Thursday, April 30, 2015

New at home workouts and recipes

Hello Cupcakes!

Since this semester is finally over for me (it's been a crazy ride...grad school= no life lol) I decided to catch you guys up on some of my favorite workout videos and recipes. I was getting bored with my daily gym routine, and when that happens I like to switch up my workouts so that I enjoy them more. Listed below are the workouts, equipment needed, and time of the video. I usually aim for 30 minutes or more so combine different videos if you want! Have fun and enjoy it!

Total Body Cardio Burn : all you need is yourself and a yoga mat if you have one! 24 minutes
Score a Bangin' Beach Body: all you need is yourself- 11 minutes
Ultimate Core Workout : all you need is yourself again!- 8 minutes
Cardio Slim and Sculpt : all you need is yourself - 11 minutes
Burn 300 calories in 30 minutes: all you need is a set of 5-10 lb dumbbells or other heavy object to hold
20 minute High Intensity Workout : all you need is a set of 5-10 lb dumbbells
8 minute full body Tabata workout: all you need is yourself

I hope you enjoy these workouts as much as I do :D

Now time for some recipes!!!

Spring Rolls

Avocado Chicken

All of these recipes are making me so hungry, so it's time for me to go make some dinner. I am going to have grilled turkey burgers (no bun because I can't have gluten, and no cheese because I can't have dairy... this means I am going to top mine with lettuce, onion and mustard!). I am also going to have grilled corn on the cob. I just had a snack two hours ago so dinner is going to be a bit smaller. 

Later Taters!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Today's at home workout

Good afternoon cupcakes!

Today's at home workout links below:

-Total Body Workout-18 minutes : for this you just need a set of dumbbells (whatever weight you choose) or if you do not have dumbbells, find something heavy around your house to use, they also use a kettle-bell in this workout, but anything heavy will work!
-Bangin' Beach Bod- 11 minutes: for this video, you just need your body weight. Feel  free to repeat the video if you want a longer workout

I also started reading a new book if anyone is interested here is the link on Amazon: Intuitive Eating- $13

Graduate school has been crazy, hopefully this summer I will have more time to blog and catch you all up on my life!

Later Taters!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Today's at home workout no equipment needed AGAIN!

Good morning cupcakes!

I want to feature workouts that are effective and can be done by anyone! Here are some workout videos I did this morning that do not require anything except YOU!

5 min video
8 min video
another 5 min video
only do minutes 1-8 of this video unless you want to use weights and do the rest:HIIT
only do minutes 1-6 of this video unless you want to use weights and do the rest: Superset

So if you do all these videos without the weight part you will SWEAT! I promise! It will be 32 minutes. Feel free to repeat your favorites if you want a 60 minute workout

Later Taters!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

At home Saturday Workout, no equipment needed!

Good morning Cupcakes!

I wanted to share with you the video I completed this morning. I posted about it when I first started my blog, but some of you are new readers. This YouTube video is a 30 minute workout from Popsugar Fitness. You do not need any equipment except your body weight. This workout is a killer and it is short, so there are no excuses as to why you cannot complete it! I challenge you to complete this workout today and comment below and let me know how it went. I am going to try to do this workout once a week.

Here is the link to the video:Bodyweight Bootcamp

Who doesn't like FREE workouts that you can do in YOUR HOME without any extra purchases for equipment?!

Later Taters! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Healthy Cookie Recipe

Good morning cupcakes!

Since this week has been so stressful, I decided to bake last night. Baking helps me get my mind off everything going on (and my do too!). I love experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with healthier alternatives to treats. Last night I made cinnamon raisin cookies which could easily be substituted as chocolate chip cookies or whatever add ins you want.

Cinnamon Raisin Cookies

-2 eggs
-1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4  tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
-as much cinnamon as you like, I didn't measure but you could try 1-2 tsp and add more if you like
-2 cups of brown rice flour
-as many raisins as you like, I like a lot so I probably added 3/4-1 cup of raisins

Directions (I like to use a food processor, but you could easily mix by hand)
In a food processor, combine first 5 ingredients. Once thoroughly combined, add in brown rice flour and process until dough is mixed and formed. Add raisins and pulse for a short time until they are distributed throughout the dough. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and drop spoon fulls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake in the oven 375 for 10-12 minutes. ENJOY!

These cookies are pretty delicious and healthy. I would love to feature people's recreations of my cookies. So, if you make them.... comment below and I will feature your creation on my blog!

Later Taters!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Good morning cupcakes! 
Sorry I have been MIA, grad school has been crazy! Here's a short post for some motivation...
Love yourself! We can get so down on ourselves and negative, but we need to learn to appreciate what we have. Today I am grateful for my strong legs that allow me to walk and do fun things. Tell yourself one positive thing about your body today and try to keep it up daily! 

Later taters! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Healthy Recipes for Easter

Good Evening Cupcakes~

I thought it was appropriate to have a post of healthy recipes for you guys to try out for Easter!

Banana Nut Butter Donuts
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 bananas (about 1 c. mashed)
1 c. almond, peanut, or sun butter
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. apple cider vinegar
1/2 t. baking soda
1 T. coconut oil
1/4 c. nut butter
1/4 t. cinnamon
2 T. honey
    For the donuts:
  1. Preheat a donut maker 
  2. Using a hand beater or a fork, combine all everything in a bowl.
  3. Spoon about 3 tablespoonfuls of batter into heated donut maker.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove and cool before icing.
  6. Icing:
  7. Soften coconut oil over low heat.
  8. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  9. Dip cooled donuts into icing and serve.

If using an oven, preheat oven to 350 and bake donuts in pans for 8-12 minutes, depending on the size of your pan. 

Raw Thin Mint Brownies

  • 1 cup walnuts (120g)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups pitted dates (230 grams) (I highly recommend Sunmaid, because they’re softer.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • A few drops pure peppermint extract (depending on how minty you want them… Start with less; you can always add more.)
  • Optional: for even more chocolate flavor, add chocolate chips. Or add cacao nibs.
  • Optional: tiny dash of salt (I always add this and recommend it.)
Raw Brownies Recipe: Combine all ingredients, using a food processor. (No need to blend the dates first; I just blend everything all at once. But if you use a Magic Bullet, you might want to do it in batches. I’ve not tried this in a regular blender and therefore can’t vouch for it.)Form into brownies or balls or bars… or even cookie-cuttered shapes!

2 large English cucumbers
1/2 onion
2-3 tomatoes

{For the dressing}
3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. salt

Make the dressing: add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Slice the cucumbers and onion. Dice tomatoes, removing excess juice. Place in a bowl.
Add the dressing and toss to coat. Salt/pepper to taste if needed.
Best if refrigerated for at least an hour to let the flavors combine.

1 container fresh baby or regular brussels sprouts (about 12 ounces)
2 big sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
sea or kosher salt and fresh black pepper
3 slices bacon
2 - 3 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet or roasting pan generously with olive oil.
  2. Remove any tough outer leaves from the brussels sprouts and slice them in half, unless you are using baby ones, in that case leave them whole. Add to a large bowl along with the sweet potatoes, drizzle liberally with olive oil - about 2 tablespoons, sprinkle with thyme and season well with salt (about 1 teaspoon) and pepper.
  3. Toss with your hands rubbing the oil and spices into the vegetables and adding more olive oil if needed. Spread them out in one layer on the baking sheet and drizzle again lightly with olive oil.
  4. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender and brussels sprouts are lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile cook bacon however you see fit, I like to put it in a separate baking pan and bake it about 12-15 minutes or until crispy. Drain on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle.
  6. Once the vegetables are cooked through sprinkle with Parmesan and bacon, toss and serve.

Turkey Cucumber Roll Ups
Peeled Cucumber Slices (using a vegetable peeler, take off cucumber skin, then continue to peel the cucumber around the seeded middle)
3 slices of real, unprocessed deli meat (I used turkey)
Half a tomato, diced
Shredded carrot
Shredded lettuce
Paleo mayo (optional)

cinnamon rolls with coconut frosting and caramel raisin filling: makes 6-7 servings

3/4 cup gluten-free oats
3/4 cup buckwheat groats
3/4 cup raisins 
3/4 cup dates
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon water
Dash of cinnamon 

coconut frosting:
1 heaping cup young coconut meat
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
4 tablespoons agave syrup (or other preferred sweetener) 
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Water, as needed

caramel raisin filling:
1 cup dates
1/4-1/2 cup coconut water 
Cinnamon powder, to taste
1/4 cup raisins

To make the dough: pulse the oats and buckwheat groats in your food processor until they become a rough flour. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until it all begins to stick together. Roll the dough into a square about 1/4-1/2 cm thick. Put this in the fridge for 1-2 hours. 

To make the frosting: blend all the ingredients together until it's smooth and drizzly. Set aside.

To make the cinnamon caramel filling: blend all the ingredients together - except the raisins - until smooth and thick like a paste. Set aside.

Cut the dough (which should now be a little more pliable) into strips and spread the filling evenly on each one, then sprinkle on the raisins and gently roll the strips up. Cover with the frosting and freak out at the awesomeness of the planet.

There you go sweets! I hope you all enjoy time with family and friends!
Be Healthy,
Later Taters

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