Stay Slim Snacks ☀ Homemade Chia Flaxseed Crackers

The weekends almost here!!

Craving something crunchy but want to avoid all those processed high-sodium crackers & chips?! Whip up these simple & savory homemade chia flaxseed crackers

You can’t go wrong with this gluten-free superfood combo; flax & chia seeds! This recipe will delight your taste buds and leave you feeling energized. Not to mention, that unlike your typical grocery store crackers, these will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Enjoy!



1 C Whole Flaxseeds

1/4 C Whole Chia Seeds

1 TBS Minced Garlic

1 TBS Herbs De Provence

2 TSP Onion Powder

2 TSP Oregano

1 TSP Dried Mustard

1 TSP Black Pepper


  1. In a jar soak flaxseeds and chia seeds in water and refrigerate overnight or for at least 7 hours!
  2. Once the seeds have finished soaking, drain and set aside. In a large bowl combine minced garlic, and all other desired herbs & spices. Add in your chia/flaxseed mixture and mix well.
  3. Cover baking sheets with tinfoil and lightly spray with EVO. Roll out or press your paste-mixture – should be about 1/8″ thick or less (the thicker you make it the longer it will take to bake to make them crisp up!)
  4. Bake at 190 F for 3 -4 hours (but make sure you watch them!)

Helpful Tip:

I like to break them apart after about 2.5 hours (or when it starts to curl upwards) and flip them over so that they crisp evenly (as the underside is usually still a little moist). Also feel free to swap out or add any herbs or spices you want! If you don’t have Herbs De Provence try adding thyme, or rosemary and sage! You can also try adding finely diced onion. Make them your own!!

Why are these crackers so good for you?

Your typical grocery store crackers contain things like high fructose corn syrup, malt syrup, and are typically high in processed carbohydrates. It’s not like these snacks are sprinkled with crack – but they can be highly addicting. Processed foods tend not to be very nutrient dense, so it’s more difficult to reach satiety (how did I just eat half the box?). In short, they are not providing your body with sustainable nutrients so you end up eating more empty calories, to feel full and satisfied.

Find more clean stay-slim snacks here!




Lean & Clean ♡ Cafe Latte!

Mmmm this is seriously a new favorite!

All because I had to get creative after I ran out of my regular unsweetened vanilla almond milk! I didn’t specify in the photo, but I used unsweetened vanilla coconut milk (SO Delicious Brand) and I also sprinkled in a little bit of  stevia!


 Just the thing before I head to the gym this morning!

This is a great example of how I’m always throwing Zico Coconut Water into my recipes! Instagram me a pic of your favorite way you use ZICO in a recipe!! Is it in your ice-cream? Smoothies?  Cocktails!?

Tell Me!!! @liveng_proof & @zicococonut

Share it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

Just hashtag your photo #LPZico



Spice Up Your Life ~ I ❤ garlic & paprika

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with you guys yet! Those who know me, usually figure out pretty quickly that I’m somewhat of a “hummus junkie”

This is definitely one of my all-time-favorite snacks! But unlike every other normal person, I like to spike my hummus!

hummus recipe Liveng Proof

 I ❤ garlic & paprika! I typically mow this with carrots, celery, cucumber, and radish slices!


Lately I’ve been buying garlic hummus, which I then drizzle and season to taste! But this is also a great way to add a burst of flavor to any kind of hummus; this seasoning mixture definitely compliments both plain or pine-nut hummus too! Get creative! 😉

The ingredients listed for ‘drizzle with’ are also one of my favorite salad dressings 😉 


Drizzle With – Salad Dressing Recipe:


  • 2 TBS Truvia (or Stevia)
  • 1 TBS poppyseeds
  • 1 TBS Toasted Almond Seeds (or sliced almonds)
  • 1/4 C White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 C Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 C Olive Oil





Get Your Rear in Gear ♡ Smoothie Recipe

Not  feeling your workout today, need an extra pre-workout kick? Or looking for something to re-energize your body post-workout? This smoothie is just the thing : )

I needed something that would sustain me after my spin class this morning before I busted on over to my internship! This left me feeling so re-energized and ready-to-go! Just try to drink it before noon-ish as it may disturb your beauty sleep!


If you make this smoothie – share it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter ! Hashtag your photo #LPSmoothie

Also I’m always throwing Zico Coconut Water into my recipes (in my coffee, energy balls, protein bars, smoothies, parfaits, etc…)! Instagram me a pic of your favorite way you use ZICO in a recipe!! Is it in your ice-cream? Smoothies?  Cocktails!?

Tell Me!!! @liveng_proof & @zicococonut

Just hashtag your photo #LPZico

If you don’t have Instagram, you can make an account! It’s a great way to get recipe ideas, fitness motivation (or #fitspiration), and it’s a great way to hold yourself accountable and check-in!! : )


Can’t wait to see your ZICO recipes!!!


Make it Happen Captain: Live Your Dream!


I’m definitely an optimist, a major dreamer, always hopeful, anticipating the best…

Of course the down side to this is that I may not always be the most realistic. I also don’t always consider the details and I may often fail to realize the reason’s why something won’t work. I
 can get way ahead of myself and think way further ahead than I need to. Then I can become discouraged because I feel defeated that I’m not where I want to be yet.

I’m lucky because my hubby grounds me and reminds me to stay on track! Making small goals achievable goals has helped me SO much. Don’t get defeated that you haven’t reached your final goals yet, instead set small attainable goals for yourself that will get you that much closer to your end goal! For example, I will read one chapter each day…instead of reading them all in one day. This approach also helps to make reaching your goals less overwhelming! You’ll be surprised where this will take you : )



Saturday: Spin Class Workout!

Hey everyone!

I hope you are all having a good weekend!  Every Saturday morning I look forward to going to spin class with my hubby! We had a pretty challenging workout! If you’re looking to mix up your cardio try applying this workout to your choice of exercise whether its swimming, running, elliptical, stair master, jumping rope! Here’s some of what we did:

 5 min warm-up

Ladder (done on 1 or 2 gears up from your flat road):

15 sprint

15 medium tempo

30 sprint

15 medium tempo

45 sprint

15 medium tempo

1 min sprint

15 medium tempo

45 sprint

15 medium tempo

30 sprint

15 medium tempo

15 sprint

Climbing Hill (higher resistance, slower RPM):

30 sec seated climb

30 seconds standing climb

3 x through:

Take a gear off and sit back down:

30 sec seated run

Add gear back on:

15 second standing climb

Tibatta/ Intervals (done on 1 or 2 gears up from your flat road):

3x: 1 min run, 15 sec recover

3x: 45 sprint, 15 rest/ 30 sprint, 15 rest/ 15 sprint, 15 rest

Let the drum kick- CITIZEN COPE add 4-5 gears up from your flat road!

30 secs seated climb

every chorus you sprint (maybe dropping of 1 gear?)

When chorus is over: add 1 gear back on, seated run (medium tempo)

Repeat until song is over

Reverse TABATTA:

4x through:

20 sec run, 10 sec sprint, 15 sec recover




What I did for my Workout: Wednesday

Hey Everyone!

The day got away from me yesterday and I never was able to post the workout I did! So here it is:

I noticed on Wednesday morning that my hammies & glutes were still pretty sore from Mondays workout but I powered through with a little music motivation!

I started with my cardio:
15 min : Elliptical (first 5ish mins were a warm up)

20 min : HIIT intervals on the Treadmill

20 mins: back to the Elliptical (heart rate was high cardio range)

Followed by strength & toning:
I did this 1 x through with little to no rest between each exercise.

I hope you guys find this helpful!