Breakfast Quinoa

 This is an alternative to oatmeal, whole grain, protein filled meal that will keep you satiated until lunch time. Its extremely versatile and could be mixed with a variety of mix ins- I used seasonal berries for this batch, but I love to add dried fruit, hemp seeds, chia seeds, bananas, pumpkin etc. 

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5 Healthy Freezer Staples + 10 minute meal

Hello, we hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Ours was spent primarily at the pool, because this Houston heat is just crazy!

 

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Oatmeal Cookie Shake, Green Pina Colada and a Whole Foods Giveaway!

As the temperatures continue to climb here in Texas, I find myself looking for cool, refreshing meals and snacks in place of warm ones. We previously talked about how much sugar can be in store bought smoothies. Homemade smoothies are usually a healthier and cheaper way to get your daily dose of nutrients. The possibilities are endless when it comes to what to put in your smoothies, but I usually try to make sure my smoothies are balanced with protein, carbohydrate and fiber to keep me feeling full and satisfied.

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That smoothie has how much sugar?!

Juicing and smoothies seem to be some of the most popular drinks these days. Especially for those who find it difficult to eat adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables in a day, these drinks can be an easy way to get a wide range of nutrients a body needs. Unlike a juice, one benefit to a smoothie is the fact that the fiber from the fruit and vegetable remains in the drink. Fiber is needed for many reasons, and the benefit of having it in a drink is to slow down the release of sugar into bloodstream; you feel fuller for longer.   [Read more…]

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