Here Come The Sweets, Fight the Binge!

photo credit: www.sugarandcharm.comToday kicks off a season of holiday cheer and months of endless candy, pies, cakes, holiday drinks, sugar, sugar, and oh yeah sugar! It’s one of the best times of year, but also the hardest for the waistline and forget about control. So what if we armed ourselves for these food fulfilled days ahead? With a little prep-time and meal planning we can be ready to fight back and maybe actually enjoy the holidays instead of feeling guilty and indulgent.

Here are a couple of my new recipes to help keep you on track, fighting the sugar highs, and food comas. Enjoy your holidays. indulge in the things you love most, just know your limits, reach for the healthy stuff first and then treat yourself with a small piece of pumpkin pie or the peppermint and chocolate martini that has you name written all over it. Once it’s all over and the new year shows up. You’ll still be on track, one step ahead, and ready to jump-start your New Year’s resolutions and goals.

Paprika and Sea Salt Roasted Chickpeas

  •  2-(15oz) cans chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans, thoroughly rinsed and                 drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oilwww.chow.com
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • Pinch sea salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and arrange a rack in the middle. In a large bowl toss all ingredients until chickpeas are completely covered. Spread chickpeas evenly on a rimmed backing sheet, cook until crispy about 30-35 minutes.

Homemade Trail Mix   

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup Goji berries
  • ½ cup fire raisins
  • ½ dried cherries
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

In a bowl, mix all ingredients well. Store in a bag or jar in the refrigerator.

Grab more recipes like these in my new fall/winter cookbook coming out Monday!!! www.farmfoodiefitness.com

 

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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