Healthy Snacks

Video & Post: Fit Kids Healthy Peanut Butter Balls

My kids and I love making this recipe. Now that they are 6 and 11, they can do it themselves 🙂 This is a fun and delicious recipe I used to make with my mom. I modified it to be healthier and have a wider variety of crunchy options! In Hawaii, we would add macadamia nuts (high in fat – beware but so good), coconut and dried fruit too! Enjoy! Psst: Fit Kids Recipe video to come 🙂

Surprising Health Benefits of Chile Peppers and Red Fruit and Veggies

Capsaicin, the pungent alkaloid in jalapeños and other chile peppers that makes them hot, not only puckers the mouth and burns the tongue but also drives prostate cancer cells to kill themselves off, according to studies published in the March 15 issue of Cancer Research.

Recipe: Pina Colada Protein Shake

Here is a delicious Protein Shake Recipe I love to make for breakfast or healthy snack. It tastes sinful, but it’s loaded with protein and fresh fruit. Pina Colada Pineapple Coconut Protein Shake Coconut Milk or Coconut Water Frozen Pineapple Chunks (Buy them at Costco or Trader Joes or freeze fresh or canned pineapple) *Secret …

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Gold Medal Fuel: 4 Ways to Add Power to Your Food

Power Pancakes: Add a handful of trail mix, nuts, steel cut oats, dried fruit into your whole wheat pancake batter before you cook them. Top with protein packed Greek Yogurt, apple sauce, agave nectar, almond butter, fresh fruit or organic honey. “I make a couple dozen each week and store them in the freezer. It’s …

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Recipe: Fit Family Smoothie: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Entertainment Tonight called me the “Fitness Queen!” My friends and family also call me the “Smoothie Queen!” I’ve made thousands and thousands of protein shakes, fruit smoothies and shakes. Here is one of my favorites because it doubles as DESSERT! So many times, I have a sweet tooth but don’t want to eat empty calories …

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Recipe: Super Power Spinach Frittata

This Spinach Frittata makes the perfect “Mini Meal” since it has lean protein (egg whites,) veggies (spinach) and lots of flavor. I made this last Sunday for brunch and put individual slices into containers so I could reheat them during the week. I love it for brunch or late breakfast. It saves in the refrig well for easy reheat on busy mornings, too. It is so tasty and good for you! Enjoy! Prep: 15 minutes.