Nov 202013
 

In honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, I made you a Peanut Butter & Banana Parfait! Since Americans consume over 1.5 billion pounds of peanut butter and peanut products each year…why not? I am a GINORMOUS fan of peanut butter and banana combinations —> check out my “Snacks” tab. This is an easy, healthy recipe everyone will enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 152013
 

Peanut Butter Banana SandwichesIf you love peanut butter just as much as I do, you’ve got to try these Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches! Tell me your taste buds aren’t going crazy right now! It requires 3 simple ingredients and takes 5 minutes to prepare. There are endless options and variations to this recipe so feel free to customize yours accordingly.

Ingredients:

-1 banana
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

-cut banana into 1/2 inch slices
-top with peanut butter and dark chocolate chips
-refrigerate for 15 minutes & serve

Nov 152013
 

Kiwi ParfaitIf you’re in need of a simple, easy breakfast idea to delight your guests, try this Kiwi Parfait. Clean eating doesn’t always have to be complicated and sometimes the simplest recipes are so beautifully delicious. While I made this just for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this stunning “food art”. The only thing that you may have noticed that’s missing is the crunchy topping – vanilla granola. Unfortunately, the FitWasted kitchen was fresh out…I’ll know better next time. These little fuzzy kiwifruits have a ton of health benefits….

The skinny on kiwi:

Just one medium kiwi packs 5 percent of the daily recommended amount of folate and 117 percent of daily vitamin C. Plus, this tiny ninja fruit provides 38 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, a nutrient often missing from people’s diets.

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Nov 152013
 

Peach OatmealI love waking up to a cool, crisp Fall morning! It completely takes me back to so many wonderful childhood memories. I’m sitting here smiling as I remember my dad would be up early every Saturday morning to make us breakfast. Oh, the pancakes he used to whip up… They were masterfully shaped into cartoon characters, hearts and anything we dared him to try.

I grew up with 3 siblings — 2 brothers and 1 sister. As you can imagine, the amount of food consumed in my house was obscene! So things like oatmeal were important staples in our household. Sugary cereals weren’t something my parents permitted, which I eventually learned to appreciate years later. Nonetheless, I’m sitting here with my warm bowl of peach oatmeal, enjoying the simple taste and wonderful memories.

 

Nov 112013
 

Ginger Lemon Detox TeaNeed a good detox?! Try spicing up your diet with this Ginger Lemon Detox Tea. Sipping on this magical potion is my favorite way to start my day, especially in the chilly winter months. It’s soothing, warming, delicious and effective.

You probably already know that ginger has a world renowned reputation for its powerful medicinal benefits. It has been used for thousands of years to treat inflammation, nausea, gastrointestinal illnesses, and more. Research has also revealed impressive results of gingers’ effects on obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, gout and various forms of cancer. continue reading

Nov 082013
 

Body Fuel System One of the most common questions people ask me is how I stay so fit. My response is always the same: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness, 100% dedication. I swear by the Body Fuel System as it has taught me so much about the power of healthy, clean nutrition! So much that it has officially become a part of my DNA and here’s why…

Once you are a proud owner of the BFS, you instantly become a food ninja who is healthier and stronger than ever before! No matter what your obstacles have been, suddenly your astounding determination has washed them all away.

THE BODY FUEL SYSTEM INCLUDES:

-Weekly Grocery Lists

-Weekly Meal Prep Guides

-Serving Sizes & Portions

-Daily Menus (By Meal)

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Nov 042013
 

Seconds ProThis is one of my favorite apps to use for any HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata, Circuit Training, and more. It’s called the Seconds Pro App and can be easily downloaded from the Apps Store right to your iPhone, iPad and more. Aside from a Gymboss, this provides a whole new experience to your workout. Just plug in your exercises, timings, intervals, music and viola. For me personally, using timers like these keep me 100% committed to performing at the highest intensity. Additionally, unlike counting reps, timing my intervals makes me competitive and accountable to perform even harder. It forces me to keep pushing until “3.2.1…[rest]”.

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