healthy snacks

Apple, Coconut, & Walnut Protein Muffins

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We recently partnered up with Clean Eating & Focused Training to giveaway a jar of Kelapo coconut oil! They created this amazing recipe for apple protein muffins to share with all of you! Here’s what they had to say about coconut oil and don’t forget to try their amazing recipe! You can use coconut oil as a substitute for basically any oil in cooking. It is a healthier alternative to vegetable oil or butter. Muffins are typically loaded with oil, butter and sugar. Using coconut oil in baked goods helps to add moisture to the treats and it is much better for [...]

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Microwave Popcorn Warnings

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Microwave popcorn that you make yourself is a deliciously healthy snack—low in calories, low in sodium and unhealthy fat and high in fiber. However, the prepackaged stuff you buy in the store often comes with some decidedly unhealthy ingredients, such as artery-clogging trans fats. While most products have reduced the amount of trans fats they contain, some major brands of “regular” popcorn (not “low-fat” or “healthy”) still contain significant amounts of these unhealthy fats. And you may have heard about a weird condition dubbed “popcorn lung,” which occurred in some manufacturing facilities that produced the buttery-tasting chemical, diacetyl, for microwave [...]

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Healthy Chocolate Truffles

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Let me tell you, when they say that chocolate is a girl’s best friend, I couldn’t agree more! I already have such a sweet tooth, chocolate being my one guilty pleasure – I could eat a bar of dark chocolate in one sitting like it was nothing.  All the sugars and calories do add up though, which made me realize that I had to severely cut back on this treat. So now from time to time, I look for recipes that can help my chocolate cravings, but not make me feel as bad. I turned to fitness expert Becky Fox [...]

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