Creating a Healthy Thanksgiving – It IS Possible!

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday all about gathering together with friends and family, and all I remember from being a kid was how FUN it was to be with a big group of people I love, all in one place. These days we do two Thanksgivings - one with Mr. Big’s family and then one at my grandparents’ home in my hometown. Mr. Big’s family does a big Italian-influenced Thanksgiving with soup, antipasto and then turkey. They used to d...

Staying On Track While Traveling

It's HARD to stay on track while traveling! I have an active travel schedule that's a pretty good blend of work hard and play hard, and it often takes me away from the routines I've developed throughout my weight loss journey. This week I was in San Francisco for work and now I'm off to Curacao for a wedding, and I am determined not to let four airplanes, two hotel rooms and nine days away from home totally derail me from my weight loss goals. So I researched, I strategized and I made a plan for success.

Here are my 7 tips for Staying on Track ...

Crockpot Turkey White Bean Chili Recipe – 5 SmartPoints

Now that the Fall weather is back, I'm breaking out my boots, my scarves and I'm reviving "Soup-er Sunday!" "Soup-er Sunday" is like "Meatless Monday" or "Taco Tuesday" - a theme day that encourages me to cook a specific type of food. I find these themes are a great way for me to keep my menus fresh and new because I'm constantly evolving the recipes or my flavor profiles. My first "Soup-er Sunday" recipe is a Turkey White Bean Chili we made in the crockpot. It was spicy and super filling - with 31 grams of...

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