Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!

Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks!

Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks! Do you like to snack? The urge to snack can come from, boredom, stress, hunger and many other things. It could even be your body’s way of saying “Hey I am thirsty- not hungry”.  Follow your hunger signals, have a glass of H2O before you start snacking. Also try distracting yourself with something to do each time you … Continue reading Insight of the day: Pre-pack your snacks!

Pizza Chicken?

I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?

Walk for Hunger! 2014

SAVE THE DATE WALK FOR HUNGER SUNDAY MAY 4TH 2014 It is that time of year again~ On Sunday, May 4th, I will be participating in Project Bread’s 2014 Walk for Hunger. I hope that you will support me in my efforts to raise money to help end hunger in Massachusetts! Check out my direct web page to donate! http://support.projectbread.org/site/TR/Walk/General?px=1364781&pg=personal&fr_id=1230 Join my team: Title Boxing … Continue reading Walk for Hunger! 2014

Happy New Year! 2012

It is a new year indeed. With new goals and motivations set, I am off to a running start, literally.  My new year is off to a fast pace and this year I am setting the bar high.  It is going to be a challenging one!  These past few days I have been working on creating some tips and strategies to boost start my plan … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2012

Cookies! Take one!

Several attempts to make the perfect cookie have been underway… and there are even more attempts to be made. However, through experimentation and putting twists and turns on the original chocolate chip cookie recipe, I have made progress. 1) First attempt: I used traditional ingredients but replaced one of the sticks of butter with a banana. They were pretty good. 2) Second attempt: I took … Continue reading Cookies! Take one!