The haps


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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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The wisdom saga.


So I kind of fell off the planet for a while. I haven’t been on a scale in forever. I haven’t posted a progress picture. I haven’t been blogging or posting food pictures on the regular.  I have been in a state of purgatory for the last month or so. There are a few different reasons but I will share the most dramatic. My wisdom. Or lack there of. I just went through wisdom tooth hell. wisdom-teeth_01

So over the course of the past month or so I had two infections in my left wisdom tooth. The first time I treated it with antibiotics with my dentist. She told me my tooth needed to come out. Of course I didn’t listen and ended up with another infection about 3 weeks later. At that point I knew I was screwed and had to have it out. We treated the second infection with another course of antibiotics and made an appointment for me to have it removed. Now a little history. I had another wisdom tooth out about three years ago. It did not go well. My poor surgeon had a super hard time getting my tooth/roots out. I had extra roots and it was just a mess. I told my current dentist Dr. Julie McCarron (yes, I am calling her out) that my past surgeon had a really hard time getting my tooth out and asked her a million times if she was SURE she could pull this tooth. She took 3 x-rays and insisted that yes she could absolutely remove it with  no problem. Awesome, great, grand. Let’s do this shit.

Absolute. Total. Fail. She numbed me up. Well that was a disaster I had fleeting pain all over my mouth which has never happened to me during a numbing shot. So she starts working on me. Pull. Crunch. Twist. Crunch. Splitting. I heard a lot of SIGHING. Like legit loud SIGHS. I knew right away that this wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. I need another numbing shot because I could feel her tools. Stop more pain.  So as she is prodding away I start to feel ill. I ask her if she can stop briefly and suction my mouth out as I felt like I was going to puke. She sighed AGAIN and replied FINE. I remember thinking no this lady is not giving me attitude!! I could also hear her stomach grumbling away also which was super annoying! So after about 20 minutes or so  she manages to pull the top part of my tooth out with you guessed it–no roots. She was sticking all kinds of crazy things into my mouth trying to dig my roots out. I knew the time was ticking down. 15 mins, 30 mins, 45 mins, 60 mins. Even though I was completely numbed up I could still feel and hear all the drama around me. At the 60 minute mark she rushes out of the office. Comes back in and exclaims. I am done. I am not working on your mouth anymore.

At this point I am basically in tears. I am frightened to death of dentists (what rational human isn’t). She informs me that  I have to wait a week to see Dr. Stone. He is the only oral surgeon that we have down here in the Keys. He will remove my roots for me. So not only do I have a big bloody hole in my mouth, I have to go and get another deeper bloody hole in my mouth. 2 for the price of 1!

I go out to the office and she has the nerve to ask me if I want pain pills. DO I WANT PAIN PILLS? You mean after you just butchered my mouth for 1 hour straight you are going to ask me if I WANT them? She gives me shitty pain pills. Of course she does. Oh and what else does she do? She gives me the worlds strongest antibiotic. The ones that are used to treat malaria. The antibiotics that will leave you feeling like you got shot 56 times in the stomach. I was so sick I had to stop taking them after 2 days. Thank god I had some amoxicillin stored away to help with infection. I realized that their office closes at 1 pm every single day. Basically this lady gave up so she could feed her stomach. I  left really PISSED!!!

The pain was pretty bad. Typical tooth extraction but the jaw pain was pretty severe as well as she had try to dig out my roots. It did start to heal after 4 or so days. Just in time to see my oral surgeon! Yay! Round 2!

Dr. Ira Stone was amazing. He told me he would take care of me and have my roots out quickly. It literally took him 17 minutes to perform the whole surgery. He gave me the good good. By the good good I mean GAS. It was amazing. He had that stuff flowing! At one point I couldn’t feel my entire body so I had to have him turn it down. He gave me the right pain meds and the right antibiotics. His office was fantastic. The doctor himself even called me that night to check on me. Such amazing people. I didn’t like the price though. 755 dollars for 2 roots to be removed. INSANE. My mouth has no pain now. Still a small opening but that is closing up more and more every single day. I have a follow-up appointment with my surgeon in two days. Teeth. Drama.

SO that is why I have been quiet. I haven’t been able to exercise or eat properly or do anything that I truly love. I am on the up and up and I will be back though. This whole experience has fueled me to get my ass on the grind. I got some health goals to set and reach.

Sorry to be quiet for so long. I promise I am still here.

Do you have any dental trauma? Share with me. I would loooove to hear your different experiences.