Sixteen Healthy Protein Powerball Recipes

AKA: The Perfect Snack, Power Balls, Protein Bites, Snack Balls, Energy Balls, Bliss Balls, and Protein Balls!

These little protein balls are a family favorite and are perfect as an on the go snack. If you are like me and need to have something sweet in the afternoon then you will love this collection of healthy and satisfying protein-packed snacks!

Protein Powerballs are one of my favorite snacks to eat. I keep a supply in the fridge or freezer to help me stay on track with my meal plan.

Here are six reasons you should give them a try:

  • They keep you full because of the healthy combination of protein, carbs, and fat.
  • They are compact and can be taken anywhere, even camping!
  • The recipes are simple to make or tweak for your personal taste.
  • They have fewer preservatives than pre-made protein bars and drinks.
  • They will SAVE you $$$$ versus buying pre-made protein bars and drinks.

Plan your way to a healthier YOU!

 Why do we typically “fall off of the wagon” when it comes to our healthy eating? It is because we are not prepared with healthy snacks when our cravings hit. And if we think about it, having a healthy and sweet snack at the ready is like having a Superpower!

Here is a FREE, printable, weekly meal planner and grocery list. This list will help you stay on track with all of the Protein Powerball recipes. Get your printable here: Grocery list / Meal Plan Printable

 

 

No Bake Chocolate Energy Bites

 

Healthy Cake Batter Energy Bites

http://simpleasthatblog.com/2016/09/pumpkin-pie-energy-bites.html

http://blog.feelgreatin8.com/healthy-energy-bites/

https://dessertswithbenefits.com/healthy-strawberry-shortcake-energy-bites/

http://www.julieseatsandtreats.com/no-bake-chocolate-banana-energy-balls-recipe/

http://www.myfussyeater.com/chocolate-orange-energy-bites-recipe/

http://www.cookingonthefrontburners.com/2016/04/raspberry-coconut-chocolate-almond-energy-bites.html

http://fitfoodiefinds.com/2014/07/brownie-cookie-dough-swirl-protein-balls/

https://cleanfoodcrush.com/almond-joy-protein-balls/

http://www.theconsciousdietitian.com/all-recipes/no-bake-100-calorie-peanut-butter-energy-balls/

http://www.foodiefiasco.com/protein-packed-coconut-macaroons/

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HEALTHIER VERSION OF PB BALLS!! 😍

1. In a food processor add 7 dates (make sure they are pitted!) and
2 TBSP water. Process until it becomes a paste.

  1. Add date paste to 1 cup of natural peanut butter and 1/8 tsp of sea salt. Mix until well blended.
  2. Use a tsp. (pop in your mouth size) or a TBSP (2-3 bites) to scoop out PB mixture and roll into balls.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat melt 1/2 TBSP. of coconut oil and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. We use dark chocolate Enjoy Life brand….dairy, nut, soy, gluten free!!
  4. Roll PB balls in melted chocolate until well covered. Place on parchment paper and pop them in the fridge or freezer to harden!!
  5. ENJOY and share with friends!!😍🎉
  6. Be sure to tell us how you like them!!

 

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Protein-Ball-Recipe-30418497

Superfood Energy Balls + Detox Recipes

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Quick Banana Nut Snack

Quick Banana Nut Snack

One of the reasons why people don’t try new recipes is because of the T-I-M-E it takes to create it.  This cute little recipe takes little to no time and is healthy and filling.

The vitamins and minerals found in this recipe have been found to help those with ADHD, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and skin allergies.

Give this easy recipe a try! :)🍌

MACROS:  CALORIES 136 | CARBS 30 | PROTEIN 2 | FAT 2

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  1. Slice your banana.
  2. Drizzle honey over banana slices.
  3. Sprinkle hemp seeds over top. *
  4. *You could use hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds or any other type of seed or nut you would like for variety.

10 minute cardio workout!

I have had the opportunity to work with Tiffany over at feelgreatin8.com, and I wanted to share with you the latest project!

Over at Feel Great in 8, you can enter health challenges to help you stick to your fitness goals. At the end of each challenge you can earn ca$h for reaching your goals!  

This 10 minute workout is a bonus challenge that I put together for the 3-week challenge.  I’ve also used this in personal training sessions.  It is a great workout that gets the heart pumping and the fat melting! 🙂

There is a printable for this workout as well:

click here to get your FREE printable:  FG8 10 minute cardio workout

This workout was put together using the new game called HIIT The Deck!  There are 35 cards in the deck.  You have the option of using all the cards for a total body workout, or you can pick cards to put your own personalized workout together.  These workouts are good for beginner athletes all the way to advanced athletes!

Yellow cards: Upper Body and Core

Pink cards: Cardio

Green Cards: Lower Body

You can use a timer to pick the length of workout you would like to do.  I like the app called GymBoss.  It is free, and you can adjust the timer to fit your needs.

The 10-minute cardio workout is a great workout.  I chose to do the full minute for each exercise and repeat.  Give it a try and let me know what you think! 🙂

The card game will be available for purchase soon!  Purchase HITT THE DECK here!

HIIT THE DECK Feel Great in 8 card game!

 

You can’t help but love this little girl <3

Bexlee is a sassy 2.5 year old who was diagnosis before she was born with Osteogenisis Imperfecta, also known as Brittle Bone Disease.

When Bexlee was born she had suffered 11 in-utero fractures and she has already had a total of 12 broken bones in her short life. She has had 2 surgeries to have telescoping rods placed in her femurs to act as internal splints and will soon have rods placed in her tibias as well. She uses a wheelchair and a walker, goes to physical therapy, and needs IV medicine every 6 months to help with bone pain and lower risk of breaking. She will always need help with simple tasks, but she makes up for any physical challenge with her awesome personality.

See, I told you you couldn’t help but fall in love.

We are so excited to have the opportunity to help Bexlee and her family next year. A portion of every January Feel Great in 8 Challenge entry and every sponsor donation will go directly to her family. (Read more about that here).

So, how can you help?

* Help spread the word about Feel Great in 8. You could make a lasting difference in someones life and help us give more to Bexlee.

* Have a business, or know of a business that would be interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsors also get the opportunity to advertise to over 100,000 of Feel Great in 8’s readers and fans. See the sponsorship level and benefits below. You can also checkout this page and email me if you are interested!

* Donate directly to Bexlee. At the bottom of the sponsor page is a link where you can donate any amount to Bexlee and her family. 100% of these donations will be given directly to her family.

Thank you so much for being part of our goal to do more good. None of this would be possible without you!

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P.S. Feel free to share the link to the sponsor page with any small business you think would be interested. We’d love to make a big difference for sweet Bexlee and her family. http://www.feelgreatin8.com/sponsor

 

 

 

September: Fitness Schedule

Click here to print September’s Schedule:September

back to school
Please note the following:

•  We will start morning swim Wednesday the 14th at 8:00.  It will continue every Wednesday until the end of November.  After that, we will switch to Mondays.

•  We will continue to hold our morning Barre/Toning classes at the Coalville City tennis courts until the weather changes.  When the weather changes we will be in the room above the swimming pool.

•  Please notice the time change on LABOR DAY.  We will have class at 7:00 am instead of 8:00 am.  Also, September 1st class has been moved to 8:00 pm or when the Homecoming Parade is over.

Please let me know if you have any questions/comments/or recommendations. 🙂

Thanks!

september

Success Story: Chelsey S.

Chelsey S.

I want you to meet my friend Chelsey.  Isn’t she a cutie? 🙂  She has been so consistent with her food and workouts.  I asked her to share what keeps her motivated.

Questions:

1. What started your motivation?

My kids. I realized it was getting hard to keep up with them with the weight I had put on. I didn’t want my weight to hold back making memories with them.

2. Favorite recipe or healthy food?
I love salads and greens.
3. Pounds lost?
45 lbs
4. Tips to avoid cravings?
Don’t completely deprive yourself. I found if I told myself no sweets if I gave in I would end up binging. Instead, I let myself have sweets in moderation and alter the type. Like having light and fit greek yogurt with strawberries it’s sweet but healthy and much healthier than a bowl of ice cream.
5. Any advice for others?
Take it day by day and set weekly goals instead of 1 big goal. If you have one bad day just try better the next day. Keep your goals realistic and focused on yourself. Getting healthy is really a lifestyle change not a diet for a short period of time. You will never keep results if you don’t make long-term changes.
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Chelsey and I, along with others, will be doing the Butts and Guts challenge starting May 9th.  Join us for a great group challenge! 🙂