The average apple is about 90 calories of nutrient dense calories! -->Vitamin C, A, B6, Folic Acid, Potassium, and Niacin.NO Fat, Cholesterol, or SodiumLoaded with FIBER--> 2/3 of the apple's fiber is in the skin..so eat the entire apple!. Benefits of eating apples:
I love the Fall Season because I Love Pumpkin. Pumpkin is loaded with nutrients and adds great flavor to protein bars, oatmeal, pancakes and coffee!Here are my newest protein bars--> If you like Pumpkin Pie then you will like these creamy bars that taste like Pumpkin Pie Filling! Nutty Pumpkin Protein Bars Preheat oven 350*Spray a 9x13 pan with Olive Oil Spray Ingredients: Mix all together in a bowl
Today I decided to experiment and make up my own version of a healthy Mac N' Cheese. It was a success so I'll share it and hope you enjoy it as well! When I cook I don't always measure... so I did not measure anything--> I poured, dashed and threw in handfuls of ingredients. This healthy Mac N' Cheese gets it's creamy cheese like texture by using mashed up Butternut Squash. Therefore making this dish more nutrient dense while decreasing calories and fat content! Squash & Spinach Mac N' Cheese
If you like to grill then this is the perfect recipe for you! Sunday's during football season can mean ordering LOTS of wings to feed all your guest...but those wings are deep fried and loaded with calories!! Grilled meat tastes better, is better for you, easy to prepare and cheaper! There are plenty of ways to make all your favorite flavors of wings--->These are your basic Grilled Chicken Wings--> few ingredients and quick to prepare! Ingredients:Chicken WingsSalt
With Sunday's being dedicated to watching football...it comes with eating and drinking many unwanted calories. Stay tuned for blogs which will contain healthy tailgating and snack options. You can still enjoy your food while staying healthy!! Healthy Buffalo Chicken DipEveryone LOVES buffalo chicken dip, but it is loaded with calories and fat! Here is a recipe that tastes just as yummy without all the fat! 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese (softened)1 cup fat free sour cream
Breakfast is the MOST important meal of the day! My advice to you is to drink 8oz of water as soon as you wake up--start hydrating right away! Then make breakfast--make sure it consists of a protein, whole grains, and a veggie or fruit. Protein Coffee Oatmeal1/2 cup quick oats1/2 cup water1/2 cup brewed coffee1/2 scoop whey proteinsmall handful of raisinsdash of cinnamon
My favorite go-to meal is a stir fry with quinoa, veggies, and a lean protein. It's easy, quick and I can prepare it using on one pot! I know I am super busy just like everyone else--so on Sunday's I prepare a big stir fry (changing up my ingredients each week to reduce boredom) and throw it in the fridge. When myself or my husband comes home from work it's so easy to scoop some out and heat it up for a quick & healthy dinner, or lunch!
I have a lot of followers and clients asking me how I make my protein bars. I love making my own protein bars because I know what is in them and I use all natural ingredients. I put them individually in sandwhich bags, throw them in the freezer and then they are a quick grab and go snack! Please keep in mind that I estimate a lot of my ingredients and each time I make them I change the extra add-in's.
"cheating" is such a negative word. Most activities that involve cheating are not positve. But when it comes to cheating on your workout/nutrition plan it seems to get a different reaction. I get asked a lot about having cheat days & cheat meals when trying to lose weight. Some people just want that one day where they don't have to count calories and for others they want to eat something they crave. Whether the reason is...I'll break down the various scenarios of having a "cheat day" and give you my advice: