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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Eat Clean Super Bowl Meal Plan


Do you love "football food"? Or maybe you just love hosting people for Super Bowl? Either way we have you covered from appetizers to desserts! You can please the healthy eaters, non-healthy eaters, and even the ones who just don't care! We've picked these recipes as our favorite football watching food...We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!


APPETIZERS/SNACKS/SIDES





MAIN DISHES





DESSERTS



Have fun!

- The Gang

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

EASY Post Workout Weekday Meals



You have probably already read our very popular article on pre and post workout meals (if not, read it here and then come back!) and know that it is very important to eat pre and post workout. The exact timing will just be trial and error with what works for your body but we suggest eating within 30 minutes after your workout.

To make it easy for you, we've gathered our favorite post workout meals that pack protein and can easily be paired with a carb source such as sweet potato, black beans, brown rice, etc. These meals are perfect no matter what exercise you have been doing from hiking to hitting the weights in the gym. The best part is these are some of our easiest recipes which means they can be made quickly during the week even when you are very busy! We didn't include any slow cooker/Crockpot recipes but those are also great options to have available! Your post workout meal doesn't always have to be a protein shake - try to incorporate real, whole foods after your workout next time!

When you do your grocery shopping for the week (we usually make a trip down to Whole Foods Market each week or every other week) look for lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Load your cart up with fresh fruits and veggies also! And if you are looking to save money and need ideas on healthy + frugal meal ideas, check out this post.

{EASY} POST WORKOUT WEEKDAY MEALS









Speaking of workouts, what did your workouts consist of this week? We actually made it to the gym 5 days last week even though it was a pretty busy week! We overslept on Sunday so we couldn't do our planned hike but we washed the cars and did food prep and ended up with over 14,000 steps each even though we never stepped into the gym! So far we are neck in neck on our steps according to our Garmin vívofit!

What is your favorite post workout meal?

- Whitney

P.S. We will be doing a giveaway for a Whole Foods Market gift card and a Garmin vívofit so stay tuned for the rest of our series in the #PathToFit posts!

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Garmin. All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Family Friendly Healthy, Clean Eating Dinner Recipes!




Do you have picky eaters in your family? Or maybe you are the picky eater yourself?! We know that spouses and children can sometimes be hard to please, especially if they know that the recipe is "healthy". And we know it's hard to please every one but try one or all of these recipes with your family and get their feedback. Cook one of these more familiar recipes but with a healthy twist. You don't even have to let them know it's healthy just make it and watch their reactions!







Which one is your family's favorite?

- Whitney

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Healthy, Protein-Packed Hot Chocolate


We had a cold snap here in Georgia where all I wanted was hot chocolate. I'm pretty picky about hot chocolate too so it took me quite a few tries to get this one to where I would "approve" but I definitely think I hit the nail on the head, if I can say so myself! This will warm you up and also provide you with the protein you need. It's perfect as a "snack" during the day, maybe after breakfast or even right before bed while you are relaxing! You can't go wrong with this one! Try it and let us know what you think!



HEALTHY, PROTEIN-PACKED HOT CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp cocoa powder
2 small scoops stevia
1/4 cup liquid egg whites
1 packet TLS vanilla whey protein powder {If you are interested in ordering this product email us at thegang@heandsheeatclean.com and we can also send you a free Shake & Bake Recipe eBook!}



Directions:
1. Combine all ingredients, excluding almond milk. Blend together using a hand blender. You can use a regular blender but because there isn't much liquid it will be more difficult so I suggest a hand blender/frother or even combining by hand mixing.
2 Heat almond milk over medium heat until it starts boiling (Be careful as it will overflow quickly!)
3. Add hot almond milk to blended ingredients and stir to combine



Enjoy!

- Whitney

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Earn Your Steps - 5 Tips to Get More Steps Every Day


As you know by now, we are avid hikers and love being outside. We aren't a couple who boxes ourselves into the gym each day, we believe staying fit and healthy is so much more than that! Ever since we received our Garmin vívofit in the mail Scott hasn't taken his off and I've only removed mine for one day because I had a photo shoot. It definitely helps us stay on track with our fitness goals and brings some friendly competition into our days. We are always trying to earn as many steps as we can. Hiking is just one of the ways we earn our steps. We also like to walk as much as possible and throw a little running in there too! There is no wrong way to earn your steps...find what you love and go out there and do it!

Our Garmin vívofit has been with us many places since we received it. Other than the obvious home and gym steps, it has also been to with us on a trail run on News Years Day where we had over 10,000 steps by 2 PM!



It has also been to Table Rock State Park in SC where Scott hiked and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We only live about 2.5 hours from GSMNP but for some reason we always go somewhere else hiking. We decided to try something new so we woke up early last Saturday (around 5 AM) to make the drive. We had two hikes planned and we were able to finish both of them. We hiked 13 miles but sometimes I think it would be more accurately described as ice skating! I'm so glad we had our Ice Trekkers because most people weren't even able to make it around the ice. The night before we left we took a trip to Whole Foods Market to have our weekly "meeting" and to grab some supplies (food) for our hike. We packed spicy Thai trail mix, cashews, protein bars, and fruit.


Since we want everyone to get in as many steps as possible each day we've put together our top tips so that maybe a few of them will hit home with you and you can start racking up your own steps!



5 Tips to Get More Steps Every Day:
  1. Wear a tracker like the Garmin vívofit - it's really eye-opening to see how many steps you AREN'T taking some days! Plus, when you are really close to that next big number it motivates you to get up and moving!
  2. We know every one tries to show off just how strong they are when it comes to taking the groceries in...but do NOT get all the groceries in one trip! Take more steps by unloading just a few at a time.
  3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  4. Keep the things you need often out of arms reach so you actually have to stand up and walk to get them (i.e. your phone, keys, glasses, etc.)
  5. Park at the end of the parking lot
How do you earn your steps? What are some tips you would add to this list to help others?

P.S. We will be doing a giveaway for a Whole Foods Market gift card and a Garmin vívofit so stay tuned for the rest of our series in the #PathToFit posts!

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Garmin. All opinions are 100% mine.