Breakfast, Recipes

Berry Oatmeal Crumble

Howdy, so I have a treat for y’all (literally). I don’t know about you but breakfast can get a little boring from time to time. Especially if you’re like me and try to stay away from animal products. I saw this recipe on Deliciously Ella and made it into my own! Her site is absolutely awesome, definitely check it out! I named this dish the Berry Oatmeal Crumble simply because it taste a bit like a berry pie (but not quite.) OK here goes nothing.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup of Oatmeal    1/3 Blueberries     1/4 Strawberries

1/4 Almond Milk   1 1/2 Ripe Bananas

1/2 of Chopped Dates (or raisins)

2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon     Handful of Walnuts

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350

Pour oatmeal in a bowl then pour fresh boiling water into bowl covering the oatmeal. As your waiting for the oatmeal to absorb the water completely, go ahead and cut up your bananas, slice up your dates and crush your walnuts.

Once the oatmeal absorbs the water completely throw in your the remaining ingredients and mix.

Grease your pan and pour in your oatmeal berry crumble mix. If you want to make it look pretty slice up some banana slices and decorate!

Put your pan in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes on 350. Then take it out and let it cool for 20 to 30 minutes so it can harden (this is important.) AND that’s it easy peasy. Eat up my loves.

-Fitty Fattys

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Breakfast, college, Instructional Video, Juicing, smoothies

How to Make Green Juice

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Ingredients: Pineapples, green grapes, strawberries, spinach, lemon juice, water and crushed ice.

Honestly you can leave out the strawberries. And I personally think using coconut water instead of water makes it even better.

-Fitty Fattys

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Food, Tips, Truth

Why I Don’t Eat at Subway

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 Subway has always promoted their food to be fresh and healthy. Remember Jared, the guy who lost a ton of weight from sticking to a Subway diet? Now I don’t know if that was a hoax, but the truth is Subway is far from healthy and is definitely not fresh.  The meat and bread served at Subway is highly processed and contain unhealthy ingredients such as refined sugars and refined flour… Yeah the stuff that makes you fat. And to touch on the “fresh”  part of Subway, well there is none. Their food is pre-made, processed and sent in boxes.

I suggest sticking to the restaurants that cook the food in front of you like Chipotle and Cava. Now, these restaurants truly are fresh and delicious!  And as far as health goes, while Subway may seem like a nutritious choice you must realize that the calories, sodium and grams of fat in their sandwiches can be extremely high. My favorite sandwich was the Spicy Italian. That is until I realized that the Spicy Italian foot long calories  range from 1,000 to 1,250, with about 2,960 mg of sodium and about 50 grams of fat. Now I’m sure some of you only eat a 6 inch, but geez still look at that sodium intake. And just a little secret, sodium has a lot to do with why people have that stubborn lower belly fat.

IF THAT’S NOT ENOUGH TO GET YOU TO STOP, JUST KEEP READING.

There has recently been an outcry to remove a particular ingredient from Subway sandwich bread. This ingredient is called azodicarbonamide, a dangerous plastic chemical that has been used in the same materials as “yoga mats, shoe rubber and synthetic leather” says Vani Hari, owner and founder of Food Babe. But that’s not the most shocking part. This ingredient is only used in Subways in North America and is actually prohibited in other countries. Azocdicarbonamide is banned in most of European and Australian countries. Someone who uses the chemical for food purposes in Singapore can serve up to 15 years in prison with a $450,000 fine. My question is, what do they know that we don’t?

Azocdicarbonamide is used in flour and bread dough to increase the loaf volume, produce a softer texture, create a finer grain and is also an aging and bleaching ingredient in cereal flour. The FDA says, “Azodicarbonamide is approved in the U. S. as a food additive.” But who can really trust the FDA? Mark Rubi, the former baker and owner of The Lick Skillet Bakery told the Examiner he doesn’t know why this ingredient is used when making bread. He explains “the (only) necessary ingredients in bread are pretty basic . . .  flour, water, yeast, and salt for sure. And then maybe add a little olive oil for dough consistency and a little sugar to get the yeast going.” According to the Examiner, the typical bread at fast food chains have 20 or more chemicals on the ingredient list in addition to the main ingredients.

A petition has recently surfaced asking for the chemical to be removed from Subway sandwich bread. Over 78,000 people have signed so far. Concerned citizens have also clouded Subway’s social media in hopes of pressuring them into taking Azodicarbonamide completely out of the ingredients. And the pressure has worked! Subway has announced that they are removing the plastic chemical from their bread. However it has not been done yet. It is important that concerned citizens keep the pressure on until the deed is done. Subway said the decision to take out the chemical had nothing to do with the public pressure. They say it’s just a process to improve the Subway bread. Sure Subway.

Click here to sign the petition to remove this ingredient from Subways’ bread. We must eat REAL food so our bodies can function to top capacity.

-Fitty Fattys

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Healthy Snacks to Buy at the Grocery Store!!!

My name is Tiffany and I’m a snacker. I love my pretzels, ice cream, chips, chocolate covered ANYTHING and cookies… LOTS and LOTS of cookies. But I’m trying to stay fioneee, so throughout my healthy journey I’ve came across some really tasty yet HEALTHY snacks. You can purchase these treats from stores like Kroger, Wholefoods, Target and Wal Mart. Let’s get started.

Snap Pea Crisps

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To me these crisps taste like Cheetos. They fulfill that crunchy and cheesy powered taste.I had my friends and family try this treat and they absolutely loved it. (They thought it tasted more like Funyuns tho.) My favorite snack, for sure.

Skinny Pop

trailSkinny Pop popcorn is only 39 calories a cup. The ingredients are simply all natural popcorn, sunflower oil and salt. No artificial ingredients. I loooove  when there are only a few ingredients. That’s how you know it’s REAL food.

Beanitos Black Bean Chips (Chipotle BBQ)

These chips are simply delightful. Ingredients include:  Whole Black Beans, Whole Long Grain Rice, Pure Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Tomato Powder, Onion Powder, Chipotle Pepper Powder, Spices, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Natural Smoke Flavor, Citric Acid, Guar Bean Gum.

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Dried Apricots

These fulfill that chewy gummy bear crave. Naturally sweet, chewy, bright and delicious. 

Simple Truth Trail Mix

This trail mix has all organic fruit and nuts. Be sure to stick to the serving size, nuts can be super high in calories.

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All these treats are pretty awesome. I’m telling you this healthy life is not BORING. Snack up my friends.  -Fitty Fatty

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