Still Tasty: The Ultimate Shelf Life Guide

Here is another fun website for everyone to checkout. Have you ever wondered how long your favorite foods and beverages will stay safe and tasty?? This website has thousands of foods in their database to help you save money, eat better and help the environment! Check it out:


Metabolism Hacks: Tap Into Your Calorie Burning Power

Great article from WebMd…worth the read and it answers all those questions regarding metabolism and calorie consumption. Check it out:

Gluten-Free Dining Out

An updated gluten-free restaurant list for Austin:

1. The Steeping Room (GF Sandwiches + Dessert)
2. Brick Oven on 35th (GF Pizza + Dessert)
3. Wildwood Art Cafe (All Gluten Free)
4. The Grove Wine Bar (GF Pizzas + Pastas)
5. Craig O’s Pizza & Pastaria (Pizza)
6. Mother’s Cafe & Garden (GF menu)
7. Shady Grove Cafe (GF menu)
8. Maudie’s (GF menu)
9. East Side Cafe (GF menu)
10. Guero’s Taco Bar (GF menu)
11. North By Northwest (GF menu)
12. Hyde Park Bar & Grill (GF menu)
13. Mirabelle Restaurant (GF menu)
14. Z’Tejas (GF menu)
15. Fire Bowl Cafe (GF menu)
16. Jade Leaves Tea House (GF menu)
17. Dominican Joe Coffee Shop (GF Cookies)
18. Rolling in Thyme and Dough (GF Muffins, Bread on Tuesdays until they last)
19. Zen (GF menu)
20. The Clay Pit (GF menu)
21. Carraba’s Italian Grill (GF menu)
22. Waterloo Ice House (Ask for ingredients binder)
23. Case de Luz (Gluten Free-Macrobiotic)
24. Outback Steakhouse (GF menu)
25. PF Changs (GF menu)
26. Pei Wei (GF menu)
27. Maria Maria (GF menu)
28. Vivo (GF menu)
29. Corazon (GF menu)
30. Pluckers (All sauce GF – GF menu)
31. Sago (GF menu)
32. Cafe Josie (GF menu)
33. Portabla (GF menu)
34. Hyde Park Bar & Grill (GF menu)
35. Southside Flying Pizza (GF Crust)
36. Peoples Rx (GF Sandwiches)
37. Wild Wood Art Café (GF)
38. Cups & Cones (GF cones)
39. Thom’s Market (GF treats)
40. Hai Ky
41. Ruta Maya International Headquarters
42. Mr Natural
43. Cookie Lounge (GF Cookie)
44. Kerbey Lane Café (GF pancakes)
45. Titaya’s Thai Cuisine
46. Taste of Ethiopia
47. TerraBurger
48. Trio & Four Seasons
49. FINO (GF Menu)
50. Taco Deli (GF)
51. Fogo de Chao

It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

I know this has NOTHING to do with healthy living…but GO COLTS!!!!! Come on Peyton…show Arizona who’s boss!!!

Sunday Bake-Day

I was in a baking mood today so I made gluten-free chocolate chip cookies using my favorite baking mix: Pamela’s ( Keith and I use this mix to make pancakes, waffles, muffins, cookies, etc…it is a very versatile mix and it tastes AWESOME!


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, large
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Mix
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used 1 cup of mini chips)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugars, add egg and vanilla, the beat together. Add Pamela’s mix, chocolate chips, and nuts (if using) and mix thoroughly. Place scoops of dough (1 TBSP scoop) on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten with a spatula. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown. Let cookies cool slightly and then EAT!!!

Saturday Bliss!

So today was the PERFECT running day! I got up and ran at about 7:30am and it was nice and cool with a slight breeze. Welcome Fall…I’ve been waiting for you!! 🙂

I wanted to let all you runners and walkers know that RunTex’s website is AWESOME and they have a lot of great tips and tools for runners, including pace calculators. So, anytime I want to know my exact pace I go to that website and plug in the information to see…today was a good day: 10 miles at 8:20 pace. Not too shabby!! Anyway, here’s the link:


Fast Food Rules

You can still make healthy food choices even when fast food is your only option. Here are 3 tips to help make it easier to eat on the run:

Healthier Fast-Food Rule No. 1: Be Cautious About Condiments
Half the fat grams in Arby’s Southwest Chicken Wrap and their Ultimate BLT Wrap come from the ranch sauce or mayonnaise. Believe it! Some fast food condiments add a lot of fat and calories — like mayonnaise- and oil-based sauces. Others are lower in calories and have no fat, though they will add some sodium. Use a little catsup, mustard, marinara, or BBQ sauce instead of creamy sauces and spreads. Half a packet of BBQ sauce or honey-mustard sauce from most fast-food chains, for example, will add about 23 calories, no fat grams, and about 80 milligrams of sodium.

Healthier Fast-Food Rule No. 2: Watch Out for Side Dishes
Anything on the side that’s fried is suspect, like French fries and onion rings. If you need something to keep your entree company, look for fresh fruit cups or side salads (and use half a packet of the reduced-calorie dressing). The other option is to bring your own
fruits and vegetables from home. Don’t laugh — I’ve done this plenty of times!

Healthier Fast-Food Rule No. 3: Look Out for Liquid Calories
The last thing you need when eating at a fast-food chain is to drink something that gives you calories without nutrients, like soda, sweetened tea, lemonade, and fruit drinks. It’s even worse if your drink is also loaded with fat — like shakes. Choose either a no-calorie beverage (like water, unsweetened tea, or
diet soda) or one that contributes some nutrients along with its calories (like low-fat milk or 100% orange juice).