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#NationalCookieDay Healthy Protein Cookie Recipes: Have Your Dessert and Stay Energetic, FIT and Healthy Too!

Cookies!!  Everyone's favorite food, right? ;)

Well, what if you want a cookie but you still want it to fit in with your macros for the day or at least have it count for some nutrition too?  


(Not sure what a "macro" is?  Check this out: Macronutritients 101: What in the world is a Macro and what is the BEST Macronutrient Ratio for Staying Energetic, Fit and Healthy?)

Well, in honor of National Cookie Day (yes, there's an actual day for this! hehe) I thought it would be fun to compile some of my favorite healthy protein cookies that I've created, modified or shared in my Energetic, Fit and Healthy facebook group!  

I'm definitely guilty of being both a health nut AND loving to bake...SO here's how I marry the two in my life!! ;)

My past blogs on top protein shake recipes and best protein ball recipes were so popular that I thought it would be fun to add to this series and share some amazing healthy protein cookie recipes as well!  So enjoy and be sure to let m…
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Maca Review: Is Maca the Superfood You Need in Your Life to Stay Energetic, Fit and Healthy?

The journey to better health and wellness can sometimes seem like an endless pursuit...

The older we get the more issues it seems we have available to address, correct, maintain... you know... lack of energy, tired, weight gain, weight loss, trouble sleeping, stress management...the list can go on and on!  

And for as many potential issues as we may (or may not) be encountering, it seems we have a dizzying array of options out there to help, cure, fix in a week, etc!  It can be so confusing to know which are legitimate and which are just all hype!?!

But with all that said, I've recently incorporated a new ingredient into my current wellness regimen of daily supplements that I've actually become really impressed with!  (And as a wellness coach that is always researching and reviewing new products, I'm not always so easily impressed ;) )

So...as the title above says... MACA!  

Maybe you've already heard of it, but have you tried it yet? ;)

I always love it when I can find a su…

Top 7 Ways to Beat the Flu Naturally! (Without getting the Flu Shot!)

No one likes to get sick, especially the dreaded flu!  And just like every winter, it seems like we are being bombarded in the media with reports of the flu being worse than ever and the importance of getting the flu shot as being the only way to avoid it! 

Personally, this never worries me very much and our family has been blessed to be able to beat the flu naturally year after year.  But if you've been hearing reports about this year's flu and are worried about getting sick and want to stay healthy naturally without the shot, there are lots of ways to do it!

Here are some of the Top 7 Ways to Beat the Flu Naturally? (without getting the Dreaded Flu Shot!)

1-  Wash Your Hands:  Obviously, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria is by washing your hands.  Sometimes this can be taken for granted and forgotten, but truthfully, one of the easiest ways you can protect yourself is to wash your hands!  Something you can try is to wash for 15 seconds or sing, &q…

The Skinny on Weight Loss Challenges and What you REALLY Should be Looking for!

Weight Loss and Fitness Challenges seem to be everywhere these days!  Whether they be personal or group challenges, 1 week, 1 month or 16 weeks, a weight loss and fitness challenge can be a great way to stay on track and get motivated to reach your weight loss and fitness goals.  But you need to be sure to find the right one for you in order to really achieve the lasting results you're after.
So what are some of the top things you should be looking for in a Weight Loss or Fitness Challenge?  
Here are 5 of the Most important:
1- Nutritional Support:  When you are losing weight your body needs nutrition more than ever to support the body and keep you healthy and energized.  Look for a complete superfood nutritional cleansing system to allow your body to rid itself of unwanted toxins and fat and absorb the right amount of nutrients.  Rather than suggesting fanatical diet fads, look for healthy eating suggestions such as Clean Eating, nutritional cleansing and intermittent fasting.

2-  P…

Super Bowl SuperFoods- Yes PLEASE! 10 Healthy Super Bowl Superfood Snacks and Appetizer Recipes

When watching the Super Bowl  this Sunday with your friends and family, snacking is just a huge part of the fun, right?    It just comes with the territory... But for those of us who are also watching our waistline, we also want options that are healthy while still being delicious!!  

SO, won't it be nice to be able to bring something guilt-free to the table for everyone to enjoy!?  

Yes, I think so too! ;) xo

So, below are some awesome Super Bowl Superfood Snacks and appetizers I've compiled, that you can savor while you cheer on your favorite team (or if you're like me) chat with your friends and wait for the halftime show! ;)

1- Loaded Turkey Bell Pepper "Nachos":
(from Skinny Taste)
INGREDIENTS:olive oil spray1 lb 93% lean ground turkey1 clove garlic, minced1/4 onion, minced1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley1 tsp garlic powder1 tsp cumin powder1 tsp kosher salt1/4 cup tomato sauce1/4 cup chicken broth21 mini rainbow peppers, halved and seeded (about 13 oz se…