Posts tagged snack
Meal Prep 101

Meal prepping is truly one of the most useful nutrition and healthy eating tips I can offer you! Our lives are busy and finding the time for an entire day of healthy eating can be a challenge. Not only that, but even if we did have the time to cook a big meal each night, who wants to spend that much time in the kitchen?? With meal prepping, it becomes so easy to have a delicious meal on the table quickly without sacrificing time, nutrients or money.

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Everyday Quick and Easy Meatballs

Meatballs are the perfect easy protein source to keep on hand during the week. Portable enough for lunches, but satiating enough for dinner. You can get very creative with meatballs, varying the flavor with different spices, herbs and meats, but this recipe I am sharing is my go-to for meatballs that I will use for a variety of different meals. They compliment many dishes and aren’t too spicy or complicated. I used ground beef for these meatballs and they turned out great. Tasty and satisfying!

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Grain-Free Pumpkin Bread

Yes, it's that time of year when everything pumpkin is making its return!

I made this pumpkin spiced bread from Danielle Walker's site Against All Grain, and it's very tasty! Plus, it's grain free (and therefore gluten-free), takes only a few minutes to put together and is free of many common allergens, junky ingredients and additives. I added some dark chocolate chips on the top, just because a treat is not a real treat to me unless it has chocolate involved. 

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How To Build A Healthy Smoothie

Smoothies are one of my favorite go-to quick, healthy snacks or meal options! They're fast, taste great, portable and can be a great "vehicle" for nutrients. However, there is a right and wrong way to build a smoothie when it comes to nutrients and how it affects our blood sugar. Lots of "smoothies" should actually be considered "milk shakes" with the amount of sugar and empty carbohydrates in them. You want your smoothie to be macro nutrient balanced: protein, fat and carbohydrates just like any other meal or snack you eat.Let's clear up the confusion and let me show you how to put together a smoothie that is satiating, nourishing and won't spike your blood sugar!

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