Avoid the temptation of the vending machine down the hall, or the candy section of the gas station which is full of refined sugars, trans fats and lots of preservatives. If you’re going to treat yourself to something sweet at 3PM make one of these three alternatives ahead of time. They’re well-proportioned and steer clear of added junk. Each has enough complex flavor, sweetness and crunch to keep you going until the next meal.
Get your greens with a healthy dose of energy from this month’s Recharge Card, a Matcha Green Tea Smoothie. This delicious protein shake is the perfect way to start your day – green tea will boost your energy, coconut water will hydrate you, protein will fill you up, and spinach will make you as strong as Popeye.
Calling a Margarita healthy can be the oxymoron. Tequila aside, some recipes are made with ingredients that resembled some sort of bio hazardous waste. The “lime juice” is green but tastes like syrup, and the “sweet n’ sour” is a neon yellow and made with artificial flavors. Thank goodness we are back to using actual lime juice in our drinks, and Margarita mixes made with ingredients you don’t need a science degree to pronounce.
Nothing screams warmer weather than a creamy, pineapple-y, ice-cold Pina Colada. But those Pina’s come at a pretty price packing on average more calories than a hamburger! They can run you (or should we say rum you J) you into serious trouble in the jeans department.
You may have heard the saying, “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” Having a plan and taking the steps to prepare yourself for success is key to meeting your nutrition goals. We’ve talked about the importance of portion control, and how to eyeball 100 calories. Today we want to talk about how get organized and how prepping your meals can set you up for fitness success all week long.