healthy snacks

Quick and Simple Recipes to Keep you Going!

Summer has come to an end, which means the kids are back in school and parents are back to their regular routines. Between dropping off, picking up, and after school activities, there is little time left over to plan out healthy meals. But “fast food” does not have to be unhealthy! Here are my 3 “go-to” meals that will keep you energized and will take you less than 10 minutes to make!   1)     Power Smoothie: Ingredients: –          1 cup of almond milk –          1 cup of ice –          1 scoop whey isolate protein powder –          ½ banana –          a […]

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Apple, Coconut, & Walnut Protein Muffins

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

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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