100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats

100 Healthy Raw Snacks and TreatsClick Image To Read More…From The Desk Of Carolyn Hansen (Healthy Snack Expert & Fitness Professional) Between my life and my career, I’m constantly on the go. And although I always knew I should be eating healthy, it was just far too easy to drive up to the clown’s mouth and order a bag full of fat and a side of mega calories. But one day I looked in the mirror and I wasn’t happy at who was looking back at me. At first I panicked. I’m smart enough to know that the secret to weight control is having an active lifestyle and consuming less calories than you burn. Well, I certainly was active, but the calorie part of the equation was working against me. Determined to get those pounds off that I had gained, I started packing celery, carrots and rice cakes for my lunch every day. Let me tell you, it wasn’t too long before I was sneaking back to the drive-thru to get my french fry fix. One day I was crying on a co-worker’s shoulder about how I was starting to feel like a rabbit instead of a woman, when she said "Relax, have some White Chocolate Gogi Fudge." "Yeah, right," I said. "You’re some friend tempting me with junk food."

"Honey, this is low calorie food. I’m not kidding." I took a bite and, like the leading lady in a 1930’s film, I almost swooned. That was some fine-tasting fudge. I’ll tell you that. Turns out that she had received the recipe from a friend of hers who was into health and nutrition. But, like most of us, she had a bit of a sweet tooth. Instead of undoing all the good things she had done each day to take care of her body, she created a fudge recipe that was actually healthy. "Hmm," that got me to wondering… If there was a recipe for healthy, low calorie fudge that tasted this good, what else was out there that I was missing? I became a woman on a mission. I started tapping into my fitness network and, believe it or not, I discovered that there were plenty of good-tasting, low calorie, sugar and chemical-free 100% healthy recipes for things I would have never imagined.

My name is Carolyn Hansen. I’m a former National Champion Bodybuilder, a health and fitness author, and a co-owner of two health clubs in New Zealand. I rub shoulders with people who live, breathe and eat fitness. Sadly, despite my background, I was often tempted to eat things that I knew I shouldn’t. You probably are too, right? And it’s because I move around so freely in the health and fitness circles that I was particularly astounded to discover how many healthy home-made snack recipes were floating around out there. When I started asking my friends why I hadn’t heard of half of the stuff I was discovering, they simply said "we figured you already knew." After I finished… Read more…

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