Morning/ Afternoon snacks

Snack/ Dessert: Banana Bites w/ Almond Butter and Dark Chocolate

Need I say more???! I saw this on Pinterest and immediately had to try it! All 3 of my favorite things and such an easy healthy alternative-

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Slice 4-5 bananas, spread inside with Almond butter and let refrigerator for an hour (makes it easier to handle). Dip into dark chocolate and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Freeze until ready to eat!

 

SNACK: Greek Yogurt with Omega Swirl

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1 cup of Plain Greek Yogurt + 1T of Barlean’s Key Lime Omega Swirl Fish Oil

This combination is AMAZING! I hate taking my Fish Oil tablets because of the re-occurring taste throughout the day, so when my friend Betsy Johnson introduced the Omega Swirl Key Lime flavored Fish Oil I was a bit hesitant but willing to try it out.

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FACTS:

  • 1 serving is 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Tablespoon contains 60kcal
  • 1500mg of EPA/DHA per Serving.
  • 5 TIMES the Potency of Fish Oil Capsules

HOW TO USE:

  • Can be taken straight or you can add 1 Tablespoon into juice, yogurt, oatmeal, cottage cheese or blended beverages.

Barlean’s Omega Swirl also comes in Pina Colada!

You can try out a sample tasting at Eddie’s Health Shoppe in Knoxville, TN or you can trust me on this one and order online!

Snack: Homemade Trail Mix

With the Holiday Season in full swing, as well as my Husband studying for his yearly ABSITE exam, snacking is HUGE in our household. I try to leave out easy healthy options for both of us to see in help curb our appetite without rounding out our waistline this Season. Buying a bag of trail mix can not only be high in Sugar but also may have a mixture you may not prefer- why not create your own?!

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Unsalted Peanuts, Unsalted Natural Almonds, Salted Sunflower Seeds, Raisins, and 1/2c of marshmallows.

1 serving= 1/4cup

The Protein Shake:

Recovering from a hard workout is just as important as the workout itself. This is my go-to post workout shake!

Visit http://www.optimumnutrition.com/products/211-recovery-p-252.html to see more information on these products or visit your local Health Shop! Image

1scoop of 2:1:1, 1tsp Creatine Powder, 1tsp Glutamine (not pictured), 1c Unsweetened Almond Milk, 1 frozen banana.

*I buy extra bundles of bananas, peel, break into half, and freeze in a large zip lock bag. They don’t brown, and are ready to go when a protein shake is needed!

 

SNACK: Mixed Berries paired w/ Dark Chocolate

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1/4c of raspberries, 1/4c blueberries, and 1/8c of dark chocolate chips!

YUM! Pair with 1/2-1 cup of plain greek yogurt.

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