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Intuitive Eating

Recently, I’ve been really stressing about my nutrition and my body has suffered greatly from that. Once you focus every amount of energy you have on every single morsel and bit of food you put into your mouth…you become mentally exhausted. Your body notices that, starts stressing, which in turn causes your body to crave different foods and hold on to more body fat…it’s a protection mechanism.

I…

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Protein Pumpkin Waffles

I know, I know..the whole protein thing is a little overdone. Who am I kidding? I still love it. If you don’t, get out. Kidding, just try this recipe though ;)

I have tried and tried to get a recipe that fits my waffle maker, my tastebuds, and my budget. That is a task, lemme just tell you. BUT I DID IT. Pretty proud. It just takes a few recipes, throwing them together, tweaking it, and BAM,…

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Why I laugh when people bash the “fitam” revolution that’s changing lives.

Why I laugh when people bash the “fitam” revolution that’s changing lives.

HA. That’s all I have to say about that new article that came out about why the “fitfam” needs to be stopped. Mm no, the article needs to be stopped. Just because you wrote it in a satirical matter doesn’t justify your untrue allegations, your rude comments, and your body shaming. That must not be a good feeling to have so many negative comments, from people who’s lives have been changed,…

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How can you better your eating habits? Try this ONE thing.

How can you better your eating habits? Try this ONE thing.

I know that’s not something anyone likes to hear, including myself. But how are we failing ourselves daily and how can we learn to accept who we are as a person, to overcome our weaknesses? 

Hi all! I have missed blogging so much. I never understood the potential I could have with my blog and I just let it sit for a few months. I felt defeated, I felt my writing wasn’t up to par. But after a few…

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You get what you give.

are you disrespectful? don’t expect people to respect you.

are you rude? don’t expect people to be polite to you.

are you selfish? don’t expect people to drop what they’re doing to help you.

are you loving? then there’s a good chance, you’ll be loved in…

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fitandwild:

I think I would die if someone acted like they needed me and wanted only me. I just don’t think it’s possible. To feel that someone cared about me as much as I do about them would be the most crazy feeling

Learning to branch out.

     It’s that time..time for the holidays. I know, like most of you, that I enjoy these next three months with almost every fiber of my being. The pumpkin, the spices, the aromas, the brisk morning, the coffee shop visits, the smell in the air, the…

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Back & Refreshed!

    Hi all, I have missed writing, oh so very much. Did you miss me? If not, that’s cool, I don’t mind. Heck, I sometimes think this blog is run solely to dump my mind out NOt via social media sites like IG & Twitter (overrated..;) ANYWAYS!

I just wanted…

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benchingbeauties:

Chocolate Supreme Protein BarsPacked with protein. Supremely chocolatey and nutty. Cleaner than any store-bought protein bar. Perfection.- 12 scoops chocolate casein protein (you can use whey or soy protein as well, the bars just won’t be as ooey gooey chewy)- 2 c. chopped almonds- 2 c. quick cooking rolled oats- 1 c. peanut butter- 1/8 c. cinnamon- 1/8 c. cocoa powder- 1/8 c. honey- about 4 c. water- 2 tbsp. coconut oil- 10 oz. dark chocolateStep 1: The ProteinIn a gigantic bowl, mix together protein powder, oats, almonds, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Start adding water and mixing. Add water just to the point where the entire mixture is moist. (This is where your arm muscles come into play - the whole thing turns into a giant, thick ball of deliciousness.) Add honey and peanut butter, continuing to mix while developing your biceps and delts. Lightly grease 9”x13” pan with coconut oil. Spread protein mixture in pan, pressing it down with fingers. Bake in 350° oven for 5 min.Step 2: The ToppingWhile protein mixture is baking, melt 10 oz. chocolate either in microwave or in double boiler. Step 3: The MasterpiecePull pan out of oven and drizzle melted chocolate allllll over. Spread evenly with spatula. Transfer to freezer for 10 min. Pull out and slice into beautiful triangles (or squares if you are normal). Enjoy (in moderation)!!!Makes 30 2”x2” barsNutrition facts per bar198 calories15 g protein (crazy!!)15 g carbs11 g fat105 mg sodium4 g fiber

benchingbeauties:

Chocolate Supreme Protein Bars

Packed with protein. Supremely chocolatey and nutty. Cleaner than any store-bought protein bar. Perfection.

- 12 scoops chocolate casein protein (you can use whey or soy protein as well, the bars just won’t be as ooey gooey chewy)
- 2 c. chopped almonds
- 2 c. quick cooking rolled oats
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1/8 c. cinnamon
- 1/8 c. cocoa powder
- 1/8 c. honey
- about 4 c. water
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 10 oz. dark chocolate

Step 1: The Protein

In a gigantic bowl, mix together protein powder, oats, almonds, cinnamon, and cocoa powder. Start adding water and mixing. Add water just to the point where the entire mixture is moist. (This is where your arm muscles come into play - the whole thing turns into a giant, thick ball of deliciousness.) Add honey and peanut butter, continuing to mix while developing your biceps and delts. Lightly grease 9”x13” pan with coconut oil. Spread protein mixture in pan, pressing it down with fingers. Bake in 350° oven for 5 min.

Step 2: The Topping

While protein mixture is baking, melt 10 oz. chocolate either in microwave or in double boiler. 

Step 3: The Masterpiece

Pull pan out of oven and drizzle melted chocolate allllll over. Spread evenly with spatula. Transfer to freezer for 10 min. Pull out and slice into beautiful triangles (or squares if you are normal). Enjoy (in moderation)!!!

Makes 30 2”x2” bars

Nutrition facts per bar
198 calories
15 g protein (crazy!!)
15 g carbs
11 g fat
105 mg sodium
4 g fiber

(via fitness-food-and-fandom)

Learning to accept & be real with yourself.

Ah, it’s been a hot second since I’ve written on my blog. My excuse: Oh! I’ve just been so busy. The truth: I’ve been struggling to find a balance.

Listen, I know I’m supposed to have a blog to share my struggles with and to see my progress and my set…

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summerskinny25:

making-it-out-alive:

UPDATED 12.07.13(ONLY THE PICTURE WILL APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG) NOTE: I have been informed that the writting will appear on your blog if you have a theme that shows the comments and captions on pictures. If your theme only displays the picture then it won’t appear. sorry for the trouble. 
BREAKFAST:apple spice oatmeal pancakesapple stuffed french toast baby step buns banana pancakesbreakfast breaddairy and gluten free pancakesdouble whole grain pancakeseggie veggie bakeegg white crepesegg white veggie omeletenglish muffinsfluffy canadian pancakesginger bread oatmealgluten free banana bread pancakesgluten free coconut pancakesgranolaoatmeal breakfast cookieoatmeal pancakespancakes peanut butter granolaturkey breakfast sausagevegan banana strawberry oatmeal squaresvegan and gluten free peach crispvegan banana oatmeal wafflesvegan crepeswhole grain pancakesLUNCH:asian chicken saladbaked zucchini friesbbq tuna frittersbread biscuitsburmese shrimp and cucumber saladcaribbean chicken saladcoconut shrimp lettuce wrapscrispy eggplant with spicy tomato saucefajitasgrilled fish tacosgrilled zucchini pizzahawaian chicken kabobsportobello mushroom friesquinoa tortillaskinny tuna melt soft pretzelssushisushi saladsweet potato chipstaco saladtuna saladvegan avocado stuffed with quinoa saladvegan falafelvegetarian sandwichesvegetarian sloppy joeswhole wheat and honey pizza crustDINNER:baked basil zucchinibaked macaroni and cheesebaked salmonbaked squashbaked turkey burgersbalsamic grilled summer vegetables with basil quinoa saladbbq lime and mango turkeybbq rosemary sweet potatoblack bean veggie burgersbroccoli and sundried tomato pastachicken, avocado saladchicken nuggetscitrus grilled chickendinner rollsfarmers market saladfarro salad with roasted mushrooms and parmesangarlic and lime shrimpgarlic and parmesan turkey meatballsgarlic and rosemary chickengnocchigrilled tuna and cous cous saladmexican twice baked potatoesmoroccan apricot chicken tendersmushroom pizza with caramalised onionsoven fried eggplantpecan crusted dover solepineapple pork kebobspork fried riceroasted rosemary root vegetablesroasted vegetable salad with feta and chickpeassauteed garlic and tomato lentil saladseasoned potato wedgesslow cooker meatloafslow cooker pineapple chicken verde slow cooker pulled pork sandwichesslow cooker rosemary chicken slow cooker two bean chickensouthwestern quinoa pasta saladsticky ricethai spiced bbq shrimptuna stuffed zucchinivegan lasagnaveggie lasagnazucchini sticksDESERT: baked applebanana almond and chocolate ice creambanana berry soft servebanana split cheesecake bitesblueberry-pomegranate ice lollieschocolate hazelnut ice creamchocolate moussechocolate puddingcreamy baked pearsfruity popsiclesgreek yogurt cupcakesgreek yogurt thin mint cupcakesgrilled peaches with gingersnapshealthy banana foster healthy brownie mini protein cheesecakeno bake peanut butter nuggetsnutella fudge popspecan piepeanut butter and chocolate ice creampeppermint meringuespremium poached peachesraw carrot cake raw tropical ice creamroasted maple papayasweet potato pie vanilla ice creamvegan and gluten free, peanut butter, caramel cheesecake vegan and gluten free, peanut butter and chocolate chip banana breadwatermelon tartSNACKS:88 healthy snacks under 100kcalalmond joys apple cupcakes apples peanut butter slicesbanana bitesberry oat cupscaramel chewscaramel popcornchocolate barchocolate chip ballschocolate chip cookiescinnamon fruit kebobscranberry pistachio energy bitescrunchy granola barseggplant chipsfrozen banana bitesfrozen fruit popsfrozen yogurt blackberries frozen yogurt strawberriesfruity fun skewershealthy peanut butter oatmeal cookieskettle cornmeringue cookies no bake healthy protein barsno bake nutella protein cookiesoatmeal, raisin, peanut butter ballspeanut butter cupspizza roll upspumpkin seed power barsroasted chick peas skinny coconut cupcakesstrawberry and mango fruit roll up
DRINKS:apple pie smoothiebanana spice smoothieberry watermelon smoothieblueberry banana smoothieblueberry coconut water frosty chocolate cranberry smoothie chocolate milkshakecitrus frosty coco-berry smoothiecoconut hot chocolatecranberry and banana smoothiefresh orange juice smoothiegrapefruit pink smoothie green lemon and pineapple smoothiegreen tea mango smoothiehealthy vegan breakfast smoothieimmunity builder smoothiemocha coconut frappuccinomocha madness recovery shakepeanut butter, banana green smoothiepurpose smoothies strawberry, blueberry smoothiestrawberry lemonade frostystrawberry shortcake smoothie sweet pomegranate smoothie sweet potato hot cocoatasty fruit smoothietropical smoothievegan almond butter banana shakevegan cashew ripple strawberry shakevegan chamomile banana shakevegan chocolate raspberry smoothievegan chocolate s’mores shakevegan chocolate, strawberry, banana shakevegan double chocolate chip shakevegan peaches and cream smoothie vegan peachy hemp protein smoothievegan red, white and blue smoothievegan secret ingredient matcha shakevegan secret ingredient vanilla shakevegan wild blueberry shake virgin peachy lychee daiquiriwatermelon frostywhipped strawberry lemonadeCONDIMENTS: almond-peanut butterbbq saucechocolate peanut butterfig jam with lavender, thyme and walnutshummusketchuppeanut butter fruit dipspinach dipBASICS: almond flourbreadbread crumbscondensed milk housewarming breadpizza doughGREAT HEALTHY FOOD BLOGS: displayed by calorieseverythingdesserts

this… is actually the greatest thing ever

summerskinny25:

making-it-out-alive:

UPDATED 12.07.13


(ONLY THE PICTURE WILL APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG) 
NOTE: I have been informed that the writting will appear on your blog if you have a theme that shows the comments and captions on pictures. If your theme only displays the picture then it won’t appear. sorry for the trouble. 

BREAKFAST:
apple spice oatmeal pancakes
apple stuffed french toast 
baby step buns 
banana pancakes
breakfast bread
dairy and gluten free pancakes
double whole grain pancakes
eggie veggie bake
egg white crepes
egg white veggie omelet
english muffins
fluffy canadian pancakes
ginger bread oatmeal
gluten free banana bread pancakes
gluten free coconut pancakes
granola
oatmeal breakfast cookie
oatmeal pancakes
pancakes 
peanut butter granola
turkey breakfast sausage
vegan banana strawberry oatmeal squares
vegan and gluten free peach crisp
vegan banana oatmeal waffles
vegan crepes
whole grain pancakes

LUNCH:
asian chicken salad
baked zucchini fries
bbq tuna fritters
bread biscuits
burmese shrimp and cucumber salad
caribbean chicken salad
coconut shrimp lettuce wraps
crispy eggplant with spicy tomato sauce
fajitas
grilled fish tacos
grilled zucchini pizza
hawaian chicken kabobs
portobello mushroom fries
quinoa tortilla
skinny tuna melt 
soft pretzels
sushi
sushi salad
sweet potato chips
taco salad
tuna salad
vegan avocado stuffed with quinoa salad
vegan falafel
vegetarian sandwiches
vegetarian sloppy joes
whole wheat and honey pizza crust

DINNER:
baked basil zucchini
baked macaroni and cheese
baked salmon
baked squash
baked turkey burgers
balsamic grilled summer vegetables with basil quinoa salad
bbq lime and mango turkey
bbq rosemary sweet potato
black bean veggie burgers
broccoli and sundried tomato pasta
chicken, avocado salad
chicken nuggets
citrus grilled chicken
dinner rolls
farmers market salad
farro salad with roasted mushrooms and parmesan
garlic and lime shrimp
garlic and parmesan turkey meatballs
garlic and rosemary chicken
gnocchi
grilled tuna and cous cous salad
mexican twice baked potatoes
moroccan apricot chicken tenders
mushroom pizza with caramalised onions
oven fried eggplant
pecan crusted dover sole
pineapple pork kebobs
pork fried rice
roasted rosemary root vegetables
roasted vegetable salad with feta and chickpeas
sauteed garlic and tomato lentil salad
seasoned potato wedges
slow cooker meatloaf
slow cooker pineapple chicken verde 
slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches
slow cooker rosemary chicken 
slow cooker two bean chicken
southwestern quinoa pasta salad
sticky rice
thai spiced bbq shrimp
tuna stuffed zucchini
vegan lasagna
veggie lasagna
zucchini sticks


DESERT: 
baked apple
banana almond and chocolate ice cream
banana berry soft serve
banana split cheesecake bites
blueberry-pomegranate ice lollies
chocolate hazelnut ice cream
chocolate mousse
chocolate pudding
creamy baked pears
fruity popsicles
greek yogurt cupcakes
greek yogurt thin mint cupcakes
grilled peaches with gingersnaps
healthy banana foster 
healthy brownie 
mini protein cheesecake
no bake peanut butter nuggets
nutella fudge pops
pecan pie
peanut butter and chocolate ice cream
peppermint meringues
premium poached peaches
raw carrot cake 
raw tropical ice cream
roasted maple papaya
sweet potato pie 
vanilla ice cream
vegan and gluten free, peanut butter, caramel cheesecake 
vegan and gluten free, peanut butter and chocolate chip banana bread
watermelon tart

SNACKS:
88 healthy snacks under 100kcal
almond joys 
apple cupcakes 
apples peanut butter slices
banana bites
berry oat cups
caramel chews
caramel popcorn
chocolate bar
chocolate chip balls
chocolate chip cookies
cinnamon fruit kebobs
cranberry pistachio energy bites
crunchy granola bars
eggplant chips
frozen banana bites
frozen fruit pops
frozen yogurt blackberries 
frozen yogurt strawberries
fruity fun skewers
healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies
kettle corn
meringue cookies 
no bake healthy protein bars
no bake nutella protein cookies
oatmeal, raisin, peanut butter balls
peanut butter cups
pizza roll ups
pumpkin seed power bars
roasted chick peas 
skinny coconut cupcakes
strawberry and mango fruit roll up


DRINKS:
apple pie smoothie
banana spice smoothie
berry watermelon smoothie
blueberry banana smoothie
blueberry coconut water frosty 
chocolate cranberry smoothie 
chocolate milkshake
citrus frosty 
coco-berry smoothie
coconut hot chocolate
cranberry and banana smoothie
fresh orange juice smoothie
grapefruit pink smoothie 
green lemon and pineapple smoothie
green tea mango smoothie
healthy vegan breakfast smoothie
immunity builder smoothie
mocha coconut frappuccino
mocha madness recovery shake
peanut butter, banana green smoothie
purpose smoothies 
strawberry, blueberry smoothie
strawberry lemonade frosty
strawberry shortcake smoothie 
sweet pomegranate smoothie 
sweet potato hot cocoa
tasty fruit smoothie
tropical smoothie
vegan almond butter banana shake
vegan cashew ripple strawberry shake
vegan chamomile banana shake

vegan chocolate raspberry smoothie
vegan chocolate s’mores shake
vegan chocolate, strawberry, banana shake
vegan double chocolate chip shake
vegan peaches and cream smoothie 
vegan peachy hemp protein smoothie
vegan red, white and blue smoothie
vegan secret ingredient matcha shake
vegan secret ingredient vanilla shake
vegan wild blueberry shake 
virgin peachy lychee daiquiri
watermelon frosty
whipped strawberry lemonade

CONDIMENTS: 
almond-peanut butter
bbq sauce
chocolate peanut butter
fig jam with lavender, thyme and walnuts
hummus
ketchup
peanut butter fruit dip
spinach dip


BASICS: 
almond flour
bread
bread crumbs
condensed milk 
housewarming bread
pizza dough


GREAT HEALTHY FOOD BLOGS: 
displayed by calories
everything
desserts

this… is actually the greatest thing ever