Kids in the Kitchen! No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Kids in the kitchen!! Ready for a healthy treat you can make with the littles? No-bake energy bites are a family favorite around here… and with a TON of my coaching clients!

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  • Stir all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Once chilled, roll into balls – Mine were about golf ball sized
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

 

4 Summer Strategies for Success

How to devise a healthy plan of attack for holiday celebrations

Summer is HERE!! And so is all of the celebrating of the season that goes along with it: fireworks. barbecues. pool parties. cookouts. picnics. water parks. food. food. food.

So as the parade of ice cream cones, cold adult beverages, and burgers & brats marches before our eyes, let’s remember this:
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Now, to the good stuff. Here are 4 tips to get you through the summer celebrations without derailing all of your hard work:
1. PLAN YOUR WORKOUTS
Plan when you’ll work out and which work out you’ll do. If you know you’ll miss a workout¬†make sure you set extra time aside to get in a kick-ass workout when you’re back in your routine.
2. SCOPE OUT THE OPTIONS
When you get to the cookout/pool party/celebration,¬†don’t just go through the buffet¬†and¬†start slapping what looks yummy¬†on your plate. Look at everything that’s available, if you know there’s something you want that is a “treat” or off-plan,¬†then make sure all your other options are the healthier ones.
3. DON’T OVERDO IT WITH SUGAR
If you’re still hungry and everyone’s still snacking – have some more veggies & dip, fruit, or even another piece of chicken. Don’t eat more SUGAR. If you’re going to “eat too much”, make it too much of something with nutritional value. If you still want pie or dessert – stick to¬†ONE serving.
4. SET YOUR DRINK LIMIT
If you drink alcohol,¬†PLAN how many drinks you’re letting yourself have. If you know you’re going to have 2 glasses of wine, spread them out and stick to your PLAN.
I sure hope this helps you enjoy the summer Рand keeps you on track!