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The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

The one snack I always have in my purse . . .

Hey friends!  I can’t believe how cold it is already getting and it is only November!  It feel like it should be January with these frigid temps and inches of snow on the ground.  With the cold that also means sickness, ugh!  My family and…

Tazo Tea – Friday Favorite!

Tazo Tea – Friday Favorite!

Awww, the wonderful thing about colder weather is hot drinks!  Target had a great sale this week on Tazo teas, so that means I get to try more!  My favorite flavor is wild sweet orange.  I notice I like to add two bags in my…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Hey friends!  It is Thursday and today I would like to feature an easy breakfast ideas (or the perfect afternoon sweet treat).  I love making energy/protein bites because they are so simple and I don’t have to bake them. I don’t know how many times I have burnt cookies because I have gone off and done something else, anyone else?  Energy/protein bites are a must in my freezer (storing them in the frig is great too).

Here are the ingredients for these simple bites:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup natural peanut butter

1/4 cup agave

1/4 cup ground flaxseed

2 scoops protein powder (or 1 serving of protein powder)

2 tbsps. cocoa

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

PREPARATIONS:

Mix together peanut butter and agave.  Add protein powder, flaxseed, cocoa and mini chocolate chips.  Use a cookie scoop and make 20 to 22 bites. Place bites in frig or freezer.

Enjoy friends! DD

What’s for Lunch? Easy Lunchbox Idea

What’s for Lunch? Easy Lunchbox Idea

Hey friends! It’s lunchtime today!  Ok, sorry for all the exclamations but I do love this lunchbox.   A crunch and munch lunch that is my favorite.  Oh, and don’t forget to pair yesterday’s chocolate + almonds with this to-go lunch (#chocolateaftereverymeal). Here we have a carb-balance…

Almonds + Chocolate = The perfect pair

Almonds + Chocolate = The perfect pair

Hey friends!  For today’s Tuesday’s Simple Snack, I am sharing my go-to pick for satisfying my sweet tooth.  This has been the perfect combo to keep me from picking at all the Halloween candy.  However, I do have a secret ice cream bucket full of…

Monday Moves!  Ab Workout

Monday Moves! Ab Workout

Happy Monday!  I can’t believe that next week is already Thanksgiving.  This month has flown past me as I have been recovering from some sickness the past two Mondays, ugh!  I’m not here to draw sympathy, watching movies and old Office episode were great in getting  some extra couch/bed rest.  Today does feel good to get back on track with work and general house chores.  The dust rings in my toilets were there too long, oops!  I also just started to get back to working out a bit. 

I am getting back to working out a bit and tested this ab workout after some yoga today. Am I getting old? Or is it okay for me to enjoy yoga more, hehehe . . . I never really enjoyed yoga when I was younger, or patient enough to try it but I do feel it help stretch and strengthen all parts of the body. We will see if I can feel it tomorrow.

For today’s Monday’s Moves, here is a super-simple ab rotation that is perfect to follow some cardo or weights.  Turn on your stop watch on your phone and begin this simple workout.  Don’t be afraid to pause if needed.

This is a great combo that rotates front to back.  Start in plank position and roll over onto your back for slow, full sit-ups.  Make sure there is no momentum as you rise up to sitting position.  Next move has you back in a plank position with mountain climber – move those knees!  And finally, finish on your back with bicycle crunches (alternate opposite elbow with knee).  Repeat two times or more as needed. 

Try this workout for the week!  Have a wonderful Monday!

My Secret to Eating More Veggies!

My Secret to Eating More Veggies!

Hey friends! I have shared this secret before but wanted to feature my vegetable tray that is seriously my go-to at the dinner table. I always bring out this container when I am making lunches in the morning.  This container keeps me a bit more…