Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies

This easy recipe starts with a box brownie mix, a can of black beans, and water. It’s a bit more nutritious then the box instructions, and delicious! Gather together: One 18 or 19 ounce box brownie mix, One 15.5 ounce can of black beans well rinsed to remove salt, 1/2 cup water, Food processer,  9″ X 13″ baking pan sprayed with baking spray Procedure:   Pour beans into a colander and rinse thoroughly.   In food processor,...

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Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Do you think you can lose 10 pounds…………………by Valentine’s Day ?

Original Post 1/25/13 Do you think you can lose 10 pounds by Valentine’s Day (3 weeks)? That’s waht I asked myself on January 24th. I don’t know if I can either, but I’ve committed myself to doing just that. And, one of my trainee friends has committed to it also, in fact we have a small “fun” bet going (and I’m gonna win!). The way I will do this is to cut all junk out of my diet, and believe me, there is a lot to cut. High sugar...

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I’ve learned to shut up and listen!

I’ve learned to shut up and listen!

One of the wonderful things that can happen when training someone is that, sometimes, people start talking! I work with people from all walks of life, and every one of them has a book of knowledge of which I have no inkling. So, over the years, I have learned that when someone starts talking, I need to shut up and listen! Michele Connors started talking a few weeks ago and I was fascinated by what I heard. She is the owner and operator of a...

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A Smooth Move !

A Smooth Move !

Start your day with a nutritional BANG! Three or four days a week I have 5 A.M. training appointments. Since I live in Irondequoit, a 20 minute drive from the gym, I would need to get up at 3:30 A.M. in order to cook myself a healthy breakfast. Preferring to snooze as long as I can… I set myself up the night before with a vitamin-packed smoothie. Here’s how: In my blender jar, I place the following: strawberries (if on hand, one or two),...

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“Food”. We love it, we need it…

…and we are often confused by it! Our meals are the mile-stones that delineate our passing day. And each; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, conger up images and feelings very different from one another, even though the common purpose of each is to meet our basic need for nutrition. For most of us, our basic need for nutrition, has been replaced by; emotions, ease of preparation, time constraints, and the flavor expectations of, salt, sweet,...

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