Archive for the 'Desserts' Category

Dec 18 2013

Week Five Health Concepts Holiday Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge: Healthy Holiday Sweets

We are now at Week Five with just a few more weeks to go. You can do it! I have to confess, I love handmade holiday desserts. Last year I told myself that I would stop making holiday cookies for family and friends when someone very special to me said how much she loved the […]

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Dec 02 2013

Health Concepts Nutrition Holiday Challenge Week Three: Surviving the Holiday Party!

You made it through Thanksgiving and only five weeks until the new year. Today is the day to recommit to your holiday weight maintenance goal. You have heard when the “going gets tough, the tough get going”. Now is the time to get tough. The parties begin in the weeks ahead. If you are a […]

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Nov 20 2013

Health Concepts Holiday Challenge Week One

I can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving! Now is the time to plan ahead to make our menus and start our shopping or decide where we are going to eat. Thinking ahead about what you are going to eat and how big a portion you will eat can be a great strategy to […]

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Oct 30 2013

Eating Local at the Apple Orchard

I took some time off from writing the past few weeks but I wanted to share with you the wonderful time that I had at Justus Orchard when I volunteered with ASAP’s annual farm tour. This beautiful place is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Hendersonville. Once you get there, be prepared […]

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Jul 04 2013

Fourth of July Celebration Using Local Fruits and Veggies!

I need a road map to plan my week. I use my work schedule to plan what days I need quick meals or to make something ahead of time. I love this time of year because of all the local veggies and my menus revolve around these seasonal foods. This week includes a veggie pizza […]

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Aug 23 2010

Just peachy!

When I think of Labor Day weekend, two of the things that I think about are the fact that the peaches will become few and far between locally and the apples will become plentiful! Two weeks ago my husband and I headed to the farmer’s market and bought a big basket of peaches and froze […]

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Dec 15 2008

Holiday Brunch, Lunch or Dinner: Fix It and Forget It!

How did you do this week on maintaining your weight? Writing down what I eat over the past week has been a challenge for me but I have still been eating smaller portions and being more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. This week for many of us, the holiday intensity is […]

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Dec 09 2008

Healthy Fruit Desserts

In these uncertain times many of us would like to eat dessert first and with these fruity dessert ideas you can feel less guilty for doing so because you will get some healthy nutrients along with satisfying your sweet tooth. Cookies, pies, cakes and candy can be the biggest challenge for many of us over […]

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Feb 04 2008

Healthy Valentine Chocolate Treats

Published by under celebrations,Desserts,holidays

Does Chocolate Make the Heart Grow Fonder? Chocolate comes from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The word theobroma means food of gods. Chocolate was used by the Aztec Indians to make a drink believed to have restorative properties and was used in religious ceremonies. Europeans took the bitter chocolate back to […]

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Nov 19 2007

Baking Light

Tis the time of year to bake and indulge. It is a known fact that weight gain is common during the holiday season, but lesser known is that a large portion of that weight stays on for years afterward. One or two extra pounds over the holidays can add up to a lot over several […]

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