Seapoint Farms brings healthy snackin’ to you!

Seapoint Farms makes edamame, seaweed crisps, and pasta loaded with 24 grams of protein. ¬†All of their products are non-GMO verified and totally vegan friendly. It’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

I always try to grab a healthy light snack that can conveniently fit into my bag. Grab and go is my motto. I love their seaweed crisps that have a bit of a crunch and flavoring to balance out the seaweed taste. Try the Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Pumpkin Sesame, 1.2 Ounce (Pack of 12)“>almond sesame and pumpkin sesame; my two personal favorites!

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DIY 4th of July snacks

It’s that time of the year for grilling, swimming, and don’t forget the patriotic desserts. Make a red, white, and blue fruit kebab that will show you’re true American pride. This Do It Yourself (DIY) snack is healthy and nutritious and totally easy to make!

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What you’ll need:

  • Strawberries, Bananas, Blueberries, or Apples
  • Kebab Sticks
  • Patriotic Plates

DIRECTIONS:

Get a pack of kebab sticks. Slice strawberries into thin pieces or just cut off the tops, you can also use apples which can be both for the red and white flag colors.  Red goes first followed by white aka (bananas or apples) each one can be sliced into semi-small pieces.  Finally, add the blueberries and repeat the pattern.

As you can see above, you can slice more or less depending upon what kind of look you want and which fruits you like the most. 

Unbelievably good Barney Butter!

Barney Butter is an independently owned California company which offers a plethora of almond butters including smooth, crunchy, honey and flax, raw and chia, vanilla and espresso, cocoa and coconut flavors. If you don’t want that extra sweetness and salt, try the two naturally bare flavors: smooth and crunchy. Grab an apple, pick your favorite flavor, and bring on-the-go convenient 90 calorie snack packs.

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Each of the almond butters are Non-GMO, organic, and use fair trade ingredients that come in recyclable packaging. It’s good for you and the environment. And Barney Butter offers plenty of recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I’m totally a chocolate addict so my favorite was the cocoa & ¬†coconut flavor. Each flavor has the right amount of sweetness and flavorful goodness that will have you craving more.

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Calling all chocolate addicts…

Chocolate lovers keep indulging in the sweet candy. If you’re like me, I’m addicted to all types of chocolate: milk, dark, peanut butter, etc. Although dark chocolate seems to be the healthiest. Follow these steps and put your chocolate to good use.

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1) Treat yourself to a small amount on the daily. 1-2 small pieces gives you a taste of the sweet little treat! (If you’re like me, I tend to want to eat the whole bar…)

2) Choose healthier alternatives: Newman’s Own Organic, Theo & Jane Goodall, Endangered¬†Species¬†Chocolate and plenty of other enriched chocolates!

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3) P.S. eat chocolate before working out and you tend to have a longer workout time! (Proof, I tried it today and I worked out for over 2 hours…normally I’m at a 30 minute mark.)

4) Chocolate boosts your mood and apparently makes you smarter!

Keep eating chocolate. It prevents women from having strokes, strengthens the heart and even helps lower cholesterol. The only trick is to eat it in moderation. Studies show that people who eat more chocolate have lower BMI and tend to maintain a healthy stable wealth.