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Nektar Sweet review & giveaway

As winter approaches I know that getting colds and sore throats comes more often.  One thing that helps me prevent these is some of my favorite hot teas! I have always been a fan of regular honey in my tea until now!
Thanks to my partnership with Fit Approach and sweat pink, I have been able to try a new sweetener, Nektar!
I received this adorable little package in the mail!  I mean, how CUTE is all this??
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I could not wait to try it! Even the hubs got in on the action!
Nektar is fantastic!  It really is just like honey without all the mess!  Measuring and pouring it acts like sugar so there is not sticky mess to clean up!  I can’t wait to try it is more recipes over the holiday season!
It will also be perfect to travel with since it doesn’t make a mess!  Yay! I am all about easy and simple options!
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A few things that I love about Nektar

  • All natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Naturally gluten-free
  • Available at your local Wal-mart (find your nearest location here)
  • Easy to measure and pour

So what is not to love?  For me, nothing!
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And one more thing to love is that Nektar is giving me to chance to give away 1- 6 oz bottle to one of my awesome readers!  So click on the link below and enter to win!
This giveaway is open to US residents only.
Good luck friends!

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MightyNut Review and Giveaway!

It is Wednesday!  Yay! That means it is almost the weekend! Lately my weekends have been pretty busy, so I have been doing a bit of food prep during the week.  My experiments in the kitchen lately have been turning out pretty delicious!
One of my favorite peanut butter brands, Peanut Butter & Co just launched a new item, powdered peanut butter! Thanks to my awesome partnership with FIt Approach & Sweat Pink, I was sent some MightyNut to review!
As always, I am thankful for the opportunity to review items and receive compensation for my work.  All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own!
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I am sure you have seen other powdered peanut butters out on the market.  I have seen and used different ones so I knew I was already a fan of them.  Getting to try Mighty Nut was a really great experience.  Not only was the flavor great in the 2 choices I tried, but it forced me out of my comfort zone to get creative with the product!

Mighty nut comes in 4 awesome flavors!

I chose to try the original and the flax & chia flavors!  I love that it came with a little scoop!
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Coming up with a recipe was my next challenge!  I made a super simple one for a quick on the go drink or post-workout drink.

Mighty Nut peanut butter & vanilla shake

  • 1 scoop of the chia & flax Mighty Nut
  • 1 scoop your choice vanilla protein poweder (I used Young living vanilla spice)
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk.

I added the ingredients and shook it in my blender cup and 1 min later I had one of the best shakes I have ever made!  Wow! I did not want to be finished drinking it!
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I also wanted to experiment with the original Mighty Nut! Oh it was fun!  The Hubs was really happy to be my test taster over the last 2 weeks!  He especially enjoyed the peanut butter cakes that I made with a recipe from A Whisk and Two Wands!
This recipe was inspired by my love for Thai food but wanting to make my own meals at home vs always getting take out!

Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps!
Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup tamari (can use soy sauce too)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 lbs chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 TBS sesame oil for cooking
  • Sesame seeds for garnish
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 head of red leaf lettuce (or another lettuce of your choice)

Peanut sauce (you might need to play around with the ingredients till you find the right taste for you.  This ended up with the peanut taste and a little tangy and sweet at the same time)

  • 3-3 1/2 TBS powdered peanut butter
  • 4 TBS sesame oil
  • 4 TBS tamari
  • 2 TBS brown sugar

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Directions

  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together.
  2. Place the chicken in the marinade for at least 30 min in the fridge.
  3. Mix the peanut sauce together while the chicken marinades.
  4. Add sesame oil to frying pan and add in the chicken
  5. Cook the chicken for about 10-12 min till it is no longer pink on the inside (I take the largest chunk and cut it in half to test)
  6. Once chicken is fully cooked, place it in a food processor or blender.  Pulse it until the chicken is shredded.
  7. Cook the red pepper in 1 tsp of the finished peanut sauce.
  8. Add all ingredients to a lettuce wrap, garnish with sesame seeds if desired.

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I also took the leftovers and made a salad! SO good either way!
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And now an even more fun part, YOU can win a jar of Mighty Nut along with the adorable scooper!!  Click below to enter!!! Contest will end on Sunday, November 1 at midnight EST!

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  • U.S. only
  • One prize per person. If your winner has already won through another SPA’s giveaway, we will ask you to select another winner. We suggest including this disclosure in your post:

One prize per person. If you win this giveaway, and have already won another prize from Mighty Nut through another blog, please disclose that you have already won so we can choose another winner.

Good luck!
Have a healthy and happy day!

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Love Freekeh Review and Giveaway!

Hello friends!  Happy Wednesday!  Today I have a fun review & giveaway to share with y’all!  Thanks to my awesome ambassadorship with Fit Approach, I was sent some Freekeh and tried it out!
{Disclaimer: I was sent the Freekeh for free in exchange for a review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own!}
If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen me post lately about some meals I have enjoyed with some Freekeh!

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You may be asking yourself, what IS Freekeh???  Well, Freekeh is an ancient grain first discovered in the Middle East roughly 2,000 years ago!  It comes from the top of green wheat and then is roasted.  It reminds me a little of quinoa or really fluffy rice.

Freekeh Foods comes in 3 flavors.  I was able to try the original and the rosemary sage.  They also have one more flavor, Tamari, which I would love to try one of these days! Besides Freekeh tasting so great, it is packed with fiber and protein, and this brand is organic and non-GMO! So winning in many areas!

Over the past few weeks I have toyed around with Freekeh in my kitchen and made some yummy meals with both the original and the rosemary sage flavors.  Here are a few things I came up with:
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Freekeh Apple Crisp!
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Freekeh in a smoothie bowl

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Freekeh stir fry
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Freekeh in taco salad

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Freekeh with rosemary chicken and roasted brussles sprouts!

Wow!  I am drooling again looking at these pictures!  As you can see, Freekeh is very versatile and can be used in many different recipes!
Have you ever tried Freekeh? What ideas do you have for a recipe??
Would you want to try some Freekeh AND a cookbook full of awesome recipes?  Well, here is your chance!

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Make sure you click on the link to enter the giveaway!  It will end at midnight CST on Friday, Sept 11, so enter now!

Have a healthy & happy day!

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Mommy Track Fit Workout Review & Giveaway!

We all have busy lives!  I am thankful that I am able to have a gym membership with some really great classes.  There are days however when I just can not make it to the gym.  I do workout on my own sometimes, but I have found that I tend to do better with at least one other person.  Mostly for the accountability of it.
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Thanks to my partnership with Girls Gone Sporty, I had the privilege of being part of a beta test group for Mommy Track Fitness! Through this opportunity I was given the chance to virtually attend 2 classes in exchange for my review.  All opinions are my own.

I was really excited to try out these classes!  They came at the perfect time since I was not able to make it to the gym much last week due to my work schedule.
Before I was able to attend the classes, I was sent a link to register for the class.  It was pretty simple to pick the classes I was going to attend.  (At first I clicked on the wrong date, but it was simple to fix).  Then I received confirmation emails about the classes, and the links to take me to the live class.  All the emails I received gave great instructions on how to get everything done.

The first class I attended was a 30 min Cardio Fusion. Bringing you the best of both worlds, Cardio Fusion combines low and high impact cardio, cardio drills, and strength training for the ultimate calorie-burning workout.
The second class I attended was a 30 min Tabata Max.  A high intensity interval training workout based on the Tabata training method — 4-minute intervals that consists of 20 seconds of intense exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  Our Tabata Max class consists of a 5 minute warm-up, followed by 20 minutes of Tabata-style training featuring upper body, lower body, and cardio intervals, and closed out with a 5 minute cool down and stretch.

The classes offer a variety of exercises with modifications if you need them.  The beauty of each class is that you can work at your own pace!

You don’t need a lot of equipment for the classes.  A yoga mat, resistance bands, and weights.  It is a great combo for at home workouts!

I used my laptop for the classes, but you can also access them from a phone or tablet.  Great if you are on the go!

Even though the company is called Mommy Track Fitness, you don’t have to be a mommy to attend!  The class is open to anyone (even men).

One thing I really appreciated about Alex was her cheerful attitude and her ability to make sure we were all on the same page.  She was great with communicating back and forth and letting me know what I needed.

I was not expecting for everyone to be able to see everyone else who was attending, so at 5am, I was a little surprised, but it all worked out.  It ended up being nice to be able to see others so I did not feel like I was really alone!

For me the only drawback was the time of day.  The classes I attended were at 5am my time (6am on the east coast).  It was little rough getting up at 4:30, but I made it.  There will be options for other times in the future, so that is something I would consider for the next time I take a MTFit class!

You can check out a few other reviews from my fellow classmates:
Brianna – I Run, He Tris (www.irunhetris.com)
Christine – Dream Big Runner (www.dreambigrunner.com)

Click below and see how YOU could win a class with MTFit!

Join us for a Twitter party on Sept 30th for the winners of the class giveaways and for more fun from MTFit!!

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XO,
Esther
-Chocolate Runner Girl-