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Meal (and Dessert!) Ideas for the Vegan & Vegetarian…in Pictures!

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So maybe you’ve decided to take the route of becoming a vegan (a person who does not eat anything that comes from animals….no meat, no dairy, no seafood…none of that) or a vegetarian (a person who doesn’t eat meat but will eat some products that come from animals such as dairy).  Or maybe you’d just like to mix up your diet more with vegan and vegetarian dishes for health/fitness reasons.  Whatever your reasoning is it can definitely be a challenge to find meals that fall into these categories you will enjoy…especially if you’re used to eating tasty foods like barbecue chicken, juicy cheeseburgers, and tender steaks.  But we all know that eating these foods on a regular basis is not ideal for someone who is trying to follow a healthier diet.  No worries….there are PLENTY of tasty and healthier vegan and vegetarian alternatives out there that will have you wondering why you ever thought you’d actually miss eating these foods.  Let me help you out with a few meal ideas….I even threw in a couple of desserts!   Continue reading

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Blog Name Change!

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Some of you may have noticed that the blog’s name has changed in a few places.  This is not a mistake and the name change is still in progress!  I’m currently in the process of getting the name changed on all of my social media sites, which may take at least a few days.  In the meantime, there is no need to change your subscription to this site or how you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.  I decided on the new name, A Fitness Tech Diva, because it reflects more of what my blog topics are mainly based on….my passion for fitness/health and technology as well as a few other things I enjoy doing and talking about.

I want to thank you all for following my blog and I really hope you are enjoying the topics.  I’m excited about my plans for 2015 with this blog and related efforts I have in the works….the best is yet to come!!!

 

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5 Reasons You Should Let Your Kid Blog

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I recently hit my one year anniversary as a blogger.  So I’m still very much a newcomer :)  As I have done more research on blogging I have found that not only many adults find success and fulfillment with it but kids, too. Since I was looking for something else to get my daughter into other than watching TV shows and playing games on her tablet I decided to tell her about blogging. Thankfully, she took a great deal of interest in it :)  I think blogging can be great for kids to do.  It not only gives them something productive to do but it can also benefit them in ways such as helping to improve their writing skills.  Now my daughter has grown to love blogging so much that she looks forward to coming home from school everyday and writing a new post or making updates to her site!  She also constantly asks me for blogging lessons so she can learn more :)  Below are a few reasons why I allowed my kid to blog and think you should consider allowing yours to blog, too.

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How To Save Time and Money While Traveling

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Let’s face it…traveling can be expensive.  Even the shortest trips may have you surpassing your planned budget.  Between eating out, nightlife, and shopping you may find yourself easily spending much more money on a trip than you intended.  But if you’re willing to do a little more planning with some research then you can also just as easily SAVE yourself lots of money.  Now who doesn’t like to save money??  Wanna know how you can do this?  Then read on.

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7 Stocking Stuffers for the Fitness Freak

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Having the right gear and accessories is a must when maintaining a workout regimen.  Pedometers, for example, can help one to stay on track during a workout by providing essential information such as calories burned and heart rate.  How about items such as wrist weights that can help intensify your normal workout and allow for extra calorie burn?  And let’s not forget about gear such as the right socks (did you know that they actually have padded socks that provide additional comfort?) or a good sports bra that provides the support a woman needs when working out.  Here are a few ideas on what you can get for that fitness freak you know (or a wish list you can use for yourself).

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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

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I recently came across a recipe that gave me an idea for a recipe that combined some of my fave healthy foods to eat…applesauce, rolled oats, bananas….yum!  Put all that together with a little flax seed and honey or yogurt and what comes to mind?  Granola bars?  Flavored oatmeal?  Well, you could probably make these treats, too, but how about cookies??  Yes, cookies and they taste even better chilled (at least to me they do)!  These are great for a healthy snack to give your kids or sweet treat to have at your next gathering where your vegan (and non-vegan) attendees can try them out.  Ready for the recipe?  Then read on.

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The Joy of Telecommuting

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Technology has and continues to improve our lives in ways that many may not have ever imagined.  From wearable technology to laser keyboards, we are living in an era of once unimaginable technological advancements.  The benefits of these advancements have made everyday life easier at home and, of course, at work.  But when you put these two together you get something that many of us are even more thankful for…the joy of telecommuting…or as some would call it….working from home!  Continue reading

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How To Eat Well While Traveling

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Anyone who knows me know that traveling, by far, is one of my favorite things to do.  Ever since I was a kid I’d get a thrill out of hitting the road to go somewhere other than where I lived.  And once I went away to college I took full advantage of my new found freedom and traveled from coast to coast.  So, of course, since I have gotten older I still love to travel at least several times a year.  But being a more health-conscious person now as an adult, I have tried to find ways to maintain a healthy diet while traveling, which can be a challenge.  Continue reading

Stepping Out On Faith

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law of attractionThere’s a song on Beyonce’s latest album called Haunted. At the beginning of the song she talks about the record labels being boring and not trusting them (not trusting them to have her best interest I’m assuming).  There’s also a part where she says “All these people on the planet working 9 to 5, just to stay alive” then repeating the 9-5 part a few times.  At the end of this part she asks “How come?”.

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Tilapia Stir-Fry w/Brown Rice

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Stir-fry is one of my favorite meals to eat.  The mix of vegetables along with a tasty sauce is always a great, guilt-free lunch or dinner I enjoy.  Generally, at restaurants I typically find that they offer chicken, beef, or even tofu to add into a stir-fry. But at home I decided to try it with fish instead.  Tilapia is something that we cook a lot at my house (wild-caught vs. farm-raised tilapia is best!) tilapia stir-fryso one day I thought I’d experiment & try it as an add-in to my stir-fry vegetables. It was so good that now it has become my favorite way to eat stir-fry, not to mention all the nutritional benefits offered by tilapia such as omega-3 fatty acids and a good amount of protein.  Wanna try it yourself?  Well check out this easy recipe.  I’m sure you will not be disappointed.

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