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Homemade Rice Pudding, The Skinny Way
Skinny Sweets Daily

Homemade Rice Pudding, The Skinny Way

Sep 22, 3013 — I am a huge rice pudding fan. The only problem is, most recipes are made with whole milk or even heavy cream with little or no fiber. In this recipe, the calories have come down a little but the fat is way down along with healthy carbs, not empty ones.  It's also a very easy recipe and  good warm or cold from the fridge. I love it so much I have it for breakfast some days. Its also nice to add some sliced apples or berries. Delish! Nutrition: calories 217, fat 1.1g, carbs 56.g, fiber 1.2g, sugar 44g, sodium 79.5mg, protein  7.9g, Weight Watchers points 7 View Recipe »
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Workouts for the Weekend
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Workouts for the Weekend

Apr 18, 2014 — {via}Happy Friday! I hope you have something wonderful planned for this weekend. We will be spending time with family and celebrating Easter Saturday evening with a big fish cook. The hubs and I are also in a competition with some friends for the first to run 75-miles in thirty days or less. This means that we have been running A LOT more than usual and will be running this weekend as well. Since Sunday is Easter, I figured we could talk about what workouts I have done this week and what we are planning to do over the holiday weekend. Will you be working out this weekend? My goal is to run on Sunday and do a nice hip opening flow on Saturday. Hips are one of my most sore areas when running more than normal, so prepare for a nice hip opening sequence on the blog pretty soon!Here is what I already did this week!Sunday: Rest day after Saturday's events. Yea, that was a good day! Monday: Run 4.5-milesTuesday: Hot Power Yoga FlowWednesday: Run 3.5-milesThursday: Nice hip opening yoga flowFriday: Run 3.5-miles
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Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Miso-Tahini Dressing
One Perfect Bite

Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Miso-Tahini Dressing

Apr 17, 2014 — From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We are moving today and as luck would have it, it is pouring, as only it can pour in the Pacific Northwest. The movers might very well need an ark to get our furniture from storage to its new home. I don't mean to sound cavalier about it, but I'm so glad this day has finally come that the weather can't faze me. The installers finished the floors at nine o'clock last night and the Silver Fox and I worked for another two hours cleaning the fine pumice-like wood powder from the surfaces it covered. We are as ready for this move as we will ever be. Hopefully, I'll be able to access the internet without a break in service, but on the odd chance there is a problem, I wanted to share this salad recipe with those of you who are still looking for a first course to serve with your Easter dinner. It is fast, easy and economical, but more importantly, this unusual play on a standard spinach salad is also delicious. I do hope you'll give the salad a try. Here is how it is made.Spinach and Mushroom Salad with Miso-Tahini Dressing...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Fine Cooking magazineIngredients:1/4 cup tahini3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice2 tablespoons white miso1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika1/2 teaspoon granulated sugarKosher salt8 oz. (8 packed cups) baby spinach8 oz. (4 cups) thinly sliced cremini mushrooms1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves1 cup coarsely chopped, roasted, unsalted cashewsDirections:1) Blend tahini, lemon juice, miso, paprika, sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup water in a blender until smooth.2) In a large bowl, toss the spinach, mushrooms, parsley, and cashews with the dressing. Yield: 4 servings.                                                                        Older Posts                 One Year Ago Today:                                                       Two Years Ago Today:          Sausage and White Bean Stew                                        Sugar Crusted Blueberry Quick Bread                 Three Years Ago Today:                                                   Four Years Ago Today:                     Mocha Crumb Cake                                                              Papaya Lime Fool
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Starting Strength Training
Girl Gone Veggie

Starting Strength Training

Apr 17, 2014 — Do you guys have things in life you know you need to do despite not enjoying them at all? Strength training is that for me. It’s so important for your bones, for your strength, and for the toned, fit look everyone is after. (It can’t just be me.) But I am much more a cardio girl. I get intimidated working out in intense environments, don’t have a lot of muscle mass, and get headaches every Continue reading Starting Strength Training
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Mango Chia Smoothie
Zest and Zeal

Mango Chia Smoothie

Apr 17, 2014 — My husband and I love to travel and hope to explore all that we can of this amazing world in our lifetime.  As much as I want to experience the rich history and culture of places like Asia and Europe, at this point in our lives a “real” vacation means relaxing, preferably somewhere tropical - truly getting away from it all!  In a few weeks, we are headed out to a tropical destination to celebrate a special anniversary.  I am counting down the days!One of my favorite parts of traveling to the islands is the plethora of tropical fruits that seem to come with every meal - papaya with granola in the morning, mango salsa to top the fresh catch of the day, and some kind of pineapple or guava goodness for dessert.I’ve noticed when I start my day with a smoothie or fresh-pressed juice, I feel energized instead of sluggish.  Mangoes and coconuts have always been two of my favorites fruits in the tropical category.  I decided to test out a combination of those flavors that would inspire me to tackle my day (currently filled with chasing a toddler) AND give me a taste of the tropics while I anxiously wait for my vacation to commence. I added Chia seeds to the fruity goodness for the health benefits such as omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants.  The addition of cinnamon and nutmeg gives a boost to your immune system and reduces inflammation in the body and coconut milk falls into the category of healthy fats which are essential for your body to function properly.The smell and taste of this smoothie reminds me of the rejuvenating island sun, tropical breeze, and the easy, healthy living that flows naturally when you live the island lifestyle.  Ahhhhh….With Zest & Zeal,CarrieMango Chia SmoothieIngredients - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free1 banana1 ½ cups frozen mango (you could use frozen banana and fresh mango)¾ cup water½ cup coconut milk (I like Native Forest Classic)Juice of one lime1 Tablespoon of Chia seedsDash of cinnamonDash of nutmegCoconut flakes for garnish (optional)Additional ice to reach desired textureDirectionsPlace all ingredients in a Vitamix (or blender).Blend until thoroughly combined.If necessary, add ice or water to reach your preferred consistency and temperature.Garnish with coconut flakes, nutmeg, and/or a lime.Drink up and be healthy!Join our community and receive our Free Menu Planning Guide to make the most of your weekly meals.We would love to connect with you! You can find us on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.This post contains affiliate links (more info here). I only recommend products that I either use myself or would be comfortable using. 
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Phentramin and Belly Fat
Phentramin is designed to work to...
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Phentramin and Belly Fat Phentramin is designed to work to...

Apr 17, 2014 — Phentramin and Belly Fat Phentramin is designed to work to improve your fat burning, especially in hard to get to areas like belly fat.
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Beef Stew
Sandra's Easy Cooking

Beef Stew

Apr 17, 2014 — Weather...it gotten cold in the last couple of days so I made stew to comfort my soul but I could eat stew even in the peak of the summer, preferably spicy one!  To put colder weather... http://www.sandraseasycooking.com/
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Yummy-for-the-Tummy Cookies Recipe
Yummy for the Tummy cookies...
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Yummy-for-the-Tummy Cookies Recipe Yummy for the Tummy cookie...

Apr 17, 2014 — Yummy-for-the-Tummy Cookies Recipe Yummy for the Tummy cookies include both healthful high fiber cereal and protein packed nuts.
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mvterialist: via Pink Peonies 

Apr 17, 2014 — mvterialist: via Pink Peonies 
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Almond Poppy Seed Muffins | Whole Grain Recipe | Fitness and Freebies
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Almond Poppy Seed Muffins | Whole Grain Recipe | Fitness and ...

Apr 17, 2014 — Almond Poppy Seed Muffins | Whole Grain Recipe | Fitness and Freebies: Instead of the usual lemon poppy seed muffins, switch from time to time with this delicious almond variation.
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