Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake featured

Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

The best part of October? Well other than it being my birthday month, the excuse to eat more chocolate (and cake... or chocolate cake)! Unfortunately, most store-bought Halloween treats are filled with artificial ingredients, tons of extra sugar, and trans fats up the wazoo! Homemade Snickers bars are great - if you have two extra hours to spare to food process and an extra paycheck to buy all the necessary ingredients. Stop the discrimination! I believe busy girls should also be able to enjoy healthier homemade sweets too. So, I came up with a delicious and healthy Halloween (or anytime) dessert recipe that only looks like it took lots of effort! It’s blood, no guts, no brains, no raspberry topping!!

Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup

Healthy Halloween Candy Roundup

It’s that time of year again where you can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with the temptation of diving into a bite-sized Snickers… or Reese’s.. mmm, Reese’s. Whether it be the nostalgia of eating candy until I felt sick as a child, the colder weather, or darker nights, it feels that much harder to resist the urge to say yes to candy offerings this time of year. Or maybe it’s because every business I walk into has a huge bowl of Nestle goodies at their front desk! Can’t a girl run errands in peace?! I believe chocolate and other healthy treats are they’re own food group that can be enjoyed on a regular basis. When I was little I would

Healthy Halloween Candy - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Halloween Candy – Dark Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Bite Recipe

Can you tell how excited I am about the upcoming holiday? It's getting pretty festive up in here at Life in Spandex! If you haven't already, checked out your new Spooky Halloween Workout and enter for a chance to win a FREE Online Fitness Consultation with me. You won't want to miss this one! You've all been doing so well on your healthy fitness journeys! However, Halloween is just not Halloween without tricks AND treats! Sadly, a lot of store bought candy is filled with nasty artificial ingredients and preservatives. Yuck! Don't worry, I have a solution! I've come up with a recipe that tastes better than the store bought junk and fits perfectly in with your healthy lifestyle. My all-time favorite Halloween candy was

Spooky and Fun Halloween Workout

NEW Spooky & Fun Halloween Workout

Happy Halloween week fitties! To kick off one of my favorite holidays, I created a new Spooky & Fun Halloween Workout. It may not actually scare you, but it will definitely sculpt your muscles, give you an awesome energy boost, and make you feel confident in your Halloween costume! All you need is a set of dumbbells that challenge you on the last 2-3 reps of each exercise. Directions Complete 10-15 reps of each exercise back to back. Rest for 30-60 seconds then repeat the circuit another one to two times for a total of two to three sets! Exercise Explanations Broomstick Ride (Lunge to Twist)  Targets: Thighs, glutes, obliques, abs, and shoulders Start with feet hip-distance, parallel and hold one dumbbell at