Carbs and Calories of Popular Valentine’s Candy

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Balance and portion control is key. So, here’s just a quick look at what 100 calories of Valentine’s candy looks like. Stick to 100 calories and enjoy a little treat! No need to “throw in the towel and start eating better on Feb 15th!” First up I have some classic conversation hearts. I think these changed their look a bit in the last few years. I don’t remember the ridges around the edge. Valentine’s conversation hearts nutrition info 60 calories for 11 hearts, so I counted out 100 calories is equal to about 16 hearts. They have zero fat, zero […]

Easy White Chocolate Strawberries

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I’ve been on a journey to find the tastiest healthy desserts under 100 calories. That’s why these white chocolate strawberries are PERFECT! Only 63 calories, if you can eat just one! These white chocolate strawberries are not only tasty, low calorie, and healthy, but they are super easy to make. The trick is to use real melting chocolate for dipping. Whenever I try to use chocolate chips meant for cookies, it never turns out. Any craft store or grocery store that sells cake and candy supplies should have these Wilton brand melts, or another brand. Then, I try to find […]

Health Beet Business Update 2020

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I started Health Beet with the intention of helping busy parents teach their kids about healthy eating in an impactful way. Many caregivers I worked with in the health field felt overwhelmed with their hectic work schedules and felt like when they got home to prepare dinner, they didn’t have any energy left to make a healthy meal, and they were too exhausted to fight with their kids about it. In an effort to put the desire on the kids to eat a healthy balanced meal, with more fruits and vegetables, I developed a nutrition plate that could teach this, […]

Bikini Prep Diary {18 Weeks Out}

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I’m not gonna lie. Telling people I’m preparing for a bikini competition (at 46 years old) is pretty bold. Especially, if you’ve never lifted weights or seen your glute muscles in those 46 years!Yet, here I am…. 18 weeks away from a fitness comp that I’ve signed up for, and telling people about it!This has actually been on my bucket list for many years. I’ve always wanted to see if I could be truly disciplined. I want a challenge in life. I want a reason to stick to a strength training program and stick to a meal plan. I like […]

The Best Low Calorie Bread for 2020

I. Love. Bread. I love bread! I can hear Oprah saying this for her weight watchers commercials in my mind whenever I think about bread. I repeat it often to anyone listening. I get you Oprah! I LOVE BREAD too! Bread has gotten such a bad reputation in the past two decades as something to eliminate if you want to lose weight. I can promise you, I’ve lost weight, and maintained it, without ever cutting bread out of my diet. I literally eat a slice of bread every day. (Except my 7 days on Bright Line Eating of course!) Because […]

Healthy Protein Ice Cream Recipe {Only 2 Ingredients!}

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If you are like me and want more protein, but also want more dessert, you must try this healthy protein ice cream! It just has two ingredients. Protein powder and frozen bananas. I drizzled some almond butter on top for flavor, but that is totally optional! To make this ice cream, I first froze a few bananas. I peeled them, cut them in half, and put them in a ziploc bag. After 1 day in the freezer, I took out one of the bananas, and threw it in my mini cuisinart with a scoop of protein powder. That’s it! No […]

10 LDS Quotes on Health

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These top quotes from LDS leaders will inspire you to get healthier and live fuller lives! As a Christian and member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , I’ve always tried to take care of my physical body. I know that it’s a gift from God, and taking care of our bodies is a way to honor Him. Jesus Christ was the perfect example of self-mastery, hard work, and taking care of His physical being. In the scriptures we read, “Know ye not that ye are a temple of God. ” We take great care of […]

31 Clean Eating Dinner Ideas for the Family

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31 clean eating dinner ideas that you can schedule for an entire month! Stick with your weight loss goals, while you feed your family healthy food as well! No need to make two different meals. Everyone should be eating clean anyway! I recently revealed that I’m training for a fitness competition! In order to stick with a clean eating meal plan, and still make dinner for my family, I needed a list of dinner ideas that would work for both! While I will make the entire meal for the family, I’ll be reducing the carb portion of my own meal. […]

Healthy Egg Salad Sandwich

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A few simple swaps changed this indulgent egg salad sandwich, into a healthy egg salad sandwich! If you love egg salad, you’ll love this healthy version. I got the basics of this recipe from the Body for Life Cookbook, but made a few changes to make it my own! To healthify this healthy egg salad sandwich I used: Fat free mayo I used LOW CALORIE/ LOW CARB bread, Dave’s Killer bread, Powerseed, thin cut. I used one slice of bread, making it an open faced sandwich, rather than two slices of bread. I weighed my avocado so it didn’t add […]

Low Carb Protein Powder Crepes

These low carb protein powder crepes are made with just two ingredients, egg whites and protein powder! You can add cinnamon if you want, but totally optional. I had seen some Youtubers make crepes with just protein powder and egg whites. I’ve never been excited about protein drinks, because I just prefer to EAT my calories, but I also am trying to get a lot of protein in to prep for my first NPC show! So, when I saw people use protein powder and egg whites for crepes, I knew I wanted to try it. The concept is simple. Simply […]

Spaghetti Squash Taco Boat

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Adding toppings like ground beef and tomatoes to spaghetti squash makes this healthy meal perfect for taco lovers! Not only is this spaghetti squash taco bowl super filling, but it’s packed with veggies, protein, and fits into your diet perfectly. This lunch fits perfectly with the Bright Line Eating plan. To make this a bright line eating recipe, I used: Protein: 2 ounces ground beef with 1 ounce cheese Veggies: 200 grams of spaghetti squash Fat: Add avocado for the fat! Other diets this recipe works for: If you are following a Body For Life plan, it has a serving […]

Importance of Mindful Eating

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Mindfulness gives us the opportunity to pause between a stimulus and a response. Victor Frankl spoke about mindfulness when he said: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” In our hurried world, we often do not pause between our stimulus and responding to it. We see a delicious cookie on the counter and without even thinking we grab it and shove it in our mouth! Without noticing or considering what happened, we ate a cookie. Despite our resolve to eat […]