17 Power Snacks To Lighten Up Your Dull Day

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Snackaholics, be prepared! Be it boredom, binging or both, now you are free to munch all day long without the fear of putting on the pounds. Well…just don’t go overboard!

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Are you bored at work?

Do you have the tendency to day dream a lot?

Are you borderline ADD?

Does food top your aphrodisiac list?

Is your job too stressful?

Well then you my dear look forward to your snack hours. And I’m here to make them snack worthy!

I do suggest you seek help if you answered “yes” to any of the questions above. It won’t hurt…

…in the meantime, enjoy these power snacks on me. Like these…

Banana Dog Bites? What a cool name!

banana dog bites

 recipe here

Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries

yogurt blueberries

recipe here

Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas

recipe here

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

pudding

recipe here

OR…

Say helloooo to Nutella Energy Bites!

nutella

recipe here

Pretty awesome ways to keep a boring and busy day interesting eh!?

Read this article at BuzzFeed for more ideas on empowering your snack tooth!

And this wraps up my contribution to humanity on better and healthy eating!!!

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18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches

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Oh I love it when BuzzFeed posts something buzzworthy!

Like these amazing 18 mason jar salads which can be easily prepared in a matter of minutes.

Look cool and healthy at the same time!

So…Halloween is around the corner which means I’m going to eat healthy (or try my best to) for the next few weeks so I can binge on some candy. That said, this week my posts will be dedicated to healthy eats!

I figure every now & then we need someone to spill some fresh meal ideas into our brain. Because attempting to search for recipes on Pinterest means letting yourself be consumed by a black hole for 123 hours!!! aaaaand nothing gets done…

So…what’s the trick to creating salads in a mason jar:

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The dressing goes first.

Then goes the grain or protein…

Then the fixings…

Then the leafy greens.

A formula as simple as this can create a:

Burrito Bowl Salad

burrito bowl salad

recipe here

Egg and Avocado Mixed Salad

egg avacado salad

egg avacado salad

recipe here

Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

recipe here

OR…

Pomegranate and Pear Salad (yummm)

Pomegranate and pear salad

recipe here

Read this BuzzFeed article for remaining 14 recipes.

And off you go in prepping your lunch meals for the remainder of the month.

Tomorrow we will share ideas on how to jump start your day with a healthy simple easy breakfast meal!

Super Quick, Easy and Healthy Recipes for People On-The-Go

In one of my earlier posts, I confessed to the world how I royally suck at doing my hair! No matter how hard I try, I always find myself struggling on the 10th hour of a 5-minute tutorial!

Well…I have another confession to make!

I just don’t enjoy cooking! I…really…don’t! Explains why I was fit when I was living on my own. My enthusiasm for cooking allowed for an egg, cheese sandwich or baked fish on good days, but on most days I talked myself even out of those to simply settle for a bowl of cereal.

So you know you have my undivided attention when you post something like 17 Rainy Day Soups To Make In 20 Minutes Or Less, or 11 Easy Lunches You Can Make In 5 Minutes (Or Less)!!!

I mean c’mon who wouldn’t be tempted to make these soups if you knew you can have them in less than 20 minutes:

So do yourself a favor & quickly print out these soup and lunch recipes by Brit + Co. But be prepared to lose an hour wandering around their website afterwards. It’s full of ridiculously fun posts!

How to Eat Healthy in 2015

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This is ME when someone says “diet?”

I am SURE as hell one of your New Year Resolutions is to eat healthy, a resolution which will approximately last 100% successfully until V-Day at which point it will begin to crumble. And then subsequently all hopes of eating healthy will be diminished by Easter.

If this doesn’t sound like you then you’re that disciplined moron I come to envy each year!

Last year as my 2014 resolution, I took on the task to find ways to eat healthy, happy and consistently. Healthy eating will produce the results you want if it has a chance at becoming an ongoing part of your life as opposed to being part of some seasonal diet plan. To accomplish that, healthy eating is something you must enjoy and do consistently so your body has enough time to adjust to it to begin producing results you desire.

Very soon my Pinterest page became a repository of all meals quick, budget-friendly and healthy. But Pinterest to me is like poison for the OCD! I’d get on Pinterest at 12:00 pm to look up a recipe only to find myself reading how to DIY cuff links for my dog by 12:07 pm! I needed a better, more efficient route for my OCD mind if I wanted to get on a healthy & consistent plan.

I have NO clue how I ended up discovering my first healthy-eating resource on Instagram. Must have been me living the same “healthy recipe to DIY cuff links for dog” moment on Instagram but anyhow, point being, Instagram is actually a pretty good resource for quick, delicious and healthy recipes only if you know where to click.

So…today, I will share with you 5 Instagrammers I follow for healthy recipes. They’re all actually pretty awesome and only a few clicks away on your phone with recipes available right on their Instagram page (meaning no need to visit their website). I can look them up quickly while I’m standing at H.E.B dazed and confused in the middle of the day wondering “what the hell to cook…”

  1. healthier.food.choices – calorie-friendly, easy-to-make, savory dishes with ingredients most likely already present in your kitchen pantry
  2. missk_j6 – indulge your sweet tooth in delicious dessert recipes (I’ve already tried a few & they were a hit!) including many ideas on low-calorie baking substitutes (may have to pay a visit to your local organic food store for some of these ingredients)
  3. videomeals – my personal favorite, a collection of 10-15 second videos of quick meals
  4. meals4fitness – a great resource for snack-lovers or as I like to call them “snackers”
  5. cookinwithmima – for your vegan needs but don’t let the “vegan” discourage you from paying a visit to her IG page

Aren’t you glad you read this??!!!

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Now say to yourself:

I will rule

and remember:

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Images via Limitless and Cake.