Keeping It Consistent with Mighty Spark

This post is sponsored by Mighty Spark, however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

There are many misconceptions when it comes to healthy eating - it’s too time consuming, the food is bland, recipes are difficult to follow, you can’t eat anything, the list goes on and on. It really doesn’t have to be so hard! Healthy eating doesn’t need to be all or nothing. It’s not about extremes; it’s about sustainability. To combat these misconceptions, I wanted to share a few of the things that have worked for me when it comes to trying to live a consistent, healthy lifestyle.

1.  I enjoy veggies with (almost) every meal.

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I love to get my veggies in! Whether it’s enjoying a salad for lunch, having a veggie-packed omelet, or making veggie noodle “pasta”, I try to make vegetables a key part of most of my meals. That’s not to say I don’t eat meals without them, but generally, they’re a staple throughout the day. It's important to note that the keyword here is *enjoy* because I don't just get my veggies in, I make sure to pick ones that I genuinely like. I never force myself to eat something because I feel like I "should" but rather because it's what I want and am craving. One delicious way I like to get those veggies in is with these Bruschetta Chicken Meatballs over Shaved Asparagus!

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Recipe (Serves 5-6):

In a large bowl, mix together 1 lb Mighty Spark Bruschetta Ground Chicken Blend, ½ of a tomato, chopped, 8 chopped fresh basil leaves, and 3 chopped garlic cloves. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12 minutes. Flip the meatballs and cook for an additional 12 minutes.

In the meantime, using a peeler, shave 3 bundles of asparagus (or thinly slice with a knife). Heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Once hot, add in one small container of halved cherry tomatoes, the shaved asparagus, and 4 cloves of chopped garlic. Sauté for about 5-8 minutes until the asparagus softens. Add in ¼ cup of shredded parmesan and the juice of ¼ lemon. Cook for an additional minute until the cheese melts. Serve and top with the chicken bruschetta meatballs.

2. I choose the foods I’m craving and that will keep me feeling satisfied.

Just like with my choice in veggies, I try to listen to my body and what it’s craving in terms of anything I eat. If I’m not feeling a food, I won’t force myself to eat it, and if I’m craving something, I will have it. I also generally try to pick foods that will fill me up and keep my feeling that way. Lean protein and healthy fats are key. I love Mighty Spark Chicken Snack Sticks, avocado, or mixed nuts as an easy snack when I’m feeling hungry between meals

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3.  I keep it simple.

I love cooking most of my meals at home. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely go out to eat (multiple times a week in fact), but I like to cook the majority of my meals at home so that I really know what I’m eating. When cooking, I try not to over-complicate it. I like quick and easy meals that don’t skimp on flavor. Usually these will include lots of seasoned veggies, protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs. One of my favorite go-to easy meals is throwing a Mighty Spark Queso Fresco & Jalapeno Turkey Burger on the stovetop or grill and cooking it up with some side veggies and baked sweet potato fries.

Overall, living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to be complicated. It’s all about finding what works for you! Keep it simple, listen to your body, and stick to it! Consistency is key.

Celebrating National Nutrition Month with BabbleBoxx

This post is sponsored by  BabbleBoxx.com .

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.

March is National Nutrition Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some delicious and nutritious food! That’s why I was super excited when my BabbleBoxx showed up at my door. I literally felt like a kid on Christmas morning diving into the box, and it did not disappoint! Packed with tasty food and beverages, this box was literally stacked with the best goods. I may even have some discount codes on these amazing products for you, so you’ll definitely want to keep reading. So what’s inside?

VeeTee’s Thai Jasmine Rice & Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa

Microwavable in just 2 minutes with no artificial flavorings, colors, or preservatives, this rice is super easy to whip up and perfect for any meal! The Jasmine Rice has that traditional sticky texture to authentically enhance (and soak up) your favorite Asian dish, and the Wholegrain Brown Rice and Quinoa is super versatile. You can use it as the base of a dish, as a side dish, or in a salad. No matter how you enjoy it, you won’t be disappointed! Does it get any easier than microwaveable rice? Make sure to check VeeTee out here: http://bit.ly/veetee-rice.

Wonder Kombucha

With only 10 grams of sugar per serving, Wonder Kombucha is the perfect non-alcoholic prebiotic beverage to nourish naturally occurring probiotic bacteria in the gut. It’s certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free, AND vegan making it the perfect way to improve your gut-health regardless of any dietary restrictions. You can get a $4 coupon for Wonder Kombucha for the month of March here: https://amzn.to/2GwYmUe.

Happy Healthy Co. Açaí bowls, Overnight Oats, and Smoothies

Eating healthy really doesn’t get easier (or tastier) than Happy Healthy Co.’s Açaí bowls, Overnight Oats, and Smoothies. Their smoothies come in 5 delicious flavors made from antioxidant-rich whole food ingredients. You just add your favorite milk or water, blend, and enjoy! The overnight oats come in 3 flavors made from heart healthy ingredients. You simply add your favorite milk or water, and place them in the fridge overnight. Voila! Delicious, easy oats to enjoy cold or hot. Packed with antioxidants, their healthy acai bowls couldn’t be easier. Thaw and enjoy same day or overnight in the fridge. All cups include only non-GMO ingredients and are produced in a nut-free and vegan facility. Find out more about them here: www.happyhealthyco.com, and get your mix and match bundle box delivered straight to your door anywhere across the continental US. New customers will receive $10 off their first order through the month of March.

Nutiva Organic MCT Powder Vanilla & Organic Squeezable Steam Refined Coconut Oil

Nutiva products have been a favorite of mine for years, and their Organic Vanilla MCT Powder and Organic Squeezable Coconut Oil just deepen my love. Made without chemicals, filler oils or additives, the vanilla MCT powder is the perfect way to boost you brain health and metabolism. It’s the perfect addition to your daily coffee, smoothie, or shake to keep you energized while providing mental clarity and fat burning benefits throughout the day. It’s a pure formula free form hexane, chemicals, GMO fillers, dairy, and gluten while also being certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, and Keto. The Organic Squeezable Steam Refined Coconut Oil is made from organic dried coconut without any chemicals. Thanks to the steam-refining process, it has a neutral flavor and scent making it perfect for baking, sautéing, stir-frying, and any and every other way you use butter, olive oil, and vegetable oils. Like the MCT powder, it is also certified organic, non-GMO, Keto, and vegan. Use the code NUTIVA25! or this link: https://store.nutiva.com/discount/NUTIVA25! now through 5/31/19 for 25% off all MCT powder flavors and refined/virgin coconut oil pouches.

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Laird Superfood Creamers: Original, Cacao, Turmeric, and Unsweetened

If you’re looking to upgrade your daily coffee, Laird Superfood Creamers are the all-natural way to do it! Did I mention they’re also great in tea, smoothies, and your favorite baked goods? With naturally occurring MCTs, these creamers provide an energy boost without the crash. They’re made from all-natural, whole food ingredients without anything artificial, and they fit into basically all diets. There’s the Original Superfood Creamer which contains just four ingredients, the Cacao Superfood Creamer for my chocolate lovers out there, the Turmeric Superfood Creamer which is my personal favorite to add to tea, and the Unsweetened Superfood Creamer which has just a subtle natural sweetness from real coconut. Learn more here: https://lairdsuperfood.com/pages/laird-superfood-creamers, and new customers can use the code BABBLE20 for 20% off their first order (offer expires 6/1/19).

Let me know which products you try and what you think in the comments below!

My Morning Routine with TeaWell™ Organic Wellness Teas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #BeWellTeaWell #TeaWell #CollectiveBias

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I don’t know about you guys, but my morning routine is everything! It literally sets the tone for the rest of my day. I like to start off with a nice balanced and filling breakfast and something to get my digestion and mind going. I found that coffee was giving me that dreaded caffeine crash later in the day, so I decided to try switching it up. Luckily I stumbled upon TeaWell™ at my local Sprouts.

TeaWell™ is a new brand of organic teas that is the first of its kind to deliver both delicious taste and health benefits. Each flavor features what they call the Daily Wellness Core which includes Antioxidant Support* green roobios, Immune Support* elderberry, Digestion* dandelion root, and Mental Vitality* panax ginseng. They’re also all caffeine free and non-GMO. They were basically exactly what I had been looking for with ingredients that help revitalize the mind and ward off fatigue while also helping to stimulate digestion. Plus the flavors sounded like the perfect compliment to any breakfast plate!

TeaWell™ comes in five different, delicious flavors - Organic Honey Lemon, Organic Lemon Chamomile, Organic Ginger Mint, Organic Turmeric Spice, Organic Matcha Green. I’ve been starting every morning with the Lemon Chamomile. I heat up water on the stove top while I prep my breakfast ingredients. Then I pour the hot water over the teabag in a mug, letting it steep while I cook. By the time I’m ready to eat, my delicious TeaWell™ Organic Lemon Chamomile is ready to go! It really works out perfectly to get the day started on the right foot. It’s also been a great way to get that extra immune support* and warm start during these cold months.

You can try one or all five of TeaWell™ tea flavors today at your local Sprouts store (found right in the tea department), or see here for other retailer options! Don’t forget to grab a BOGO coupon for your TeaWell™ purchase at Sprouts here!

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

GNC’s Earth Genius – Something for Everyone

This post is sponsored by GNC Earth Genius, however, I’m sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.The US Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements in this post. These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This post is sponsored by GNC Earth Genius, however, I’m sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.The US Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements in this post. These products and statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

GNC recently came out with their own new comprehensive, wholesome line of products called Earth Genius. If you haven’t seen my previous post about Earth Genius and my experience with their Superfoods Supreme powder, you can find out more here. I have to say that I’ve been loving the Superfoods Supreme so much that I decided I needed to give some of their other products a try. They have a broad range of products to fit whatever health need you may have, so I decided to look into a few more deeply before deciding which to try next.  

There’s the Energizing TonIQ, an invigorating tonic that’s designed to help you wake up, refocus, and take on your day. It uses a natural source of caffeine from green coffee bean extract versus the synthetic caffeine found in many other dietary supplements. The Core Slimming Greens are specifically designed to help you reach your diet goals. It’s packed with fruits, veggies, greens, and a special all natural and caffeine-free herbal blend called Slimvance® which has been proven to increase weight loss and waist and hip reduction^.

^ A randomized clinical study of 140 healthy overweight people compared the use of Slimvance® in conjunction with an 1800 calorie diet and walking plan to a placebo with the same diet and walking plan. Those on Slimvance® lost almost 10 more pounds (-11.81 pounds vs. -1.91 pounds), lost over an inch more around the hips (-1.76 inches vs. -0.48 inches) and lost over an inch more around the waist (-2.12 inches vs. -0.68 inches) than the placebo group after 16 weeks.

The Beauty TonIQ is a tonic that is meant to protect and improve your skin tone thanks to Sicilian blood orange extracts. It also contains marine-based collagen to support healthy skin structure. Finally, there’s the Calming TonIQ, a tonic that promotes a sense of calm and relaxation. It is enhanced with adaptogenic mushrooms and Suntheanine L-Theanine.

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They are all super easy to incorporate into your everyday life. You can just add a scoop to water and enjoy since they come in delicious flavors like cucumber melon, mixed berry, lemon cucumber mint, and raspberry green tea. You can also easily blend them into a smoothie, mix them into plain yogurt or oatmeal, or find other fun ways to play around and incorporate them into recipes (be on the lookout for one from me coming to Instagram soon).

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I decided the Calming TonIQ was the way to go for me, as I’ve been having trouble relaxing at the end of the day and ultimately falling asleep. Like all of Earth Genius’ products, its non-GMO and gluten free with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. It comes in a lemon cucumber mint flavor which is delicious just mixed into water. I started drinking some an hour or so before I was ready to start winding down for the night, and it has definitely helped me to decompress, relax, and just feel at ease before calling it a night. It’s definitely worth giving a try if you’re like me and struggle with relaxing and winding down at the end of the day.

Do you want to try Earth Genius for yourself? You can find their products at your local GNC or online. Make sure to use the code 34126 now through 12/31/18 by showing the store manager in store. You can also use this link http://bit.ly/_StacyEG and enter the code 34126 at checkout if you’d like to order online.

Let me know what products you try and how you like them in the comments below!

GNC’s Earth Genius - Superfoods Supreme

This post is sponsored by GNC Earth Genius, however, I am sharing my own
thoughts. All opinions are my own. The US Food and Drug Administration has not
evaluated the statements in this post. These products and statements are not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

I recently stopped into my local GNC to discover that they’ve come out with their own new comprehensive, wholesome line of products called Earth Genius! I decided to give the products a once over because they have a pretty big selection, and, honestly, I was really impressed. The retail associate was also super helpful because they’re specifically trained to educate customers about Earth Genius, matching them with products that address their nutritional gaps.

In a nutshell, I learned that Earth Genius is inspired by nature and crafted by experts. All of their products are non-GMO, gluten free, and made with wholesome ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners. They have a wide variety of products, so Earth Genius has you covered for pretty much any and every void you are trying to fill in terms of living a healthy lifestyle. It doesn’t get much more convenient than being able to find all the reasonably priced products you need in one place!

I decided that I needed to give Earth Genius a try, so I picked up their Superfoods Supreme powder. I decided to go with the Superfoods Supreme because, if you couldn’t tell by the name, it’s packed with superfoods. My diet has been a little iffy between the end of summer and some big life changes, so this seemed like a no brainer. It’s the perfect supplement to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and nutrients that you need to have a balanced diet.

It comes in a delicious mixed berry flavor and is seriously loaded with goodness. It’s packed with 35 different superfood ingredients plus protein. It also includes a prebiotic and enzymes to support healthy digestion. Just checking out the ingredient list makes it evident just how good this superfood powder is – there isn’t a single one that I don’t recognize! It’s packed with whole foods fruits, veggies, greens, sprouts, and beans. It also includes a blend of adaptogenic mushrooms and 6 g of vegetarian, plant-based protein. Basically it’s loaded! They suggest mixing the powder into water, making it super easy to take. I also found it to be a delicious addition to smoothie on the go.

So what’s the consensus? I’m a big Earth Genius fan! I really loved the Superfoods Supreme. It’s such an easy and delicious way to balance out my diet and pack in those superfoods. I’m excited to give the other Earth Genius products a try because they seem to have a wholesome, clean, and smart solution for literally any health goal. I’ll definitely give you updates as I try them.

Want to try Earth Genius for yourself? Well, you’re in luck because you can easily find their products at your local GNC or online. GNC was also kind enough to give me a code to share with you guys for 20% off any Earth Genius products online and in store from 9/27/18-12/31/18! To redeem in store, use the code 34126, and show the store manager. You can use this link http://bit.ly/_StacyEG and enter the code 34126 at checkout if you’d like to order online.

Let me know what products you try and how you like them in the comments below!