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Cheap, Easy (& Delish) Homemade Protein Bars

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Protein Bars are robbery!  Why?  First and foremost, they’re flipping disgusto!  I’ve tried several brands and they’re just not my cup of tea.  Secondly, they’re expensive!  I’m not the biggest meat eater, and I workout quite a bit, so I do try to sneak in protein from other sources.

Well, in my search to save a few bucks and find something easy, tasty and something that won’t murder my workouts with calorie overload, I ran across a recipe in which I slightly modified from Pinterest…I thought I’d share!  They looked similar to the picture shown above except that we nibbled, pinched and tore at it instead of neatly cutting into squares! 😉 I was able to purchase most ingredients from Aldi which saved even more $$$$…WINNING!  These were almost a little TOO tasty!  Here goes!

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BETTER PROTEIN BARS

3 cups of oatmeal (uncooked)

3/4 cups of honey

1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter

1/4 protein powder-I used chocolate flavor Purely Inspired Organic Protein

1/2 cup (maybe less) of chocolate chips (chilled in freezer)

1/2 cup peanut halves

I heated the honey and peanut butter on the stove.  Once melted together and creamy, remove from heat and add the protein powder.  Then, add the rest of the ingredients.  Refrigerate overnight or until ingredients have formed together (I actually keep these in the fridge).  You could substitute with any type of nuts, protein powder and maybe even add some dried fruit if you’re feeling extra freaky!  No, I didn’t count calories, but nothing in the ingredient list is too bad for you (all in moderation, right?) Enjoy!

Fashionably,

Meek

Stay in Shape This Holiday Weekend: The BEST FREE Workout App!

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Howdy friends!  Boy, I must admit, it’s been HARD for me to sit down and blog as of late.  Am I the only one?!  Spring represents my FAVORITE time of year in Missouri.  From outdoor festivals which I lOVE, to outdoor exercise– biking, hiking, jogging, walking…anything that involves sweat, sunshine and movement!  So, thanks for sticking with me!

As you know, Memorial Day is quickly approaching!  While Memorial Day is one of the special days in which we remember those who have so bravely served in our military, it also is the first major kickoff to the spring and summer-ish season…the pool opens…YAY (side note, I can’t swim for shit, but that’s a whole ‘nother story)!

Soooooo I’m here to help you stay on track while you’re out slopping down food at barbeques this weekend.  I wanted to share my absolute FAVORITE (free) exercise appSWORKIT!

This thing is pretty amazing! There is a huge variety of workouts for your pleasure, and you may set each workout for the amount of time you wish.  Let’s be honest, I highly doubt you can be physically fit in 5 minutes, and if you can, please tell me?!?!  So, I’m always going longer than that.  Butttttt, exercsising some is better than none!  The custom workout option is offered for pay, but really, I don’t see why on earth you would spend an additional penny when these workouts are so bomb on their own!

 

The workouts are very challenging, and for the days when you don’t feel like murdering yourself (similar to  Shaun T Insanity Workout-like), you can slow it down with some yoga (which is still equally as challenging).  What I also like about Sworkit is that each exercise provides a “live” illustration.

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For those that need to be reminded, there’s an option for this.  It sucks though, and would be the only downfall to this app.  It reminds me only after I’ve completed my workout, and it’s hard to snooze–it reminds me off and on several times, LOL!  BUT, once you finally get that sucker silenced…it’s worth it!

So how do you stay in shape?  What’s your favorite free fitness app?

XO,

Fashionably Meek