Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quick Snack: Bell Peppers + Salsa

I am obsessed with salsa and most spicy foods. Pregnancy really convinced me of this new food passion that I have been neglecting all my life. So, here is a simple snack with any colored bell pepper and salsa. Low calorie, metabolism boosting, and it takes good! #healthysnacksmadeeasy


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Easy, Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato & Carmelized Union Slices

Ingredients and Directions for Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit 
1 Medium Sweet Potato (about 5" in length) (tossed in coconut oil and cinnamon)
Half a large Union (tossed in coconut oil also)
Bake approximately 30 minutes. 
Check up on every 10-15 minutes. Mix the sweet potatoes and onions around during this time.

The sweet potato and onion are low in calories, contain plenty of vitamins and fiber. Plus, this meal is great for metabolism boost and weight loss! It might not be the most exciting meal to some, but it is quick and a solid small nutritional meal.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tracy Anderson vs. Bethenny Frankel

I think that if Allie and I sat down like Tracy Anderson and Bethenny Frankel, we might have a very similar discussion. It is OK to have different outlooks on nutrition, exercise, and life. The world should be all about love and positivity. Share your opinions, and the wealth of life too. xo- Jamie

Friday, August 22, 2014

2050 Beauty

Have you seen this article? National Geographic Determined What American Will Look Like in 2050, and It's Beautiful

I must have been born in the wrong generation! ;) The future sure looks bright and made up of beautiful people. Let's just hope we can work on the peace and clean up the planet to create a near perfect world.
Wow! She really is very beautiful!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GUILT-FREE Brownie Bites

I feel like I need some strong beginning of a movie type of music, but, folks, it is true-- These brownie bites are literally guilt-free and fiber full-- Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!

Dates or prunes (7-10)
Steel cut oats (3/4-1 cup)
Vanilla (1 tsp)
Dark Chocolate (I will leave the amount up to you- haha)
Sweetener or cinnamon to taste (Only if needed)

Boil dates or prunes for 10 minutes in about 2 cups of water.

Chop up some yummy chocolate of your choice. This particular chocolate comes from Africa. It is amazing, and the profits go towards the cocoa farmers' families. I love when organic companies include tidbits about their lifestyles and businesses. The symbols on the package actually represent the African tribes' cultures that make these chocolate treats. It is hard to beat 70% cocoa, plus the creaminess may surprise you!

Blend the steel-cut oats into a powder like texture. Add in the dates or prunes and vanilla. I included the boiled water. You can do the same depending on your preference with the dough.

Add in the chocolate as chunks or melted. As chunks, you get cookie dough. If you melt the chocolate, you get a nice brownie mix.

I froze my bites. Otherwise, I would eat the entire batch!
If you have time this week, give this recipe a try! You won't regret it. Besides, check out the calorie count on MyFitnessPal or another app. These are totally worth the time and effort! :)