WW Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday. I love gathering family from across the country for games, stories, laughter, and reminiscing.  But for my weight loss journey, Thanksgiving is usually a day when I am less successful. I get derailed by the appetizers, my wine glass is never empty, and I end up with a pretty serious sugar/carb hangover the next day. So this year I've decided: I'm not going to go into the holiday without a plan. I am going to research the things on our Thanksgiving table, and I'm going to decide which foods...

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Put An Egg On It: Breakfast Bowls!

You guys know my favorite food is eggs, so it’s no wonder breakfast bowls are right up there on my list of must-have breakfasts! I love them because the combinations are truly endless, and I usually prefer them when I’m aiming for a low-carb or protein-packed meal – no toasts allowed! So let’s talk possibilities! First and foremost, I like a lot of contrasting textures. The eggs are pretty soft, so fresh, hearty greens like arugula and baby kale provide some nice crunch! Read more

Paella Party!

If eggs are my favorite food, paella is a very close second. I know, I know, totally different things but they’re both delicious and super versatile. The first time I had paella was in a Portuguese restaurant down the shore in New Jersey and I was fascinated by the creamy rice, the crispy bottom rice crust, and the delicious saffron-seasoned seafood. The next time I ate paella I was on the beach in Spain wit...

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Join the Holiday THRIVE Challenge!

Trading Cardio for Cosmos is hosting at 10-Day Holiday THRIVE Challenge designed to help you survive and THRIVE this holiday season! From Sunday, November 11 through Wednesday, November 21 you’ll receive tons of motivation, inspiration, support and all the resources you need to stay on track with your weight loss and wellness goals this holiday season. This challenge contains ten, 15-minute audio classes available on demand. They're the perfect length to listen as you get ready each morning, drop the kids off at school, make dinner, or with a cup of tea on your couc...

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The BEST Apple Cider Martini Recipe!

Fall is my favorite season. The leaves set the mountains on fire, I get to wear cute sweaters and scarves, and our local New York apple orchards produce some terrific apples AND apple cider! I also love a seasonal cocktail, so Mr. Big created this beautiful cocktail to embrace all of our local apple cider and my love of ginger! He mixed: -2oz Bootlegger Vodka from Prohibition Distillery (trust me, it’s the best)  -3oz Fresh Apple Cider f...

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