So you started a new workout plan. You’re hitting up the gym a few times a week, and you’re on your way to getting in shape.
But did you know that eating the right foods before and after a workout can drastically improve performance and help you achieve desired results?
In today’s show, we are going to break down exactly what to eat and drink before, during and after your workout to help you achieve your fitness goals.
- 2 cups of oats
- 1 cup of dried blueberries
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Note: you will also need wax paper
- Mix applesauce, honey and optional cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl
- Toss oats, nuts and dried fruit to food processor, blend until it is an even, chunky consistency
- Add in applesauce mixture and pulse until evenly blended
- Line 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan with wax paper
- Add oat mixture to pan
- Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes or until the edges are brown
- Remove from pan and slice into bars
Makes 10 bars
Calories: 235 per bar (2,345 total)- With oil instead of applesauce it is 415 calories (total 4,152)
Cost: 1.22 per serving
In part one of “cooking with kids” we showed you how to make healthy snacks with your kids at home. In this video we take our apple doughnuts and cucumber cupcakes to the streets to see if they past the taste test. Watch as other kids (and grown ups) in NYC give these goodies goodies a try and talk about why eating healthy is important to them.
Since food heaven luh the kids, we decided to throw them in the video mix. This is part 1 of a 2 part series we’re doing with MomsRising.org to get kids and parents active in the kitchen. These two cuties prepared cucumber “cupcakes” and apple “donuts” Hope you enjoy watching as much as we enjoyed filming!
Stay tuned for part 2 coming out next week, where we take this to the streets and get people in streets of NYC to do some taste testing!
How many of you would agree that losing weight is hard to do? Sure, calories in have to be less than energy out, but sometimes there is more to that equation.
It’s easy to make mistakes that unknowingly hinder us from achieving our weight loss goals. In our latest video, we talking about 5 common pitfalls many folks make and what you can do about it. Go ahead and head over to our youtube channel and give this video a pla-play.
- 2-3 cups of almonds (about $5 per cup)
- Place the almonds in a food processor
- Turn on processor and let it blend for 20-30 minutes (note: to save blending time, place almonds oven at 110 degrees for about 2 hours before you put in food processor)
- Stop periodically to scrape down the sides as needed
- The almond butter is good to go when it is smooth and creamy
- For better shelf life, place almond butter in a glass jar and put in fridge
- Add on top of whole wheat toast for breakfast or add two tablespoons to your green smoothie for healthy fat and protein
Cost: $5 per cup of almonds
Calories: Serving size is 2 tablespoons: 100 calories/serving + 7 grams of protein
We’ve partnered up with Honest Tea to do a 5 day challenge +GIVEAWAY! Day one starts on Monday, and the challenge ends on Friday. All you need to do is take a pic of your challenge activity on facebook, instagram, or twitter, and tag us in it with the hashtag #mywellnesspledge. We came up with super simple and fun pledges. We’ll randomly pick one participant who has done the challenge and they will get a 30 day supply of unsweetened Honest Tea- we’ve tried their stuff and it’s pretty damn good. It’s organic wholesome goodness packed with all the magical benefits of tea leaves. So with that being said…who’s down?