Alexandria St. Peter

HONEY GARLIC SALMON WITH A KICK RECIPE | eatswithalex

Salmon has so many benefits to eat that most do not even know about, from aiding in brain function to helping keep your skin healthy we should be consuming more fatty fish then we do.  However, knowing where your fish is coming from is super important because there is a difference between farm raised fish and wild caught fish.  Can someone guess the better option? If you were thinking wild caught…you are correct.  There are ways of fish farming correctly and safely for the consumer, however, a lot of places are cutting corners and making it not so safe.  Below we will talk about the benefits of eating fatty fish and also share with you my recipe.

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BALANCE | eatswithalex

When it comes to nutrition and fitness, most people see it as an all in or all out kind of deal.  Unfortunately when people have that mentality they try to become extremely strict with a diet or fitness routine but forget to celebrate once in a while leading to a binge of junk food or forgetting all about exercise.  If you learn to keep your routines in a healthy balance, not only will you stay on track for longer but you will also enjoy the process.

Below I will explain ways to keep balance in your nutrition and fitness routines and also some amazing celebration meals 🙂

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FATS! GOOD OR BAD? | eatswithalex

Years back the biggest thing you heard from dietitians or nutritionists or even just the media was to stay away from fats.  The stigma used to be that all fats were bad and if you eat fats, you are going to get fat.  Fortunately for individuals like myself who study nutrition we now know that this is not the case.  In fact there are healthy fats that people SHOULD incorporate into their every day routine.  So below I will separate what healthy fats are and what some unhealthy fats are and a brief description of why.  We will also go over some benefits to incorporating healthy fats into your diet and how they can help you LOSE weight.   Continue reading “FATS! GOOD OR BAD? | eatswithalex”

NUTRITION TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS | eatswithalex

When you ask someone about their health or fitness goals, a majority of people start with talking about wanting to lose weight.  Whether it is 5 pounds or 65 pounds, a lot of people need to understand it is more than just eating vegetables and running on the treadmill.  Continue reading “NUTRITION TIPS FOR WEIGHT LOSS | eatswithalex”

FLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE | eatswithalex

Have you ever had a craving to make some homemade cookies and then you start to get all of the ingredients together and realize…you are out of flour.  That happened to me one night but I still really wanted to  make some cookies so I decided to try making flourless cookies instead.  We have all been there when we try to make a new recipe for the first time, it is a big gamble.  It can either result very deliciously or result with you spitting the food into the garbage.  I still went for it and to my surprise they came out soft and delicious.

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Skipping the “Diet” Mentality

It comes as no surprise that there are many of us out there who sometimes feel that they want to become healthier.  Unfortunately, for most, becoming healthier is linked to losing weight and losing it fast.  Many people are looking for an easy quick fix to lose weight and in turn making them think that they are becoming healthier.  So the online searches begin for quick and simple ways to lose weight and products to “lose up to 10 pounds in one week” start being purchased.  In reality, you filling your body with these “cleanse” products and using certain diets results in you becoming LESS healthy.  I cannot speak for every single fad diet and dieting product out there but most of the time if you try to stop the diet or product, you gain the weight all over again and usually 9 times out of 10, you end up heavier than when you started.

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BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SCONES | eatswithalex

BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST SCONES WITH LEMON GLAZE

Talking about cheat meals below, so keep reading 🙂

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These little gems are perfect to make to replace the overdone  (yet delicious) cinnamon rolls on a snowy lazy morning.  The addition of the glaze on top makes it all the better. The picture above is from before we added the glaze, I tried to take my picture as soon as possible because once we add the glaze on top of them, everyone’s diving in. And honestly I am not a huge lemon taste person but it is just a slight hint of lemon and pairs perfectly with the blueberry taste.  These bad boys are like if blueberry muffins and biscuits had a baby.  Even though the word “scone” sounds like it would be really difficult to make, they are really not hard at all.

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