Only 10 Minutes of Prep For a Week’s Worth of Breakfast

Not a morning person? You are now! As soon as your alarm goes off| the warm aroma of pumpkin pie oatmeal will waft into your bedroom and gently pull you smiling out of bed. These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning| they follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight. At 382 calories per serving| each bite has a hint of maple and raisin sweetness| with a touch of nutty crunchiness.

The best part is the actual recipe: all you do is throw the ingredients into a glass bowl that you place in your slow cooker| turn it on low before hopping in bed| and you can quickly drift off to dreamland| knowing you’ll have a satisfying breakfast to high five your tastebuds come morning. Since it makes six servings| you can cover the glass bowl with foil| place it in the fridge| and you’ll have a delicious Fall-inspired breakfast for the entire week made!

This recipe is also vegan| making it low in saturated fat and cholesterol. And as with any hearty bowl of oatmeal| you know your belly will stay full and satisfied for hours| offering you tons of energy for that late morning workout.

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

From Jenny Sugar| POPSUGAR Fitness

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

Notes

Feel free to get creative and add a dollop of yogurt (Greek| soy| or almond) or some fresh fruit on top of your bowl.

Only 10 Minutes of Prep For a Week’s Worth of Breakfast

Not a morning person? You are now! As soon as your alarm goes off, the warm aroma of pumpkin pie oatmeal will waft into your bedroom and gently pull you smiling out of bed. These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning, they follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight. At 382 calories per serving, each bite has a hint of maple and raisin sweetness, with a touch of nutty crunchiness.

The best part is the actual recipe: all you do is throw the ingredients into a glass bowl that you place in your slow cooker, turn it on low before hopping in bed, and you can quickly drift off to dreamland, knowing you’ll have a satisfying breakfast to high five your tastebuds come morning. Since it makes six servings, you can cover the glass bowl with foil, place it in the fridge, and you’ll have a delicious Fall-inspired breakfast for the entire week made!

This recipe is also vegan, making it low in saturated fat and cholesterol. And as with any hearty bowl of oatmeal, you know your belly will stay full and satisfied for hours, offering you tons of energy for that late morning workout.

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats

Notes

Feel free to get creative and add a dollop of yogurt (Greek, soy, or almond) or some fresh fruit on top of your bowl.

Your Paleo Diet May Have a Fatal Side Effect

Bacon-lovers are not going to like this news. World Health Organization (WHO) experts have found that consumption of processed meats can lead to cancer. The International Agency For Research on Cancer (IARC)| part of the WHO| has put processed meats like hot dogs and ham in the group 1 list of carcinogens| which includes tobacco| asbestos| and diesel fumes.

The WHO made this decision after convening 22 health experts from around the world| who reviewed 800 studies on meat consumption and cancer. In addition to finding “sufficient evidence” that processed meats cause cancer| the organization classified red meat including beef| lamb| and pork as “probable” carcinogens| putting these meats in the group 2A list| which includes glyphosate| the active ingredient in many weedkillers. Yes| weedkillers! The IARC found links mainly with bowel (colorectal) cancer| but meat consumption was also associated with pancreatic and prostate cancers.

Related: Reasons Not to Eat So Much Red Meat

The IARC cited an estimate that 34|000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributed to diets high in processed meat. That’s in contrast to about one million cancer deaths per year due to tobacco smoking| 600|000 a year due to alcohol consumption| and more than 200|000 each year due to air pollution. The WHO said that how much processed meat you consume affects your risk. So how much meat is too much? The experts estimated that eating a daily portion of 50 grams ¡ª the equivalent of just two strips of bacon ¡ª would increase risk by 18 percent. One hamburger patty is 82 grams.

Meat consumption is by far not the only risk factor when it comes to cancer ¡ª smoking| alcohol consumption| body weight| exercise| and genes also play a role. The North American Meat Institute has argued that categorizing meat on the same carcinogenic level as tobacco “defies common sense.” But if eating less processed and red meats can help| then pass the beans and tofu!

Related: Fatty Fish and Other Foods That Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts

Your Paleo Diet May Have a Fatal Side Effect

Bacon-lovers are not going to like this news. World Health Organization (WHO) experts have found that consumption of processed meats can lead to cancer. The International Agency For Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the WHO, has put processed meats like hot dogs and ham in the group 1 list of carcinogens, which includes tobacco, asbestos, and diesel fumes.

The WHO made this decision after convening 22 health experts from around the world, who reviewed 800 studies on meat consumption and cancer. In addition to finding “sufficient evidence” that processed meats cause cancer, the organization classified red meat including beef, lamb, and pork as “probable” carcinogens, putting these meats in the group 2A list, which includes glyphosate, the active ingredient in many weedkillers. Yes, weedkillers! The IARC found links mainly with bowel (colorectal) cancer, but meat consumption was also associated with pancreatic and prostate cancers.

Related: Reasons Not to Eat So Much Red Meat

The IARC cited an estimate that 34,000 cancer deaths per year worldwide are attributed to diets high in processed meat. That’s in contrast to about one million cancer deaths per year due to tobacco smoking, 600,000 a year due to alcohol consumption, and more than 200,000 each year due to air pollution. The WHO said that how much processed meat you consume affects your risk. So how much meat is too much? The experts estimated that eating a daily portion of 50 grams ¡ª the equivalent of just two strips of bacon ¡ª would increase risk by 18 percent. One hamburger patty is 82 grams.

Meat consumption is by far not the only risk factor when it comes to cancer ¡ª smoking, alcohol consumption, body weight, exercise, and genes also play a role. The North American Meat Institute has argued that categorizing meat on the same carcinogenic level as tobacco “defies common sense.” But if eating less processed and red meats can help, then pass the beans and tofu!

Related: Fatty Fish and Other Foods That Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts

5 Afternoon Habits For Healthy Weight Loss

5 Afternoon Habits For Healthy Weight Loss

Sticking to a healthy weight-loss plan sometimes seems like a full-time gig. You’ll soon find that making little changes to your old routine throughout the day can make all the difference. Starting the day off right is integral| but each of these afternoon habits will help keep your weight-loss goals on a path headed for success.

| Stay Hydrated

Water is essential for healthy weight loss. Not only does top trainer Chris Powell suggest drinking warm water in order to stay full| but research has shown that drinking 16 ounces of water before meals is Why You Need More Water This Fall

| Snack Right

Sugary or sodium-laden snacks are (unfortunately) always available. Coming prepped to work with your own healthy snacks ready to go will make resisting temptation easier. In the morning| cut up some fresh fruit or veggies| or create one of these healthy snacks full of nuts for a dose of protein and omega-3s.

Related: Save Dough and Let the Pounds Go! DIY Healthy Snacks

| Get Up and Out

Something as short as a 10-minute break to rev up your body can do wonders. Get outside for a walk with a co-worker during lunchtime as a proactive way to promote weight loss u2014u00a0and get sunshine as an added bonus.

Related: The Easiest Way to Prevent Overeating

| Pack a Lunch

Taking the time to pack a healthy lunch is one of the best ways to stay committed to a healthy meal plan. Most of the time when you do takeout| the calorie count is a mystery| since many foods aren’t labeled. Being able to account for all the ingredients in your food will help you stay committed to your weight-loss goals u2014 and not be surprised by what you’re actually eating.

Related: How to Pack Salads on Sunday Night So They’re Fresh All Week

| Don’t Skip the Gym

At the end of a hard workday| it’s easy to make an excuse and not head to the gym or take that run. Keep yourself motivated and know that skipping your workout is not an option. Remember why you’re on this healthy track| and what you’re striving for. And honestly| who couldn’t use an extra boost of endorphins after a tough meeting?

Related: A 5-Minute Workout Even Busy Girls Can Make Time For

5 Afternoon Habits For Healthy Weight Loss

5 Afternoon Habits For Healthy Weight Loss

Sticking to a healthy weight-loss plan sometimes seems like a full-time gig. You’ll soon find that making little changes to your old routine throughout the day can make all the difference. Starting the day off right is integral, but each of these afternoon habits will help keep your weight-loss goals on a path headed for success.

| Stay Hydrated

Water is essential for healthy weight loss. Not only does top trainer Chris Powell suggest drinking warm water in order to stay full, but research has shown that drinking 16 ounces of water before meals is Why You Need More Water This Fall

| Snack Right

Sugary or sodium-laden snacks are (unfortunately) always available. Coming prepped to work with your own healthy snacks ready to go will make resisting temptation easier. In the morning, cut up some fresh fruit or veggies, or create one of these healthy snacks full of nuts for a dose of protein and omega-3s.

Related: Save Dough and Let the Pounds Go! DIY Healthy Snacks

| Get Up and Out

Something as short as a 10-minute break to rev up your body can do wonders. Get outside for a walk with a co-worker during lunchtime as a proactive way to promote weight loss u2014u00a0and get sunshine as an added bonus.

Related: The Easiest Way to Prevent Overeating

| Pack a Lunch

Taking the time to pack a healthy lunch is one of the best ways to stay committed to a healthy meal plan. Most of the time when you do takeout, the calorie count is a mystery, since many foods aren’t labeled. Being able to account for all the ingredients in your food will help you stay committed to your weight-loss goals u2014 and not be surprised by what you’re actually eating.

Related: How to Pack Salads on Sunday Night So They’re Fresh All Week

| Don’t Skip the Gym

At the end of a hard workday, it’s easy to make an excuse and not head to the gym or take that run. Keep yourself motivated and know that skipping your workout is not an option. Remember why you’re on this healthy track, and what you’re striving for. And honestly, who couldn’t use an extra boost of endorphins after a tough meeting?

Related: A 5-Minute Workout Even Busy Girls Can Make Time For

This Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie Is Healthy and Delicious

The following post was originally featured on The Wheatless Kitchen and written by Candace Bell| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I love pumpkin recipes as much as the next person| but I just can’t bring myself to start posting pumpkin recipes on the blog until it is officially October. In Texas| it is still way too hot in September to actually start feeling like Fall| so I boycott until October. Whatever. The pumpkin food police can come arrest me.

Did you know that pumpkin and chai spice is one of the best Fall flavor combos ever created? Well| now you do| and you have to start using this combo in all of your recipes ASAP. You will not regret it. It’s not just about the pumpkin spice| people.

This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or post-workout because it is packed full of protein that will keep you full for hours. I used Vega Team vanilla protein| but you can use your favorite protein powder; just make sure it is a good quality brand that doesn’t have a bunch of weird added ingredients in it. It also has tons of vitamin A from the pumpkin| which is good for the skin and eyesight. There are only a few ingredients| but lots of big flavor. If you are not really a fan of chai spice| then feel free to use pumpkin spice| but I’m telling you| at least try the chai. I think you will love it.

Let’s toast to Fall and sweaters and boots and pumpkin everything!

To learn more about this recipe| check out The Wheatless Kitchen.

Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie

From The Wheatless Kitchen

Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)3 pitted dates or 1 frozen banana1 scoop vanilla protein powder1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cardamom1/4 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon cloves3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (more or less depending on how thick you want it)

This Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie Is Healthy and Delicious

The following post was originally featured on The Wheatless Kitchen and written by Candace Bell, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I love pumpkin recipes as much as the next person, but I just can’t bring myself to start posting pumpkin recipes on the blog until it is officially October. In Texas, it is still way too hot in September to actually start feeling like Fall, so I boycott until October. Whatever. The pumpkin food police can come arrest me.

Did you know that pumpkin and chai spice is one of the best Fall flavor combos ever created? Well, now you do, and you have to start using this combo in all of your recipes ASAP. You will not regret it. It’s not just about the pumpkin spice, people.

This smoothie is perfect for breakfast or post-workout because it is packed full of protein that will keep you full for hours. I used Vega Team vanilla protein, but you can use your favorite protein powder; just make sure it is a good quality brand that doesn’t have a bunch of weird added ingredients in it. It also has tons of vitamin A from the pumpkin, which is good for the skin and eyesight. There are only a few ingredients, but lots of big flavor. If you are not really a fan of chai spice, then feel free to use pumpkin spice, but I’m telling you, at least try the chai. I think you will love it.

Let’s toast to Fall and sweaters and boots and pumpkin everything!

To learn more about this recipe, check out The Wheatless Kitchen.

Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie

From The Wheatless Kitchen

Pumpkin Chai Protein Smoothie

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

Ingredients

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)3 pitted dates or 1 frozen banana1 scoop vanilla protein powder1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cardamom1/4 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon allspice1/4 teaspoon cloves3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (more or less depending on how thick you want it)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

RELEASE DATE: July 2, 2019

Starring: Angourie Rice, Anthony Quinonez, Cobie Smulders, Davina Sitaram, Hemky Madera, Jacob Batalon, Jake Gyllenhaal, JB Smoove, Jon Favreau, Laura Harrier, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, Michael Keaton, Numan A, Remy Hii, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Holland, Zendaya

 

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Summary: Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!

Director: Jon Watts
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy

15 Satisfying Snacks Under 200 Calories

15 Satisfying Snacks Under 200 Calories

Tired of the same old low-calorie snack? Find fresh and satisfying inspiration with these 15 homemade snacks that are all less than 200 calories per serving. Whether you’re craving something savory or sweet| (at least) one pick on this list will hit the spot u2014 while holding the guilt.

| DIY Dried Mango

Save on money| calories| and chemicals by making your own homemade chewy treat: sweet dried mango. It’s the perfect project on a cold Winter day.

Calories (for six to eight pieces): 67

| Light Ranch Dip

Rethink your ranch by substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream and mayonnaise in this light dip recipe. You’ll get the creamy texture you’re craving with the added bonus of protein and probiotics.

Calories (for half the recipe): 93

| Banana Smoothie Muffins

Inspired by one delicious smoothie| these banana smoothie muffins are even more deliciously sweet and moist than anticipated. They’re made with puru00e9ed banana| spinach| and strawberries.

Calories (per muffin): 155

| Seaweed Chips

Skip the greasy potato chips| and opt for these low-calorie seaweed chips instead. They’re cholesterol-free and high in vitamin A.

Calories (for seven chips): 42

| Frozen Yogurt Cups

If you’re craving frozen yogurt| make these low-calorie frozen yogurt cups that keep portion control in check.

Calories (per cup): 30

| Curried Kale Chips

Instead of overspending at your health food store| cook up these cheesy curry kale chips in your own kitchen. Inspired by one of our favorite flavors of Rhythm Superfoods kale chips| this snack is high in vitamins A and C| protein| fiber| and iron.

Calories (for one-fourth the recipe): 194

| Almond Butter Apricot Bites

If you’re in need of a snack that’s high in protein and flavor| whip up these quick and easy almond butter apricot bites. You don’t even need your oven to create this sweet treat.

Calories (for two bites): 118

| Strawberry Banana Creams

This healthy low-calorie dessert tastes like strawberry cheesecake! It’s made with a handful of ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen| so it’s a cinch to whip up; you’ll be amazed it’s under 150 calories per serving.

Calories (for eight strawberries): 145

| Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas

High in protein and fiber| chickpeas offer a satisfying crunch when roasted| and if you toss them with a little honey and cinnamon| you’ll have a sweet treat that also offers a boost of energy.

Calories (per serving): 146

| Roasted Edamame

Roasting these fiber-filled soybeans brings texture and flavor to snack time| serving as a satisfying post-workout snack packed with muscle-building protein. The black sesame seeds add just the right amount of extra crunch to the table.

Calories (for one-sixth the recipe): 102

| Creamy| Peanutty Apples With Grapes

Craving something crunchy and nutty but don’t want all the calories and fat that come along with plain peanut butter? Here’s a sweet| low-cal alternative that’s also high in protein.

Calories (for six apple slices): 151

| DIY Fruit and Nut Bars

Inspired by Paleo-friendly Lu00e4rabars| these homemade fruit and nut bars are made with almonds| dates| and raisins and clock in well under our 200-calorie mark.

Calories (per bar): 148

| Vegan Cucumber Tofu Rolls

Who says tofu can’t be part of a light snack? Prepare tofu ahead of time and store it in the fridge to whip up these protein-packed vegan cucumber tofu rolls in a matter of minutes.

Calories (for three rolls): 117

| Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chips

Whip up a batch of crispy veggie chips made from roasted brussels sprouts. In less than 10 minutes| you’ll be snacking on a vitamin-rich recipe you’ll want to grab by the handful.

Calories (for one-fourth of the recipe): 50

| Cinnamon Apple Chips

For a sweet| crunchy| yet light snack| look to these cinnamon apple chips from POPSUGAR Food that uses the oven instead of a food dehydrator.

Calories (for one-fourth the recipe): 107