Tricky Halloween Treats

Halloween is a time of treats…. Whether its caramel apples, candy, hot chocolate, cakes, cookies, or pies. All of this can add up, especially when you go for almost all of them in one night. It won’t leave you feeling to good and, you’ll most likely go through some major phycological stuff about eating that many treats. So I decided that, in the spirit of Halloween, I would share some tricky treats…. and by tricky I mean pretty healthy treats!

Tricky Candy

Candy is, after all, the staple of Halloween, and if you are in the mood to truly celebrate it that way go right on ahead! However, there are some healthier versions of common candys that you can get that have better ingredients and are better for you, plus they taste the same or better:

  • Sun Cups (Peanut Butter Cups)
  • Endangered species bars (Hershey Bars)
  • Annies Fruit snacks (Fruit Snacks)
  • Angell Bars (assorted candy bars)

Tricky Cookies

For Halloween cookies, try cookies that are made from scratch with good quality ingredients. Go over to a whole foods and buy some cookies, make some at home substituting any unhealthy ingredients with healthy ingredients.

Tricky Hot Chocolate

Instead of using regular milk, use flax seed milk or almond milk, and pure cocoa with cinnamon and stevia for your hot chocolate. Pure cocoa can be found at Whole Foods, and Sprouts!

Tricky Caramel Apples

When it comes to caramel apples, it is hard to stay completely healthy but here is a recipe that is much better than others!

 

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Chia Oatmeal

 

 

 

 

This is my chia seed oatmeal from this morning, I couldn’t stop eating it to take a picture…. thats how good it is.

 

Okay I tried this recipe I made up this morning and let me tell you…. I am obsessed! Its Chia seed oatmeal… probably some of the two most healthy and filling things that you could have for breakfast… so having two together is absolutely completely amazing? I sound excited right? Thats because I had the best breakfast ever! Here is the recipe, try it out tomorrow… you will thank me later.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons raw chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

How to make it

  • Place chia seeds in a bowl
  • Pour almond milk over seeds and leave over-night in the fridge
  • In the morning, prepare your oatmeal as normal
  • Top oat meal with chia seeds and blueberries
  • EAT AND ENJOY

It is sooooo yummy! Plus its warm and filling, perfect for the cooler weather thats coming about. This is super healthy, will start your day off right, and will get you focused and ready for your day.

 

What do Chia seeds do to help the body?

 

Friday Night Out Eats

Its friday night and you are probably either getting ready to go out with your friends, hang out with your friends, or enjoy a suit evening watching movies. Whatever you are doing, friday nights can be fun, filled with cool activities foods and friends. This doesn’t mean that the food can’t be healthy though…. Here are some yummy and teen friendly things that you can eat!

 

If you want pizza…..

Amy’s and against the grain has some great pizzas that you can buy frozen and heat up. You can also order in some pizza from a company… just make sure its thin crust and has some veggies on it or with it. Or if you really want to have fun… make your own pizza! Get some pizza dough, good marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, and toppings, bake and enjoy!

 

If you want snack foods…

I recommend things like veggies, fruits, pop chips, nuts, yogurt pretzels, Annies brands foods, Newman O’s, and Izze.

 

Fall Lunches

Fall is here my friends! And usually cold weather means the craving of hot foods… school lunches, hot chocolate, all that stuff. And as you know.. not all that is very healthy if you eat it everyday. Here are some yummy fall lunch recipes you can take with you to school!

Vegetable soup

Warm up some vegetable broth and cut up veggies in a pot, place in thermos and bring for lunch with a piece of toast.

Spinach Pasta 

Make some spinach pasta and red sauce the night before, warm up and bring with thermos with a side salad of mixed veggies.

Quiche

Go to your local cafe and buy a piece of quiche, preferably with lots of veggies. Warm up and enjoy!

 

Those are just a few options, and they are fulfilling and delicious! Fall is a time where you can still enjoy healthy foods, with the occasional indulgence!

 

 

 

Creamy Peach Oatmeal

Hi everyone! Sorry I have been out for a few weeks, tons going on but back in action now! Last night my neighbor brought over a ton of peaches from his peach tree, and this morning I came up with a delicious recipe for HEALTHY creamy peach oatmeal! Here it goes and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup steel cut irish oats
  • 1/4 cup water (hot)
  • Splash of unsweetened almond milk
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 peach

How To Make

  • Prepare oatmeal with the water.
  • Splash a little bit of almond milk in it to make it creamy.
  • Add cut peach and cinnamon.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

It is so good! I really hope that you all enjoy it!

Off Campus Healthy Lunches

School has started, and you and your friends probably go off campus a lot for lunches. It is hard to eat healthy at fast food restraunts that most teens eat at, but here are some options that are healthier, and that will give you some energy to get through the rest of your day!

At Goodtimes

The grilled chicken salad is actually delicious! Just ask for the dressing you like best on the side, and only use a little bit.

At Chipotle

The chicken bowl is my favorite, just make sure you only eat half because they give you more insides than a typical burrito.

At Chick-file

Their grilled chicken sandwiches are the best option, ask for a side salad instead of fries, at half the bun, and get water to drink!

At Subway

A veggie delight on flatbread is my absolute favorite option! If your not a big veggie person, get a lean meat sandwich on flat bread, and make sure not to go crazy with the sauces.

At McDonalds

This is my least favorite place, so if you can avoid it DO. If you are stuck in a situation where you have to have it, get a salad or a yogurt parfait.

 

My suggestion would be to find a local place that does fast salads and soups, etc. It is healthier, and not to mention safer to eat!

 

Healthy Tortilla Hummus Wrap

Lunches are the meals that most of us eat the unhealthiest at. Whether you stop and grab fast food, or skip it all together. However, lunch is the meal that will give you energy for the rest of the day! This recipe is healthy, super fast, and with give you some awesome energy to get you through the rest of the day!

Ingredients

1 whole wheat tortilla

1 tablespoon hummus

1/2 cup spinach

1 tablespoon salsa

1 tablespoon sour green

1 shopped mini pepper

 

Procedure

  1. Place tortilla on plate
  2. Spread hummus on tortilla
  3. Spread spinach on tortilla
  4. Top with chopped pepper, salsa, and sour cream

I personally eat this lunch several times  week! it is so fast, so good, and so healthy! You can make it in the morning and bring it with you, drive home really fast and make it, or find something similar to it at a restaurant or store.

 

 

Best Smoothie Choices

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Over the counter smoothies can have a ton of calories, and by a ton, I mean in the thousands! Here are some ways to make sure you don’t get one that is that many, but that are still yummy!

  • Only drink 8-10 ounces as opposed to a 24 oz.
  • Make sure there isn’t frozen yogurt in it.
  • Split it with a friend.
  • Look for fruits with lots of calories, like bananas.
  • Don’t get candy flavors, like oreo blast.
  • Shoot for simple ingredients as opposed to lots of ingredients.
  • Count it as a meal and not a snack.

Enjoy your smoothies in the summer, but also enjoy keeping your bikini bod!

What To Get At Subway

 

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Subway is a very popular place to go and get lunch, but as usual, you need to be very aware of what you are ordering. Here are some great options to get when you are there, and they are light for summer!

  • Veggie Delight on flatbread (6 inch)
  • Steak and provolone sandwich on wheat (6 inch)
  • Smoked Turkey breast with veggies on flatbread (6 inch)
  • Chicken provolone and veggie sandwich on wheat (6 inch)

As for drinks, subway usually has Fuze products, or Sobe products, which are great to get if you are in the mood for flavored water. Otherwise, just get water. Soda can make you feel really bloated and big, which is not good if you are about to show off your swimsuit!
Here is another tip while you are there… skip that chips! They are just empty calories and serve no purpose.
Eat, enjoy, and hang out with your friends!

What To Get At Noodles

Noodles and Company is absolutely delicious! You do need to be careful of what you get to eat there though. Here are a couple of healthy and moderately low-cal options when you go there:

  • The Mediterranean Salad
  • Thai Curry Soup
  • Bangkok Curry
  • Chinese Chop Salad

(If given option for protein, get organic tofu or grilled chicken)

These options are delicious, and as healthy as you are going to get when eating there!

You can also download Noodles nutrition app here