Aah, Black Friday. Mass consumerism at it’s, ahem, best. I avoid it like, well, the “black plague.” But while you’re out and about (and I’m home hacking up a lung from this lingering flu bug) allow me to play armchair quarterback to your shopping habits.
I say, why not shop with a fitness theme this year? Here are plenty of ideas…
T-Day Contest: WIN a FREE Training Session!
As a token of my thanks for YOUR support this Thanksgiving Eve, I’m giving away a free t-shirt and training session (total value $165)! Read on:
THANKSGIVING PHOTO CONTEST
Do you want to WIN a FREE t-shirt and session with Skoogfit? Here’s how:…
As you sit down to eat your meal, take a picture of your plated food
Post it on one of my social media outlets
Countdown to T-Day: Hosting Tips!
When I host, by the time Thanksgiving dinner is being served, I’m no longer hungry. Ugh-I hate that! The problem is, throughout the day, I snitch at my various projects, like the crumb topping on my apple crisp. Or somehow the nut bowl needs constant refilling (is that ME??). Does this green bean casserole need more Parmesan? Ooh, nibble nibble. Sound…read more
Surviving A Food Desert
Gross. We’ve all had un-memorable meals at America’s chain restaurants and certainly, all meals are not created equal. When you find yourself in a healthy food desert, here are the best and worst decisions you can make – I chose just 10 food establishments in this country as an example of how wrong or right you can get!
1. Dunkin’ Donuts:…
Countdown to T-Day: Gracious Guesting
Hosting is my thing. Having friends over is my way of sharing love and affection. Not only do I pour my heart and soul into my cooking, but I get to choose the menu, the guestlist and get to stay home! It’s perfection.
Though, GOING to dinner parties is just as fun: Simply show up and enjoy yourself. Sometimes, however, being a dinner guest can be somewhat awkward,…
Recipe Makeover: Potato Latkes
Here’s the YouTube video for this recipe!
This year, Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. Many of my Jewish friends will be celebrating with some additions to their turkey dinner, like jelly donuts and potato latkes. Sounds like a calorie bomb to me! In this recipe makeover, I modified traditional oily, greasy, carb-y potato latkes into a nutty, crispy…
Peer Pressure Doesn’t Die
Peer pressure and social norms are powerful influences on behavior and they are classic excuses.
I love to cook and Stanley loves to eat. Well, we both do. If he brings home a sweet treat, you can bet it calls my name in the cupboards until I cave in. We don’t buy many treats…after all, we’re trainers with a passion for what we do.…
Recipe Makeover: Green Bean Casserole
Here’s the YouTube video of this recipe!
Thanksgiving is mere weeks away and the recipes keep piling in for my Recipe Makeover Project! Keep ‘em coming! As a reminder, if you have a caloric holiday recipe that you’d like modified, email it to me and we’ll tweak it!
Green bean casserole is a classic holiday calorie bomb. I’ve modified…
Most New Yorkers have abbreviated kitchens. It seems like architects all but forgot about them and, at the last minute, quickly installed a counter, 2-burner stove, half a fridge and called it thus. Could this could be why New Yorkers LOVE their takeout?
We lucked out: ours is well-equipped and we take full advantage of it on a daily basis. I stock my kitchen…
Recipe Makeover: Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp
When I think of fall, I think of apples, spice, and family. This recipe definitely includes ALL three. Most people have a traditional apple pie at their Thanksgiving table, laden with calories and unwanted saturated fats that ultimately end up on our midsections (or in my case, directly on my backside) shortly after the holiday. I don’t know about you,…read more