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5 Easy Ways to Save Extra Calories

You guys know by now that I am not a fan of counting calories. This takes all the fun out of healthy eating / living a healthy lifestyle for me. But, if I can save some unnecessary calories here & there so that I feel better about eating an extra piece of pizza (or two) on the weekend with my friends, I’m all for it. I also know some of you are interested in losing weight or improving your body composition, so this is a special post for you! If you want to know more about changes you can make to help you reach those goals, listen to the Ask Abbey Podcast Epsiode #5 where I chat about why you’re not seeing your body transform. 1. When you’re cooking Ditch the oils when you can! I rarely use oils when I’m cooking food. 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil or Olive Oil is around 120 calories. And that’s if you just stick to exactly 1 tbsp, which is rare for me. I use zero calorie, nonstick …

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Say Bye to Added Sugar! 5 Deliciously Healthy Dessert Recipes to Try ASAP

We are officially on the last post of “what I eat during the work week” series and I saved the best for last. Dessert!!!!!! I’m already hungry so we’re off to a great start. It’s a rare night for me if I’m not having some sort of dessert after dinner. I love coming up with healthy recipes for some of my favorite unhealthy treats. Get a list of my 6 favorite healthy ingredient swaps from this blog post! And peak into my pantry if you really want to know all the healthy foods I eat: Here are my absolute faves: 1. Frozen Fruit Cereal I loveee cereal (literally ate cereal and toast for dinner for 2 year straight in high school I think). Most cereals are loaded with sugar & other BS, so finding a healthy substitute that I actually liked better was a miracle. Frozen Fruit of choice (Mixed Berries and Wild Blueberries are my current faves) Unsweetened Almond Milk Healthy Granola of choice (Purely Elizabeth Original is my go to- no refined sugars!) …

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5 Healthy Lunch & Dinner Recipes That You Will LOVE

If you listened to the Ask Abbey Podcast Episode where I discuss living a healthy lifestyle with a 9-5 job, you know that I make two servings of whatever I’m eating for dinner so that I can automatically have lunch ready for work the next day! (If you didn’t, click here to listen in!) Then I don’t have to spend 2 hours in the kitchen after work because that’s NOT an option for me (Netflix is waiting!!!). Every Sunday I usually buy ingredients for two different lunch/dinner recipes, and then I rotate between the two recipes throughout the week! I have tonssss of recipes that I love, but here are the 5 that have been most consistent for me lately. Portions for these recipes are honestly just up to personal preference, so there’s no exact measurements listed (except for one) here! 1. Green + Grain Bowl I get comments about how big my “salads” are at work all the time (LOL told you a girl can eat). But that’s because it’s not your traditional salad. …