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8 Healthy Foods for Vixens On the Go

Sometimes eating healthy foods can be hard for us Vixens on the go. School and work make things stressful and stress leads to bad food choices, making it hard to stay healthy. Check out this list of quick, hearty meals and snacks that will help you save time and calories.

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Flour-free Pancakes

Sometimes, cereal doesn't always suffice as a fulfilling breakfast meal. Next time, make them flour free. Just grab two eggs and one banana and whip up a healthier version of pancakes that helps to cut out all the sugar and preservatives!  Add some egg whites or a fruit topping as a dose of protein and other healthy nutrients.

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Special K Maple Sugar Crunch Oatmeal

If you want something quick and hot at the top of the morning, the Special K Maple Sugar Crunch Oatmeal is a great choice. It has a hint of sweetness and its supply of protein, potassium and fiber gives you that boost needed to start your day.

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Grilled Chicken Sandwich w/ Guacamole

Buying lunch can be a pricey habit, especially when it comes to finding something healthy. Fast food restaurants advertise grilled chicken sandwiches, but sometimes they aren’t as lean as they promise. So instead of believing the hype, put together your own grilled chicken sandwich at home topped with some guacamole on a whole wheat bun. The whole-wheat will have you covered by supplying fiber and the guacamole helps your body tame hunger and is rich in vitamin K, which helps the body absorb and use calcium.

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Maple Mustard Roasted Salmon

When you come home from a long day and you’re starving, the last thing you want to do is slave in the kitchen. On the way home, try picking up some salmon fillets to fix a plate of tasty maple mustard roasted salmon. It only takes 15 minutes to bake and is packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which helps improve cardiovascular health and protect against heart disease. Head over to the Food Network website to peep the full recipe.

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Turkey Tacos

Tacos can be packed with beef, cheese, sour cream and other ingredients that  help pack on the pounds. You can still enjoy this Mexican dish by replacing those ingredients with some healthier choices. Pick up some lean ground turkey meat, lettuce, onions, reduced fat cheese and chopped tomatoes and woolah! Try replacing the sour cream with plain greek yogurt to cut out the fat. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to whip up in the kitchen. Check the Special K full recipe here.

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Sweet Potato Fries

If you are a french fry lover, you may want to switch to sweet potato fries. Not only is this snack low in calories, but it also helps fight against infection, has twice as much potassium as a banana, and has beta-carotene which maintains healthy skin. You may want to prepare them and use as a snack or lunch side.

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Vixens, when it's that time of the month, chocolate can be our best friend and worst enemy. Next time, pick the Fiber One oats and chocolate chewy bar over the Hershey’s. It can help satisfy our cravings with the chocolate drizzle and chocolate chips and give up a healthy serving of fiber.

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Delish Probiotic Boost Blend

This snack allows you indulge in chocolate all you want and not pack on the pounds. The low sodium bag of goodies boasts almonds, dark chocolate cranberries, dark chocolate espresso beans and dark chocolate raisins to give you a natural energy boost and support digestive health. It can be found at your local Walgreens store.

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Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

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