National Nutrition Month!!

March is National Nutrition Month.  Every year I love to see what theme the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics choose.  This year the theme is “Go Further with Food.” I love this years theme.  It reminds us to go back to the basics and bring healthy food back into our life.  Get rid of the processed food and go further with fresh and non processed food.  Our bodies are not meant to take in processed food.  Use sparingly if you do use processed food.  With a good mindset about food and planning out healthy meals for us and our families I believe we will be able to Go FURTHER in life with more energy  Start your day out with a healthy breakfast and make sure you get in a good healthy lunch. Make a dinner the center point to re connect with your family.  Using healthy food so everyone stays healthy and feels the energy that good food can provide.

I have been so much better this year with planning out meals and knowing what is in my re-fridge so food does not waste.  Incorporate vegetables as a big part of your diet. It’s such a great way to live.  I am not so big on fruit as I am on veggies due to my diabetes.  Since I do not take medication and I control my numbers by what I eat my fruit intake is low so my numbers stay low but if you don’t have diabetes you should make fruit and veggies a good part of your diet.  I love apples and they are in the low index group of fruit so you will see me eating apples and berries.

Let’s see how far we can go by changing up what we eat and paying better attention to adding healthier foods into our diet.

Premier Protein Pancakes

Every weekend my sweet husband makes pancakes or waffles for our family.  This has been a tradition for many years.  I love it because I get a break and it makes the kids feel great because it means a lot to them due to the awesome tradition. All you do is swap out the milk for a Vanilla ready to drink premier protein shake or 2 scoops of the premier protein powder!  YUM and a must try!!

 

 

 

Jill’s Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake~ As seen on Dr. OZ

I have had about 30 emails in the past few days asking for my shake recipe so I said I would post it at the top! :-) To good health!

Jill’s Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake~As seen on Dr. OZ ~ Click Here to Watch

Ingredients

Serves 4

2 cups fresh or frozen Raspberry’s
1 container of strawberry low fat yogurt.
1/4 cup orange juice
1 handful of fresh spinach. You and your kids wont even taste the spinach. It’s the only way I can get my 8 yr old to get in his veggies.  He  really has a hard time with the texture of most vegetables so thank heavens for this smoothie!!
8 baby carrots
2 scoops of vanilla or strawberry ~Premier Protein Whey Powder, Vanilla Milkshake, 3 Pound
2 teaspoon of Flaxseed oil . You wont even taste it. There is also a beauty tip using flaxseed oil. It is great for making beautiful hair, skin and nails.
1/4 cup of dry oatmeal
2 teaspoon of wheat germ

Combine all ingredients in blender with a small amount of ice until smooth and serve. 🙂

* Amount Per Serving / 10- oz
* Calories: 203.1
* Dietary Fiber: 12g
* Total Fat: 4.0 g
* Sodium: 52.2mg
* Total Carbs: 23.1 g
* Protein: 20g

Premier Protein is going to be my side kick!!

I am so Excited to announce I will be working with @PremierProtein and sharing all the ways I use my favorite protein shake on the go and in recipes. Stay tuned for plenty of delicious and nutritious posts. Since I have Diabetes many of the items I create will be made with diabetes in mind.   #TheDayisYours #sponsored #livingwithdiabetes #premierprotein

perky fruit bodies ~ Promoting healthy Options

I am always finding ways to have healthy options in the house for my kiddos.  Perky fruit bodies is a all natural fruit snack that is one of my favorites.

We got home from a long day of school and speaking engagements.  We were all tired but had one more big thing to do.  It was my son’s night at scouting to advance and be awarded his arrow of light award and his webelos award.   I had a few perky fruit body snacks in the car and it was the perfect snack to get us going right before we headed out to his event that night.  I never feel guilty for giving us healthy snacks so I like to have them in my car. We also finished one when we got home.

perky fruit bodies

One bite and you knew it was real fruit and not a processed sugar snack!!  The number 1 flavor was Strawberry Banana  …  Everyone came back for 3rd and 4th’s  and 5ths of this flavor.

Perky Fruit Bodies Gil Cohen  you have a wonderful product and what a great way to run a family business.

Talk about a healthy snack:

We love Perky fruit Bodies!!

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