Last Sunday, Float Sixty Northwest Indiana held a “Fit February Love Yourself Wellness Event.” In attendance were a variety of local businesses all geared toward—you guessed it—wellness.
Let’s face it; there are numerous steps we can take to improve our health. How to begin?
It’s in the title of the event: love yourself.
Whether you are dialed in to increasing exercise, feeling calmer, learning to cook, or drinking more water, it begins with caring for YOU.
On this Valentine’s Day, consider not only how you will show love and gratitude to the people in your life, consider how you will do the same for you.
One way is to eat snacks that taste good and enhance wellness. Snacking throughout the day can help sustain energy and even help you lose weight!
*Hummus with raw vegetables
*Leftovers from dinner
*Hard boiled eggs
*Apple or pear with nut butter
*Mixed raw nuts with dried fruit and cacao (or cocoa) nibs
I often make protein bars to keep on hand. These were a big hit at the wellness event! Even though they contain honey, the protein and nut butter help slow the rate at which sugar is absorbed by the body. I also cut them into small pieces, so that a couple of them do the trick when it’s snack time.
Chocolate Protein Bars
- 2 Cups (or 16oz. jar) Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 Cups Organic Honey
- 2 Cups Chocolate Vegan Protein Powder
- 3 Cups Rice Krispies
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Heat for about 90 seconds until it stirs easily. Add protein powder and Rice Krispies and mix thoroughly (The mixture will be thick). Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Refrigerate for about 1 hour, or until solid enough to cut into bars. Store in refrigerator or freezer. These keep well for weeks in the freezer.
For variations on this recipe and more, check out: https://www.inkwellcoaching.com/recipes/?treats
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’m offering complimentary coaching sessions! Send me an email and we’ll set aside a time for YOU!
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”—Charles M. Schulz