Well hello! If you have been following my blog for a few months, you know that on Fridays, I generally share recipes that I have made during the week that are healthy & delicious!
I should have just divided last week’s post into two separate posts – one for each recipe! You see, this week, I am staying in Los Angeles in a Beach House. I thought that because I would have access to a kitchen that I would still cook on a workcation, but as it turns out, it is really hard to leave this deck for too long!
So instead, I am going to share a few things from our BOOty Scared to the Core Halloween Challenge group, which has been awesome, by the way!
First of all, here are the exercises that we did this week, which are focused on the core and booty – hence the name of the group!
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They have been really great to do, because they are short but still challenging, which gave me a good workout with minimal time, so I could spend the rest of my time here in LA doing photoshoots (sneak peeks here, here, and here!) or enjoying the beach, as opposed to doing a long workout in a gym or something (though I did take an awesome yoga class)!
In our group, we also shared some scary food facts (like what the least healthy Halloween candies are, or some scary things about our food in general) and some great recipes for fun and festive Halloween-themed foods.
One of my favorite cute ideas what this little pumpkin patch!
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Here are the instructions Cianna posted: Healthy snack swap!
When laying a spread for a party, for kids or adults, consider choosing this dip instead of an unhealthy one packed with sour cream, cream cheese and more!
Take your favorite kind of hummus (made at home is even better!) and spread it on a dish.
Cut carrots into coin shapes and spear in the center with a toothpick. Add a parsley leaf to the top of the carrot (through the toothpick), and then cut a small piece of scallion and thread it onto the toothpick to use as the pumpkin stem, and arrange pumpkins on top.
Now you’ve got a good for you treat (remember to provide extra veggies to dip) that won’t set you off the healthy path, and it’ll look cute at any gathering!
I specifically want to try it with ZUMMUS instead of HUMMUS – since it’s primal! Here’s a recipe for Zummus that I plan to try (and will post my version once I have)!
Here’s another cute recipe Cianna posted that you can use zucchini for that’s perfect for kids!
We also posted some great Shakeology swaps for our favorite different candy bars – so much healthier than the actual candy bar!
Doesn’t the challenge group sound like fun? It was just a short one, but if you are interested, our next one has been announced!
We are doing a FREE 4-week group where we are focusing on fitness (especially planks, with a plank-a-day challenge), clean eating, and gratitude! If you’re interested in joining, just click here! We are starting Monday, November 2nd!
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Also, if you have ever been interested in being a Beachbody coach, my teammate and I are hosting a webinar all about what we do! Check it out here!
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