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If it has been longer than a year since, your last check-up, pap smear, blood work or mammogram, Make an appointment! As women/moms we tend to take care of everyone else before ourselves but, this is very important to our health. It isn't fun afterward, treat yourself to an ice cream cone, manicure, a treat of some kind.
This is a regular lunch for me, to make it more attractive I serve it on a colorful plate, with a place-mat and cloth napkin.
I try to drink a lot of water and sometimes it is really hard to do. So, I will use a wine glass, add lemon or orange, it dresses it up and makes it more appealing.
Leslie Sansone has many dvd's that get you moving and are low impact. If you can't or don't want to buy equipment, or need to exercise before your children get up or while napping, these are great. You can find several of her programs on YouTube that you can do for free.
Check out your local library, see what exercise dvd's they have. This is great if you want to try something new like Yoga or Zumba, do it before you purchase or just to change up your routine. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu etc. explore their options.
Popsugar Fitness is another site you can find on You-Tube for exercise routines, diet tips and recipes.
Linda Melone focus is on health and weight lose after 50 and or after menopause when our weight struggles are real and can be a lot harder! I heard a physician on TV say that weight lose is 80% changing our eating habits and 20% exercise. For me that may have been true in my 20's-30's but, now I feel like it is just the opposite!
This was me last fall, since then I have lost a few pounds. The key is to keep moving.
If you know me very well, you know I love these, a Cappuccino from Quik Trip. I still drink them just, not very often. You have to have rewards, I know if I make my diet too strict I am not going to stick with it.
Casserole Gals theme for 2017 is Less is More!
Clearing out and organizing your belongings is suppose to help in weight loss!
Read my posts Plastic Containers Unite and Getting Healthy and Losing Weight after Menopause and 50, for more about how I am attaining my goals for 2017.
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I wanted to serve Baked Beans with ribs, it needed to serve three people with hopefully leftovers. I reduced my normal recipe, the beans were just as good and we had some leftover for the next day.
28 oz Baked Beans
2 Tblsp olive oil
1/4 bell pepper chopped
1/4 chopped onions
1/2 cup cooked, drained and crumbled ground beef
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
1 Tblsp mustard
1 Tblsp brown sugar
Drain almost all of liquid from baked beans, pour into 4 cup casserole dish.
Saute bell pepper and onion in olive oil, until onion is translucent. Add to Baked Beans, mix. Add in ground beef, bbq sauce, mustard and brown sugar, mix well. Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
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We all three love chocolate: cakes, cookies drinks anything made with chocolate. We are sure you will find one of these recipes, irresistible to make and share at work, church or a special event.
Cut yourself a slice of Casserole Kristen's Triple Chocolate Coffee Cake, pour a cup of coffee, add some fruit and have a delectable breakfast
Chocolate and peanut butter are always a winning combination in Casserole Gal Rachel's house and her Peanut Butter Poke Brownies will win at your house too.
This recipe has been around for years, it uses simple ingredients but, doesn't taste like it. Casserole Gal Rhonda shares Depression Cake, if you haven't tried it you should.
Casserole Gal Kristen's Chocolate Flourless Cake is a decadent and elegant dessert, works with any gluten free diet and it's easy to bake!
Whole Wheat flour and applesauce in a chocolate cake? Casserole Gal Rachel did just that with this Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Frosting recipe.
Betty Crocker Vintage Brownies are a favorite of Casserole Gal Rhonda and a recipe she has made a lot over the years. Chocolate, fudgy and delicious, plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
S'More Cake combines chocolate, marshmallow cream and caramel topping, what else needs to be said. Casserole Gal Rhonda shared this dessert that is wonderful! It can also, be made with a Gluten Free cake mix.
Who says dessert can't be a little healthy? Try Casserole Gal Rachel's Black Bean Brownies for a surprisingly good brownie.
Four Layer Pie is a classic recipe for a reason, it is simple to make and quick to be devoured. Casserole Gal Rhonda has been making this for her family and is a favorite.
Casserole Gal Rachel and her daughter made this recipe to celebrate National Pi Day, it would be appreciated more than one day a year. Brownie Pudding Pie, oh my!
If your family is screaming for a dessert try Casserole Gal Kristen's Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. Get your children even your toddlers to help make this goodie!
A perfect brownie topped with a thick and creamy coconut frosting...drooling yet? Make Casserole Gal Kristen's Coconut Frosted Brownies for your special someone.
Don't these look scrumptious Oven Toasted Dark Chocolate Fluffernutter Sandwiches, Casserole Gal Rachel shares this recipe for a wonderful combination.
We hope you enjoy making one or all of our chocolate creations.
For even more desserts we have Seven Poke Cake Recipes.
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This drawer has been messy and a disaster for years. I couldn't find the right size lid, the bowls didn't stack, it was frustrating.
Studies have shown that clutter can make you gain weight and being organized and having less stuff can help you lose weight.
Less is More, our theme for 2017. I started with something small but, caused me a lot of frustrating moments.
I emptied the drawer and donated everything. I purchased new plastic containers, ones that the lids and bowls stack. I also, bought glass containers with lids and a couple of larger size containers. I prepped, primed and painted inside the cabinet, it is amazing how a little white paint helps!
You can see the difference, I spent $40, a little paint and time and made a major difference, On to the next project:
I am archiving all our family photos. It will take me all year to finish and I will post about it later. Better get to work!
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Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!