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    5 Healthy Holiday Foods

    The Holidays are best known for warm gatherings, festive outings, and, of course, FOOD. I’ve done a little research to find some of the healthiest and most festive holiday foods to add to your dinner table or party menu this season! Healthy Holiday Foods 1. Cranberries These festive red berries do more than add color to your dinner table. Cranberries high antioxidant and phytochemical content help fight inflammation in the body, specifically inflammation that causes heart disease and cancer. Cranberries are also a great source of fiber. A diet rich in fiber (25-30g daily) has been shown to improve digestion, lower insulin levels, aid in weight loss, and reduce the risk…

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    5 Ingredient Cookies (No Sugar Added)

    So confession time. I have a really hard time resisting homemade chocolate chip cookies. Who doesn’t?  *DROOLING* Something about that oooey gooey chocolatey goodness ya know? I wanted some of that goodness but a quick healthy version, so I whipped up these 5 ingredient cookies!   Perfect for breakfast, a pre-workout snack, guilt-free free dessert. Simple, clean, yummy, and only 5 ingredients! Enjoy! 5 Ingredient Cookies 1 C mashed banana (about 2 medium bananas) 1 C rolled oats 1/3 C dark chocolate chips 1/4 C unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut 2 tsp vanilla Mix everything together well and form little cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet Bake for 10 min…

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    Sugar Free Banana Bread

    A healthy take on your Grandma’s recipe. All the moist, warm, banana-ee goodness without the processed sugar. I’m pretty sure this is about to become your new favorite banana bread recipe. Enjoy! 2 ripe bananas 1 cup of whole wheat flour 1 cup of oat flour 2 eggs 1 cup of stevia 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips   Mix bananas and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix flour and baking soda. Blend in chocolate chips. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake @325 for 50-60 minutes. There you have it! Sugar free banana bread! Simple ingredients with real ingredients. This makes…

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    How to Eat Healthier: Three Rules When Buying Processed Foods

    I don’t’ know about you, but I think finding healthier processed and packaged food options at the grocery store can seem difficult and overwhelming at times. This can make the goal to eat healthier difficult! (And I think It’s safe to assume most of us have that goal.) Thousands of packaged products attract us with their gleaming wrappings, promising us that they are a “healthy choice” or “Trans fat-free”. However, you can rarely trust the face of a product. Reading and understanding food labels is a must if you are serious about making better food choices. Here are three things to look for when buying processed or packaged foods at…

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    Cookie Dough Protein Popsicle

      Summer is here! That calls for cold treats and long days in the sun! I made these the other day and they turned out AMAZING. The best part? They are full of protein! Perfect for curbing hunger as a cold afternoon snack or a yummy post workout treat. What you will need: 1 scoop Muscle Pharm Cookies n’ Cream Combat Protein powder (that’s what I used. chocolate or vanilla might also be good) 1 tsp vanilla extract 2/3 C almond milk (I use vanilla unsweetened) 1/3 of a cookie dough Quest bar Mix everything but the Quest bar in a shaker cup or with a blender. Cut up about…