Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe

This simple homemade hummus is easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment for your lunch box, with carrot sticks, or at your next party. It’s high in protein, contains healthy olive oil and parsley, and tastes delicious!

 

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What recipe do I probably get the most use out of in my life?

Hummus.

I make my hummus recipe during Sunday meal prep for lunches and afternoon snacks, use it as a protein source in collard wraps and burritos, and bring it out as a dip when I have people over for parties.

Inevitably at these parties, people are amazed at just how great homemade hummus tastes when compared to the usual dip you pick up at the store. It’s amazing just how much flavor it has when compared to what you buy in the store.

Homemade hummus has a few other added benefits:

-no weird ingredients or preservatives

-no random vegetable oils

-cheaper than buying hummus

-super easy to make!

So today on the blog I’m letting my biggest party trick out for all of you. Enjoy!

When you make this recipe – make sure to take a photo and tag @happyhealthysam so I can see your amazing meal!

Simple Homemade Hummus
 
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This simple homemade hummus is easy to make and is the perfect accompaniment for your lunch box, with carrot sticks, or at your next party. It’s high in protein, contains healthy olive oil and parsley, and tastes delicious!
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Serves: 608
Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp tahini (unsalted)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chopped parsley (or more!)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  3. Refrigerate before serving.

 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach, yoga instructor, and makes delicious snacks to help you eat with intention. Learn more here.

 

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Is that opinion needed?

Is someone’s opinion needed, and can you just make the decision yourself? Today’s article post details the subtle ways we undermine our own confidence by ignoring our own expertise.

 

This post originally appeared in my weekly newsletter – a Sunday morning email that shares mindful moments, health tips, and interesting news to make you smile. Sign up to receive yours, and be sure to share with a friend! 

 

The background

I’m often asked why I decided to become a coach. I started my career in public health, so why did I start to work with individuals instead? If I wanted to change the world through better health and nutrition, why focus on individuals, when there is potentially great reach by focusing on the population?

 

The main reason is because I saw the power of coaching in my own life.When I was a PhD student at UNC, I started working with a career coach. And that decision completely changed the trajectory of not only my career, but also my life.

 

Amazingly (to those that know me now), I started working with my coach because I wanted to decide whether to focus my public health nutrition career on international or US-based nutrition. After 8 months of coaching, I launched a website, signed up for yoga teacher training, and started working with my first client. 16 months after that, I completed my PhD and moved to Washington, DC to take my business full time.

 

All of this happened because of one huge shift that my coach and I worked together on: I learned to trust myself.

 

Instead of questioning every decision, writing long, detailed pro-con lists, or consistently saying “I don’t know what I want!”, I started focusing on what it is that I did want. I learned that I was actually pretty darn good at making decisions, and had the power to make them myself.

 

That change allowed me to get real about what I wanted from my personal and professional life. Yoga taught me that my muscles and body are stronger than I think. But this work made me realize that my emotional fortitude was just as strong.

 

The premise

My coach and I were talking the past week about trust once again. Specifically, I was asking whether there was a good time and place for venting your feelings when in the midst of making a decision. I was thinking it could be useful to talk out the different sides of an issue with someone.

 

“Why do you need to do that? What does it give you?” She asked.

 

And then I realized: All it gives is validation. It can artificially put your fears to rest. It can stop you from doing what you’re scared to do, and it shows you what’s right for that person, not what’s right for you.

 

“People talk too much.” She continued. “All that talking shows you is that you aren’t trusting yourself to make the decision yourself.”

 

Cue brain explosion/light going off.

 

The insight

I thought “trusting myself” meant making decisions on my own. But it also means that you don’t need other people’s opinions about those decisions, even if you ultimately make them yourself.

 

Now of course – if it’s a medical decision, a legal issue, or you’re working with a plumber – by all means, get their opinion. They have true expertise that you don’t have and don’t need to have.

 

But when it comes to your schedule, a shirt you’re going to buy, what you’ll order, or what job you should take…who truly knows the answer better thank you do?

 

The easiest way to notice this phenomenon at work is to actually see it in other people. Look at the conversations you’re having, and notice how many times people are seeking opinions from everyone around them.

 

Then, start to watch your own speech. When are you simply sharing information, and when are you seeking validation or advice? Can you retreat from those conversations and find your own answers? Notice how satisfying it is to decide for yourself.

 

Put it into practice

What’s a decision you’re trying to make that has you wanting to seek advice and conversation from people around you? If that person was not available to talk to…what would your decision be? That might be the exact answer that you need.

 

Leave a comment below to let me know what decision it is you just made on your own. I can’t wait to hear and celebrate with you.

 

 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach, yoga instructor, and makes delicious snacks to help you eat with intention. Learn more here.

 

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Make a better to-do list

Check out these tips to clear up your to-do list and be satisfied with your days work!

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Life moves pretty fast. Between careers, families, friends, communities, all of can claim we have “busy” lives. But do we use busy as an excuse for not returning a phone call, for why we were a little short with our spouses, or for furrowing our brow and plowing through a checklist of tasks?

 

I’ll let you in on a little secret: you will always be busy, and the checklist is neverending. This became very apparent to me this past week when I finally made it to the holy grail of internet productivity: inbox zero. I felt so clean. So shiny and new.
 
But even as I was admiring my work – *bing!* – another email.
 
And then another.
 
Sure, it will be easier to maintain a clear inbox starting from zero instead of 500. However, the fact remains that if I became attached to the feeling of inbox zero, I could spend a lot of energy trying to achieve that simple goal, rather than thinking about the purpose behind inbox zero: actually responding and engaging with my friends and family.
 

The same can be said about our daily health practices – those little things we do every day to maintain our health and feel our best. Getting enough sleep. Eating an extra serving of vegetables. Going for that run. Taking quiet time. It’s easy to breeze through these tasks, thinking that by checking them off our list, we’ve achieved them and we’ve been successful.

 
But the truth is – checking these things off our list are hollow victories if we don’t actually take the time to notice what we are doing, and why we are doing it.

 
A 20-minute run spent worrying about a tomorrow’s deadline is much less therapeutic than a run spent simply enjoying your run.
 
Your could pass the time instead by noticing how great it is to be out with your dog, or amazing at the fact that you go 2.5 miles in the time it used to take you to go 2. I can guarantee you that you’ll feel differently at the end of the run based on your mindstate during it.
 
I should mention now that I have not mastered being mindful of my daily health practices. I realized this week that I was breezing through the things I love, simply to get them checked off a list, and as a result – the satisfaction was just not there. Don’t turn tasks that should build you up and refresh your energy into tasks that drain you and feel tiring instead.
 

So how can you find more meaning in your checklist this week? Here’s my most important tip.

  1. Write out everything you have to do today.
  2. Next to each item, write down the purpose for all of the items. Why does each item appear? What does it give you?
  3. Cross off all the items that either don’t have to get done today, or don’t bring you direct positive benefit (you’ll probably get rid of 50% or more).
  4. For everything let on your list, name one reason you’re grateful that it’s on your list. For example, if you have to go to the vet, be grateful that you have a delightful dog or cat in your life. If you’re cleaning your kitchen, gratitude for your amazing friends and dinner party you had last weekend.

 
With your abbreviated list – smile. You’ll go through your day with intentionality and the knowledge that you’re a damn lucky human being.

 
 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 

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Be like the energizer bunny

 

Want to increase your energy? Read below for a simple exercise that will help you identify what activities and habits you can include in your day to feel refreshed and ready to take on your day!

 

This post originally appeared in my weekly newsletter – a Sunday morning email that shares mindful moments, health tips, and interesting news to make you smile. Sign up to receive yours, and be sure to share with a friend! 

 

The situation:

How does this compare to your normal day?

Wake up, get the kids ready for school, sip down a quick breakfast, rush to work, do that work all day, rush home, take care of errands or kids, maybe fit in a quick workout, watch an hour of television and then fall into bed. Rinse and repeat.

Probably sounds pretty familiar.

In that routine, I see a lot of energy out, and not a whole lot of energy in.

 

I had a client asked me recently “what is me-time?”, and I realized that our national energy deficit is pretty serious.

 

Unfortunately, this constantly drained energy also manifests in fatigue and disease.

 

As a natural giver, I understand what you’re doing. You want to support your aging parents, your growing kids, and be the best boss you can be. You’re checking off all of the boxes for others, but unfortunately not the ones for yourself.

 

Laws governing energy:

If you’ll let me channel my former life as a chemical engineer, I believe that the secret to energy management relates to the First Law of Thermodynamics:

 

Energy is not created or destroyed, only transferred.

 

That means that if you want to have an energy reserve in your body, you have to be putting more in than you’re taking out.

 

If you’re not consistently making deposits in the energy bank, you’re going to run out real quick.

 

My hypothesis about increasing energy:

 

One thing that I’ve been realizing lately is that refreshing your energy takes a lot of intention. Sure, you might be going to yoga a few times a week or turning off your work email on the weekends, but is it done with clear intention of refreshing your energy?

 

I was working with one of my own coaches recently, and he said he devotes time to reading, learning, and decompressing because “I have to grow and advance as much or faster than my clients.” Similarly, as my yoga teaching and coaching load has grown, I’ve found that I need to spend more time reading, practicing yoga, being quiet, and investing in myself, and being intentional about these activities.

 

What’s your first reaction to this? For many people – the first impulse is “but I don’t have time!” In actuality, the barrier most of us are facing is that we don’t know what to do in order to refresh our energy.

 

Gaining energy is about more than time. It’s about knowing what to do in the first place.

 

If you feel tired, overwhelmed, or stressed more than you’d like to admit, take out a journal or a fresh word document, and check out this week’s assignment.

 

Your assignment to help you increase energy:

Here are a few questions to help you figure out what would be count as an energy deposit in your life:

  1. What activities/situations bring a smile to your face?
  2. What are you always glad you did after you finish?
  3. What is a simple hobby/activity you enjoyed as a child?
  4. What is a simple hobby/activity you enjoyed as a young adult?
  5. What physical movement (dance, walking, yoga, boxing, soccer) brings you happiness?
  6. What things do you currently do just out of enjoyment?
  7. What makes you laugh most?

 

At this stage of the game, don’t worry about when, how, where. Start with pinning down those activities that really light you up. Notice any patterns that show up, or any activities you’ve forgotten about or let go.

 

Send me an email (sam[at]behappyhealthyhuman[dot]com) or leave a comment below to tell me what activities and situations are most likely to give you more energy in your day. 

 

You can also share your experience with other members of our Happy Healthy Human community in our private Facebook groupYour experience might bring you or someone else exactly the inspiration needed to take the next step. Thank you for sharing!

 

In my next post, we’ll dive in to how to actually fit these activities into your day, so that you can actually make these deposits in your energy bank, and be even more present and loving for your family.

 

This post originally appeared in my weekly newsletter – a Sunday morning email that shares mindful moments, health tips, and interesting news to make you smile. Sign up to receive yours, and be sure to share with a friend! 

 

 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 


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WeLive Buddha Bowl with massaged kale and tahini dressing

Try this Buddha bowl with massaged kale and tahini dressing for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It’s also the perfect party food!

 

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Eating is a social act. Whether it’s gathering your family around the table for the holidays, a birthday dinner, or a simple dinner party, meals are meant to be made and eaten together.

 

At WeLive, they’re expanding the family and friends community to include your neighbors.

 

WeLive is the housing arm of WeWork, the worldwide co-working space where I teach yoga and house my coaching business.

 

WeWork has been the foundation of my community since moving to Washington, D.C. one year ago. I met my boyfriend through WeWork, many of my friends work there, and I had multiple clients and collaborating partners from around the world because of their awesome network.

 

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WeLive has apartment buildings in the DC area (Crystal City, Arlington to be exact) and in NYC. Their furnished apartments and large communal spaces facilitate community and togetherness. There are constantly new events for their tenants – some educational, some wellness related (including my yoga classes), and others that are just plain fun (cocktail making class or Crab Fest, anyone?)

 

Healthy Cooking Classes at WeLive

But we all know that the kitchen is at the center of community (and critical for health). So the awesome community manager Alissa and I devised a plan for a healthy cooking class.

 

Monthly, me and 10 WeLivers (as I like to call them) cook and eat a healthy meal together. We want recipes that are easy for novice cooks, nutrition packed, and most importantly, delicious. I knew that Buddha Bowls had to be our first recipe.

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What’s a Buddha Bowl?

Buddha bowls get their name because of their shape – they’re a bowl filled up with a hodge podge of vegetables, grains, beans, meat….any delicious, whole, unprocessed food. You fill up the bowl so much, it looks like the Buddha’s belly!

 

Most importantly, Buddha bowls are insanely easy to make and lend themselves well to pre-prepared food. You can use a combination of raw, cooked, and bought foods to mix and match all week.

 

Buddha Bowl with massaged kale and tahini dressing

This Buddha bowl with massaged kale and tahini dressing l is a particularly lovely combination.

 

Here’s what’s in it:

  • Quinoa and roasted chickpeas add protein
  • roasted carrots add a deep, sweet flavor, plus plenty of beta carotene
  • cucumbers and peppers add a fresh veggie crunch!
  • massaged kale to add a powerful, folate and vitamin K-filled bunch of leafy greens
  • tahini turmeric dressing that is anti-inflammatory and filling

 

Why Massaged Kale?

Kale is famous for it’s health and not it’s taste. Luckily, it’s super delicious when it’s prepared correctly.

 

Massage your kale with olive oil and salt (seriously, get in there and play with your food!) It softens up the tough fibrous parts and makes the kale delicious and easy to eat.

 

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Making the Buddha Bowl

Making this with the WeLivers was a huge success. We had people in charge of each aspect of the Buddha bowl, leaders in charge of the cooking timers, and we all became kale massaging masters.

 

The best part of the evening was when the cooking was done, and everyone got to eating. We had a communal table, and were able to chat, and just spend time together.

 

That is the power of food. That is the beauty of WeLive. I’m proud to be a part of it!

 

When you make this recipe – make sure to take a photo and tag @happyhealthysam so I can see your amazing meal!

Buddha Bowl with Massaged Kale and Tahini Dressing
 
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Have an indulgent breakfast treat that's still good for you! This scone/muffin hybrid is gluten-free, vegan, and high in protein so you can have an energy-filled day. WIth a quick, homemade jam, you can get all the benefits of a breakfast pastry from delicious, whole-food ingredients.
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup Roasted Chickpeas
  • ½ avocado Avocados
  • 2 Roasted carrot
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 cups kale
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds toasted
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Rinse quinoa and cook in water over medium high height until softened (~20 minutes)
  2. On a large skillet, place canned chickpeas, salt, ~1/2 tbsp olive oil, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Roast at medium-high heat for ~10 minutes until slightly crispy and brown.
  3. Roast carrots (cut lengthwise and then into 4ths) at 425F for ~20 minutes on a baking sheet with 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Slice up cucumbers, bell pepper and avocado.
  5. Massage kale with a small amount of olive oil and salt.
  6. Gently toast pumpkin seeds on a skillet until slightly browned (~5 min)
  7. Combine tahini, turmeric, cayenne, lemon juice, and water, mixing until smooth. Add salt to taste.
  8. Assemble your bowl and drizzle with dressing!

 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach, yoga instructor, and makes delicious snacks to help you eat with intention. Learn more here.

 

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Vegan Scone Muffins with Homemade Jam

These vegan scone muffins with homemade jam are inspired by the Scuffins from Frog Hollow in San Francisco. They are refined  sugar and flour free, and are easy to put together. Even better, they store beautifully so you can make them a great breakfast or afternoon treat all week!

 

vegan scone muffins with homemade jam

 

Have you ever eaten soup out of a bread bowl? You get a hearty, veggie-filled stew that slowly soaks into the bread. The only thing better than the soup itself is finishing up the bread afterwards.

 

Now imagine a sweet version of this: You eat a warm, luscious jam surrounded by the most perfect buttery scone. I first experienced this at Frog Hollow at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

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Panzanella Salad with Strawberry and Cornbread

Try this panzanella salad with strawberry and cornbread. It’s the perfect summer recipe to enjoy beautiful summer produce! 

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Let’s talk about season and local eating.

 

It was a buzz word for a few years on the food scene, and then we realized that even everyone up in the Northeast US wanted to eat avocados year long and well….you know the rest of the story.

 

I’ve had an interesting journey with seasonality and local eating. Growing up, we had a garden, and I was very aware of how wonderful it was to go out and pick raspberries, figs, lettuce, and tomatoes from our garden. But it didn’t translate to a true understanding of how there could be a rhythm to all the foods that we eat.

 

Fast forward to my time in undergrad. I was living in New York City, 4 blocks away from the famous Union Square Market. Suddenly, I had farm-fresh vegetables available 4 days a week. It was at Union Square Market that I bought my first kale, bok choi, Jonagold apples, and fresh chestnuts. It was at Union Square Market that I learned that fresh produce has an amazing, distinct flavor. You don’t need to salt, oil, and cook up a vegetable to make it taste good.

 

As summer turned into fall and then winter, I learned that there are indeed seasons to food. The abundance of peaches and tomatoes and eggplant gave way to sweet potatoes, greens, and apples.

 

But despite the limitations on the types of food available, the amazing flavors made shopping at the farmer’s market worth it.

 

When I moved to North Carolina, it (ironically) got harder to eat seasonally. The farmer’s market was more expensive and open much fewer hours than in NYC.

 

Now in DC, I’ve been trying to take advantage of the better produce availability and get back to my market-cooking ways. I’ve been helped out tons by From the Farmer, a delivery service that brings farm-fresh veggies from around the region directly to your home.

 

With that first delivery, I was blown away. THE FLAVOR! The freshness! I had a flashback to my New York days, and I was just so happy.

 

Why I recommend shopping at farmer’s markets:

  1. Fresher food and bigger flavors. Like I’ve been saying up above, just-picked produce just tastes better. Imagine your peaches sitting on a truck, boat, or plane for hours before being cold packed, transported again, and then sitting out on a shelf for a week. All that flavor dissipates!
  2. More nutritious. I’m not going to claim that an apple from Argentina is bad for you. But here’s what’s true: over time, vitamins and minerals degrade. And especially if that produce is getting heated up and cooled down repeatedly, it could be negatively impacting the vitamin content of the food!
  3. Your money is going into the local economy. When you buy directly from a farmer, all that money goes to him or her, rather than mostly to a grocery store and distributor. By spending your dollars at a farmer’s market, you’re directly supporting a neighbor and entrepreneur in your community. That is very cool.
  4. It’s fun and inspiring! It’s so much fun to go to a farmer’s market – there’s usually a band playing, kids running around, and tons of stands to choose from. There’s nothing better (in my opinion) than going to the market, seeing what foods are available, and then going home and looking up a good recipe to use the fresh food that you find. When you realize just how great your food tastes without much help from you, it becomes that much more fun to keep shopping local!

 

Panzanella Salad with Strawberry and Cornbread

This recipe is one of those spring/summer farm-fresh meals that tastes delicious and satisfying.

 

It’s packed with greens and veggies, and includes strawberries and toasted cornbread for a little sweetness. These cornbread croutons are amazing, you’ll probably get addicted : )

 

No cornbread? No problem – just get a good loaf of bread and make the croutons in the same way!

 

Lastly, this salad is completed with a zesty, mustard-y, lemon vinaigrette. It adds a brightness to the salad that makes it feel like summer will never end.

 

What’s your experience with local/seasonal eating? Do you visit the farmer’s market? Are you going to give one a try after trying this recipe? Leave a comment below!

 

And when you make this recipe – make sure to take a photo and tag @happyhealthysam so I can see your amazing meal!

 

 

Panzanella Salad with Strawberry and Cornbread
 
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Get ready for a delightful, summer-y salad with a special treat. This spring panzanella features farm-fresh veggies, strawberries, and delightful cornbread croutons to provide a little sweetness. Eggs add a healthy dose of protein, and a Dijon vinaigrette gives a tangy flavor your family will love.
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Serves: 2 for main dish, 5 for a side salad
Ingredients
  • 4 oz spring greens (kale, spinach, mustard greens, arugula)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, cut into fourths
  • 6 oz strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables, chopped  (e.g., radishes, green beans, carrots, turnips, new potatoes, asparagus, peas, cucumber)
  • 4 oz Cornbread (about 1 large square)
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, cut into ½ inch slices
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Make Cornbread Croutons:
  2. Cut the cornbread into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Roast in a skillet at medium heat with 2 tsp olive oil, ¼ tsp salt, and a few pinches of black pepper. Stir to coat.
  4. Remove when cornbread has browned on all sides.
  5. Make the salad dressing:
  6. Dissolve ~1tsp salt in 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar.
  7. Add 1tbsp dijon mustard, 2 tbsp olive oil, and ¼ tsp pepper.
  8. Stir vigorously.
  9. Assemble the salad:
  10. Combine the salad greens, vegetables, tomatoes and strawberries.
  11. Add salad dressing and toss until evenly coated.
  12. Taste salad and adjust seasoning as needed.
  13. Add eggs and cornbread croutons and gently mix.
  14. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

  Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day,   samantha attard sig

 


samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach, yoga instructor, and makes delicious snacks to help you eat with intention. Learn more here.

 

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Easy, Healthy Banana Pancakes (gluten-free, dairy-free)

 

Make a fast, simple, delicious weekend breakfast or brunch with my easy healthy banana pancakes! They’re high in protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats.

easy healthy banana pancakesI get a lot of questions about breakfast.

 

We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but most of us are unhappy with our current breakfast routines.

 

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Pub runs are bad for your health: 3 reasons why

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Pub runs sound like a great idea.
Bars love them because it creates a weekday rush at a time when business is usually pretty quiet. Running stores love them because it’s fosters community (and people addicted to a weekly run).

Now don’t get me wrong, I love anything that gives people an excuse to get more active.
But pub runs may be keeping you further from your weight loss goals, dampening your energy, and hindering your progress as a runner.

 

In today’s post, I’ll share 3 reasons I don’t recommend pub runs as we traditionally participate. Then, I’ll give you my formula for a healthier pub run that still lets you have fun with your friends, without throwing all your health goals out the window.
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