Nature’s Bakery Giveaway

What You Need to Know About (1)

Did you grow up eating Fig Newtons? I did. I had a weird fascination with them. I would eat them when I needed a break from the Oreos, Chips Ahoy, E.L.Fudge, or Animal Crackers we always had around the house. They seemed somewhat healthy to me as a kid, before I liked being healthy or knew what health even was. That was also the time I loved Cherry Coke or Cherry 7 Up! Well, I probably still would like those two choices, but I can’t even tell ya if Cherry 7 Up is still being made. Remember the days of Crystal Pepsi? Yeah, that lasted 10 minutes. But I LOVED it. Anyway, how did I get here? I thought I was talking about Fig Newtons….

So back to it… I like fig. And as an adult, I have found a healthier fig bar with Nature’s Bakery. I am picky with flavors so actually prefer the plain, but MK seems to like all the fun flavors like blueberry, strawberry, etc.

With it being National Nutrition Month and all, Dietitian Cindy and I are doing one last giveaway to round out the month. We are giving away 4 boxes of Nature’s Bakery fig bars. Just enter the giveaway below and good luck! We will pick a winner on the last day of the month.

I am all about being open and honest with nutrition and ingredients so you can view the ingredients list of the plain fig bar below.

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5 Peeps I Want to Workout With

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Is it really Tuesday?!?! I mean, I am thankful it is Tuesday but I got hit with a surprise day of meetings yesterday and today. That meant my Wedding series post for Monday and today’s Fit dish link up got pushed to the back burner. But, I look forward to both so am still going to post (even if late).

Oh and it is week 2 of the National Nutrition Month challenge and we have a new giveaway for it this week. I have the giveaway info at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check it out! And join in on Instagram… it’s fun. Who doesn’t like having ideas of pictures to post?!?! Or maybe it’s just me.. I love doing instagram challenges.

Anyway, back to the Fit dish link up with The Fit Switch and Jill Conyers. Today’s topic is a good one… Picking 5 peeps I would LOVE to workout with. Well, besides you of course. ūüôā Am I making you blush?!? You are on top of the list so this is just 5 other peeps.

  1. Shaun T. Oh my goodness, I don’t know if I would be able to contain my excitement. And I would probably be watching him the WHOLE time. Even though he is taken (and not into women), he is still easy on the eyes. And kick butt!
  2. Chalene Johnson. Her workouts are so inviting and invigorating at the same time. I want to be friends with Chalene and her team. Seriously. We could do Turbofire, PIYO, or any other workout she would want to do.
  3. Anna Kaiser. Did you know she is in the original Insanity video? And now she is on her own creating AKT in motion. I REALLY want to try this workout and hope to one day. It’s only available in NYC I think, but praying it comes to Dallas OR I take a trip to NYC.
  4. Tara Stiles. I am reading her book right now and would LOVE to meet this girl. She is so real and authentic. And a yoga queen! I hope to create a strong yoga practice and I have her and Yoga with Adriene to thank for that!
  5. Karena & Katrina. Yes, the Tone It Up girls. A duo I would love to meet someday! I seriously want to be their friends and often wonder what it would have been like if I had met a friend and created Tone It Up with said friend. Too bad I missed that boat. But, still very thankful these ladies are motivating peeps in such a positive way.

Who would make your list?!?

And don’t forget about our National Nutrition Month giveaway for this week. Enter below:

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Wedding Series: 10 weeks to go!

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I have 10 weeks left to go until my wedding. I am back to the video blogging for all you visual lovers (like me!). I played around with a “makeshift studio” this time, trying to get a white backdrop. Hey, it ain’t perfect but it works. Appreciating the imperfect, that’s what life is about!

Cue the video…


For those that like words better, here is a summary of what I covered:

Wedding planning deets

  1. Decor: Purchased beautiful lanterns from Pier One. They are having a huge sale on lanterns and candles right now. Check this baby out!
  2. The dress is in! I got a call on Saturday that my dress is in and to schedule a fitting. I hope it fits!! I’ll find out on Friday. Wish I could show you the dress, but my fiance sometimes reads the blog so if you are interested in seeing it just shoot me a facebook message or email.

Health-related deets

  1. I am all about more mindful living… and if I have never mentioned it before, intuitive eating changed my life! I love following other professionals who believe in sharing a mindful lifestyle. They don’t prescribe diets because they know diets do not work. EVER. Period. I recently found a podcast that I am seriously digging on! Lauren Fowler recommended it on her blog (Mindful meals). The podcast is called Fearless Rebelle Radio by Summer Innanen. Greatness! And side note, I have REALLY been getting into podcasts lately so if you need any recommendations let me know.
  2. My fellow dietitian friend, Cindy, and I are kicking off the National Nutrition Month Challenge this week.¬†Did you see her guest post yesterday and are you joining in? If not, you SHOULD be! We are giving away a $25 gift card to Whole Foods this week. Plus, photo challenges on Instagram are so much fun. Our goal is to promote a healthy, positive lifestyle with no restriction necessary! No don’ts… just do’s. Just the way we like it. Use the #NNMChallenge on Instagram if you are participating. It’s all in good fun and you won’t want to miss. Holla!

That’s it for the wedding catch up. How was your week? Name one of your favorite things you did this past week?

Happy National Nutrition Month

Happy National Nutrition Month

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle

Hello everyone! I’m excited to be coordinating National Nutrition Month blogging activities with Bri.¬†I have been blogging over at¬†Newlywed Nutrition¬†for about 5 years! Bri and I found each other somewhere in the sea of nutrition bloggers. When Bri reached out to me about coordinating I was thrilled and then our minds got to working! We are very excited to bring you a month filled of nutrition knowledge, tips, freebies, giveaways, and a Q&A series with me and Bri! As register dietitian nutritionists we are the food and nutrition experts who provide evidence-based information and recommendations. Don’t let that science talk throw you off…we promise to make it fun and more importantly informative so that you and your family can Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle!

 

What is National Nutrition Month?

National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

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Recap of what to look forward to!!

1. Nutrition knowledge and tips, of course!

2. GIVEAWAYS!!!

3. 31 Day Monthly Challenge Calendar with tips on how to Bite Into A Healthier Lifestyle!

4. Did I mention GIVEAWAYS? That means free stuff! Like books, giftcards, nutrition swag, nutritional products, and more!! See this weeks giveaway at the bottom of this post: $25 Whole Foods Gift Card!

5. “Ask the RD” video series! That’s right, YOU ask the questions and we answer them with evidence-based information and recommendations.

6. And Freebies!!

Today’s Freebie: NNM Calendar by Bri!
 
We are also teaming up to bring you a Photo-A-Day Instagram Challenge!
#NNMChallenge and Tag @DietitianCindy and @SimpleDlights

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