Posts Tagged ‘easy’

Sooo Good it Hurts!!! Bomb-Ass Cinnamon/Cider Brussels Sprouts

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Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Yesterday I had a pre-Thanksgivs meltdown.

Well, not really, but kinda.

I wanted to post the PERFECT Skinny Confidential recipe for you guys.

But I didn’t want to make skinny stuffing or nasty gravy ( sorry, not a fan ).

So alllllll day long I was OCD-ing on WTF to post {?!?!}.

At around 6 pm I decided to text my über-healthy friend, Carly.

And obviously she had the best recipe ever. Because, duh.

I mean, seriously— cinnamon/cider Brussels sprouts?

Heaven.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

The easiest directions ever ( makes four servings ): in a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. Cook Brusssels sprouts ( cut side down ), flipping once until browned for ten to twelve minutes. Add apple & pear; cook until soft for five minutes. Add cider & cinnamon; simmer, stirring, until all liquid cooks away.

Oh, & NBD: a serving offers about 3/4 of your daily need for Vitamin C.

I made these today & will def be whipping ‘um up tomorrow for TG.

So good it hurts.

Happy Thanksgiving-eve!

X.Lauryn

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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Easy-Ass, Not So Pretty, Vegan Quinoa Salad

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

This recipe rocks my world.

I have literally made this quinoa salad five times a week for linner ( linner= lunch + dinner combined ) for the past month.

Back story: one random Monday I had no greens in the fridge…but was desperately craving a salad.

I decided to make my usual daily snack: I threw avocado into a bowl & added Himalayan pink crystal salt + Meyer lemon juice.

Suddenly I had the bright idea to add vegan quinoa, some leftover pomegranate seeds, & a spoonful of hummus.

All was amaze…but it needed spice.

Cue the chili flakes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

It was so yummmm, guys. Like, so, so party-in-my-mouth-yum. I’ve been OMG-ing ever since the first bite.

And honestly, this salad is super F-ing ugly to look at, but I don’t care- it’s addictive.

Warning: once you try this, prepare to fall in love…it’s that good.

xx.Lauryn

{{ For a low-cal dressing option, click here }}.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.Quick, easy quinoa recipe

Mini DeLites

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Door decor ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ A birthday gift handmade by my friend, Carly ]

Umm…after BBQ, light beer, & lots of Trader Joe’s quinoa chips…

Is anyone else feeling like they need a good, old three day juice cleanse?

Welp, I’m thinking another juice cleanse challenge needs to happen for summer.

STAT.

So if you’re interested in doing a juice cleanse with me July 1st through the 3rd, lemme know! You’ll de-bloat in the healthiest way while gaining energy. Lovvvvve.

I can send you the DIY juice cleanse instruction sheet ( e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com for specific instructions ) or you can do the exact one ( <<< Suja, duh! ) I’ll be doing ( which be found here ).

I’m looking SO forward to cleansing right before the 4th—! I know, I know, it’s early notice but I want you all in on it with me.

Plan ahead, peeps! Summer 2013 grind time!!

xx.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ The best snack ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Channeling my inner kid with a nightlight ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ My champagne-filled Saturday to celebrate a friend's birthday! {{ shop: skirt, top, bag }} ]

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

[ Latest favorite earrings ]

Skinny Ideas for Sassy Summer Fruits

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Summer’s comingggggg! Yaaayyy! I’m so excited to get my hands on all of the colorful, delicious summertime fruit. I mean, who doesn’t like throwing frozen grapes in some bubbly while lounging poolside?

Obviously I do ; ).

Anyway here’s some easy, quick skinny snacks with summer fruit:

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Berries ( black/boysen/raspb/straw ):

  • Add them to Greek yogurt.
  • Make this 5 second, fresh au naturel jam.
  • Throw a medley of berries into Ezekiel cereal ( or any sprouted cereal ).
  • Stuff raspberries with dark chocolate pieces ( more info here ).
  • Dip strawberries in dark chocolate for a quick, easy dessert. Watch our tutorial here.
  • Dressing: put any berries through a sieve to remove the seeds. Add a bit of olive oil & some fresh squeezed lemon juice. Add pinch of sea salt & black pepper & toss into a salad.
  • Smoothies!! Duh. Everyone loves a berry smoothie. My favorite: a banana, spinach leaves, raspberries, water, & hemp seeds. Cheers!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Green grapes:

  • They’re THE best frozen treat. After they’re frozen use them as ice cubes in your wine! Check out this post.
  • Eat them with a slice of jalapeño cheese! YUM.
  • I am obsessed with grapes + low fat cottage cheese.
  • Add sliced grapes to tuna or chicken salad.
  • Stomp them into wine. Kidding. Kind of.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, fashion blogger, and lifestyle blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

+ Tangerines ( aka ‘Cuties’ &/or clementines )

  • Literally the perfect ‘purse snack.’ I may or may not carry three in my oversized handbag on the reg.
  • These cutie tangy’s are delish in any fruit salad. I am obsessed with this salad.
  • This may sound weird. But I’m seriously, serious when I say I always dip tangerine slices into hummus.
  • Add sliced tangerines to any chicken dish. The flavors pair well together.
  • Use the zest of a tangerine peel ( in substitution of a lemon twist ) in any poolside cocktail.

What’s your favorite way to use summer fruit? xx.L

100 Calories for Ice Cream AND Cookies??! Yesssss Indeed.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Are you ready for me to rock your world?

How’s this sounding to ya: 100 cals for mint chocolate chip ice cream + cookies.

Yessssssss.

Heaven on earth, right?

A pint of Arctic Zero ice cream is 150 cals. I used a third of the container + half a packet of 100 calorie Snackwell’s.

Ta da.

This lil’ dime is equal to a total of 100 calories; it’s a satisfying, no added cellulite, Willy Wonka-style dessert.

Happy almost weekend! MWAH!

Love.L

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

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