Super Bowl Sunday! Treats That Wont Undo Your Year (Completely)

Football fan or not, anyone likes an excuse to chow down with friends! And as far as food party goes, Super Bowl Sunday takes the cake. Pun intended. 

If you want to not completely undo your whole year, already,  but still partake in the fun, below are a few tasty but healthy treats that will get you ready to cheer on your favorite team!

7 Layer Mexican Dip

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Bean Dip, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Cheese, Tomato, Olives. Throw it all in a pan. No baking required. But your favorite Kale or Corn chip is :)

Two seconds to delish recipe found HERE

Sweet Potato Skins

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A healthy twist on an old school favorite. Plus who doesn't love the combination of sweet and savory?  

Check out the full recipe HERE

Cauliflower Pizza

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Total crowd pleaser. Less carbs. Now that is what we call a touchdown!

Just a few easy steps for this treat found HERE

Vegetarian Beans in Blankets

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This is a new version of pigs in a blanket, minus "Babe". Dont miss out on this winning combination of green beans, dill Havarti and caraway seeds.  

Check out these piggies HERE

Baked Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dip

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It's just not the Super Bowl without wings. Check out this healthier take that doesn't scrimp on flavor. Use nonfat Greek yogurt as the base to create a lighter dip for these tangy Buffalo wings.

Full recipe for Super Bowl bliss found HERE

Now hop in the kitchen and get to planning the perfect spread for your Super Bowl Sunday :) Enjoy your party guilt free while still pleasing everyone in your party. Win Win!

Dry January: Things To Do That Aren't Drinking

Hey fellow basic bitch. It's that time of year again where we all make that pledge to be better and do better in the New Year. Unbroken resolutions aren't uncommon, usually tossed by the time this blog goes live. We are here to try to help you keep one resolution ...

So you decided to do a dry January. Give your liver (and your wallet) a much needed vacation. But what are you going to do with all extra free time you wont be spending at the bar?? Below is a list to get you started :)

Museum Tours

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In your very own backyard, Hell in REV's own backyard, there are tons of beautiful museums filled with gorgeous art and pieces of history. This is a wonderful way to learn about the amazing town you live in without visiting bars and restaurants ;) Plus, you'll learn something! Lets be honest, we could all use a lil culture. 

There is an entire mile in Charleston (aptly named Museum Mile) filled with museums to get you started! Find out about all of them here

Rock Climbing

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This kills THREE birds with one stone! You get to enjoy the great outdoors, you still are getting your workout in, AND this is an activity you can do that definitely wont tempt you to drink. 

We suggest getting a few indoor workouts in before hitting the real thing. A great local indoor  place to check out is Coastal Climbing  

Treat Yo' Self - Shopping

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OK OK, we know. Not the cheapest option. BUT there is something to be said about retail therapy! Its a new year and you are trying to better yourself by not drinking. So reward yourself! "New Year New You" right?!? 

Pictured here is King Street. In case you didnt know, this is a great place to start

Bike Tours

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You work hard every week to get that butt in the saddle and ride! This activity lets you take your skills to the street!! And you cant drink and ride sooo BAM! Problem solved - Get started here!!

 

See you soon REVers 

The Morning After - New Year's Day Exercises To Get You Out Your Slump

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The morning after. We have all been there. A night of partying and celebrating with good friends: While worth it for the memories, takes a toll on the body and all the hard work you have been putting into it all year. 

However, we are still gonna party! Therefore, we found some blood flowing tricks and tips and mouth watering snacks that will help you combat that headache and (still) start your year off right!!

Make Sure You Exercise!

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That soul crushing dawn workout doesn't just put a pep in your step afterwards - exercising in the morning has been proven to help boost your metabolism. Studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning burn more calories than those who exercise at other times of the day.

Press For Time? 

A recent study found that a simple 2.5-minute burst of high intensity exercises can lead to an increased caloric burn all day — up to 200 calories worth!!

Don't Skip Breakfast 

Running out the door and breakfast slips your mind?! Try and grab something quick. Eating in the morning helps keep your body at its metabolism-boosting best! Eat a filling breakfast soon after you wake up so your body will be ready to burn energy (See below for some quick time saving yummies)

Strength Training is Key

Don't forget to add strength training to your routine as well to build more calorie-burning muscle. Start your day off with this 10-minute muscle-building workout to increase your metabolism and help you look and feel your best.

Mid-morning Snack

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 Choose snacks that have fat-burning properties for an extra boost for your metabolism! Check our list below of yummy and energizing snacks that will power you throughout your day :)

   Coconut Water and Protein Powder

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This is a great go-to for pre-workout snack because it's easy to digest and is extremely hydrating.. Coconut water is also high in potassium, which is important for muscle contractions

Fruit

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The purpose of fruit is to not only to top off physical energy but to also fuel the brain for mental focus. Some great options include:

  • Bananas. High in potassium, which can help prevent cramping. 
  • Apples. A small apple is high in sugar and contains a moderate amount of fiber. Will fill you up without weighing you down.
  • Melon/Cantaloupe Slices. 
  • Grapes. Like the other fruits on this list, grapes are high in simple sugars that'll give you a jolt of energy when you need it!

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches

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It's a simple twist on a modern favorite! The combination of healthy fat and protein, along with the fiber from the whole grain bread, provides you with the optimal combination of nutrients to keep you fueled for a longer workout. 

 

 

 

sources:

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/How-Boost-Metabolism-Morning-26087711

http://www.stack.com/a/pre-game-snacks-for-athletes

New Year's Eve - What To Wear & Where

Nico

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Pop bubbles at Nico with specials on Veuve for $68/bottle, $99 for Veuve and a dozen oysters, $99 for Veuve and foie gras, and $199 for Veuve and caviar. 

Little Mermaid Approved...

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Go for a little glitter inspired by the sea! Going with blues, green and purples instead of gold and silver is a fresh take on an old classic.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

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Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. will host a special New Year’s Eve pre-party on December 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Patrons can enjoy an all-star line-up of free music and beer specials.

Tomboy Chic

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For all those guys girls out there - Mix a flirty, head turning top with a pair of high waisted black pants. Sexy, confident and comfortable. Done.

The Cedar Room

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Want a reason to break out that one fabulous gown (or RTR)? Party at The Cedar Room! There will be live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and an open bar provided by Mercantile and Mash.

Sparkling Elegance

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(See above) Nuff said.

Tu

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Attention all you foodies out there - Chef Josh Walker and the team at Tu will serve a four-course meal for NYE diners including oysters served raw with pastrami yuzu shaved ice, grilled shrimp dipped in popcorn butter, lobster ravioli, prime rib, and more. The dinner is $65 per attendee.

Fearless Trendsetter

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This girl is fearless AF. Always up for whatever. Make a statement when you hit the hottest place in town.

 

Fashion Trends Fit For A Holiday Queen

The Holidays bring everyone together! Part of the reason they are so much fun and we are reminded of what we are thankful for :) But this means parties. Which means party appropriate shopping must happen. But dont stress because we have your back! And these are just your basic black dresses yall...

Metallic Pants

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Metallics act as the ultimate neutral during the Holidays. Isnt that why we love them so much?!!

Velvet Pantsuits

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Badass with a side of sexy anyone? Velvet brings a fresh take to this old fashion classic

Emerald City

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This gem hue makes every girl feel like royalty! Bring a different take to glitter with this glam color

Silky Santa

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Sexy while still being festive! Bring a new vibe to the traditional Holiday color scheme ;) Absolutely LOVE the cage heel pairing 

Leather & Lace

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This is the perfect outfit if you arent sure whether or not you are Naughty or Nice....Also a great way to bring a little edge to an otherwise girly piece.

Waste Not Want Not: Creative Ways To Revive Turkey Day Leftovers

We all love Thanksgiving food. And against our normal day-to-day routine, we always make way too much of it. There are ALWAYS leftovers! And eating them in the same old boring way (EX: Turkey sammies or just eating it as is) can get old fast and you will end up wasting tons. We are here to help you turn those lame leftovers into delicious dishes part deux!

Mashed Potato Pie

Everyone likes white pizza. Prebake yummy pizza dough until the edges are almost golden brown, then smear leftover mashed potatoes, and sprinkle with your favorite fromage. Crumbled bacon is optional (but who says no to that?) Tip: The moister the potatoes the better! 

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Thanksgiving Fried Rice

Got a load of green beans and rice laying around? Ya, we all do. Mix stir-fry chopped cooked beans (and any other leftover veggies you may have laying around. kitchen sink method) in oil and add cold cooked rice. Fold in leftover turkey or ham, whichever your fam goes for. Optionally you can add a tiny splash of soy sauce. Serve topped with a fried egg. YUM!

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Poutine

Want to take this holiday to Canada? Lightly drizzle some hot french fries with warm leftover gravy. If you are feeling extra naughty, sprinkle with crumbled cheese curds for the classic Canadian late-night snack. Gravy also be mixed into risottos, soups and various pasta dishes. So many uses so little time!!

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Sweet Potato Soup

For a healthier option, ditch the marshmallow topping, and simmer leftover sweet potatoes with curry paste, chicken stock and coconut milk. OMG right?! You're welcome.. 

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Turkey Dumplings

No more plain turkey sammies for you! Toss chopped roasted turkey, carrots, scallions and ginger with egg white to moisten. Stuff wonton wrappers with the filling. Finally pan-fry and serve with soy sauce for dipping.   

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Enjoy the Holidays and time with loved ones! And of course, good food :) But we will be expecting to see all of you back in the saddle this week! Take care of yourselves REVers and Happy Holidays!

Check out http://www.foodnetwork.com/thanksgiving/leftovers/creative-thanksgiving-leftovers for more ideas

Halloween Hangover - How To Lose The Extra Pop Rocks Pounds

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Everyone has an Achilles Heel. A weakness. Something that, no matter what, no matter how bad it is for them, they crave it constantly and sometimes just have to give in.

If candy is yours, you're totally fu*cked today (or this past weekend, or all of the above, depending on how you party...)

We can relate. So here are some helpful tips on how to bounce back from your candy coma and get on the right track ASAP. 

PS If you are wondering how we party, we have been screwed since Saturday. We need this as much as you..

Lets first get science-y, courtesy of Refinery 29:

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It is important to understand why your body feels like it is turning against you after a night of sugary snacks. Refinery 29 breaks it down :

"It enters your bloodstream in the form of glucose, triggering your pancreas to create excess insulin to deal with all that glucose. Because the kinds of sugar in candy — typically sucrose and fructose — are so easily converted into glucose (the form of energy you body prefers to use), your blood-sugar skyrockets. Your body is having a field day with all that sucrose — transforming it to glucose in a snap. But, once all that excess glucose is gone, your blood sugar drops precipitously, triggering the crash. All this excess insulin can make you feel hungry."

Don't Let Last Night's Milky Way Creep Into Today

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Since all that insulin is making you hungrier for more bad food decisions than a zombie for brains, it is important to stay strong!! Fight the urge. Eat things like proteins or hummus with vegetables. They break down slower, slow the absorption of simple sugars and can help keep you full without crashing from more sugar. So unfortunately, stay away from those carbs...

We Know You Know... But Drink Tons Of Water 

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But not all at once! Space it out over the course of the day, but make sure you drink at least 12 glasses over 12 hours.

Get Moving!!

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We know this is the LAST thing you want to hear when you're crashing but working out will help your muscles use the blood sugar instead of storing it. AKA use it's powers for good instead of evil. So we will see you in the saddle tomorrow! 

Last Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration

For all you procrastinators out there (myself included) we have compiled a list of a few costume ideas that will have you looking right just in time! Whether you have a SO you want to dress up with, ride solo, or dress your whole squad, these costume ideas will get you pumped for this candy fueled Holiday!!

"Ferrari Girl" and Clark Griswald

I mean, although this guy looks EXACTLY like Chevy Chase himself, we are sure your version would still rock! Plus, throwback idea that is guaranteed to have almost no one duplicate :)

I mean, although this guy looks EXACTLY like Chevy Chase himself, we are sure your version would still rock! Plus, throwback idea that is guaranteed to have almost no one duplicate :)

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Topical and SUPER fun - a great option for you and your squad!!!

Topical and SUPER fun - a great option for you and your squad!!!

You knew this one was coming... 

I mean, points for creativity amiright?!!? No matter your stance, gotta chuckle at this one!!

I mean, points for creativity amiright?!!? No matter your stance, gotta chuckle at this one!!

For that competitive couple...

Adam/Eve and forbidden fruit: So creative and out there that you and your BAE would be sure to win any costume competition!

Adam/Eve and forbidden fruit: So creative and out there that you and your BAE would be sure to win any costume competition!

Classic, but now topical!

We don't care what anyone says, it is NOT too soon for this costume. He was like a million, people.... For a dark spin you could make them both zombie-style... since ya know...

We don't care what anyone says, it is NOT too soon for this costume. He was like a million, people.... For a dark spin you could make them both zombie-style... since ya know...

Get your cute butts in gear and head to the costume shop/your closet and get into this Holiday! Its not just for kids ya know? Be safe and have fun REVers! Also, be on the lookout for part two of this blog where we talk about how to handle the candy coma that is sure to insue, not matter your age :)

Fall Fashion: Clean out those closets to make room for these 5 trends

Everyone loves a good season change! You clean out your closet and replace all your bathing suits and cover ups with knee high socks and chic coats. It gives you a chance for a new beginning: recreate yourself! Below are a few trends that will get your creative juices flowing to help you figure out what your Fall will look like!!

Velvet Vixen

Velvet (finally) takes on formalwear! Keep this style in mind for a Fall wedding or a fancy AF night on the town. Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Velvet (finally) takes on formalwear! Keep this style in mind for a Fall wedding or a fancy AF night on the town.

Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Cowboy Chic

Get in that saddle ladies!! These chic pieces will make you want to move to Montana and marry a country boy named Billy, Hank or Tommy. Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Get in that saddle ladies!! These chic pieces will make you want to move to Montana and marry a country boy named Billy, Hank or Tommy.

Photo Credit Elle Magazine

All That Glitters

Having a pair of these in your closet would even make Ziggy Stardust jealous. Slap these bad boys on with any jean/jacket/dress combo and Ziggy wont be the only jelly belly. This is your new staple Fall boot!! Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Having a pair of these in your closet would even make Ziggy Stardust jealous. Slap these bad boys on with any jean/jacket/dress combo and Ziggy wont be the only jelly belly. This is your new staple Fall boot!!

Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Belted Jackets

Bust your ass all year at Rev and dont want to hide it under a bulky Winter coat? Grab your favorite waist cinching belt and Voila! That booty and those hips are on display! Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Bust your ass all year at Rev and dont want to hide it under a bulky Winter coat? Grab your favorite waist cinching belt and Voila! That booty and those hips are on display!

Photo Credit Elle Magazine

Street Sneaks 

Finally, a trend even the Tomboys can get behind! Chic, comfy footwear is a godsend to any modern woman :)

Finally, a trend even the Tomboys can get behind! Chic, comfy footwear is a godsend to any modern woman :)

Labor Day Sales That Will Get You In The Shopping Mood!

Some spend Labor Day soaking up the sun and every last drop of Summer. Some spend it straight up Netflix and Chillin it. Hey, no judgement. But if you wanna get the most bang for your buck out of this Labor Day, use these deals to shop your until your arms fall off guilt free!! Happy shopping REVers :)

Beyond Yoga - Up to 75% off Sale

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J.Crew - Use "HELLOSALE" to get an extra 40% off sale in-store and online

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Milly - Get an extra 30% off sale with code "LABORDAY17"

TargetSave up to 30% on select furniture, patio, and more during the Labor Day Home Sale. Use coupon code HOME for an additional 10% off. 

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Nordstrom: Come September 1, Nordstrom will be launching their Nordstrom Summer Sale in stores and online with products up to 40% off.

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