Brown Rice Cous Cous Salad {gluten free, dairy free}

No grain cooks faster than cous cous, but this grain comes from wheat. I recently found out about brown rice cous cous from Vitacost.com and I’m hooked! It’s gluten free because it’s made from roasted brown rice, and the flavor is nutty and satisfying. You can cook the brown rice then toss remaining ingredients in the pot to makes this a beautiful one-pot meal.

 

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Review: Healthy and Incredible Eats At Green Bar & Kitchen

I recently went to Green Bar & Kitchen for the first time to meet up with a group of health coaches who also attended Integrative Nutrition. We enjoyed some amazing eats and discussed positive ways to help others through clean eating and healthy living.

Here we are with GBK co-owner and fellow health coach, Elena Pezzo. Feeling happy and healthy after eating delicious and healthy food.

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Snack on this – eatKeenwa Krunch

When I saw eatKeenwa on Instagram @eatKeenwa, I knew I had to try them. The looked so yummy and wholesome.

I was able to get my hands on samples of Walnut Date Agave and Cinnamon Banana Strawberry. Thanks eat Keenwa!

Disclosure of material connection: eatKeenwa.com provided me with this product to review. All opinions expressed here are completely my own.

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eatKeenwa is a great snack for on the go. It’s chewy, crunchy, and satisfying! A serving is 6 nuggets that fits in your hand. Even two servings (or two handfuls) is a reasonable sized snack to keep you going. You’ll want to chew these well to savor the flavor. My favorite is the Cinnamon Banana Strawberry with chunks of dried banana and dried strawberries. The Walnut Date Agave is really tasty too with the delicious taste of walnut complimented by the dates and quinoa.

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All varieties are non-GMO, gluten free, high fiber with 5grams per serving, low sodium, soy free and dairy free. It’s a winner in my book!

Check these out asap! You can find them at a variety of retail stores in the Northeast. Find out where exactly by going here: http://eatkeenwa.com/pages/stores

Order directly from http://eatkeenwa.com/ if you cannot find locally. I’m traveling in a few weeks and these will be in my snack bag.

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Get your hands on some of these today!

What is your favorite snack for on the go or to stash at your desk at the office?

Product Review: Flora Source By Nutri-Health

My friends over at Nutri-Health.com asked me to try a product of my choice from their website then write up a review. I decided to check out this probiotic, Flora Source Multi-Probiotic Women. I am always in search of finding a new probiotic to give my body a variety of healthy gut bugs. It’s optimal to rotate your probiotics.

If you are looking to improve your gut health, which can boost overall health, then adding a good probiotic to your supplement protocol is a great idea.

How do you know if you need to add in a probiotic supplement? If you are experiencing the following:

  • bloating
  • excess gas
  • have trouble digesting certain foods
  • heartburn or GERD
  • recently taken antibiotics of have taken rounds of antibiotics in the past
  • low energy
  • emotions including anxiety or depression

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Disclosure of material connection: Nutri-Health.com provided me with this product to review. All opinions expressed here are completely my own.

This probiotic formula is unique in that it contains prebiotics as well in the form of short chain fructooligosaccarides (a proprietary blend from NutraFlora scFOS). Ingesting prebiotics along with your probiotics is ideal because it gives the healthy bugs something to feed on so they can then do good work in your body.

This product seemed to help my overall digestion. I could tell by the frequency and shape of my stool that it was having a positive effect on my body. I am experiencing less discomfort from bloating and gas as well. This is complimentary to my overall balanced healthy eating.

The recommendation is to take 2 capsules daily for a week then switch to 1 capsule daily for a week, then repeat the regimen.

A helpful probiotic and prebiotic regimen will:

  • improve your ability to digest foods
  • improve elimination
  • increase nutrient absorption
  • reduce gas and bloating
  • clearer thinking and better moods
  • weight loss
  • less sugar cravings

Taking the Flora Source Multi-Probiotic Women formula helped me experience several of these benefits. Check out this product if you are seeking a new probiotic/prebiotic formula!

Disclaimer: This post is based upon my personal experience. The materials and content contained on this website are for general health information only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with you medical doctor before making changes in your diet, exercise, medicine, and supplement program.