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I am a health and fitness fanatic and have been for most of my life! I love the feeling after a great workout and pushing my body, but then also coming up with delicious and healthy recipes to refuel a hard working body. I am an exercise science major, as well as a group fitness instructor at my university and soon to be coordinator of the program in the fall. I teach spin, lifting, and yoga. Each class is so unique and special to me from the attendees to the actual workout. I believe our bodies are gifts and should be treated as such; an overall healthy and balanced lifestyle is so important to me. I believe in showing others that their bodies are to be loved and taken care of and that life is not about being perfect, but about being the best version of yourself you were created to be. You can read any of my other posts at pbandoats.wordpress.com or check out my Instagram and Twitter feeds!

5 Easy On-the-Go Snacks

Our society is constantly on the go. Our lives are usually fast paced and focused entirely on getting to the next thing. Unfortunately, when our lives become hectic, healthy options are the first thing to go. In hopes of combatting this, I have created a list of some of my favorite healthy, on-the-go snacks.

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Dinner Is Served: Quinoa Style

Quinoa is absolutely one of the best and most delicious options for us gluten-free people out there. I have been gluten free now for almost two years as prescribed by my doctor to help fix some serious stomach issues I was having. My dad has Celiac Disease and has for all my life so it was no shock I was right behind and it was also a pretty easy transition for me… at home. But, I am over 8 hours away at a University and mom isn’t cooking for me (unfortunately). In an effort to make healthy options, but still fueling my exercise habits, only every eating salads with no carbohydrate source was just not going to cut it. READ MORE

Overnight Oats

So as you may have guessed by now, oatmeal is a favorite of mine and surely a repeat in my kitchen, especially at school before a busy day! Lately I have been really into the overnight oats craze and realizing it is not only delicious, but an excellent time saver! READ MORE

Oatmeal Breakfast Bake

Breakfast is without a doubt my favorite meal of the day, which I know is unusual and weird for most people especially because it is usually the least liked (or even eaten) meal of the day. Side note: breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! It READ MORE