What can I say, I’ve created the PERFECT appetizer!
This slightly spicy, low-cal dish is great for parties, lunches or just a quick snack on a summer day. I had a bunch of squashes and zucchini left over from our “southern party” last weekend, so I threw them together and created Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Stacks!
To put a fun little spin on it, I sauteed the veggies in Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of oil and it came out GREAT.
Enjoy this fabulous low-cal snack!
I worked a promotion today for a new “rehydration” beverage with my promotional company today called AfterParty!
It’s a 0 Calorie drink that’s meant to rehydrate your body after drinking, or after a workout (an awesome healthy alternative to an energy drink.) It’s filled with various vitamins that replenish your body.
Vitamins in AfterParty:
- Vitamin C
- B 6
- B 12
- Also, packed with electrolytes!
It’s naturally sweetened so it doesn’t have that artificial after flavor. All my customers really liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you guys too 🙂
AfterParty is pretty cheap ($1.99 at Bevmo) and has no High-fructose Corn Syrup (which is awesome, because my boyfriend and I gave it up together 6 months ago.)
I definitely recommend tasting some after your next workout!
Jalapeno flavor; so spicy and SO addicting.
I like to tell myself they are healthier because they don’t have any Cholesterol or trans fat… but deep down inside I know they’re probably just as bad as lays.
I stick to a 80/20 diet which means 80% healthy and 20% what ever I want.
Kettle chips will definitely be taking up ALL of my 20% today haha!!
Has anyone tried any of the other flavors?
Shopping around in my neighborhood store, I came across this AWESOME medially of grapes and bought 2 boxes!!
Now all I need is a hot guy in a Toga with a huge leaf fan to feed them to me while sitting in a royal throne.
Hey, a girl can dream right?
I wonder how my boyfriend Bryan would feel about wearing a toga…
I can’t wait to use these flavors in all kinds of recipes, salads and smoothies this week 🙂
Who wouldn’t like 3 colors of grapes in one? Pure genius.
I was SO head-over-heels excited to find a shelf of all-natural honey flavors on the shelf above the delicious salad dressings!
Not to mention, the song “American Honey” played on our Road Trip Playlist on the way home from our BFF Road Trip. Gosh I love country music so much ❤
All-natural honey is SO much better for you because there’s nothing added to it like the honey you’ll find at the grocery stores. No added sugars, no artificial preservatives, and no added coloring. In other words, all the flavors you taste, and the colors you see in the bottle come from the actual fruit.
All-natural Honey> Store bought honey.
If you’re ever visiting a small town (as I am today with my best friend Allie and my puppy Locket) be sure to stock up on all natural foods. Small towns commonly make their own foods, and they’re much better for your body.
A good rule to remember:
Read the ingredients- if there are more then 5 ingredients, don’t buy it.
After my many minutes of sifting through all the flavors of natural honeys, jams and dressings from my last post; Allie, Locket and I malingered into the hidden bottom half of the store. It felt like we stumbled into Wonderland! White warm lights, tea cups, vintage mirrors and red plant-bicycles galore!
If that was a real red bike, I totally would have bought it and rode around the little town of julian with Locket in my basket all day.
If you’re ever in Cali, I definitely recommend a little adventure with your best friend into the hills of Julian California 🙂
Did you know, back in the day in New York; an ORANGE was a traditional Christmas gift?
Groceries haven’t always been stocked with delicious fruits and veggies as they are now. Oranges were grown in Florida, so it was a really big deal to get one if you lived out of state.
I think we forget how blessed we are to have constant access to nutritious natural foods. That being said, mom if you’re reading this- you better not put an orange in my stocking this Christmas!
however, you can bet I’ll be thanking God for every blessed bite into a juicy piece of fruit.
P.s On a side note- only 5 months till Christmas!!! (I’m a Christmas fanatic)
This is a very simple Fitspirational concept- if you’re used to unhealthy eathing habits, then when faced with choosing between chips and an apple; chances are you’re going to go for the chips.
But what if you eliminate the unhealthy options? Then your choice becomes an apple vs a cup of fresh strawberries. Either way, you’ll end up munching on something nutricious!
Check out this awesome shopping cart full of food. My boyfriend is a Marine and he eats really healthy EVEN THOUGH he lives in the barraks on base.
College students listen up- if he can eat healthy on base; you can eat healthy in your dorms. NO EXCUSES.
Needless to say, from the looks of this shooping cart- it’ll be a Fitspirational week!
Vegetarians listen up:
Did you know just one cup of Edamame has 17 grams of protein???? That’s more then half of my daily amount of protein for my body size!
I wish I could take credit for these beautiful flower bowls and New York plates, but unfortunately they’re not mine. My boyfriend Bryan and I visited a family friend today, and the first thing I did was practically run to the table and snap a picture of Edamame for my health blog.
If you’ve never had Edamame before, turn your computer off right now and go find some.
Corn takes quite a while to bake. If you’re hungry and in a hurry, you’re more likely to grab something unhealthy because of your lack of time, such as icecream or a bag of chips.
By pre-preparing healthy snacks such as baked corn, you don’t have to wait so long when you’re hungry and in a hurry!
**Like my yellow nail polish?!? It matches the corn perfectly haha I didn’t even plan that!
When you’re ready to snack, simply bake a few pieces of corn at once, keep them in the fringe, and just reheat a piece in less then 3 minutes!
This will make you less tempted to get your hands on junk food.