Healthy Upgrades for your life! Exercise, Nutrition, and Beauty.


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Healthy Upgrades for your life! Exercise, Nutrition, and Beauty.

Originally posted on Grace Got Healthy! :

Mid-August is flying towards us, and I’m greeting it with mixed emotions. On one hand, I’m looking forward to the end of hot and sticky days; on the other hand, the end of summer means saying goodbye to kayaking, swimming, and eating nothing but ripe fruit for dinner. As a result, this month becomes this weird, in-between territory, caught somewhere between sandals and new school supplies.

To deal with this, I’ve decided to embark on some mini-upgrades, ways to take advantage of these last hot days while looking forward to autumn. You know, like filling up the last page of a notebook before cracking open a fresh new one (pro tip, y’all—whether you are in school or not, you NEED new pens and planners for fitness/diet tracking…best feeling ever!)

Exercise upgrade:

First up is my exercise routine. The most consistent workout, the one I do all summer, is to go…

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Skinny noodles shirataki review.


I finally got a chance to try my skinny noodles last night. I wish I had tried them earlier. I am super impressed. If you are into asian dishes like stir-fries, soups, pad-thai…this is IT. The noodles were very thin. They really have no taste. Very neutral. They pick up the flavor of the sauce you put them in. So versatile. My next plan is to put them in a some kind of soup.

20140703-110838-40118971.jpgI made stir-fry with my noodles.

20140703-110840-40120944.jpgYou can use whatever veggies you want for yours. Just chop them all up.

20140703-110841-40121671.jpgAdd a bit of oil to your pan and get the veggies cooking.

20140703-110839-40119863.jpgWhile my veggies were cooking I started draining the noodles. I drained them 3 times.

20140703-110842-40122631.jpgI cooked my chicken on the side as the veggies were cooking. I can’t find my wok so the process took a bit longer!

20140703-110843-40123194.jpgAdd cooked chicken and spices. I used some ginger and some ponzu sauce + a tbsp of peanut butter.

I used a paper towel and got out any extra water from the noodles. I simple popped them into the pan and mixed everything together.

20140703-110843-40123759.jpgThe final product. It was delish. Peanut/soy sauce was amazing and the noodles added a lot of volume with barely any calories! Super excited to try the rest of these guys!

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Don’t forget I am running a giveaway for these noodles right over here– 5 packs!

http://gracegothealthy.com/2014/07/02/giveaway-5-packages-of-skinny-noodles-shirataki/

You can find out all of the information on their website here-

http://www.getskinnynoodles.com/

Giveaway- 5 packages of Skinny Noodles Shirataki!


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Announcement and giveaway! My husband and I will be traveling to Thailand in August! We are headed to Bangkok and to the beautiful island of Samui with two of our good friends. So stoked! You know what a halfway trip around the world means? I have to get into shape. Like yesterday!

What does that have to do with the giveaway? Oh right. I have been working with a company called Skinny noodles shirataki. They make low carb, low-calorie noodles that are perfect to throw in stir-fries, soups, pad Thai, whatever you can imagine. Perfect to get my thai food on without all those extra carbs!

The noodles are made with all natural ingredients, no preservatives and right here in the US. Gluten free, soy free, Kosher certified and provide you with 3 or 4 grams of fiber a serving with no guilt. If you are trying to lose weight or cut out  carbs these noodles are perfect for you.

I will be making a chicken and broccoli stir-fry tonight and will blog that recipe tomorrow.

For now let’s get the giveaway started.

I will send 1 reader 5 packages of the following noodles.

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  1. Skinny Noodles Spaghetti
  2. Skinny Noodles Angel Hair
  3. Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettuccine
  4. Skinny Noodles Macaroni
  5. Skinny “rice”.

The macaroni shape is so fun! <3

To enter you must LIKE and COMMENT on their Facebook page. Let them know that GraceGotHealthy sent you! Remember to LIKE and COMMENT so you are entered.

https://www.facebook.com/skinnynoodles

Comment on this post with what kind of noodles you would like to try best and I will throw your name into the lottery a second time!

Winner will be announced in 1 week. Good luck!

 

Perfect fourth of July Drinks.


Introducing the cutest portable shots EVER.

http://www.liqsshot.com/ sent me the most adorable tote bag filled with these yummy little cocktails. Perfect by themselves or added to your favorite drink.

What I like- Portable! Recyclable and Reusable! Made in the USA. 4 awesome flavors. Made from quality liquors. Agave tequila and 6X distilled vodka. Perfect for enjoying (Responsibly) on the beach, boat, or at your fourth of july cookout! The best part? LOW calories!

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VODKA·KAMIKAZE

VODKA·CUCUMBER·LIME

VODKA·LYCHEE·GRAPEFRUIT

TEQUILA·CINNAMON·ORANGE

 

20140630-112846-41326781.jpgThe tequila was super smooth and not overpowering. The kamikaze my husband tried and said it was just right.

20140630-112847-41327646.jpgThis was my favorite of the bunch. Vodka-cucumber-lime. I enjoyed it on a private island in my backyard. I know that sounds really snobby but it’s true!! (I live in the Florida Keys).

20140630-112846-41326098.jpgMore shots! The lychee vodka grapefruit would be good with a club soda and maybe some lime. Yum.

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This was such a fun company to review. They are decently priced as well. Check out their Facebook for fun information and coupons. Don’t forget a pack for fourth of July!!

https://www.facebook.com/LIQSshot

 

What is your fourth of July tradition? We don’t have one! Tell me yours ;)

Quest Nutrition Bar Giveaway.


Everyone has been ranting and raving about how AMAZING Quest Nutrition protein bars are. Seriously. You can’t be in the health and fitness business and NOT know what they are. I asked them if they could send me some samples to review and they did something awesome. Not only did they send me a box of cookies and creme protein bars, but they sent me a variety box of 12 different flavors for ONE of my lucky readers!! How awesome! Here is what you get-

quest1A variety pack including the following flavors-

  1. Strawberry Cheesecake
  2. White Chocolate Raspberry
  3. Peanut Butter Supreme
  4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
  5. Banana Nut Muffin
  6. Apple Pie
  7. Cinnamon Roll
  8. Coconut Cashew
  9. Vanilla Almond
  10. Double Chocolate Chunk
  11. Choco Peanut Butter
  12. Choco Brownie

These bars include 20g of high-quality whey protein, 2-7g active carbs and no sugar added! Quest Bars are not only fit friendly and gluten free; they are the perfect ingredient for cooking up healthy and delicious treats in the kitchen! What amazes me most is the amount of dietary fiber in each bar. 17 grams!!!!!

As a bonus to my AWESOME readers I am going to throw in 3 of my own cookies and creme bars to share with you. So that will be a total package of 15 protein bars perfect for lunch or pre/post workout. Or use them for a dessert! They are wonderful anytime of day :)

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The cookies and creme are def my favorite bar. They taste like straight up oreo cookies in a bar form. NO GUILT.

Winner will be picked in one week. Contest open to USA and Canada. To enter simply leave a comment on this blog with what flavor bar you are most excited to try!

For a second chance of winning– pop on over to https://www.facebook.com/Gracegothealthy

I have the contest pinned to the top of my page. Like me if you haven’t already and leave a comment and share the contest.

Good luck!!!

No words Tuesday.


 

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