Jul 30, 2015

7 Swaps for a Healthy Sweet Tooth

Are you trying to eat healthier, but finding it hard to ignore the siren call of the ice cream truck and the allure of the checkout candy display?

Eating healthy isn't about deprivation. That's unsustainable and no fun! Because a healthy lifestyle is about balance, it's totally fine - great, in my opinion - to indulge in chocolate bars, ice cream, and so on from time to time.

Since indulging in the 'real thing' multiple times a day won't be great for your health or well-being in the long run if it's every day, however, here are some healthy swaps that to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health goals!

Jul 27, 2015

Recipe: County Fair Apple Pie

Before I get to today's dessert recipe, I have exciting news to share.

The Princess Games was released today! 

King Winkle and Queen Periwinkle have a problem. They need a princess, and they need her fast. With the upcoming peace-keeping marriage between Prince Linus of Branninia and the princess of the fair Kingdom of Hoggenbottom, it's a bit risky to admit they don't have a princess.
Instead, they decide to host The Princess Games. Soon enough, the fairest maidens of the land are gathered in front of the castle, fairy-godmothers in tow! With a goofy king, an obsessive compulsive advisor, and a fairy godmother whose spells do whatever they want, these games are about to get interesting.
Even if Emma and her clumsy Fairy Louise can manage to do well in the competition, she'll have to get past the expert spells of Fairy Faye and the beauty of Laralyn, who is intent on pleasing her ambitious mother at any cost.

Check it out on Amazon!

Okay, back to the food - I may be a city girl now, but that doesn't change that I grew up in North Carolina. Carolina girls love pie!

Whether you're a southerner, a northerner, a mid-westerner, or something else entirely (I realize I didn't mention most of the planet), I am sure you can enjoy a good pie. And if you can't you just haven't had really good pie yet!

Whether you need a recipe for a dessert for a dinner party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just because, this apple pie recipe is a simple and delicious way to convert your friends and family to the pie side of life! 

It's sweeter over here.

Jul 24, 2015

Review + GIVEAWAY - Chike Peanut Butter!

Peanut butter is heavenly. 

I eat peanut butter every single day, multiple times per day, and have for as long as I can remember (with minor exceptions of a few days here and there occasionally while traveling - but even then, I definitely opt for peanut butter whenever it's an option). 

I'm a vegetarian and peanut butter is a great plant-based source of protein and probably one of my main sources of protein, give how much of it that I eat! 

For those trying to cut back on fat, however, the high fat content of peanut butter can make it a less convenient source of a lot of protein. Peanut butter can still be enjoyed in moderate amounts, but spoon-to-jar munching (I have been known to go through multiple jars of peanut butter a week - in fact, that's most weeks) is less advisable.

Unless you're talking about Chike Peanut Butter!

With Chike Peanut Butter, pictured above in both the original and chocolate varieties alongside their High Protein Coffee shake powder (starring muscle-building whey protein!), you get all the protein and flavor of traditional peanut butter with a fraction of the fat and calories. 

Read on for my review of the powdered peanut butter, as well as information on how to enter to win 2 jars of your own!

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