Tag: Pound For Pound Challenge

Local Supporters Stepped Up to the Challenge!

As we work harder every day to assist individuals and families right here in Contra Costa and Solano counties during these tough economic times, we couldn’t do it alone. Hunger in our community is a daily challenge, and we are always looking for partners in our hunger relief efforts. That’s why we were excited to… Read More »

Commit to being healthy

Guest post by Patti Anderson, Pound For Pound Challenge Champion and Biggest Loser Season 9 Contestant: There are many things in our lives that we have little control over and being on a tight budget may be one.  Eating healthy and living a fit lifestyle is within our control and can be achieved on a… Read More »


Pizza for breakfast? Of course you can, if you healthify it!

Whether you have little time to spare (Pepperoni Pita Pizza) or have a few extra minutes to make the dough from scratch (Healthified Homemade Pizza) we’ve got two great pizza recipes for you to make at home. Pepperoni Pita Pizza     Recipe from The Biggest Loser The Biggest Loser Season 7’s Sione Fa says of this… Read More »

There is still time to take the Challenge!

Guest post by Challenge Champion Patti Anderson: The Pound For Pound Challenge is a partnership among The Biggest Loser, Feeding America, General Mills & Subway to help Feeding America secure millions of pounds of groceries on behalf of local food banks across the U.S. The Biggest Loser motivates millions of viewers to lose weight and… Read More »


Weekly Challenge Recipe

Love chocolate chip cookies but tired of feeling guilty about eating them? Well here is a healthier guilt free option. “Healthified” Chocolate Chip Cookies From Eat Better America 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 2 cups whole wheat flour… Read More »

Healthified Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Weekly Challenge Recipes

Cookies for breakfast?  Of course! We promise not to tell your inner-child that it’s actually a nutritious way to jump-start your day. Healthified Oatmeal Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies source: http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/healthified/healthified-oatmeal-peanut-butter-breakfast-cookies.aspx 86% less sat fat • 71% less sodium than the original recipe—see the comparison. Finally, give into your cravings and enjoy a peanut butter and… Read More »

Weekly Pound For Pound Challenge Recipes

After a short hiatus, we are back with your weekly Pound For Pound Challenge recipes. Try these yummy, healthy comfort foods and let us know what you think. Toasted Barley with Mixed Vegetables https://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/whole-grains/toasted-barley-with-mixed-vegetables.aspx Healthified Tuscan White Bean Soup http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/search.aspx?criteria=tuscan%20white%20bean%20soup Triple-Berry Granola Crisp https://www.eatbetteramerica.com/recipes/desserts/triple-berry-granola-crisp.aspx Words of healthy advice from our Challenge Champion Patti Anderson: Here… Read More »

Pound for pound, we can fight hunger.

The local support we’re getting for the Pound For Pound Challenge is amazing!  We welcome and thank everyone who is helping our food bank earn a bigger share of the $1 million being offered by the Pound For Pound Challenge because this will allow us to feed more individuals and families in need. We at… Read More »

Patti, Carl, Emily, Mario, Jim, Leo, Savanna and Nicole (taking the picture)

Weekly Recipes

Are you taking the Pound For Pound Challenge? Tell us about it in the comments below. Here are this week’s recipes to help you through the challenge (or just to try for fun). Since mushrooms are in season I found this recipe. Stir-Fried Broccoli and Mushrooms with Tofu http://www.eatbetteramerica.com/Recipes/RecipePrint.aspx?id=41680&revs=&text=Smalltext Then of course we can’t skip… Read More »

Look at all these onions getting ready for distribution.

Who knew that onions are so beneficial for your health!

Did you know that onions are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and might inhibit tumor growth? Or that onions may be useful for the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as protecting against certain infections? Onion can also improve lung function, especially in asthmatics and the more pungent varieties appear to possess… Read More »

Millennium Sportsclub Vacaville joins Pound For Pound Challenge

Pound For Pound Challenge is underway and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano welcomes the support of Millennium Sportsclub Vacaville.  For the third consecutive year, Feeding America and NBC’s The Biggest Loser have partnered with General Mills and Subway to encourage Americans to “Lose Nationally, Feed Locally”. Take the challenge to lose weight… Read More »


Walk to Give & Get Healthy

Join us weekly as we “Walk to Give & Get Healthy”. The walks will take place every Sunday from 2pm to 3:30pm. Each walk will start off with a 15 minute warm up, followed by an hour walk then a 15 minute cool down. Our first walk will take place at Heather Farms Park Sunday… Read More »