So, every Wednesday night in the Wheeler house, is kid’s choice night. Each kid picks a Wednesday in the month and then they are in charge of making dinner. So far the samplings have been fabulous: Naan pizza, green chile enchiladas, lamb lasagna and last night was meatball sandwiches. My son has quite a palate and he likes to experiment a bit, so it’s pretty fabulous to have him in the kitchen with me. I must say, this was a “throw it all in the bowl and see how it turns out” recipe….but,...Read More >>
Gotta run…I’ll grab a bar!
How many times have you needed to grab something real quick as you head out the door to your workout…starving, needing some fuel but not too much. You have zero time to make something and just need it to #getinyourbelly 10 minutes ago. I have a little treat for you that was sparked by my friend Mr. Chris Daniels (otherwise known as CD). He sent me a photo awhile back of a little coconut chocolate creation he was making. I mean, this guy has some cooking...Read More >>
So, it’s your long training day. You GET to put in 4-5 hours on the bike or hit the trail for a 20 mile run. Its likely that you are waking up at the crack of dawn to make this magic happen cause you still have a life outside of training (oh, wait….no you don’t cause last night was Friday night and you were in bed by 8:30pm so you could get up at 4am and be on the bike by 5am to get your 80 miles done before the rest of the world wakes up, so no partying for you…not even TGIF on TV –...Read More >>
First, we must start with a lesson in phonics. How in the world do you even pronounce this little grain of wonder? kwuh-NO-uh….nope, KWIN-wah….nope. KEEN-wah….ahhh yeah, that’s right, it’s business time! And by business time, you know what I mean. (Flight of the Conchords anyone?) Sorry, I digress.
If you were ever wished you grew big and tall like all the other “cool” kids, think again, I say. Great things come in small packages!...Read More >>
“DON’T HATE ME ‘CAUSE I’M DIFFERENT!!
“Let me ask you missy, did you put a banana in that there smoothie?”
“Ummm, no sir.”
“Wait, what?! I don’t think that is legal. But, I will give you one more shot, at least tell me there is protein powder in der and I will let it slide just this one time.”
(Play it cool, play it cool, play it cool)…..”Not exactly, and there is no yogurt either, but there IS protein enough for those big muscles of yours!”
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Just dip, BABY, dip!
What do carrots, celery, grape tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, mini bell peppers, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, chips, crackers pita chips, pretzels, crostini, spoons, forks, knives, possibly even flip flops, the floor, the counter-top and even your friends face ALL have in common. They would taste extra delicious with HOMEMADE HUMMUS on ‘em! I mean really, do we need to buy this stuff when it takes about 5 minutes to make and the store bought...Read More >>
My Heart “BEETS” for you!
Sorry, I couldn’t resist…and really, I am not sorry at all! I almost chose…“And the ‘BEET’ goes on!”, or “Can I get a ‘BEET’?” or “Just ‘BEET’ it”. But, because of the cardiovascular focus of this article, I landed on the heart title. So, you’re welcome. Let’s talk about em…beets, the pickled red thing at the end of the salad bar that only the “old” people put on their salads who have clearly lost their taste buds,...Read More >>
Avocados – OH…how I love thee!!
If you don’t LOVE this amazing little fruit, man you need to start. Maybe you thought you needed to stay far away from the fatty little guy and you have considered it an indulgence. Well, only one of these things is true…you should think of it as an indulgence that you SHOULD include into your EVERY day nutrition. It’s like you get to cheat, on purpose and how amazing will it be when you start losing weight from this little addiction.
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There are countless articles and studies that talk about how important regular fitness is to your overall wellbeing. It can often help you sleep better, feel happier (think Elle Woods and her stance on endorphins), lose weight, and can even help with other health issues! So, of course, the only thing stopping you is finding the right exercise plan for your taste and needs. Whether you’re planning a brand new workout regimen or you’ve been on a strict fitness rota for years, you’ve probably...Read More >>