San Francisco for work and now I’m off to … Continue reading Staying On Track While Traveling

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Living Your Best Life Series | Starts Dec 31

Living Your Best Life Series | Starts Dec 31

Are you wanting a more balanced and organized life? Do you find you’re wanting more time for yourself and your passions? Would you like to get active and live a healthy lifestyle? I want to help you get more out of life.

I’m currently enrolling clients for the winter session of my popular series, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE. This twelve week transformation series will run December 31 through March 24. All sessions are private and customized to each client. The 2017 sessions transformed so many women and mothers (and a dad!) in three short months, as they developed new habits and routines at home and made time for themselves. Availability is limited to only five women.

Investment in yourself: $199

Register by sending me commenting, sending me a private message or emailing runningdivamom@yahoo.com.

What you’ll receive:
– Weekly accountability check-ins and support for twelve weeks
– Private weekly weigh-ins (optional)
– Three private accountability sessions (one hour each)
– Twelve week wellness calendar designed around your life to work on your health, wellness and personal lifestyle goals (each client will complete a survey)


What we will work on together:
– How to say “no” and give up unnecessary commitments
– Allowing yourself to say “yes” to the things that bring joy into your life
– Clearing clutter and getting your life, home and schedule organized
– Making time for yourself and your passions
– Pursuing an active and healthy lifestyle
– Meal planning for your family

Are you wanting a more balanced and organized life? Do you find you’re wanting more time for yourself and your passions? Would you like to get active and live a healthy lifestyle? I want to help you get more out of life.

I’m currently enrolling clients for the winter session of my popular series, LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE. This twelve week transformation series will run December 31 through March 24. All sessions are private and customized to each client. The 2017 sessions transformed so many women and mothers (and a dad!) in three short months, as they developed new habits and routines at home and made time for themselves. Availability is limited to only five women.

Investment in yourself: $199

Register by sending me commenting, sending me a private message or emailing runningdivamom@yahoo.com.

What you’ll receive:
– Weekly accountability check-ins and support for twelve weeks
– Private weekly weigh-ins (optional)
– Three private accountability sessions (one hour each)
– Twelve week wellness calendar designed around your life to work on your health, wellness and personal lifestyle goals (each client will complete a survey)


What we will work on together:
– How to say “no” and give up unnecessary commitments
– Allowing yourself to say “yes” to the things that bring joy into your life
– Clearing clutter and getting your life, home and schedule organized
– Making time for yourself and your passions
– Pursuing an active and healthy lifestyle
– Meal planning for your family

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Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

It is officially soup season.  The only thing I’ve been drawn to cook and to eat lately has been SOUP.

And, despite the way it’s been looking on NTTC… I promise that this is not becoming a soup blog.  But for now… here’s another soup recipe!

It’s warm comforting, and there are just ENDLESS options.  When I spotted this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a go.  It’s reminiscent of cabbage rolls (a family favorite), but made in a fraction of the time, and eaten with a spoon.

I enjoyed this batch of soup over several days and even froze a few servings for the chilly days to come.  Thanks, Gina, for another incredible recipe!

Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup

From Skinnytaste

Serves 7

INGREDIENTS

1 lb 90% lean ground beef

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced carrot

28 oz. can diced or crushed tomatoes

5 cups chopped green cabbage

4 cups reduced sodium beef stock

2 bay leaves

cooking spray

optional garnish: green onion

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Add ground beef and salt to a large pot or dutch oven prepared with cooking spray.  Cook until browned breaking the meat up into small pieces as it cooks, 3 to 4 minutes.  Optional:  Remove to a food processor to finely grind the meat.

2.  Once the meat is cooked, add the onion, celery and carrots and saute 4 to 5 minutes.

3.  Add the tomatoes, cabbage, beef stock and bay leaves.  Cover and cook on low for 40 minutes.

4.  Remove bay leaves.  Serve and enjoy!  Garnish with green onions, if desired.

Per 1 1/2 cup serving:

CAL 181; FAT 6g; CARBS 14g; PROT 15.5g; SUG 4.5g; FIB 2g

WW Points+: 4; WW Smart Points: 3

 

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Beefy Cabbage and Tomato Soup originally appeared on No Thanks to Cake on 11/08/2017.

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It is officially soup season.  The only thing I’ve been drawn to cook and to eat lately has been SOUP. And, despite the way it’s been looking on NTTC… I promise that this is not becoming a soup blog.  But for now… here’s another soup recipe! It’s warm comforting, and there are just ENDLESS options….

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