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BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST Easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe

BEST easy No Butter Healthy Pancake Recipe that has made me a Breakfastarian (yes that’s a new word)! Sorry mom, but these pancakes may actually be the best I’ve ever had (& happens to be healthy also). I omitted butter completely and added 1 banana, 3 tbsp flax seed & 1/4 cup wheat bran. Yum! Kind of hesitated giving up the recipe, but since I am so excited about it, I just ha ...[Read More]

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee

Antioxidant Nut Blend Greek Yogurt with Grapefruit and Coffee Healthy nuts or granola are a great way to add some crunch to greek yogurt! The blend of sweet nuts in this antioxidant-rich breakfast is very important, and cannot be substituted for other nuts, as those do not hold the same nutritional value. Also, if you don’t like your coffee black, you can add a splash of almond milk or Truvi ...[Read More]

Energizer Smoothie

Energizer Smoothie

AR Energizer Smoothie This smoothie is the best energy boost for a busy morning and is so simple and easy to make! Plus, the added chia seeds and flax seeds make it a perfect holistic healthy breakfast to start your day. You can change it up every time by adding different berries or type of non-dairy milk! Ingredients: 8-12 ounces water or unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tbs chia seeds (Health Warrior ...[Read More]

Guide to Pre and Post Workout Eating

Guide to Pre and Post Workout Eating

There is no question that training for a race is physically and mentally demanding – and fueling your body with proper nutrition is critical. Two of the most critical times for taking in proper nutrition are right before your workout session and immediately afterwards. 
Why Do I Need these Pre and Post-Workout Meals? The pre-exercise meal/snack will help provide your muscles with the fuel they nee ...[Read More]

The Secrets about what to Eat Before a 10k Run!!

The Secrets about what to Eat Before a 10k Run!!

Consideration was provided by What you put in your body in the weeks and hours leading up to your 10K will have a significant impact on how well you perform. Think about your body like a car – if you have an empty tank of gas, you won’t have the power to perform. If you put the wrong gas in, you will have problems. The body is no different – food fuels your cells, your muscles and your organs, whi ...[Read More]

Healthy Portable Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough for Breakfast!

Healthy Portable Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough for Breakfast!

This post was sponsored by LARABAR Warning this could change the way you think about breakfast! When it comes to breakfast, I tend to be picky. I want to look forward to breakfast, but I also try to keep it healthy! I feel like it sets the tone for the day, but it ALSO has to be fast, convenient and portable, especially during the week, in other words, it has to be something I can throw in my gym ...[Read More]

American Flag Low Calorie Pudding Pie

American Flag Low Calorie Pudding Pie

No Sugar, Low Calorie, Delicious and Swoon-Worthy Dessert made EASY! Since I posted the picture of this mouth watering and highly ‘conversation-starting’ recipe on facebook, I’ve had an outpour of requests for the recipe. And since I want you all to be the hit of your gatherings with your conversation starting, too good to be true guiltless dessert, I’m sharing it. Note this is a ‘lightened up des ...[Read More]

10 No-Prep Power Snacks to Fuel your BEST Workout

10 No-Prep Power Snacks to Fuel your BEST Workout

Are you a morning runner? Mid-day? Post work? Night? Whenever you can fit it in? Regardless of WHEN you run, you want to make the most out of it, which means you want your body to have exactly the right kind of fuel. Think about this analogy: when your bike has little air in its tires, it’s not going to move as fast or efficiently, and you inevitably won’t get as far in the same amount of time. Th ...[Read More]

Easter Bread

Easter Bread

Warning: This is definitely not a ‘waistline-friendly’ recipe. However, it is an Italian Easter Tradition and I believe in splurging (conscientiously) on things that are worth it, in moderation. I was raised with an Italian mother, and every easter I got more excited over this tradition of homemade Italian Easter bread (which we call Consuppa), than any chocolate or candy. It’s a ...[Read More]

Crispy Low Calorie Brussel Sprout Chips!

Crispy Low Calorie Brussel Sprout Chips!

Crispy Brussel Sprout Chips I’m obsessed with this high-fiber, and low-calorie salty snack! As much as I love potato chips and French fries, convincing me brussell sprouts would be a good alternative was not easy, until I started making them this way~ I never thought brussel sprouts could become one of my favorite side dishes! They are one of those ‘so darn nutrition packed’, how can they possibly ...[Read More]

The Guilt-Free Fit Girl Snack of 2015

The Guilt-Free Fit Girl Snack of 2015

I don’t know what it is about finding either light OR healthy  recipes (yes, there is a big difference), that makes me so excited. It’s almost like finding a great sale. I know ideally ‘everything in moderation’, but sometimes you just want to throw the ‘portion-control police’ out the window. This is WHY I’m popcorn OBSESSED and deeming these light fluffy fiber ...[Read More]

Bloat Banishing Soup

Bloat Banishing Soup

Banish Bloat and Energize with this Chilled Cucumber Mint Soup This strategic and tasty recipe comes from my friends at Popsugar – Low in calories, delicious, hydrating AND an excellent way to BEAT the bloat . Cooling cucumbers, mint, and yogurt serve as the base, while garlic, chives, and a touch of lemon add bright flavor. It’s like a cleanse for your insides! (and I’m not usually a ...[Read More]

Quick ’N’ Light Turkey Frittata

Quick ’N’ Light Turkey Frittata

I LOVE eggs and I LOVE  this recipe for so many reasons (umm quick, filling, tasty and oh so healthy)!! You can play around and add different veggies but this is the general Light Turkey Frittata ‘template’.    Ingredients 1 ¼ cup eggs substitute or 6 eggs (3 whole + 3 whites) ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt (I like Greek yogurt) 2 tablespoons water ⅛ teaspoon dried dill weed 4 slices ...[Read More]

You Can’t Improve if you Can’t Measure

You Can’t Improve if you Can’t Measure

I don’t know about you, but the sheer OVERLOAD of digital applications, tracking devices, programs, etc. in the world of health/fitness are downright overwhelming. I have tested and tried many, and rarely do they ‘stick.’ Why? Too much effort to get them integrated with your life, time consuming, inaccurate, abstract….you get the idea. Sounds hypocritical given what I do, right? Stay with me here, ...[Read More]

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

Cozy Apple Cider Recipe

I love starting my Saturday morning with this warm, yummy and cleaning fall cider. Recipe 1/2 (64 fluid ounce) bottle apple cider 1-1/2 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon whole allspice 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 1/2 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar Directions In a slow cooker, combine apple cider and cinnamon sticks.   Wrap allspice and cloves in a small piece of cheesecloth, and add to pot.   ...[Read More]

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

6 Slim ’n’ Spooky Halloween Treats

How do you let the kid inside you indulge this Halloween without blowing your grown-up diet? There’s a few tricks you can use to make treats that are healthy and satisfy your cravings for sweet or salty seasonal fare.  Check out our chosen 6 Slim ‘n’ Spooky Halloween Treats for Halloween! 6. Pumpkin Dip Don’t let the word “dip” scare you! This version from MyRecipes is packed with fibe ...[Read More]

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

Don’t Sabotage That Sandwich! 5 Slimming Sandwich Swaps

You don’t have to live on salads to be healthy at lunch – there are INCREDIBLE Slimming Sandwich Swaps Going back to school? Starting a new job? In either case, when noon rolls around, your best bet is to skip fast food and pack your own grub. If you’re more of a sandwich rather than a salad person, that’s all fine and dandy–just remember that your hoagie or B.L.T can ...[Read More]

The Truth about Cleanses and Detoxes: 3 Major Myths

The Truth about Cleanses and Detoxes: 3 Major Myths

  Cleanses and “detox” diets are all the rage, but do they really give rise to weight loss and improved physical and emotional wellness? And are they even necessary to begin with? Let me divulge my myths and truth about cleanses and detoxes before you decide to stop eating. Myth #1: Cleanses are an important and necessary way of ridding the body of toxins. NO. But? No, No, No. Do ...[Read More]

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

5 Healthy Ways to Dress Up Your Popcorn

by Food Critic, Joanna O’Leary Crunchy, salty, and satisfying, popcorn is a great snack — and it can be healthy, too. Air popped popcorn has only 30 calories per one cup serving plus whole grain that’s packed with antioxidants and fiber, which helps you fight disease while keeping you fuller, longer  But the challenge is how to ‘dress’ your popcorn in a healthy way so you d ...[Read More]

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

How To Make A Healthy Filling Salad

By Fitnet Blog Partner, Emily Salads are the quintessential “healthy meal,” and for good reason: they’re full of greens and vegetables! But salads also have a dark side. If you order them out at a restaurant, they run the risk of having as many calories as a burger, and if you make them at home, far too often, they don’t have enough calories to keep you satisfied (which is why you’ll start searchi ...[Read More]