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8 Healthy Recipes For Your Period Cravings

Dark chocolate on pink background
November 4, 2016

Yes, Halloween has just passed, and your first instinct will be to reach for the fun-sized Snickers. But we know that deep down you want to be healthy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of healthier alternatives for “that time of the month” or really any time of the month that will satisfy your sweet tooth. So don’t go breaking off the piece of that Kit Kat bar, and check out these delicious and easy recipes.

1.  Protein-Packed Cake Batter Dip

Have your cake and eat it too. This recipe is a better alternative to gorging on the actual cake batter. It also gets two thumbs up for being vegan, gluten-free, and chock full of protein.

The Big Man’s World

2. Guilt-Free “Ice Cream”

I scream, you scream, we all scream for “ice cream.” This super easy recipe consists of only 3 ingredients: frozen bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa powder.

The Not Quite Vegan

3. No-Bake Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Reese’s lovers rejoice! This recipe is delicious and under 100 calories (gasp). It uses PB2 (powdered peanut butter) instead of the real deal saving you some calories while still giving you that protein kick.

Alesha Haley

4. Healthier Chocolate Cake

YAS QUEEN! This rich, chocolatey goodness tastes like a double chocolate chip banana muffin and has no butter, oil, or sugar. Save me a slice!  

The Baker Mama

5. Two-Ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

This recipe is simply bananas and chocolate chips, does life get any easier/better?

The Baker Mama

6. Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

No need to put on pants to satisfy your froyo cravings; you can make it at home! This easy recipe doesn’t even require an ice cream maker because who owns one of those things? If you’re feeling adventurous, throw it in a homemade waffle cone.

Just A Taste

7. Baked Sweet Potato Chips

If you’ve covered the sweet tooth and now need the savory try this alternative to chips. Sweet potatoes contain a ton of vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium… the list goes on.

A Spicy Perspective

8. Spicy Garlic Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

Salty, crunchy, healthy snacking goodness. You will not be able to stop munching on these chickpea treats. Snack on them by the handful straight out of the bowl or throw them in a salad or veggie bowl.


6 Tips For Working Out On Your Period

girl stretching working out
October 20, 2016

Getting your period can really screw things up sometimes (see here), but you don’t have to let it control your life. Yes, when your period comes your gut reaction may be to go into a Netflix-chocolate induced hibernation but working out may actually make you feel better. Bonus: you won’t even have to change out of those yoga pants you’ve been sporting for the past three days.

1. Best Workout Ever(?)

The recommended period while on your period? Surprisingly, experts recommend high-intensity interval training (HIIT). When your period starts, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop, making it easier to use fuel (carbohydrate/glycogen) and therefore allowing you to push harder. So, push it real good!


Drink up that H20 now even more than usual. Not only is hydration important for your normal workout, but it can also help fight period-related symptoms like cramps, bloating, headaches, etc.

3. Go for a Swim

You may have ruled out swimming as a bad idea, but it’s actually a fantastic period workout. Swimming helps circulation, which may reduce cramps. So dive in.

4. Get Zen

You may be sore during your period, so what’s better than a good stretch? Yoga will help with your mental well-being, tone your muscles and relieve some of your aches and pains. Namaste!

5. Pack Protection

Don’t forget to pack your choice of fem hygiene products. If you don’t like tampons, there are other options like period underwear for light days.

6. Listen to Your Body

If your body is telling you to take it easy or if you are cramping, skip the cardio class and do a low-intensity workout like walking or biking. No one knows your body better than you, boo.