I’m a hugggge fan of cereal. It’s quick, effortless, & super filling.
However cereals like Lucky Charms & Fruity Pebbles do absolutely nothing for you besides adding blubber to your ass.
There are some brands that are packed with fiber ( examples: Ezekiel’s cereal, Fiber One, & original Shredded Wheat ) but I prefer to DIM ( do it myself ).
Why wouldn’t I? This mixture takes a total of two minutes & I love knowing exactly what I’m putting in my body. Chemical-filled, sickie cereals just don’t do it for me.
Extra additions: almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt. And a sprinkle of cinnamon/nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice is real mouth party too.
Quick skinny tip: use bowls that are this size when you’re wolfing down any kind of cereal. Think: portion control, portion control, portion control!
DIY Fiber-Filled Cereal:
1/2 cup of unsweetened muesli ( w/ or w/o raisins )
2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
2 tablespoons of sliced almonds, unsalted
1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds, unsalted
1 tablespoon flaxseeds, whole
A few raspberries
A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, &/or pumpkin pie spice
Optional: add almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt.
Directions: wash berries. Mix the combination with a spoon. Sprinkle spices on top. Add milk or a few spoonfuls yogurt on top. P.S. make tons of this at once so you always have healthy cereal on hand!
I’m.a.huge.believer.in.snacking. Meals are overwhelming- that three meal-a-day concept is BS. When I saw these on Pinterest, I decided to add some skinny mods. Instead of raw oats or sugary granola, I subbed Ezekiel’s Golden Flax cereal [ << yummmm ]. On the bagel-sliced apples, I used a swipe of almond butter, rather than peanut butter. Lastly, diced apricots + chopped pecans were used as a substitution for wrinkly, old raisins.
Why this snack is amaze: it’s easy, quick, ideal for worker bee’s…& the best part: the apple rings are incredibly filling.
So no. They’re not technically carb-filled, overly salted bagels. Just apples shaped like them ; ).
P.S. if you’re a bagel addict & apples don’t fit your fancy, try using bagel thins.
Hi Beauties! Let’s talk about the dreaded Freshman 15…
Here is a grocery list for college students [ that have no refrigerator access ] who feel trapped into eating cafeteria food, late-night pizza + ranch dressing, and/or mac n’ cheese at 3 am:
+ Pirate’s Booty [ best kind: the lunch pack bags for kids aka the Sponge Bob kind ]
+ Cuties Clementines
+ Cashews + dried organic Turkish apricots
+ Almond butter packets [ I like putting these on bananas/apples/pears ]
+ Apple chips
+ Smart Food popcorn clusters
+ Veggie or sweet potato chips [ I like this brand ]
+ Ezekiel cereal [ mix this with Rice Milk- which doesn't have to be refrigerated ]
+ Wasabi peas
+ 1/2 of a Lara bar
+ Laughing Cow light cheese wedges
Just because you’re actively making an effort to eat healthy, doesn’t mean portion control shouldn’t still be demonstrated. Tips for portion control:
+ Never, ever eat out of bag/box- pour it in a small bowl [ think a miso soup-sized bowl ]
+ Buy small glass wear, bowls, plates, wine glasses, etc. There’s no reason to eat out of a swimming pool-sized bowl.
+ Portion examples: nuts = a handful, fruit = 2 tangerines, chips/popcorn/pretzels = miso soup-sized bowl
Stock up your dorm room or kitchen ASAP- there’s no reason to not have quick, low-cal snacks laying around for when you’re in a pinch!
Oh, and say buh-bye to soda- it’s a disgusting, horrible chemical & causes bloat.