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WIN Detergent Review + Giveaway!

Have you ever have that moment in the gym where you’re working out and all of a sudden start to smell some B.O. and you don’t know if it’s you or the person next to you.  You casually play it off like it’s the smelly, old guy next to you.  Then you go in the locker room to change, and as you’re stripping out of your damp, sweaty gym clothes, you get a whiff of some funky smell and realize it was you after all.  How embarrassing…

I am super picky when it comes to buying workout gear.  Tops, sports bras and tights have to have the perfect fit and feel.  When I finally do find workout apparel that I love, I’d like to have it for a while and make it last.  However after sweating in them for weeks and months on end, they begin to take on a weird, permanent smell.  Each time I start sweating in them again, the odor begins to emit itself, which is the worst in the middle of a crowded spin room, where you’re just two feet from the people next to you!

Then in my email one day, I got the offer to try out a special laundry detergent, called WIN, that is specifically made to fix this problem!  WIN is designed to remove sweat, odor, and oils from your favorite workout clothes.   FINALLY something to save my favorite pair of workout tights and sports bras…I’d say that’s a win (no pun intended).  I can honestly say I have noticed my workout clothes smelling less and less after each wash.  No more embarrassing moments in the gym needed and no need to blame the poor, old guy next to you anymore.  It’s a win, win!

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You have the opportunity to win TWO free WIN detergent bottles – One regular bottle, and one green bottle.  The green bottle is dye and fragrance free.   The giveaway will be open until midnight, November 30th.

You can also use the code ‘WINGIVE1′ to get $1 off a bottle.  You can purchase win on Amazon.
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I will email the winner of the giveaway on Monday, December first to get mailing information!

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Thanksgiving Menu

Happy Turkey week! And it’s my birthday week!

I’ve been browsing and brainstorming healthy Thanksgiving recipes for weeks now!  I think I’ve finally narrowed it down to some definite recipes!

Butternut Squash and Arugala Salad

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This is the perfect Fall salad.  It’s also extremely colorful, which makes for lovely visual presence on the table.

Recipe from Shutterbean.

Mashed Cauliflower

IMG_0471This is actually super easy to make and they end up whipped just like mashed potatoes.

Recipe:

Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 t. ghee
  • 1 T. chives
  • 1 Laughing Cow Swiss cheese wedge
  • splash of any kind of milk
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the head of cauliflower into florets
  2. Steam the cauliflower florets
  3. Place them in a pot. Add all other ingredients, and using an immersion blender, whip the mixture into a mashed potatoes-like texture!
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Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I prepped this yesterday, and it made the house spell delicious!!  It was also super easy to make and looks ten times more appetizing than the cranberry sauce that comes in a can.  I don’t know why more people don’t make it from scratch!  Literally, it took me about 20 minutes and most of the time was spent simmering and occasionally stirring.

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I used the recipe from Detoxinista.

Coarse Ground Mustard Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Course Mustard Brussel Sprouts

These are so easy, they don’t even really need a recipe.

Cut brussel sprouts into halves and place them in a gallon-size ziplock bag with enough olive oil to coat them all, with about 1 Tablespoon of coarse ground mustard for about every 20 brussel sprout halves.

Spread them out on a greased baking sheet, and bake for about 15-20 minutes at 425 degrees, or until the outer layer gets a little brown and crispy.

I made these for Easter earlier this year, and I mean, not to toot my own horn or anything, but everyone RAVED over them!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bars

image1These are da bomb, and yes I did just say that.  Make them, you’ll love them, and possibly eat the whole batch yourself before your Thanksgiving celebration.  So maybe make two batches.  That was your warning.

What’s on your Thanksgiving menu?

 

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Healthy Meal Ideas for the Week

If you’re like me, you spend a part of your weekends meal prepping and grocery shopping.  On Saturday and Sunday mornings you can usually find me searching the internet and other health blogs for some new meal ideas to keep things fresh and different. Here’s a few super healthy, and mostly easy, ideas for your weekly meals!

Monday:  Lemon Artichoke Salmon with steamed asparagus

IMG_0448Directions: Marinate the salmon in fresh lemon juice, fresh garlic, marinated quartered artichokes, a little bit of olive oil, and white wine vinegar.  Bake it in the oven in the marinade in a baking dish at 450 for about 12-15 minutes.

Tuesday: Spaghetti squash in a meat sauce with zucchini

IMG_0383Directions: Bake spaghetti squash in oven at 450 for about 30 minutes, give or take depending on the size of the squash. Squash is done when you’re able to easily take out the squash in strands with a fork.  For the sauce, combine canned crushed tomatoes, with already cooked ground turkey, and sautéed zucchini with fresh garlic, basil and oregono.

Wednesday: Turkey burgers in lettuce wraps and sweet potato fries

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IMG_0381Directions:  I bought my turkey burgers pre-made and cooked them on the stove top, wrapped them in iceberg lettuce with sliced tomatoes, salt-free ketchup and mustard.  For the sweet potato fries, I cut the potatoes into french fry shapes, coated them with coconut oil by shaking them in a ziplock with the oil.  I baked them in the oven at 425 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

Thursday: Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Chili — this one is super easy and great for a long, rushed day when you’re too tired to cook or don’t have much time to cook.

IMG_0366IMG_0374Directions: Boil chicken breasts in water.  Oncefully cooked, take them out and shred them on a cutting board.  Then combine chicken broth, a jar of black bean and corn salsa, and a santa fe veggie mix (or something similar) into the crock pot. Cook on low for about four to five hours.

Friday: Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf with Cauliflower mash and a side spinach salad IMG_0342Directions:

Meatloaf – combine 1 lb of ground chicken with chopped celery, onion, and carrot, a low sodium buffalo sauce, one egg, and 1/4 cup oat flour (just grind/blend whole oats if you don’t have oat flour), and bleu cheese or to stay on  the lighter side, a Laughing Cow cheese wedge.

Cauliflower mash – Blend or food process steamed cauliflower with a little bit of milk of your choice and some parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and chives.

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