Eating Healthy

Healthy Fruit Dip Recipe

Fruit Dip 3

Healthy Fruit Dip I made this fruit dip for my Local Summer Slim Down weigh in clients to sample this week. Everyone that tried it, loved it! When I teach clients about healthy snacking, I always say to pair a protein and a veggie or fruit. For example, the natural sugars in fruit will give a quick burst of energy and the fiber and protein will help sustain it by keeping blood sugars regulated. Examples would be apples paired with this Healthy Fruit Dip,  Hand-full of walnuts and berries, string cheese and an orange. Other examples of healthy snack pairings would be things like carrots, celery with hummus or banana and Natural Almond butter. More healthy snack ideas can be found HERE. Now on to this super simple recipe! 1/2 cup Plain greek yogurt 1 T Natural Peanut Butter (the oil on top kind, my fav is Schmuckers) 1 tsp Raw…

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Chocolate, Raspberry Delight

Chocolate, Raspberry Delight

Chocolate, Raspberry Delight Recipe This is another “Eat Your Smoothie” Recipe. Ingredients: Siggs Raspberry Greek Yogurt – 1 Container 1 scoop Shaklee 180 Chocolate Smoothee Mix 1 TBS Milk (Cashew, Rice, Almond…whichever is your favorite) Several Frozen Red Raspberries 6 Chopped Pecans Directions: Mix Yogurt, Smoothee Mix and Milk in bowl. Sprinkle Frozen Raspberries and Pecans on top. Optional: You can add a drop or two of chocolate Stevia for a richer, chocolate flavor. Calories: 250 Protein: 23 grams Great for a breakfast or light lunch! Add a salad for more of a meal.

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Smoothie in a Bowl Recipe

Smoothie In A Bowl

Sometimes I “eat” my smoothie instead of drink it. Especially if I am having it for lunch like I did today after church. This is my favorite but you can mix up the yogurt flavor, fruit, lime instead of lemon etc. to make it custom to your tastes. 1 container of Siggs Coconut yogurt 1 scoop of Shaklee 180 Vanilla Smoothee Protein mix Generous squeeze of fresh lemon Mix that together Top with several blueberries and granola with sliced almonds This is so good! With Siggs yogurt about 13 grams of protein and 1 scoop of Shaklee 180 protein at 8 grams of protein, this is a great option as main course for any meal! Enjoy! Let me know your variations and favorite recipe combos!

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The “Skinny” On Fats

Good Or Bad Fat

The “Skinny” On Fats Fat is beneficial! We need it for our bodies to function properly. There are certain vitamins, like D, for example, that need fat to allow it to be absorbed into your body. Fat provides you with a source of energy, gives you healthy skin, hair and nails. Good fats can actually lower your risk for heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity and decreases cholesterol levels and inflammation. Another great benefit to fat is that it protects your brain from memory loss and dementia.  You may be asking, “If fat is so good for me then why have I been told to eat a low-fat diet?” All fats are not the same. Let’s take a look. There are three basic types of fat, Saturated fats, Trans Fats and Unsaturated Fats. Naturally occurring fats, called Saturated Fats, are found in foods produced from animals. These are easy to identify…

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Is Convenience Making You Fat?

Eat Less Crap Eat More Food

Is Convenience Making You Fat? Have you ever thought, Hey, if I’m overweight and I want to get rid of fat, I’ll just eat “low fat” and fix the problem?   Did you go out and buy lots of “low fat” foods? Scale way back on your calories? Buy those little pop in the microwave freezer meals that say “Healthy” all over them?  It seems like that would make sense right? If so, how did that work out for you? Unfortunately, it may have helped for a short period of time but I suspect it failed to produce lifelong lasting results for a healthy weight and healthy body. So what’s the problem?  Here in the US we have an Obesity Epidemic. Obesity is defined by 20% over your ideal weight when you look at a standard height/weight chart and a BMI of greater than 30%. In 1980 it was estimated that 35%…