PRESENT GLO ENERGY BARS

Present Glo Bars

I don’t know whether to call this crunchy goodness energy bars or cookies.  They seem to bring out the child in everyone I share them with, and I think it’s because they’re a little reminiscent of rice krispie treats. That first crunchy bite is always followed by a smile.  I think of them as energy bars and grab one when I’m headed out to Pilates or for a pick me up in the afternoon.  But they are certainly yummy enough to eat as a sweet treat or dessert! Continue reading

SATURATED FAT AND YOUR HEART

 Is butter back on the table?

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Earlier this year the headlines and TV news reports were hard to miss when a new study concluded saturated fat did not cause heart disease.  It was a huge story and the media ate it up (no pun intended).  Creamy sticks of  butter and juicy steaks flashed across the screen as reporters gleefully shared this news.

This can’t be right … right? 

Here’s what I’ve learned and what we’re doing as food for thought for your own plate.

First,  you should know the study was not an actual study but instead a meta-analysis.  A meta what? Continue reading

“Food Should Make You Want to Dance!”

That line passed by as closed captioned text on the Food Network Channel today while I was sweating my heart rate up on the elliptical.  I stopped on that channel, captivated by the chef sauteing crisp apples and beautiful leeks, and I watched as she scooped out bright orange acorn squash and mashed it with roasted garlic.  She returned the squash to the shell and spooned the leek/apple mixture on top.  It looked delicious–though swimming with too much butter for my taste and I would have sauteed the leeks and apples in coconut or olive oil… but I digress. Continue reading

Progress Report Spring 2014

DRUMROLL PLEASE!

Progress Report Progress Report Fix It PlanBill is all the way back!

Bill is Back thanks to Fix It Plan

I have some fantastic news to share about Bill’s latest progress report!  It works!  He’s off the meds!  He’s no longer required to take any prescription medication.   His blood pressure is stable, lipid profile excellent, and he’s maintaining his weight loss.  This was our target, a major goal in this journey–reversing his heart disease.  It symbolizes a younger, healthier Bill. Continue reading

Truly Amazing Raw Brownies

Truly Amazing Raw Brownies

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles M. Schulz

Are you ready to be amazed?  I hope so because these gems are not only chocolatey, chewy and delicious, but are also good for you and your heart!  The other amazing thing about these brownies is how quick and easy they are to make–containing only three primary ingredients:  dates, nuts and cacao. Continue reading