How to Eat Challenge- Week 2

Honestly, I thought I’d be writing a lot more about How to Eat, but this week has shown me how exhaustingly busy I make myself. Ideas for blog posts get pushed to the back-burner and I feel I’m constantly short on time while overwhelmed with material and things to do. But none of that really has much to do with the How to Eat Challenge, or how Week 2 went…

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Eating Green During the Apocalypse

As our country slowly (and hopefully not prematurely) opens, this ZooFit tip may seem a little late to the party. Eating Green during the Apocalypse? Wasn’t that, like, last month? Restaurants are preparing to invite guests back, but there are many people who still find themselves eating at home. They have been thrust in a quest they never thought they would embark on. Cooking. At home.

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Playing with Your Food

Yesterday I had an epiphany.  How many times do you go to fix a meal only to discover you have all the “wrong” ingredients, or not enough of the “right” ingredients?

Now, normally, we wouldn’t think twice about popping back to the store to grab what we really need. But right now with most cities and regions cracking down on leaving your home except to walk your dog outside or essentials, this issue may create a problem.

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Energy Balls

Energy Balls (Vegan)  3 servings: 210 calories, Carbs: 27 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 20 g

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • ⅓  cups oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor.  Blend until smooth- consistency should be paste-like.  If paste is too dry, add small amounts of water, one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  2. Once paste is sticky, take about ⅙ of mixture in hand and roll into small ball.  Repeat for remainder of mixture, forming 6 balls.  
  3. Refrigerate for one hour before eating.  One serving is 2 balls