Healthy Living

Food, Healthy Living, Holiday, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Snacks

Candy Corn Veggie Tray

candy corn

Let’s take a minute and talk about Halloween candy shall we?

That sh*t is AWFUL for you!

Just how awful…check out these nutrition facts on some of the most popular Halloween candies:

  • Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate: 1 Rolo (6g): 27 calories, 0.9 g sat fat, 3.7 grams sugar
  • Wonka Mini Laffy Taffy: 1 mini taffy (8.6g): 30 calories, 0.3g sat fat, 4.2g sugar
  • Hershey’s Assorted Miniatures: 1 miniature (8.6g): 42 calories, 1.4 g sat fat, 4.4g sugar
  • Starburst Fun Size: 2 Starburst candies: 40 calories, 0.8g sat fat, 6g sugar
  • Smarties: 1 roll (7g): 25 calories, 0g fat, 6g sugar
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Fun Size: 1 bar (0.49 oz): 77 calories, 2.7g sat fat, 7g sugar
  • Kit Kat Wafer Bar, Snack Size: 1 bar (0.49 oz/14g): 70 calories, 2.3g sat fat, 7g sugar
  • Reese’s Pieces Snack Size: 1 bag (13g): 67 calories, 2.7g sat fat, 7.3g sugar

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Fitness, Fitness Tips, Healthy Living, My Weekly Workouts, Quick Tips, Workouts

How To Create A Workout Schedule You’ll Actually Stick To

I hope you all day a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

Mine was spent doing a little bit of work and a whole lot of relaxing and recharging before the craziness of September and October begin. This coming month I’m going to 2 music festivals; KAA BOO and then CRSSD at the end of the month then during October I’ll be traveling for work back and forth from San Diego to either Texas or Florida almost every single week THEN poof it’s the holidays AHHHHH!

With everything I have going on it got me thinking about how important it is to have a workout schedule in place so I don’t start skipping workouts and ending up weak and 5 lbs heavier before the holidays even begin.

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Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips

Are You An Abstainer Or Moderator?

This post is going to be kind of a buzz kill right before Labor Day Weekend but whatever it’s been on my mind and I wanted to share.

A few weeks ago I was listening to Juli Bauer of PaleOMG’s podcast and she did an episode called Abstainers v. Moderators. The episode was based off an article posted by Popsugar all about these 2 very different approaches to eating and how understanding which one you are can help you have a better relationship with food and help you reach your health/fitness goals.

Before we go any further let’s discuss the difference between an abstainer and moderator. According to  the Popsugar article here’s the difference:

You’re a moderator if you:

  • Find that occasional indulgence heightens your pleasure and strengthens your resolve
  • Get panicky at the thought of “never” getting or doing something

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Dinner, Food, Healthy Living, Holiday, Lunch

Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers

skewers

Can you all believe Labor Day Weekend is THIS WEEKEND?

I personally have no idea where this Summer went and I’m so not ready for it to be over.  Long days, hot weather, sunshine, the beach, fresh fruits and veggies… please don’t end.

To help savor every last second of summer I wanted to share a recipe this week that tastes like a tropical summer vacation and is also perfect for grilling up over Labor Day Weekend. Introducing, Tropical BBQ Chicken Skewers!!

These skewers are so easy to throw together and are delicious eaten directly off the skewer or they’re also great for meal prep. Last time I made these I actually took everything off the skewer and served the meat and veggies over white rice….SO GOOD!

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Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Travel

5 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling

Hi from Minnesota!

I’ve been out in the Minneapolis area for the past week for work and you guys…I’m pretty freakin’ impressed with how healthy I’ve been able to be. 

Normally when I travel I use it as an excuse to eat whatever I want and skip workouts but for this trip I really wanted to do my best to not completely fall off the rails. It hasn’t been easy- but sitting here not feeling like I gained 9837934 pounds has made it all worth it!

So for a quick post before heading home to San Diego tonight I just wanted to share a few tips for staying healthy while traveling. 

 

1. Take advantage of “first class free” or “first week free” promotions  at local gyms/ studios

I pay a ton of money for my yoga membership back home in San Diego so the last thing I want to do while traveling is pay more money just to work out. Noooope. For this trip to Minnesota I took advantage of the fact that Organgetheory Fitness is a franchise and got a free class and also scored a free class at Pure Barre! Not only did I save a ton of money but I also got to do some workouts I don’t normally do while I’m home in San Diego…win/win!

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Breakfast, Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips, Snacks

Hydrating Coconut Water Smoothie

coconut water

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Food, Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips

How To Set Yourself Up To Actually Eat Healthy This Week

So, here we are again on Sunday afternoon… you know Summer is fast approaching and you want to make this the week you FINALLY start eating healthy and cooking at home. 

However, we’ve been here before: super motivated and with all the best intentions in the world BUT the healthy eating and cooking part never actually happens.

No worries guys, I’m here to help!

I feel at this point I have the whole meal planning thing down to a science and wanted to share some of my tips and tricks for setting yourself up for success since we all know the saying “if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail”.

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Dinner, Food, Healthy Living, Lunch, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips

3 Healthy Meals Ready In 10 Minutes OR LESS!

10 minute meals

One of my ultimate pet peeves is when people say “I’m too busy to eat healthy/ cook my own food”.

Uhhhhhh…newsflash everyone is busy! 

There are seriously some days where I wake up at 5:00 am to blog, leave for work at 8:00 am, get off work at 5:30 pm, sit in traffic and drive to yoga at 7:00 pm then get home at around 8:30 pm and STILL cook myself a healthy meal because I value my health.

The goal of this post is not to make you all feel guilty or like you’re lazy because lets be honest… it’s freakin’ hard to think of quick, healthy meals that taste good! My goal is to give you a little inspiration and a few ideas of easy, healthy meals that you can make in 10 minutes or less. Oh and to make your lives even easier all the ingredients for these recipes can be found at Trader Joe’s.

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Healthy Living, Nutrition Tips, Nutrition Tips, Quick Tips

What’s The Deal With Bulletproof Coffee?

I’m assuming if you’re reading my blog you’ve heard of Bulletproof Coffee before but just in case you haven’t lets back up for a sec to explain what this drink is all about. 

Creator of the Bulletproof brand, Dave Asprey, says Bulletproof Coffee should be made up of low-mold coffee beans; at least two tablespoons of unsalted butter (grass-fed, which is higher in Omega 3s and vitamins); and one to two tablespoons of medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, a type of easily digestible fat.

Apparently having this high fat, 450+ calorie cup of coffee instead of breakfast can lead to weight loss, suppress hunger, increased energy throughout the day and helps with mental clarity and focus.

Naturally, I was very intrigued.

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Fitness, Healthy Living, My Weekly Workouts, What I Ate Wednesday

What I Ate On A Long Training Run Day + Weekly Workouts

Food was a common theme on my blog last week. Specifically why I’m being extra cautious to not deprive my body of proper nutrients during this half marathon training cycle, why healthy fats are so important (especially for athletes) and then shared some of my favorite food items.

As I reflected on this past week I thought it would be informative to share what I eat on a typical day that I’m doing a long training run. On these days I definitely make an extra effort to eat clean, hydrate and really just properly prepare my body for a long ass run!

So here’s a breakdown of every single thing I ate last Friday before my 9 mile run.

Enjoy!

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