Friday, October 22, 2010

Take advantage of Fall Leaves - Go Camping!
With the beautiful weather, beautiful trees and sunny days of October quickly dwindling away, many people are getting outside to enjoy the warmth of the fall season.

Cool breezes sweep through the trees and bring changing leaves dancing into the air, making everyone stir with delight.

I want to feel a deep mountain breath. Walk up trails to see a bird's eye view of the affect Fall is having on the mountains.

So, this weekend I'm finally going camping!

This will be the first time I've gone camping in October and I'm pretty excited, especially with my cozy new wool socks! Going to be heading towards East Tennessee with my wildfire fighter boyfriend to take in some of our country's great State Parks.

Yes, ladies. A wild-fire fighter.

There will be great footage about the waterfalls and natural beauties I'll have seen; along with interviews with other people enjoying the fall outdoors by camping, hiking, fishing and traveling. I'll find out how campsite tailgaters cheer on their favorite NCAA football teams!

Look for videos and pictures in our upcoming blog!

Isn't Nature grand?

Enjoy the weekend before Halloween with plenty of football tailgating and family get together. You have time to grab your family and head to the park for a gorgeous fall picnic! Take along a healthy recipe, and tell us all about your experience. Share your picnic photos, photos of fall scenery, and places you know of that people should check out! Find us on TWITTER, or email us and share!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Roll Up Pancake Recipe Treats for Fall!

The last few months, we have taken on the joy of seducing your senses and taste-buds with our frightfully filling, and eerily delicious healthy recipes. With plenty of healthy tailgating recipes; our Free Picnic Cookbook; and an abundance of recipes continually being added to our site, there are no ends to which you can turn the tables on un-wanted calories and replace them with healthy alternatives!

Halloween is definitely a "tricky" time of year. How do you manage to avoid the pounds and pounds of Halloween cookies, candy, cakes and pies that signal the beginning of the holiday season?

You fight fire, with fire. Load up on healthy treats and recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you're prepared with healthy snacks and meals to combat the seductive allure of unhealthy foods, you'll have a better chance of keeping yourself healthier, and keeping the weight off throughout this holiday season. Check out our Delicious Fall Recipes here...

Try this easy Roll Up Pancake Recipe for a mouthwatering breakfast treat that goes perfectly with a steaming cup of coffee.

-3 eggs (recommend: hormone free or brown eggs)
-3 tbsp flour (recommend: whole wheat flour)
-3 tbsp milk (recommend: skim)
-2 tbsp sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-Jam or Jelly of your preference (recommend: sugar-free strawberry)
-Fruit (recommend: strawberries, blueberries)

-Heat up a medium skillet over medium heat. Lightly spray with cooking butter or grease with olive oil.
-Mix all ingredients together.
-Pour 2 or more spoon-fills of batter onto skillet and smooth into a circle.
-Flip within the few minutes it takes for one side to lightly brown.
-Remove when both sides are evenly golden.
-Spoon your favorite jam, jelly, or fruit on one side of your pancake then roll it up and enjoy!

If you're looking to find gift ideas for the coffee lovers in your life, a portable coffee backpack or tote more than measures up to all "coffee break" needs. Complete coffee and tea service on the go; wherever; whenever; is a luxury all coffee, tea, and hot chocolate enthusiasts will enjoy for years to come! Complete with state of the art thermoses, these sets are also perfect for storing your favorite soup, stew or chili as you head to your next tailgating party or fall picnic!

Enjoy incorporating healthier and tastier treats into your daily diet and you'll soon notice positive changes in both your mood and your body. A soothing cup of Joe is not only good for your health, but is also bound to start your day off on the right foot.

You'll love the inspirational ideas that manifest when you can have Coffee Breaks, Anytime, Anywhere! Remember to add in a little fun with Roll Up Pancakes and keep in mind that life is stress-free and easy if you find ways to soothe your soul on a daily basis!