I’m Not on a Diet

Morning Inspiration…Eating lunch doesn’t have to look like the traditional salad with a side of chicken breast and a little fruit. Why not have several sliced veggies with hummus and some almonds or walnuts? For dessert you could try sliced strawberries with a tablespoon (or two) of nutella. Yum!! The combos are endless…celery and peanut butter, apples with greek yogurt. Have fun with your lunch!-blackwomendoworkout

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400 calorie meal

pb&bPB&B Sandwich

This peanut butter and banana sandwich is a healthier version of “The Elvis,” since it was one of the King of Rock’s favorite meals when topped with bacon. We left out the meat and added fresh blueberries on the side.

  • Spread each half of a toasted whole wheat English muffin with 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • Top each half with ¼ c sliced banana
  • Eat as an open-faced sandwich with a side of 20 blueberries

Total calories: 406

recipe and calorie count courtesy of: http://www.prevention.com/food/healthy-recipes/400-calorie-breakfasts?s=2&?cid=social_20140709_27405316

Food on the Go

peanut butterIn a blender, process 1 sliced banana, 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats, 1/4 cup nonfat plan Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup 1 percent milk, 1/2 cup crushed ice, 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter, 1 tsp maple syrup and a pinch of nutmeg until smooth.

The skinny: 386

 

 

Recipe courtesy of SELF

Did you Know?

applesHave you seen those packages of pre-sliced apples you can buy at store, they are totally great for a healthy snack on the go but the price can add up.

Did you know that you can make your own by slicing apples, soak in cold water for 3-5 minutes, then soak in a lemon-lime carbonated soda (such as 7-up or sprite) for 3-5 minutes. Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. The lemon-lime soda will keep the apples from browning and make them last longer.

Nutrition Tip courtesy of Fit-tabulous on facebook.com

Best Breakfast Tips Ever

What does your body really need every morning?

Protein.

eggs with whole wheat bagleProtein is critical for maintaining muscle mass and brain power. Proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. They are constantly being broken down, and thus need to be replaced via food. Protein also helps you to feel satisfied longer.

  • A vegetable omelet and whole-grain toast
  • Yogurt with granola or cereal
  • Plain yogurt-based fresh or frozen fruit smoothies
  • Oatmeal and eggs
  • Whole wheat English muffin with eggs, peanut butter or almond butter

Don’t forget the fruit!

Try to include a serving of fruit on your breakfast menu, such as grapefruit, oranges, apples, pears or berries, for a healthy dose of vitamins.

Article courtesy of http://blackdoctor.org/235677/what-is-the-best-breakfast/10/

A Healthy Dessert

banana peanut butter chocolateGreat snack idea….It’s Friday trick your mind in thinking your eating something so fattening but you are really eating something so healthy..bananas, peanut butter, and frozen melted dark chocolate (for  antioxidants)

Belly Stuffing Peanut Butter Oatmeal

belly stuffing peanut butter oatmealBelly Stuffing Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Ingredients

  • 2 C old fashioned oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C vanilla soy milk
  • 1 C water
  • 4 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

Directions

1.
Whip it up Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of old fashioned oats and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. In a medium bowl, beat 2 eggs and add 2 cups of vanilla soy milk, a cup of water, and 4 tablespoons of natural peanut butter. Add to the oats, pour mixture into dish, and bake for 20 minutes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons agave syrup.

Nutritional Facts per serving

CALORIES 243.6 CAL