Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
My husband loves oatmeal for his breakfast most every morning.
My daughter loves the same.
So oatmeal has become a staple in our home the past few months. I love that my husband and daughter have a special bond over their morning meal.
Though I am not a huge fan of bowl of oatmeal for my morning meal, I love cooking it for all of the following reasons:
1. It is packed ... Read More
We are living in a sea of bananas over here. A banana along with a good cup of coffee is my husband's breakfast preference most mornings. A banana was one of the first foods Mary Virginia tried when she started eating solids. She wasn’t a fan at first (she much preferred avocado), but now she loves it. Bananas are kept on the counter for when my parents come to visit as they enjoy them as a ... Read More
The Greenberg Turkey (https://www.gobblegobble.com/public/home)
No wonder it is one of Oprah’s favorite things. This smoked turkey tastes AMAZING! It has the perfect smokey flavor that can be enjoyed in many different ways for every meal for at least a week.
I was given a turkey by one of my clients for Christmas. I froze it to save for later and just now diving into it. I ... Read More
We are getting little sleep around this house these days. I had heard about new parent sleep deprivation, but I was hopeful I would escape it. I thought for a moment I had, then we traveled for several weeks during the holidays. Since then, quality sleep has been hit or miss. My prayer is that this is a growth and developmental spurt, and it will pass soon. Until then my husband and I are doin ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Thursday, December 15, 2016
In my last post (http://www.virginiareddick.com/musings/5-ways-to-enjoy-thanksgiving-without-gaining-weight), I talked about 5 strategies for avoiding weight gain over Thanksgiving. I should have included Christmas in the title because those same strategies apply for it as well.
One of those strategies was to eat protein at each meal and snack. Eating protein will fill you up therefore ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Thursday, September 15, 2016
Quick and easy are two important words in my life these days, especially when it comes to preparing meals.
My sweet girl is two weeks into adjusting to this big world. Her momma is also two weeks into adjusting to this new world of motherhood.
Motherhood is beautifully wonderful, but definitely different than the worlds of being single and newly married. I knew the ways of t ... Read More
“You go girl!” I heard that a few times and even got 2 high-fives on my Saturday afternoon run (or should I say jog) this past weekend.
I was a little surprised at these reactions. I was just doing my thing, in my normal zone, focused on my running as usual. Then I realized I probably did look a little strange running because I am ALL belly these days.
I tend to for ... Read More
Why would you want to boost your metabolism? Maybe you want to lose weight. Maybe you want to increase your productivity at work. Maybe you want to avoid getting sick from allergies or the common cold. Or maybe you want to build more muscle mass and see the effort you are putting in at the gym pay off.
All these are great reasons for wanting to boost your metabolism. So how do you actu ... Read More