Nutrition

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About Me

Hi! My name is Constance, Connie for short, and I'm so excited to share my tips, tricks, and recipes on living an active life style fueled by whole foods. I am certified Group Fitness Instructor and a recent grad from DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Science. I am now a Masters student at California State University Los Angeles studying Nutritional Science in addition to the Coordinated Dietetic Program. I am passionate about real food and hope to show you that eating well and being good to our bodies doesn't come with a high price or time tag and anyone can make small steps to a healthier life style! 

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  • Had a blast with some of my hiking students today on our last and longest hike of the semester! It's been a blessing and big learning experience for me to have been able to teach nutrition in the classroom and be a cheerleader for my students in this hiking class for 2 semesters now. I think teaching has helped me learn even more than being a graduate student and I'm so thankful! .
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I also am sporting my new @marika_clothing tank and cute bra from the ladies at @ellieactivewear ! It was perfect for the 80+F weather today and so comfy!
  • Dinner is ready early tonight! I tried a new @califlourfoods pizza crust - the Cali' Red Pepper + some pesto with quinoa from TJs+ goat cheese + basil+ a side salad + some Chardonnay 💃🏻
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All done in less than 15 minutes! Hope your Saturday is great!
  • Today's 5 minute throw in the bag lunch! Baby kale + goat cheese, avo, chickpeas, a microwaved sweet potato, and quinoa! .
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Lots of other snacks to get me through till 7 pm at school and 100% coffee! Lots of chopped fruits and veggies, a @perfectbar , and more nuts and chocolate! .
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Wishing you a happy Friday!
  • On the blog today I spoke about dressing for your body and I gave you some recent nutrition news! I got two of my favorite tops that I recieved in my @stitchfix box too! You can get yours with the link in the bio!
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Friday's are now new post day! YAY!
  • It's National Cold Brew day! I thought I would share my favorite afternoon pick me up using @chameleoncoldbrew and @drinkrau ! All you do is use one serving cold brew concentrate and dilute to your liking with water, add a splash of unsweetened nut milk, and a big splash of Semi-Sweet rau + ice and you are ready for the rest of the day! .
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I also had this hot today with extra hot water and it was perfect to sip on while studying!
  • THURSDAY. I like you but I also don't because I have a class at 8 am and one at 6 pm which equals double the traffic but I get to enjoy sit down lunches like this! .
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Leftover wild salmon + quinoa+ avo + chickpeas + baked sweet potatoes and a home made dressing from a recipe the other day! .
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Trying to figure out the best day of the week to have a consistent new blog post for you guys and I'm leaning towards Fridays since my Thursdays have a bit of writing time! Sound like a plan?!
  • GOOD MORNING 👋🏻! I did a thing. I used my favorite sprouted wheat (10 G protein hellooooo) @alvaradostreetbakery cinnamon raisin bagel to make baked bagel French toast! .
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Chop your bagel up and place it in a mini tin. Whisk up an egg + a splash of milk + cinnamon, nutmeg, and some sea salt and then pour it over the bread and bake for about 15 minutes or till crispy on top! .
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Then drizzle in syrup and butter!
  • Yesterday while I was cookin up a storm for @clean.plates I had 3 black bananas around so I made my 1 bowl whole wheat banana bread! This stuff stays a little gooey after you bake it so it's perfect to freeze and have ready to microwave for snacks with some PB lathered all over it! .
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Here's how:
3 mashed ripe bananas in the bowl, add 1 TBSP vanilla extract , 3 TBSP almond milk, 1 egg, 1 big spoon of honey- I use @wedderspoonofficial , 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and whisk it up! .
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To that add 1 cup + 2 TBSP @wholefoods organic whole wheat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 TBSP sugar of your choice (coconut sugar is good but I used raw cane sugar since that was in the cabinet) and then your add ins if you want it like chocolate chips or nuts! Be careful not to over mix! I added some @bobsredmill muesli on top! In the oven at 350 F for about 40 minutes!