July 3, 2017

Make It Easy To Give Kids Healthy Snacks

You know how you always say, "Kids! You need something healthy to eat for snacks." Well, now you can cut up their snacks, hopefully organic fruits and vegetables, and place them in this container.  This Fit & Fresh Fruit and Veggie Bowl is just what you need for your kids to come home to from school everyday.

There is no need for them to dive into unhealthy snacks that will not be good for them in the long run. With this fruit and veggie bowl, your kids will finally be able to have those snacks that will lift them up instead of giving them that crashing fast after eating those sweet snacks they have eaten for so long that are not healthy for them at all.

When your kids get home from school or hanging out with friends, let them see you eating something healthy, you know, like setting an example for them, that this is what a real snack is, not that sweet, junk food, that is found in the center aisle of every grocery store.

May 18, 2017

Gobble Up Your Dinner Tonight

So I have had this Gobble ad on my blog for a while now and I finally decided to try the food myself. I went to their website and just loved the dinner options they have ready to be stove top cooked, baked or grilled in no time at all. For my first order, I was able to receive $35.85 off my first box, #dinnersolved.

Now, from what I could see, it looks like their menu changes weekly. For this week, I saw dinners ranging from  Mole Rubbed Chicken Breast with Mexican Style Corn on The Cob & Braised Pinto Beans,  Aloha Ahi Poke Bowl with Seaweed Salad to Summer Vegetable Bucatini. All their meals are kid friendly as well.

Once I clicked on the button, Get Cooking, I was taken to the next page where I entered my email address and zip code. After entering my email and zip code, I was taken to another page that showed me an image of how many people would I be feeding, 2 or 4 and what food do I like, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, shellfish or vegetarian. From this page, I choose the options I wanted for my weekly dinners and moved on to the next page.

On the next page, it shows you the delivery option dates and asks for you delivery information. Going on to the last page, I am shown 12 meals (3 dinner kits for 4 people), what my delivery date would be and the total cost, minus the $35.85.

The meals I choose were none of these though. The meals I thought would be delicious, and I was right, were the Blackened Prime Sirloin Steak, Brown Sugar Crusted King Salmon and Turkey Burger.

When my box arrived, this is what it looked like:

Okay, so this box does come packed with those plastic ice packets to keep the food cold. This is what the food  looked like when I opened my box. It looked delicious. I took the food out right away and stored the meat in my freezer until I was to cook my first meal the next day. The vegetables in the plastic bags, I placed in my refrigerator.

DAY   1 & 2  COMBINED:

After removing these packages from the box, this is what they looked like and I could not wait to make my dinner the next day. I say next day because I already had my dinner. My husband grilled the two sirloin steak pieces and I cooked two pieces of salmon on the stove top with the vegetables. It was easy to unpack the ingredients and all the ingredients are real, no fake food, artificial colors or flavors whatsoever. This is the type of food we all need to be eating, especially if you are a busy family and just want your meals to already be semi prepared for you, with ingredients you will enjoy, ingredients that will put not only a smile on your face, but fill your stomach with foods that are healthy.

From the images below, you can see I am preparing the King Salmon with the vegetables. I did forget to take photos of my husband grilling the steaks, but I did get photos of the steak with baby carrots and mashed potatoes on his plate. The brown sugar rub was delicious and I just 

DAY 3:

For my day three meal, my family ate this delicious turkey burger with brioche bun and green beans. Just like the sirloin steak, my husband grilled the burgers instead of doing the suggested baking in the over at 475 degrees. I did heat up the green beans on the stove top and I added the bread crumbs to my turkey patty only as my husband and girls did not want that added.

On the bottom of my brioche bun, I spread on the balsamic onion jam which was so delicious and such a treat. Along with the turkey burger and balsamic onion jam, I added a slice of smoked chedder cheese, melted and arugula to the top of my burger.

I took photos, like I did above, but I was not able to open them as I sent them to my email for some reason. So, I had to take photos of the Gobble recipe card they sent me and this is exactly what my burger looked like as the final product.

This is a burger I could eat over and over again. Eating already prepared gourmet meals, with ingredients you can see and not guess what it is, has finally made its way to your front door step. Eating out can be tiring sometimes and now there is a better way to eat healthy meals with real ingredients and not have to worry about driving, waiting for a table and adding a tip to the final check.

For your first purchase, Gobble will give you 50% off! Place your first order today and it will appear at your doorstep in no time at all. Gobble is giving you a code to place your order as well. Your code is: SECRET50 so use it today and have healthy meals, ready to prepare in minutes for you and your family.

It it time to Gobble, Gobble at home either alone or with family and friends.

April 13, 2017

Holistic Health for the 21st Century

November 1, 2016

Very Awesome Aromatherapy Essential Oil Ultrasonic Diffuser and Mist Humidifier

Hey guys! If you are looking for an amazing diffuser, this is the one you must purchase. Not only is this a diffuser, it is also a mist humidifier. Just look at it. I looks nice and inviting in any room in your home. I love it! I comes with cord to plug into your wall and will create that warming and comfortable home you want with whatever essential oils scents of your choosing. This diffuser/humidifier also has a timer with 4 settings, above all is quite! If you are like me and have used other diffusers in the past, or present, that were loud, this is the one for your in your home or office.

 Not only is this diffuser/humidifier quite, it has an auto power shut off and has 7 mood changing lights. Right now, I have the diffuser on my kitchen counter top, but will move it around my home as I see fit. I love the changing colors and you will too.

*I took this article from my other blog: http://allthingshomemade.blogspot.com/ *

September 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered what Aromatherapy is?

Have you ever wondered what Aromatherapy is? Aromatherapy can be considered an alternative medicine. This alternative medicine, essential oils, can and is used in a positive way in an individuals bodily and mental health.

Did you know that the human sense of smell is ten thousand times more powerful than our other senses? This means that when you inhale an essential oil for, let's say, brain health, it instantly goes to the brain instead of having to break down like a pill.
When an essential oil is sent to the brain, it directly goes to the olfactory nerve cells inside the nasal passage and into the larger olfactory system. The olfactory bulb them delivers that essential oil to the brains limbic system. The limbic system works as a 'seat' of emotions and the originator of our emotional behavior on a daily basis.

Our limbic system is something to marvel. Regardless of which essential oils you inhale, you may feel a rapid release of mental strain or negative emotions. These essential oils will also release muscle tension at the same time. I did not know this, but the pituitary gland and hypothalamus is connected to the limbic system. This means our hormones are being affected by the essential oils we use daily. These essential oils affect our nervous system, appetite, body temperature, concentration and stress levels.

The essential oil I use everyday is Frankincense. Frankincense has been used for centuries, going back to the bible. In fact, Frankincense is called "The King of Oils". Frankincense has it's origins in Europe, India and North Africa. Frankincense is the oil I use for anti-inflammatory issues and as in antioxidant, antiseptic and much more. Frankincense can be used internally and externally. In fact, this is how I use it.

I either take two drops under my tongue, add two drops to veggie caps or add 10-12 drops to a rollerball bottle with other oils I use to make my own blend for auto immune issues.

In conclusion, aromatherapy is something to take seriously as we all know how certain scents work in our body and how these scents can lift of up, bring back memories and work in our body and mind is ways we had never thought about for our health.

September 1, 2016

Did Somebody say 'Flu Season'?

Ah yes, just as the 'flu season' is right around the corner, so to are the days for colds and fevers. Have no fear my friends and family. Our health can still remain strong in these cold, winter months.

Yes, you guess it, I have an oil blend for that too.
Contact me to let me know what you need, or are out of.
I will send you a list of my oil blends..
We can stay healthy, through all seasons...

Stay On Guard today friends and family. Do not let these 'season of sickness' get you down. In fact, do not even see these as a 'season of sickness'. Instead, see this as your Season of Wellness.

May 2, 2016

Staying Hydrated Begins with Drinking Water

Hello my friends!

As we head on into the month of May, let's think about something that is probably not on our minds as often as it should be. This would be hydrating our bodies with water.
Yes, water in one of the most important liquids for keeping us healthy on a daily basis. At one time, I thought drinking coffee, which is made with water, would be enough for me to stay hydrated.

Well guess what, I was wrong. Even though coffee is made with water, the water does become diluted and water is no longer going to be useful to keep us hydrated. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love coffee and drink at least two BIG cups a day, then I reheat it several times throughout the day, which I know is not a good for me.

In fact, I have actually made a promise to myself that I would stop drinking coffee once all the coffee bags I have in my home and office are all gone.

As much fun as it is to drink coffee and be seen drinking coffee, it is not good for my health, but far be in from me to waste something I have already purchased. So, I will drink all the coffee I have purchased and then purchase no more. My girls do not like coffee, but they love this vanilla blend at a big name coffee house. So, if you see me going into one, it is for my girls. If anything,  I will get a smoothie as a substitute for coffee.

Alright, back to water and the importance of drinking it daily. The human body thrives off water. Our bodies are made up of 50% to 75% water. This is a lot of water that our bodies, and minds, rely on to keep us running. Look at it this way, in order for our vehicles to work, or stay in motion, they require gasoline at least 3 times a week depending on how you drive.  Same goes for our bodies, the ultimate machine, that requires optimum maintenance.

One thing many of us might not consider, on a daily basis, is fatigue or being tired. If by chance these are symptoms you feel, you can bet it is a lack of water causing such symptoms. Honestly, who would have thought that a lack of drinking water would cause such symptoms throughout the day.

It is amazing how important drinking water everyday is. Without water, our enzymes are not able to produce energy. This would be energy everybody needs to help them wake up, get out of bed, eat a breakfast and get out the door. From the poll I posted titled, "How Many Glasses of Water Do You Drink in a Week?", it looks like drinking water is not a high priority.
How many glasses of water do you drink in a week?

Isn't it interesting how water is taken for granted? Water is a very important fuel we need to stay active and our bodies staying in working order. Indeed, water is the most amazing, and easy way, to remove waste that is causing our bodies to become 'backed up' or constipated, if you will.

Can you image all the toxins that are built up in our bodies for simply not drinking water? Have you ever heard of the 8x8 rule? Yeah, neither have I until this weekend. The 8x8 rule is when you consume 8 glasses of 8 ounces of fresh, pure water, per day.

Although this sounds like a lot of water, just think how your body and mind will feel when they are relieved of the toxins that are building up causing tiredness, pain and unnecessary sickness.

Speaking of fresh, pure water, if at all possible, it is best to drink water that has been filtered and not sitting in a plastic bottle. Plastic bottles contain a chemical called  BPA. This chemical has been in use for over 40 years now if you can imagine. I do not know about you, but I just learned about BPA in the last 8 years. So, I have become leery of purchasing anything in a plastic bottle or container.

Let me digress here, back in college, in the 1990s, I drank water all the time. In fact, I would keep my plastic water bottle, sitting in my car, in the hot sun for who knows how long. Remember, I did not learn about BPA until about 8 years ago, so for all those days at school, while I kept one of my many water bottles sitting in the sun, BPA was seeping into my water even more that it already had been from the water being filled into these water bottles.

There are plastic water bottles on the market that do say they are BPA free. If you see these, like the one I am using in my photo to the right, I would buy one, but please, do not leave it in anywhere in or near the sun, BPA free or not. Now, the best way to drink water would be in a glass cup or glass bottle.

Last month, I purchased three glass bottles for myself and my two girls. These glass water bottles are wrapped in a rubber on the outside so they will not shatter if or when they are dropped. Glass, is my far, the best way to go when drinking anything, especially water.

Water is an excellent way to detox your body. The thing I like to do is add, or diffuse, lemon, lime, ginger and even kiwi or strawberries, in my water. Sadly, this diffuser in my glass water bottle, is plastic, I was not able to find a glass bottle with a glass diffuser. So, as much as I wanted to use all glass, it was not possible. Anyway, with this diffuser, I add my fruit, shake up the water bottle and eventually my water has a hint of fruit flavor.

Now, adding fruit to my water is nothing new to me. While pregnant, I added lemon and lime to my water because as much as I love water, and drink it everyday, drinking water with some natural fruit flavors, is much better.

Last, but not least, drinking water is vital for our daily living friends. Please do not let the fact that water might be 'boring' stop you anymore. Now, you can add hints of real fruit flavor to your water and do all you can to drink water doing the 8x8 rule to stay hydrated and quite possibly, reverse illness.

Aside from using real fruit, I also add various essential oils like Peppermint, Clove, Lavender and On Guard to my water