Friday, February 4, 2011

Rachael Ray and USA Today Kindness Challenge Update #3

This week I visited a restaurant near my house, named Featherstone's Grille, to show you how to eat healthy away from home. In fact, since Featherstone's Grille is so close to my house, I decided to walk there. If a restaurant is near your house, walk! It's a great exercise and you work up an appetite. A chapter I worked on this week explains three tips you want to remember when eating out of the house: portion control, soda and fried foods. Be sure to watch my Week #3 update video at to learn more about these tips.

Cut large meals in half and save a meal for the next day

People ask how I know so much about cooking healthy. I've been cooking since I was 2 years old! That means I've been cooking for about 9 years. I ask lots of questions about healthy foods, and my parents almost always have the answer; however, my family hasn't always been healthy. My parents used to be overweight, but as a family, we decided to live healthier. My parents lost over 100 pounds! They're definitely a big inspiration of mine. So, if you have any questions about food, cooking or me, twitter me @TheLizzieMarie.

Ordering healthy meals at a fast food restaurant is possible! (The meal above was ordered from a popular fast food place).

My interview with Natalie Coughlin, an 11 time Olympic Medalist, is on It was so fun speaking with her and I am sure you will learn some great tips from Natalie.

Join me Saturday, February 5th for the American Heart Association's 2011 Go Red for Women CONNECT Event where I will show people how to make a heart healthy snack. There will also be free screenings and information on how to keep your heart healthy. The event will be at Macy's (in the Intimates department) Lenox Mall, 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA from 1p - 4p. I'll serve some tasty snacks at 1p and 3p.

Hope to see you there!

Lizzie Marie

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