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TOP Healthy Thanksgiving TIPS

TOP Healthy Thanksgiving TIPS

Today is Thanksgiving here in America, so no matter where YOU are, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being a part of this incredible global community of individuals (by reading this email, you are part of it 😉 Now for the juicy stuff – I made this video on a few of my top tips on how to lighten up your plate this Thanksgiving Meal! This is a MUST WATCH before you pile on the ...[Read More]

Healthiest Halloween Candy

Healthiest Halloween Candy

Looking for a way to make this Halloween a bit healthier than usual? Don’t worry, I’ll show you how to enjoy all the spooky treats without sacrificing your fitness progress!   Recommended Reading Sexy For Halloween – No Bat Wings Workout 6 Slim ’N’ Spooky Halloween Treats   Subscribe to the fitstrongandsexy newsletter below to receive a new workout each week, and all the late ...[Read More]

The Benefits of Iced Tea

The Benefits of Iced Tea

Finally a video that will help you: lose weight/slim down speed up metabolism shed off any retaining water improve bad cholesterol by doing something relaxing, refreshing and tasty. I promise, this week your challenge contains no wind-sucking intervals, no pounding out reps, rather it’s an iced cold glass of bliss. That’s right, this one beverage is loved by so many, yet thought to be ...[Read More]

Improve Gut Health with Gummy Bears! @SmartyHealth

Improve Gut Health with Gummy Bears! @SmartyHealth

I have to admit, I have been VERY skeptical of supplements. I’m sure some are very helpful, but there is SO MUCH out there how do you really know if what you are putting in your body is actually doing any good, or possibly even harming you? Trust me, I have been approached by MANY supplement companies, and almost always turn them down (which is why you don’t see many reviews on my site for them). ...[Read More]

dream body

How to REALLY get your Dream Body

Warning, this email is about a 3 minute read, and not my typical, but I got really worked up last week over some conversations I had with a few ‘unnamed’ people, so here it goes: Truth be told, I CRINGE at the title: ‘Dream Body’. I love celebrating health, wellness and fitness, and so the focus on ‘dream body’, just feels, well…tacky. But you know what? It’s OK, It’s a catchy phrase. And in this ...[Read More]

Yummy Protein Waffle Recipe

Yummy Protein Waffle Recipe

I love waffles and this protein recipe comes from Chicago-based Fitness Coach and Nutritionist, Andrea Wise (check her out), this has become my go-to favorite for breakfast or dinner! Ingredients: 1/4 C almond milk 1/2 scoop sun warrior protein (or protein of choice) 1 whole egg or 2 egg whites 1/2 smashed banana 2 TBL gluten free oats (or oats of your choice) vanilla and cinnamon to taste Directi ...[Read More]

The Surprising 3 Benefits of Drinking  More Water!

The Surprising 3 Benefits of Drinking More Water!

Hi guys, alright today I’m going to talk about some of the incredible BENEFITS of drinking more water! Be sure to subscribe HERE (it’s free and shows your support) if you’re new here by clicking the red button below or on the screen. Let’s see if we can surpass 5000 views in the first week! First, we know the OBVIOUS beauty REASONS- younger looking skin, healthier stronger hair nails, better ...[Read More]

How to Burn FAT Drinking Coffee

How to Burn FAT Drinking Coffee

Today I’ll share with you one of my few loves. You see, while I like many things, I love very few things. Coffee. Just the word makes me feel happy.   So when I hear or see all the conflicting information about coffee being ‘bad for you’, I made a conscious decision if drinking coffee was ‘bad’, I don’t want to be right! But here’s the thing – Drinking coffee is actually BENEFICIAL to your he ...[Read More]

The BEST Post Workout Meal and WHY!

The BEST Post Workout Meal and WHY!

Today, I’m tackling the topic of post workout snacks. Before I share with you my perfect post workout meal/snack, I absolutely MUST share WHY it’s important and how you can actually derail your results and keep you from your fitness and weight loss goals. In fact, the window of time immediately AFTER your workout is one of the most critical times for taking in nutrition to garner results. But WHY ...[Read More]

7 FOODS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY!

7 FOODS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY!

Have you neglected your health a bit the past few months and feel the need to renew yourself in time for summer? In this part of the #SpringCleanSunday series I will share with you seven awesome foods that will clean out toxins, restore alkalinity and hydrate your body naturally! Healthy Green Smoothies – Start the day off right by blending together a fresh smoothie from nutrient packed greens, li ...[Read More]

Apple Cider Recipe

Recipe: Skinny Hot Apple Cider

For the perfect warm drink, SkinnyMom served up this Skinny Hot Apple Cider recipe, which we are loving for many reasons! This recipe has only 98 calories per serving and combines apple juice, oranges, lemons, cinnamon and more to create the perfectly spiced warm drink. Cuddle up on the couch with a glass of cider and a good book tonight!   Pro tips: Having a Winter party? Multiply the recipe ...[Read More]

sweet potato

Recipe: Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

This week our friends at Skinnymom.com shared with us this fun and ‘fit’ alternative to a sweet potato casserole, since the contents will be served back in the potato skin. Instead of a calorie and fat-laden casserole recipe, we scooped out the centers of our sweet potatoes, added some non-fat Greek yogurt, cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, mixed it all together and came up with these ...[Read More]

skinny corn casserole

Skinny Corn Casserole

Our SkinnyMom friends are serving us up with the #healthyholidays recipes, and this week is no exception! This is an excellent holiday side dish, or even as a cozy snack to warm you up. At only 159 calories per serving, and the fact that it tastes just like the corn pudding your grandma used to make makes it an ‘everybody’ favorite! Recipe: Skinny Corn Casserole   Prep time: 10 mi ...[Read More]

Stuffed Skinny Baked Apple Recipe!

Stuffed Skinny Baked Apple Recipe!

Oooh, this recipe makes me happy just thinking about it, not to mention the amazing smell it gives your home when you bake it! Our friends at SkinnyMom created this recipe and offered it to us for our recipe of the week for #HealthyHolidays 2015! Here you go: delicious and wonderful: Stuffed Baked Apple Recipe!! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients 4 baking apples ¼ cup insta ...[Read More]

Skinny Eggnog

Skinny Eggnog

We have our friends at SkinnyMom to thank for this post! You can still enjoy this rich, creamy and truly delicious Christmas drink and free yourself of waistline thoughts. They serve up a lighter version of this traditional holiday cheer. The almond milk is a favorite with lactose challenged folks and you can add a bit of extra cheer with whiskey, bourbon or rum! With only 6 ingredients this Skinn ...[Read More]

No Bake Breakfast Balls

No Bake Breakfast Balls

Put down the Pop tart! The ‘quick breakfast’ is not NEW news. The healthy start breakfast is also not a headliner. And the peanut butter, granola combo? While delicious, not new either! What is? My NEW FAVORITE  No Bake Breakfast I love finding unique ways to do the same thing, and my requirements are that they are easy and quick, but for breakfast: healthy is really important. I figure I can alwa ...[Read More]

Winning Roasted Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup!

Winning Roasted Sweet Potato & Quinoa Soup!

Oooh i LOVE the fall – especially the excuse for cozy, comforting fall recipes! Here is a favorite you MUST try: roasted sweet potato and quinoa soup! I can’t take credit for this recipe though, I got it from Noshing with the Nolans Recipes! and just had to share! I also love that it only takes about 15 minutes of prep time! However, you will want to be home, as it needs about 50 minut ...[Read More]

24 Hour Pre-Race Prep + Sample Menu

24 Hour Pre-Race Prep + Sample Menu

You aren’t going to get any faster at this point, so try to trust in your training, relax and get excited! Of coarse, there are several ‘to-do’s we recommend to get you as prepared as possible and make race day, and the race itself go as smoothly as possible – here is our personal checklist: Check the weather and prepare clothing (warm up, cool down, and ‘in case of’ clothing’ so you’re prepared f ...[Read More]

Easy Asian Quinoa Salad Recipe

Easy Asian Quinoa Salad Recipe

I’m kind of obsessed with salads – but let me tell you, I use the term ‘salad’ very loosely, as my definition is likely not what you typically think of. For me, salad is a term I used to describe any way in which I mix my favorite healthy foods into a big meal! From fajita and taco salads to gourmet pizza salad, you can literally ‘healthify’ anything, AND increase you ...[Read More]

Fajita Salad Bowl Recipe!

Fajita Salad Bowl Recipe!

I seriously do not understand HOW this is not a global recipe HIT everywhere you go!! I LOVE mexican food, I love fajitas, and I love BIG portions – so I’m obsessed with this recipe I found last year and have varied it to make it my own over lots of trial and testing! NOW you can get all your favorites of a fajita with this HUGE, Healthy, and Super Easy Fajita Salad Bowl Recipe! Note- ...[Read More]