Halloween Candy Horror!

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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/

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Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

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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).

 

*Oats are a good source of healthy carbs and…

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