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16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. Plus, they’re not exactly cheap. These recipes are healthy, quick (all it takes is a quick spin in the food processor) and mostly no-bake. Freeze your homemade creations — with a variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains — for a later date, or pack the freshly made bars in a Ziploc bag for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack.

RELATED: 9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes to Make Now

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Chia Bars Recipe

1. No-Bake Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bars

It may look like dessert, but guess what? This energy bar passes for breakfast, too. The 15-minute no-bake recipe pairs a nutty oatmeal base with a fruity chia seed-studded raspberry jam. Consider this your healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: 20 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want Every Day

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apple Pie Bars Recipe

2. Apple Pie Granola Bars

Nothing's sweeter than apple pie. So when it comes to healthy snacks, this take on the classic American dessert scales back the sweetness to just five grams of sugar per bar. You'll still nail the flavor, though, thanks to chucks of dried apple, pecans, toasted oats and cinnamon. Photo and Recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Cashew Almond Bars Recipe

3. Chocolate, Cashew and Almond Bars

Now tell us this doesn’t look like dessert. Dates and cashews make up the base of this bar, while cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut and vanilla add decadence (without all the guilt). If you have trouble finding moist, soft dates (oftentimes they’re pretty dry), soak them overnight in water before tossing in the food processer. And don’t forget to remove the pits if they’re still in there! Photo and Recipe: Angie / seasaltwithfood

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Larabars Recipe

4. 3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars

Not jazzed about spending $2-$3 for a store-bought bar? Make 'em yourself! These Larabar-inspired snacks require just three simple ingredients: nuts, medjool dates and dried fruit. Promise: This energy bar recipe is worth breaking out the food processor for! Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apricot and Cashew Bars Recipe

5. Apricot and Cashew Bars

For a tropical treat, try these scrumptious bars made with apricots, cashews and unsweetened coconut. Rolled oats and hemp seeds, packed with omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, hold all the ingredients together. If you don’t have agave syrup on hand, honey works too. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch

RELATED: 11 No-Bake Energy Bite Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Goji Berry Bars Recipe

6. Goji Berry Bars

The stars of these bars are dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds and goji berries. If you’ve never dabbled in goji territory, they are tiny red berries (usually sold dry) full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Cocoa nibs — tiny pieces of the cocoa bean — complete the recipe with an extra boost of antioxidants, plus a rich and tangy crunch.  Photo and Recipe: Marie / citronlimette

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Fig and Nuts Energy Bars Recipe

7. Fig and Walnut Energy Bars 

We can't think of a better way to deliver nature's candy — in this case, dried cranberries, Turkish figs and apricots. Make a big batch of these hearty bars and you'll be set on healthy snacks for up to 10 days. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn 

DIY Energy Bars: Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars Recipe

8. Apple Cinnamon Bars

Full of fall flavor, these bars mix pecans, oats, dates, cinnamon, granny smith apples and just a touch of salt. Bake the pecans before pulsing in the food processor for a more robust, roasted flavor. If you’d like these bars a little extra spicy, don’t be afraid to go to town on the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Photo and Recipe: Alexandra / Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker

RELATED: 10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

9. PB & J Bars

Swap the elementary school staple for a healthier, grown-up snack that pays homage to the classic PB & J. Dates and dried cranberries stand in for the jam, while natural peanut butter (choose one without added sugars or oils) and whole almonds bring on the nuttiness. At 200 calories per bar, this snack is a real class act. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Kamut Dark Chocolate Bars Recipe

10. Kamut Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate and coconut get dressed up with kamut, an ancient grain packed with protein and B vitamins, believed to help us feel energized. Don’t freak out about the prunes, though. The dried up fruit isn’t just for Grams and Gramps — they’re full of fiber that everyone can put to good use. Photo and Recipe: Selena / HealthBean

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Rise and Shine Energy Bars Recipe

11. Rise and Shine Bars

Get up and at ‘em with these gluten-free crunch bars. Puffed brown rice cereal provides a lower calorie base than most store-bought bars, while flax seeds, pine nuts, pecans and dried cranberries add healthy fats and antioxidants. To make these bars even healthier, ditch the brown sugar in favor of honey. Photo and Recipe: Meg / Beard & Bonnet

RELATED: 10 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Pomegranate Date Quinoa Bars Recipe

12. Pomegranate Quinoa Bars

These bars pack a medley of healthy ingredients, from flaxseed powder to pomegranate seeds to protein-packed hemp seed powder. Need more incentive to try these out? Instead of oats or puffed rice, this recipe relies on the complete protein, quinoa, to complete each bar. Note: These are best frozen and enjoyed quickly before they get too soft. Photo and Recipe: Annie Taylor Chen / Vegan Ann

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Five Seed Bars Recipe

13. Five Seed Bars

These energy bars are super seedy — times five! Made with chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds, there’s plenty of flavor — and fiber — rolled into these no-bake bars. Add in coconut, dates and cocoa powder, and we’ll be looking forward to these all week long. Photo and Recipe: Renee / Nourish Your Roots

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Chip Protein Bars Recipe

14. Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

This powerful energy bar recipe delivers 12 grams of protein, but it's lower in sugar than the average bar. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and require just six ingredients. Try using peanut butter for more of a “peanut butter cup” variation, or cashew butter and vanilla protein powder for more of a cookie dough flavor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn

RELATED: The Beginner's Guide to Using Protein Powder

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Oat Bars Recipe

15. Whole-Grain Raspberry Energy Bars

These wholesome breakfast bars are filled with fiber from oats, flax seeds and raspberries. They're also packed with wheat germ, the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel that is removed during the refining process. Enjoy your energy bar with a cup of yogurt for a heart-healthy morning meal. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

With six grams of protein each, these homemade energy bars will put those store-bought snacks to shame. Plus they taste like peanut butter cups, which is always a good thing. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by Daily Burn

Originally published August 2013. Updated February 2018. 

Read More
6 Tricks to Pick the Best Protein Bar On-the-Go
18 Protein Shake Recipes That Taste Just Like Dessert
21 Protein Powder Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

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Homemade Energy Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes
Energy bars are a convenient, on-the-go snack to toss in your gym bag, but they can be full of added sugar and other not-so-desirable ingredients. Plus, they’re not exactly cheap. These recipes are healthy, quick (all it takes is a quick spin in the food processor) and mostly no-bake. Freeze your homemade creations — with a variety of nuts, seeds, fruit and grains — for a later date, or pack the freshly made bars in a Ziploc bag for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack. RELATED: 9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

16 Homemade Energy Bar Recipes to Make Now

Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Chia Bars Recipe

1. No-Bake Raspberry Chia Breakfast Bars

It may look like dessert, but guess what? This energy bar passes for breakfast, too. The 15-minute no-bake recipe pairs a nutty oatmeal base with a fruity chia seed-studded raspberry jam. Consider this your healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, fiber and antioxidants. Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: 20 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want Every Day Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apple Pie Bars Recipe

2. Apple Pie Granola Bars

Nothing's sweeter than apple pie. So when it comes to healthy snacks, this take on the classic American dessert scales back the sweetness to just five grams of sugar per bar. You'll still nail the flavor, though, thanks to chucks of dried apple, pecans, toasted oats and cinnamon. Photo and Recipe: Carmen Sturdy / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Cashew Almond Bars Recipe

3. Chocolate, Cashew and Almond Bars

Now tell us this doesn’t look like dessert. Dates and cashews make up the base of this bar, while cocoa powder, unsweetened coconut and vanilla add decadence (without all the guilt). If you have trouble finding moist, soft dates (oftentimes they’re pretty dry), soak them overnight in water before tossing in the food processer. And don’t forget to remove the pits if they’re still in there! Photo and Recipe: Angie / seasaltwithfood Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Larabars Recipe

4. 3-Ingredient Homemade Larabars

Not jazzed about spending $2-$3 for a store-bought bar? Make 'em yourself! These Larabar-inspired snacks require just three simple ingredients: nuts, medjool dates and dried fruit. Promise: This energy bar recipe is worth breaking out the food processor for! Photo and Recipe: Renee Blair / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Apricot and Cashew Bars Recipe

5. Apricot and Cashew Bars

For a tropical treat, try these scrumptious bars made with apricots, cashews and unsweetened coconut. Rolled oats and hemp seeds, packed with omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids, hold all the ingredients together. If you don’t have agave syrup on hand, honey works too. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch RELATED: 11 No-Bake Energy Bite Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Goji Berry Bars Recipe

6. Goji Berry Bars

The stars of these bars are dates, walnuts, sunflower seeds and goji berries. If you’ve never dabbled in goji territory, they are tiny red berries (usually sold dry) full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential fatty acids. Cocoa nibs — tiny pieces of the cocoa bean — complete the recipe with an extra boost of antioxidants, plus a rich and tangy crunch.  Photo and Recipe: Marie / citronlimette Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Fig and Nuts Energy Bars Recipe

7. Fig and Walnut Energy Bars 

We can't think of a better way to deliver nature's candy — in this case, dried cranberries, Turkish figs and apricots. Make a big batch of these hearty bars and you'll be set on healthy snacks for up to 10 days. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn  DIY Energy Bars: Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars Recipe

8. Apple Cinnamon Bars

Full of fall flavor, these bars mix pecans, oats, dates, cinnamon, granny smith apples and just a touch of salt. Bake the pecans before pulsing in the food processor for a more robust, roasted flavor. If you’d like these bars a little extra spicy, don’t be afraid to go to town on the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Photo and Recipe: Alexandra / Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker RELATED: 10 Delicious Chia Seed Pudding Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

9. PB & J Bars

Swap the elementary school staple for a healthier, grown-up snack that pays homage to the classic PB & J. Dates and dried cranberries stand in for the jam, while natural peanut butter (choose one without added sugars or oils) and whole almonds bring on the nuttiness. At 200 calories per bar, this snack is a real class act. Photo and Recipe: Christal / Nutritionist in the Kitch Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Kamut Dark Chocolate Bars Recipe

10. Kamut Dark Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate and coconut get dressed up with kamut, an ancient grain packed with protein and B vitamins, believed to help us feel energized. Don’t freak out about the prunes, though. The dried up fruit isn’t just for Grams and Gramps — they’re full of fiber that everyone can put to good use. Photo and Recipe: Selena / HealthBean Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Rise and Shine Energy Bars Recipe

11. Rise and Shine Bars

Get up and at ‘em with these gluten-free crunch bars. Puffed brown rice cereal provides a lower calorie base than most store-bought bars, while flax seeds, pine nuts, pecans and dried cranberries add healthy fats and antioxidants. To make these bars even healthier, ditch the brown sugar in favor of honey. Photo and Recipe: Meg / Beard & Bonnet RELATED: 10 Delicious Protein Pancake Recipes Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Pomegranate Date Quinoa Bars Recipe

12. Pomegranate Quinoa Bars

These bars pack a medley of healthy ingredients, from flaxseed powder to pomegranate seeds to protein-packed hemp seed powder. Need more incentive to try these out? Instead of oats or puffed rice, this recipe relies on the complete protein, quinoa, to complete each bar. Note: These are best frozen and enjoyed quickly before they get too soft. Photo and Recipe: Annie Taylor Chen / Vegan Ann Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Five Seed Bars Recipe

13. Five Seed Bars

These energy bars are super seedy — times five! Made with chia, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy seeds, there’s plenty of flavor — and fiber — rolled into these no-bake bars. Add in coconut, dates and cocoa powder, and we’ll be looking forward to these all week long. Photo and Recipe: Renee / Nourish Your Roots Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Chip Protein Bars Recipe

14. Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

This powerful energy bar recipe delivers 12 grams of protein, but it's lower in sugar than the average bar. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and require just six ingredients. Try using peanut butter for more of a “peanut butter cup” variation, or cashew butter and vanilla protein powder for more of a cookie dough flavor. Photo and Recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn RELATED: The Beginner's Guide to Using Protein Powder Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Raspberry Oat Bars Recipe

15. Whole-Grain Raspberry Energy Bars

These wholesome breakfast bars are filled with fiber from oats, flax seeds and raspberries. They're also packed with wheat germ, the nutrient-rich embryo of the wheat kernel that is removed during the refining process. Enjoy your energy bar with a cup of yogurt for a heart-healthy morning meal. Photo and Recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn Healthy Homemade Energy Bar Recipes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars Recipe

16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars

With six grams of protein each, these homemade energy bars will put those store-bought snacks to shame. Plus they taste like peanut butter cups, which is always a good thing. Photo and Recipe: Emily Miller / Life by Daily Burn Originally published August 2013. Updated February 2018.  Read More 6 Tricks to Pick the Best Protein Bar On-the-Go 18 Protein Shake Recipes That Taste Just Like Dessert 21 Protein Powder Recipes for Chocolate Lovers

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The Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/olympics-bodyweight-workout-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/olympics-bodyweight-workout-infographic/#comments Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:11 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=24377 Olympic Workout

[caption id="attachment_65087" align="alignnone" width="620"]Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout Illustration: Tantika Tivorat[/caption]

Not headed to PyeongChang this year? We've got 10 ways you can still get in on the action! This Olympic-inspired bodyweight workout features exercises borrowed from the top winter sports on display. Because who can watch the Olympic Games and not be inspired to move?

This 15-minute bodyweight workout will alternate between training your core, legs, back and arms — all from your living room floor. No dumbbells, snowboards or slopes required! So clear off some space in front of the TV and get ready to channel your inner Olympian. After all, 2022 is just around the corner…

RELATED: 20 Questions with Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy

15-Minute Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

15-Minute Olympic Bodyweight Workout

The Basic Bodyweight Exercises

Perform each of the following bodyweight exercises for 30 seconds, followed by a 15-second rest. Continue the circuit all the way through, then repeat a second time. Feeling ready for the world stage? Reduce your rest to 10 seconds (or skip it completely!) for an even greater challenge.

1. Skaters

Bound side to side like (you guessed it) a speed skater to get your heart rate up, while working your glutes, quads and calves. Be sure to keep your hips back and your chest tall, and land with control.

2. Mountain Climbers

These belly fat-torching ab exercises demand stability from your shoulders and core, while providing plyometric benefits from the quick knee drives. Just remember to maintain proper plank form with your shoulders directly over your wrists throughout the entire movement.

3. Jump Squats

It's time to rev up your glute engines! Recruit the muscles in your glutes, quads and core to avoid collapsing your knees and ankles inward.

4. Plank

Hate crunches? The plank is the ultimate core exercise. The isometric hold challenges you to use every inch of your abdominals, from your rectus abdominis to your obliques, to stay stabilized.

5. Lateral Jumps

Take your standard jump squat side to side to improve your hip mobility and flexibility, while firing up your inner and outer thighs, hamstrings and core muscles, too.

6. High Knees

You know the drill! Get those legs up to waist-height, and crank up the intensity, while still landing softly on the balls of your feet.

7. Rotation Jumps

How do snowboarders and skiers land their jumps exactly? It's this heart-pumping move. Drive from your heels, jump off the ground to complete a 180-twist, and then drop back down to a squat.

8. Tricep Dips

If beasting push-ups is your goal, then you better work those triceps! These dips also give some TLC to your upper back and core. Bend your knees if you need to modify.

9. Pistol Squats

You bet you'll see this move in every figure skater's routine. This seriously impressive exercise is a true test of bodyweight strength. To help you balance, hang onto a band or chair and focus on driving through the heel.

10. Yoga Push-Ups

Also known as a chaturanga push-up, you'll keep your elbows anchored closer to your body as you lower yourself to the floor. (Hello, triceps and core!) Your upper body should shift slightly forward as you descend. And your arms should form a 90-degree angle as you lower down from plank position.

To watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, tune into NBC starting Friday, February 9 for the Opening Ceremonies.

Originally published February 2014. Updated January 2018.

Read More
5 Easy Exercises for a 30-Minute Arm Workout
50 Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core
3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

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Olympic Workout

[caption id="attachment_65087" align="alignnone" width="620"]Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout Illustration: Tantika Tivorat[/caption] Not headed to PyeongChang this year? We've got 10 ways you can still get in on the action! This Olympic-inspired bodyweight workout features exercises borrowed from the top winter sports on display. Because who can watch the Olympic Games and not be inspired to move? This 15-minute bodyweight workout will alternate between training your core, legs, back and arms — all from your living room floor. No dumbbells, snowboards or slopes required! So clear off some space in front of the TV and get ready to channel your inner Olympian. After all, 2022 is just around the corner… RELATED: 20 Questions with Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy

15-Minute Olympic-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

15-Minute Olympic Bodyweight Workout

The Basic Bodyweight Exercises

Perform each of the following bodyweight exercises for 30 seconds, followed by a 15-second rest. Continue the circuit all the way through, then repeat a second time. Feeling ready for the world stage? Reduce your rest to 10 seconds (or skip it completely!) for an even greater challenge.

1. Skaters

Bound side to side like (you guessed it) a speed skater to get your heart rate up, while working your glutes, quads and calves. Be sure to keep your hips back and your chest tall, and land with control.

2. Mountain Climbers

These belly fat-torching ab exercises demand stability from your shoulders and core, while providing plyometric benefits from the quick knee drives. Just remember to maintain proper plank form with your shoulders directly over your wrists throughout the entire movement.

3. Jump Squats

It's time to rev up your glute engines! Recruit the muscles in your glutes, quads and core to avoid collapsing your knees and ankles inward.

4. Plank

Hate crunches? The plank is the ultimate core exercise. The isometric hold challenges you to use every inch of your abdominals, from your rectus abdominis to your obliques, to stay stabilized.

5. Lateral Jumps

Take your standard jump squat side to side to improve your hip mobility and flexibility, while firing up your inner and outer thighs, hamstrings and core muscles, too.

6. High Knees

You know the drill! Get those legs up to waist-height, and crank up the intensity, while still landing softly on the balls of your feet.

7. Rotation Jumps

How do snowboarders and skiers land their jumps exactly? It's this heart-pumping move. Drive from your heels, jump off the ground to complete a 180-twist, and then drop back down to a squat.

8. Tricep Dips

If beasting push-ups is your goal, then you better work those triceps! These dips also give some TLC to your upper back and core. Bend your knees if you need to modify.

9. Pistol Squats

You bet you'll see this move in every figure skater's routine. This seriously impressive exercise is a true test of bodyweight strength. To help you balance, hang onto a band or chair and focus on driving through the heel.

10. Yoga Push-Ups

Also known as a chaturanga push-up, you'll keep your elbows anchored closer to your body as you lower yourself to the floor. (Hello, triceps and core!) Your upper body should shift slightly forward as you descend. And your arms should form a 90-degree angle as you lower down from plank position. To watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, tune into NBC starting Friday, February 9 for the Opening Ceremonies. Originally published February 2014. Updated January 2018. Read More 5 Easy Exercises for a 30-Minute Arm Workout 50 Ab Exercises for a Stronger Core 3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

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Here’s How Many Calories Are in Your Cocktail [INFOGRAPHIC] http://dailyburn.com/life/health/alcohol-calories-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/health/alcohol-calories-infographic/#respond Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:45:45 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=18872

It's that time again, when we raise a glass in celebration of all that we accomplished this year, and all that lies ahead. But do you know exactly what's in that party cup? While no cocktail is necessarily "healthy," it's no secret that some alcoholic beverages can pack significantly more calories than others. And when you add in sugary mixers, there's no telling how much progress you're undoing by night's end.

So how do you spot the calorie bombs from the slightly-less-sinful mixed drinks? Is clear really better? (Gin and tonic, we're onto you!) And what about those Dude-approved White Russians? See how your favorite vinos, cocktails and shots stack up in the calorie comparison below. Plus, get tips on how to tweak your order to shave off excess cals and unwanted additives. Once you've picked your poison, always remember to sip responsibly!

RELATED: 12 Easy Low-Calorie Cocktails with Seltzer Water

How Many Calories Are in Your Cocktail? Alcohol by the Numbers

Calories in Cocktails - How Your Drink Measures Up INFOGRAPHIC

The Calorie Count Verdict

Calories in Wine

Champagne: 105-125 calories
White wine: 110-125 calories
Red wine: 110-130 calories

RELATED: 6 Sommelier Tips for Choosing Low-Calorie Wine

Calories in Mixed Drinks

Mimosa: 87 calories
Old fashioned: 118 calories
Margarita: 120 calories
Mojito: 135 calories
Vodka tonic: 137 calories
Rum and coke: 143 calories
Screwdriver: 145 calories
Daiquiri: 148 calories
Gin and tonic: 151 calories
White Russian: 152 calories
Whiskey sour: 156 calories
Martini: 161 calories
Pina colada: 170 calories
Dark n' stormy: 172 calories
Sex on the beach: 179 calories
Tequila sunrise: 200 calories
Vodka and Red Bull: 206 calories
Cosmo: 218 calories
Long Island iced tea: 218 calories

Calories in Shots

Vodka Jell-o shot: 94 calories
Vodka shot: 96 calories
Rum shot: 96 calories
SoCoand lime shot: 100 calories
Tequila shot: 104 calories
Whiskey shot: 105 calories
Jagermeister: 155 calories

Sip or Skip?

How does your favorite cocktail rank in the cheat sheet above? Are any of the counts sobering enough to make you re-think your order? Good news is: It's easy to put a healthier spin on your nights out, from choosing club soda over tonic to saying no to prepackaged mixers. For a few quick ideas, check out these 10 Tips for Lower-Calorie Cocktails.

Originally posted on September 26, 2013. Updated December 2017. 

Read More
5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many
13 Healthier Takes on Your Favorite Holiday Drinks
12 Fast Food Drinks That Aren't Worth the Calories

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It's that time again, when we raise a glass in celebration of all that we accomplished this year, and all that lies ahead. But do you know exactly what's in that party cup? While no cocktail is necessarily "healthy," it's no secret that some alcoholic beverages can pack significantly more calories than others. And when you add in sugary mixers, there's no telling how much progress you're undoing by night's end. So how do you spot the calorie bombs from the slightly-less-sinful mixed drinks? Is clear really better? (Gin and tonic, we're onto you!) And what about those Dude-approved White Russians? See how your favorite vinos, cocktails and shots stack up in the calorie comparison below. Plus, get tips on how to tweak your order to shave off excess cals and unwanted additives. Once you've picked your poison, always remember to sip responsibly! RELATED: 12 Easy Low-Calorie Cocktails with Seltzer Water

How Many Calories Are in Your Cocktail? Alcohol by the Numbers

Calories in Cocktails - How Your Drink Measures Up INFOGRAPHIC

The Calorie Count Verdict

Calories in Wine

Champagne: 105-125 calories White wine: 110-125 calories Red wine: 110-130 calories RELATED: 6 Sommelier Tips for Choosing Low-Calorie Wine

Calories in Mixed Drinks

Mimosa: 87 calories Old fashioned: 118 calories Margarita: 120 calories Mojito: 135 calories Vodka tonic: 137 calories Rum and coke: 143 calories Screwdriver: 145 calories Daiquiri: 148 calories Gin and tonic: 151 calories White Russian: 152 calories Whiskey sour: 156 calories Martini: 161 calories Pina colada: 170 calories Dark n' stormy: 172 calories Sex on the beach: 179 calories Tequila sunrise: 200 calories Vodka and Red Bull: 206 calories Cosmo: 218 calories Long Island iced tea: 218 calories

Calories in Shots

Vodka Jell-o shot: 94 calories Vodka shot: 96 calories Rum shot: 96 calories SoCoand lime shot: 100 calories Tequila shot: 104 calories Whiskey shot: 105 calories Jagermeister: 155 calories

Sip or Skip?

How does your favorite cocktail rank in the cheat sheet above? Are any of the counts sobering enough to make you re-think your order? Good news is: It's easy to put a healthier spin on your nights out, from choosing club soda over tonic to saying no to prepackaged mixers. For a few quick ideas, check out these 10 Tips for Lower-Calorie Cocktails. Originally posted on September 26, 2013. Updated December 2017.  Read More 5 Hangover Cures to Save You After a Few Too Many 13 Healthier Takes on Your Favorite Holiday Drinks 12 Fast Food Drinks That Aren't Worth the Calories

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Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/instant-pot-pork-shoulder-recipe/ Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:15:03 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64180 Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64181" align="alignnone" width="620"]Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe - Mark Sisson Primal Kitchen Photo: Courtesy of Mark Sisson[/caption]

Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen

As we officially head into the cold nights of winter, you’ll want to have a few soup recipes up your sleeve. A mix of savory, spicy and sweet flavors, this paleo-friendly Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder recipe is a nice change of pace from your usual dinner soup. And, the best part is you don’t have to do any cooking at all because your Instant Pot does it for you! By slow cooking a large cut of pork until it’s tender, you’ll fully infuse the meat with the aromatic flavors of ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the broth and enhances the coriander and cumin seasoning in the pork.

RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over 

Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

Serves 8

Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil
3 to 4 pounds boneless pork butt/shoulder roast
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, peeled and cut into 8 chunks
1/2 can of coconut milk
Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together the coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork roast.
  3. Coat bottom of your Instant Pot with one tablespoon of Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil. If you don’t have it, use extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Place the meat in the Instant Pot and add onions, garlic, ginger and half a can of coconut milk.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. The roast will give off moisture and fat while cooking, doubling or tripling the amount of broth by the time the roast is ready.
  6. Serve the pork into bowls and garnish with lime.

The Skinny

Want more quick and healthy Instant Pot recipes? Check out these delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas

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Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

[caption id="attachment_64181" align="alignnone" width="620"]Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe - Mark Sisson Primal Kitchen Photo: Courtesy of Mark Sisson[/caption] Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen As we officially head into the cold nights of winter, you’ll want to have a few soup recipes up your sleeve. A mix of savory, spicy and sweet flavors, this paleo-friendly Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder recipe is a nice change of pace from your usual dinner soup. And, the best part is you don’t have to do any cooking at all because your Instant Pot does it for you! By slow cooking a large cut of pork until it’s tender, you’ll fully infuse the meat with the aromatic flavors of ginger, garlic and coconut milk. Coconut milk adds a creamy richness to the broth and enhances the coriander and cumin seasoning in the pork. RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over 

Instant Pot Coconut Ginger Pork Shoulder Recipe

Serves 8 Prep time: 4 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil 3 to 4 pounds boneless pork butt/shoulder roast 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 onion, peeled and cut into 8 chunks 1/2 can of coconut milk Lime wedges for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together the coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture over the pork roast.
  3. Coat bottom of your Instant Pot with one tablespoon of Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil. If you don’t have it, use extra-virgin olive oil.
  4. Place the meat in the Instant Pot and add onions, garlic, ginger and half a can of coconut milk.
  5. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. The roast will give off moisture and fat while cooking, doubling or tripling the amount of broth by the time the roast is ready.
  6. Serve the pork into bowls and garnish with lime.

The Skinny

Want more quick and healthy Instant Pot recipes? Check out these delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas

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Whole 30 Pork Chops with Squash Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/whole-30-pork-chops-recipe/ Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:15:11 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=64008

[caption id="attachment_64009" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Pork Chops Recipe with Squash and Green Onions Photo: Courtesy of Ghazalle Badiozaman[/caption]

Recipe by Melissa Hartwig, author of The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook

Pork gets a bad rap for having fatty cuts of meat, but this pork chops recipe features one of the leanest cuts and boasts 52 grams of protein per serving. Pork chops are also a good source of B vitamins, iron and magnesium. And while this nutritious recipe gets the Whole 30 seal of approval, it hardly lacks in flavor. Lemon and thyme infuse the pork with mouthwatering flavor, and the green onions enhance the juices when roasted in the oven. Paired with squash, which becomes caramelized on the outside and sweet and tender on the inside, prepare yourself for a Whole 30 feast.

RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over

Whole 30 Recipe: Pork Chops and Squash Over Green Onions

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 bunches green onions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
20 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon coarse salt
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
4 (3/4” to 1” thick) bone-in pork chops (about 2 pounds total)
1 1/2 pounds peeled and chopped butternut squash (or other hearty squash such as delicata, which doesn’t need to be peeled if using)

Ingredients

  1. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush a large rimmed baking pan with one tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the green onions on the pan to cover. Sprinkle the sage on top of the green onions.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper, the thyme and lemon zest. Sprinkle the seasoning on the chops and place the chops on one side of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the squash with the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss to coat. Place the squash on the other half of the pan.
  4. Roast the pork and squash for 20 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil four inches from the heat source for five minutes, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145°F. Let the pork rest for five minutes before serving.

The Skinny

Want to learn more about The Whole30? Check out our ultimate guide, plus other delicious recipes.

This recipe is from The Whole30 Fast & Easy. Copyright © 2017 by Melissa Hartwig. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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[caption id="attachment_64009" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Pork Chops Recipe with Squash and Green Onions Photo: Courtesy of Ghazalle Badiozaman[/caption] Recipe by Melissa Hartwig, author of The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook Pork gets a bad rap for having fatty cuts of meat, but this pork chops recipe features one of the leanest cuts and boasts 52 grams of protein per serving. Pork chops are also a good source of B vitamins, iron and magnesium. And while this nutritious recipe gets the Whole 30 seal of approval, it hardly lacks in flavor. Lemon and thyme infuse the pork with mouthwatering flavor, and the green onions enhance the juices when roasted in the oven. Paired with squash, which becomes caramelized on the outside and sweet and tender on the inside, prepare yourself for a Whole 30 feast. RELATED: 10 Healthy Pork, Turkey and Beef Recipes You’ll Drool Over

Whole 30 Recipe: Pork Chops and Squash Over Green Onions

Serves 4 Prep time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 bunches green onions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 20 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped 1 teaspoon coarse salt 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 4 (3/4” to 1” thick) bone-in pork chops (about 2 pounds total) 1 1/2 pounds peeled and chopped butternut squash (or other hearty squash such as delicata, which doesn’t need to be peeled if using)

Ingredients

  1. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Brush a large rimmed baking pan with one tablespoon of the olive oil. Arrange the green onions on the pan to cover. Sprinkle the sage on top of the green onions.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper, the thyme and lemon zest. Sprinkle the seasoning on the chops and place the chops on one side of the pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the squash with the remaining one tablespoon of olive oil, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper and toss to coat. Place the squash on the other half of the pan.
  4. Roast the pork and squash for 20 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil four inches from the heat source for five minutes, until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 145°F. Let the pork rest for five minutes before serving.

The Skinny

Want to learn more about The Whole30? Check out our ultimate guide, plus other delicious recipes. This recipe is from The Whole30 Fast & Easy. Copyright © 2017 by Melissa Hartwig. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Cabbage http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/whole-30-recipe-rosemary-garlic-chicken/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:15:32 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63821 Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

[caption id="attachment_63823" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Cabbage Photo: Courtesy of Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption]

Recipe by Melissa Hartwig, author of The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook

Whole 30 recipes don't have to be complicated, and this rosemary chicken recipe proves you can have a delicious meal on the table without too much chopping and prepping. If you’ve never roasted cabbage before, this recipe will inspire you to make it part of your regular repertoire. The wedges turn tender and buttery at high heat — with crisped, lightly browned edges. Wrapping them in bacon before roasting makes them even better! Who said Whole 30 recipes had to be bland?

RELATED: Want to Try the Whole 30 Diet? Here’s Your Guide, Plus Recipes

Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

Serves 2

Prep time: 20 minutes
Roast time: 35 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (8 to 12 ounces each)
1/2 small green cabbage, core intact, cut into 4 wedges
4 slices Whole30-compliant bacon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Combine the olive oil, rosemary, garlic, sage, lemon zest, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning over the chicken and underneath the skin with your fingers.
  2. Place the chicken, skin side up, on one side of a large rimmed baking pan. Roast the chicken for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, wrap each cabbage wedge with one slice of bacon. Place the cabbage wedges on the other side of the baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  4. Roast until the internal temperature of the chicken is 170°F and the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes more. Drizzle the chicken and cabbage with the lemon juice and serve.

The Skinny


Once you’ve completed Whole 30, try these delicious Paleo recipes to help you stick to a clean eating routine.

This recipe is from The Whole30 Fast & Easy. Copyright © 2017 by Melissa Hartwig. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

[caption id="attachment_63823" align="alignnone" width="620"]Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Cabbage Photo: Courtesy of Ghazalle Badiozamani[/caption] Recipe by Melissa Hartwig, author of The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook Whole 30 recipes don't have to be complicated, and this rosemary chicken recipe proves you can have a delicious meal on the table without too much chopping and prepping. If you’ve never roasted cabbage before, this recipe will inspire you to make it part of your regular repertoire. The wedges turn tender and buttery at high heat — with crisped, lightly browned edges. Wrapping them in bacon before roasting makes them even better! Who said Whole 30 recipes had to be bland? RELATED: Want to Try the Whole 30 Diet? Here’s Your Guide, Plus Recipes

Whole 30 Recipe: Rosemary-Garlic Chicken with Bacon-Wrapped Cabbage

Serves 2 Prep time: 20 minutes Roast time: 35 minutes Total time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh sage Grated zest of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (8 to 12 ounces each) 1/2 small green cabbage, core intact, cut into 4 wedges 4 slices Whole30-compliant bacon 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Combine the olive oil, rosemary, garlic, sage, lemon zest, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning over the chicken and underneath the skin with your fingers.
  2. Place the chicken, skin side up, on one side of a large rimmed baking pan. Roast the chicken for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, wrap each cabbage wedge with one slice of bacon. Place the cabbage wedges on the other side of the baking pan. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  4. Roast until the internal temperature of the chicken is 170°F and the cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes more. Drizzle the chicken and cabbage with the lemon juice and serve.

The Skinny

Once you’ve completed Whole 30, try these delicious Paleo recipes to help you stick to a clean eating routine. This recipe is from The Whole30 Fast & Easy. Copyright © 2017 by Melissa Hartwig. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

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Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/chocolate-collagen-keto-fat-bombs-recipe/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:15:06 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63717 Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63721" align="alignnone" width="620"]Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Primal Kitchen[/caption]

Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen.

If you haven't heard of the ketogenic diet, it's a low-carb, high-fat eating plan designed to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. But don't let the name scare you — these keto fat bombs offer just that: a high-fat, low-carb snack you can enjoy pre- or post-workout.

Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen, says, “One of my main goals is to make healthy eating exciting, in addition to maximizing nutrition with an emphasis on healthy fat and avoiding excess carbohydrates.” His chocolaty keto fat bombs feature heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat from Primal Kitchen’s Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil. The chocolate protein powder packs collagen from grass-fed cows, healthy fats from coconut milk and prebiotic fiber. Since these bombs are high in fat, you'll want to stick to one serving, which should fill you right up!

RELATED: 11 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

Makes 5 bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil
1 scoop Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup shaved coconut
A hint of sweetener of choice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk, collagen powder, avocado oil and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk together ingredients. Place mixture into a saucepan and bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Line a pan with parchment paper. Pour heated mixture into the pan and place it in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. Once mixture is almost set, sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Refrigerate for a few hours until mixture completely hardens. Cut into single-serving bars. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

The Skinny

Want more delicious Paleo-friendly recipes? Check out these breakfasts, lunch, dinner and desserts here.

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Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63721" align="alignnone" width="620"]Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Primal Kitchen[/caption] Recipe by Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen. If you haven't heard of the ketogenic diet, it's a low-carb, high-fat eating plan designed to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. But don't let the name scare you — these keto fat bombs offer just that: a high-fat, low-carb snack you can enjoy pre- or post-workout. Mark Sisson, founder of Primal Kitchen, says, “One of my main goals is to make healthy eating exciting, in addition to maximizing nutrition with an emphasis on healthy fat and avoiding excess carbohydrates.” His chocolaty keto fat bombs feature heart-healthy, monounsaturated fat from Primal Kitchen’s Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil. The chocolate protein powder packs collagen from grass-fed cows, healthy fats from coconut milk and prebiotic fiber. Since these bombs are high in fat, you'll want to stick to one serving, which should fill you right up! RELATED: 11 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes

Chocolate Collagen Keto Fat Bombs Recipe

Makes 5 bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Avocado Oil 1 scoop Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel 1 cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 1/4 cup shaved coconut A hint of sweetener of choice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine coconut milk, collagen powder, avocado oil and vanilla extract.
  2. Whisk together ingredients. Place mixture into a saucepan and bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Line a pan with parchment paper. Pour heated mixture into the pan and place it in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. Once mixture is almost set, sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Refrigerate for a few hours until mixture completely hardens. Cut into single-serving bars. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

The Skinny

Want more delicious Paleo-friendly recipes? Check out these breakfasts, lunch, dinner and desserts here.

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27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed http://dailyburn.com/life/tech/holiday-gift-ideas-fitness-lovers/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:15:32 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63500

27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed

We all know the type: Never misses a workout, packs overnight oats in Mason jars, and knows their VO2 max (because, #fitnessgoals). They’re the toughest — and the toughest to shop for — person on your list. But thanks to these editor-backed gift ideas, no one will go home without something they love this year. Whether you’re shopping for a marathoner, meditation junkie or meal prep pro, we have the perfect fit for every fitness lover — and every budget.

RELATED: The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers

27 Holiday Gift Ideas Fitness Fanatics Will Love

$25 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Comrad Companion Compression Socks

1. For the Standout Athlete: Comrad Companion Compression Socks ($18)

Not your typical stocking stuffer sock, these knee-high Comrads offer compression to help legs recover after a long day of walking, traveling or putting in work at the gym. Your giftee will love the snug construction (plus moisture-wicking, breathability and anti-odor properties) and stylish design. We love the navy stripes and color-blocking layers — perfect for anyone on your list.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate

2. For the Healthy Hostess: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate ($24)

Upgrade your typical olive oil or balsamic vinegar giftable, and hand off this turmeric concentrate instead. Handmade in Brooklyn, it packs anti-inflammatory properties plus a flavorful finish when mixed into dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or chocolate truffles. It also creates a cafe-quality turmeric latte. Just blend with equal parts milk for a delightfully spicy sip.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Buff Polar Neckwarmer

3.For the Aprés-Ski Aficionado: Buff Polar Neckwarmer ($20)

Perfect for powder days, winter runs or even that post-slopes party, this lightweight 100 percent Polartec fleece from Buff provides warmth and quick-drying coverage. Wear it low to get extra air flow carving through the snow, or pull it up for a fuller face mask when temps drop below freezing.

Holiday Gift Ideas: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar

4. For the Dessert Devotee: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar ($20)

Cure dessert cravings with some sweet loose leaf tea. The blend of apple, raisins, brown sugar and almonds makes for a delicious post-meal sip that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. The limited-edition tea also comes in a ready-to-gift ceramic jar, ideal for storing healthy-ish cookies and energy bites once the tea runs out.   

Holiday Gift Ideas: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals

5. For the Sensible Cook: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals ($20)

Instead of gifting just another apron to your holiday hostess, take a cue from Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, the YouTube stars of Fit Couple Cooks. In their new cookbook, the couple schools cooks of all levels on how to prep at least 18 meals a week (that’s six meals per person if you’ve got a roomie or S.O.). From cozy comfort foods to Asian take-out, we guarantee your Secret Santa will want to eat these dishes right off the pages.

RELATED: 11 Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

$50 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Framebridge Marathon Bib

6. For the Race Chaser: Framebridge Race Bib ($26.20)

The runner in your life probably has a collection of medals to show for crossing the finish line, but the race bibs are the special jog down memory lane. Remind your friend, family member or significant other of their accomplishment with a customized race bib frame. Bonus: Marathoners who recently ran the New York City Marathon get a limited-time discount. Use the promo code NEWYORK26 at checkout. The code expires November 30, after which frames will be $39-199.

Holiday Gift Ideas: The Beauty Chef Holiday Set

7. For the Natural Beauty: The Beauty Chef Holiday Boost Set ($45)

Your eco-obsessed BFF is probably already loading up on non-toxic lipsticks, nail polishes and deodorants. But something that might be missing from their green beauty routine: skin boosters. This nourishing set of probiotic elixirs created by Carla Oates, the Beauty Chef herself, includes travel-size bottles of collagen, antioxidant and hydration boosts. Simply add a tablespoon to your smoothie, juice or water to promote healthy hair, skin and nails.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves

8. For the Connected Outdoors(wo)man: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves ($30)

From the trails to the campsite to the city streets, these Eddie Bauer knit gloves will keep fingers from freezing. They also allow easy phone use (without letting digits go bare), thanks to tech-friendly tips. And the compliment-worthy pattern? This is one present even the person who has everything will want to wear on the reg.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner

9. For the Goal Getter: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner ($30)

Sometimes productivity and positivity can take a little planning. Enter this journal from Sweaty Betty that features inspirational quotes, meal planning pages, weekly self-reflection, scheduling and more. Consider it the self-made guide to finding something to smile about every. single. day. Oh, and you’ll stay on top of that ever-expanding to-do list, too.

Holiday Gift Ideas: S'well Traveler Oasis Water Bottle

10. For the Globe Trekker: S’well Traveler Oasis ($35)

Everyone needs more water, so why not give the gift of hydration — in a pretty awesome package? The popular stainless steel, BPA-free S’well bottle gets a chic and ergonomic upgrade with this traveler collection, complete with a nature-themed design. The wider spout allows for quick drinking and is big enough to throw in ice, while the bottom boasts an easy-to-hold shape. And you still get S’well’s signature temperature traits: It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12.

Holiday Gift Ideas: UA Motivator Tote

11. For the City Slicker: UA Motivator Tote ($45)

Ever get all the belongings in your bag soaked from rain or snow? Save your gift recipient from the trouble with this sporty bag. Under Armour’s Storm technology will keep goods protected from the elements, while the bag’s construction is big enough to carry gym clothes, pre-packed snacks and more. It also boasts a handy exterior pocket so you can stash your phone for easy access.

RELATED: The 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond

Holiday Gift Ideas: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats

12. For the Nature Lover: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats ($26)

Stand out on the mountain, while protecting our parks with the Headsweats National Park trucker hats collection. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation, so buyers can feel good about helping the planet. Beyond the charity component, these hats look trendy enough to go from trail to brewery, and will keep sun, sweat and sand from sensitive eyes.

$100 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light

13. For the Zen Guru: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light ($100)

Create the serene environment of a meditation den or yoga studio right at home. This device provides the sight, sound and smells to do it right. Choose from seven different light therapy modes, like a pulsing red illumination to time your breath or a swirling of blue and white to wake you up. Then, opt for music with modes like dream, storm, ocean or nature. And finally, add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad and a silent fan diffuses it throughout the room. Three products in one peaceful package.

Holiday Gift Ideas: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack

14. For the Cycling Urbanite: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack ($80)

If you know a two-wheel commuter or even someone who’s thinking about biking to work, they’ll want to own this bag. Its roomy interior holds all the essentials, including a laptop courtesy of the padded sleeve, and anything you want to keep separate (like a cell or keys) in the convenient front pockets. But the best part: Taking off the shoulder straps, unzipping the back, and tucking them inside, reveals two clips that attach to a bike rack for extra easy transportation. Pedaling to the office or grocery store just got easier — and less sweaty.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat

15. For the Hottest Yogi: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat ($92)

Who says you can’t be chic when you’re flowing hard? This beautifully designed, limited-edition yoga mat from artist Ashley Mary has your hot yoga needs covered. It features a towel grip fused to the top surface to wick sweat away and provide support during the most difficult poses. And unlike other yoga mats out there, this eKO-based mat is made with non-toxic materials that can be hand-washed with detergent. Like an abstract painting, this modern mat will inspire your yogi to make art out of asanas.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip

16. For the Active Environmentalist: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip ($80)

Super soft and lightweight, this Cotopaxi jacket will become a new outerwear stable — especially for those who love the great outdoors. Not only does it pack into its own pocket for better portability when temps change from the bottom of the mountain to the top, but each color pattern is limited edition so everyone gets a one-of-a-kind coat. To top it off, every purchase supports nonprofits with a global mission to end poverty and promote adventure. That’s because Cotopaxi donates two percent of its total revenue every year to like-minded organizations around the globe.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Ember Ceramic Mug

17. For the Java Addict: Ember Ceramic Mug ($80)

Keep coffee, lattes, tea and any other winter beverages hot all day long in this electric mug. Paired with the Ember app, it’ll send alerts when the liquids reach the ideal temperature — which also means no more burning the tongue. Simply park it on its charging coaster and it’ll maintain the tastiest temps from morning to evening. (The temperature maintenance only lasts about an hour off the dock.)

Holiday Gift Ideas: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder

18. For the Meal Prepper: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder ($70)

Blenders and crockpots are kitchen time savers, but they don’t compare to a sous chef chopping fruits, veggies and herbs all afternoon. Enter: the Cuisinart all-in-one slicer, shredder and spiralizer. This ultimate cooking multi-tool will turn your farmer’s market haul into Instagram-worthy zucchini ribbons, sweet potato crinkle fries and apple flowers. The large feeding tube allows you to chop larger veggies, like butternut squash, red onions and cucumbers, in seconds. Consider it meal prep magic!  

Holiday Gift Ideas: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight

19. For the All-Weather Runner: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight ($90)

Zipping through the cold streets becomes a little more doable with these softer-than-sweatpants, fleece-lined leggings. So cozy, they’re difficult not to lounge in all day, they’ll also keep any runner warm through long, windy miles. These bottoms also have four-way stretch for more flexibility and a back zip pocket to store essentials hands- and fanny pack-free.

RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Fitness Goals

Splurge

Holiday Gift Ideas: BioLite Holiday Bundle

20. For the Caffeinated Camper: BioLite Holiday Bundle ($250)

Calling all coffee connoisseurs and campers alike! Three great brands team up for a gift that gives back — and one that keeps you energized. The limited-edition collab includes BioLite’s KettlePot (pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot), CoffeePress (like a French Press) and the CampStove 2, which offers a smokeless fire for cooking yummy meals in the woods. (It tucks right into the KettlePot for better transport.) The bundle also comes with MiiR’s 12-ounce camp cup — complete with a trackable charity component. This mug will keep your also-included four-pack of portable pour-over Kuju coffee nice and hot.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Trek FX 1 Bike

21. For the Spin Class Hero: Trek FX 1 Bike ($400)

This hybrid bike is great for cruising city streets and country roads, plus it’s totally beginner cyclist-friendly — including studio spinsters ready to take their skills outside. The lightweight construction and upright handlebars make it comfortable to ride and easy to maneuver, especially for newbie riders. It even has a bluetooth sensor attached to track routes and other fitness stats.

Holiday Gift Ideas: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock

22. For the Tree Hugger: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($219)

Two must-haves for a weekend among the trees — in one comfy product. This hammock-turned-tent is surprisingly simple to assemble and offers a relaxing place to rest your head, courtesy of the sturdy tension lines. It has a mesh canopy to keep bugs out, a removable rain cover to battle bad weather, an interior pocket to hold a phone or water bottle and a large entrance to seamlessly slip in and out. Just want to lounge in the backyard? Flip it over for a more traditional hammock sans overlay.

Holiday Gift Ideas: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

23. For the Outdoor Workout Warrior: The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)

When temperatures plummet, but treadmills aren’t appealing, it’s time to put on this high-tech jacket. It offers warmth when you need it and breathability when you don’t. The synthetic water-resistant materials give it a stretchy fit, while ventilation in key areas stops overheating in typically sweaty spots. It’s the ideal coat for hiking, trail running, rock climbing — or just running errands around town.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular

24. For the Mile Chaser: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular ($399)

By now you’ve heard all about the Apple Watch Series 3, which can receive calls and texts from the trails to the surf, and track the real intensity of your HIIT and swim workouts. Opt for the Nike+ integration, though, and your run life will get a major upgrade. In addition to tracking distance, pace and elevation via GPS and altimeter, runners can now experience audio guided sessions with their favorite Nike run coaches and world-class athletes. Too cold to brave the open road? Hit the treadmill or elliptical — your watch will pair with compatible gym equipment. Waiting for you on the other end: celebratory cheers and emojis from friends.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT Sneaker Boot

25. For the Winter Wanderer: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT ($130)

What if we combined the warmth of a snow boot with the comfort of a training shoe? You’d get these weatherproof kicks, so cozy they’re like a jacket for your feet. Come winter, the functional features will make all the difference, including Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane, multi-directional lugs for superior traction, and a cushioned midsole for all-day wear.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber

26. For the Sporty Traveler: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber $158)

Buy this jacket for its trendy lifestyle look; keep it for years thanks to its technical features. Made with primaloft insulation, it offers top-notch warmth for the streets and trails — without the weight. It also features fleece side paneling for extra coziness. And with a water-resistant and no-rip coating, you won’t need to worry about damaging it while clocking miles and climbing peaks.

 

 

Holiday Gift Ideas: Samsung Gear IconX

27. For the Musically Motivated: Samsung Gear IconX ($200)

Completely wire-free earbuds, at your fitness service. These tiny music players offer five hours of battery life while streaming pump-up tunes, and seven hours in standalone mode (it holds 4GB of data). For all the runners and walkers out there, pop these in and get moving — the automatic activity tracker will record distance, pace and calories. With a simple tap, you can also change music volume and skip or replay tracks.

Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase.

Read More
8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals
10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity
The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

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27 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Fitness Obsessed We all know the type: Never misses a workout, packs overnight oats in Mason jars, and knows their VO2 max (because, #fitnessgoals). They’re the toughest — and the toughest to shop for — person on your list. But thanks to these editor-backed gift ideas, no one will go home without something they love this year. Whether you’re shopping for a marathoner, meditation junkie or meal prep pro, we have the perfect fit for every fitness lover — and every budget. RELATED: The Best DIY Holiday Gifts for Fitness Lovers

27 Holiday Gift Ideas Fitness Fanatics Will Love

$25 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Comrad Companion Compression Socks

1. For the Standout Athlete: Comrad Companion Compression Socks ($18)

Not your typical stocking stuffer sock, these knee-high Comrads offer compression to help legs recover after a long day of walking, traveling or putting in work at the gym. Your giftee will love the snug construction (plus moisture-wicking, breathability and anti-odor properties) and stylish design. We love the navy stripes and color-blocking layers — perfect for anyone on your list. Holiday Gift Ideas: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate

2. For the Healthy Hostess: Dona Chai Turmeric Concentrate ($24)

Upgrade your typical olive oil or balsamic vinegar giftable, and hand off this turmeric concentrate instead. Handmade in Brooklyn, it packs anti-inflammatory properties plus a flavorful finish when mixed into dishes like mashed sweet potatoes or chocolate truffles. It also creates a cafe-quality turmeric latte. Just blend with equal parts milk for a delightfully spicy sip. Holiday Gift Ideas: Buff Polar Neckwarmer

3.For the Aprés-Ski Aficionado: Buff Polar Neckwarmer ($20)

Perfect for powder days, winter runs or even that post-slopes party, this lightweight 100 percent Polartec fleece from Buff provides warmth and quick-drying coverage. Wear it low to get extra air flow carving through the snow, or pull it up for a fuller face mask when temps drop below freezing. Holiday Gift Ideas: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar

4. For the Dessert Devotee: David’s Tea Caramel Shortbread Collectible Jar ($20)

Cure dessert cravings with some sweet loose leaf tea. The blend of apple, raisins, brown sugar and almonds makes for a delicious post-meal sip that anyone with a sweet tooth will love. The limited-edition tea also comes in a ready-to-gift ceramic jar, ideal for storing healthy-ish cookies and energy bites once the tea runs out.    Holiday Gift Ideas: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals

5. For the Sensible Cook: Healthy Meal Prep: Time-Saving Plans to Prep and Portion Your Weekly Meals ($20)

Instead of gifting just another apron to your holiday hostess, take a cue from Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, the YouTube stars of Fit Couple Cooks. In their new cookbook, the couple schools cooks of all levels on how to prep at least 18 meals a week (that’s six meals per person if you’ve got a roomie or S.O.). From cozy comfort foods to Asian take-out, we guarantee your Secret Santa will want to eat these dishes right off the pages. RELATED: 11 Easy Mason Jar Recipes for DIY Gifts

$50 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: Framebridge Marathon Bib

6. For the Race Chaser: Framebridge Race Bib ($26.20)

The runner in your life probably has a collection of medals to show for crossing the finish line, but the race bibs are the special jog down memory lane. Remind your friend, family member or significant other of their accomplishment with a customized race bib frame. Bonus: Marathoners who recently ran the New York City Marathon get a limited-time discount. Use the promo code NEWYORK26 at checkout. The code expires November 30, after which frames will be $39-199. Holiday Gift Ideas: The Beauty Chef Holiday Set

7. For the Natural Beauty: The Beauty Chef Holiday Boost Set ($45)

Your eco-obsessed BFF is probably already loading up on non-toxic lipsticks, nail polishes and deodorants. But something that might be missing from their green beauty routine: skin boosters. This nourishing set of probiotic elixirs created by Carla Oates, the Beauty Chef herself, includes travel-size bottles of collagen, antioxidant and hydration boosts. Simply add a tablespoon to your smoothie, juice or water to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. Holiday Gift Ideas: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves

8. For the Connected Outdoors(wo)man: Eddie Bauer Slope Side Gloves ($30)

From the trails to the campsite to the city streets, these Eddie Bauer knit gloves will keep fingers from freezing. They also allow easy phone use (without letting digits go bare), thanks to tech-friendly tips. And the compliment-worthy pattern? This is one present even the person who has everything will want to wear on the reg. Holiday Gift Ideas: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner

9. For the Goal Getter: Sweaty Betty Happiness Planner ($30)

Sometimes productivity and positivity can take a little planning. Enter this journal from Sweaty Betty that features inspirational quotes, meal planning pages, weekly self-reflection, scheduling and more. Consider it the self-made guide to finding something to smile about every. single. day. Oh, and you’ll stay on top of that ever-expanding to-do list, too. Holiday Gift Ideas: S'well Traveler Oasis Water Bottle

10. For the Globe Trekker: S’well Traveler Oasis ($35)

Everyone needs more water, so why not give the gift of hydration — in a pretty awesome package? The popular stainless steel, BPA-free S’well bottle gets a chic and ergonomic upgrade with this traveler collection, complete with a nature-themed design. The wider spout allows for quick drinking and is big enough to throw in ice, while the bottom boasts an easy-to-hold shape. And you still get S’well’s signature temperature traits: It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. Holiday Gift Ideas: UA Motivator Tote

11. For the City Slicker: UA Motivator Tote ($45)

Ever get all the belongings in your bag soaked from rain or snow? Save your gift recipient from the trouble with this sporty bag. Under Armour’s Storm technology will keep goods protected from the elements, while the bag’s construction is big enough to carry gym clothes, pre-packed snacks and more. It also boasts a handy exterior pocket so you can stash your phone for easy access. RELATED: The 8 Best Backpacks for the Office, Gym and Beyond Holiday Gift Ideas: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats

12. For the Nature Lover: Headsweats National Park Trucker Hats ($26)

Stand out on the mountain, while protecting our parks with the Headsweats National Park trucker hats collection. For every purchase, 20 percent of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation, so buyers can feel good about helping the planet. Beyond the charity component, these hats look trendy enough to go from trail to brewery, and will keep sun, sweat and sand from sensitive eyes.

$100 and Under

Holiday Gift Ideas: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light

13. For the Zen Guru: iHome Zenergy Aroma Speaker & Light ($100)

Create the serene environment of a meditation den or yoga studio right at home. This device provides the sight, sound and smells to do it right. Choose from seven different light therapy modes, like a pulsing red illumination to time your breath or a swirling of blue and white to wake you up. Then, opt for music with modes like dream, storm, ocean or nature. And finally, add a few drops of essential oils to the felt pad and a silent fan diffuses it throughout the room. Three products in one peaceful package. Holiday Gift Ideas: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack

14. For the Cycling Urbanite: 174 Hudson Convertible Commuter Pack ($80)

If you know a two-wheel commuter or even someone who’s thinking about biking to work, they’ll want to own this bag. Its roomy interior holds all the essentials, including a laptop courtesy of the padded sleeve, and anything you want to keep separate (like a cell or keys) in the convenient front pockets. But the best part: Taking off the shoulder straps, unzipping the back, and tucking them inside, reveals two clips that attach to a bike rack for extra easy transportation. Pedaling to the office or grocery store just got easier — and less sweaty. Holiday Gift Ideas: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat

15. For the Hottest Yogi: Manduka eQua Yoga Mat ($92)

Who says you can’t be chic when you’re flowing hard? This beautifully designed, limited-edition yoga mat from artist Ashley Mary has your hot yoga needs covered. It features a towel grip fused to the top surface to wick sweat away and provide support during the most difficult poses. And unlike other yoga mats out there, this eKO-based mat is made with non-toxic materials that can be hand-washed with detergent. Like an abstract painting, this modern mat will inspire your yogi to make art out of asanas. Holiday Gift Ideas: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip

16. For the Active Environmentalist: Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker Half-Zip ($80)

Super soft and lightweight, this Cotopaxi jacket will become a new outerwear stable — especially for those who love the great outdoors. Not only does it pack into its own pocket for better portability when temps change from the bottom of the mountain to the top, but each color pattern is limited edition so everyone gets a one-of-a-kind coat. To top it off, every purchase supports nonprofits with a global mission to end poverty and promote adventure. That’s because Cotopaxi donates two percent of its total revenue every year to like-minded organizations around the globe. Holiday Gift Ideas: Ember Ceramic Mug

17. For the Java Addict: Ember Ceramic Mug ($80)

Keep coffee, lattes, tea and any other winter beverages hot all day long in this electric mug. Paired with the Ember app, it’ll send alerts when the liquids reach the ideal temperature — which also means no more burning the tongue. Simply park it on its charging coaster and it’ll maintain the tastiest temps from morning to evening. (The temperature maintenance only lasts about an hour off the dock.) Holiday Gift Ideas: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder

18. For the Meal Prepper: Cuisinart Spiralizer, Slicer and Shredder ($70)

Blenders and crockpots are kitchen time savers, but they don’t compare to a sous chef chopping fruits, veggies and herbs all afternoon. Enter: the Cuisinart all-in-one slicer, shredder and spiralizer. This ultimate cooking multi-tool will turn your farmer’s market haul into Instagram-worthy zucchini ribbons, sweet potato crinkle fries and apple flowers. The large feeding tube allows you to chop larger veggies, like butternut squash, red onions and cucumbers, in seconds. Consider it meal prep magic!   Holiday Gift Ideas: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight

19. For the All-Weather Runner: Sugoi Women’s MidZero Tight ($90)

Zipping through the cold streets becomes a little more doable with these softer-than-sweatpants, fleece-lined leggings. So cozy, they’re difficult not to lounge in all day, they’ll also keep any runner warm through long, windy miles. These bottoms also have four-way stretch for more flexibility and a back zip pocket to store essentials hands- and fanny pack-free. RELATED: 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Fitness Goals

Splurge

Holiday Gift Ideas: BioLite Holiday Bundle

20. For the Caffeinated Camper: BioLite Holiday Bundle ($250)

Calling all coffee connoisseurs and campers alike! Three great brands team up for a gift that gives back — and one that keeps you energized. The limited-edition collab includes BioLite’s KettlePot (pours like a kettle and cooks like a pot), CoffeePress (like a French Press) and the CampStove 2, which offers a smokeless fire for cooking yummy meals in the woods. (It tucks right into the KettlePot for better transport.) The bundle also comes with MiiR’s 12-ounce camp cup — complete with a trackable charity component. This mug will keep your also-included four-pack of portable pour-over Kuju coffee nice and hot. Holiday Gift Ideas: Trek FX 1 Bike

21. For the Spin Class Hero: Trek FX 1 Bike ($400)

This hybrid bike is great for cruising city streets and country roads, plus it’s totally beginner cyclist-friendly — including studio spinsters ready to take their skills outside. The lightweight construction and upright handlebars make it comfortable to ride and easy to maneuver, especially for newbie riders. It even has a bluetooth sensor attached to track routes and other fitness stats. Holiday Gift Ideas: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock

22. For the Tree Hugger: REI Co-Op Quarter Dome Air Hammock ($219)

Two must-haves for a weekend among the trees — in one comfy product. This hammock-turned-tent is surprisingly simple to assemble and offers a relaxing place to rest your head, courtesy of the sturdy tension lines. It has a mesh canopy to keep bugs out, a removable rain cover to battle bad weather, an interior pocket to hold a phone or water bottle and a large entrance to seamlessly slip in and out. Just want to lounge in the backyard? Flip it over for a more traditional hammock sans overlay. Holiday Gift Ideas: The North Face Ventrix Jacket

23. For the Outdoor Workout Warrior: The North Face Ventrix Jacket ($199)

When temperatures plummet, but treadmills aren’t appealing, it’s time to put on this high-tech jacket. It offers warmth when you need it and breathability when you don’t. The synthetic water-resistant materials give it a stretchy fit, while ventilation in key areas stops overheating in typically sweaty spots. It’s the ideal coat for hiking, trail running, rock climbing — or just running errands around town. Holiday Gift Ideas: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular

24. For the Mile Chaser: Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 GPS + Cellular ($399)

By now you’ve heard all about the Apple Watch Series 3, which can receive calls and texts from the trails to the surf, and track the real intensity of your HIIT and swim workouts. Opt for the Nike+ integration, though, and your run life will get a major upgrade. In addition to tracking distance, pace and elevation via GPS and altimeter, runners can now experience audio guided sessions with their favorite Nike run coaches and world-class athletes. Too cold to brave the open road? Hit the treadmill or elliptical — your watch will pair with compatible gym equipment. Waiting for you on the other end: celebratory cheers and emojis from friends. Holiday Gift Ideas: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT Sneaker Boot

25. For the Winter Wanderer: Helly Hansen W Ten-Below HT ($130)

What if we combined the warmth of a snow boot with the comfort of a training shoe? You’d get these weatherproof kicks, so cozy they’re like a jacket for your feet. Come winter, the functional features will make all the difference, including Primaloft insulation and a waterproof membrane, multi-directional lugs for superior traction, and a cushioned midsole for all-day wear. Holiday Gift Ideas: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber

26. For the Sporty Traveler: Mountain Standard Women’s Hybrid Bomber $158)

Buy this jacket for its trendy lifestyle look; keep it for years thanks to its technical features. Made with primaloft insulation, it offers top-notch warmth for the streets and trails — without the weight. It also features fleece side paneling for extra coziness. And with a water-resistant and no-rip coating, you won’t need to worry about damaging it while clocking miles and climbing peaks.     Holiday Gift Ideas: Samsung Gear IconX

27. For the Musically Motivated: Samsung Gear IconX ($200)

Completely wire-free earbuds, at your fitness service. These tiny music players offer five hours of battery life while streaming pump-up tunes, and seven hours in standalone mode (it holds 4GB of data). For all the runners and walkers out there, pop these in and get moving — the automatic activity tracker will record distance, pace and calories. With a simple tap, you can also change music volume and skip or replay tracks. Disclosure: All products featured on our site are hand-picked by our editorial team in the hopes of getting you closer to your health and fitness goals. We only recommend products we love and believe that you will, too. If you come across an affiliate link on our site, that means we receive a small commission should you decide to make a purchase. Read More 8 Fitness Watches to Elevate Your Workout Goals 10 Genius iPhone Hacks to Boost Your Productivity The Top Sneakers for Every Workout

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How Much Exercise It Takes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/thanksgiving-dinner-exercise-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/thanksgiving-dinner-exercise-infographic/#comments Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:02:48 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=21522 Thanksgiving Dinner Exercise

It happens each year: The dishes you've been craving all season long are finally passed around the table, and before you know it your plate is piled up to your head with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes — all smothered with a heaping portion of gravy. It's a masterpiece, yes. But it's also a single meal that can total anywhere from 2,500 to 4,500 calories (nearly twice the calories recommended daily). While there's no need to skip your favorite feast in the name of fitness, we recommend taking a peek at this infographic, which puts those cals into perspective. It's not all bad news, though. That Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will earn you a delicious slice of Mom's apple pie. But you just might think twice about the gravy: A quarter-cup will cost you 50 burpees! Find out how much you have to work for each Turkey Day dish here.

RELATED: 9 Creative Turkey Recipes to Reinvent Thanksgiving Dinner

What It Takes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

How Much Exercise It Takes to Work Off Thanksgiving Dinner

RELATED: Burn Before Bird: The Thanksgiving T.U.R.K.E.Y. Workout

The Thanksgiving Dish-to-Exercise Breakdown

Apple Pie (1 slice), 411 calories = 5K Turkey Trot (35 min)

Pumpkin Pie (1 slice), 316 calories = Yoga (60 min)

Buttered Roll, 210 calories = Flag Football (20 min)

Sweet Potato Casserole (1/2 cup), 200 calories = Spinning (18 min)

Turkey Breast (6 oz), 195 calories = Ice Skating (50 min)

Egg Nog (1/2 cup), 190 calories = CrossFit (13 min)

Stuffing (1/2 cup), 180 calories = Stair Running (10 min)

Corn Bread (2 oz), 160 calories = Swimming (15 laps)

Red Wine (6 oz), 150 calories = Walking (35 min)

Mashed Potatoes (1/2 cup), 120 calories = Weight Training (35 min)

Green Bean Casserole (1/2 cup), 70 calories = Dancing (14 min)

Gravy (1/4 cup), 45 calories = 50 Burpees

Cranberry Sauce (1/4 cup), 37 calories = 60 Push-Ups

RELATED: Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Some Turkey Day Perspective

Calorie counts got you down before Thanksgiving has even rolled around? Remember that this is a time to celebrate and give thanks, so don't forget to keep things in perspective. (A little stuffing never hurt anybody!) Just keep your goals within sight, and your workout journal close by. Whether you're down for an hour of dancing, a friendly push-up contest, or some flag football with the fam, there's always a fun way to stay active and in control of your health and wellness.

Originally published on November 2013. Updated on November 2017. 

Read More
5 Grocery Store Healthy Traps to Avoid This Thanksgiving
3 Fat-Blasting HIIT Workouts to Try Now
15 Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Crave Beyond Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Dinner Exercise

It happens each year: The dishes you've been craving all season long are finally passed around the table, and before you know it your plate is piled up to your head with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes — all smothered with a heaping portion of gravy. It's a masterpiece, yes. But it's also a single meal that can total anywhere from 2,500 to 4,500 calories (nearly twice the calories recommended daily). While there's no need to skip your favorite feast in the name of fitness, we recommend taking a peek at this infographic, which puts those cals into perspective. It's not all bad news, though. That Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will earn you a delicious slice of Mom's apple pie. But you just might think twice about the gravy: A quarter-cup will cost you 50 burpees! Find out how much you have to work for each Turkey Day dish here. RELATED: 9 Creative Turkey Recipes to Reinvent Thanksgiving Dinner

What It Takes to Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner

How Much Exercise It Takes to Work Off Thanksgiving Dinner RELATED: Burn Before Bird: The Thanksgiving T.U.R.K.E.Y. Workout

The Thanksgiving Dish-to-Exercise Breakdown

Apple Pie (1 slice), 411 calories = 5K Turkey Trot (35 min) Pumpkin Pie (1 slice), 316 calories = Yoga (60 min) Buttered Roll, 210 calories = Flag Football (20 min) Sweet Potato Casserole (1/2 cup), 200 calories = Spinning (18 min) Turkey Breast (6 oz), 195 calories = Ice Skating (50 min) Egg Nog (1/2 cup), 190 calories = CrossFit (13 min) Stuffing (1/2 cup), 180 calories = Stair Running (10 min) Corn Bread (2 oz), 160 calories = Swimming (15 laps) Red Wine (6 oz), 150 calories = Walking (35 min) Mashed Potatoes (1/2 cup), 120 calories = Weight Training (35 min) Green Bean Casserole (1/2 cup), 70 calories = Dancing (14 min) Gravy (1/4 cup), 45 calories = 50 Burpees Cranberry Sauce (1/4 cup), 37 calories = 60 Push-Ups RELATED: Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Some Turkey Day Perspective

Calorie counts got you down before Thanksgiving has even rolled around? Remember that this is a time to celebrate and give thanks, so don't forget to keep things in perspective. (A little stuffing never hurt anybody!) Just keep your goals within sight, and your workout journal close by. Whether you're down for an hour of dancing, a friendly push-up contest, or some flag football with the fam, there's always a fun way to stay active and in control of your health and wellness. Originally published on November 2013. Updated on November 2017.  Read More 5 Grocery Store Healthy Traps to Avoid This Thanksgiving 3 Fat-Blasting HIIT Workouts to Try Now 15 Sweet Potato Recipes You'll Crave Beyond Thanksgiving

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Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/baked-chickpea-pie-recipe/ Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:15:23 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=63223 Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63229" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption]

Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano

Your Paleo and gluten-free dinner guests will appreciate this chickpea pie like no other. Baked to a thin, crunchy crust, this protein- and fiber-rich dish is made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. All you need is chickpea flour, sweet red onions, fresh thyme and oil. It doesn’t get any easier than that. In Livorno, Italy, they put a piece of this pie on bread and call it Five and Five, because once upon a time, bread and chickpea pie used to cost five cents each. Perfect for the holiday dinners, baked chickpea pie is best when eaten piping hot.

RELATED: 10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan
3 cups cold water
2 cups chickpea flour
Salt
2 sweet red onions
Leaves from a few sprigs of thyme
Peanut oil, for frying and the baking pan
Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 9" by 13" baking pan.
  2. Slowly add the cold water to the chickpea flour to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk to stop lumps from forming. Add the oil and a pinch of salt. Leave the mixture to rest for about an hour, allowing the foam that formed on the surface to dissolve.
  3. In the meantime, peel the onions and cut them into rings. Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry them in the hot oil until they’re golden brown.
  4. Remove the onions with a skimmer, leave them to dry on paper towels, and then sprinkle with some salt.
  5. Pour the chickpea flour mixture into the prepared baking pan, then layer the fried onion on top along with the thyme. Bake the pie until it turns a nice golden color. This will take around 25 minutes. Serve with a good sprinkle of pepper on top — it goes great. If you want to enhance this pie even more, add some pitted olives.

The Skinny
 

Want more holiday recipe inspiration? Bake up these healthier holiday cookies for family and friends.

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Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe

[caption id="attachment_63229" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie with Onions Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption] Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano Your Paleo and gluten-free dinner guests will appreciate this chickpea pie like no other. Baked to a thin, crunchy crust, this protein- and fiber-rich dish is made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. All you need is chickpea flour, sweet red onions, fresh thyme and oil. It doesn’t get any easier than that. In Livorno, Italy, they put a piece of this pie on bread and call it Five and Five, because once upon a time, bread and chickpea pie used to cost five cents each. Perfect for the holiday dinners, baked chickpea pie is best when eaten piping hot. RELATED: 10 Sweet and Savory Pie Recipes Your Guests Will Devour

Vegan Baked Chickpea Pie Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for pan 3 cups cold water 2 cups chickpea flour Salt 2 sweet red onions Leaves from a few sprigs of thyme Peanut oil, for frying and the baking pan Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 9" by 13" baking pan.
  2. Slowly add the cold water to the chickpea flour to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk to stop lumps from forming. Add the oil and a pinch of salt. Leave the mixture to rest for about an hour, allowing the foam that formed on the surface to dissolve.
  3. In the meantime, peel the onions and cut them into rings. Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry them in the hot oil until they’re golden brown.
  4. Remove the onions with a skimmer, leave them to dry on paper towels, and then sprinkle with some salt.
  5. Pour the chickpea flour mixture into the prepared baking pan, then layer the fried onion on top along with the thyme. Bake the pie until it turns a nice golden color. This will take around 25 minutes. Serve with a good sprinkle of pepper on top — it goes great. If you want to enhance this pie even more, add some pitted olives.

The Skinny  

Want more holiday recipe inspiration? Bake up these healthier holiday cookies for family and friends.

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13 Scary Halloween Health Stats You Need to See http://dailyburn.com/life/health/scary-halloween-facts/ http://dailyburn.com/life/health/scary-halloween-facts/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:15:05 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=19952

It’s Halloween again — that festive time of year when it's OK to collect pounds of treats and spend days (if not weeks) consuming them. Whether you’re trick or treating with kids or attending a costume party, odds are good that you’re going to indulge a bit. But just how much are Americans eating and spending on Halloween each year? (And how much exercise will it take to burn off your favorite treats?) We’ve rounded up a scary few health stats about this beloved, candy-crazed celebration. Warning: You’re sure to be spooked!

RELATED: What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

The Scariest Halloween Health Stats

13 Scary Halloween Health Stats You Need to See - Infographic

Halloween by the Numbers

$7.4 billion. Dollars Americans spent on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations in 2014.

90 million. Pounds of chocolate Americans buy during the week of Halloween.

41 million. Potential trick or treaters between the ages of 5 and 14 in the United States.

35 million. Pounds of candy corn made for Halloween.

54. Push-ups it would take to burn off an Apple Cider Donut (330 calories). Try these 135-calorie Spiced Apple Cider Donuts instead!

134. Minutes of walking (or trick or treating!) it would take to burn off a tall Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (380 calories). The good news: This Healthy Homemade PSL Recipe will only set you back 85 calories instead.

1,690. Pieces of candy a standard pillowcase can hold.

3,500 to 7,000. Calories worth of candy an average child collects on Halloween night.

41. Percent of children (ages 2-11) who've had cavities in their teeth.

17. Minutes of burpees required to burn off the calories in a bite-sized Snickers (160 calories).

38.5. Days an average American will spend brushing their teeth over a lifetime. (Dentists say that number should be closer to 60!)

10.5. Grams of sugar in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, America's favorite Halloween candy. (Psst we have a healthier version right here.)

13.6. Decayed tooth surfaces the average adult (ages 20-64) has.

Need a Halloween Workout Routine?

We've got three workouts that will whip you in to shape scary-fast!

Your Pre-Trick-or-Treat Halloween Workout
The JACKED O' Lantern Pumpkin Workout
Get Scary-Strong With This Broomstick Workout

Originally published October 2014. Updated October 31, 2017. 

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It’s Halloween again — that festive time of year when it's OK to collect pounds of treats and spend days (if not weeks) consuming them. Whether you’re trick or treating with kids or attending a costume party, odds are good that you’re going to indulge a bit. But just how much are Americans eating and spending on Halloween each year? (And how much exercise will it take to burn off your favorite treats?) We’ve rounded up a scary few health stats about this beloved, candy-crazed celebration. Warning: You’re sure to be spooked! RELATED: What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

The Scariest Halloween Health Stats

13 Scary Halloween Health Stats You Need to See - Infographic

Halloween by the Numbers

$7.4 billion. Dollars Americans spent on Halloween candy, costumes and decorations in 2014. 90 million. Pounds of chocolate Americans buy during the week of Halloween. 41 million. Potential trick or treaters between the ages of 5 and 14 in the United States. 35 million. Pounds of candy corn made for Halloween. 54. Push-ups it would take to burn off an Apple Cider Donut (330 calories). Try these 135-calorie Spiced Apple Cider Donuts instead! 134. Minutes of walking (or trick or treating!) it would take to burn off a tall Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (380 calories). The good news: This Healthy Homemade PSL Recipe will only set you back 85 calories instead. 1,690. Pieces of candy a standard pillowcase can hold. 3,500 to 7,000. Calories worth of candy an average child collects on Halloween night. 41. Percent of children (ages 2-11) who've had cavities in their teeth. 17. Minutes of burpees required to burn off the calories in a bite-sized Snickers (160 calories). 38.5. Days an average American will spend brushing their teeth over a lifetime. (Dentists say that number should be closer to 60!) 10.5. Grams of sugar in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, America's favorite Halloween candy. (Psst we have a healthier version right here.) 13.6. Decayed tooth surfaces the average adult (ages 20-64) has.

Need a Halloween Workout Routine?

We've got three workouts that will whip you in to shape scary-fast! Your Pre-Trick-or-Treat Halloween Workout The JACKED O' Lantern Pumpkin Workout Get Scary-Strong With This Broomstick Workout Originally published October 2014. Updated October 31, 2017. 

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What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like http://dailyburn.com/life/health/halloween-candy-calories-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/health/halloween-candy-calories-infographic/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:52 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=20067 Halloween Candy Collage

Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterfingers...all in "fun size" packages. But take a close look at their nutrition facts, and this year's Halloween haul will spook you. Loaded with scary amounts of added sugar, artificial coloring, saturated fat and preservatives, a seemingly innocent bag of treats can play a nasty trick on your waistline. The good news? Even if a major cheat day isn't in the cards, you can still consult this under-100 calorie portion guide to snack smarter on your favorite Halloween treats.

Better yet: Hit the kitchen to whip up for some healthy homemade options. These Non-Candy Halloween Recipes are a better way to indulge in your sweet tooth!

RELATED: 13 Scary Halloween Health Stats

What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

Your Favorite Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories

Chocolates

29 M&Ms: 99 calories
4 Three Musketeers: 97 calories
1 Butterfinger Mini: 96 calories
4 Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses: 89 calories
2 Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: 86 calories
4 Tootsie Roll Midgees: 93 calories
2 Snickers Minis: 85 calories
1 Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle: 79 calories
2 Milky Way Minis: 76 calories
1.5 Crunch Bar Minis: 75 calories
1 Kit Kat Bar Mini: 70 calories

Candies

13 Swedish Fish: 96 calories
13 Candy Corn: 95 calories
15 Sour Patch Kids: 93 calories
9 Starburst Fruit Chews: 90 calories
5 Jolly Ranchers: 83 calories
1 Fun-Size Skittles: 80 calories
2 Twizzlers: 70 calories
2 Mini Boxes of Nerds: 70 calories

Halloween Candy Crush

So what's going in your holiday haul this year? Whether it's chock full of chocolates or sour candies, it never hurts to keep an eye on portion size. If calorie counting isn't your thing (heck, this is one holiday that everyone's allowed some leeway!), be sure to hop back on the healthy bandwagon without too much delay. Unhealthy habits can have a scary way of sticking!

Originally posted on October 25, 2013. Updated on October 2017.

Read More
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12 Non-Candy Halloween Recipes That Are Ghoulishly Good

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Halloween Candy Collage

Snickers, Tootsie Rolls, Butterfingers...all in "fun size" packages. But take a close look at their nutrition facts, and this year's Halloween haul will spook you. Loaded with scary amounts of added sugar, artificial coloring, saturated fat and preservatives, a seemingly innocent bag of treats can play a nasty trick on your waistline. The good news? Even if a major cheat day isn't in the cards, you can still consult this under-100 calorie portion guide to snack smarter on your favorite Halloween treats. Better yet: Hit the kitchen to whip up for some healthy homemade options. These Non-Candy Halloween Recipes are a better way to indulge in your sweet tooth! RELATED: 13 Scary Halloween Health Stats

What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

What 100 Calories of Halloween Candy Looks Like

Your Favorite Halloween Treats Under 100 Calories

Chocolates

29 M&Ms: 99 calories 4 Three Musketeers: 97 calories 1 Butterfinger Mini: 96 calories 4 Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses: 89 calories 2 Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: 86 calories 4 Tootsie Roll Midgees: 93 calories 2 Snickers Minis: 85 calories 1 Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle: 79 calories 2 Milky Way Minis: 76 calories 1.5 Crunch Bar Minis: 75 calories 1 Kit Kat Bar Mini: 70 calories

Candies

13 Swedish Fish: 96 calories 13 Candy Corn: 95 calories 15 Sour Patch Kids: 93 calories 9 Starburst Fruit Chews: 90 calories 5 Jolly Ranchers: 83 calories 1 Fun-Size Skittles: 80 calories 2 Twizzlers: 70 calories 2 Mini Boxes of Nerds: 70 calories

Halloween Candy Crush

So what's going in your holiday haul this year? Whether it's chock full of chocolates or sour candies, it never hurts to keep an eye on portion size. If calorie counting isn't your thing (heck, this is one holiday that everyone's allowed some leeway!), be sure to hop back on the healthy bandwagon without too much delay. Unhealthy habits can have a scary way of sticking! Originally posted on October 25, 2013. Updated on October 2017. Read More Get Scary-Strong With This Halloween Workout 12 Non-Candy Halloween Recipes That Are Ghoulishly Good How Many Calories Are in That Cocktail? This Graphic Shows You

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Rocco DiSpirito’s Coconut-Almond Chocolate Bark Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/rocco-dispirito-chocolate-bark-recipe/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/rocco-dispirito-chocolate-bark-recipe/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:15:08 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62678

[caption id="attachment_62685" align="alignnone" width="620"]Rocco Dispirito’s Coconut-Almond Chocolate Bark Recipe Photo courtesy of Rocco DiSpirito, author of Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious.[/caption]

According to renowned chef and cookbook author, Rocco DiSpirito, everyone should keep a stash of chocolate in their cabinet — and we won’t argue with him! (Check out his full list of pantry staples here.) Rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, the delicious dessert ingredient not only tastes great, but it’s good for you, too. The addition of almonds and coconut flakes, which are packed with healthy fats, also give you a more satisfying crunch. Get your fill of the chocolatey goodness (for less than 200 calories a serving!) by mixing up this coconut-almond chocolate bark recipe from DiSpirito’s new book, Healthy + Delicious. It takes a mere five minutes to make — and your sweet tooth, satisfied.

RELATED: 25 Insanely Delicious Chocolate Recipes That Are Still Healthy

Coconut-Almond Chocolate Bark Recipe

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

4 ounces stevia-sweetened chocolate (such as Lily’s), roughly chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 packet Stevia in the Raw
2 tablespoons chopped raw almonds
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

    1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and stir again. If the chocolate is not melted at this point, begin microwaving it in 15-second increments, stirring after each one until the chocolate is melted. Mix in the stevia.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet and spread the chocolate into a half-inch thick, even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle the almonds and coconut flakes on top of the chocolate and tap the tray a few times to get the toppings to adhere. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to harden.
    3. To serve, break into large pieces with your hands.

Find more simple, delicious recipes like this in DiSpirito’s new book, Rocco's Healthy + Delicious.

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[caption id="attachment_62685" align="alignnone" width="620"]Rocco Dispirito’s Coconut-Almond Chocolate Bark Recipe Photo courtesy of Rocco DiSpirito, author of Rocco’s Healthy + Delicious.[/caption] According to renowned chef and cookbook author, Rocco DiSpirito, everyone should keep a stash of chocolate in their cabinet — and we won’t argue with him! (Check out his full list of pantry staples here.) Rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, the delicious dessert ingredient not only tastes great, but it’s good for you, too. The addition of almonds and coconut flakes, which are packed with healthy fats, also give you a more satisfying crunch. Get your fill of the chocolatey goodness (for less than 200 calories a serving!) by mixing up this coconut-almond chocolate bark recipe from DiSpirito’s new book, Healthy + Delicious. It takes a mere five minutes to make — and your sweet tooth, satisfied. RELATED: 25 Insanely Delicious Chocolate Recipes That Are Still Healthy

Coconut-Almond Chocolate Bark Recipe

Makes 4 servings Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

4 ounces stevia-sweetened chocolate (such as Lily’s), roughly chopped 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 packet Stevia in the Raw 2 tablespoons chopped raw almonds 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

    1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds, then stir. Microwave another 30 seconds and stir again. If the chocolate is not melted at this point, begin microwaving it in 15-second increments, stirring after each one until the chocolate is melted. Mix in the stevia.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet and spread the chocolate into a half-inch thick, even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle the almonds and coconut flakes on top of the chocolate and tap the tray a few times to get the toppings to adhere. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to harden.
    3. To serve, break into large pieces with your hands.
Find more simple, delicious recipes like this in DiSpirito’s new book, Rocco's Healthy + Delicious.

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Show Us Your Best Health Hacks #HealthHackTober http://dailyburn.com/life/health/health-hacks-contest/ http://dailyburn.com/life/health/health-hacks-contest/#respond Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:15:57 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=62201

Show Us Your Health Hacks! #HealthHackTober

Photo: iStock

Here at Daily Burn, we’re always looking for ways to stay healthy and save a little time. We live the sweat life, and we love seeing how you do, too! After vacations, cookouts and a wine spritzer (or four), we’re all in on recommitting to a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why starting today — through October 30 — we want to see your best health hacks! Show us your favorite time-saving trick that makes your daily routine a little fitter. (Wall sits while brushing your teeth, anyone?)

So what’s in it for you — besides feeling awesome? You’ll have the chance to have your photo featured on our social media channels!

How to get in on the action...

  1. Upload a photo to Instagram, including #HealthHackTober and @dailyburn in the caption, showing us your favorite health hack. Shy? Tag a friend's @username in a comment on our post.
  2. Make sure your account is public so we can see it and that you are following @dailyburn.

All month we’ll be sharing our own healthy tips and hacks, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and for the chance to see your own photo featured!

We can’t wait to see how you’re hacking your way fit. Here's to saving so much time you’ll be able to fit in an extra workout!

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Show Us Your Health Hacks! #HealthHackTober Photo: iStock Here at Daily Burn, we’re always looking for ways to stay healthy and save a little time. We live the sweat life, and we love seeing how you do, too! After vacations, cookouts and a wine spritzer (or four), we’re all in on recommitting to a healthy lifestyle. That’s why starting today — through October 30 — we want to see your best health hacks! Show us your favorite time-saving trick that makes your daily routine a little fitter. (Wall sits while brushing your teeth, anyone?) So what’s in it for you — besides feeling awesome? You’ll have the chance to have your photo featured on our social media channels!

How to get in on the action...

  1. Upload a photo to Instagram, including #HealthHackTober and @dailyburn in the caption, showing us your favorite health hack. Shy? Tag a friend's @username in a comment on our post.
  2. Make sure your account is public so we can see it and that you are following @dailyburn.
All month we’ll be sharing our own healthy tips and hacks, so follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and for the chance to see your own photo featured! We can’t wait to see how you’re hacking your way fit. Here's to saving so much time you’ll be able to fit in an extra workout!

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20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Your Busiest Days http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/20-minute-bodyweight-workout/ http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/20-minute-bodyweight-workout/#respond Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:15:26 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61913 20-Minute At-Home Bodyweight Workout

[caption id="attachment_61949" align="alignnone" width="620"]20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Your Busiest Days Photo: Love Sweat Fitness[/caption]

Back to school, back to work — no matter where you’re heading this fall, chances are you’re back on your grind. And, wild guess, that probably means you’re extra strapped for time. But even if you rule out schlepping to the gym, you can still fit in a quick sweat session to strengthen and revitalize you right at home.

Take it from Katie Dunlop, certified personal trainer, entrepreneur and founder of Love Sweat Fitness: “Most of us are short on time, so it’s key to find workouts that are fun, fast and effective.” More often than not, that means getting creative by using your own body as your machine. “It doesn’t have to take hours in the gym or fancy equipment to make it happen,” Dunlop says. “No matter what your shape or size, your bodyweight creates incredible resistance that allows you to build serious strength.”

So whether you spend your days in class, at the office or at home with kids, we give you permission to steal a few minutes — and these four moves — for yourself. Productivity for the win!

RELATED: 3 Fat Blasting HIIT Workouts to Try Now

Back-to-Basics: 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout

“This bodyweight workout will target your whole body in under 20 minutes,” Dunlop says. Perform the following exercises one after the other, then rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for three rounds total.

[caption id="attachment_61943" align="alignnone" width="500"]20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Army Crawlers Exercise GIFs: Love Sweat Fitness[/caption]

1. Army Crawlers

Targets: Triceps, shoulders, core
How to: Start in a high plank position (a). Bend your elbow to lower down to your right forearm, then your left (b). Next, straighten your arm to push back up to your right hand and then your left (c). Repeat for 6 reps, alternating which arm leads. “Focus on keeping your hips stable and square to the ground,” Dunlop says. “This can be done on your knees for beginners or up in a full plank on your toes for a more challenging move.”

RELATED: 5 Planks, 10 Minutes: Your Ultimate Ab Workout

20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Single-Leg Bridge Crunch Exercise

2. Single Leg-Bridge Crunch

Targets: Glutes, hamstrings, lower abs
How to: On your back, bend your left knee and plant your left foot on the ground (a). Extend your right leg long with your hands by your sides (b). Keep your pelvis slightly tucked as you push through your left heel to lift your hips up off the ground. As you lift your hips, bend your right knee to crunch it toward your belly button (c). Extend the right leg long again, as you lower your hips to hover just above the ground (d). Repeat for 15 reps on each side.

20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Thread The Needle Exercise

3. Thread the Needle

Targets: Obliques
How to: Start in side plank with your left shoulder stacked over your left elbow, core engaged and hips lifted off the ground (a). Lift your right arm straight up and slowly begin to wrap it down and around your waist, keeping your hips high (b). Reach your arm back up, re-stacking your shoulders (c). Repeat for 15 reps, then switch sides. “You can modify the move by bending your left knee 90 degrees, placing your shin on the floor,” Dunlop says.

RELATED: The Ab Moves You Aren’t Doing (But Should!)

20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Inner Thigh Leg Lift Exercise

4. Inner Thigh Leg Lift

Targets: Adductors (inner thighs)
How to: Lying on your side, prop yourself up on your left arm, elbow under your shoulder and legs extended slightly in front of you (a). Roll back onto the soft spot of your booty to take pressure of the hip bone (b). Bring your right (top) leg up and over, planting the foot on the ground in front of the left (bottom) knee (c). Keeping your upper body steady and abs engaged, lift your bottom leg up toward the inside of the bent knee. Flex the foot and lift with the heel (d). Slowly lower the leg to hover (e). Repeat for 15 reps, then switch. “Imagine there is a string tied from your ankle to the ceiling pulling it up,” Dunlop says.

Loved this 20-minute bodyweight workout? For more no-equipment routines, check out the Love Sweat Fitness 8-week Hot Body Sweat Guide.

Read More
50 Ab Exercises to Score a Stronger Core
3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners
30-Minute Barre Workout to Tone Up Your Thighs

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20-Minute At-Home Bodyweight Workout

[caption id="attachment_61949" align="alignnone" width="620"]20-Minute Bodyweight Workout for Your Busiest Days Photo: Love Sweat Fitness[/caption] Back to school, back to work — no matter where you’re heading this fall, chances are you’re back on your grind. And, wild guess, that probably means you’re extra strapped for time. But even if you rule out schlepping to the gym, you can still fit in a quick sweat session to strengthen and revitalize you right at home. Take it from Katie Dunlop, certified personal trainer, entrepreneur and founder of Love Sweat Fitness: “Most of us are short on time, so it’s key to find workouts that are fun, fast and effective.” More often than not, that means getting creative by using your own body as your machine. “It doesn’t have to take hours in the gym or fancy equipment to make it happen,” Dunlop says. “No matter what your shape or size, your bodyweight creates incredible resistance that allows you to build serious strength.” So whether you spend your days in class, at the office or at home with kids, we give you permission to steal a few minutes — and these four moves — for yourself. Productivity for the win! RELATED: 3 Fat Blasting HIIT Workouts to Try Now

Back-to-Basics: 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout

“This bodyweight workout will target your whole body in under 20 minutes,” Dunlop says. Perform the following exercises one after the other, then rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for three rounds total. [caption id="attachment_61943" align="alignnone" width="500"]20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Army Crawlers Exercise GIFs: Love Sweat Fitness[/caption]

1. Army Crawlers

Targets: Triceps, shoulders, core How to: Start in a high plank position (a). Bend your elbow to lower down to your right forearm, then your left (b). Next, straighten your arm to push back up to your right hand and then your left (c). Repeat for 6 reps, alternating which arm leads. “Focus on keeping your hips stable and square to the ground,” Dunlop says. “This can be done on your knees for beginners or up in a full plank on your toes for a more challenging move.” RELATED: 5 Planks, 10 Minutes: Your Ultimate Ab Workout 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Single-Leg Bridge Crunch Exercise

2. Single Leg-Bridge Crunch

Targets: Glutes, hamstrings, lower abs How to: On your back, bend your left knee and plant your left foot on the ground (a). Extend your right leg long with your hands by your sides (b). Keep your pelvis slightly tucked as you push through your left heel to lift your hips up off the ground. As you lift your hips, bend your right knee to crunch it toward your belly button (c). Extend the right leg long again, as you lower your hips to hover just above the ground (d). Repeat for 15 reps on each side. 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Thread The Needle Exercise

3. Thread the Needle

Targets: Obliques How to: Start in side plank with your left shoulder stacked over your left elbow, core engaged and hips lifted off the ground (a). Lift your right arm straight up and slowly begin to wrap it down and around your waist, keeping your hips high (b). Reach your arm back up, re-stacking your shoulders (c). Repeat for 15 reps, then switch sides. “You can modify the move by bending your left knee 90 degrees, placing your shin on the floor,” Dunlop says. RELATED: The Ab Moves You Aren’t Doing (But Should!) 20-Minute Bodyweight Workout - Inner Thigh Leg Lift Exercise

4. Inner Thigh Leg Lift

Targets: Adductors (inner thighs) How to: Lying on your side, prop yourself up on your left arm, elbow under your shoulder and legs extended slightly in front of you (a). Roll back onto the soft spot of your booty to take pressure of the hip bone (b). Bring your right (top) leg up and over, planting the foot on the ground in front of the left (bottom) knee (c). Keeping your upper body steady and abs engaged, lift your bottom leg up toward the inside of the bent knee. Flex the foot and lift with the heel (d). Slowly lower the leg to hover (e). Repeat for 15 reps, then switch. “Imagine there is a string tied from your ankle to the ceiling pulling it up,” Dunlop says. Loved this 20-minute bodyweight workout? For more no-equipment routines, check out the Love Sweat Fitness 8-week Hot Body Sweat Guide. Read More 50 Ab Exercises to Score a Stronger Core 3 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners 30-Minute Barre Workout to Tone Up Your Thighs

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Guilt-Free Fettuccine with Radicchio and Pumpkin Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/fettuccine-recipe-radicchio-pumpkin/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/fettuccine-recipe-radicchio-pumpkin/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 15:15:59 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=61428

[caption id="attachment_61432" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption]

Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano

With fall on the horizon, soon you’ll be craving pasta dishes and heartier fare. But that doesn't have to mean heavy, never-ending pasta bowls. While this fettuccine recipe might look and sound fancy, it actually takes little time to prepare. Plus, because it’s packed with veggies, you'll get plenty of nutrients in, and avoid that too-stuffed-to-move feeling you usually get after eating pasta. Simply do as Italians do: Pace yourself and enjoy a small portion.

Note: This classic Italian recipe incorporates radicchio from Treviso, which has long, tapered leaves. But if you can’t get a hold of Trevisano radicchio, consider red radicchio. “They’re not as delicate and are slightly more bitter,” Gioffre says.

RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients

1 pound pumpkin or winter squash
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large heads Trevisano or red radicchio
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup whole-wheat fettuccine pasta
Leaves from 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut the flesh into slices, making sure that they’re not too thin or uneven.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet. Cook the pumpkin slices in the oil over high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. You’ll see some of the pumpkin will remain intact and caramelized, while thinner parts will crumble a little.
  3. Clean the radicchio and cut it at the roots so that the leaves come apart. You can also cut the radicchio into pieces. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the radicchio in the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over high heat, stirring every so often until the radicchio has browned but is still crunchy. This should take around 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pumpkin with the radicchio and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another few minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine al dente (be sure to reserve the pasta water). Remove the pasta with a skimmer and put it into the pan of vegetables.
  6. Cook the pasta and vegetables together under high heat for a few minutes, and then add a little pasta water, if necessary.
  7. Top the pasta and vegetables with a few parsley leaves and pepper.
  8. If you like, add half of a sweet red onion, sliced, to the pan along with the radicchio. Late-season radicchio is also excellent raw, dressed in a salad with white beans.

The Skinny

Need ideas on how to dress up your pasta? Check out these easy pasta sauce recipes.

This recipe is from Vegano Italiano by Rosalba Gioffre. Copyright 2017 by Rosalba Gioffre. Reprinted by permission of The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

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[caption id="attachment_61432" align="alignnone" width="620"]Guilt-Free Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Rosalba Gioffre[/caption] Recipe by Rosalba Gioffre, author of Vegano Italiano With fall on the horizon, soon you’ll be craving pasta dishes and heartier fare. But that doesn't have to mean heavy, never-ending pasta bowls. While this fettuccine recipe might look and sound fancy, it actually takes little time to prepare. Plus, because it’s packed with veggies, you'll get plenty of nutrients in, and avoid that too-stuffed-to-move feeling you usually get after eating pasta. Simply do as Italians do: Pace yourself and enjoy a small portion. Note: This classic Italian recipe incorporates radicchio from Treviso, which has long, tapered leaves. But if you can’t get a hold of Trevisano radicchio, consider red radicchio. “They’re not as delicate and are slightly more bitter,” Gioffre says. RELATED: 11 Delicious Veggie Pasta Recipes for Zoodle Lovers

Radicchio and Pumpkin Fettuccine Recipe

Makes 4 servings 

Ingredients

1 pound pumpkin or winter squash 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 large heads Trevisano or red radicchio Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup whole-wheat fettuccine pasta Leaves from 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Peel the pumpkin and cut the flesh into slices, making sure that they’re not too thin or uneven.
  2. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a medium skillet. Cook the pumpkin slices in the oil over high heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. You’ll see some of the pumpkin will remain intact and caramelized, while thinner parts will crumble a little.
  3. Clean the radicchio and cut it at the roots so that the leaves come apart. You can also cut the radicchio into pieces. Heat a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Cook the radicchio in the oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook over high heat, stirring every so often until the radicchio has browned but is still crunchy. This should take around 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked pumpkin with the radicchio and season with more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another few minutes to blend the flavors.
  5. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine al dente (be sure to reserve the pasta water). Remove the pasta with a skimmer and put it into the pan of vegetables.
  6. Cook the pasta and vegetables together under high heat for a few minutes, and then add a little pasta water, if necessary.
  7. Top the pasta and vegetables with a few parsley leaves and pepper.
  8. If you like, add half of a sweet red onion, sliced, to the pan along with the radicchio. Late-season radicchio is also excellent raw, dressed in a salad with white beans.

The Skinny

Need ideas on how to dress up your pasta? Check out these easy pasta sauce recipes. This recipe is from Vegano Italiano by Rosalba Gioffre. Copyright 2017 by Rosalba Gioffre. Reprinted by permission of The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

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25 Quick and Healthy 4-Ingredient Breakfast Recipes http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-breakfast-recipes-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/healthy-breakfast-recipes-infographic/#respond Tue, 08 Aug 2017 12:00:52 +0000 http://daily-burn.sta.oomphcloud.com/?p=15456 Quick and Easy 4-Ingredient Breakfasts

When you're short on time and low on energy, the answer doesn't have to be your local drive-through or corner mart. These quick and healthy breakfast recipes guarantee an all-star meal in just a few minutes flat. And before you say you're out of X, Y and Z, get this: Each of these a.m. creations requires just four ingredients apiece. From nutritious green smoothies to fiber-packed frittatas, there's something for every craving in the infographic below. Want something sweet? How about a breakfast banana split? More the savory type? Whip up a turkey bacon egg bake. When the alarm sounds, you'll feel good about hitting the kitchen — and making home-cooked breakfasts your new healthy habit. So pull out that blender, plug in that toaster or heat up the griddle. The choice is yours!

RELATED: 12 DIY Kitchen Projects to Clean Up Your Eating Habits

25 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes

25 Quick and Healthy 4 Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

 

Break the Fast with Every Type of Breakfast

Toaster-made breakfasts mean less mess and more melted goodness. Plus, if you go the open-faced route, you can opt for a single slice of bread instead of two. Once the above recipes run their course, check out these open-faced sandwiches for ideas. Or, skip the bread all together in favor of these ingenious sweet potato toast recipes.

Grain bowl breakfast recipes take rolled oats, quinoa or brown rice, and make them into a savory good time. And remember that oatmeal doesn't have to be served up warm. Overnight oats are a perfect choice for hot days — plus they'll save you precious morning prep time.

Egg-based breakfasts are crowd-pleasers for a reason. They pack plenty of protein and pair well with every veggie under the sun. Exhausted the egg dishes above? Allow us to egg you on with these quick and easy egg recipes.

Fruit-filled breakfast recipes won't just make your tastebuds happy. They're antioxidant-rich and eye pleasing, too. Remember to balance your meal with a hit of protein (like cottage cheese, nut butter or Greek yogurt). And Instagrammers, feast your eyes on these fruit flowers to jazz up any dish.

Yogurt-based breakfasts round out our list of quick and healthy morning meals. Be sure to check the label for options low in sugar (we're partial to plain or vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt). Bored of your usual combos? These yogurt parfaits are almost too pretty to eat.

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You'll Love

Want more delicious recipes to start your day? Take your pick from these 15 Inventive Waffle Iron Recipes or get your omega-3 fix from these 10 Delicious Chia Seed Puddings. Rather sip and go? You can count on our list of 13 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes. Better yet: Here are 25 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes so you'll never get bored. Bye-bye, drive-though breakfasts!

Originally posted January 27, 2014. Updated August 2017. 

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Quick and Easy 4-Ingredient Breakfasts

When you're short on time and low on energy, the answer doesn't have to be your local drive-through or corner mart. These quick and healthy breakfast recipes guarantee an all-star meal in just a few minutes flat. And before you say you're out of X, Y and Z, get this: Each of these a.m. creations requires just four ingredients apiece. From nutritious green smoothies to fiber-packed frittatas, there's something for every craving in the infographic below. Want something sweet? How about a breakfast banana split? More the savory type? Whip up a turkey bacon egg bake. When the alarm sounds, you'll feel good about hitting the kitchen — and making home-cooked breakfasts your new healthy habit. So pull out that blender, plug in that toaster or heat up the griddle. The choice is yours! RELATED: 12 DIY Kitchen Projects to Clean Up Your Eating Habits

25 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes

25 Quick and Healthy 4 Ingredient Breakfast Recipes  

Break the Fast with Every Type of Breakfast

Toaster-made breakfasts mean less mess and more melted goodness. Plus, if you go the open-faced route, you can opt for a single slice of bread instead of two. Once the above recipes run their course, check out these open-faced sandwiches for ideas. Or, skip the bread all together in favor of these ingenious sweet potato toast recipes. Grain bowl breakfast recipes take rolled oats, quinoa or brown rice, and make them into a savory good time. And remember that oatmeal doesn't have to be served up warm. Overnight oats are a perfect choice for hot days — plus they'll save you precious morning prep time. Egg-based breakfasts are crowd-pleasers for a reason. They pack plenty of protein and pair well with every veggie under the sun. Exhausted the egg dishes above? Allow us to egg you on with these quick and easy egg recipes. Fruit-filled breakfast recipes won't just make your tastebuds happy. They're antioxidant-rich and eye pleasing, too. Remember to balance your meal with a hit of protein (like cottage cheese, nut butter or Greek yogurt). And Instagrammers, feast your eyes on these fruit flowers to jazz up any dish. Yogurt-based breakfasts round out our list of quick and healthy morning meals. Be sure to check the label for options low in sugar (we're partial to plain or vanilla low-fat Greek yogurt). Bored of your usual combos? These yogurt parfaits are almost too pretty to eat.

More Healthy Breakfast Recipes You'll Love

Want more delicious recipes to start your day? Take your pick from these 15 Inventive Waffle Iron Recipes or get your omega-3 fix from these 10 Delicious Chia Seed Puddings. Rather sip and go? You can count on our list of 13 Quick and Easy Protein Shake Recipes. Better yet: Here are 25 3-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes so you'll never get bored. Bye-bye, drive-though breakfasts! Originally posted January 27, 2014. Updated August 2017.  Read More 12 No-Bake Energy Bites Recipes The Beginner's Guide to Protein Powder 12 Brilliant Meal Prep Ideas to Save Time

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Your 20-Minute Total-Body TRX Workout http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/trx-workout-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/trx-workout-infographic/#comments Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:15:04 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=25784 TRX Workout

Straight from the Navy SEALs, TRX has been shown to increase strength, balance, flexibility and stability, all in one portable, lightweight package. This 20-minute TRX workout, created by master trainer Garson Grant, will target the core, glutes, chest, hamstrings and back — all with just the TRX straps, your bodyweight, and some good old-fashioned gravity. Each move can be modified to make it more or less challenging — just play around with the angle of the body or the distance to the anchor to reduce or increase tension on the straps. Hang on — you're in for a serious workout!

Not sure how to perform a move? Scroll down below the infographic for detailed how-tos.

RELATED: 275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Routine

Your Total-Body TRX Workout

Total-Body TRX Workout [Infographic]

TRX Exercises How-To's

1. TRX Balance Lunge

Start with arms by the sides (not extended), holding a TRX handle in each hand. (a) Descend one leg back into a lunge — the knee just hovering off the ground at roughly 90-degrees. Arms will naturally fall away from the body during the descent. (b) Bring the lunging foot back to meet the non-lunging foot. Pro tip: Rather than use the arms to pull yourself up, push into the front heel to return to standing. Complete 12-15 reps.

RELATED: 6 Common TRX Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

2. TRX High Row to External Rotation

For all those desk workers out there, this move is great for strengthening the back muscles that support good posture. Start in the end range of the external rotation (palms facing the wall), straps pulled back so they are on an even plane as the head, elbows forming a 90-degree angle. (a) Offset the feet (one foot in front of the other), and fall back slowly with control, allowing the wrists to realign with the arms. (b) Keeping the core engaged and the spine straight, pull the body back up to the external rotation. Repeat for 12-15 reps.

3. TRX Chest Press

Face away from the anchor point and lean into the straps like you’re about to complete a push-up, arms still fully extended. (a) Press the body toward the direction of the straps, descending with control. (b) Press back up to return to the start angled-plank position. The hands should stay a few inches from the body so the straps don’t scrape against the armpits or sides of the chest. Pro tip: To prevent the straps from scraping against the skin, try bringing your hands a little higher and further from the body. Complete 12-15 reps, or as many as you can complete with proper form.

RELATED: 5 CrossFit Workouts That Will Kick Your Butt

4. TRX Plank (Body Saws)

Begin with the knees on the ground, feet in the foot straps. (a) Press the body up into a plank position, forearms planted firmly on the ground, and hold for 30 seconds. Note: If 30 seconds feels pretty comfortable, challenge yourself with body saws. (a) Start in the plank position and shift your body back a few inches toward the anchor. (b) Return to starting position with control, maintaining a neutral spine.

5. TRX Knee Tuck

Start with the body in a shoulder plank position, palms flat on the ground, and feet in the foot straps (the straps should be perpendicular to the ground). (a) Bring the knees in to the chest, while engaging the core and keeping the feet side-by-side. (b) Return to start position and repeat for 12-15 reps. Note: This ab-torching move takes a lot of control. Make sure to maintain even tension on each foot strap to keep your legs from sawing back and forth.

RELATED: Is It Better to Do Cardio or Strength Training First?

6. TRX Hamstring Curl

Start by lying on the back, and placing your heels into foot straps. (a) Lift your hips up, maintaining a neutral neck and spine, legs straight. The straps should be at 180-degrees. This is your start position. (b) Maintaining total-body control, drag your heels toward your butt, hold for a beat, and then return to the start position. Throughout the whole move, press the heels down into the foot cradles so there’s no slack in the straps. To make this move more challenging, raise the hips a couple inches higher. Complete 12-15 reps.

7. TRX Pec Stretch

Congrats, this is your rest! Take this 30 seconds to catch your breath and rev up for the next circuit. Standing tall, face away from the anchor, with a strap in each hand. (a) Hold the arms out like a “T” but make sure they are stretched out horizontally, rather than behind you (perpendicular to the body), which can be damaging to the shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds, maintaining tension in the straps.

Originally posted April 7, 2014. Updated July 2017. 

Read More
50 Ab Exercises to Score a Stronger Core
Advanced TRX Workout to Build Strength
6 Tips for a Better TRX Workout

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TRX Workout

Straight from the Navy SEALs, TRX has been shown to increase strength, balance, flexibility and stability, all in one portable, lightweight package. This 20-minute TRX workout, created by master trainer Garson Grant, will target the core, glutes, chest, hamstrings and back — all with just the TRX straps, your bodyweight, and some good old-fashioned gravity. Each move can be modified to make it more or less challenging — just play around with the angle of the body or the distance to the anchor to reduce or increase tension on the straps. Hang on — you're in for a serious workout! Not sure how to perform a move? Scroll down below the infographic for detailed how-tos. RELATED: 275 Bodyweight Exercises to Shake Up Your Routine

Your Total-Body TRX Workout

Total-Body TRX Workout [Infographic]

TRX Exercises How-To's

1. TRX Balance Lunge

Start with arms by the sides (not extended), holding a TRX handle in each hand. (a) Descend one leg back into a lunge — the knee just hovering off the ground at roughly 90-degrees. Arms will naturally fall away from the body during the descent. (b) Bring the lunging foot back to meet the non-lunging foot. Pro tip: Rather than use the arms to pull yourself up, push into the front heel to return to standing. Complete 12-15 reps. RELATED: 6 Common TRX Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

2. TRX High Row to External Rotation

For all those desk workers out there, this move is great for strengthening the back muscles that support good posture. Start in the end range of the external rotation (palms facing the wall), straps pulled back so they are on an even plane as the head, elbows forming a 90-degree angle. (a) Offset the feet (one foot in front of the other), and fall back slowly with control, allowing the wrists to realign with the arms. (b) Keeping the core engaged and the spine straight, pull the body back up to the external rotation. Repeat for 12-15 reps.

3. TRX Chest Press

Face away from the anchor point and lean into the straps like you’re about to complete a push-up, arms still fully extended. (a) Press the body toward the direction of the straps, descending with control. (b) Press back up to return to the start angled-plank position. The hands should stay a few inches from the body so the straps don’t scrape against the armpits or sides of the chest. Pro tip: To prevent the straps from scraping against the skin, try bringing your hands a little higher and further from the body. Complete 12-15 reps, or as many as you can complete with proper form. RELATED: 5 CrossFit Workouts That Will Kick Your Butt

4. TRX Plank (Body Saws)

Begin with the knees on the ground, feet in the foot straps. (a) Press the body up into a plank position, forearms planted firmly on the ground, and hold for 30 seconds. Note: If 30 seconds feels pretty comfortable, challenge yourself with body saws. (a) Start in the plank position and shift your body back a few inches toward the anchor. (b) Return to starting position with control, maintaining a neutral spine.

5. TRX Knee Tuck

Start with the body in a shoulder plank position, palms flat on the ground, and feet in the foot straps (the straps should be perpendicular to the ground). (a) Bring the knees in to the chest, while engaging the core and keeping the feet side-by-side. (b) Return to start position and repeat for 12-15 reps. Note: This ab-torching move takes a lot of control. Make sure to maintain even tension on each foot strap to keep your legs from sawing back and forth. RELATED: Is It Better to Do Cardio or Strength Training First?

6. TRX Hamstring Curl

Start by lying on the back, and placing your heels into foot straps. (a) Lift your hips up, maintaining a neutral neck and spine, legs straight. The straps should be at 180-degrees. This is your start position. (b) Maintaining total-body control, drag your heels toward your butt, hold for a beat, and then return to the start position. Throughout the whole move, press the heels down into the foot cradles so there’s no slack in the straps. To make this move more challenging, raise the hips a couple inches higher. Complete 12-15 reps.

7. TRX Pec Stretch

Congrats, this is your rest! Take this 30 seconds to catch your breath and rev up for the next circuit. Standing tall, face away from the anchor, with a strap in each hand. (a) Hold the arms out like a “T” but make sure they are stretched out horizontally, rather than behind you (perpendicular to the body), which can be damaging to the shoulders. Hold for 30 seconds, maintaining tension in the straps. Originally posted April 7, 2014. Updated July 2017.  Read More 50 Ab Exercises to Score a Stronger Core Advanced TRX Workout to Build Strength 6 Tips for a Better TRX Workout

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This Is What 200 Calories of Nuts Looks Like http://dailyburn.com/life/health/nuts-calories-serving-size-infographic/ http://dailyburn.com/life/health/nuts-calories-serving-size-infographic/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:15:59 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=29611

If you’ve got a case of the munchies, the healthy nutrients in nuts can give hunger the one-two punch. A relatively inexpensive on-the-go food, nuts have been touted as a dieter’s best friend, and for good reason. Studies show nuts can help us live longer and eat fewer calories in a given day, thanks to slow-digesting fiber and protein. Plus, they contain heart-healthy fats that can help lower cholesterol. But is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? Follow along to learn the ideal serving size for peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios and more. These 200-calorie portions might surprise you!

RELATED: 10 Healthy Snack Ideas, Stolen from Top Trainers

Here's What 200 Calories of Nuts Looks Like

This Is What 200 Calories of Nuts Looks Like - INFOGRAPHIC

 

Nuts for Nuts

Can’t keep your hands out of that jar of nutty goodness? To keep your calorie count in check, divvy up those peanuts, cashews and pecans into serving size portions (small Ziploc bags work great). And if you’re opting for a trail mix that includes sugar-added dried fruit, pretzels, M&Ms or other confections, remember those handfuls will add up — fast. Just a half-cup of the sweet and savory stuff can run you 350 calories and 23 grams of fat. Not quite the nutritional makeup of a guilt-free snack.

RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want to Eat Every Day

If you're one to grab that choco-nut mix by the scoopful, try adding some popcorn, brown rice cereal or bran flakes to infuse something a bit more substantial to your pre-workout or afternoon snack. The complex carbs will help kick hunger to the curb, and keep you feeling fuller longer. Snacking smarter can be tough, but a little prep work — and some mindful eating — can go a long way.

Originally published July 2014. Updated July 2017. 

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If you’ve got a case of the munchies, the healthy nutrients in nuts can give hunger the one-two punch. A relatively inexpensive on-the-go food, nuts have been touted as a dieter’s best friend, and for good reason. Studies show nuts can help us live longer and eat fewer calories in a given day, thanks to slow-digesting fiber and protein. Plus, they contain heart-healthy fats that can help lower cholesterol. But is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? Follow along to learn the ideal serving size for peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios and more. These 200-calorie portions might surprise you! RELATED: 10 Healthy Snack Ideas, Stolen from Top Trainers

Here's What 200 Calories of Nuts Looks Like

This Is What 200 Calories of Nuts Looks Like - INFOGRAPHIC  

Nuts for Nuts

Can’t keep your hands out of that jar of nutty goodness? To keep your calorie count in check, divvy up those peanuts, cashews and pecans into serving size portions (small Ziploc bags work great). And if you’re opting for a trail mix that includes sugar-added dried fruit, pretzels, M&Ms or other confections, remember those handfuls will add up — fast. Just a half-cup of the sweet and savory stuff can run you 350 calories and 23 grams of fat. Not quite the nutritional makeup of a guilt-free snack. RELATED: 21 Low-Calorie Snacks You'll Want to Eat Every Day If you're one to grab that choco-nut mix by the scoopful, try adding some popcorn, brown rice cereal or bran flakes to infuse something a bit more substantial to your pre-workout or afternoon snack. The complex carbs will help kick hunger to the curb, and keep you feeling fuller longer. Snacking smarter can be tough, but a little prep work — and some mindful eating — can go a long way. Originally published July 2014. Updated July 2017. 

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Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-sliders-recipe-mini-burgers/ http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/vegan-sliders-recipe-mini-burgers/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:15:44 +0000 http://dailyburn.com/life/?p=59575

[caption id="attachment_59601" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Coscarelli[/caption]

By Chloe Coscarelli for Nasoya

Vegans and meat lovers alike will enjoy these juicy tofu mini burgers from chef Chloe Coscarelli, co-founder of the beloved By Chloe all-vegan outposts in New York City. One of her many superpowers: Making burgers so moist and hearty that carnivores won't believe it's not meat. Here, her choice of tofu packs 10 grams of plant-based protein in half a cup (not bad compared to beef, ground turkey and chicken). And to bind those mini patties together? This sliders recipe calls for brown rice and breadcrumbs. Don't forget the onion powder and minced garlic infuse the patties with mouthwatering taste. And instead of sugary ketchup and barbecue sauce, the Sriracha-lime hummus incorporates the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with a spicy kick.

RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill

Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the tofu sliders:

1 package (16 oz) Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu, pressed 20 mins, crumbled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil
Slider buns or small dinner rolls, halved and toasted
Optional Toppings: Arugula, sliced red onion, sliced tomato

For sriracha-lime hummus:

1 (15 oz) can white beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu tightly in kitchen or paper towels and place a heavy object on top of them (for example, a can of soup or a few cookbooks). Let the tofu sit for about 20 minutes while excess water releases from it.
  2. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and let them cook until they’re soft. Crumble the tofu into the skillet and let it cook a few more minutes until they’re lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and reserve the skillet for later use. Add the brown rice, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder and herbs to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it’s fully combined. Use your hands to form patties to fit the size of your slider buns.
  3. Lightly grease the reserved nonstick skillet with olive oil, and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the patties, working in batches as needed, and cook them for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they’re nicely browned. Add more oil to the skillet in between batches as needed.
  4. To make the hummus, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spread some hummus on the top and bottom buns, and layer the slider patty with arugula, onion and tomatoes.

For more homemade condiment ideas, check out these amazingly easy homemade recipes.

The Skinny

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[caption id="attachment_59601" align="alignnone" width="620"]Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe Photo: Courtesy of Chloe Coscarelli[/caption] By Chloe Coscarelli for Nasoya Vegans and meat lovers alike will enjoy these juicy tofu mini burgers from chef Chloe Coscarelli, co-founder of the beloved By Chloe all-vegan outposts in New York City. One of her many superpowers: Making burgers so moist and hearty that carnivores won't believe it's not meat. Here, her choice of tofu packs 10 grams of plant-based protein in half a cup (not bad compared to beef, ground turkey and chicken). And to bind those mini patties together? This sliders recipe calls for brown rice and breadcrumbs. Don't forget the onion powder and minced garlic infuse the patties with mouthwatering taste. And instead of sugary ketchup and barbecue sauce, the Sriracha-lime hummus incorporates the refreshing flavors of the Mediterranean with a spicy kick. RELATED: 9 Delicious Foil Packet Recipes to Pop on the Grill

Vegan Greek Sliders with Sriracha-Lime Hummus Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

For the tofu sliders:

1 package (16 oz) Nasoya Organic Extra Firm Tofu, pressed 20 mins, crumbled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cooked brown rice 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil Slider buns or small dinner rolls, halved and toasted Optional Toppings: Arugula, sliced red onion, sliced tomato

For sriracha-lime hummus:

1 (15 oz) can white beans 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon Sriracha 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 clove garlic

Instructions

  1. Wrap the tofu tightly in kitchen or paper towels and place a heavy object on top of them (for example, a can of soup or a few cookbooks). Let the tofu sit for about 20 minutes while excess water releases from it.
  2. In the meantime, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, and let them cook until they’re soft. Crumble the tofu into the skillet and let it cook a few more minutes until they’re lightly browned. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and reserve the skillet for later use. Add the brown rice, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder and herbs to the food processor. Pulse the mixture until it’s fully combined. Use your hands to form patties to fit the size of your slider buns.
  3. Lightly grease the reserved nonstick skillet with olive oil, and heat it over medium-high heat. Add the patties, working in batches as needed, and cook them for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they’re nicely browned. Add more oil to the skillet in between batches as needed.
  4. To make the hummus, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend them until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spread some hummus on the top and bottom buns, and layer the slider patty with arugula, onion and tomatoes.
For more homemade condiment ideas, check out these amazingly easy homemade recipes.

The Skinny

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