Oat Maple Breakfast Bars

Oat Maple Breakfast Bars

Did you ever love the Nature Valley Oats N’ Honey Granola Bars? I still do! I’m definitely guilty of eating them on occasion and I love the taste. Plus, I love something crunchy in the morning and they definitely provide that. They’re easy and convenient and if I’m in a rush, they’re a quick and easy solution for breakfast.

While they don’t have a ton of ingredients (which is surprising), I still don’t love that they have sugar, honey and brown sugar syrup plus natural flavors (oh – and soy lecithin). I try to keep my food pretty clean and even if you’re not super concerned with food, a natural alternative is always a better one for health.

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10 Simple Breakfasts In 5 Minutes

10 Simple Breakfasts In 5 Minutes

Time management is the name of the game. Mornings seem to be a struggle to get something healthy to eat for many people. If you’re like me, you don’t want to be slaving over the stove in the morning. You want to be able to make a quick breakfast thats healthy and balanced in as little time as possible.

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and for many people, it sets the tone nutritionally for the day. It’s important to have options that can be made easily but that are also healthy and provide a balance of protein, carbohydrates and fat. This way you’ll start the day off satisfied. These 10 simple breakfast recipes can be made in 5 minutes or less.

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15 Power Shake Recipes

15 Power Shake Recipes

The Power Shake! You can pack a ton of ingredients into one glass. These shakes incorporate healthy sources of protein, colorful fruit and/or vegetables, good fats, plus a ton of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients. And the best part? They’re pretty delicious.

The Power Shake can act as a full meal if you’re on the go or in a hurry, It can be an easy breakfast, a snack and is an easy way to get in some good quality protein. Plus, they’re so easy to meal prep shake bags and store in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to use.

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Healthy Apple Pie Trail Mix Recipe

Healthy Apple Pie Trail Mix Recipe

It is officially Fall and while we’re still experiencing warmer temps down in South Florida at our fitness retreat, the humidity has dropped and we’re able to enjoy lighter air and crisper mornings. With fall comes the inclusion of fall flavors everywhere. Whether it’s pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple, date or fig, fall flavors are being seen in coffees, protein shakes, dessert and snacks. So to go along with the season and all of the delicious flavors, we decided to create an awesome Apple Pie Trail Mix. It’s packed full of healthy goodness. It is gluten free and just the perfect amount of salty and sweet.

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Chia Seed Protein Pudding: Two Recipes

Chia Seed Protein Pudding: Two Recipes

I was introduced to chia seed pudding a few years ago and instantly fell in love. A healthy alternative to regular pudding? Yes, please! I love “healthifying” my favorite foods that aren’t so healthy for you so this was right up my alley. I tried a few chia seed pudding recipes and started to develop my own. Most of the recipes I found didn’t have protein added to them so I decided to boost mine with protein. Chia seed protein pudding packs a healthy punch. It’s loaded with healthy nutrients which makes it a great option for either breakfast or a healthy dessert.

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3 Easy Low Carb Egg Muffins

3 Easy Low Carb Egg Muffins

I love easy breakfasts. If you’re like me, breakfast time is busy. I’m getting ready for work, feeding animals, answering any last minute emails and trying to get out the door to go to work. Needless to say, the easier I can make my morning routine, the better. When I meal prep and am prepared, everything seems to run a little smoother.

I also like to start my day off with protein, fat and some veggies. It seems to help me balance out my blood sugar levels a little better and I’m starting the day off with some good nutrition rather than a bunch of carbs or a sugary treat (although many times that’s what I want!). These are low carb, gluten free and grain free making them friendly to a lot of “diets” out there today.

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Pineapple Jalapeno Detox Smoothie

Pineapple Jalapeno Detox Smoothie

I love smoothies for many reasons. They can provide so many nutritional benefits in one glass. They can pack vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, macronutrients and more into one meal or snack. They’re easy to take on the go if you’re in a rush or you can enjoy them at home. You can make them a complete meal with protein, carbohydrates and fat or you can stick to more of a fruit/veggie smoothie.

Smoothies are often packed with nutrients which help fill nutritional voids and detox your body of anti-nutrients. I love this pineapple and jalapeño green smoothie (or any green smoothie for that matter) when I need to fill my body with nutrients, benefit from it’s energy producing effects and rid my body of impurities. Plus, as a benefit, jalapeño can be a major fat burning influence.

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