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Superbowl S’mores Bites! Fitness

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If you’ve known me for a little while, you know that, before I was Keeping Carrie Fit, I ran a food blog called “A Guiltless Glutton.” I posted one of my go-to tailgate/party foods on that blog and now I want to share it with you: S’mores Bites!

The Superbowl is tomorrow and, if you’re anything like me, it’s a huge food day. Someone always throws a party and everyone is in charge of bringing something. 9/10 times, I bring theses. Here’s why:

  • They may not be healthy, but they’re a hell of a lot better for you than other things that can be made. These are bite sized and portioning isn’t hard at all.
  • They are so easy to make and they take no time at all.
  • People love them and there are never leftovers to haunt you in your kitchen.

If you signed up to bring dessert, you’ll want to make these.

Servings: 12 (2 bites per serving)

Amount per serving: 159 calories—20g carbs—9g fat—1g protein—10g sugar

Ingredients:

  • 7 graham crackers- crushed finely ( I used a food processor)
  • 6 tablespoons butter—melted
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 12 large marshmallows cut in half (hamburger style, I guess would be the way to describe it)
  • 6 tablespoon semi sweet chocolate chips divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grind your graham crackers and melt your butter
  3. In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers, butter, and powdered sugar until it form a dense crumble mixture
  4. Separate the mixture in an ungreased mini muffin pan and mold the mixture into a crust once in the pan.**I use a teaspoon measurer because it helps make a pretty dent and it takes less time. Don’t be scare to add more to one if you think it’s too thin!
  5. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until the crust looks bubbly (it won’t be hard yet).
  6. Take 4 tablespoons of your chocolate chips and put them inside the crusts (2-3 chips per bite). Then top each bite with a halved marshmallow like this:
  7. Put back in the oven and back for another 3 minutes or so. Until the marshmallow looks really puffy!!
  8. Take out of the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Then transfer the bites from the pan to a plate.
  9. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the remainder (or more, if you’d like) of the chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
  10. Drizzle the chocolate over the bites until they’re covered as you desire and tad-a!
  11. Enjoy!

See? Easy and delicious. Pictures of the process can be found here.



Staying on Track- even when it’s rough Fitness

Have you ever had one of those days where you think “You know what? Nope. Nope for today. Nope for my workout. Nope for my healthy food. Yes to Netflix on the couch and a whole pizza to myself.”

Yep. Me too. One Netflix day every so often is fine. But when your schedule looks more like “Work, eat, tv, sleep” every day…that’s where the issue lies.

It’s not easy to stay on track when life happens. And very rarely does life ever allow time for exercise and meal preps and staying active. You have to MAKE it happen. Is it easy? Oh, no. But it is worth it? Oh yes.

Here are some ways you can stay motivated even when you don’t want to:

1. Make a routine

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It is always easier to stick to something when it becomes a part of your everyday routine. Find a time to workout that works best for you. Personally, I work an 8-5 job and when I get home I very rarely ever feel like going anywhere. Because of this, I know I need to get in my workout in the morning before work. I find that working out in the morning really sets me up to have a good day. I start my day more focused and energized when I start it off with a workout!

2.  Get involved in a community

Whether it’s an online community through forums like Reddit’s r/loseit and MyFitnessPal or joining a running club and taking classes at the gym, joining a community will help you stay focused. You’ll meet people with similar goals and priorities and they will help keep you accountable.

Speaking of accountability…

3. Get an accountability buddy!

When you have an accountability buddy, staying on track is much easier and much more fun. If you can find someone with the same goals as you, it is so much easier to stay on track. They feel awesome on days you feel lazy and vice versa. A quick text/call/email and they can snap you out of that funk that you’re in.

4. Remember your goals

In the times that you feel like giving up or slacking off, remember why you started. Remember what you’re working towards. You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to make progress. Sure, everyone has bad days, but remembering your goal will help you make sure bad days aren’t habitual.

How do you stay focused when you feel like slacking?



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