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Nighttime Snacking

Who struggles with Nighttime Snacking?!!! Here’s the deal…eating at night is NOT a bad thing, but it often can lead to OVEReating if not done right, or if done more out of habit than actual hunger.
I know for me this has ALWAYS been a struggle BUT along the way, I’ve developed some tricks that work best for me…
Here are some:
1. Drink lots of Water or Sip on Tea (Cinnamon is my fave!)
2. Factor a nighttime snack into your daily calories or portions! This way you won’t do any damage, by adding in a snack at night…you just gotta plan for it!
3. Change up your routine and keep busy. I like to get my workout in at night, and avoid boredom at all costs!
4. Load up on protein and fiber… it’s more filling and if you choose a caesin protein it will slowly digest at night and help with muscle recovery and repair! I love the Performance line recharge, but even plain Greek yogurt will do the trick!
What are some of your tricks to avoid the snack monster?!

Smart Snacking!

Are you on the go a lot? 

Eat more meals in your car than at your dinner table? 

Never have time for a healthy meal? 

Stop making excuses. I am constantly on the go between work, my own training, and traveling between towns, so I have been forced to become creative about finding healthy foods that are easy to pack. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you, so next time you are on the go, you can bring along plenty of healthy options! Here you go…

Packable snacks:

-Freeze dried fruit

-Sliced raw veggies (carrots, bell pepper, snap peas, cucumber, and celery all pack great)


-Lara bars or kind bars

-Hard boiled eggs

-Fresh fruit

-Turkey slices

-Hard-boiled eggs

-Almond butter packets


-Portioned out nuts and seeds (22 almonds is a serving)

-Smashed avocado with veggies

-Shakeology (Healthiest meal of the day)

-Hummus and veggies

-Quest bars

-Grilled chicken breast

-Brown rice cake with an almond butter packet


*Portion out some snacks you can grab and go for the week on Sundays

What are you favorite snacks? 

Super Food Macaroon Bars

Back to School Time is upon us! That means some extra, easily packable recipes from me. These bars make the perfect granola bar replacement and they are packed with super-foods and 100% gluten free. They would work great in your child’s lunchbox or as your own sweet treat! They are also packed full of my absolute favorite food: coconut!  They are no bake and take minutes to make. You can even get the kids involved. Hope you enjoy them!



  • 1-cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1 tbs. maca powder
  • 2 tbs. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup goji berries
  • ¼ cup carob chips or cacao nibs


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the coconut, maca powder, sea salt, and almond meal until combined.
  2. Next add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, stirring well to combine.
  3. Lastly add in the goji berries and carob chips.
  4. If the mixture is not sticking well together add in another tablespoon of maple syrup.
  5. Press the mixture into a 6X6 container, cover, and freeze overnight.
  6. Slice into bars and store in the freezer.



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