Power Snacks!

If you’re like me, then you’re probably in panic mode right now realizing the weather is warming up and swim suit season is coming! For the most part, I try to eat as healthy as possible as well as staying active throughout the day. And like most individuals, I tend to slack on both of those during the winter, also known as the holiday season!

But now that spring has crept its way back to us, I find myself pushing myself a little harder during workouts and and trying my hardest to not indulge in the foods that make my cravings happy! With that said, I sometimes can feel myself feeling tired & low on energy. So I’ve put together some of my favorite “Power Snacks” that keep me satisfied throughout the day and prep me for my afternoon workout!

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1.  BANANAS & PEANUT BUTTER | These have been my favorite snack since the very first time I had them as a baby! They provide the perfect amount of sweetness, the good kind of sugar, and the all natural peanut butter provides protein to keep your energy up!

2.  FRUIT SMOOTHIE | I prefer smoothies to juices because the fill me up more and give a lot more energy in my opinion. My go to right now is peaches, bananas, kale, spinach, chia seeds, and water and it tastes delicious!

3. BELL PEPPERS & HUMMUS | This is a quick last minute snack that I like to keep with me incase I didn’t have time to make the best lunch during my morning schedule. All you have to do to prep is slice the peppers, hummus containers come in travel sizes with makes my life a lot easier.

4.  DARK CHOCOLATE ALMONDS | I think the biggest struggle a lot of people have when trying to eat healthy are the sweets cravings. This snack helps maintain those cravings with the dark chocolate, which is good for your heart when consumed in moderation!

5.  AVOCADO TOAST | Another quick and easy snack that doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Just sprinkle with pepper and it’s good to go!

KA

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Easter Treat: How To!

Coconut Macaroons are one of my all time favorite desserts! They are so simple and the coconut is just delicious! Another reason I love them so much is they are very easy to get creative with. For Easter these last couple of years, I’ve been making these little bird nests that are so adorable! They are perfect for the easter season and they take under an hour to make!

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I N G R E D I E N T S 

4 Egg Whites | 1/2 tsp Salt | 16oz Sweetened Coconut | Cooking Spray | Chocolate Chips | Egg Shaped Candy

I N S T R U C T I O N S

-Preheat oven to 300 degrees

-Combine egg whites, salt, and coconut until blended.

-Spray mini muffin tray with Cooking Spray and drop 2tbsp of mixture into each muffin cup.

-Place thumb in center of each drop to make an indent and pack the sides and bottoms around the muffin cup.

-Bake 30 minutes or until lightly golden on the edges.  Let cool in muffin cups for 10 minutes and then remove to cool all the way.

-Melt some chocolate chips and pour into center of each nest. Place egg shaped candy of your choosing and you’re all done!

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Fit February!

1 Month down, another to go! I did pretty well on my January fitness goals, however the weather made my running routine rather difficult! The temperatures in the teens and with 3 feet of snow on the ground I wasn’t exactly putting on my running shoes. But to be fair, I did go out in the snow for walks, sledding & lets be real, putting on all those layers and snow suits is a workout in itself!

So when making this months schedule, I put the weather into account and decided this month will be the time of workout videos. I’ve always loved working out at home and I love having a video to watch that shows me how to properly do the movements and steps. My favorites are Tracy Anderson and Jillian Michaels because the really push you! Another thing I’m excited about is that there is a treadmill studio opening up in my area this month. They have numerous classes and routines to keep you motivated so I can’t wait to try it!

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Green Glow! 

I’m only 13 days into my clean eating resolution and the green juices are my absolute favorite part of each day!

It’s only been a short time since I started drinking them again, but I can already see & feel the difference! I have more energy and my skin looks healthier even with this dry, cold air!

I figured since I love it so much, I should share my favorite recipe!

 

  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of kale
  • 1 peach (can be frozen)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Wheatgrass Powder
  • Coconut oil (optional)

Add water and ice to make whichever consistency you would like and BLEND!

Everyday Makeup Routine!

Hello! I am back with my most requested post yet, my everyday makeup routine! I was shocked by how many of you actually wanted to know how I get my everyday look because I don’t do anything special. I stick to an all neutral pallet because i feel it works best with my coloring! Hope you all like it!

Fall Inspired Wedding Photoshoot!

With our 4 year anniversary coming up soon (seriously can’t believe it!) it couldn’t have been a more perfect time for my friend to ask Joey & I to help her with a stylized wedding shoot! She works for Jamie Leigh Weddings and was putting together a fall wedding for some inspiration in their site!

We got to work with some of the best wedding vendors in Virginia and I feel so lucky to have a memory like this! Anywho, here are some of the shots taken that day by the lovely Tara Liebeck Photography! I can’t get enough of them!

 
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

My Everyday Messy Curls!

Hello, it’s me again! First things first, I am so sorry for my absense! With starting a new job at Anthropologie, moving accross Virginia, and it being holiday time, I have just been swamped!

I have been receiving a lot of requests for how I get my messy curls so I went ahead and filmed a tutorial for y’all! I love hearing what y’all think so let me know if this was helpful & if there are any more you are interested in seeing! I have a couple more already in the works so GET EXCITED!

My Everyday Messy Curls!