Healthy Dinner Menu: Pork, Miso Brown Rice and Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts


This is a delicious dinner menu. This is special enough that it could be served to guests, a Sunday night supper, or a romantic dinner for two.

Be sure to make enough so that you have leftovers for the next day. Package your leftovers like this so all you have to do is pop it in the microwave for a super quick meal.

Dish up leftovers like this!

Sweet Chili Brussels Sprouts

Roast Pork Loin with Garlic and Rosemary Crust

Miso Wild and Brown Rice Pilaf



Travel, Vacation, Home Workout No Equipment


Perform each exercise for 30 seconds each. Allow 10 second rest in between sets.

Jumping Jacks

Wall Sit

Pushup or for more challenge try this Paper Plate Sliding Pushup

Low Ab March

Step Ups onto Chair

Squat or for more challenge try this 1 Leg Squat Touchdown

Triceps Dip on Chair


High Knees in Place

Lunge or for more challenge try this Forward Leaning Lunge or Front to Back Lunge 

Pushup and Rotate

Side Plank or for more challenge and to also target the glutes try this Side Plank Leg Lift



Raspberry Ricotta Microwave Mug Cake


Raspberry Ricotta Microwave Mug Cake

Are you looking for the perfect easy small dessert? Raspberry Ricotta Microwave Mug Cake is exactly what you need! This mug cake recipe is AMAZING and is made with a few simple ingredients.

Mug cakes are so wonderful because you just stir together a few ingredients in a mug cup, pop it in the microwave and then enjoy. It’s that easy. And the ricotta in this recipe keeps the cake tender and moist; some microwave cake recipes yield a cake that is tough.

These are my favorite mugs for mug cakes. They are simple in large capacity and simple in design so it spotlights the  dessert.


  • 1 ½ tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup skim ricotta
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • powdered sugar for dusting top, optional


Put the melted butter, maple syrup, egg and ricotta in a 14 to 16 ounce microwave-safe ceramic mug. Blend thoroughly with a fork. Add the flour and blend just until combined. Sprinkle raspberries on top.

Microwave on high for *2 minutes. The mug will be very hot after cooking in the microwave. Remove with a hot pad. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Serves 1 generously.

*Note: The strength of microwaves varies. The first time you make this recipe, be prepared to experiment a bit to determine the perfect length of baking time. Start out microwaving the cake for 1 minute 30 seconds and, if necessary, add 15-second increments at a time from there.