This post is sponsored by my friends at Babbleboxx, but as always all opinions are my own.
Happy MARCH, my friends! I can not believe. I mean, January was really 8 weeks, February was about 2 weeks, and now we're here in March.
Fun fact: March is National Nutrition Month and you all know I love finding new gourmet finds to incorporate into our daily meals.
My Babbleboxx friends sent this box of goodies that I can't wait to share with all of you because they all have great purposes and are really delicious.
Action for healthy children
You all know that I have a passion for healthy children because I have a background in health and physical education. I have spent years working with children and finding creative ways to teach them about health and nutrition.
Through grants, programmatic support, online resources and a network of parent ambassadors, Action for healthy children has an impact on the schools and communities that need it most.
According to a national AFHK survey, 76% of parents say they have improved their own habits based on what their child has told them about health and wellness, which is why I think it is so important to teach them at a young age how to nourish their bodies, find a balance and take initiatives cooking with cooking and creation.
I remember teaching nutrition to young kids and they came back to school the next day telling me how they used to go to the store with their mom or dad and help with groceries! A little lesson can help the whole family.
Even doing something as simple as letting them choose a cute oven like this or a baking dish might inspire them to try something new.
Commit to taking action for healthy children here by March 31, 2020 and enter to win a healthy taste test kit to host a fun and tasty nutrition education activity for students at your child's school. (valued at $ 175)
Have you ever heard of the benefits of beets for athletic performance !? I have recently started to understand what they can do for us and how to use them with training.
Not everyone likes the earthy tones of beet juice, but my friends at Beetology help by introducing their 100% natural and organic cold pressed juice with no preservatives or additives and no artificial colors or flavors.
This versatile vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals associated with lowering blood pressure, fighting inflammation, increasing endurance, supporting detoxification, boosting immunity and more. again.
Guys, this stuff tastes amazing with an exotic blend of fresh beets, sweet pineapple and coconut juice, sun-ripened mangoes with just a touch of lime. So refreshing!
Snacks GOODTO GO
Keto everything is on the rise right now and while I personally am no type of eating type, I do enjoy adding more healthy fats to my day.
These GoodTo Go Keto Friendly Snack Bars have a cookie-like texture, are non-GMO, full of flavor, have just a hint of sugar (2 grams / bar) and 13 grams of healthy fat.
They come in all different flavors like cocoa, coconut, vanilla, almond, raspberry and lemon, cinnamon and pecans, double chocolate, chocolate mint, blueberry, walnut. cashew and lemon raspberry.
I really didn't know what to expect but the second I tasted them I was like OH WOW! These are delicious. If you are looking for something sweet, these will totally satisfy that sweet tooth.
Healthy Choice Power Bandages
I'm not the type who can eat my dry salads.
I'm a big fan of tasty dressings to bring all the salad and my friends together at Healthy choices help by creating tasty "Power Dressings" (you all know I love a good POWER in the title of something) where they swapped things like canola oil for mashed vegetables to make a dressing made from vegetables.
These dressings don't have any artificial flavors, but come in the flavors of Creamy Ranch, Garden French, Creamy Italian and Greener Goddess, you are sure to find a dressing that matches your preferences without sacrificing taste!
Guys, I'm excited about DISPATCH! I just got on the train to deliver your groceries to you… like, where did I go !?
Shipt is a membership-based grocery marketplace, delivering the delivery of fresh food and essential household items.
With an easy-to-use app, friendly shoppers, and a commitment to exceptional service, Shipt makes life easier and saves time for what matters most.
I personally placed my order around 11am and scheduled it to arrive between 2pm and 2pm when I knew I would be home. I ordered through Target (which is a 25 minute drive from me) to have essential items like toilet paper, paper towels and groceries delivered that we needed midweek.
The whole process was very user-friendly and my delivery lady was very friendly, kind and texted me while she was shopping on any exchanges I might need and also provided an ETA for when she arrived.
You can get $ 50 off an annual Shipt subscription using this link and it can be used in many local stores around you! I will definitely be using it more often.
Hummus Dessert from Tribe Hummus
My dreams are all coming true. Not only do I already love a ton of hummus, but now with Hummus Dessert from Tribe Hummus, I like it even more.
I'm a fan of all sea salt caramel so when I saw my local grocery store story carried this flavor along with the nut free pea butter I had to get them!
The Sea Salt Caramel is smooth and sweet without being TOO sweet, and the nut-free pea butter is a bit more "dense" and actually looks like nut butter you'd eat out of the jar. Both so good.
Other flavors include dark chocolate, cake batter and vanilla bean, which I can't wait to get my hands on.
All flavors in Tribe Dessert Hummus contain only 5g of sugar per serving and no artificial preservatives and are free of all major allergens, project verified to be GMO-free, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.
Anyone else hungry after reading this? I'm sure I typed it in and looking at these pictures. The good thing is that I have these items in my fridge and will continue to have them in my fridge because they are all very good.
Hope you found a new article and a new business to check out!
Be true to you,
photography by @the.photographygirls
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Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet orgie.
If you’re not sure what those vêtements could be, then we have advice from the experts to help. We have nutritionist Orla Hugueniot and constituer footballer John Barnes from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign, which aims to help people lose weight, plus other dietitians and registered nutritionists sharing tips that have worked for the people they’ve helped to lose weight.
You don’t have to try to take on all the tips at once. In fact, we’d definitely advise against trying that, because you’ll overload yourself and may lose motivation. Pick a few that you think you can manage to start with, then keep coming back and adding more into your lifestyle.
“Time and again, patients say to me that they are disappointed that they have ‘only’ lost a pound in a week, ” says George Hamlyn-Williams, principal dietitian at The Hospital Group. “The reality is that one pound ( 454g ) of fat equates to around 3, 500 calories. This means that over the week the pound was lost, they have eaten on average 500 calories less per day – a massive achievement ! It’s so easy to eat or drink an additional 500 calories – two standard 50g bars of chocolate would do it. However, to eat 500 kcal less is much more difficult and to be consistent with it is even more challenging – so give yourself a break and pat yourself on the back if a pound comes off. Remember, if you keep going, that’s 52lb ( 26. 5kg ) over a year – over 3½ stone ! ”
“Often in clinic, if someone wants to lose weight but is not getting a good night’s sleep, I won’t begin by talking about food, ” says dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine. “We talk about getting the sleep right first or they’ll be fighting a losing battle.
“The research shows that if people are chronically sleep-deprived they consume more calories the next day. When you are sleep-deprived, the hunger hormone called ghrelin increases, which means that you genuinely, physiologically, feel more hungry. Your brain function is also impaired so that you’re less likely to be able to resist high-calorie, palatable foods. Also your energy level and your détermination are going dip so you’re less likely to want to prepare a healthy meal.
“Ideally, go to sleep before midnight, get between seven to eight hours a night, and stick to consistent bedtimes and wake times – even on weekends. Ensure your bedroom is dark, not too hot, not too cold, and ideally keep screens out of the room. Watch your caffeine intake – with your last cup of tea or coffee 4pm at the latest – and alcohol intake. People think alcohol helps, but actually it leads to restless sleep. ”
“If you’re mindful of portion sizes you can say goodbye to calorie counting, ” says Kerri Major, a registered dietitian and SENr sports dietitian, and author of The Dietitian Kitchen. “It can be useful to look at the recommended portion size on food packaging and see what you’re eating in comparison with this.
Additionally, a portion of fruit is one piece of whole fruit, like a banana, or one handful ( approximately 80g if you have scales to hand ), and Major advises aiming for three portions of dairy or dairy alternatives a day. “Portion sizes of dairy vary depending on the product, ” says Major. “Again, I recommend checking the food label, which usually indicates an appropriate serving size. ”
If you want to make portion control that little bit easier, Hugueniot suggests using smaller plates, and then dividing that plate up by food group. “Make sure that half your plate contains vegetables or salad, ” says Hugueniot. “The other half should be protein and carbohydrates. ”
Increasing the amount you cook for yourself will make you more aware of what’s going in your food and help you avoid high calorie and fat counts, especially those from unexpected places. Also, cooking is fun ! If you’re not sure where to start in the kitchen, healthy recipe boxes can be a big help.
“You could try doing your own burgers, ” says Hugueniot. “Add chopped kidney beans, some chopped onion and an egg to the leanest beef svelte you can get, grill it and serve with salad – making a much healthier meal than a traditional burger and chips. ”
“Snackotage” is a word we just made up ( although it’s probably a trending hashtag by the time you read this ), but it sums up a problem that can ruin many diets – too many unhealthy snacks that sabotage all your good work at meal times.
“Try to make sure you are eating meals at regular times, with saine fruit and veggie snacks in between, and drink plenty of fluids, ” says Hugueniot. “This will help stop you snacking on unhealthy foods, and keep you more full during the day. The best snacks are those containing veggies, but if you’re having packaged snacks go for those with around 100 calories and stick to two a day at maximum.
“Healthier snacks include : fresh fruit, low-fat and lower-sugar yogurt with fruit, plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese, unsalted nuts and seeds, veggie sticks with lower-fat dips such as reduced-fat hummus and salsa, malt loaf, fruit loaf or a currant bun, crumpets and scotch pancakes. ”