Posts Tagged ‘Ezekiel cereal’

DIY Fiber-Filled Cereal…Because Honey Smacks Isn’t Cutting It

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.

I’m a hugggge fan of cereal. It’s quick, effortless, & super filling.

However cereals like Lucky Charms & Fruity Pebbles do absolutely nothing for you besides adding blubber to your ass.

There are some brands that are packed with fiber ( examples: Ezekiel’s cereal, Fiber One, & original Shredded Wheat ) but I prefer to DIM ( do it myself ).

Why wouldn’t I? This mixture takes a total of two minutes & I love knowing exactly what I’m putting in my body. Chemical-filled, sickie cereals just don’t do it for me.

Extra additions: almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt. And a sprinkle of cinnamon/nutmeg/pumpkin pie spice is real mouth party too.

Quick skinny tip: use bowls that are this size when you’re wolfing down any kind of cereal. Think: portion control, portion control, portion control!

Love.L

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.

DIY Fiber-Filled Cereal:

1/2 cup of unsweetened muesli ( w/ or w/o raisins )

2 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes

2 tablespoons of sliced almonds, unsalted

1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds, unsalted

1 tablespoon flaxseeds, whole

A few raspberries

A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, &/or pumpkin pie spice

Optional: add almond milk, rice milk, or Greek yogurt.

Directions: wash berries. Mix the combination with a spoon. Sprinkle spices on top. Add milk or a few spoonfuls yogurt on top. P.S. make tons of this at once so you always have healthy cereal on hand!

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.

Bagel Apple Rings…But Without the Carbs & Cals

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks healthy, easy recipes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks healthy, easy recipes.

I’m.a.huge.believer.in.snacking. Meals are overwhelming- that three meal-a-day concept is BS. When I saw these on Pinterest, I decided to add some skinny mods. Instead of raw oats or sugary granola, I subbed Ezekiel’s Golden Flax cereal [ << yummmm ]. On the bagel-sliced apples, I used a swipe of almond butter, rather than peanut butter. Lastly, diced apricots + chopped pecans were used as a substitution for wrinkly, old raisins.

Why this snack is amaze: it’s easy, quick, ideal for worker bee’s…& the best part: the apple rings are incredibly filling.

So no. They’re not technically carb-filled, overly salted bagels. Just apples shaped like them ; ).

P.S. if you’re a bagel addict & apples don’t fit your fancy, try using bagel thins.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks healthy, easy recipes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks healthy, easy recipes.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, lifestyle blogger, health blogger, and skinny blogger talks healthy, easy recipes.

 

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No one likes the Freshman 15

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Hi Beauties! Let’s talk about the dreaded Freshman 15…

Here is a grocery list for college students [ that have no refrigerator access ] who feel trapped into eating cafeteria food, late-night pizza + ranch dressing, and/or mac n’ cheese at 3 am:

+ Pirate’s Booty [ best kind: the lunch pack bags for kids aka the Sponge Bob kind ]
+ Cuties Clementines 
+ Cashews + dried organic Turkish apricots 
+ Almond butter packets [ I like putting these on bananas/apples/pears ]
+ Apple chips
+ Smart Food popcorn clusters 
+ Veggie or sweet potato chips [ I like this brand ]
+ Ezekiel cereal [ mix this with Rice Milk- which doesn't have to be refrigerated ]
+ Wasabi peas
+ 1/2 of a Lara bar
+ Laughing Cow light cheese wedges

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Just because you’re actively making an effort to eat healthy, doesn’t mean portion control shouldn’t still be demonstrated. Tips for portion control:

+ Never, ever eat out of bag/box- pour it in a small bowl [ think a miso soup-sized bowl ]
+ Buy small glass wear, bowls, plates, wine glasses, etc. There’s no reason to eat out of a swimming pool-sized bowl.
+ Portion examples: nuts = a handful, fruit = 2 tangerines, chips/popcorn/pretzels = miso soup-sized bowl

Stock up your dorm room or kitchen ASAP- there’s no reason to not have quick, low-cal snacks laying around for when you’re in a pinch!

Oh, and say buh-bye to soda- it’s a disgusting, horrible chemical & causes bloat.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger with skinny tips and tricks that promote weight loss.

 

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Oh, Heyyyy Bee Pollen & Flaxseed

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It’s rare for my day to begin without bee pollen & flaxseed. I sprinkle it in smoothies, cereal, & oatmeal all the time. This morning my breakfast consisted of a few scoops of Ezekiel cereal, pumpkin spice, rice milk, Truvia, blueberries, refrigerated bee pollen, & flaxseed. Even though there are plenty of healthy breakfast options, they aren’t always time efficient. Cold cereal is convenient for when I am running late low on time & famished.

* Quick skinny tip: These Antropologie tiny bowls are amazing when it comes to portion control. There’s no need to pour your AM cereal into a horse trough; plan ahead, buy smaller dishes.

Flaxseed Benefits:

+ High in B Vitamins.

+ Eliminates bloat.

+ Promotes proper function of the intestines [ ew!, but necessary ].

+ Note: it’s better for the flaxseeds to be ground for nutrients, however regular flaxseed taste better – I use both.

Bee Pollen Benefits: 

+ Contains vitamins, minerals, & proteins.

+ All of the essential amino acids are present in bee pollen [ <<<< so important ].

+ Increases energy & builds the immune system.

+ Note: the refrigerated brands are best.

Um…amazing, much?!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks on how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks on how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks on how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger and wellness blogger with skinny tips and tricks on how to lose weight.

 

Love, Lauryn

 

Food Diary

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego

 

Perhaps it’s just me, but I have discovered that reading from an actual list of healthy snacks & meals is a simple way to incorporate them into my diet. When reading labels I primary only check the sugar content- if it’s more than six grams per serving, I’ll pass or only have a few bites [ I never count calories ]. Refined white sugar is a big factor in weight gain & has no nutritional value. Here’s a peak [ P.S. I change up what I eat all the time! ].

Last Friday’s food intake:

8:30 am- A small glass of Simply Orange Juice [ half OJ, half sparkling water ], a serving of Ezekiel 100% flour-less, sprouted grain cereal with a serving of Rice Dream milk & a handful of blueberries.

9:30 am- Beach workout with the girls [ I drank a 33 ounce water bottle ].

10:30 am- 1 medium sized banana & a medium coffee with a splash of soy milk [ I like to add pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and/or nutmeg as sweetener ].

12:00 pm- Taught a Pure Barre class and drank a Juicer’s veggie juice [ kale, bell peppers, ginger, lemon, apples, beets, tomatoes & spinach ].

1:30 pm- A huge handful of pistachios & another 33 ounce water bottle [ I prefer Evian or Smart Water ].

2:15 pm- A protein burger sans the bun with Dijon mustard & a small mixed greens salad.

4:30 pm- Brown rice chips [ about 15- I love Lundberg Family Farms Sea Salt brand ] with hummus & a couple squeezes of lemon.

6:00 pm- Another 33 ounce water bottle.

6:30 pm- One glass of cabernet [ it was a Friday! ]

7:30 pm- An omelette with 3 egg whites, spinach & reduced fat cheese  [ I'm weird...I always eat breakfast for dinner ] & a side spaghetti squash [ I eat this almost every night- so many benefits to squash ].

9:00 pm- A glass of water, a half glass of cab & a big bowl of raspberries with Truvia.

11:30 pm- Sleep [ my biggest beauty secret ]!

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Ezekiel cereal with blueberries & rice milk ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Coffee w/ a splash of soy milk & a dash of pumpkin pie spice ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from San Diego, California

[ Pistachios are high in lutein which promote healthy skin ]

Weight loss and fitness blogger from Southern California

[ Veggie juice from Juicer's in Solana Beach, CA. ]

Weight loss blogger from Southern California

[ Hummus, lemon & brown rice chips ]

Love, Lauryn