Halloween Candy Horror!


Beware!  In this post, I am going to share with you the dangers of Halloween candy.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Halloween mostly because of the surplus of candy, but there are some candies you should think about before consuming if you are looking to stay on the healthier side.  If you dare, check out this list:

1) Skittles

  • 47 grams of sugar

2) 3 Musketeers

  • 40 grams of sugar

3) Baby Ruth

  • 32 grams of sugar, 13 grams of fat, 275 calories

4) Twix

  • 27 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat, 300 calories

5) Reese’s Pieces

  • contains trans fat!

6) Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Cream

  • there is actually no chocolate in this candy, just a bunch of oil substitutes


I hope you are now enlightened on the not-so-sweet candies of Halloween, and will be careful with what you put into your trick-or-treat bag.  Happy Early Halloween!


For more information visit: http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/550388-21-most-dangerous-candies/


Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Protein Pancakes



1 Scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup egg whites

2 Tbs almond milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp Stevia or Truvia


Combine all dry ingredients, including the oats in a food processor and blend well until you’ve achieved a flour-like consistency. Combine wet & dry ingredients in a bowl & mix well. Spray heated skillet with non-stick canola spray.  Cook pancakes on medium heat until bubbles appear at the top. Flip the pancakes and continue until the inside has been thoroughly cooked. For thinner pancakes, add more milk. I prefer thinner batter so I end up with a stack of 3 pancakes. Serving size is the entire recipe regardless of the amount of pancakes made. Top with Vanilla Greek Yogurt Whip, fresh strawberries, & cinnamon (optional).


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Healthy and Homemade


Beef Stir Fry with Avocado Salad

Beef Stir-Fry With Avocado Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


12 ounces beef tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 poblano, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup Cojita cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup cilantro plus more for garnish, chopped
Corn tortillas (optional)


1. In a bowl, combine beef, 2 tablespoons lime juice, and 1 tablespoon chili powder; set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, bell pepper, and poblano and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add beef and marinade to vegetables and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.
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My Top 20 Workout Songs


Studies have shown that listening to music while exercising improves performance during competition.  As an athlete, I have found this to be true.  Once my headphones, blasting my most sacred pump up music, hit my ears, I’m practically a new person.  One of determination, fire, spirit, and focus.  Just to share with you what gets my adrenaline going, here are some of my favorites from my Pre-Game Music Playlist:

1) Roar by Katy Perry

2) Pursuit of Happiness (Project X Edition) by Kid Cudi

3) Up, Up, and Away by Kid Cudi

4) We come Running by Youngblood Hawke

5) On Our Way by The Royal Concept

6) Applause by Lady GaGa

7) Counting Stars by One Republic

8) Wake Me Up by Avicii

9) I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

10) G.O.O.D.G.I.R.L.S by The White Panda

11) Ignite Cherie by The White Panda

12) Turn Marvin Gaye Down by The White Panda

13) Young Bloods Poppin’ by The White Panda

14) Justice by Genesis

15) Good Feeling by Flo Rida

16) Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore

17) Intro by The XX

18) C’mon by Ke$ha

19) I Cry by Flo Rida

20) A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) by Fergie