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3 Ingredient Banana Bread

Yup, it’s true.

Yes, I’ve got a recipe for you.

Did I mention it’s vegan too?

Yup this is certainly a dream come true.

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OK OK, enough of the poetry (it was fun though). Here’s a easy banana bread recipe. It’ll be quick.

You need:

Three ripe bananas, 2 cups of oat flour, and one cup of plant based milk.

Procedure:

Add all the above ingredients and stir until there is a smooth consistency.

Pour mixture into a greased pan and bake.

I put the oven on bake at 180 for 30 minutes, but it wasn’t done so I put it on 360 for 10 more minutes, then back to `180 for 15 minutes. Needless to say, I was experimenting. Soooo… yeah sorry. However, after leaving it out to cool for 30 minutes it was even more delish!

I also added:

honey   walnuts   cinnamon

vanilla extract        nutmeg

Just incase you wanted to get fancy with it.

See, simple.

-Fitty Fattys

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Reach Your Goals.

Hello beautiful people. I went to a youth adult ministry yesterday (mind you, I haven’t been to church and quite a while). And there were only 7 of us there, so we decided to have an intimate conversation. We talked about prayer, travels and aspirations. All good things. However there was one message that stuck out to me the most. As we were conversing about our goals and the way we differ from society. There was one thing that has helped most of us reach former goals and dreams. And that is writing.There was one girl that talked about traveling and we asked her “well where do you want to go?” LOL This girl pulled out a journal full of notes and research about the different countries she plans to go to and how she was going to get there. That’s when we all realized how important writing your dreams, visions and goals down really are.

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Habakkuk 2:2

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Think about it. How many times have you thought about an amazing idea ( I mean an idea that really pulled a chord in you), but then forgot it? Sometimes that feeling, that chord that is struck, is a message from God. You never want to lose that. Write it down.  Today, as I was looking for a place to write down my short and long term goals I came across my old journal. Out of extreme curiosity you know I had to read it. I wrote letters to God, praying for great things to come to pass. And you know what, they happened with out me even realizing it. So you see there is power with what you write, even if your like me and come back to it years later. So I encourage you today to write down you goals and visions and make a plan for your life… Don’t be afraid to ask God for what you want, because believe me He got you. That’s our daddy!

So write down your goals. You want to lose weight? Write down your goal weight. You want to eat right? Create a clean eating chart. Shoot write down what you eat.  Want to get toned? Write out a plan to do just that! You can do it. Just do it! But seriously any vision you have for your life, write it down, make a plan and do it! This may be your time, and you won’t want to miss it. Sure it might come back around, by why wait if it’s meant for you now?

 -Fitty Fattys

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Boost Your Metabolism

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Yes, we all know them. Those people who stuff pizza, ice cream and fried chicken down their mouths, and yet still maintain that slim physique. Damn them and their high metabolism. I know. I say, don’t worry about them and start focusing on YOU. Stop blaming your genetics for your slow metabolism. Although  genetics do play a role on the rate of your metabolism, there are still ways to boost your metabolism. So, no excuses ladies and gentlemen.

By definition the metabolism is the “rate at which the body burns calories” and the “process by which the body breaks down food and converts that food to energy.” Everybody has an average number of calories that are burned at rest. For some this number could be high for others this number could be low. However, whatever the number might be, there are a few ways to boost your metabolism throughout the day.

w3Gain Muscles: The more muscle mass one has, the more calories they will burn throughout the day. In fact muscle burns 3 times the calories as body fat does. So don’t be scared to lift weights ladies.

 

IMG_9954Never Skip Breakfast: Having a healthy hearty breakfast within the first two hours of waking up will get your metabolism up and running.

Drink 8-12 Cups of Cold Water: Drinking cold water burns about 30 calories with each cup, and since water is a zero calorie beverage this is basically a win win situation.

Drink Green Tea with Caffeine: Drinking green tea with caffeine spikes your metabolism, but only for a short amount of time. If you constantly drink it throughout out the day the benefits are substantial.

w2Capsaicin Pepper: Adding capsaicin pepper to your meals also boost your metabolism, but like green tea it only boost it for a short amount of time. But hey, what’s the harm in burning some extra amount of calories?

Exercise: Exercising daily keeps you burning calories hours after you’re done with your workout. The best exercises for boosting your metabolism is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Keep it Cold: When your environment is cold your body has to work to keep your body warm, which burns calories in the process.

Remember you are beautiful no matter what size, shape or form you are! The mission is to get healthy.

-Fitty Fattys

 

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The Healthy Alternative: Butternut Squash Fries

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Basically fries are the easiest thing to make, yet they get such a bad rap. With all these fast food restaurants messing up their precious nutritional value, we just can’t catch a break.  Well good news, I’ve got your back! I’m here to introduce you to the very tasty, very healthy butternut squash fries. Let’s get started.

Step One: Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Step Two: Peel butternut squash fries and chop them up into a fry shape.  I tend to make mine a bit thin with a large width. However choose your desire size. Just make sure that they are all close to the same size.

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Step Three: Add about a tablespoon of either olive oil or coconut oil to the fries. Mix the oil around the fries until every slice is fully coated. The oil gives the fries that crunchy texture.

Step Four: Season up! You can use whatever spices you desire. I prefer Mrs.Dash & Sea Salt for my fries, but feel free to  use a cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper etc.

Step Five: Grease your pan with olive oil so the fries won’t stick to pan.B7

Step Six: Place fries on the pan making sure they aren’t overlapping.

Step Seven:  Put the fries in the oven for 20- 25 mins. Then flip the fries and put them back in for 10 mins if they aren’t finished. Remember the oven is at 400 degrees on bake.

Step Eight: Pop them suckers out and let them cool for about three minutes. Dun dun dun dunnnn! You’re finished, eat up!

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FOR CARROT FRIES RECIPE CLICK HERE.

FOR SWEET POTATO FRIES RECIPE CLICK HERE.

To follow my daily eats follow me on Instagram @fittyfattys

-Fitty Fatty

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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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Are You Really Hungry?

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As we all know, I love to eat. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I’m that girl who eats and eats until all the food is gone. It’s actually a problem that I’m currently working on. (Well kind of) Anyways when I do, I don’t feel too bad because most of the food I eat are unprocessed whole foods. Nevertheless, it’s still a problem.

I was watching Dr. Oz a while back, and on this particular show he addressed overeating. Basically saying that many people eat when they’re not even hungry. I’m guilty, yes. But Dr. Oz shared a tip that has really helped me figure out if I was “really” hungry. It’s called the apple test. It’s simple.

The Apple Test:

Before you head to the kitchen to crack open a package of Raman Noodles, first stop and ask yourself “If I only had a large apple in my kitchen would I eat it?” If the answer is no, then your’e not really hungry. If the answer is yes, put down those sodium filled Ramen Noodles and eat that apple. LOL Okay it doesn’t have to be an apple, but pick a healthy food.

I use the apple test daily, and it has stopped me from eating my life away. And that’s real.

More Tips:

Don’t mistake thirst for hunger: If you not sure if you are hungry, drink a glass of water first and wait a few minutes. If your still hungry eat up, if not you were probably just thirsty.

Don’t mistake being tired for hunger: I’m no doctor but when I’m tired I crave food. I think this is because my body needs the energy from food to keep me going. However if you’re tired it’s best to just nap or call it a night. But if you don’t have time for that, you know the deal. Grab something healthy and keep it moving.

Try to wait 2-3 hours between meals. 

Don’t mistake boredom for hunger: A lot of times we are just bored, so we turn to our favorite thing to do… eat. Let’s get over that ish and instead when we’re bored let’s do something that will make us hot! Work out. Or simply do something that will help you reach your personal goals.

Don’t mistake stress for hunger: Today I was so frustrated to the point of almost crying, and immediately I started craving pizza. Yes, I wanted to eat my sorrows away. Let’s not do that, stress eating  brings Tina the Talking Tummy into the picture (and we don’t like her). Anyways I didn’t get the pizza, instead I turned my frustration into appreciation of everything that’s been going right. When you get stressed flip that mess around ASAP! Think positively, live in the moment and then you’ll soon realize that everything is not so bad. It’s going to be okay.

Self Magazine has an online decision tree that can help you find out if you are hungry or not. It will also give you an healthy option for the food you crave. I thought it was pretty cool. Check it out here.

-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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