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Monday, May 25, 2015

Clean Eat Recipe :: Chocolate Chunk Protein Stack



Hello! I am super excited to be guest posting on He and She Eat Clean!

My journey to living a healthier and happier life started in 2011 when I learned about weight lifting and how to cook delicious clean foods. I have always loved to cook but did not really know how to cook clean/healthy meals and actually enjoy them. One day I decided to go onto Pinterest and search “clean recipes” which led me to reading TONS of healthy food blogs. That was a total eye opener! Not only were the recipes healthy but they were very easy to make and SUPER delicious. I was sold.  Here I am 4 years later with 3 NPC fitness competitions under my belt, much more motivation and energy than I have ever had before and a much broader knowledge of healthy yet extremely yummy foods! I definitely still have a serious peanut butter addiction though. I fear that will never change.

Not only do I love peanut butter but I am quite a fan of chocolate. Dark chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered strawberries… etc. Below is one of my absolute favorite chocolate recipes to date. What’s even better is that it’s a breakfast recipe. Chocolate for breakfast is a must… at least I like to think so!

Chocolate Chunk Protein Stack

Ingredients:
1 tbsp Cocoa powder unsweetened
2 tsp Oat Flour
3 tsp Coconut Flour
1/2 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 large egg
3 egg whites
5 drops liquid dark chocolate stevia
1 tbsp enjoy life mini chocolate chips

Directions:
Blend all ingredients and cook on medium heat (be sure to flip them)

When done, stack and add your favorite toppings!

Toppings:
1 tbsp. Dark Chocolate Dreams
1 tbsp Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips

**Macros With Topping**
397 calories
26g carbs
18g fat
35g protein

- Leah

* You can find Leah on her website, A Vogue Affair, or on Facebook here and here!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Circuit Workout - No Equipment Needed!


Want to get in a little sweat session this weekend? Try this circuit workout! You can repeat 2-4 times, depending on your fitness level!

Memorial Day Circuit Workout
Jumping Jacks - 30 seconds
10 Step Ups (each leg)
10 Push Ups
Jumping Jacks - 30 seconds
20 Squats
20 Reverse Crunches
Jumping Jacks - 30 seconds

Now, go get your sweat on!

Thank you to those who serve or have served our country! Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Build Your Home Gym For Less Than $100 + Full Body At Home Workout


Do you have limited time to work out due to a busy schedule? We understand completely! While we suggest that people try to join a gym if possible it’s nice to have some equipment at home for when you can’t make it to the gym or if there isn’t a gym nearby. In most gyms you have options like machines, racks, and cables but you can create a home gym that will get the job done without all the bells and whistles! You can STILL get in a great workout at home. Some of our best transformations have come from our at-home workout plan transformation winners!

Since we want you to #MakeYourMove wherever you are, we want to give you some options of things to keep around the house. Over time you can even add different items and equipment so that you can continue to improve your own gym at home!

BUILD YOUR HOME GYM FOR LESS THAN $100


You’ll even have some money left over to snag a Speed Rope for $7.99 (it’s great for cardio bursts)!
Although coffee tables (or even the ground!) can work for some exercises, if possible it is best to have a bench to use. If funds and space allow consider adding one of these benches below to your home gym. Bonus, they come with weights!


If a bench is out of the question and you are a little more advanced, the exercise ball is great for things like curls, chest press, etc. The ball forces you to stabilize your core while performing the movement.

FULL BODY AT HOME WORKOUT

Want a fun new workout to try with your new equipment? We put this Full Body At Home Workout together for you!


You will perform the circuit as listed and repeat the entire circuit 2-3 times (depending on how much time you have).

Band Bicep Curls X 15
Overhead Dumbbell Triceps Extensions X 15
Dumbbell Lateral Raise X 15
Jump Rope 30 Seconds

REST 30 SECONDS

Dumbbell Chest Press X 15
Band Rows X 15
Exercise Ball Crunches X 20
Jumping Jacks 30 Seconds


REST 30 SECONDS

P.S. You might need a towel to wipe off all of your sweat!

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Kohl's.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Eat Clean Memorial Day Meal Plan



Looking for delicious meal ideas for your Memorial Day Cookout? Try our suggestions below - they will please even the pickiest eaters and no one has to know they are "healthy"!

Thank you to the men and women who serve or have served our country. While you are celebrating remember the true reason for Memorial Day!

MAIN DISH



SIDES







DESSERT




Monday, May 18, 2015

Clean{er} Eat Recipe :: "Sour Patch" Grapes


Clean Eat Recipe Sour Patch Grapes

Scott and I made these "Sour Patch" Grapes at the beach a few years ago. I'll be the first to admit...I was skeptical. Before I started my fitness journey I could {and did} devour a bag of Sour Patch Kids in a day (or...maybe an hour). It was my favorite candy! I won't say these taste exactly like Sour Patch Kids but they are pretty dang good!

You can also find more of our Clean Beach Snack Ideas here.

Clean Eating Grapes

Ingredients:
Green Grapes
1 Package of Sugar-Free Lime Jello (you could possibly use other flavors but I haven't tried those yet)

Directions:
1. Wash the grapes thoroughly but do not dry
2. Line a pan with wax paper & place the washed grapes into the pan
3. Cover with Jello & roll grapes around until covered
4. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour
5. Enjoy!


Have you ever tried these before? Do they help curb your sweet {or sour!} tooth?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

He and She Unfiltered - Intro

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The post titled "Our Story" went viral a few years ago. We thought it would be a good time to update that now. We've been living this lifestyle for almost 5 years now and we have had many ups and downs ourselves but recently we've seen some things in the fitness industry that really are making us feel like it's time to speak out. 

Almost everyone that we meet tells us that they love our website because we are real. We get emails all the time saying the same thing too. This makes us so happy to hear. We try to be transparent and we are glad that it comes across that way! We even have a series of posts scheduled in the coming weeks on topics like "Obsessed with Fitness" and "Life Unfiltered"! We released one a few weeks ago titled "Stories From My Scale" so read that one too if you haven't yet!

Just a few of our philosophies:
  • We don't think that life should be lived in a gym.
  • We don't think that life should be lived always trying to achieve the "perfect" body.
  • We don't think that life should be about being lean enough to see your six pack.
  • We don't think that life should be a comparison or competition.
  • We don't think that you should wake up every morning and spend 15 minutes trying to take the perfect "selfie" and then post that on social media.
  • We don't stay super lean all the time. 
  • We go to the gym so that we can do the activities that we love to do (such as hiking) but we don't live there. We have a life outside of the gym and hope that every single person who reads our content will do the same.
  • We try to live a balanced lifestyle which means not always worrying about exactly what ingredients are in every single thing we eat. We eat clean at least 80% of the time, but realize life is more than trying to maintain control over (or count/track) each and every item we consume.
As the picture above states we think that life should be about eating well and traveling often (you can read about more of our hiking trips here). We would much rather be preparing for our hiking trips or just training for the activities we love instead of worrying about what our aesthetic appearance is. There HAS to be a reason, other than looks, that will keep you going. Many people tend to train for the summer so they can wear a bikini but then what happens when summer is over? You must start thinking about goals you have that do not have anything to do with aesthetics. These goals are the ones that will keep you going when times get tough.

We are so excited to open up more over the next few weeks with the posts that we have planned! We will leave you with the quote below. Really think about this and decide what your adventure will be!

"Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure and go ever upward." - Drew Houston

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