Archive for December, 2012

Healthy Desserts?

The holidays are always a bad time for eating healthy and sticking to your usual habits.  The best advice that dietitians offer include eating before a party so you are less likely to eat so many sugary treats when you arrive, eat regularly and stock up on healthy snacks, and never feel as if you have to eat something unhealthy that is served simply because it is presented to you. And as always get your exercise! Sledding and climbing up those awful hills burns about 500 calories for every hour! Skiing and snowboarding also burn around 500 calories depending on the intensity. Shoveling the snow for an hour (although hopefully no one has to do that) will burn around 400 calories too 🙂 So keep all these in mind as you go to holiday parties and festivities! If you want to test your knowledge about desserts, take this quiz:

Happy holidays!


Throwing or attending any holiday parties this year? Need a few healthy and simple ideas for appetizers?

Bon Appétit and 121 Fitness are putting on their monthly Cooking Demo THIS WEEK on Wednesday, December 5th, from 12:00 – 1:00pm in Nord 310 focusing on healthy holiday appetizers! There will be a LIVE demonstration and FREE appetizers to try J

Make sure you register here.


But don’t let that stop you! One of my favorite websites to look for recipes are Eating Well

Here are some of their delicious recipes to try such as: Steak-&-Boursin-Wrapped Bells, Apricot Canapes, Spinach-&-Brie-Topped Artichoke Hearts, Mini Brie & Apple Quiches, Marinated Olives & Feta, Five-Spice Pistachios, and Roasted Pears with Brie & Pistachios… yum!!

Another cooking website I like a lot is Skinny Taste

There are toooo many to list here, but I have tried the Zucchini Pizza Bites which are very delicious 🙂



I’ll leave you with this fun fact to wow your guests while they eat your scrumptious appetizers: Appetizers can be traced back to first century Rome, where the upper class were served eggs, fruits, soups, oysters, and canapés (dainty open faced sandwiches) before the main meal.

Hope to see you on Wednesday!