Fitness, Good Eats, Health, Wellness

Simple Healthy Snack

I’m in my second week of my second round of 21 Day Fix Extreme. It’s an amazing program that murders calories and comes with a simple meal plan system in order to get you RESULTS! When being active, you NEED to get your nutrition down in order to get the results you want. Snacking is often taken for granted. You have to keep your metabolism up and by excluding your snacks, that just won’t do.

I wanted to share with you a simple healthy snack. With the 21 Day Fix program you are given colored portion control containers.

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Just follow the code above and you’re golden 🙂

 

I have a bit of a sweet tooth so I went for oats with a touch of dark chocolate, vanilla greek yogurt, and half a purple container or strawberries. Trust me, this was the perfect size!

 

How delicious does this look? Simple nutrition 🙂

People tend to get side tracked, if not completely fall away from their goal when it is too complicated. This program has made it so SIMPLE to follow this meal plan (along with the workouts), stay on track, and get results. What more can I ask for?

If you are interested in a simple and effective program then please contact me for more info! 🙂

http://www.beachbodycoach.com/StephCardozo86

xo

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Fitness, Good Eats, Health, Life, Organic

Hello Kitty & Friends Coconut Oil Fruit Bites

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I’m obsessed with coconut oil and the benefits of consuming it. It’s great for over all internal health. It helps curb appetite, weight loss, helps your digestive system, it’s great for your hair, skin, and nails, and so much more!

A simple way to get your daily dose of coconut oil is making these fruit bites!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Strawberries (Or your choice of berries)
  • 1 cup of Coconut oil (Raw Organic & Unrefined) Spectrum, 365, and Dr. Bronner’s are my favorite brands
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract

Directions:

Melt coconut oil on the stove at medium heat. Once oil is melted, add to food processor (or blender) along with strawberries and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend until mixture becomes smooth. Add mixture to a mold tray, if you don’t have one you can spoon it on to parchment paper, and put it in the freezer for 1-2 hours or until it becomes solid.

Once your mix is frozen, pop them out of the molds, or remove from parchment paper and store them in a container or ziplock bag in the freezer! Enjoy two to three a day to get your dose of coconut oil 🙂

xo

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Good Eats, Vegetarian

Apple Crescents

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I always wanted to try these and decided to make a small batch. These are not meant to be eaten in large batches! Remember, moderation is important! One crescent is less than 200 calories so for me this was a perfect little treat to have with some tea 🙂

Let’s jump right into it, shall we?! 😉

Ingredients:

  • Two red apples (or whichever you prefer)
  • 1 eight ounce tin of Pillsbury Crescents
  • Non Stick Spray (I like Coconut oil 🙂 )
  • Cinnamon
  • Organic coconut Sugar
  • All natural almond butter

 

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Slice your apples into half moons, I did not remove the skin but you can do so if you prefer it that way :). Set them aside and move on to the crescents.Carefully open the crescent container, (I always have trouble with it hehe) and gently pull them apart. It makes it simple as they have the markings on it. Take your baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Open the rolls and lightly spray the coconut oil on each one, add just a bit of almond butter, and a pinch of coconut sugar. Then grab your apple slice, placing it at the widest end of your roll and rolling it until you’ve reached the end. Lightly spray the top of the crescents and add a dash off cinnamon.

Bake these babies for ten to twelve minutes. Ten minutes were not enough for me as I like them a bit more golden brown so i left them in for twelve. They are so soft and oh so good filled with the amazing apple and almond butter goodness! These are so delicious and although you might want to have more than one, enjoy this treat with a cup of your favorite tea and share the joy with friends! 🙂

This is a fun and very simple recipe anyone can take on! I think we might be ready to conquer an apple pie next! What do you think? 🙂

xo

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Good Eats, Health

Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes

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I absolutely love pancakes! It was imperative that I find a healthy recipe so I can feed my pancake addiction 🙂

Let’s jump right into the ingredients!

You will need:

  • Two medium sized sweet potatoes
  • Cinnamon
  • Two eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Your choice of protein (I kick ass with a group in Team beachbody which gives me access to the awesome Shakeology! It’s the healthiest meal of the day! 🙂 )
  • Non stick spray

Directions:

Bring water to a boil and cut small pieces of sweet potato, if you are making these the same morning it will cook them faster. To save time you can always cook the potatoes the night before and store them in the fridge.

Boil the potatoes at medium heat for about fifteen minutes. Use a fork to test if they’re ready, you’ll know when they either break apart or the fork slides right out.

Get your pan ready by putting it on medium heat, oil it up with non stick spray, my preference is coconut oil 😉

 

While your pan heats up, get to mixing!

Drain the water, add two egg whites, a dash of cinnamon,one tablespoon of whole wheat flour, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and one scoop of protein. Mix that magic up with an electric mixer. If you don’t have one handy, a potato masher will do.

With a large spoon, scoop (should measure up to about half a cup) mixture onto pan and cook for about three minutes on each side.

This recipe makes about six or seven pancakes.

 

I like to use maple syrup but honey or agave will do just fine as well. 😉 A little goes a long way! These pancakes are moist and don’t soak up the syrup like other recipes do.

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Here is the finished product. Delicious healthy pancakes!

Don’t forget to share!

xo

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