By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife & By Audrey van Petegem, Chief Editor
The Succulent Wife is proud to be a program ambassador working with HumanaVitality®. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on June 12, 2013 at 8:00am —
Understanding how your body will use the calories you consume can help you in setting up your nutritional program. Simply counting calories will not lead to body fat loss.
Not all foods are burned completely to produce energy. Some of them are only partially degraded to provide building blocks to support repair and growth.
Generally speaking, the calories coming from protein are used to maintenance, repair and growth of new tissue and organs.
Calories from… Continue
Added by Celinet Ortiz on June 7, 2013 at 8:24pm —
Added by Danie Russell on May 7, 2013 at 11:30am —
When I worked in our elementary school district, one of the most heartbreaking things I dealt with were the kids who came to school hungry. Our school didn’t offer a lunch program, but it wouldn’t have mattered anyway. Our school didn’t have “cooking” equipment. We basically only had ovens to heat up processed… Continue
Added by Penny Roach on April 1, 2013 at 8:00am —
SUPERMODEL MOMMY DIET!
Source: Samelia's… Continue
Added by Samelia's World! on November 8, 2012 at 12:47pm —
Added by Melissa Kandah on August 28, 2012 at 9:51am —
After my post "My Homemade Baby Food Making Plan" I received requests for more details into my process. Well ask and you shall receive. I have broken down fruits, veggies and grains into Flavors, Flats and Fillers. In the early months I would give him a single selection (starter fruits… Continue
Added by Christy Lingo on July 21, 2012 at 9:30am —
I've had a couple of friends recently ask me how I find the time to make homemade baby food. I try to explain it's not necessarily a matter of finding time but making the most of the time you have available to make the food. Which of course means I have have an organized plan when I sit down to make the food...'cause… Continue
Added by Christy Lingo on April 24, 2012 at 12:55pm —
Good Morning All!
Trying to get better at "blogging" here but with all of the other stuff of being a business owner and mommy, life gets really busy!
I have been posting on Facebook and Twitter information about "Organics" and/or Eco-Friendly stuff. I try to focus as much as possible on keeping an "organic" house. And that does mean different things to different people. It seems to be a rather "hot and/or trendy" topic now a days and the more I learn about it, the more… Continue
Added by Patty Gatter on April 16, 2012 at 9:59am —
Happy weekend, folks! This week's meal plan is brought to you by the great meat sale at Safeway this week. While I don't have any soups this week, I have primarily casseroles, so I'm still not using a lot of meat. I'm also trying to utilize products already in my pantry, so that I can stock up on a bit of the meat that's on sale. I'm running low on some kinds of meat in my freezer-which is actually normal for this time of the year. We'll start seeing pork going on sale soon, and… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 21, 2012 at 9:00am —
Who here has never burned dinner? Show of hands, please? Great, no hands.
Has anyone ever misread a recipe and ended up with something not fit for man nor beast? Oh look, lots of hands there!
Have you ever forgot to take a crucial dinner ingredient out to thaw, or forgotten to pick it up at the store? Yes, I thought so.
Ever set your kitchen on fire, rendering your stove inoperable? No? Just me, then.
I've had all of those… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 20, 2012 at 12:17pm —
Last week in the Backwoods Kitchen didn't turn out quite the way I wanted it to. First, my husband was home most of the week, which means helping him on large projects rather than focusing on smaller things that can wait. Also, I've been majorly sleep deprived this week-which I'm sure most of you mothers, and many of you fathers, who are reading this, can empathize with. I also became obsessed with cleaning my walls. Since we use a wood stove for heat, the walls get grimy fairly… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 16, 2012 at 12:08pm —
My meal plan for this week is a little challenging. For a long time I've been doing the Sunday through Saturday plan, and I never changed it when my husband got a job that left him on call every day but Sunday, meaning that was the only day I could really count on to be able to go grocery shopping. Which left me in a fog come Sunday morning, trying to decide what to do for breakfast and lunch. It's not that it never occurred to me to change it, it's that it never occurred to me. Apparently,… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 11, 2012 at 5:00am —
I have always tried to feed my family healthy foods. Tried being the keyword. Cost is usually an issue for many families when they are trying to feed their families the best, and we have been no different. Moving to the backwoods reinforced this commitment for me, and I'm bound and determined to buy, and grow, the healthiest food possible for my family. I realize this will be an area that we will have to continue to grow in, but I'm all for that. Continue
Here's my list of things I…
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 10, 2012 at 5:00am —
Welcome to the first post in my new Groceries on a Shoestring series! Today I'm talking about how to set your grocery budget.
Setting a grocery budget can be a challenge for any family. If you're dealing with financial issues that mean you need to cut costs, it can be even harder. Cutting costs can be a challenge while you're trying to maintain healthy foods. As we get further into the series, we will be discussing ways to make your meals healthier while still keeping your… Continue
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 9, 2012 at 5:00am —
Happy New Year! I can't believe that I actually remembered to put "12" up there in the date instead of "11"!
This week in the Backwoods Kitchen I've been mostly out of the kitchen. At the beginning of each year, I sit down and do a plan for next year. This is kind of a long project and involves a lot of writing. I plan out several things for each year:
A meal plan
A "project" plan
A "when and how much to buy" plan…
Added by Annie Sullivan on January 7, 2012 at 12:23pm —
I'm guessing your kitchen was just as busy as mine last week, with holiday preparations in full swing. This week I am giving the kitchen a bit of a break. Here's what we have going this week in the Backwoods Kitchen...
Added by Annie Sullivan on December 27, 2011 at 10:31am —
Chex Party Mix has partnered with Food Network star, Ted Allen, to help party hosts put a modern spin on the traditional holiday cookie exchange by creating this season’s easiest way to get ready for the holidays while getting together with friends or family: the Chex Party Mix-Change(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkmPulhrvw). Leave the stress and mess of baking behind and stir… Continue
Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:53pm —
Along with the millions of others who have stumbled upon my blog you may be scratching your head and asking, “What’s with the name, Diane? Why is this thing called ‘It’s All Good – Until You Burn Dinner?’”… Continue
Added by Diane Reiter on November 15, 2011 at 9:30am —
When you hear someone say "Chop Chop" -- I usually turn around and start to walk faster (hurry up, I'm thinking!)...But in Maryland, Chop Chop has a new meaning -- chop chop and cook...healthy! ChopChop Maryland is a new initiative to encourage fun and healthy cooking (and eating) for families. My kids and I were thrilled to be invited to attend an event with Maryland's First Lady Katie O’Malley, where she helped launch Chop Chop…
Added by Cleo on October 8, 2011 at 1:36pm —