Posts Tagged ‘Oasis bread’

Magical, Bad Ass Pomegranate Seeds

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

Pomegranate seeds are freaking magical. I use them in/on everything.

Why?

Glad you asked.

Welp, they’re anti-aging, fight cancer, help control blood pressure, loaded with nutrients/antioxidants, low cal, & a total superfood.

These are some of the ways I use the tiny red antioxidants:

<< On top of fro-yo or coconut (dairy-free) ice cream with a bit of real maple syrup.

<< I use them in a juicer with kale, cucumber, lemon, & ginger.

<< In the mood for a Mexican fiesta? Throw them on top of enchiladas or tacos.

<< Sprinkle them on top of a smoothie.

<< A skinny pomegranate margarita ( or mojito ) is freaking delish.

<< Make a mocktail: sparkling water, lime, & pomegranate seeds.

<< Salsa. Just trust me. Add them to any salsa & get ready to die.

<< Greek yogurt, cinnamon, & pomegranate seeds= heaven.

<< Sprinkle some seeds on your oatmeal…so much better than sugary-ass Crasins.

<< Use 45 calorie flaxseed Oasis toast & mash the seeds with a fork to make ‘jam.’

<< On top of a sweet potato.

<< They pair well with any fish ( ESP tuna!).

<< In champagne. Because duh, bubbly & pomegranate seeds? Die.

<< My absolute favie way to use the seed: add them to literally any salad or quinoa ( << I do this daily ). So yummers.

FYI: I am not a fan of pasteurized pomegranate juice- I would rather just use the real fruit. Also, if eating them instead of drinking the seeds provides tons of fiber. The seeds can be found at any Trader Joe’s location.

Because let’s be honest: removing those lil shits from the white part of the fruit is a real bitch!

The best part: it so easy to just throw the seeds on anything. I mean, seriously. Pomegranate seeds are the bomb.com.

Right?!

Happy weekend! xx.

- Lauryn

My Favorite Snack in the World= Avo + Low Carb Toast

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.

If you read TSC then you know I’m all for easy, healthy, quick snack ideas. This isn’t the 1950′s where women have hours to cook. I mean, OMG, who has time to whip up a piece of seasoned salmon and an organic vegetable medley with a side of lentils? Seriously. Unless you’re Martha Stewart, the easier/healthier/quicker, the better.

So on that lil note, this probs isn’t the right blog for someone who’s looking to cook beef wellington or fresh baked bread. Unless it’s an occasion, I’m keeping it simple, stupid.

Anyway.

Let’s talk about avocado. An avo a day, keeps the doctor away. Like, if avocado were a guy, I’d marry his ass. The fruit ( yes, it’s a fruit ) contains so many sexy health benefits ( to name a few: tons of Vit E, lowers cholesterol, prevents breast cancer, & is fab for the heart ) + they’re absolutely delish. I’m literally addicted.

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

Examples of easy/quick ways I eat a daily avocado: on rice crackers, out of the shell with salt & lemon, fresh guac, on top of pizza, in salads, smoothies, &/or with cottage cheese. Today I took pics of how I ate him: on low carb toast ( Oasis is my fav ) with Meyer lemon, a slice of tomato, a dash of salt, & a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

Bam! The best snack evs.

For Sunday’s big football game substitute some low carb crackers to make this snackie poo as an appetizer. Your boytoy will be in heaven.

For more Super Bowl food ideas click here.

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.

Make Your Own Healthy Jam in Five Seconds

Lauryn Evarts, best fitness blogger of 2012 talks skinny tips and tricks and how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, best fitness blogger of 2012 talks skinny tips and tricks and how to lose weight.

These blog is all about eating what you love with slight modifications. I have all these weird, odd food tricks I do on daily basis…Example: I like jam & toast. So, I started making my own berry jams— and no, we aren’t talking the cute, cozy, Martha Stewart kind of way. Since I am always running late, my healthy jam trick needed to be time efficient. Cue “the Five Second Jam” recipe. I use any type of berry [ preference: raspberries, boysenberries, &/or blueberries { sometimes all mixed together } ], throw about eight on a plate, & mash them with a fork. Then I sprinkle 1/3 of an all-natural Truvia packet on the berries + one squeeze of lemon. Pop a piece of 7-carb Oasis bread in the toaster & then add your homemade jam-  & voilà! This instantly cuts the processed sugars & the other shitty chemicals that are in most store-bought jelly/jams/preserves.

+ Side note: adding a swipe of almond butter [ << hello protein! ] to the finished product is delicious too!

Lauryn Evarts, best fitness blogger of 2012 talks skinny tips and tricks and how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, best fitness blogger of 2012 talks skinny tips and tricks and how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts, best fitness blogger of 2012 talks skinny tips and tricks and how to lose weight.

Lauryn Evarts talks juicing and skinny tips. She is a fitness and wellness blogger from Southern California with weight loss tricks.

Q & A

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and healthy food blogger from Southern California with skinny tips and tricks.

Dear Fabulous, Healthy, Beautiful Reader:

In this post, I am attempting to answer all your frequently asked questions. It’s really important to me to return your e-mails & comments [ OCD, much? ], therefore I figured this would clear up general questions…so here it goes:

+ Favorite nail polish color?

It varies; but I love Essie’s Ballet Slippers, Wicked, & Chanel’s April. My color of the moment is: MAC’s Salad Dressing.

+ Did you design the layout for your blog?

I designed the colors, layout, etc. on paper & then had someone do all of the HTML work.

+ Can you send me the 3-Day Juice Cleanse, can I workout on the cleanse, & # of veggies for each day of the 64 ounce juice?

Yes, e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com for ingredients. It’s encouraged to workout during the cleanse [ an hour of light cardio or weights is perfect ], & 6 of each veggie [ for lemons: squeeze 3 lemons & use only the juice ].

+ What’s the highlighter below your brow bone?

I’m obsessed: Anastasia Brow Ex-Press Kit. Found here.

+ My blood sugar is low on the juice cleanse, what should I do?

Drink a glass [ not a gallon ] of OJ in the AM before you start & drink green tea with a splash of passion tea [ I like Starbuck's Trenta best ] all day long. Also, if you’re entirely fatigued, eat some nuts.

+ Daily snack ideas?

I love: hummus with lemon, hard boiled eggs, light string cheese, apple chips, bananas with almond butter, nuts, strawberries, veggies with red wine vinaigrette, Oasis toast + avocado, frozen grapes, wasabi peas, sliced tomato with Provolone cheese, & turkey slices with extra spicy mustard.

+ Where did you get the fruit infusion pitcher found in this post?

Bed, Bath, & Beyond. You can find it here.

+ How do you recover from a week of eating poorly?

If I eat like crap one week, the next week I’ll make myself pay! I intensify my workouts, drink tons of water, get a B-12 shot, and/or eat tons of arugula salads [ my favorite! ] & brussels sprouts. Oh, & I’ll limit my alcohol intake ; ).

+ Will you be taking sponsors?

Yes, very soon!

+ Hair: extensions or real?

Real.

+ Typical day of eating?

Breakfast is normally rolled oatmeal with rice milk & bee pollen, Ezekiel cereal, or a banana & OJ. Then coffee with a splash of soy & cinnamon around 11 am. I snack throughout the day; I’m not one for a huge lunch. See snack ideas above or click here. Every now & then, I’ll have an open faced unsweetened PB & J sandwich. Dinner is usually an arugula salad with this dressing, a veggie roll with ginger, brussels sprouts with lemon, and/or quinoa. Lots of water throughout the day & maybe a glass of wine too!

+ Where are your bracelets from in this post?

Urban Outfitters. Found here.

+ Other favorite fitness/health blogs?

Daily reads: Tone it Up, YogaBabes, & Eat Yourself Skinny.

+ I am in high school & workout a lot, but the cafeteria food sucks…any advice?

I would make a weekly trip to Trader Joe’s & stock up on dry snacks to carry in your purse. Or modify the cafeteria food. For instances, if you’re having a salad, use lemon as dressing. If you’re having a turkey sandwich, nix the bread & make a roll-up. If you’re eating pasta, add veggies to it.

+ I live in Europe; how can I eat healthy without TJ’s or Whole Foods?

Amazon has all the products [ breads, cereals, apple chips, etc. that I talk about ]. Other ideas: stick to mainly vegetables, fruits, low-carb bread, & make your own veggie juices or smoothies.

+ Business advice on blogging?

Be yourself, provide colorful, pretty visuals, & be consistent. Also, make sure you’re incredibly passionate about your topic of choice.

+ Advice for slimming thighs?

Pilates & good old-fashioned strength training has shrunk my thighs. I like jump lunges, jump squats, & leg lifts for sculpting too.  Side note: eating a lot of dairy adds cellulite to the butt & thighs.

+ What are other juicing ideas?

I absolutely love it. Future posts to come on juicing recipes! [ P.S. if you had a recipe post/general post request, I'll make sure to complete them all! ].

LMK below if I forgot anything. All of your amazing support inspires each & every post- thank you! 

xo.

Love, Lauryn

Mini DeLites

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

 [ New, all-white scalloped bedding ]

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

[ An incredibly creative wedding invitation ]

Sometimes it’s nice to be alone. Time to myself is few & far between, so I tend to embrace independent moments. Saturday turned out to be an extensively long, stressful day, so I decided I needed a break from everyone. I went to restaurant, grabbed a chair at the bar, & ordered a black bean, corn filled chile relleno. So there I sat, in a big hooded sweater, drinking a beer & reading my latest book. Truthfully, I could not have been happier. Fortunately today I feel completely rejuvenated & back to my normal self. Would love to hear what you do when you’re stressed & craving alone time?

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

[ Delicate rings & bracelets ]

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

[ Michael's homemade raspberry mojito ]

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

[ A box to hold bathroom supplies ]

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

[ Instagram POW: delicious frosting ]

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

[ A poached egg with Swiss cheese, spinach, & hot sauce on low carb bread ]

Love, Lauryn