A Little Bit Healthier Halloween Treat

Here is a little Halloween treat that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating! Chocolate-Covered Banana Almond Butter Bites 2 large ripe bananas 1/8 cup almond butter 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup dark chocolate chips Peel bananas and slice into quarter-inch pieces. Mix the almond butter and applesauce in a small dish. Smear…

How to Stay Healthy During Halloween

  For kids and us adults, Halloween is all about costumes and candy! Who are we kidding, it is all about the candy!  The key is balancing the Halloween treats while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  A little indulgence won’t hurt, but eating an entire bag of candy in one night is not a good…

Sweat Together, Stay Together!

It is no secret that Doug and I love to exercise!  Since the beginning of our relationship we were always trying new and challenging workouts! Over the last few months we have stepped up our game even more and now lift together! I never thought I would say this, but I love lifting! When we…

Pumpkin Bread Made Healthy

With the cold air settling in this week, I think this pumpkin bread may be calling my name!  Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread and when you add in pumpkin it just makes things even better! 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (homemadeor canned) 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour 3/4 cup…

Warrior Salute Raffle Prize Donor: Tango Charlie Apparel

Yet another Rochester-based, American-made company that has blown up quickly. Tango Charlie is most closely aligned with the fitness industry as a leading apparel line. He even has a line that supports our military men and women and first responders. Every sector of the military has a designed shirt; perfect for a gift for those…

Warrior Salute Raffle Prize Donation Highlight: Soapestella

Proud to talk about another amazing Rochester-based company: Soapestella In the past few months, I have been trying to break out of the norm in SO many things. One of those norms, is buying plain, basic, habitual items at the grocery store, when I could find handmade, local, amazing products instead. This is where Soapestella…

PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN WAFFLES

I am thinking I may need to buy a waffle maker in the near future! Ingredients: – 1 scoop protein powder – 14g almond flour or coconut flour – 3 tbsp (46g) egg whites – a dash of baking powder (about 1/2 tsp) – 1/2 tsp cinnamon – 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice – 75g…

Post Competition Recap with Diana & Jen

Last weekend Diana and Jen competed in their first ever figure competition.  Here are a few pictures and post competition highlights! The day before and day of what did it feel like getting ready, and stepping on stage? Diana:  The day before I felt like a chicken with my head cut off. It was a…

SPECIAL Donation Level Spotlight: Karma Water

SO excited to be talking about this one!! We are offering an exclusive donation level: $30 donation gets you a CASE of 12 Karma Waters AND 15 raffle tickets to put in to win even more stuff!! What is Karma Water? Well, let me tell you from my perspective and what I tell everyone… I…

Gruntz Fundraiser Donor Spotlight: Bodymind Float Center

Win 2 free floats from Bodymind Float Center on Park Ave!! ($130 value!!!) Floatation Therapy is all about NOTHING.  No gravity, sound or light.  Escape the hubbub of everyday life for ninety minutes.  The float tank is a powerful tool for managing  pain and stress, and for self-exploration.  Weoffer float tanks in clean, private rooms with all…

High-Protein Chicken Crust Pizza

Chicken Crust Pizza Yep, you read that right! This pizza is built on a foundation of chicken so it’s ideal for us high-protein dieters. This protein-packed pie is as low-carb as it gets so if you’re a real meat lover, layer on even more for toppings like pepperoni, turkey sausage, or bacon. Serves 4 Ingredients…

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin and October seem to go hand and hand! I love everything pumpkin and even though most of the recipes out there may not be so healthy, I thought I would take the month of October to post a healthy pumpkin based recipes!  The first one up is a pumpkin pie smoothie!  It is like…