Halloween is JUST around the corner. This holiday is one of my favorite times of the year. It used to be the one time I’d let myself go absolutely hog wild and devour ALL THE TREATS. But that was before ZooFit, and before I fell in love with Asian wildlife. Read More “The Scariest Part of Halloween? Palm Oil in Your Treats”
Energy Balls (Vegan) 3 servings: 210 calories, Carbs: 27 g, Fat: 9 g, Protein: 20 g
- 3 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 cups pitted dates
- ⅓ cups oats
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 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.
- Once paste is sticky, take about ⅙ of mixture in hand and roll into small ball. Repeat for remainder of mixture, forming 6 balls.
- Refrigerate for one hour before eating. One serving is 2 balls
I guess it’s suiting I paired two topics I’m very comfortable talking about together. When I think of all my blog posts on Eating Green and healthy living, Paleo would probably be the number one topic I’ve discussed as far as diets. Palm oil would just be my number one topic, period. I talk about it a lot. Because it’s pretty important. Read More “Paleo and Palm Oil”
I get it. Making every. single. meal from scratch is impossible. With full time jobs, parenting, and all our extra-curricular activities, it’s not easy to make every meal a homemade masterpiece. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Keep it Simple, Sweetheart”
Yesterday I started a short and brief explanation of the third Eating Green principle. It was so short, I decided to extend it to a second blog post. Okay, fine, I went on a ridiculous tangent about Bamboo’s mischievous ways and the scary world of palm oil. But that’s out of my system, and I’m ready to really get into the nitty gritty of eating right for you and the planet. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods, Part 2”
When we are eating green, we aren’t just eating for our own health, we are eating for the planet. The principles I have been working on developing are key to eating green because they meld the idea of healthy nutrition with conservation. Read More “Principles of Eating Green: Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods”
I think I may have read myself out on books about eating healthy. There are seven trillion books about diet, nutrition, and eating lifestyles. I feel I may have read them all. Read More “12 Principles of Eating Green”
How did ZooFit become ZooFit? Why do I call it ZooFit? It’s story time, folks. Who doesn’t love a good origin story? Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: The Creation of ZooFit”
Today was a lesson in how to practice sustainability and healthy eating while still enjoying your treats. It was a special occasion for my CrossFit gym. The old owners are moving to New Orleans and wanted to have a going away party. We all wanted our new lords and masters to feel welcome with pomp and circumstance.
So, we held a huge party with the entire membership. And there was a pie contest. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Save Room for Pie”
I have personal feelings about the Oregon Zoo, I’m a little jilted if I can be honest. But putting personal frustrations aside, I love the zoo. I think a great amount of conservation and education happens at the zoo, and it’s where I was inspired to create EarthFit, so this being my last week in Oregon, I decided to have one last trip to the Oregon Zoo and check out all the aspects that correlate well with EarthFit. Read More “100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 45: EarthFit at the Zoo”