Thursday, July 3, 2014

15 Snack Ideas!

1. Celery w/ Almond butter(or PB) & raisins on top
2. Almond butter(or PB) in between two slices of bananas(mini sandwich & can make multiple from one banana
3. Turkey & cheese roll ups
4. Greek Yogurt Parfait (greek yogurt, sugar, honey, granola)
5. Sliced Apple w/ cinnamon (shake in a sandwich bag)
6. Sliced Apple w/ almond butter (or Pb)
7. Carrots/Celery w/hummus
8. Sliced Cucumber w/ vinaigrette dressing(shake in sandwich bag)
9. Sliced Tomato w/ feta cheese & olive oil
10. Popcorn (no not the buttery kind, I eat the smart food kind!)
11. Trail mix- Make your own!
12. Quest bars
13. Any nuts & seeds
14. Any Fruit & veggies
15. Protein Shake or Smoothie

Dinner Idea!

Never want something really heavy for dinner because when youre sleeping your metabolism has slowed down. Having a full stomach when youre sleeping is not good for digestion! So try to also steer clear of food 2 to 3 hours before you go to bed!

Dinner:
Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Pineapple
White Rice w/ chopped onion, red peppers, & green peppers
Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Onion, & Mushrooms

Breakfast Idea!

-Two hardboiled egg whites. (Protein)
-1/2 cup of oatmeal w/ water. (Carb)
-1/2 sliced banana.
-Tbs of Almond butter(Fat)
-A drizzle of honey
-& a few pieces of Pineapple

Try to have a well balanced meal every meal but ofcourse I dont always do that or have time to do that! The fruit is ofcourse a carb as well but just pointing out a few items about what is what because many people aren't aware! :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Smoothie Bowl

I froze the fruit the night before so they would be perfect in the morning!

-1 cup frozen bluberries
-1 whole banana
-Couple cubes of ice
-& skim milk until I liked the consistency! (it is a smoothie BOWL so you want it to be thicker than a regular smoothie.)
-Chopped Pecans for the topping!

SO delicious & so easy!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Salad!

Love this salad! Add some fruit or chicken & makes it even more delicious! Spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, cranberries, broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, pecans, & sliced almonds! dressing (not pictured) was balsamic. Give your body the nutrients it needs!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Breakfast!

Breakfast this morning was 2 whole grain waffles with almond butter and sliced bananas! handful of bluberries on the side. so good! (i sometimes add a little syrup or honey, which makes it even better of course.)

Friday, June 20, 2014

You Are Worth It!

Some of you that follow me on instagram regularly see me post about loving yourself, negativity, etc. Many people have asked that I blog about it & go more in depth because they like to read it so that's what I'm going to do!

People always wonder why I even pay attention to the negativity I get. I honestly don't pay attention to it because it bothers "me", I pay attention to it because I know I am not the only person in the world that gets it. If I wasn't secure about myself, these comments some people make.. would truly hurt me. I know that many people struggle with being truly secure with themselves because I at one point in my life, struggled.

I bring awareness to it because I want you all to know the importance of not letting other people's opinions get to you. Most of us do not think deeply about why people act the way they do. Everyone was grown up in a different home, different environment, around different personalities, loved differently, etc. That means we will all have different opinions. Everyone will not see the beauty in the same things. What is beautiful to you, might not be beautiful to someone else. That is just the way it is. But the people who have insecurities, will be the people to voice the negative things about others. They try to avoid their own insecurities and make themselves feel better by trying to make someone else feel as if they are not worthy. That's when you have to take a step back and realize that you are NOT the one with a problem, they are. They have something emotionally draining going on deep down inside them that no one else can see. They may act as if they are completely secure with themselves, but I can promise you that if they were secure with themselves, they would not try to make you feel bad about yourself.

My message to people is to never retaliate in a negative way to that person. There is no need to fuel the burning that is already happening in their soul.

We all need to realize that we are all different. Our differences are what make us absolutely beautiful. We all bring different talents & personalities to this world. The people that really matter, are the ones who appreciate your talents and personality. Instead of wishing you were different, embrace what makes you.. YOU. The right people will fall in love with it!

You are beautiful just the way you are. Be yourself. Never go through life pretending to be someone else. In the long run you will wish you were "yourself" the entire time. If you pretend to be someone else, you will be surrounded with people who don't truly love you for the REAL you. I can assure you that you don't want those people in your life. You want the people who love all your quirks, flaws, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Keeping those people around and loving yourself completely, will make for a happy life.

Work on loving yourself. I promise you it is worth it. YOU ARE WORTH IT.