These Two Ingredient Apple Chips Are Def Your New Favorite Snack

This treat tastes like Fall, in a bite-sized package.  Tote-able, natural, and deliciously sweet, these dehydrated apples are the best.

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  • 5 red delicious apples, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Core and evenly slice the apples. In a medium bowl, add in two tablespoons of orange juice and toss the apples to coat them.

-Using a dehydrator, lay the slices on trays and dehydrate for 6 hours or until the slices become crispy chips.

20161023_110856-Using an oven, lay slices on a foil lined baking sheet and bakes at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours or until preferred texture.

Enjoy and Happy Fall!

 

Walking Everyday Is Healthy And Important

Keeping active is imperative in this life. Walking is an easy an effective way to literally “get your steps in” and it feels great. Take a walk often to benefit your health.

It’s Easy

No gym membership needed here! Lace up and head out the door with this quick essential workout. Just starting out? Even a short walk is a good start, just be consistent.

weight-scaleReduces Body Fat

Walking on a daily basis will moderately reduce your body fat over time. Persistence and patience will pay off and help you to keep control of your weight.

Stress Reduction

Spending time outdoors, especially active time, is a great way to reduce stress and boost your immune system. Fresh air and sunlight are both linked with stress reduction and elevated moods.

Energy Boost

Taking a walk will feel wonderful and leave you with more energy than you had beforehand. Improved circulation boosts oxygen flow and you will feel more alert and energized thanks to your walk.

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30 minutes of sun daily is the recommended amount of exposure for your Vitamin D needs. Getting outside to walk feels great so if the weather allows, do it!

 

Walking is a great way to stay moving for people of all ages. It’s feel good stimulation, both mental and physical, will keep you coming back for more. Happy Walking

 

 

Banana Bread Pancakes With A Cinnamon Maple Yogurt Drizzle

On a chilly morning, warm fresh banana bread pancakes are the best. These pancakes are light, fluffy and filled with banana bread flavor! Top them with this one of a kind syrup and enjoy.

Banana Bread Pancakes

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup regular flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (you can use a full cup of either or, I just like the mixture)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2/3 cups walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil (for each pan of pancakes)

Mash the three bananas until soft and easily stirred. Add in vanilla, milk, egg and combine. Next is the baking powder and soda, both (or either) flours and cinnamon. Stir until all the ingredients are incorporated. Add nuts last and stir.

Cook over medium to low heat until bubbles begin to form on one side and flip, or about 5 minutes on each side.

Tip: Use 1 full tablespoon butter/oil to cook your pancakes and help them not stick.

 


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  • 2 heaping tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Combine ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and well mixed.

 

 

 

 

5 Things That You Should Know About Probiotics

It’s true, probiotics are great for you and should be included in your diet. Make sure to take probiotics daily, in one way or another, if you don’t already!

body1.Probiotics are found within your body

Probiotics are the “good” bacteria of the body.  Your body naturally contains good and bad bacteria. Both bacterias are introduced to your body in different ways.

2.You need the good to fight the bad

Bad bacteria can affect you through food consumption, different toxins in our daily life and even stress. With all these factors, it is important to maintain the good bacteria levels within your system.

3.There are two kinds of probiotics

Lactobacillus: Maybe the most popular, this probiotic is found in yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and pickles.

Bifidobacterium:   This probiotic is found in some dairy products. Gouda cheese is a good source of probiotics along with Cheddar and Swiss cheese.

4.If you are taking antibiotic, take a probioticgreek-yogurt

If you are sick enough to need an antibiotic, make sure to consume probiotics before, during and after your antibiotic dosage. Antibiotics are sometimes necessary to kill an infection or sickness. However, antibiotics attack all bacteria, good or bad. This is why you have to add in good bacteria to keep your system balanced.

5.Probiotics keep your immunity system strong

Taking a probiotic is beneficial, even if you’re in good health. Balance the good and bad bacteria to keep you feeling well and prevent sickness or infection. Probiotics have also been known to help increase your mood and aid in skin health.

Red_Wine_GlassDon’t forget about prebiotics

Prebiotics are a nondigestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. This means when you consume probiotics and they enter into the intestines, they will have something to “eat” when they get there and will continue to grow. Win win.

Red wine, oatmeal, pistachios and bananas are all excellent sources of prebiotics!

 

Consume foods with probiotics. Good bacteria is essential to vitaminsfeeling healthy and balancing out your system. Getting vitamins and nutrition, including probiotics, through food is the best way to round out a healthy diet and life. Probiotics are also available as supplements.

 

Must Have Homemade Hurricane Proof Recipe For Breakfast “Cookies”

Hurricane Matthew is here! Or will be tonight. Our ice maker has been working overtime and that’s just the start. Between the news, social media and the people in the street, there’s no shortage of tips and tricks to get you through this storm.

And here is one final tip- make these “cookies.” Packed with oats, bananas and peanut butter, these are full of nutrition and don’t have to be kept refrigerated. Good luck and stay safe!

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  • 3 bananas
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I use vanilla)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mash the bananas to start. Then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix together. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place spoonfuls of cookies on it. Cook for about 15 minutes on 350 or until the edges begin to brown.

Tip: Add chocolate chunks or butterscotch chips to this base recipe to make it yours.

 

 

Fall Nails

My favorite red paired with a deep orange: the colors of Fall! Both colors have an underlying gold shimmer that creates a soft and beautiful finish.

I love Fall colors!

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