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Pumpkin Fat Bombs!

Pumpkin Fat Bombs

Yall! This month has been crazy! 

With spending a month in Florida! 

Celebrating my 30th Birthday! 

Ramping up details for Simply More Snacks, which by the way is launching in January 2018! Follow our journey HERE

We've been quite the busy bee's around my parts! 

So I thought, in honor of the lack of blogging I've been doing, plus it being pumpkin season, plus I started my KETO MY PUMPKIN Bootcamp today....with all of that, it only seemed fitting that I share this amazing PUMPKIN FAT BOMBS Recipe with you guys! 

WHAT IS A FAT BOMB: 

  • Energy bite that's made up of 85% fat! Boosts your energy, mental focus, and keeps you full!

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A FAT BOMB: 

  • Help you stay full longer and avoid sugar and carbs

  • Keeps you in Ketosis

  • Allows you to sleep better (eat one right before bed)

  • Helps your body process certain vitamins that need good fats (i.e. Vitamin D, A, E, K)

  • Helps decrease your desire to snack

  • Helps you to burn fat

  • Healthy fats lower inflammation in the body

  • If made with the right natural sweeteners, they won't mess with your blood sugar levels

  • Easy, quick snack to make AND eat

Pumpkin Fat Bomb Recipe!

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PUMPKIN FAT BOMBS! 

Put all ingredients into food processor and blend. Fill silicone molds (my pumpkin ones were bought at the Dollar Tree). Freeze for 30 minutes - 1 hour. Enjoy. Keep in FREEZER. 

*If you don't have molds, put parchment paper in a tuppaware container and fill the bottom. Once frozen, pull parchment paper and the entire square will come out. Cut into 1 inch squares and freeze in container. 

**Get 20% OFF of the Mom Fuel Protein + Collagen now-Nov. 11th with this link and code LAUNCH20! 

XOXO

Brittany Suell

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation

So there's this theory out there that hasn't really been solved. People, even experts have their opinions, but no one has said which is the end all be all when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. The theory....MODERATION!  When it comes to living healthy, eating healthy, does the common term, "Do everything in moderation" really apply. I have read that yes, you should have a cheat day or meal. Then I have read that ABSOLUTELY NOT! 

Being that I am sugar free, and know that sugar is addictive, when it comes to healthy eating, I lean more towards the strict healthy lifestyle, no cheat days, and moderation is not good. 

Now I will say that I do eat sweets, but they are healthy and sugar free! To me that is learning to live a healthy lifestyle. Feeding the sweet tooth with healthy foods rather than sugary, fattening foods! I have an entire list of SUGAR-FREE HEALTHY, Sweet Recipes here! Try them out! They will feed that sweet tooth, but you aren't "cheating." 

I have a similar theory when it comes to vacationing! I LOVE traveling and taking vacations! But since really jumping in to a healthy and active lifestyle, just as much as travel is one of my personal and family values, so is being active. So even on vacation, I find sugar free treats to enjoy, I eat well, and I workout and/or do active things. It's not as a chore either, it's because I LOVE IT and it's become my lifestyle. In the past I shared ways to making working out on vacation fun, HERE, and ways to make eating healthy on vacation easier, HERE

Today, I'm sharing 3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation! 

Since my husband and I are headed out on our first post-baby (he's 16months old) vacation together next week, this is at the forefront of my mind!

These are personal things that I think will make your vacation more fun, while also staying healthy! 3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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1. Healthy Snacks! 

This tip is not only good for your body, but for your budget! Vacationing, and buying ALL of your food there can get expensive! Save your wallet and take care of yourself by planning healthy snacks! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

 

Next week I will be traveling with these yummy Hemp Heart Bites from Manitoba Harvest! These things are packed full of goodness! 10grams of protein and 10grams of Omega-3 & 6 in each serving! Plus they taste amazing and are easy to travel with. They don't melt while out in the Texas heat which is a great thing when vacationing in Texas! Even my son loves them! He has actually been hogging them most of the time! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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Snag some hemp hearts for you and your family and get 15% off when you order! These are great to send to school with the kids either for a snack or in their lunchbox! 

2. A Good Pair of Pants

Now we all know that leggings are the go-to choice of pants these days, but what's even better, an amazing pair of pants made of flexible, breathable, water resistance material! That has several pockets, comes in great colors, and can go for cuteness, or comfort! 

3 Must-Haves for a Happy & Healthy Vacation with Brittany Suell

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I absolutely love the color and fit of these Prana Meme pants from their Fall Zion Collection. You can also take advantage of a discount from Prana by using code: LiveInPrana15 for 15% off through September 30th! 

These pants are going to be awesome for days when we are flying by the seat of our pants. Going out on adventures! They will be comfy for walking around town, or hanging at a coffee shop, while also working perfect if we decide to go for a hike or bike ride!  Since all of our activities are surprises being planned by my husband, I want to be prepared and these pants are sure to help me do that! 

3. Workout Plans

The best thing about vacations. (well maybe not the best, but as far as fitness and working out) You can try new workouts that might not be offered in your town. You can take classes from different instructors. You can try out various gyms, etc. Or even if you don't want to go to a specific class, why not look up fun, active things to do on your vacation! Where you will be having SO MUCH FUN you will forget you are actually working out! 

I love to take Yoga classes in new towns, and get different instructors perspectives. I love working out or running in new outdoor areas, and with my husband. I love going paddle boarding, or maybe taking a Barre class, which aren't things that are offered in my city. So plan those things! Make them a fun activity you do on vacation! 

I know we will for sure go paddle boarding, hiking, and maybe rent bikes! These are all easy and fun things that will make your vacation healthy & fun! 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO DO ON VACATION OR MUST-HAVE ITEMS TO MAKE YOUR VACAY HAPPY & HEALTHY?? 

@brittanysuell Leaving a Healthy & Active Lifestyle Legacy!

#LeaveYourLegacy

Disclaimer: Hemp Hearts and Prana products were provided to me by Manitoba Harvest & Prana through my partnership with Fit Approach as a Sweat Pink Ambassador, in exchange for an honest review of their products. 

I'm linking up with Jill Conyers and the Fit Switch for the Fit Dish Party! 

Homemade Applesauce #MommyMonday

Mommy Monday  

As many of you have seen in the past, I am doing Baby-Led Weaning with my son, (learn what that is, and all about the nutritional value of it HERE). Along with that, I am also feeding him only food I cook, (for the most part). So, I am avoiding jar baby food, and as much processed foods as I can.  Mostly I am feeding him whole fruits and vegetables that I steam or bake and then cut into strips.  There are a few items that I puree myself so that he can try out various textures and practice using utensils, and APPLE SAUCE is one of those.

So today I'm going to share my EASY-PEASY HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE with you! 

First, let me start with a little nutrition lesson:

DISCLAIMER: No judgement if you buy this for your children, just want to show you how much sugar and other unnecessary ingredients are added to these types of store bought foods, and how easy it is for you to make this homemade at your house!

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1) Applesauce for a baby does not need ANYTHING added to it! It doesn't have to be sweet for them to eat it.  Remember, as a baby, you are helping them develop their taste pallet, so it's okay for it not to have brown sugar or cinnamon flavoring in it.

If you are making this for older kids or adults, try some flavoring (I'll mention what I did at the end), but still try to avoid added sugars. There is enough natural sugar in fruits that you don't need to add more!

2) True Applesauce doesn't need anything added to it except a little water.

You have probably heard that high fructose corn syrup is one of the worst things you can eat, and one of the main reasons you should avoid processed foods because it is added to everything! I am not a nutrition pro (yet), but I will say after making my own Applesauce, I have NO IDEA why they would need to add all of these things to their ingredients.

*Some recipes tell you to add Apple Juice as your liquid base. Not a big deal if it is ALL NATURAL. BUT, once again, if it is store bought Apple Juice, then it probably has unnecessary sugars added to it as well, so you are just replacing one with the other. The safest way to go is to just use water as your liquid.

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3) Many store bought foods, even foods for kids/babies have tons of sugar added to it! Like a ton...Like WAY TOO MUCH!

Check out how much sugar is in one small cup of this Applesauce. When making my own Applesauce, obviously there is sugar, but it's all natural sugar, so I don't even worry about it.  A lot of the sugar in this brand's sauce probably came from the unnecessary added high fructose corn syrup mentioned above.

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On to the recipe! 

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HOMEMADE APPLESAUCE: 

-Take 2 apples 

-Peel them, core them, dice them

-Put on to boil with 1/2 a cup of water

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-Let them cook on med/high heat for about 20 min (apples will be soft and slightly broken a part)

-Pour the apples/liquid into blender & blend until smooth

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-For a baby, divvy it up into containers and freeze. Then when you are ready to serve it, heat slightly so that it melts and serve it to baby. 

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I ate the Homemade Applesauce just like this, and it tasted great! Seriously, with the already natural sugars that apples have, it had plenty of flavors.

For my husband, I wanted to try something a little different, so I added a 1/4 of a teaspoon of cinnamon, and he ate it like that. It was great with the cinnamon flavor as well. Still though, there was no need to add any more sugar to it in my opinion.

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So, instead of taking the easy way out and buying the store bought brands, why not take just a little more time out of your weekend and prep a bunch of yummy Homemade Applesauce for the week!

Applesauce makes a great snack for adults and kids! You can take it for lunch, or eat it in the afternoons, and seriously it takes about 25-30 minutes to make, and most of that time is when it is boiling on the stove so you can be getting other things done. Then you can rest easy, because you know exactly what is in the food that you are feeding yourself and your children. Plus, your just adding to the daily serving of fruits that you are taking in, and that is always a PLUS!

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So, try the recipe, and be sure to post a picture and tag me when you are loving how yummy it is! @NFSisters #MommyMonday

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