Favourites Friday No.88

Finally made it to Friday! It has been a crazy week {anyone who has done public work will understand} but I am looking forward to the weekend.

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This week tested my patience, with an onslaught of work and projects coming at a quick pace, with little time to get them all finished. At one point I was sat in a meeting – my heart pounding – wondering if I had remembered to fill out every line on my bid. This amount of worry reminded me why I work hard to be on top so that I don’t have those worries. And it definitely stepped up my work ethic for the rest of the week!Read More

5 Easy Healthy Eating Tricks

I love trying fad diets, and I love eating healthy, but I’m kind of the worst at staying consistent with my diet. So, in the light of the new year – and the fact that I have to wear a corset for WizardCon in two weeks – it’s time to get my health back on track. Which means it needs to be easy.

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We all approach healthy eating like a disease or freak show: Something that we are intrigued by, but don’t want to approach. That’s why when you break down healthy eating into something super simple (and this is from someone who hates cooking on week nights and too many cravings for meal planning) eating healthy becomes a lot more doable. And because I like eating healthy, it’s all the more fun!

See below for my five tricks to eating healthier without all the stress.Read More

The Enthusiast's Perfect Granola Meal

I love eating healthy, but more importantly I love eating delicious food.

I’ve been on a health kick lately, eating baked chicken in almost every meal and my water intake up the wing wam. So finding something that is so delicious that I can barely stop the temptation for seconds, yet not giving me a heartache, is a rare find. But I’ve found something that fits that objective and I probably eat at least once a day because of how delicious it is. Are you ready to find out what it is?

It’s my Perfect Granola Meal.Read More

5 Completely Delicious Yet Totally Healthy Dinners

Looking at your dinner plans and realizing that pasta for five days isn’t going to cut it?

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Dinner is the last meal of the day and is usually the one you have the most time for. But just because you have an hour to eat doesn’t mean filling your gob with fat and oils and ick. Making healthy dinner decisions leads to a healthier lifestyle and can taste delicious! A dinner that is delicious is the perfect way to end your day, and if it’s health you’ve hit the jackpot.

Below are five delicious, healthy dinners that don’t sound like vomit. They are meals that are going to become regulars in your routine and all your friends are going to want the recipe!

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The Popeye Smoothie

If you’ve been reading my blog for the last…what is it, 22 months?, then you’ve probably discovered that I am a huge junk food fan. Especially chocolate. I love to eat bread and sweets and massive amounts of peanut butter. In all honesty, I should be a thousand pounds and not be able to fit in the narrow hallways of my house. But God gave me a metabolism and I do fit.Yay!

Anyway, as much as I do love my calorie-gainers, I also really enjoy eating healthy. Diabetes runs in my family and I’ve always been super freaked out about getting it, so I try to add some healthier foods into my diet. Unfortunately, I really like sweet foods because I only like foods that are very flavorful. But a lot of those foods are unhealthy. Until now!

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My mom and I are on Pinterest (see my profile here) and we like to exchange the different things we pin. About three weeks ago my mom told me about this spinach smoothie she’d come across. And as I love all the ingredients in the smoothie I thought I’d try it and I LOVE IT! Here is the link to the original recipe, but I’ve made some modifications for my own preferences and such.

I call this the Popeye smoothie because it literally makes me think I can tackle anything. In the Popeye cartoons, Popeye eats spinach to give him strength to fix the problem. For me, I drink a spinach smoothie to help me fight through a hard day of tests and work. As I said before, I have made some slight modifications, but the original is through that link. It’s going to taste amazing whichever recipe you use.

The Popeye Smoothie

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This smoothie is the perfect go-getter smoothie. Protein, veggies, fruits. I really like to make these because I’m a person who really doesn’t like spending a lot of time in the morning cooking breakfast and this takes less than five minutes to make. And they keep me full in the morning during school. I cannot concentrate if I am hungry. It’s like that Mini-Wheats commercial, “Keep them full and focused” or fail school because of hunger. Also, it’s just really delicious and a great way to get your dietary needs while drinking something amazing! The original recipe is about 350 calories, but mine has a bit less of the ingredients, so I’m not exactly sure how many calories it is. I hope you all try this recipe and comment below on what you thought of it!

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