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Healthy, Sustaining + Easy to Make Snacks For the Entire Fam to Enjoy on PIX 11

Welcome to my kitchen 👩🏻‍🍳 Thank you PIX11 for having me on today sharing these healthy, sustaining + easy to make pick me ups for the entire fam to enjoy 😋

Our brains are beautiful and powerful, but they are needy. And one of those needs is constant energy. Any time you go longer than 4 to 5 hours without eating, your body’s energy levels can crash significantly.

This list of snacks is perfect for both bringing to work and running errands. Each has a combination of nutrients to keep you going faster and stronger.

 

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Apple with peanut butter. When an energy emergency strikes, grab n apple and smear some PB on, and all will be okay. Obviously. Peanut butter makes everything peanut better.

Popcorn. Isn’t life  a movie? Get poppin’ to put some pep back in your step. Air pop some kernels with coconut oil to stretch out that boost of energy until your next full meal.

Veggies and hummus. Hummus is the glue that keeps soul together. Dunk veggies like carrot sticks, sliced bell peppers, or celery for a nutritious kick that will sustain you all the way to dinnertime.

Roasted chickpeas. Spice up your life with this super easy recipe. Season rinsed and drained chickpeas with coconut or olive oil, salt and pepper or seasoning of choice, and throw them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 450°F. You can thank me later.

Hard-boiled egg. Eggs are no yolk. They pack plenty of protein, as well as the vitamins needed for the body to produce energy. Hard-boiled eggs are easy to make in advance, store, and reach for as needed.

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Keeping it real. I can’t share the blessing without the lesson

It’s been a very difficult few weeks + I’ve been struggling.

Worry. Emotional exhaustion. The body keeps score + it always wins.

My Faith being the thread that’s kept me mostly together, while waiting.

In life + biz, when you feel it in your gut, move without question.

This kiddo got incredible news today 💛 all I can say is that God is good, all the time.

#grateful

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Fun (+Free) Activities Before the Fall Season Rolls In 🍂

I am sharing 5 things to enjoy by yourself or with family + friends this weekend in NYC/NJ 📆

Listen up East Coast dwellers, even though summer is almost over, we all want to live our best life -without breaking the bank. Here are 5 things you can do before we head into the back to school craze in New York + New Jersey.

  1. With the Family – Little Island is a new public park at Pier 55 West of Manhattan where all New Yorkers and visitors can experience nature and art in a unique urban oasis on the Hudson River. VIDEO ATTACHED
  2. With a friend – The High Line first opened in 2009. Originally created entirely on an abandoned elevated train track, above the West Side neighborhoods. The views of the Hudson River and the downtown skyline are mesmerizing. The park hosts free star-gazing events, lively cultural happenings like latin dance nights and rotating works of sculpture and art throughout the year.
  3. For the Fashion Lover – The Museum at FIT showcases selections from the institute’s permanent collection, as well as temporary exhibitions focusing on individual designers and fashion’s role in society. The museum has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 garments and accessories dating from the eighteenth century  to the present.
  4. Picnic at Liberty State Park – Located directly on the shores of the Hudson River, Liberty State Park is also the only location in New Jersey with Ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The park has wide open fields, miles of pathways and an outdoor performance area providing an inviting atmosphere for all types of recreation. Groups of 20+ need a reservation + permit.
  5. For everyonethe Seaside Heights Boardwalk. Kids can enjoy the many boardwalk rides + there are a number of great restaurants and young adults will love the nightlife scene. You can still get a Beach day pass at $10 p/adult and kids under 11 are free.

 

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Keep It Moving

Sometimes follow up Dr. appointments don’t bring the best news. I am however incredibly grateful that he’s making progress, even if it’s not at the speed we all prayed for.

Basking in this moment my gorgeous son + I got to share last week. Thank you @theparkerazzi for capturing us at our silliest 😜

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Road Trippin’

Every year t gets more interesting…Road trippin’ + Hamptons bound with this crew 😂

what a trip, literally 😅

#bellahamptons2022

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Legacy

And as it turns out, this kiddo loves fashion + how is he spending his summer? Working for his #BELLAbossmom! I couldn’t be prouder + more excited to get him started on what is already his 🫶🏽 be still my heart, love you my boy @tomascoppes 💛

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Let’s Do This

After weekly Dr. visits for the past 4 months, hospitalization, and Dr. Google 🫣 today we finally got answers + effective treatment options for this kiddo 🙌🏽 looking forward to his healing journey. Feeling immense gratitude to the friends who referred us to the top Dr.’s in the East Coast 🫶🏽 God is good + seeing the relief in his eyes + his smile was all this mamma needed 💛 let’s do this 💪🏽

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All Of The Feels

This kid…he’s been through a lot over the past few months. He manages however to keep going through it all. Resilience personified.

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My Whole World 💛

When life gets cray, these two remind me of my why.

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Childlike Wonder Is Contagious

Sam never disappoints 🥰 Great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning … he’s such a trooper 💪🏽 ⛹🏻‍♂️🏀