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Meal Prep Snack: Apple Pie Protein Balls

There’s two types of people in the world: people who snack, and people who don’t snack. Some people are perfectly content with two or three big meals a day but others need to eat six+ times to stop themselves from committing murder at 3pm. I get it. Personally, I have a fear of being hungry. Although I don’t always snack, I do often have some type of food on me at most times – you know, in case of low blood sugar or extreme hunger pains and what not. And especially if I’m going somewhere all day and don’t know…

Breakfast meal prep: brownie chocolate oatmeal

We’re more than halfway through healthy breakfast meal prep month in the Shape University community, have you been joining in? This all came about because I received a few emails and messages from ladies who asked me to bring back some of the challenges and themed months that I started last year. And you know what they say, ask and you shall receive! So far this month we’ve had a heavenly chocolate chia pudding to keep the Easter cravings away, and simple but delicious baked oatmeal muffins to mix up the overnight oat routine. If you want to be in…

Meal prep breakfast: baked oatmeal muffins

I’ve been getting a few requests to bring back the free challenges and themed months that I started last year. Some of your favourites were the meal prep challenge, lunch prep month and the intermittent fasting challenge. So I thought this month we could go back to basics and start with breakfast meal prep. Although I’ve spoken about the benefits of intermittent fasting (only eating in an 8-hour window), I certainly don’t think breakfast is evil. In fact, even when I am intermittent fasting, I still eat breakfast but just later on in the day. The benefits of breakfast meal…

The most nutrient-dense carbohydrate foods.

Carbohydrates, in the form of grains, legumes and vegetables, are a food source that has kept the population fed and satisfied since the beginning of agriculture. They’re basically the reason humans have been able to survive and prosper for as long as we have. History aside, there is a whole lotta’ mixed opinions emerging about carbohydrates. Basically, the aim of eating carbohydrates is to supply the body’s cells and the brain with glucose. In a healthy diet, the body obtains enough carbohydrates to produce the glucose it needs to carry out daily functions. But all carbohydrate foods were not created equal. For optimal…

The Complete Guide to Healthy Carbohydrates.

This is post three of a three part series on macronutrients. You can read part one “The Complete Guide to Protein” here, and part two “The Complete Guide to Healthy Fats” here. We’ll be talking about: Do you need carbohydrates in a healthy diet? How do the different types of carbohydrates work in the body? Do low-carbohydrate diets work? What is ketosis and how does it work? Carbohydrates, in the form of grains, legumes and some vegetables, are a food source that has kept the population fed and satisfied since the beginning of agriculture. They’re basically the reason humans have been able to…

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