Tag: healthy eating

Oatmeal Cookie Protein Bites

Oatmeal Cookie Protein Bites

I was so excited to read this post from The Roasted Root the other day for her Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites. Not only is the recipe top notch, but the post words were so refreshing! Talk about needing energy bites…this year has been nuts. We all […]

Best Foods to Eat Before & After Your Workout

Best Foods to Eat Before & After Your Workout

You know the feeling: Bootcamp warmup begins and, during your jumping jacks, you feel your burrito bouncing around in your stomach. No bueno! On the flip side, we’ve all had a morning when we wake up with just enough time to make it to class, […]

Tone It Up Bikini Bars

Tone It Up Bikini Bars

It’s no secret that I love my Tone It Up team. From amazing workouts and delicious recipes to moral support and a loving community, it wouldn’t be a shock to say they’re part of my everyday. I don’t always follow the exact nutrition plans, but I try to make some of their recipes each week!

This summer, they gave a new take on an old favorite – the protein bar! Adding coconut and cinnamon to this old favorite gave way to the TIU Bikini Bars and I’m in love 🙂 I added some blueberries to mine because summer blueberries are THE BEST! They’re great to add on to breakfast, have for a quick snack or whatever!

Check out the recipe for yourself and make some tasty treats!

tone it up bikini bars - katekatebear

tone it up bikini bars - katekatebear

Tone It Up Bikini Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 C gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 C (coconut or vanilla) Tone It Up Protein
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 C unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 chia egg (1 T chia seeds mixed with 3 T warm water)
  • 1 banana (mashed)
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Combine all of the wet ingredients (including the mashed banana) in a separate bowl.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients in with the dry.
  5. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with coconut oil spray and add the mixture.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Slice into individual servings and store in the fridge for up to four days.
  8. Enjoy!

tone it up bikini bars - katekatebear

recipe TIU bikini bars - katekatebear

 

[Recipe] Bison Quinoa Pasta

[Recipe] Bison Quinoa Pasta

I love it when a plan comes together. And/or when all the things in my pantry make a edible dinner. haha Tonight’s dinner was bison with veggies and quinoa pasta – perfect, quick lean protein and gluten free dish to fill our tummies on a […]

Foodie Pen Pals: Terra

Foodie Pen Pals: Terra

Another month of Foodie Pen Pals, another month of treats…love it! This month I was paired up with Terra from The Missionary Academic and she just sent me a fun, full box… And I IMMEDIATELY dug in…like actually, as soon as I opened it.  Thanks […]

[New fave] Felici Cafe

[New fave] Felici Cafe

Living in the city has its benefits – most of all, being within walking distance of some amazing restaurants.We have a new spot in our neighborhood that I’m particularly excited about – Felici Cafe!

The new spot opened recently and it’s a great – featuring fresh ingredients and healthy options!

felici cafe baltimore

felici cafe baltimore

It’s located right on Light Street in Federal Hill right downtown (for residents who’ve been here for a little while, it’s where Trattoria Annamaria used to be).

My favorite menu section is their fresh pressed juices. That’s right, Baltimoreans…there’s a JUICE BAR right here in town!

felici cafe baltimore juice

As you can imagine, it’s very exciting to have this here in a sea of un-healthier options. Felici doesn’t just have green juice by the way – they also have some tasty sandwiches and salads!

I’d love to hear if you have a favorite place in town! Any healthy hole-in-the-wall recommendations? 🙂 

I’m also SO pumped that they started making fresh juices in the morning then bottling them to pick up on the go!

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