Celebrate Chocolate Mint Recipes & Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Celebrate Vitamins. I am excited to share with you one of my favorite products their Chocolate Mint Protein 20 Protein Powder and a heads up for an opportunity to win some!One of my favorite protein powders is Celebrate Vitamins Chocolate Mint Protein 20. If you love Andes mint chocolates or Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies you'll have to give it a try. It's great mixed with water, milk, used in a variety of recipes but my … [Read more...]

Healthy Kitchen Gift Ideas with Recipes

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To help Santa and his elves get through their list I'll be sharing some gift ideas that are thoughtful and would be a winner for most any person that has embraced a new healthy lifestyle. Today, I'll be focusing on Healthy Kitchen and Food Related Gifts & Stocking StuffersSpiralizer (aka Zoodle Maker) - Creates oodles of low carb zoodles and other spiral cuts of vegetable or fruits with a crank of the handle.If Santa brings you a Spiralizer … [Read more...]

Heading to Denver

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Heading to Denver, Colorado for the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Annual Planning Meeting and Retreat. Once a year we get the whole Board of Directors together to do planning for the year, work on projects that are best done in person and do a check in on how all our goals and plans are coming along. It's always held in the hotel that will be the host hotel for the big Your Weight Matters National Convention the OAC puts on each year (Hope to … [Read more...]

Eggface 2017 – The Blog Year in Review

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A look back at some of my favorite blog posts, healthy recipes and menus, ideas and tips from the past year. My 11th-year post weight loss surgery.January: A particularly yummy Weight Loss Surgery Menu Post to start off the yearFebruary: One of my favorite recipes ever: Stuffing Muffins and Healthy Super Bowl EatsMarch: My BBC Radio Interview and Tips for a Healthy SpringApril: Named one of Healthline's Best Obesity Blogs of the Year and Take it … [Read more...]

Health Goal: More Water

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One of my health goals for the year is to drink more water. We all know the benefits: natural appetite suppressant, flushes wastes and toxins keeping our kidneys healthy, great for your skin. I wish I was better at it but I think this year I'm going to master it. Here's my 3 step plan.1. I'm committed to using a reminder app. I've actually been messing with 3 different ones: Plant Nanny, a fun game app, you have to keep your plant alive by … [Read more...]

Happy New Year with Protein Packed Snacks!

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Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a nice night. We stayed home and watched the Times Square Earth Cam and the craz... I mean dedicated people who braved the cold weather (it was 9° F. in NYC when the ball dropped.) Out of curiosity, I looked up all the rules they have to follow... you have to get there at noon the latest or you won't get a location worth having. You can't bring bags or backpacks (for obvious security reasons) so forget food or … [Read more...]

Celebrating Christmas Eve Italian Style – Feast of the Seven Fishes

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For many Italians (I'm 1/2 Sicilian), Christmas Eve is celebrated with a mostly seafood menu. It's an Italian tradition called the Feast of the Seven Fishes, Festa dei Sette Pesci. As a kid, I didn't appreciate this tradition at all. My friends were all having ham and turkey and I was staring at a plate of octopus tentacles and salted dried cod (baccala) that had to be soaked back to softness for 2 days. Needlesstosay, I filled up on cheese cubes … [Read more...]

Cool Product Alert: Real Good Foods Enchiladas & Giveaway

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I was excited to get the opportunity to try the latest product from Real Good Foods. If you recall I blogged about their pizzas back in June. They have a crust made out of chicken and cheese! As cool as those are I think they may have just topped them with this new line of Enchiladas.Stuffed with typical enchilada fillings like shredded chicken, beef, pork or cheese wrapped in a hand-rolled "tortilla" and like their cool pizzas, they are made … [Read more...]

Eggface Holiday Protein Shakes and Instagram Giveaway

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It's Christmas and you know what that means GIFTS! Head over to my Instagram page to enter to win this great box of Protein Shake Making Pantry Essentials. Protein shakes are my go-to on days when I just don't feel like a hearty breakfast, I'm running out the door and need an on-the-go protein source, or in my neck of the woods, the safe me in the hot summer afternoons.I love to add low-calorie additions to my protein shakes to change them up. … [Read more...]

Holiday Snacks for Decking the Halls

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Yesterday, I finally dragged out all the Christmas stuff. I'm a little behind this year. I literally was sick most of November (don't get this chest crud that is going around, trust me it's hard to shake.) Needlesstosay, I've been digging out of work and emails (sorry, if you are still waiting for a reply) and finally took the afternoon to get some fa-la-la-la holiday spirit up in here. I love my mixed up, eclectic tree. Every ornament has a … [Read more...]

Healthy DIY, Homemade & Budget Gift Ideas

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As promised, a few of my favorite DIY, Homemade & Budget Gift Ideas perfect for the health conscious friends and family in your life...Protein Bar Basket - This is one of my favorites to make because everyone is getting goodie baskets of cookies and chocolate at the holidays and this is one just for us. You need: a basket or bucket or some sort, holiday crinkle-cut paper shreds and an assortment of Protein Bars.Movie Night Treats - a popcorn … [Read more...]

Dinner Recipes: "Everything and the Kitchen Sink" Grandma Soup

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I love to travel but it seems like every time I get back from a trip I get sick. Maybe it's the germy, stale, plane air or just the change of weather (living in Southern California has made me a weather wimp.) The prescription for feeling crummy is a steaming hot bowl of old-school soup like my Sicilian Nonna would have made. Basically, it's contents of the veggie drawer cooked in a pot... and don't worry if you don't have one of the ingredients, … [Read more...]

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: Appetizers, Sides & Desserts

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Are you in charge of bringing an appetizer, side dish or dessert to Thanksgiving dinner? Consider bringing one of these fun, healthy (and bariatric surgery friendly) recipes. You will be sure to have something to go with that protein-packed turkey and I promise your non-op family and friends will enjoy them too.Appetizers - Something for those asking, "Is it ready, yet?" every five minutes.Deviled Eggs - So many variations, here are a few of my … [Read more...]

5 Safety Tips for Walking & Jogging

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I read an article about a jogger who never returned from her run, it was a sad reminder for those of us that love to walk or jog outdoors of the threats that we face. We'll be turning back the clocks soon (daylight savings time ends soon) and it may be dark when you hit the streets for a walk. I feel compelled to blog a reminder of some safety tips along with some hopefully helpful links and resources for my fellow walking and jogging pals...1. … [Read more...]

Eggface and Celebrate Vitamins Halloween Treats Instagram Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by Celebrate Vitamins. I am excited to share with you some of my favorite products including their Soft Chew Multivitamins and Caramel Calcium Citrate & D3 and an opportunity to win some!When you choose to have Bariatric Surgery, you commit to taking vitamins for the rest of your life. It was a great trade in my opinion. Post surgery, I was off 8 prescription medications, many of which had weight gain as a side effect … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Up Your Breakfast with Premier Protein

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This post is sponsored by Premier Protein®. I'm excited to share these new recipes featuring Premier Protein 100% Whey Protein Powder and Premier Protein Ready to Drink Protein Shakes with you.Friday is the first official day of fall and while it has been much cooler this week I hear summer might try to dig its heels in and make a final stand next week. Ugh. I am longing for fall... cozy sweaters, changing leaves, comfort food casseroles, … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks: Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls

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To stay on track, I always have some fun protein-forward snack around. Preparation is key to making better-for-you choices. An hour spent on the weekend planning, prepping or making a few items makes it so much easier during the week when life gets busy. Mix it up, hit up Pinterest and create a board of ideas you want to try and you'll be able to try something new when you find a little time to whip something up. Here's my Pinterest page for some … [Read more...]

Costco Shopping List – Weight Loss Surgery Friendly?

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You'd think there wouldn't be a whole lot at Costco for us after we have weight loss surgery. I mean everything is in such LARGE quantities but I've found a few things that are weight loss surgery friendly and have been very helpful on my journey. Click on the linked items to see usage ideas and recipes.Here's my Costco Shopping List:Premier Protein Shakes (ready to drink kind, watch for sales every few months)Ground Beef & Turkey (I portion … [Read more...]