October 30, 2014

Creepy Eyes & Ghost Nails (Video)

We are just ONE day from Halloween and it's time for you to step up your nail game. I am seriously the WORST at doing my nails so today I am going to show you two nail art ideas that anyone can do no matter the length of your nails. These are both easy and funny…and I'm always up for funny!
WATCH a full tutorial of each here

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Need more Halloween inspiration? Check out my  DIY Jellyfish Costume in the meantime (p.s. IT GLOWS!!)

October 28, 2014

Sweet Tooth: Skinny Pumpkin Bread (Gluten-Free)

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Brisk mornings and nights are in full swing in the South Bay and I have been baking, drinking hot tea, and cuddling up on the coach every day it seems. I know every year around the holidays I find myself gaining weight and promising that I'll drop the dreaded pounds in the new year but this year is different. I have been committed to working out at least 3-4 times a week but I will admit I refuse to cut out every thing that I enjoyed prior to making this lifestyle change. So how do I maintain my weight? It is all about making modifications and learning how to enjoy yourself rather than overindulge. Today I am showing you a skinny pumpkin bread recipe that will be the perfect edition to any holiday party and it's only 125 calories per slice (12 slices in a loaf) so no one has to feel guilty.

The first change I made was by making this gluten-free. Not only did this cut the calories but it eliminates the heavy bloated feeling we often get after eating cake-like treats. Next I used Pure Via which is a natural alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Pure Via is made from the pure, sweet extract of the stevia leaf which means none of those gross preservatives or artificial processing will make it into our bodies. As if that wasn't enough, it's a great choice for people trying to live a healthy lifestyle because it's zero calories. That's right, you read correctly, ZERO! Confession time: I have been keeping these packets in my purse lately and have been passing them along to friends when dining out because it really does taste great.You're probably noticing that there is powdered sugar on top of the skinny pumpkin bread and thinking that definitely kills the skinny in that recipe. Everyday I pick and choose what I want to spend my calories on and as long as I factor it into my daily intake it is something I try not to stress about.

This recipe makes a flavorful and moist pumpkin bread that you are definitely going to want to bookmark!

October 27, 2014

October 24, 2014

Stuffed Shredded Chicken Avocados (Gluten Free)

Enjoy a meal that is both high in protein and light on your stomach. It doesn't even sound like that is possible but it is! Try this Mexican-infused stuffed avocado filled with shredded chicken. This gluten free meal is savory and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Perfect for anyone who is trying to eat healthy but is always on-the-go. I personally love this meal because I like to workout after dinner so I need something that it is filling but doesn't leave me feeling bloated or heavy. Here is the skinny:

Serving Size: 4
Calories: 395
Fat: 15 g
Protein: 55g
Fiber: 3g
Net Carbs: 3g

October 20, 2014

Morning Sunrise Juice

-140 Calories Count per 8oz Serving  
25g of natural sugars

Get a natural energy boost with a Morning sunrise juice. I like to describe it as the perfect blend of tart sweetness.