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The Fitspirational Blonde HAS MOVED!!!!

Hey Guys!

The Fitspirational Blonde is getting much larger then a regular WordPress site can handle.

I’ve officially purchased my own domain now, and all my health blogging from now on will be at:

TheFitspirationalBlonde.com

Come visit me, all my fabulously healthy food posts and Fitspirational will be at the new site from now on 🙂

Slide shows, Pictures, Recipes, Videos and more 🙂

See you there!

Xox Brittany

The Fitspirational Blonde

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Mini grocery stop- TIP: purchase produce in smaller portions!

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Lately I’ve been noticing that I don’t seem to be eating all of the fruit and veggies that I purchase before they go bad.

So, to switch things up (and save a bit of money since I’m on a college girl budget) last week I didn’t buy as much produce as I usually would.

My plan totally worked, I actually ran out of fruit and veggies early- and not even a single strawberry went to waste!

The downside however, is I had to make another mini-trip to the store today to stock up on what I ran out of.

I secretly love grocery shopping so I didn’t mind 🙂

Try this out guys! Save money by buying produce in smaller portions.

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I’m a blonde wrapper! Artichoke and Sun-Dried tomato style :)

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Wraps are a fabulous low-cal substitute for sandwiches!

A significant amount of calories are cut because a tortilla is substituted for two slices of bread. If you’re careful with the ingredients, you can cut 1/2 the calories out of a regular lunch.

So fast, so easy, and tastes good cold! This is a great lunch idea to bring with you to college or work 🙂

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A Spicy Flatbread Frenzy! Sauteed Sun-Dried Tomato, Red Peppers, Cayenne and Oregano masterpiece.

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Lately I’ve gotten myself into a fabulous flatbread frenzy! After tasting my first flatbread a few weeks ago, I just can’t seem to get enough of them. I LOVE letting my healthy creative mind wonder. Coming up with flatbread toppings is almost as fun as eating the flatbread… almost.

I decided to experiment with spices this week. Oregano, black pepper, Cayenne Pepper and garlic powder seemed like a delicious place to start.

Those spices balanced out with grilled Sun-dried tomatoes, Red peppers, Zucchini slices, garlic coves and Mozzarella cheese ended up being the absolute perfect masterpiece.

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Make sure your front door is locked. I guarantee you that your neighbors will smell your delicious flatbread from miles away and come running!

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3 Ingredient High-Protein Hazelnut Crepes!

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One of the reasons I LOVE these crepes, is because they’re PACKED with protein and only have 3 ingredients. I love knowing exactly what I’m putting into my body, so making my own breakfast is always a joy. No artificial sweeteners or preservatives in here, that’s for sure 🙂

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Grilled Zucchini and Summer Squash Stacks with melted mozzarella cheese!

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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.

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Enjoy this fabulous low-cal snack!

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Get out of your comfort zone- Disney Fitspiration!

I was watching Mulan this morning while making my morning fruit smoothies, and I totally got inspired by this scene!

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If Mulan can climb a pole with two huge penny looking weights, we can DEFINITELY push ourselves out of our comfort zones on the next few reps of push ups!

Getting out of your comfort zone is how you’ll start seeing changes in your body. Pushing yourself beyond what your body is used to, is how the tone and definition will begin to appear. If you never try anything new, and always stick to your same routines, chances are- your body will stay the same too.

Want to see change? Work for it.

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Classy Cornbread

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I’m calling this beauty “classy cornbread” because of the adorable pink flowers I tossed in. My boyfriend Bryan picked them for me, I just couldn’t resist 🙂

Plus, I’m really into food-ography lately so it was perfect!

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Seriously, so delicious! Bryan and I made cornbread for my best friend and I’s “Southern Style Hangout” yesterday. It was a big hit, and an awesome snack.

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I’m so head-over-heels excited- my best friend Allie and I are throwing a “Southern Style Party”. 

What is that you ask? Well, we made it up so we’re kind of throwing ideas together as we go along. Let me tell you, we’re having a blast along the way! A few of our close friends are getting together, and it’s going to be pretty fabulous.

My boyfriend Bryan is a true southern boy from North Carolina, so he’s giving us Cali girls some ideas too 🙂

So far, our southern food list includes:

  • Steaks marinated in Allie’s Grandma’s Whisky Marinade (for the non-vegetarians of course)
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • SWEET TEA in mason jars if I can find some (holla if you watch Duck Dynasty!)
  • Corn Bread (duh, that’s a must)
  • A delicious salad (I don’t think that’s southern… but I have to eat at this thing too… you know me, got to throw some health in there somewhere! There aren’t very many southern vegetarian foods which I learned the hard way when he flew me out to North Carolina to visit his family- they kept wanting to feed me bacon and steak. SO if Bryan touches my salad, I’m making that count as a Southern salad.)
  • Grilled Corn (still in the husks)

Not sure what else we’ll come up with, but let me tell you I’ve got my cowgirl boots and country music ready!

Pictures to come after the party tonight 🙂