10 THINGS

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Happy Tuesday guys!  It is GLOOMY here in Utah, & cold.. which is bringing me to sip on some warm coffee.. I don’t mind it though.  Nice break from the heat.

So I wanted to just simply share 10 random things you might not know about me & my life.. 

1.  I started blogging 2012 & wore the most hideous clothing…. So embarrassing.  I don’t encourage you to scroll back to 2012 haha.  But hey you gotta start somewhere.

2.  I love food.  LOVE food.  Have a hard time keeping myself from to much food on the weekends.

3.  I have 2 step kids.  My husband had his first at 19, got married & then had another.  They are two years apart.  The first is Tyson & he is 17.  Halle is 15.  Crazy right?   They’re such good kids, & super grateful for that.

4.  Back in December we had Tyson move in with us permanently.   It has been a journey to say the least, but he helps with Oaks & it’s so fun to watch Oaks interact & bond with him.  He loves Tyson! All & all I love having Tyson live with us, & getting to know him better.  It’s fun to see him bond with his dad.

5.  There is no one behind the Love by Lynn brand helping right now, just my husband & I.  Mostly little ol’ me.  Hoping to bring someone on very soon, as we expand!

6.  I am 1 of 5 kids.  I have 1 step sister , 2 brothers, & a sister.  My sister & I are VERY close.  We’re 16 months apart and I’m so happy about that.  Praising my mom everyday for that!   It’s been so fun growing up with her.  We’ve never been closer than we are right now, & it just keeps getting better.  She’s my best friend.

7. My parents were divorced when I was 24.  An ugly divorce, it was one of the hardest things my brothers, sister & I went through.  Everything is all good now.   They both got remarried, & it’s all good now.  

8.  Had an eating disorder from the ages 19-21.  Starve & binge… starve & binge.  Would work out, but nothing would happen.  I wasn’t feeding my body with the right nutrients, plus everything I ate was immediately stored to fat, since I wouldn’t eat all day & binge late at night.

9.  Favorite bad food?… Fries, & chocolate.

10.  Last but not least, I struggle everyday with getting myself to get ready haha.  #momlife

Okay guys, hope this post wasn’t annoying, but I wanted to get REAL & let you guys in on more about me.  Let me know if you liked it!  

Have a great day!

10 ROAD TRIP SNACKS TO KEEP YOU ON TRACK

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SUMMER—- NICE TO MEET YOU AGAIN!  

Which means—- lots & lots of road trips.  So happy you’re finally here.  Now, we love you & all, but you dick up our eating schedule, & tempt us to eat junk.  Can we all agree?  I have the hardest time with being on the road & not reaching for a bag of chips to munch on.  Next thing I know, I am mindlessly eating out of boredom & already half a bag deep.

So WHAT DO WE DO?

Well, FIRST thing– I won’t eat straight out of a bag.  EVER.  I know myself, & I know I will eat way more than I should.  Making me feel like a pile of junk.  

Next, PLAN AHEAD.  I pack all of my goodies in a ZIPLOC BAG & make sure I just pack enough for ONE serving.  This will help you stay on track by avoiding eating the whole box.   Eating a 1/2 box of Cheez-its isn’t going to make you feel good.  From experience…. (my last road trip–which was a couple weeks ago).  So just try to avoid that as much as possible.

So here are 10 SNACK IDEAS FOR THE ROAD…..

1. Pack a huge bag of VEGGIES.  I love munching on carrots, broccoli, sugar snap peas & sweet peppers.  – I like to munch on them when I get bored in the car.  Which is a lot, so I’m constantly munching away.  (I used to do ice—but that isn’t good for the teeth)

2. Pack 2 serving size of RAW NUTS.   That is the healthiest for you, so my favorites are, ALMONDS, WALNUTS or CASHEWS.

3.  Slice up 1 APPLE W/ 1 TBSP ALMOND BUTTER OR PEANUT BUTTER.  Pack serving size of butter, in tupperware like THESE.

4. 1 Serving of SKINNY POP or HIMALAYIN SALT POPCORN–  I like these two because they’re low in fat & carbs, plus you’re getting a lot for the serving size.   For example,  you get 2.6 cups of the himalayin per serving.

5. 1 Serving size of POP CHIPS.  This BBQ flavor is so good, and much better than greasy lays, or doritos.  You get 18 Chips per serving with only 15 carbs.  These come in little packets, so you don’t have to put these in a ziploc– unless you buy a big bag.

6. MASTER BREW KOMBUCHA–  Guys, if you follow me on Snapchat you know my love for these.  They’re so good.  1 whole bottle only has 14 carbs, so it’s nice to sip on.  Makes you feel a little fuller too.

7. BERRIES– Such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries & blackberries.  SO good for you— All HIGH in antioxidants and polyphenols, which help fight chorionic disease.   AND They’re rich in fiber & vitamin C. 

OKAY– Now, if you want something sweet…. hummm, chocolate—y?  Well here you go!

8.  CHOCOLATE PROTEIN TRUFFLES–  The recipe is linked for you.  Packed with protein & you get your sweet little fix.

9. RXBARS– Love Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter, Apple Cinnamon & Maple Sea Salt.

10.  DOVE DARK CHOCOLATE BAR-  If you’re like me & need a little chocolate, then have HALF of this bar.  Or the full–whatever you want.  If you do macros–fit that in haha.  So One bar is 220 calories, 24 carbs, 2 protein & 13 fat.  A lot of fat in one serving, but can fit into your daily macros, if you would like it too.  If you chose to eat half, then it’s 12 carbs, 6.5 fats, 1 protein-11o calories.  

After all- we gotta have a little treat on the road!

The biggest thing I’ve found for myself,  is PREPARE for the road trip by packing snacks.   Like I said, sometimes I dick up & it leaves me feeling like a sluggish asshole.  That is OKAY.  But when I don’t I feel in control & awesome I didn’t dick it up.

So give these a shot & let me know how it worked out for you!  What are some of your ideas for not overeating on the road?! Please share!

xox,

Sara Lynn