All tagged healthy

BLUEBERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE: Quick and Delicious!

Here's a delicious blueberry protein smoothie for those days you're just too busy and don't have time to make a meal. This smoothie is jam packed with 27 grams of protein to help you stay full. This smoothie is also perfect for right after an intense workout! My daughters and I love this smoothie and have been drinking it for years now. I hope you enjoy it!

MEATLOAF IN A MUG: 4 Minute Protein

Need a quick protein?

If you have a mug and a microwave, then you can make this meatloaf... IN FOUR MINUTES!

Okay, I know this sounds weird at first. Meatloaf in a mug? Not something you hear everyday. In fact when my husband, Jay, walked in on me experimenting with this in the kitchen, he looked at me like I lost my damn mind. I think his exact words were, while scrunching up his face, "What in the hell am I looking at right now?" After I told him I was trying to make a mini meatloaf in a mug he didn't look any less weirded out. In fact it was at that point that he pivoted and walked straight out of the kitchen while mumbling something about me being crazy. Whatever, dude.

I've been slacking on my protein intake lately. This mini meatloaf has been the perfect solution! Find out how quick and easy it is to make! ...

GARLIC PARMESAN CARROTS: This Healthy Side Dish Kicks Ass

This is why you need to make this side dish:

#1. It's easy.

#2. It's healthy.

#3. It's friggin delicious.

When I make these carrots, my family gets excited. First off, we are a carrot-loving lot. All four of us love carrots. It's not often that you find any type of food that the whole family loves. Well, unless we're talking about... 

72 AWESOME FITNESS GIFTS FOR KIDS

This giant list is filled with gifts that will keep your kids active and fit! They're the perfect gifts for a long winter when they're stuck indoors or for rainy days in the warmer months. You will find gifts for kids of all ages here! Super cool gift ideas for infants all the way up to teenagers! What a fun way to keep everyone you love healthy and moving!

Here we go!...

 

 

44 KICKASS FITNESS GIFTS FOR DUDES

44 KICKASS FITNESS GIFTS FOR DUDES!

Cool shiz that the fit men in your life will actually get excited for! There are fabulous gift ideas in this list for every type of fit dude, any-level athlete, or someone who is just about to embark on a Get-Buff journey. Remember, those New Year Resolutions are coming!

After scrolling through this list, you'll be able to check some dudes off of your Christmas list. Just like that. Done... 

68 BADASS FIT CHICK GIFTS

68 BADASS FIT CHICK GIFTS

 

Do you have a badass fit chick in your life? Or hey, maybe YOU are the badass fit chick! This list is jam-packed, not only with wicked cool gifts that will have the fit girl in your life giddy with excitement, but also features gifts that'll make her life healthier, easier, and more peaceful... plus you'll get mucho brownie points for bestowing upon her kickass presents. Actually, don't mention brownies to her. Like ever. Unless you want to get kicked in the face...

FEET LOAF: Spooky Fun For a Monster Appetite

Okay seriously? Has dinner ever been this friggin adorably frightful? No, no it hasn't. Let me tell you, when I called my family to the table for supper and they saw these monster feet on a platter, they went absolutely NUTS! Even my husband had a huge smile on his face. I believe his exact words were, "Gab, you are really something. This is awesome." That's right, buddy, don't you forget it! Kneel before me. KNEEL I tell you! Well, okay, I guess maybe we don't have to go quite that far. Just pick up your socks and I'll be happy. Maybe throw in a wink and an ass slap. Hehe.

Okay, whoa... getting waaaaay off track there. My brain is like a runaway train. I have to constantly reel it back in. Yes, it's exhausting. Any hoo, the Feet Loaf. Can you even take it? Omg it's so cute I can't even handle it. This amazing Halloween-y and fun creepy meal is...

Is Your Deodorant Safe?

Doing something different today, my peeps! After many requests for videos, I'm finally showing my mug. I thought it'd be the perfect time to test out a vid since I wanted to show you how to apply an amazing and, more importantly, safe deodorant that I absolutely LOVE! Yes, there really is a safe deodorant that works! I didn't believe it either since I've tried every one on the market. But then this gem came along! I swear some of the natural deodorants I've tried actually made me smell worse than if I had just gone without any at all!

I mean ain't nobody got time for smelling like a hot Italian hoagie that's been baking in the hot sun! BO is one of the worst smells on the planet! EWWWWWW! It makes me want to gag. I certainly don't want to put harmful products on my skin, but omg I can't go around smelling like BO either! Well now I don't have to do either because I found a miracle. An armpit miracle! 

I hope you enjoy today's vlog!

*Please keep in mind that my video equipment is not state of the art. I'm simply using Photo Booth on my mac. If there's anyone that still wants me to vlog after this attempt and doesn't dreadfully regret requesting to see my ass while I talk to you, I may have to find a better camera.

PS: I'm not actually showing you my ass in this video! But I do talk about my thoughts on the safe deodorant that I've fallen in love with and I show you how to apply it.

PSS: I'm a weirdo. Just throwing it out there ;)

Gabby Talks About How You Can Keep Your Pits Safe!

HERE'S MY VIDEO...

AVOCADO & GRAPE CHICKEN SALAD: I Can't Be Stopped!

Hear me now... You need to make this shit! OMG it is amazing! I can't stop. 

I (and now you) have my 12 year old daughter, Gia, to thank for this dish. You see, for some reason Gia has been obsessed with avocados lately. I've been buying the big bags of them at Sam's Club to keep up with her habit so every time I go into the kitchen they're staring at me. I have to admit Gia's recent bout with them has stirred a mini-obsession of my own. I had forgotten how much I loved them. My nine year old can take them or leave them and Jay has flat out refused to even try a taste of one for the past 17 years. Let me tell you, the hubs has come along way since I switched to a healthy lifestyle eight years ago. He has given lots of dishes a try. Even ones with vegetables in them! But he has a threshold. Apparently the avocado is where shit stops for him. He says he doesn't like the look of it. I like to remind him that a package of Angus ground beef looks like a pile of brains, yet he'll knock over toddlers and the elderly to get to a big juicy burger. Okay, maybe he wouldn't go that far. Maybe. It would depend if he skipped lunch or not.

I have learned to not push him to try foods. Wait, actually, that is not true. I just re-read that first sentence and honestly laughed out loud! Then I was going to take it out and thought screw it, I'm leaving it in, haha! Let me edit that first sentence without removing it. The correct way to say it would be this... 

PUMPKIN PIE PUDDING

Today I am presenting to you an absolutely scrumptious Pumpkin Pie Chia Seed Pudding! Yes, I know I just posted a recipe for chia seed pudding a few weeks ago. But that was Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding... this is very different! You wanna know why it's so different. I'll tell ya why.

BECAUSE PUMPKIN SPICE! That's why!

I look forward all year to when there's pumpkin spice everything! Oh hell yeah. Mama can't get enough. I know there's enough of you pumpkin freaks out there to feel me on this. My husband thinks I'm insane. He doesn't jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon in the Fall, or ever. He won't turn down a piece of pumpkin pie, I'll say that, but anything else? Nope. He's not a fan. I know, I don't understand it either. It's a huge flaw on an otherwise perfect husband. It's a good thing I love him so much and that he scores mostly A's in the spousal department. Because his big fat F minus with the No-Love-For-Pumpkin-Stuff could really eff up his GPA if he wasn't such a good hubby. 

So let me tell you why my pumpkin spice naysayer of a husband loves my newest chia seed recipe. It tastes like the one and only pumpkin food he loves!

PUMPKIN PIE, BITCHES!

Oh that's right. You heard me. This pudding is like eating the inside of a pumpkin pie. The best part? It's healthy! And I'm not talkin' a little bit healthy. I'm talkin' a whole lot healthy! 

PUMPKIN CHILI

You will knock your family’s socks off with this recipe! The added pumpkin gives this chili an incredible flavor and it’ll end up being a meal you crave on every chilly fall and winter evening! And don’t worry, the pumpkin is very subtle. Even my husband who hates pumpkin anything (I know, he’s a total freakin weirdo) loved this. I didn’t tell him there was any pumpkin in it and he didn’t even know, hehe.