Apple Oatmeal Shakeology

For a hearty breakfast shake, try this recipe! Total Time: 5 min. | Prep Time: 5 min. Cooking Time: None | Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology 1 Tbsp. quick-cooking rolled oats ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup ice Preparation: 1. Place water, almond milk, Shakeology, oatmeal, applesauce, cinnamon, and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 200 Fat: 4 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 301 mg Carbohydrate: 27 g Fiber: 6 g Sugar: 13 g Protein: 17 g

24 Healthy Snack Ideas

There might not be a perfect snack but these are some healthier options ... Healthy Snacks: Something Sweet Fat-Free Sugar-Free Instant Pudding (made with nonfat or 1% milk), various brands, 1.4-ounce box makes 2 cups. Per 1/2-cup serving made with nonfat milk: 80 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, less than 1 g fiber, 7 g sugar (from the natural sugar in milk). Fiber One Bars (variousflavors, such as Blueberry), 6 pastries per box. Each pastry has 190 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 4 g protein, 5 g fiber, 15 g sugar Nabisco 100% Whole Grain Fig Newtons, 1 pound bag. Fig Newtons have gone whole grain! Two cookies have 110 calories, 2 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 1 g protein, 2 g fiber, 12 g sugar (some of which comes from the figs). South Beach Living Fiber Fit Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 6 individual packs
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What’s Your Why?

Everything in life has a “why” associated with it …. Why you go to a certain grocery store, why you like a particular brand of coffee, why you work where you work ….. Our health also has a why. What’s your why? It changes throughout our lifetime, I believe. My why has evolved and continues to change as years pass. When I was 8, I had open heart surgery. My “why” growing up was to remain healthy. I recall the doctor talking to me and stressing the importance of growing up healthy and active. As I became older, I understood that concept more clearly. I began to value my health and felt lucky to have no limitations. Not that I always made the healthy choices and I would veer off course from time to time, but I would always come back to my “why” and that would get me back on track. Then,
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How to Use Shakeology in Your Daily Life

1. As a supplement meal: One of the best and most popular ways to use Shakeology is to prepare it as a healthy shake for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Shakeology formulas vary from 140-170 calories depending on the formula. Adding extra calorie dense ingredients like fruit, nut-butters, or milk gets you to a healthy caloric content that is both highly satisfying and nutritious. 2. Snack: Shakeology is an incredibly nutrient-rich snack, perfect for someone that's doing an intense workout program like P90X. Since Shakeology doesn't have much fat, its nutrients are put to use very quickly by your body. This makes it an ideal pick-me-up snack when you're on the go. You can either make yourself a ½ scoop serving of Shakeology or a full scoop if you're really famished. The key to losing weight is to eat small meals throughout the day, so if you feel like you're getting hungry
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Drop 10 Lbs Without Even Trying

Losing weight can be simple. It's about portion size, how many calories you consume and exercise, how many calories you burn. Here are a few tips to help you lose 10 lbs. Here are 10 super simple switcharoos that each cut 100 calories or more. Try just one every day, and you’ll lose at least 10 pounds in a year; steal two and you’ll drop more than 20! Swap 2 regular beers for 2 light ones. Saves 100 calories Order thin-crust pizza, not regular. Saves 151 calories per slice Take the top off a tuna sammy on sourdough; add a slice of lowfat Swiss cheese; nuke. Saves 137 calories Dress your salad with 2 tablespoons lowfat balsamic, not Caesar, and add 1 tbsp Parmesan. Saves 115 calories Munch on 1 cup air-popped popcorn, not chips. Saves 123 calories Exchange a whole egg in your omelet for 1 egg white, and trade full-fat cheddar for lowfat. Saves 142
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Broccoli Rabe, White Bean & Fontina Pasta

Use any vegetable in place of pungent broccoli rabe to make this a family-pleaser. Make it a Meal: round out the meal with a fresh salad of cherry tomatoes and cucumbers tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 ounces whole-wheat shells, fusilli or chiocciole 1 large bunc broccoli rabe, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces, or 8 cups baby spinach 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 19-ounce c cannellini beans, rinsed 2 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese 2/3 cup Toasted Breadcrumbs, optional (see Tip) COOKING DIRECTIONS Step 1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, according to package directions. Stir in broccoli rabe (or spinach) during the last 2 to 3 minutes. Drain. Dry the pot. Step 2 Whisk broth and flour in a small bowl until
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Macaroni Salad

Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred pimientos, diced ham or pickle relish, but this version is simple and deliciously plain with fresh chopped celery, carrot and onion. A combination of low-fat mayo and sour cream lightens up the dressing, and whole-wheat elbow noodles, spinach and edamame add extra nutrients. Ingredients 3 cups whole-wheat elbow noodles (14- to 16-ounce package) 3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon celery seed Freshly ground pepper to taste 3 stalks celery, finely chopped 3 carrots, shredded 1 small Vidalia or other sweet onion, finely chopped 1 cup baby spinach, chopped 3/4 cup frozen (thawed) edamame 1/3 cup shredded mild Cheddar cheese Preparation Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling water until tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl to cool for at least 15 minutes. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt, celery seed and pepper in a small bowl. When the noodles have
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Broccoli and Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

Check out this delicious recipe I found at skinnytaste.com. If you want to sneak some vegetables into your family's meal, this is the perfect side dish – great with chicken, steak or pork chops. I often add cauliflower to my mashed potatoes and no one really notices. Ingredients: (18 oz) 4 medium russet potatoes salt and pepper, to taste 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets 2 cups chopped cauliflower 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk 1 tbsp minced chives (optional) 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low-fat sharp cheddar cheese Directions: Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork. Place in the microwave and use your baked potato setting until the potatoes are cooked through, turning half way. (Or you can bake 1 hour in your oven at 425° F) Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine cauliflower and broccoli with a little salted water and cook, covered for about 3 minutes. Remove the broccoli with a slotted spoon and set aside, continue cooking
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