Yummy Candy (+Giveaway!)

I’m always on the hunt for new products–I love finding unusual products and healthy alternatives to the typically preservative-packed, sugar-filled treats! I love baking and making goodies myself, but there are some amazing products out there that taste amazing, are nutrient-packed, and make it possible to get the best of both worlds!

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One of my favorite product lines right now is Yummy Health. I’ve never tried their chips, but their bars are the perfect way to get my chocolate fix and some omega-3s in. See my previous post to learn more about healthy fats and why we need them! These bars are not sugar free, but that means that they don’t include artificial sweeteners. I would feel comfortable giving these bars to my nephew–and I know he would love them! Plus the little boost of fiber is great, especially considering that the majority of Americans barely get enough on a day-to-day basis.

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The bars come in Brownie, Chocolate, Cookie Dough, Coconut, Peppermint, and Peanut Butter flavors. My personal favorite might be the peppermint–if you close your eyes, then it is EXACTLY the same as a peppermint patty. The bars are coated in dark chocolate, which is so hard to find. I really dislike milk chocolate and that automatically rules out nearly every candy bar…but finally I have these guys!

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If you’re dying to try them (and how could you not be?!), I’m hosting a giveaway to sample all the flavors! The giveaway ends 04/29/16 and is open to the US only (sorry friends abroad!). Enter the giveaway here: ENTER HERE 🙂

Want access to more amazing giveaways? Go check out Running with SD Mom’s Link-up: http://www.runningwithsdmom.com/2016/04/wednesday-giveaway-roundup_26.html#.VyC72iMrJO1

And the winner is…@j_mosh! Congrats! Thank you to everyone who entered and keep on the lookout for more giveaways to come!

True to your core, even when it gets crazy (+Giveaway!)

So life has gotten a little beyond crazy recently–I firmly believe this time of year is inevitably the busiest time! I am so grateful for the amazing people I have in my life who always support me at times like this. Funnily enough, one of those people just reminded me of the value of friendship. Having close friends keeps us healthy in both mind and body. It can be hard to make time for chatting with friends or going out to dinner, but when you’re stressed that’s often the best solution!

I have been able to keep to my work out plan because that’s what makes my body feel in tip top shape. Plus making the time to spend with friends has really brightened my mood and decreased my stress despite the spring chaos. These activities are part of who I am and make me feel good. They are pretty typical and have lots of research to back them up, but everyone is different. Maybe for you it’s spending some time outside everyday or meditation, but these things are at the core of who we are and keep us grounded in chaos. I truly think discovering what makes you feel good and making the time for it is a huge secret to living well.

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I recently got the chance to try some CORE hydration water and I must say it is some pretty delicious water. I gave out some bottles to the lovely people at my college’s post office and friends and everyone was surprised! I’m typically not a water snob (we all know those people who always think the water tastes funny), but even the snobbiest of people would love this stuff. I’m usually not a fan of plastic bottles either, but these bottles are 100% recyclable and pack a great punch of electrolytes and minerals–making it way better than tap water! So now…here’s your chance to win some with a giveaway for a CORE hydration product!

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Giveaway ends 04/11/16.

Enter the giveaway here!

What brings you joy at the core of your being? Are you a water snob?

Find CORE Organic at a store near you here, including 7-11 (link:http://bit.ly/findorganic).