People think potato chips are healthy! NOT! They are such high in fat. , and have such bad preservatives. Try swapping those chips for popcorn. Even a 1 oz bag of chips packs 160 calories, along with the loads of fat. Pop your own popcorn for a whole grain snack that’s only 31 calories a cup! With your popcorn , you can also add some heart healthy almonds in it!

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This is a great recipe under 300 calories!!!

3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 16 oz sourdough French bread loaf
Cut into 24 slices
Cooking spray
1 12 oz jar orange marmalade
2 3/4 cups skim milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 large eggs
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Spread softened butter on one side of each bread slice. Arrange 12 bread slices buttered side down , slightly overlapping in a single layer in a 13×9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray . Spread marmalade evenly over bread, top with remaining 12 bread slices , buttered side up.

Combine milk, and next 4 ingredients ( through eggs) stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or over night. Preheat oven to 350. Sprinkle casserole with walnuts. Bake at 350 for 45 min. Or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes.

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Caffeine is one if the most consumed stimulants known to man. More than 82 percent of the population consumes caffeine. It is present in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate and in many energy drinks. Like most stimulants , it increases your heart rate , and speeds up your central nervous system. There are a number of reasons why drinking coffee before a workout can increase weight loss. It will speed up your metabolism, providing a temporary metabolism boost. Caffeine has also been found to enhance an athletes performance during endurance activities. Coffee also has a diuretic effect that will contribute to weight loss after a workout. A cup or two of your morning joe may help jump start that fitness program!

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Do you ever find yourself stressing for no apparent reason or it may even be that you have a lot on your plate at one time and it seems overwhelming? Well there are ways to destress on a daily basis. Here are a few ways to scoot that stress away!

– dance with your child
– take a peaceful walk
-take a warm bath with lavender
-take a run
-call someone you haven’t seen in a while (
– watch a funny movie.
-play a board game with your kids
-take a yoga class

** the list goes on and on. The number one rule to remembers that anything that is important to you as a hobby or something you feel you have no time for always destresses. Life is too fast today! We all need to slow down and enjoy the little pleasures in life. When we take care of ourselves , we take better care of other people. We are better wives& mothers!

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