Arctic Zero Giveaway (3 new flavors! 3 winners!)

Arctic Zero giveaway

The best “ice cream” ever has three new flavors.

And you could be one of three people lucky enough to try it for free ;) (or any other flavors)

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me talk about why Arctic Zero is the best freaking frozen dessert evahhh.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

I love frozen treats in the summer… or any time in the year actually. Arctic Zero has the ability to satisfy my craving without feeling guilty because the ENTIRE pint is only 150 calories! That’s right. It’s super low in calories and it’s NOT filled with junk ingredients either. It’s all healthy stuff. It’s good stuff!

I just love it…

I absolutely LOVED the coconut flavor. Then the Sea Salt Caramel. Then the Orange Cream, but only because I never cared much for that one in general.

Photography by Kamila Gornia

 

Loved it topped with some peanut butter and berries. Yep. I go intense.

Anyway, do you wanna try some Arctic Zero for yourself, for free? Enter in my giveaway!

GIVEAWAY (3 Winners!)

Three winners! The winner will receive three vouchers, which can be redeemed at your local grocery store. US only. Giveaway ends September 8th! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Good luck!

After-School Snacks + Monthly Link-Up

Can you believe August is pretty much over? Time is flying.

I realize I say this all the time but it seems like the older you get, the faster time goes by. It’s crazy. Slow down!

Anyway, students are going back to school right about now… if you have kids I’m sure you’re excited for this. I’m done with school and being single I don’t have any more school talk, except at work for promotions, but this doesn’t mean I can’t share some deliciousness in the form of After-School Snacks suggestions with you ;)

Check out the embedded slideshow below!

Check out 12 Best After-School Snacks

by Kamila Gornia at Foodie.com

Now for some link ups!

Marketing & Business stuff:

Psychology & Lifestyle stuff:

Delicious Recipes:

Enjoy!

If you like any of the posts linked in this, please TWEET or share it on Facebook!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foodie by Glam.

My favorite wellness hacks for your everyday life

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As a healthy living blogger, you know I like to live my life in a way that invites and encourages wellness and healthy behaviors as much as I can.

But at the same time, I am not a superhero – I am a busy girl with lots to do so being healthy does sometimes feel harder than it could.

So I thought you might be struggling sometimes too. Wellness is an important thing for all of us (or should be) and I’ll try to make it a bit easier and more accessible in this post.

Here are my favorite wellness “hacks” (but really, it’s just tips) for your everyday life so you can fit more healthy living into your day.

1. If you commute via train or bus, get off a stop or two before yours and walk the rest of the way.

I have been doing this for about a year now and it’s become a habit, it’s not even annoying or like meh, it’s just something I do and it’s my way of fitting a little bit of activity into my regular day.

If you don’t commute via public transit and you drive instead, why not parking a bit farther from your destination and walking the rest of the way? Maybe parking far in the parking lot or a few streets away… anything to get some extra walking steps into your day and get you moving more!

2. Use non-dairy milk instead of cow’s milk

I haven’t used cow’s milk in years. YEARS. And I could never go back to cow’s milk.

Not only it is great for your health to limit your dairy intake (I prefer to keep the dairy I do eat to cheese (sometimes) and yogurt), it’s also healthier overall. If you prefer to drink Soymilk, you can opt for that (learn more here) or if you prefer another non-dairy milk, you can do that.

3. When craving chocolate, make healthy alternatives

I am a chocoholic. I love chocolate. A lot.

A few squares of dark chocolate is sadly not enough for me. I like it too much.

So I’ve had to learn to find ways to satisfy by sweet tooth for chocolate with healthier alternatives that don’t require me to polish an entire block of chocolate.

First, I make a protein shake with chocolate protein powder and cocoa powder to make it super chocolatey. It usually hits the spot, plus the extra protein is filling and satisfying too.

Chocolate Chia Pudding

If I’m not in the sipping mood, I get some plain greek yogurt and add cocoa powder to that and some stevia and stir it up so it becomes chocolate yogurt. It’s like pudding and it’s freaking delicious.

Chocolate Coconut Protein Pudding

Here are some other alternatives you can make instead of eating chocolate but that will still satisfy your craving quite well, if not better:

4. I exercise in the very morning as soon as I wake up

Yeah I do that before my brain has the time to come up with excuses not to. I’ve tried hard to be able to work out after work but it just doesn’t happen. Like, ever. I come up with every excuse in the book: too tired, too many people at the gym, it’s rush hour, I’m hungry I’ll do it later, and so on.

When I do it in the morning, I wake up and boom.. I do it. No excuses. Nothing to hold me back. I have no other commitments that early so this is the only thing that’s on the agenda. So it gets done.

That would be all – the simplest and my favorite wellness hacks to get you to be a little bit healthier in your everyday life.

If you like them, please tweet or share this post!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Amazing meals from a Chicago local healthy delivery company, Factor 75

I recently got the pleasure of trying the most delicious meal delivery service from Chicago called Factor 75.

So being a very busy person, I won’t lie – I like convenience. I don’t always have time to cook (read: barely ever) so I like things prepared for me. Living alone, things like this make it easier. But I also don’t like to eat crappy food so it’s not easy to find convenient foods that actually TASTE good and ARE good for you.

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I’m always a bit skeptical of meal delivery because.. I don’t know. It’s hard to tell if it will actually taste good, especially if the meals are healthy. Is it gonna taste like cardboard? Like frozen meals? Or like fresh food?

Well, thankfully – Factor 75 is the freshest meal delivery service I have ever tried.

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And now I know why – they have their own chef making the meals in the morning before shipping it off, and it’s never frozen, all fresh, and all-freaking-delicious.

It’s pretty simple to make it work too, you just pick whatever meals you want to eat and they make it for you and ship it to you to enjoy within 4-5 days of getting the delivery. And since it’s all local, you know they literally just made it and it IS fresh. No crazy shipping across the country.

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Unfortunately, I only have phone pictures and most of these are after I already cooked the food (and sometimes mixed it up already, woops). I was hungry each time and I just did it, and each time after I mixed it up, I remembered I should have taken the pic before. Oh well.

It was just too good.. I couldn’t help myself ;)

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So.. are you curious?

Interested?

You should check them out, totally worth it! —> Factor 75