Nov 19 2010

Save money on those heating bills this winter!

Winter has hit in many parts of the country! Time to start that heater up at home. How do you keep the power bill down at home? Many of us are making mistakes with the heat in our homes...check this out:

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Nov 19 2010

Christine Avanti's tips for surviving Thanksgiving dinner!

Did you know that at Thanksgiving dinner, the average American consumes more than 4,500 calories and 230 grams of fat? 


And that’s not counting breakfast and late night left-overs!  To burn it off you would have to run for 7 hours or lift weighs for 10 hours or do pilates for 20 hours- good grief!  Thank goodness we have our favorite celebrity nutritionist and chef Christine Avanti (oh- she’s on fire for Jesus too) on our side to help us get through this holiday season- after all this is the most fattening time of the year. 


Christine’s Thanksgiving Survival Tips:


1)  Choose sweet potatoes over mashed potatoes with gravy.


2)  Skip the rolls even if they are whole wheat- they are high in carbs and you will probably find other carbs that you will enjoy even more. 


3) Go for broccoli over green bean casserole or make your green beans with sautéed caramelized onions instead of cream of mushroom soup and fried onions. 


4) Eat the pumpkin pie filling and leave the crust behind.


5) Enjoy white meat turkey with cranberry and nix the gravy.


If you like candied yams or sweet potatoes – you will love Christine’s Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Crunch topping.

176 calories, 6 grams of fat


They are infused with fresh cranberries for fiber and an antioxidant boost.  Organic coconut sugar, which is low on the glycemic index (it does not spike insulin like refined sugar), organic shredded coconut and coconut oil which has a compound called lauric acid that helps boost immunity and metabolic rate! 


Learn more about Christine and get Christine's Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe here:


Listen to Christine's great tips and entire conversation right here: part 1 and part 2


Nov 17 2010

Airport Survival Guide

If you are getting on a plane in the next week to travel for Thanksgiving, there are some basic tips that can help make the whole process much less stressful! Hit the web the day before your flight to check flight times and print boarding passes, pack light (carry-on only if possible!), give yourself plenty of time at the airport before your flight, prepare for the security line (dress simply, have ID ready, etc.) and finally, plan for flight delays...things may not go off without a hitch! Got any other survival tips to add? Feel free to share here!

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