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Friday’s Food & Fitness: Snack Attack Plus a Helpout

  • April 18, 2014
  • By Brittany
Friday’s Food & Fitness: Snack Attack Plus a Helpout

Hi friends!  Another Friday is here!  Woo hoo!  Hope you made it through your week and have some exciting weekend plans.  The weather is not supposed to be quite as nice as it was last weekend but hopefully we will still be able to get outside.  Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday’s Food & Fitness!  Let’s get started. 






Rather than go through my eats for the week, I thought it would be fun to experiment with a little game I like to call “What’s Your Favorite?”.  This week we are featuring favorite snacks because who doesn’t love a good nosh between meals?  Full disclosure, I saw some of these snacks on Popsugar and decided to adopt them as my new favorites.  The rest I invented myself! 

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I was given a free Google Helpout to try and write about.  All opinions are 100% my own.

In addition to some of my usual suspects (Zumba, Pump, BodyStep & BodyAttack), I also had the opportunity to try out something totally new!  I first heard about Google Helpouts on Carly’s blog and I was excited to try it out for myself!

Google Helpouts is an online platform that allows people to connect with experts and get real help in real time.  All you need is a computer with a camera and boom, you are having a private lesson in the comfort of your own home.  For instance, if you have always wanted to learn Spanish and need a tutor, there is a Helpout for that!  Helpouts are available on a variety of different topics ranging from learning how to play guitar to urban farming to makeup and fashion consultations.  For almost every topic under the sun, there is a Helpout. 

Helpouts range in length, price and qualification.  You can browse the topics available and pick the price range and time that suits you.  It’s super convenient to book the Helpout online.  Most Helpouts will have a schedule available or will ask that you contact the instructor for availability.

I chose Real Yoga for Real People with Mia Hall.  I had some questions about my current vinyasa class plus I wanted to find out some more restorative poses I could be doing at home.  Mia was fabulous.  She was very accommodating and took the time to explain all kinds of different poses I can do at home and what props I can use.  I love to use restorative yoga to help me sleep better and her tips were so helpful.  Not to mention she had some great suggestions for my vinyasa class as well.  The hour absolutely flew by and I was surprised when we had already reached the end.    

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I think I’m hooked on Google Helpouts!  I am dying to try out a photography Helpout to get better with my DSLR and there is also a plating Helpout that looks awesome because who wouldn’t want to plate their food pretty?  There are just endless options and they are all reasonably priced.

Are you interested in trying out Google Helpouts?  Well, I’ve got you covered!  Enter the promo code MYOWNBALNCE and you can give Helpouts a try!

Readers, tell me what’s your favorite snack?  What do you need Helpout with?  What’s the best workout you did this week?


By Brittany, April 18, 2014
  • Carla
    April 18, 2014

    I need help with photography but I use a manual camera. I’ll see if I can find something.

    You can hold an awesome Yoga pose!

    I like celery and almond butter for my snacks.

  • Carla
    April 18, 2014

    I need help with photography but I use a manual camera. I’ll see if I can find something.

    You can hold an awesome Yoga pose!

    I like celery and almond butter for my snacks.

  • Carla
    April 18, 2014

    I need help with photography but I use a manual camera. I’ll see if I can find something.

    You can hold an awesome Yoga pose!

    I like celery and almond butter for my snacks.

  • Carla
    April 18, 2014

    I need help with photography but I use a manual camera. I’ll see if I can find something.

    You can hold an awesome Yoga pose!

    I like celery and almond butter for my snacks.

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    April 18, 2014

    I love snacks! My favorite is apple with pb or cottage cheese with cucumber, they’re my go to! Best workout this week, was TURBO class on Monday – I’m so happy to be back at it! TGIF and Happy Easter!

  • Nicole
    April 18, 2014

    I’ve totally been wanting to do some sort of food photography class. I need to get better with my skills! That’s on my list for maybe the summer after I move and have less on my plate 🙂

    PS – I love pretty much every one of those healthy snack ideas!

    • FitBritt
      April 25, 2014

      Davida has also told me that the Minimalist Baker’s Food Photography Course is really good. It is online and $20.

  • Kim
    April 18, 2014

    Interesting – I should look into the Google Helpouts – I need help with plenty!!

  • Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    April 18, 2014

    Peanut Butter + Banana is my favorite snack, by far! Although I’ve been digging crackers and cheese lately; I think because I love Kerrygold Dubliner cheese so much 🙂 My favorite workout this week turned out to be what I did today. I created an Easter-themed workout for myself and my readers (can be found in today’s post), and it proved to be a fun, total-body challenge.

  • Allie
    April 18, 2014

    This is awesome! I had never heard of Helpouts before!? I need one with my blog (plug-ins, design, etc.) and my GoPro camera. So cool!!!
    My favorite snacks these days are yogurt and granola with berries or fruit of any kind and falafels and Tzatziki dip – YUM!

    • FitBritt
      April 25, 2014

      Oh a blog one would be great! Let me know if you find a good one!

      Tzatsiki dip is delicious! My SIL makes a mean tzatsiki.

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    April 18, 2014

    I love all of the snacks your mentioned so much! YUM! I’ve never heard of Google Helpouts before, but it sounds awesome. It seems like Google comes up with everything!

  • Karen - Fit in France
    April 19, 2014

    My favorite snack is almonds and a banana. I have never heard of Google Helpouts. Probably hasn’t caught on over here yet. My best workout this week was swimming laps in the pool for an hour. Felt so great !

  • Cailee Joy @
    April 20, 2014

    Oh these snacks look delicious!! I love love LOVE carrots and hummus! I also love to eat a sweet potato with a little hummus for a tasty, satisfying snack! YUM!

  • Sun
    April 22, 2014

    Loved reading about your snack pairings! I especially like that you included some savory snacks in addition to the sweet stuff. Sometimes a girl wants something salty instead of sweet 🙂

    Interesting about Google Helpouts – I really like the idea of being able to get help/coaching from experts online!

  • Ann Covey
    May 11, 2014

    Thanks for the mention of Google Helpouts!

    I love your blog, I’ve added you to feedly on my iPhone 🙂

    You know what, YOU should be a provider — are you?

    I work with a top-rated rated life coach on Google Helpouts who helps self-employed professionals and others turn what they know into a career and business that generates income online. He’s helped a lot of other providers and could probably help you too. But this is not an ad for him.

    There’s a fellow provider we know offering healthy lifestyle Helpouts. She might be a good fit for your readers, an interview or a guest post. Anyway, her name is Kelly, she’s awesome:

    Thanks again for mentioning Google Helpouts.

    Your new fan,

    Ann Covey
    Brand Ambassador

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