Big changes are happening over on my workouts page and even bigger changes are happening with my marathon training plans. February has been a challenge for me, I was losing muscle, motivation, and forgetting why I began running in the first place. My passion was slowly exiting. A couple days ago I decided I needed to switch things up, I needed to ask for help. I sent a message to Angie, a triathlon coach I’d been chatting with back in August and before I knew it I had a new training plan. First thing I told myself: it’s okay to be nervous and a bit overwhelmed. Change has always been hard for me, but I just need to believe in myself and keep my end goal in sight. Second thing I told myself: holy moly, I’m actually going to do this! Then I had a granola cake. [print_this] No Bake Granola Cakes Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free All the granola taste and texture in a convenient cake! Ingredients Directions Combine almond butter, rice syrup, vanilla, and coconut oil in a small sauce pan. Makes 12 cakes.
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Stacy StowersThere’s a very good reason why it’s called the Happy Shake! Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of spinach, berries and super happy foods, like raw chocolate and maca. The Happy Shake is a meal replacement. It’s a key place to start when trying to lose excess weight, increase energy levels, and get healthier and happier. Before you get started, keep in mind the Happy Shake is more about technique than anything else. ingredients: 1/2 cup water 3-4 cups spinach 1 Tbs. coconut oil 1 Tbs. raw maca powder 2 Tbs. raw cacao powder 1 cup FROZEN blueberries 3/4 cup FROZEN cherries 1/4 cup FROZEN banana Optional: a little raw honey for those who like extra sweetness Optional: 3 ice cubes or a small handful of ice for those hot humid days In your Vitamix or blender start with: 1. 2. 3. If you are using a raw egg, you will need to adjust the amount of water, meaning less water. I have to say, in my experience, I have never met a bad egg. 4 . 5. 6. 7.
Web's Tastiest: Pancakes RecipesEveryone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So of course you want to get off to a good, healthy start. However, anyone with kids knows that some mornings are just too special to worry about a properly balanced meal. Spending time in the kitchen as a family, whipping up something absolutely decadent and definitely too sweet, is the stuff that memories are made of. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Cinnamon rolls are fantastic all on their own, so infusing them with pancake goodness is a recipe for a heavenly morning. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lemon and blueberry are about as perfect a pair as Sunday morning and pancakes. Apple Pancakes An apple a day will keep the dentist away, so when you shred them and throw them into a pancake batter, you’re really making a healthy choice. Nutella Pancakes Need we say more? Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes Forget leaves and pumpkin spiced lattes, nothing says fall like apple cider doughnuts. Cake Batter Pancakes Red Velvet Pancakes
Design Crush & Popsicles!Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups. There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted.serves up its own 'Plate'The Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal, was unveiled today by nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health Publications. Similar to the U.S. government’s MyPlate, the Healthy Eating Plate is simple and easy to understand — and it addresses important deficiencies in the MyPlate icon. “Unfortunately, like the earlier U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) pyramids, MyPlate mixes science with the influence of powerful agricultural interests, which is not the recipe for healthy eating,” said Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition and chair of the Department of Nutrition at HSPH. “The Healthy Eating Plate is based on the best available scientific evidence and provides consumers with the information they need to make choices that can profoundly affect our health and well-being.” “Unfortunately, like the earlier U.S. Fruits: Choose a rainbow of fruits every day.
The Worlds Healthiest Foods100 foods that can serve as the basis of your Healthiest Way of Eating Links to the articles about these foods can be found below. In addition to questions about our foods, we often get asked about beverages and sweeteners. Of course, there are many nutritious foods other than those included on our list that we feel are wonderful, health-promoting foods; if there are other whole foods - such as fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, etc - that you like, by all means enjoy them. To find out why some of your favorite nutritious foods are not included in our list, read The Criteria Used to Select the World's Healthiest Foods. FAQs about the World's Healthiest Foods Criteria for The World's Healthiest Foods Among the thousands of different foods our world provides, the majority contain at least several of the nutrients our bodies need but to be included as one of the World's Healthiest Foods they had to meet the criteria listed below. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits a la Red Lobster - Step by Step Easy RecipeI posted about these amazingly delicious biscuits in September, but the post isn’t very complete, I didn’t give you my actual recipe, and the picture is somewhat lacking. So I decided to take pictures when I made them last weekend and give you a play-by-play with photos. So here’s the copycat recipe for Cheddar Bay Biscuits (I think that’s what they’re called at Red Lobster, yes?) (One note, I doubled the recipe, so the pictures show twice as much stuff as what I’m telling you.) Set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a cooking sheet with nonstick spray. Dump into a bowl: 2 cups of buttermilk biscuit mix (like Bisquick or Jiffy mix), 1/2 a teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir everything together. Pour in about 2/3 cups of milk. It gets pretty thick, and you can add a little more milk if you need to. And get my hands a little dirty. OK, now wash your hands and use the two-spoon method to drop lumps of the dough onto your cookie sheet.