Protein Bars- The Good, The Bad, and the Tasty

Protein Bars – The Good, The Bad, & The Tasty

I remember biting into my first protein bar. It was chocolaty, sugary, and... What's that?? "Healthy?!" I was hooked. Okay, so maybe I don't remember the exact first time, but I do remember having a major teenage addiction to the convenience of grabbing a sweet Balance or Clif bar when hunger stroke. What I didn't realize was, although it was healthier than reaching for a candy bar, it was by no means a viable meal replacement. Okay, so here's the scoop. There is a time and place for protein or energy bars and there's also certain criteria for finding one beneficial for your goals. I'm breaking down the good, the bad, and the tasty for picking the best protein bars.

healthy sea salt and vinegar zucchini chips

Super Bowl Snack Attack! Sea Salt & Vinegar Zucchini Chip Recipe

I am the WORST football fan. Let's just be real. I'm not much of a sport TV watcher in general. The situation becomes more bleak when the game lasts more than two hours. I just can't concentrate or sit still that long! Now sport outings or parties... count me in! My favorite games to celebrate are of course my Alma Mater's games. Fight On Trojans! However, the Super Bowl definitely comes in a close second. I love any excuse to be a little rowdy, eat delicious food, enjoy a few cold beverages, and pretend like I have a clue what's going on on the field. I know what you're thinking. Does she really eat all that game-day food?? Well, yes, and no. Whether

healthy double dipped chocolate yogurt covered strawberries

Healthy Valentine’s Day Double Dipped Dark Chocolate & Yogurt Covered Strawberries

There's nothing quite as satisfying as biting into a chocolate covered strawberry. It starts with the crunch of the creamy, rich chocolate and ends with a big juicy bite of a perfectly ripe strawberry. Chocolate has to be my favorite part about Valentine's Day. Okay, so I love getting flowers and extra attention too. Oh, and jewelry is an easy way to make me giddy. Robby, are you taking notes?? haha! But Valentine's Day just isn't the same without a sweet treat to help spread the love. Whether you're sharing Valentine's Day with your significant other, best girlfriend, mom, or your dog, you deserve to treat yourself without feeling guilty about it! This is your day, lady! Valentine's Day is not

Fluffy, Creamy, and Oh So Healthy Whoopie Pies

SUGAR!!! The food group we all love to hate. We crave it, dream about it, all while trying to avoid it. I will admit it's my weakness. I have a major sweet tooth. During the holidays I let my sweet tooth have all the fun. However, over the past week as I've tried to get back into my normal healthy habits, my heightened desire to eat chocolate has lingered. Day after day I've told myself, "Today I am going to just say no. Just one day to break the habit." Sound familiar? I talk a lot about balance here at Life in Spandex. I urge you to give in to your cravings regularly in a responsible way. And I mean it!

Soothing Stomach Smoothie

Stomach Soothing Smoothie

I can deal with fatigue, muscle soreness, or even a headache, but give me a stomach ache and my whole day is ruined. I’ve dealt with indigestion issues from a young age. I would wake up with an acidic stomach, belly aches, and a little nausea.  No matter what I ate or did that day, it would just persist. It wasn’t until I became a Pescatarian in college that I felt a difference in my digestion. A little over a year ago I made the decision to add poultry back into my diet. I still limit the amount quite a bit because I do feel best when I stick with a vegetarian and sea food diet. Sunday I woke up with