Happy Monday! 

Eating healthy is such an important task , especially as we get older, but more importantly , the way we snack throughout the day , Is just as important, and I want to throw some healthy snacks your way as your week progresses. 

Snacking can become either a routine of just snacking, or snacking because your actually hungry. The first one can get people in a lot of trouble, as they snack whenever , and not see the weight fall off, or see it pack on. If you are eating healthy everyday, congrats to you. That is hard for a lot of people, so if you are making healthy meals, or picking healthy alternatives when eating out, you deserve a pat on the back. 

It’s very important to eat every two to three hours to keep your blood sugar leveled, and to stave off crazy cravings later on. You will find that if you are not eating every two to three hours, you will end up starving by the end of the day, and starving means picking not so healthy alternatives. Here are some great healthy snacks to add to your daily healthy eating. These are some of my favorites, and are very tasty. 

– hummus & celery . You can even dip carrots in your hummus if your not a huge celery fan. 

– apples and peanut butter. Try to buy organic peanut butter because it’s not made of all the bad oils and hydrogenated fats. My all time favorite Brand is Justin’s almond butter , and I even buy it in the small packets . 

– tomato, basil and mozzarella. This is so delish , and is even great warmed in the oven for a few minutes. 

-fruit bowls. Add in all your favorite berries and melons. We live on fruit .  

  
 -organic chicken, avocado, and salsa. One word is yummy! 

-green juices- I can’t say enough about green juices. They offer you so many vitamins and minerals, and halts cravings, and tastes delish. 

These are some great starters for good , healthy snacks. Stay away from the processed , packaged ” protein bars”. They are loaded with sugar, carbs, and high in fat. 

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We all know that eating a healthy breakfast is essential to good health. I know lots of times we can get stuck in a rut, eating the same breakfast over and over again, and getting bored, even though we may be making healthy choices.

One of my favorites for a breakfast choice is avocado on toast. Avocado is a superfood for a variety of reasons. This green superfood is known to lower your cholesterol due to the mono saturated fats found in avocado. It provides you with 30 percent of this healthy fat every day. It will also keep your bad cholesterol at bay, which in turn helps reduce strokes and heart disease, which by the way is rising in women.

Avocado also works to boost your brain. Loaded with vitamin E, and omega 3 fatty acids, these are critical to keep your brain working optimally.

This green superfood also helps with weight loss. They are rich in fiber, and monounsaturated fatty acids. It helps you to experience hunger less often, and helps your body digestive system work more properly. With less hunger, you will stave off more calories.

Avocados help your blood pressure stay in tact, and helps maintain overall good health. Avocados are loaded with potassium, which in turn plays a huge role in keeping your blood pressure down. It provides you with approximately 14 percent of what your body needs daily.

 Toss up your breakfast options weekly, and try an avocado on toast. Sprinkled with a little pepper, it’s a great breakfast option, or add an avocado to your egg whites. There are many ways to incorporate that superfood into some of your meals. Your health will thank you.

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Hi ladies! 

Clean eating is so important when we strive for optimum health. If you haven’t made a small change in your eating habits for the better, or do not know where to start , here are some tips on what clean eating actually is. We want to eat our food the way nature intended, and it’s Not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. Eating this way daily will bring you more energy, less ailment, clearer thinking, better focus, and a healthier body inside and out.  

 – drink atleast 2 liters of water daily- I can’t tell you the significant difference it makes drinking water. It flushes out toxins, and keeps you hydrated all day long. 

– keep alcohol limited. – cut down on alcohol , and if you want a drink , limit yourself to 1 glass of red wine daily for the antioxidants. 

-choose organic- choose organic whenever possible. It cuts out preservatives, fillers, ect. 

-read your labels- if you find something through the middle aisles at the store, it’s probabley 99% not good for you. The less ingredients, the better off you are. 

-avoid all processed foods- this includes refined foods also. Anything made with flour, sugar, is a no no. 

– drink your teas- they enrich your body, and have a cleansing effect. 

– eat tons of fruits and vegetables- organic possible. Eating these and replacing the bad food, significantly adds so many benefits to your health. 

– eat the healthy fats, and kick the bad days to the curb.  

 This way of eating resets your system, and adds much vitality to your life. You will age better, sleep better, have better workouts, cut out belly fat, ect. The list goes on. There is no better way of starting off the new year than to start eating clean! 

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Happy Thanksgiving ! 

I hope you all enjoyed the days with your family and friends and counted all your blessings.

I wanted to share with you some great tips for avoiding Holiday weight gain. One thing I’m NOT going to do is tell you not to enjoy your favorite food at this blessed time. I’m the first one to admit, that one of the amazing things about thanksgiving is eating, drinking and celebrating. Life is too short not to enjoy those wonderful things. There are ways to enjoy without gaining that extra weight during these celebratory months.  

 – If you have a holiday party coming up, always try to eat a healthy snack before attending. This will cut your snacking and eating less once you arrive and the goodies are passed around. 

– Drink lots of water before your get together. You will not believe how much less you will eat, after hydrating well. You will feel so much more full. 

-limit your alcohol intake. I’ve said this so many times before. Too much alcohol will put weight on. Try to limit yourself to two drinks, or try to drink sparkling water with a bit of cranberry juice. I know it can be quite tempting, but simply making these changes can make a huge difference. 

-add in more exercise during the holiday season. If you know you are going to eat a huge meal during the day, try to get out and head to the gym or go for a run before you head to your gathering. The littlest things make the biggest differences. If you are out holiday shopping, always park out so you can do more walking. It always feels great to get a good workout in.  

 – try making your own veggie tray to take to your gathering, and snack on veggies before the meal is served. This will cut down on the calorie intake. 

I know that the holiday season can be hard with finding the time to just take a daily walk , or head to the gym, but in the long run, you will be glad you did it. 

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Hi Beauties! 

I wanted to share with you one of my latest salads that I absolutely love. I call it the Ruffage salad because it’s full of good fiber and lots of antioxidants! You all know that we need antioxidants for cellular protection and to keep our immune system up to par. This is one of my families favorites. 

2 cups spinach

1 cup cherry tomatoes

2 avocados sliced

2 cups lobster

1 1/2 cup low calorie balsamic vinigerette

1 cup sliced strawberries! 

Almonds optional 

I made this for one person , but my recipe is for 2 people. Double it for more people! Enjoy!  

 

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