Snack Girl Turns 50

Snack Girl turns 50

September 1, 2019   84 Comments

Tomorrow I turn 50 years old. Age is just a number, right?

I wish I could say I emulate the woman in the photo. She seems to calmly take in her surroundings as she tunes into herself. She is a master of the universe.

I think if I lived on a mountain, alone, and without much to do - I could attain serenity. But, I chose to live my life with two kids and a dog (as well as a partner). I own a car and a house (with the bank).

My worries are drawn on my face in a bunch of wrinkles.

But, there are some ways that I feel like Ms. Serenity up there. I feel physically great as I have been training for triathlons and I donโ€™t have anything to prove.

What other people think of me and my choices - matters less and less. Material things have gotten less important and being positive has gotten more important.

I must say that working on Snack Girl for the last 10 years has given me plenty of perspective. This gig has been mostly fun and energizing. I canโ€™t wait to see what the next 10 years brings me.

To my 50 year old sisters and brothers - I join you in this decade - ready to make it my best one yet.


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84 Comments:

Happy Birthday!!!๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ
Iโ€™m right on your heels. (3 mos. 2 wks to go)

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. My birthday is also in September. I will be turning 70. Itโ€™s also the month of my wedding anniversary. We will celebrating our 50th.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday and thank you for your website. As you turn 50, I will be 60 in a few months.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‰
Iโ€™m right with you celebrating 50 cycles around the sun ๐ŸŒž on September 30th. May our next half century be our best ๐Ÿ˜

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day! I will be turning 70 in March! I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. My oldest son will be turning 50 in 2 days. Thank you for you.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Since I am 20 yrs older I can tell you it keeps getting better. We just start to feel freer and yes really know what matters most. I remember my favorite poem when I was 50 looking forward to the next chapter. You might enjoy it too. https://barbados.org/poetry/wheniam.htm

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Lisa. It is just a number. Been saying that for 20 years Lisa. Turn 70 in December- now that blows my mind. Hahahahaha love your snack girl. You have saved me so many times. Still one of my heroes. Own it. โ™ฅ๏ธ Stay honest and true - I read you daily. Thank you.
Happy Birthday Lisa Cain ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿจ

on September 1, 2019

Wishing you a very happy birthday! Thank you for all of the good, healthy info & the positive energy you bring into the world ๐ŸŒŽ

on September 1, 2019

Happy BIRTHDAY hope it's a good one!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽŠ
My birthday is also 09/02 & I am midway through my 50s. Enjoy - those are great lessons you have learned and there are better ones on the way. ๐Ÿ’–

on September 1, 2019

I have the great pleasure of being able to call you my friend and will be able to help celebrate with you in person. Thank you for being you and helping me become a better version of me! May your next 50 be filled with love, luck and laughter!! Xx

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday....have a ball! As I get older, I worry less about what people think of..me! Happy Anniversary to another writer..Just celebrated my 50th anniversary! I will be 72 in April. So what...just waking up each am is a plus! Yes, I have ailments, some seen, some not! So, snack-girl, have a wonderful birthday and happy year(s)!!!! ~ Carole

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday, Lisa. I hope this is one of your best birthdays yet. I agree with you and others that aging is very freeing and not letting what other people think bother you is one of the best parts.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the work you do providing honest commentary on food choices, much appreciated.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday, have a great day.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday and many more happy, healthy ones. Thank you for making and keeping us healthier!! May you have all good things. I am in my 58th year now. Remember, 5-0 entitles you (depending on the place) for Senior discount. Who doesn't like to save a buck here and there, right? Many blessings to you and yours - enjoy!!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Thank you for all of the great healthy information that you share with us.
Your next 50 will be even more fulfilling.
Celebrate your Birthday Week with Friends, Family, and Joy!

on September 1, 2019

Thank you for all your guidance with healthy eating!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday to you. Thank you for being you!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

on September 1, 2019

Labor Day! I remember it well because my daughter was born on this day, too! Happy birthday ๐ŸŽ‰

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday, Lisa! My birthday is also in September. Will be 70 soon. I agree, age is just a number and each year brings challenges as well as rewards! Have a happy and healthy year, love your blog! Keep on truckinโ€™

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Lisa! Enjoy the day!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday. I will soon be entering the last year of my 60โ€™s. Seem like I was just turning 50. Enjoy.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Snack Girl! I have been a fan of yours for many years. I have found, as many have mentioned, the older you get, the more โ€œfreeโ€ you become! Wishing you many more wonderful years!

on September 1, 2019

When I turned 50, I found this saying:

Forty is the old age of youth, but fifty is the youth of old age.

See, you're young--for an old fart. :D

on September 1, 2019

Love this narrative! Agree that caring less about what others think about oneโ€™s self is freeing and a true perk of aging. Itโ€™s been said that all things are born of love or fear...best to come from a place of love!

โ€œLove is the only engine of survivalโ€
Leonard Cohen

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! I turn 69 on September 4th. Thanks for all the great columns.

on September 1, 2019

Been There, done that!! I turned 76 this past June with 55 years of marriage,also in June. I wondered where all the years went and why did the children grow up so fast. I also want to wish a Happy Birthday and welcomed to AARP.

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday and welcome to the club! Iโ€™m 53 and it is awesome!!! 20s were filled with angst. 30s I battled cancer twice. 40s I was finding my stride. 50s are the best!! Our daughter is now mostly independent so we have the money and means to travel, and are planning for retirement. Itโ€™s all good!!!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday!!! Age is just a number. I believe it is what you do with those numbers that count. I have been having anniversaries of my 25th birthday for years!! Enjoy each day to the fullest,praise God for the opportunity for another day to make a difference,do not worry what others think but rather follow your principles for a good life, and most of all have fun each day.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday. Iโ€™ve been following for a long time and appreciate your advice. Iโ€™m 84 so I no longer enjoy cooking & I donโ€™t do much. I need easy one dish ideas. Give us some info on frozen dinners sometime soon. Thanks

on September 1, 2019

Happy 50th Snack Girl! You are awesome :)

on September 1, 2019

Happy 50 Lisa. I hope you have a fantastic day. Thank you for helping me try to live a healthier life.

on September 1, 2019

Welcome to the fabulous fifties! You mention one of the greatest blessings of this life phase: caring less and less about what others or "society" think about you. Happy birthday!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday Enjoy your special day.

on September 1, 2019

To tell you the truth, once we come to grips with the number, getting older is awesome!! I just turned 66 and I am so much happier than even 50.

on September 1, 2019

What an awesome decade it will be! Iโ€™m happy you are on the โ€˜life is getting betterโ€™ awareness slide! Iโ€™m 57 and didnโ€™t become an adult-onset-athlete until 49, as you know. Next for me is conscious practice of yoga, and, I hope, hiking. And I care less about what โ€˜othersโ€™ say now, and my pictures reveal older not better. ๐Ÿ˜ (but with more wrinkles and who cares).

on September 1, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LISA!! You are and have been such a positive inspiration to me over the last 8 or 9 years. The words thank you don't even come close to my appreciation for you. Your sense of humor and honesty is something I truly admire. You have helped me and my family in so many ways. And I love the wisdom you shared today, it is so true. Have a wonderful birthday weekend. And happy 50th anniversary to Chris and Carole!!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! We share it :) Thank you for all your inspiration.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! The older I get the less I care about the number. What I do care about is being the best, healthiest, happiest person I can be. I wish you the same!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday !!! Thank you for all that you share with us via this blog. Have a great year !!!!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday! Iโ€™m a bit older than you, and 50 is when my most joyful life began.

on September 1, 2019

Just turned 50 at the end of July and life is good โ€ฆ Happy Birthday to you :)

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day :)

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! My birthday is September 5th and Iโ€™ll soon be kicking in seventies door!!! But youโ€™re right, itโ€™s just a number!!! Have a wonderful day!!

on September 1, 2019

Ok at first I thought the BLOG was turning 50 and I was like...um...I don't think so! lol. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hey, you will ALWAYS be younger than me (I'm 63!!) Seems like I was just 50 yesterday :(

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday!! And in June I left the 50โ€™s to enter the 60โ€™s (made room for you ๐Ÿ˜‚ in the 50โ€™s).

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿฅณ

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday!

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday, Snack Girl! Love your recipes, thoughts and perspective. I've made lots of your snacks when I host book club.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Having turned 50 in April, I have to agree it is just a number.

on September 1, 2019

Happy, Happy Birthday!
I'm glad that Snack Girl has been such a positive part of your life because you are certainly helping others with what you do!
Have a wonderful birthday celebration and many, many more! :-)

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday to you ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿพ
From Sarah ๐Ÿ˜˜

on September 1, 2019

Have a wonderful birthday!!! I'm about to turn 52 on 9/7 and I really think that turning 40 was harder!!!!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday! It's good to read this since I'm approaching 50 in a few (quick) years.

on September 1, 2019

Happiest of birthdays to you!

on September 1, 2019

Happy birthday! 50's are good! Welcome.

on September 1, 2019

The 50's are the best! I'm almost done with them and I'm looking forward to 60! Happy Birthday!

on September 1, 2019

Birthday greetings! Enjoy your special day.

on September 1, 2019

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY, LISA! I am 70 now and have been using your recipes and ideas for many years now. I hope you enjoy many more years of good health, fun and love in your life!
Thank you for helping us keep ourselves healthy with your knowledge and recipes.

on September 1, 2019

Happy Birthday! Just turned 78 and celebrated our 56th anniversary with my soulmate. Love your website!
Mary

on September 1, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

on September 2, 2019

Good morning and have a happy day. It only gets better if you keep your health on track. I turned 87 on August 31. Be well and God Bless. Keep on posting...look forward to reading you every day. Thank you.

on September 2, 2019

Thanks a million for all the birthday wishes!!! You guys are the best!

on September 2, 2019

Happy 50th Birthday!!! Enjoy your special day, and relish every moment of every day! You are entering the best days of your life, with lots of transitions coming your way. Enjoy the ride!!! Thanks for sharing so much with us!!!

on September 2, 2019

How marvelous!
Old enough to appreciate the wonders of the partner, kids and dog.
And young enough to revel in more adventures of learning and doing.
Happy Birthday! Thank you for your wonderful site.

on September 2, 2019

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day and year ahead!

on September 2, 2019

Happy birthday. Thank you for all the delicious recipes and inspiring stories.

on September 2, 2019

Happy 50th Birthday
Enjoy this new time in your life!
So much wisdom and experience to share with your readers! We Appreciate You! God Bless You

on September 2, 2019

Life begins at 50. The best is yet to see!
Happy #50 to you Snack Girl.

on September 2, 2019

Happy Birthday Lisa! 50 is an accomplishment and I'm so glad you are embracing it as something to celebrate!
Thank you for all of your wonderful work as Snack Girl.

on September 2, 2019

Happy Birthday, Lisa!! Hope you had a wonderful day. ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ
I have long passed 50 and it is not too bad. As long as you have your health you have everything. Retirement is nice, too.

on September 3, 2019

Happy Birthday and I love your emails. Look forward to them every day.

on September 3, 2019

Lisa - Happy Birthday!!! I will be turning 64 in November. Yes, age is just a number.

on September 3, 2019

WELCOME to the club!

on September 3, 2019

Happy Birthday, Lisa. I'll be 70 in eight months; though I feel like I am 29 on the inside. Stay young at heart, count your blessings, and realize "worrying is like praying for something you don't want."

on September 3, 2019

BLESSINGS WITH HAPPINESS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY & GOING FORWARD WITH APPRECIATION FOR ALL YOU HAVE ACHIEVED IN LIFE. JUST REMEMBER AT EVERY TWIST AND TURN HAPPY OR SAD "YOUR EXACTLY
WHERE YOUR SUPPOSE TO BE LIFE"! THAT CAME FROM THE CREATER HIMSELF. DON'T BE HARD ON YOURSELF AND DON'T MAKE EXCUSES.
BE HAPPY TO ENJOY WHO ARE! ALWAYS GIVE THANKSGIVING EVERY DAY WHEN YOU WAKE UP. THERE IS ONLY ONE OF YOU.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK & SHARING. GOD BLESS YOU,
HAVE A JOYOUS DAY & YEAR LEARING. anneippi

on September 3, 2019

Happy Birthday! to you. Yes, age is just a "number". I will be 73 in seven days. I miss my Mom so much because on my birthday for many, many years I would call her and wish her "happy birthday" and thank her for all she did for me and my brother and sister. it wasn't really her birthday, but in a sense it was - she brought me in the world and so I celebrate her. To all who struggle with getting older, let that nonsense go! Embrace life, be thankful for seeing another day and for all you have accomplished, all you have and pray for those less fortunate. Happy Birthday, Snack Girl and many more to you.

on September 3, 2019

Happy Birthday, enjoy your day!

on September 6, 2019

Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day! Thank you for keeping it real and helping us "average" women recognize our own amazing potential. =)

on September 7, 2019

Happy birthday!! I have passed 50 quite a few years ago now...love your emails and recipes!!

on September 14, 2019


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