4:00 PM Oct 12, 2012
It may seem odd to turn on the oven when making soup, but roasting really is what makes this soup so spectacular. Roasting the vegetables caramelizes them and brings out nutty flavors that enhance all the other ingredients.
6:00 PM Oct 11, 2012
After my “fat” day it was back to work. I lost my goal of 2 pounds this past week so I'm happy about that. It's getting colder outside and it's getting dark early so I've been riding my stationary bike while I watch sports on TV. I'm still inspired to lose weight. I don't think about food as much...
12:00 PM Oct 11, 2012
I discovered the inspiration for this recipe ages ago in an issue of the Australian edition of Vogue, a magazine I tried to hunt down as often as possible because it had a consistently innovative food section. Though my Jell-O years already were well behind me, I was struck by the cleverness of this recipe, particularly as a healthy snack for kids, and even more particularly at Halloween.
7:00 PM Oct 10, 2012
How do you get the best cardio workout in the shortest amount of time? We’ve got the answer.
12:00 PM Oct 9, 2012
With its robust blend of sweet, creamy, spicy and smoky flavors, this soup is perfect for a chilly fall afternoon. The beautiful orange color, the subtle smoky-spicy flavor of the chipotle, and the satisfying creamy texture make this recipe a perfectly seasonal lunch or appetizer. Consider topping the soup with seared shrimp or shredded pork for a quick weeknight dinner.
6:00 AM Oct 9, 2012
I have to start this off by sending out a huge congratulations to the smooth running of the Northcoast band competition hosted by Perkins marching band Oct. 6. It was organized and from everything I saw, no real problems occurred. An even bigger congratulations to the band for qualifying for states...
8:55 PM Oct 8, 2012
Well, from a workout standpoint, I’ve just completed the most frustrating week of the entire FIT Challenge.  I didn’t make it to the gym once this week.  My schedule the past two weeks has been hectic, as I’ve had soccer games after school on many of the nights, and has precluded me from getting...
2:00 PM Oct 8, 2012
A basic chicken soup is fine for when you need warmth and comfort. But what about those particularly blustery fall evenings when fine isn't sufficient?
12:00 PM Oct 8, 2012
This savory muffin studded with zucchini and cheddar cheese pairs as wonderfully with dinner as it does breakfast. And consider taking advantage of all that extra zucchini piling up in the garden by baking a double batch. The moisture from the zucchini means these muffins freeze well.
6:00 AM Oct 8, 2012
This past week I hit my swim goal of 60 25-yard laps! I’m stoked enough to set another goal: 1 mile or 72 laps. Once I hit a mile, I’ll work on speed. I’m feeling really proud of everyone in the FIT Challenge. We all seem to have goals that are not focused on how many pounds we lose, but how far...