Fitness Matters loves following Jamie-Dee's regular posting of heathy snacks and meal ideas at her Facebook page, All About You Fitness with Jamie-Dee. Here are seven recent favorites...
Seriously, two words: (1) chocolate; and (2) no-bake. Read the recipe here.
This smoothie is packed with everything your body needs after a hefty workout - the perfect combination of carbohydrates and protein to replace your muscle glycogen stores. Also, Maca is a herb from Peru touted for its benefits with hormone imbalance, menstrual issues, increased energy and more. It has become one of those must-haves in your smoothie-making toolbox, and is easily found at any health food store.
Keep your pantry and fridge stocked with healthy breakfast items, and chances are you'll begin your day with a healthy breakfast! Steel cut oats are lower in calories, sugar and saturated fat than regular rolled oats. Check out this infographic from Prevention Magazine that compares the two.
We featured these at our blog earlier this year. Read the recipe here. The pink color comes from crystallized beets, another pantry staple that can find its way into baking, smoothies, sauces, soups and stews.
Place a bunch of healthy things on the counter and let your kids come up with their bedtime snack! No recipe required. This strategy would work at breakfast as well, let kids be the creators of their own healthy whatever.
This smoothie is full of beta-carotene and vitamin C, important for healthy skin, eyes, and everything immunity. Pair your afternoon smoothie with some nuts, and you're set until dinnertime. Cashews are full of minerals, including magnesium, which can be tough to get into our diet.
Save money, save your body from unpronounceable ingredient lists, and feel good about your family's breakfast with this easy, oven-baked granola that will satisfy even the most suspicious healthy-eating critic. Read the recipe here.
So, tell us... what is your favorite snack, smoothie and/or breakfast idea? What superfood items are in your pantry and fridge?
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We are Anita Parker & Jamie-Dee Marshall - busy moms, fitness trainers, and founders of Fitness Matters.