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Heeyyy Bikini Body: A Lil Fourth of July Snackity Snack

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Ohhhhh hayyyy, Mr. 4th of July.

Yaya! Tomorrow’s the Fourth ( I know, I know, have I talked about the Fourth too much? Whatevs ) & when it comes to any holiday in general, I’m a huge fan of BYOSF.

So whatever you’re doing tomorrow, BYOSF.

BYOSF= bring your own skinny food…der!

Instead of stuffing my face with every single flag themed food imaginable ( AKA flag shaped pizza, cake, pie, etc ), wouldn’t I bring something that’s healthy/filling/bikini-esque?

Ok, so say hello to the most perf Fourth snack ever:

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

Keep it simple, stupid with this one, my friends.

All ya gotta do is slice ripe bananas. Then add a drop of raw honey, one walnut ( per slice ), & a goji berry to each piece. I added blueberries in the middle of the snack to keep it super festive & theme-y. Superrrrr easy. Goji berry benefits can be found here if you’re interested.

Plus this snack looks like you spent some time whipping it up, when in actuality it takes about ten seconds. This skinny snack will pretty allow you to have your own Fourth of July, firework par-tay in your mouth…while rocking a teeny-weeny bikini.

And of course, don’t forget to check out my 4th to-do list!

Also, stay tuned: later tonight I’m sharing my top, top secret diuretic bikini-time tea which is perfect for tomorrow AM.

Enjoy the fireworks, lovers! For any lovely international readers: I love you too. MWAH!

x le

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The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.

The Skinny Confidential talks diet, fitness, and health.
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Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

That’s right, you hurrd. Olive.oil.ice.cubes.

These aren’t like, ice cubes to casually throw in your passion fruit tea though.

These are special, magical ice cubes that will make your hectic, crazed life easier.

Because that’s what TSC is all about…making YOUR life easier.

Life’s hard enough already, thanks.

Anyway. Back to these weird-ass ice cubes.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Here’s a lil back story: I have this seriously bizarre obsession with spaghetti squash. I eat it allllll the time. My friends will call me on a Monday night & they’re all, “what up?” And per usual I’ll reply “just cooking spaghetti squash, e-mailing, & watching Real Housewives.”

Cooking spaghetti squash is my thing. I add a bunch of arugula underneath it ( fills ya up, big time! ), pile on the squash, & add a little Rao’s super spicy arrabbiata sauce with lemon, chili flake, a sprinkle of fresh parm, & some fresh basil..superrrrr satisfying.

Ok, wait, I’m off topic ( WTF’s new though? ).

So the problem?

Whelp, the herbs, der.

Think about it: if I’m cooking spaghetti squash three to four times a week like an OCD weirdo, I want fresh herbs.

Not some canned shit that’s labeled McCormick. I want balls-to-the-walls, real deal basil. In fact, sometimes I’ll even buy a little, cutie basil plant…because why the hell not?

Sadly fresh herbs go bad. & they go bad fast.

This is where the olive oil ice cubes come in.

When cooking my spaghetti squash, I like to heat the Rao’s sauce up with a little olive oil. So by freezing the herbs in the olive oil ice cubes, I preserve my herbs longer & don’t have to worry about them turning a nasty color.

See? They’re still pretty green.

And since I’m always one to add a little flare, I threw in some pomegranate seeds ( antioxidants!!! ). Pome seeds rock my world & I love them on EVERYTHING. Pasta, salad, oatmeal, sparkling water, etc.

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Ready For Your World To Be Rocked? EVOO Ice Cubes. Yupppp.I’ve used my ice cubes for salad dressing ( they just need to be warmed ) & on pizza ( POME seeds x a tad EVOO x basil?!!! OMG ). Do whatever your little heart desires with these magic cubes.

Directions: grab some non-GMO, organic EVOO, a handful of fresh pomegranate seeds, & diced basil ( it’s up to you on how much; get crazy ) & throw it all in a silicon ice cube holder…wait a few hours…& you’re golden.

For more detailed info & an exact breakdown, click here.

Anyone else have any economical tips on how to preserve herbs? Tell, tell.

x le

The Skinny Confidential shares her tips for olive oil ice cubes.

Seriously Bomb Trail Mix That Takes 10 Seconds


The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.
The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

Ohhhhh…you know what’s good? Like, real, real good?

Almonds x coconut flakes.

& then add in a little berry medley, & it’s better than good.

Seriously mind blowing.

So if you’re a health nut, like me, I have a sweet, lil treat for you: toasted coconut x unsalted almond, dried berry trail mix.

I mean…

Here’s my deal with trail mix: I’m not a trail mixie-in-the-car-only-kinda-person. My trail mix has a serious purpose: I put it in 100 calorie Ziplock bags & put it in each of my handbags.

I also put little portion controlled bowls throughout my house. I have them in my kitchen so when I’m cooking I can grab a convenient, healthy snack. I have them in my room by bed so I don’t slam cookies down my throat at midnight. I have them in my living room for friends to snack on because bowls of candy are overrated.

A bowl of nature’s candy is way better:

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

Some benefits of almonds? Glad you asked.

Sexy, delish unsalted almonds reduce the risk of heart attacks, lower ‘bad’ cholesterol, protect artery walls from damage, build strong bones/teeth, aid in weight loss, nourish the nervous system, & alkalize the body.

This trail mix also obviously includes coconut flakes ( contains protein, fiber, zinc, & iron ), dried goji berries ( helps with stress & they’re anti-aging! ), & dried blueberries ( filled with antioxidants & Vitamin C ). If you want to get cray, add some dark chocolate chips too.

Oh! & I’m a not a measure-y person, so I basically did a handful of almonds & a 1/2 handful of the rest of the ingreds.

Easy, peasy.

And don’t forget to add your mixture to a 100 cal Ziplock bag for the perfect mid-day snack.

What’s your favorite DIY trail mix? xx. L

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The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

The Skinny Confidential talks DIY trail mix.

 

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