Join me for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party 9/24 11 am!

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Do you love a good Twitter Party?  Me too! I’m excited to co-host a party where we talk all about healthy snacking! On Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00 am ET, please join us for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party where we’ll be sharing tips on living a healthy lifestyle with some delicious snacks, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

I’m a big snacker. Sometimes I don’t even eat real meals and just load up on a variety of snacks… oh the joys of being a busy professional, right? ;) And living alone… Yeah. Thankfully snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy. There’s Skinnygirl Popcorn. This low calorie popcorn is perfect for me to munch on when the snack attack hits. It not only tastes good but is a great low calorie snack option. Be sure to join us on 9/24, where we talk all about a balanced lifestyle by finding healthy snacking alternatives. It is sure to be a great party!

Join me and RSVP for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

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DATE: Wednesday September 24th

TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

PRIZES: 5 – $100 Walmart Gift Cards

EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 – $50 Walmart Gift Card

HOSTS: @dentistmel, @OurHomemadeLife, @xokammie@comebackmomma,  @_Karen

Special Guest:   @OrvillePopcorn

RULES: #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party Official Rules

RSVP PARTY GRID:  #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party Page

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP: How to join a Twitter Party – sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for a chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that options checked when you RSVP for the party!

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns – they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

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What’s your healthy snack plan?

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Skinnygirl.

Do you have a snack plan?

An average American consumes up to 25 percent of their daily calories from snacks alone! We are becoming a nation of snacking and it’s something we can’t ignore. Is it good or bad? It all depends on how you deal with it.

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Personally, I love to snack. I’m not a big meal person. That 25 percent is more like 50 percent for me. I’m busy a lot. I work a full time job and have a business AND the blog, and I usually don’t have the time set aside to cook.

I have my snacking dilemmas. I often feel a strong pull to snack when I’m working, especially when I feel like I’ve worked a lot and I’m mentally drained or bored. That’s when I want to snack. Getting more excitement back in my life and break through the ordinary of the to-do’s. It’s natural.

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I typically crave sweets. I’m a HUGE sweets person. I love my pastries and chocolate… I could have it all the time. BUT being health-conscious I don’t do that. There are thankfully foods I eat that satisfy my cravings without sacrificing flavor.

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I have a variety of favorite healthy snacks I usually reach towards. It usually depends on my mood and current craving.

Sometimes, if I want something more fresh and sweet, I opt for fruit, like an apple, grapes, or berries.

Sometimes, if I’m craving chocolate – I opt for chocolate flavored cereal or adding cocoa powder to greek yogurt with Stevia. I also really like eating a snack or protein bar that’s flavored chocolate.

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Speaking of snack bars – I recently tried a new one by Skinnygirl. I had no idea they had snack bars but being me, I love trying new products so I loved trying these out.

Flavor wise, they have three varities: Chocolate Peanut Butter with Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Pretzel, and Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate. I ate two on the day I was traveling to California for my vacation and it was JUST the thing I needed to hold me off until I finally got to my destination.

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My favorite flavor was the Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate. I really liked the Peanut Butter one too but for some reason, the banana one just hit the spot more than the other one did. Bot were delicious. And at only about 170 calories they are a great gluten-free, Kosher, no-junk-included snack!

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Skinnygirl is doing this cool promotion called “Skinnygirl Snack Swap”.

Throughout the month of September, Skinnygirl is encouraging women to swap out their snacks for more healthful options with the Skinnygirl Snack Swap campaign. The website is super cute and features a playful tool that asks people to choose their favorite snack and then personally picks healthier options to match that craving. Love it! Brilliant.

Since I’m a chocolate lover I went in and tried one of their recipes for a healthy snack swap… the Chocolate Mug Brownie Cake with Walnuts! Ummm, you know I LOVE mug cakes and this one is just fabulous… I omitted the walnuts though cause I just don’t care for nuts that much (except in nut butter form, hehe)

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Chocolate Mug Brownie Cake with Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin or unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 Tbsp semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts

Yield: 1 serving

  1. In a microwave-safe mug or boil, mix all ingredients except walnuts very well.
  2. Microwave mug cake for 2 – 2.5 minutes (note: microwave wattages and power levels vary; be careful as mug cakes can easily overcook)
  3. Carefully remove from microwave and top with walnuts.

Adapted from: Happy Being Healthy

Nutrition Analysis (per serving):

Calories: 325, Protein 12g, Dietary Fiber 7g

 

Delicious :) And that’s only ONE of the recipes they have to offer… Definitely worth checking out.

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You should totally go ahead and check it out. Their Snack Swap promotion is really awesome and they have plenty of nutritionist-approved healthy recipes and sncak ideas to choose from, so you never have to make a “bad” choice when you’re craving something specific.

If you share your healthy snack swap on your social media, you enter in a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree at Target!! Now that’s another great reason to snack smart ;) All the details are available on their website.

Here’s where you can find them online:

  • Skinnygirl Daily Website: http://bit.ly/1A6hw7K
  • Skinnygirl Daily Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1tAnbi0
  • Skinnygirl Twitter: http://bit.ly/1jVs8RP
  • Skinnygirl Instagram: http://bit.ly/1ngUVQS

 

GIVEAWAY:

Wanna try these Skinnygirl snack bars for yourself? You’re in luck! Enter via the rafflecopter widget below. US residents only (no P.O. boxes!). Void where prohibited.

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If you don’t win – don’t worry. You can use coupon code SNACKSWAP10 and get your snack swaps here  :) With that promo code, you’ll save $1 on your purchase.

 

The ULTIMATE Healthy Living Bundle!

If you’re reading this, I’m going to safely assume you are interested in healthy living, at least somewhat.

That’s why you’re awesome!

So that’s also why I am super excited to show you this…. I am not an author in this one but I am all about furthering your education and experience in things that matter to you, namely healthy living, and this bundle of fantastic ebooks and courses (And MORE) is just the thing you need for the year :)

 

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

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We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, pursue a simpler lifestyle, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to live the best life possible.

But it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the masses of healthy living advice out there – to the point where we’re frozen into complete inaction instead!

That’s where The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle comes in. For the ridiculously low price of just $29.97 (for the PDF version) or $39.97 (for the eReader version), you can get access to a carefully curated collection of eBooks and eCourses with a total combined value of $1,030. 

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The valuable information included in this package is top-of-the-line–and many of the authors who are included are the same bloggers who inspired my own journey–so you’ll be following right in my footsteps! And thankfully, there’s no risk of getting overwhelmed–a Getting Started Guide is included with your purchase, which will help you identify the most valuable resources for your specific health and wellness priorities.

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 15.

Click here for more info or to buy now.

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And Don’t Forget the Bonuses!

The deal gets even sweeter, because the Ultimate Bundles team has also partnered with 10 fantastic companies who’ve each agreed to give a special bonus to every buyer.

I’ve already redeemed several of my bonuses including:

  • A free starter culture from Cultures For Health
  • A bottle of Healthy Mouth Blend from OraWellness
  • A $15 gift certificate from Strawesome. com
  • Lip balms and a hard lotion bar from Made On Skin Care Products
  • And there’s even more —–>

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The bonuses alone have a total value of over $200 – more than 5 times the price of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle itself!

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Here’s what you need to know about the sale:

When? 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, September 10 until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, September 15

What? 73 eBooks and 7 audio & eCourses, PLUS over $200 worth of bonus products you’ll really use!

Where? Purchase the bundle HERE.

How much? Well now, that’s the best part. The entire package is worth $1030, and it’s selling for less than $30. Sweet deal, right?

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This Bundle is For:

  • People who want to make healthy living a part of their life more than before
  • People who want to learn even more about healthy living and take it up a notch
  • Moms who are ready to make a change towards natural living for their families
  • Retired folk who are ready to tackle this new world called “natural living”
  • People who are ready to learn how to cook real food
  • Folks who are on special diets (there are a bunch of cookbooks for gluten-free and more!)
  • People who have been wanting to jump into a more wholesome lifestyle, and just needed a little extra nudge.

I know you’re dying to see exactly what’s included in this bundle, so head on over to the website, where you can see the full list of eBooks, eCourses, and bonus offers.

When you’re ready, you can either buy here directly, or through the website. It’s fast and easy, and you’ll have your bundle sent to your email within minutes.

Click here for more info or to buy now.

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What Do You Have to Lose?

Nothing! This collection is top-of-the-line, and I know you’ll be absolutely satisfied with it, but on the small chance that you aren’t, that money-back guarantee is added peace of mind. And who knows? Maybe you’ll have your own natural-living story to tell one day, just like me–all because you made the choice to step towards healthier living today. It’s worth it, my friends!

Remember, this bundle is available for 6 days only, from 7 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 10th to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 15th.

Disclosure: I am an affiliate (and participating author) in this ebook bundle, so if you make a purchase through my link, I get a bit of a commission. So, thanks for your support! Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Giveaway!

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It’s another giveaway time! I know I’m ending this summer on a really awesome note, right? Woohoo!

And now to celebrate the coming of Fall… and back-to-school for those of you who are in school or have little kiddos who are back in school – we all know one of the yummiest snacks or lunches to have is the good ol’ PB&J right?

Mmm yes.. peanut butter & jelly – such a delicious combination. But the traditional way can get boring right? I know I like variety myself!

I tried it out with a more FUN peanut butter – White Chocolate Wonderful from Peanut Butter & Co and their Raspberry preserves… this made for a seriously delicious pair… except I don’t like to eat it as a sandwich (yawn).

Here’s how I mostly ate it…

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Mmm yes, what could be better than PB&J as a topping for ice cream? Especially when it’s HEALTHY ice cream (check that out too).

What could be better?

Oh, I know – getting it FOR FREE, perhaps?

 

Giveaway:

Enter in my giveaway to win 2 jars of peanut butter and 2 jars of jam as above! Yum! US only. Ends 9/15! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

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