Healthy Snacking Ahead!

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Healthy Snacking Ahead!

Feeling snacky? This is a feeling I get on a daily basis. The urge to snack. So naturally, I had to come up with a healthy option! Check out the recipes below for a sweet tooth option or a spicy kick!

What you will need:

SPICY KICK OPTION
1 can garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed)
2 tbsp. cumin
2tbsp. chili powder
2tbsp. cayenne pepper

OR SWEET TOOTH OPTION:

1 can garbanzo beans
2-3 tbsp. of cinnamon
1-2 tbsp. truvia

Directions for both:

Drain and rinse garbanzo beans. Lay the garbanzo beans out on a paper towel and pat dry. Let sit for 5 minutes to dry a bit longer (this helps them get crunchier in the baking process)

Place garbanzo beans in a mixing bowl and add desired seasonings. Toss lightly.

Spray a baking sheet with non stick oil spray. Lay the seasoned garbanzo beans on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes remove from the oven and shake the tray slightly to mix the beans. Place tray back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

Remove from oven- let cool- and SNACK AWAY WITHOUT ALL THE GUILT!! 🙂

Fact: Garbanzo beans are packed with protein. Protein combined with everyday workouts helps build lean muscle. Muscle burns fat. The way I see it- this is a WIN!!

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Ground Turkey, Veggie and Quinoa Soup

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Ground Turkey, Veggie and Quinoa Soup

This soup warms my soul! All you need are some healthy veggies, ground turkey and the super grain QUINOA. Enjoy!

Directions:
Heat EVOO on medium high heat and add garlic.
Sautee garlic, chopped onion, and bell peppers in a tiny bit of EVOO in a soup pot (about 4 minutes).
Add ground turkey and your favorite seasonings and let it brown.
Once the ground turkey begins to brown add in:
-chicken or veggie broth (about 4 cups) and one cup of water
-one can diced tomatoes
– chopped kale
– one cup quinoa
Once you have added in the above ingredients bring the soup to a boil and cover for 20 minutes.

Serve hot and top with a bit of shredded parmesan cheese if desired! Filling and Healthy- it does’t get better than that!

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I just ordered my Perfect Fit Protein from toneitup.com and fell instantly in love. Using this ORGANIC protein, bananas, and oats I was able to make the most delicious guilt free desert ( I was feeling a bit indulgent and added mini semi sweet chocolate morsels!) Those beautiful ladies from “Tone It Up” are on to something and I love them for it! I would highly suggest ordering their perfect fit protein and following their recipes that include it 🙂