IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME! __ I’m partnering with two of my favorite brands to give away everything you need to rock your next workout: • A super cute workout outfit of your choice from @coedactive - an LA-made, girlboss-owned activewear line that I absolutely love. Their clothes are seriously so flattering and so comfy! And... • A 6-pack of @drinkapres, my favorite on-the-go protein drink. It’s the only pre-made protein shake I’ll drink because it’s made with simple, real, and healthy ingredients, low in sugar, and tastes delicious. The perfect post-workout or busy day replenishment when you’re on-the-go! __ To enter: • Like this photo • Follow @weeknightbite, @coedactive, and @drinkapres • Tag your workout buddies! __ Winner will be announced on Saturday 8/18. US entries only. Good luck! 🎉 #weeknightbite #coedactive #ownyourafter
Monday mornings are one thing, but a Monday morning after a weekend in Vegas... whew! 😴😳 I’m going to need a refill on this matcha, please! 🍵 Followed by a workout, a smoothie, and (my best attempt at) a productive day. What’s on your to-do list this week?
Let’s talk oils. __ There’s a lot of information out there about good oils vs. bad oils, but it can be confusing to know which we should be using and why we should avoid certain ones. Let’s break it down. — There are certain oils like canola oil, corn oil, sunflower, safflower, grapeseed, soybean, and vegetable oil that are high in inflammatory omega-6 fats. Unfortunately, these oils are the cheapest, which means they’re everywhere - in salad dressings, hummus, baked goods, roasted nuts (go for dry-roasted), cereals, at most restaurants, and even in the prepared foods at our healthy grocery stores like Whole Foods. These omega-6 fats increase inflammation and the risk of heart disease, weight gain / difficulty losing weight, IBS, metabolic syndrome, and cancer. Yikes. 😳 So what’s a girl to do? __ 1. Read ingredient labels and always be on the lookout for these seed oils and hydrogenated oils! 2. Buy good oils. While you may not be able to control what oils are used when you’re out at restaurants, you can at home. Stick with oils that are good for heart health and help reduce inflammation, like extra virgin olive oil (for dressings, dips, and lower-heat cooking), avocado oil (for roasting and higher-heat cooking), grass-fed butter, and coconut oil. 3. Get those anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats in your diet with foods like wild fish and pasture-raised eggs. 🐟🍳
You know when you’re just standing at the fridge/freezer and staring at it for way too long, just waiting for something good to appear? Well usually nothing appears, but I literally just hit the jackpot and found a stash of these Summer Berry & Coconut Milk popsicles hidden in the corner of my freezer. So excited because they’re the perfect sweet snack (pretty low in sugar with some nice healthy fat, too!) and my ideal way to cool down. If you haven’t tried these yet, head over to the desserts section of my recipe box and you’ll find the recipe that I shared on @inspiredbythis ! Enjoy! 🍓🥥🍡