So one of my all time favorite foods is…peanut butter. If there’s one food I couldn’t live without it would be peanut butter. A few months back this amazing brand that goes by the name of Crazy Richards were kind enough to send me a box of samples to review. This peanut butter is hands down some of the best peanut butter I have ever had. The only ingredient used in their products is peanuts. No added oils or sweeteners and it is incredibly creamy, probably the creamiest, smoothest peanut butter I ever had. I was sent a jar of creamy, crunchy and pure, powdered peanut butter. I was also sent a jar of their almond and cashew butter as well…absolutely delicious. I wasted no time putting these samples to use. I topped my oatmeal, toast, bananas and yogurt with stuff for weeks. If you’re all for eating one hundred percent natural peanut butter I highly suggest trying Crazy Richards, you won’t be disappointed I promise. Check them out at www.crazyrichards.com
I don’t know about you guys, but I love carbs. I also like to watch my intake of them 80% of the time. A few months back I discovered a brand called Western Bagel and they were kind enough to send me some free samples of their bagels, which are surprisingly quite low in net carbohydrates. I really enjoyed their Perfect 10 bagels. Not only were they delicious, but they only had 10 net carbs, yup that’s right only 10 net carbs! These bagels contain 150 calories and a whopping 19 grams of protein. If you are looking for a low carb, high protein option for a quick breakfast I highly suggest trying these out. They can be purchased in healthy grain or everything. The other type of bagels they carry are called Alternative Bagels. These bagels are only 120 calories and contain 10 grams of fiber. These are perfect for a snack or quick breakfast and the texture and taste were great. These bagels come in plain, roasted onion, wheat, blueberry and cinnamon spice. Go check them out! western bagel
Most of you know that I am a HUGE nut butter addict and a few weeks ago Jay from You Fresh Naturals was kind enough to send me a jar to try. I received cinnamon pecan and base of this butter is almonds and unsweetened coconut. This product is made from one hundred percent natural ingredients and is gluten free, paleo friendly and one hundred percent vegan! Ingredients include: Almonds, Organic Coconut, Organic Maple Syrup, Cinnamon, Organic Coconut Sugar, and Coconut Oil. This is hands down one of the most unique and delicious nut butters I have tried, absolutely delicious. I caught myself eating it straight out of the jar several times and have no regrets! If you love nut butter as much as I do, please check out their website at www.youfreshnaturals.com and get yourself a jar ASAP!
Hi Guys! It’s been a long time, but I am back! Over the last few months the two things I have learned to master are moderation and balance. A healthy lifestyle and mindset are all about these two things. Being able to enjoy the foods you love is important and its taken me quite a while to get a hold on that. Finding healthy, fun alternatives is actually really fun and makes “dieting” alot easier. Over the next several months I will be sharing a ton of new product reviews with you that I have incorporated into my healthy eating lifestyle.
My absolute favorite food is nut butter, all kinds, all flavors, give em to me! A few weeks back I received a little package from Buff Bake. Snicker-doodle almond butter…..my eyes instantly lit up. The absolute perfect combo! I finished this jar way too fast but I guess that says a lot right? This stuff is delicious and packed with a ton of protein and healthy fats. With about 100 calories per tablespoon this nut butter is great on top of rice cakes, toast, protein pancakes, sweet potatoes, or even in your favorite smoothie or shake. Ingredients include almonds, all natural whey protein, cinnamon, organic coconut sugar, chia seed, hemp seed, flax seed, organic palm fruit oil and vanilla. It’s not everyday that you come across a flavored nut butter that is made from one hundred percent all natural ingredients. With about 7 grams of protein a tablespoon and great flavor I highly recommend trying this out! Visit www.buffbake.com and pick up a jar today!
Hi guys! I’ve disappeared from here for a while but I am back and super excited to share some great news. It took me a while to discover what exactly I wanted to do with my life and I finally found it. I am currently working as an assistant for a technology company in my hometown and going to school for business management. I love nutrition and I always will be realized it was more of a life style that I enjoyed not a career. I have also discovered a better approach to go about healthy eating and trying to lose fat. In the past I would drive myself crazy with calories, counting carbs etc. I was miserable and underweight and it wasn’t healthy at all. Currently I am trying to shape up a bit before summer hits and I am doing it in a much healthier way. Intuitive eating is hands down the best way to go about being healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. Low-carb diets, juices, cleanses, and fasts are not healthy and definitely not fun. Intuitive eating allows you to eat what you enjoy in moderation without feeling guilty or making sacrifices. It also balances macro nutrients out and allows you to enjoy carbs, fats, and protein without feeling deprived. All meals should include each of these nutrients. For more information about intuitive eating read some articles online or go to www.intuitiveeating.com and check out the book by Evelyn and Elyse.
A few weeks ago Steven at Krave Protein Bars gave me the opportunity to sample one of their delicious protein bars in exchange for a review. The bar that I was given to sample was Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch. He read my mind on this one because anything that involves peanut butter and chocolate is my favorite. These bars are great because they are high in fiber and low in carbs, not to mention they are packed with 20 grams of protein. They are made with all natural ingredients including whey protein, natural peanut butter and sweeteners. Krave Protein Bars are soft and not too chewy or sweet. The consistency is over all perfect and a great meal replacement or mid-day snack in between meals. This bar kept me full for a very long time and I thoroughly enjoyed every single bite! If you are looking for a protein bar that tastes great, is all natural and low in carbohydrates I highly recommend checking these out! For more information on Krave Protein Bars click this link–> http://www.purefitnessnutrition.com/
Hi guys! I’ve been a little M.I.A. lately due to working a full time job and going school but here I am! I haven’t had much time to make my usual creative breakfasts in the morning but this past weekend I made a killer stack of fully deliciousness. Yup, you guessed it protein pancakes. Here is the recipe…
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbs oat flour
- 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- 2 tbs coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 packets of stevia or 7 drops
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Heat stove to top to med-high heat
- Spoon batter onto pan to make approx 3 pancakes
- Cook 3 min each side
- Serve with peanut butter, bananas, and any syrup of your choice
A few days ago I received a tiny little package in the mail from Jaime at NaturAlmond. I was lucky enough to sample a jar of their maple caramel almond butter. Let me tell you this stuff is absolute heaven in a jar! It’s rich and full of flavor. Great paired with fruit, toast, waffles, crackers, yogurt you name it! Not only is it delicious but it’s loaded with nutrition. All of their products are made with no added sugars or preservatives.
I’ve always been a big peanut butter fan but over the last year I have discovered many healthy alternatives, one of them being almond butter. Almond butter is equally as delicious and much more nutritious. Almonds are great for your heart, lower blood pressure, control blood sugar, are rich in antioxidants, and help with weight control. NaturAlmond is hands down of the best all natural nut butters I have tried and I highly recommend their product. They offer four flavors including; original, honey roasted, maple caramel, and salt free. All of their products can be purchased online at www.naturalmond.com . So head over to their website and check them out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
The wonderful people at Artisana sent me a little package of their brand new products called EK Choc. They are 100% raw cacao spreads and are made from Venezuelan cacao criollo which is the highest regarded premium cacao from the best cacao beans in the world. These spreads are boosted with herbs, antioxidants and hazelnuts for added nutty flavor. These spreads are a great alternative to nutella which is loaded with processed ingredients and added sugar. The flavors available include cardamon, vanilla, strawberry, rose, and licorice. My two favorites were the vanilla and strawberry, not too sweet and full of flavor. These spreads are perfect spread on a rice cake for a quick snack, added to oatmeal, toast you name it! For more information on this awesome new products made by Artisana check out their website at www.artisanafoods.com