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Healthy Fats to Enhance Your Recipes     Everyone NEEDS fat! Inadequate fat intake can lead to lean muscle tissue breakdown, muscle fatigue, accumulation of fatty tissue, lack of energy, and poor athletic performance. Try adding these healthy sources of fat to your favorite dishes: chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and unprocessed coconut oil. About an ounce of the seeds and 1 teaspoon of the oil is the ideal amount to add.

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INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup quaker oats 1/2 cup original almond milk 1/2 banana 1/2 tsp chia seeds 1/2 cup blueberries Pinch cinnamon 1/2 scoop  Protein Powder 1. Place all ingredients (except nuts) in jar or bowl and stir 2. Cover and refrigerate overnight 3. Add your chopped pecans and enjoy a simple, healthy, and quick breakfast Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving Calories 278Calories from Fat 54 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 28mg Sodium 117mg Potassium 328mg Total Carbohydrates 44g Dietary Fiber 9g Sugars 20g Protein 15g

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  Tuesday Tip: Different colored fruits and veggies contain different vitamins and minerals. You should have 2 servings of low glycemic fruits per day. Examples of low glycemic fruits include: berries, apple, orange, pear, peach, nectarine, plum and cherries. What is your favorite low glycemic fruit?

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You must find the things you are doing right to give you the confidence and motivation to continue. In regards to your health and nutrition, what is ONE thing you are doing right? Here are some ideas:– Veggies with every lunch & dinner– Drinking at least 80 ounces of water per day– Eating consistently– Pairing protein, healthy fat and carbohydrates together

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#tuesdaytip Remember your goals as you walk the neighborhoods with your kiddos. The calories, fat and sugar add up quick as you “inspect” your kiddos candy. Keep your goals in mind and have a Happy Halloween!

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