college, Recipes

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

I made some sweet potato fries randomly the other day. I was experimenting with some spices and made the best sweet potato fries I ever made! I posted a  recipe a while back but this recipe right here is by far the best! Here it is!fries

Ingredients:

3 Large Sweet Potatoes    Olive Oil   Cayenne Pepper

Paprika    Sea Salt   Black Pepper

IMG_4320Instructions: Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. While the oven is heating up, cut the fries into a  fry like shape. Make sure they are all about the same size so that they will bake at the same rate (also make sure they are not too thick or they might not bake through fully.) Once they are all cut into their fry like shape, place them all into a bowl. Then drizzle about 4 tablespoons of olive oil on the slices until they are fully glossed with the oil. Then add the sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and paprika to taste. Toss around the fries so that the seasoning is spread evenly on each fry. Spray your pans with olive oil and the place the fries on the pan side by side, making sure they don’t overlap. Next you’ll put the fries in the oven and let them bake for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes are up you’ll take the pan of fries out the oven and then flip them. Once flipped leave them in for 10 to 15 more minutes. Finally take them out, let them cool and eat!

Hope you like.

-Fitty Fattys

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Zucchini Spaghetti Recipe

zzzzzI’ve been wanting to try a zucchini spaghetti dish for some time now, but to my surprise I couldn’t find a recipe that fit into my dietary needs. I try not to eat much meat or consume too much sodium so it was hard to find a healthy recipe that fit into those compounds. I searched and searched the internet, but found nothing. So I decided to text my significant other’s mother and asked her if she had a spaghetti sauce recipe (and of course she did.) I took the basis of her recipe and added a few ingredients. It was delicious. I mean REALLY good. When I was cooking my little brother put on his skeptical face, however when he tasted it he said “this was realllly good.”

So kid approved!

Spaghetti Ingredients:

3 medium sized zucchinis   Olive oil   Sea Salt   Cracked Pepper

Tomato Sauce:

8 to 10 ounces of sodium free tomato sauce

 Onions   Garlic   Garlic Salt   Parsley

Oregano   Basil    Olive Oil   Zucchini Slices

Mushrooms   Chopped Tomatoes

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Instructions:

Make zucchini spaghetti by using a veggie slicer. Once all three zucchinis are in spaghetti form sauté the zucchini on low heat with olive oil. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt, black pepper and garlic.

Sauté chopped onions, garlic, parsley, oregano and a little basil in olive oil then throw in your can of sodium free tomato sauce and 1 fresh chopped tomato. Let the mixture simmer than add sea salt and garlic salt to taste. Finally throw in some mushrooms and sliced zucchini into the mix and let it simmer a bit more.

Once your finish put your chunky tomato sauce on the zucchini spaghetti and eat! It will be spicy, but DANG good.

-Fitty Fattys

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Infused Water Recipes

I recently started infusing fruits, herbs and veggies into my water. I looked up some recipes and tried about 6 or 7 of them. They are refreshing, but not all of them were delicious. So I decided to share 3 of my favorite infused water recipes with you all. But first check out some of the awesome benefits infused water has below.

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Benefits:

  • Infused Water helps  prevent headaches, helps clear digestive problems, aids in heartburn prevention, aids in blood sugar regulation, aids in fat loss (due to appetite control) and helps relieve joint pain.
  • Infusing your water with fruits, herbs, and veggies  improves flavor AND adds essential vitamins to your daily diet.

#1- Lemon & Mint

#2- Slightly smashed Blueberries, Strawberries & Lemons

#3- Green Tea, Lemon & Mint

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college, God, Inspiration, Truth

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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Cutest Healthy Snacks Ever!

Throwing a party, packing lunches for the kids or just feel like being a little creative? Well then try these cute healthy snack ideas! There were just so many cute ideas surfacing the internet that I just had to share with you guys. Click on the pictures to take you to the original websites (most of them are no brainers) . Will definitely be using some of these recipes for my up and coming juicing party!

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Peanut Butter & Granola Topped Apples

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Peanut Butter and Banana Bears

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Fruit & Cheese Kabobs

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Almond Butter Grape Sandwiches

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Cucumber Feta Rolls

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Yogurt & Fruit N’ Nut Bark

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Assorted Fruit Pops

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Watermelon Cake

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Overeating Is a Problem

overeatingiOvereating. If you’re a Fitty Fatty like me, you may have this problem too. Almond butter, plantain chips, and popcorn are some of the things I can’t help but overeat. AND IT’S A PROBLEM. I used to think, “hey these things are pretty healthy, it won’t matter if I eat so much.” But newsflash, the calories adds up quick. And the fact is, if you eat more calories than you burn in one day YOU WILL GAIN WEIGHT.

Let me break it down for you. Let’s talk about my beloved plantain chips from my beloved Trader Joe’s. This snack from heaven scored a B- on my Fooducate App, praised for it being minimally processed and a natural good source of Vitamin C. One serving (20 chips) is 140 calories, however there are 6 servings in one small bag. Which means if you eat the whole bag you’ve just ate 840 calories. OMG…………….
And I usually eat the entire bag. SO, here are some tips on how to  combat your overeating once and for all.

1. ALWAYS READ THE SERVING SIZE. Many times  the serving may say 100 calories and you think “OH GREAT” this bag is only 100 calories, when there is really 6 servings in that one bag. So your really eating 600 calories on a freakin’ snack.

2. TAKE OUT THE SERVING SIZE. Once you see the serving size, promptly take out that serving and close the bag. Shoot! Hide that sucker if you need too. You can also use plastic ziplock bags to separate the servings completely, so you can have a easy snack on the go.

3. JUST DON’T BUY SNACKS. It’s hard I know, but instead of buying those addictive snacks (even if they are “healthy”) buy a fruit instead. I’m talkin’ a juicy green apple or sweet mango. Fruits are filling and unprocessed. You can try, but you probably won’t even be able to overeat on fruit.

4. BUY THESE SNACKS INSTEAD. If you totally disregarded the last tip and you made a decision that your still going to buy snacks, at least try these snacks instead. Roasted seaweed, rice cakes, 100 calorie packaged nuts, carrots & hummus, popcorn and one-serving yogurt… I guess the moral of the story is just eat the serving size or buy snacks that only have ONE serving size.

5. COUNT YOUR CALORIES. I didn’t want it to come to this, because I totally despise the idea of counting calories. However, for overeaters this may be the best method. Once you’re actually seeing the calories piling up, you’re not going to want to keep eating. You can use apps like Fooducate or Fitness Pal to calculate it all.

6. DRINK A TON OF WATER. This is a toughie, but drink water constantly throughout the day. If your an overeater drink a cup before you eat, while your eating your meal and after the meal. Your stomach will be so full of water that you won’t even want to eat more. In fact, most people mistake dehydration for hunger.

7. INCORPORATE MORE VEGGIES. There is one food you can always overeat, and that’s veggies! They are so low in calories that it’s almost impossible to really “overeat”. So go crazy with loads of veggies that will keep you well nourished, and hey a little more fruit won’t hurt either. Overall if you’re going to overeat, only overeat your your fruits and veggies. They are tasty too, and most of all good for you!

Signs of Compulsive Overeating from http://buff.ly/1tXzTbY

  • binge eating, or eating uncontrollably even when not physically hungry
  • eating much more rapidly than normal
  • eating alone due to shame and embarrassment
  • feelings of guilt due to overeating
  • preoccupation with body weight
  • depression or mood swings
  • awareness that eating patterns are abnormal
  • history of weight fluctuations
  • withdrawal from activities because of embarrassment about weight
  • history of many different unsuccessful diets
  • eating little in public, but maintaining a high body weight
  • holding the belief that life will be better if they can lose weight
  • hiding food in strange places (closets, cabinets, suitcases, under the bed)
  • vague or secretive eating patterns
  • self-defeating statements after food consumption
  • holding the belief that food is their only friend
  • weight gain
  • loss of sexual desire or promiscuous relations
  • fatigue

Feel free to email me at tiffanymalone60@yahoo.com if you want to talk about health issues or concerns. I’ll do my best to offer the best advice and steer you to the right people for help. Be happy, be healthy, be freakin’ awesome.

-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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