NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!!

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!!

As many of you know, I try to stay as close to sugar-free as possible. Sugar for me has always been a trigger for candida, breakouts, weight gain, and mood swings.  You can read more about the negative effects of sugar on the mind and body here. Drastically reducing sugar improved my life in such a huge way many years ago. It’s actually quite easy with the help of NuNaturals, my favorite brand of stevia!

I use it in my coffee, dessert recipes, green juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and a couple drops added to LaCroix is an absolutely lovely and healthy sugar free treat! You can see more of my favorite sugar free recipes at the end of this post!

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!

 

NuNaturals is my secret weapon that I’ve used for the last 6 years. I’ve tried so many different brands and this is one of the most pure and best tasting!! I’m so excited to be GIVING AWAY this wonderful product to 4 lucky readers!!

Each winner will get:

  • 1 bottle of the Vanilla  Stevia Liquid
  • One 50 pkt box of our NuStevia NO CARBS White Stevia Powder packets
  • 1 bottle of our Cocoa Syrup
  • 1 bottle of new Cocoa Mint Syrup (this is DELICIOUS in your morning coffee!)

All four winners will receive the total package plus a FREE BONUS PACKAGE with a retail value of $70.00.

NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway!!!

To enter, simply follow the instructions below. One lucky winner will be announced on Monday, November 16th! This contest is open WORLDWIDE, however, NuNaturals does not ship to PO Box addresses. Good Luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are sincere and 100% my own.

Here are some of my favorite recipes using NuNaturals!!

MG_6931-2 Easy Delicious Chocolate Pudding – raw, vegan, sugar free, dairy free.

GOJI DETOX TEA_Linda Wagner Goji Detox Tea – tastes great, wonderful for bloating and de-puffing, especially great after indulging over the holidays!

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Chocolate, Strawberry Superfood Smoothie – absolutely LOADED with nutrition. A delicious way to boost your immune system, kids love it too!

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Acai Bowls – love these as breakfast or a snack. Getting the sugar free packs and using stevia reduces the amount of sugar significantly! A great, healthy food for picky eaters! ANTIOXIDANT_icedtea_LW

Antioxidant Iced Tea – healthy and delicious!

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Sugar Free Apple Cider – so yummy, guilt free, and perfect for fall!!  

 

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SkinnyPop Popcorn + Austin City Limits Ticket Giveaway!!!

SkinnyPop Popcorn + Green Juice

I’m so excited about today’s giveaway! As many of you know, I’ve taken a little break from blogging this summer and what better way to come back then to be featuring a delicious, healthy snack and offering an absolutely AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!! I think this might be the best giveaway I’ve ever done!!

SkinnyPop Popcorn + Austin City Limits Weekend Pass Giveaway!!!!!!!!!

The kind folks over at SkinnyPop were generous enough to reach out and send me some of their delicious ready-to-eat popcorn to help me prep for the Austin City Limits Music Festival! I have to admit that I’ve never been a huge popcorn fan. I remember all my friends would love to order popcorn at the movies and my mom would made it regularly as a snack, but I was never a huge fan…

 

SkinnyPop Popcorn

I saw SkinnyPop for the first time earlier this year at Costco and after looking at the clean ingredient list: popcorn, sunflower oil, salt, decided to try it. I figured I probably wouldn’t like it, but I actually really enjoyed it! It’s nothing like the artificial stuff I remember growing up. I think what I didn’t like about movie popcorn and microwave popcorn were the weird artificial flavors (remember that bright yellow “butter” sauce?!) and the hard texture. SkinnyPop is genuinely light and fluffy and yummy!

I always tell my clients to pay attention to how they feel after they eat. You should feel good and light and energized by your food and not heavy, tired or weighed down because that’s an indication that your body is having a hard time digesting! My body still feels great after eating SkinnyPop and that’s how I know it’s a good fit for me!

SkinnyPop Popcorn + Green Juice

The first weekend of Austin City Limits is this weekend and I always try to get festival-ready by eating clean and getting lots of nutrients because I know that I’m not going to have access to clean, nutritious food at the festival!! The perfect snack for me right now is a green juice (the one pictured is kale, pineapple, cucumber, green apple, spinach, and lemon – so good) and some SkinnyPop popcorn!

During Austin City Limits, SkinnyPop will be offering free pedicab rides around the festival grounds every day from noon – 9PM, so festival-goers can get a lift from one end of the festival to the next (a life saver after all that walking!) and receive a complimentary bag of SkinnyPop!

SkinnyPop is also giving away TWO 3-Day Passes to Weekend 2 of Austin City Limits Music Festival, Oct 9-11th!!!

That’s a $500 value and tickets have already been sold out for quite some time!

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To enter, simply follow the instructions below. One lucky winner will be announced on Monday, October 5th! Good Luck!!

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Disclaimer: I was given this product for free in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed are sincere and 100% my own.

 

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 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

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Monday Motivation

7-easter-treats

 Adorable Bunny Pancakes here and here.

 14 Simple, Delicious Recipes With Just 6 Ingredients (Plus Salt).

 This woman posted a photoset that reminds all of us that “healthy” does not mean “perfect”.

 This Avocado Cheese and Egg Pizza on Bread is genius!!

 The Healthy Vegetable You’re Not Using But Should Be. Try this recipe too!

 7 Best Foods For Rapid Weight Loss.

 35 Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life.

 9 ‘Healthy’ Snacks That Really Aren’t Good for You.

 The 24 Hour Flat Belly Meal Plan.

Easter Egg Hummus Toast from Fork and Beans

 How adorable are these Easter Egg Hummus Toasts from Fork & Beans?!

 His TEDx Talk Inspired Us To Get Women And Girls To #PoseLikeASuperhero.

 This Childhood Favorite Has A Warning Label In Europe – Why Not Here?

 Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn.

 Fantastic Freezer Meals to Make Your Life Easier.

 I love making my own sprouts at home. It is ridiculously easy and so much cheaper than buying store bought. Here is a great step-by-step tutorial to get you started! You may want to use one of these too!

 14 Signs That You Need Detoxification and what you can do about it.

 An Emotion That’s Surprisingly Good for You.

 Why We’re All Deficient In Magnesium, The Many Signs & What To Do.

 Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

 Love these Avocado Deviled Eggs for Easter!

7 Almond Flour Desserts That Are Both Healthy And Delicious.

 Your Smoothie Is a Sugar Bomb. Here’s How to Make It Healthy.

 What’s the Difference Between White & Brown Eggs?

 8 Ways To Save At Whole Foods Market.

 10 Things Learnt From The Two Roommates Who Saved More Than $55,000 A Year.

 The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus.

 Popular herbicide may indeed cause cancer, WHO says.

 20 Toxic Things You Probably Use Every Day.

 The Very Beginning of Being Sick to Death!

 The filmmaker who wants Millennials to start thinking about Alzheimer’s.

 Watch Colorblind People See A Sunset For The First Time.

Happy Monday xo

 If you’re looking for more great reading you can flip through all my Monday Motivation articles here! Enjoy!!

 Did you write or read a great article this week? Please share it in the comments section below!

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 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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Raw Vegan Rainbow Roll

Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

Here in Austin, the weather is FINALLY starting to feel like spring! It’s been amazing to see the sun again and get to spend some much needed time outside. With warmer weather I always start to get questions on “how to lose weight and get in shape fast” and I always say my secret weapon is simply raw vegetables. Weather you juice them, blend them, or chew them, raw veggies are an essential part of cleansing and tonifying the body. Raw veggies are also loaded with amazing health benefits that will make you feel amazing from the inside out!

These beautiful Rainbow Rolls are one of my favorite healthy snacks and a great way to boost your raw veggie intake! These rolls are absolutely gorgeous and taste amazing! I admit, I used to be very intimidated with the thought of making any kind of sushi roll, but it’s actually super easy. Give yourself a few practice runs and you’ll get the hang of it in no time!

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

This roll alone is bursting with nutrients to support cellular detoxification and cleansing:

  • Cucumber is rich in B vitamins, water, electrolytes, silicon and sulfur to support hydration, liver, kidney, skin, and immune system health.
  • Carrots provide antioxidants and vitamin A which helps the liver to cleanse toxins out of the body. Carrots also support the skin and help to create that beautiful GLOW.
  • Green & Purple Cabbage is low in fat, high in fiber, supports healthy blood pressure, and acts as a natural anti-inflammatory. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, B6, manganese, sulfur, and potassium. Cabbage also has well-known cancer preventative compounds lupeol, sinigrin and sulforaphane. They stimulate enzyme activity and inhibit the growth of cancer tumors. A Study on women showed a reduction in breast cancer when cruciferous vegetables like cabbage were added to their diet. (source)
  • Avocados are rich in vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, potassium, B5, B6, and vitamin E. They also contain high amounts of oleic acid which has been linked to reduced inflammation and been shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer!
  • Nori (seaweed) is surprisingly rich in protein – 100 grams of nori contain between 30 and 50 grams of protein, making it one of the plant world’s richest sources of protein! Nori is also naturally high in iron, iodine, vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamine, magnesium, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and potassium. It supports healthy cholesterol, acts as an anti-cancer agent (due to high amounts of vitamin C), supports healthy thyroid function, eyesight, and clear skin.

Who knew you could get that much nutrition out of a modest little veggie roll?!

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

Raw Vegan Rainbow Roll

You’ll need:

This will make about 2 rolls, double, triple, quadruple your ingredients as desired!

Raw Veggie Sushi RollsPlace a sheet of nori shiny side down on a cutting board or sushi mat. Note, a sushi mat is extremely helpful but not 100% necessary.

At the bottom edge of your nori, layer on a small amount of each ingredient. Keep in mind, less is more for this step since most people tend to over-stuff. The more volume you have, the harder it is to roll.

Lift up the edge of the sushi mat closest to you with both thumbs then fold it over your ingredients, squeezing slightly to keep all the ingredients inside. Continue to roll your sushi until you get about an inch from the opposite end. Raw Veggie Rainbow Sushi RollsWet your fingers with some water and then wipe the remaining edge of your nori. Then finish rolling. This step ensures that your roll will stick together.

Use a very sharp knife to cut into 1 inch slices.

If you are like me, it’s much easier to learn when you have a great visual so I’ve included this instructional video by my friend Russel James, The Raw Chef, he’s much better at explaining the process than me!

I know it seems intimidating at first, but I promise the process is actually quite easy and once you make a few rolls, you’ll get the hang of it and want to make it all the time!

I used this dressing to dip and it was DELICIOUS!! You could also use a spicy peanut dip if you like something a little thicker. Both are fabulous!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I’ll be posting more raw food recipes through out the coming weeks. In the mean time, you can see all of my raw food recipes here.

RAINBOW ROLL - Raw Veggie Sushi Recipe via Linda Wagner

 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

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Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

It’s that time of year again!! The Super Bowl is this weekend so here are some delicious (and healthy!!) snacks you can enjoy guilt free with your friends and family this Sunday!

paleo bison chili

This Paleo Bison & Kale Chili is always a hit! Kids, picky eaters, meat eaters, and healthy eaters all love this hearty dish!

Buffalo Cauliflower

This Buffalo Cauliflower looks amazing!

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos oh man, these look good!!

Ahi Poke

This Ahi Poke is easy, delicious, and healthy! A great, sophisticated appetizer and one of my faves!!

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries, I mean seriously, who doesn’t love sweet potato fries?!

Baked Zucchini Fritters

You’ll want to make a double or triple batch of these delicious Zucchini Fritters…better yet, make that a quadruple batch (they freeze well too)!! These suckers are sooooo good!! They also make excellent vegetarian meatballs for your pasta dishes.

Asian Slaw

This Asian Slaw is a healthier, tastier take on traditional coleslaw.

Healthy Queso Dip (Dairy-free, Soy-free)

The Detoxinista is my (S)HERO when it comes to healthy versions of comfort foods! This healthy queso looks and sounds beyond delicious!!

Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut dipping sauce

Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut dipping sauce, need I say more?

Canellini Bean Salad

Everyone will love this gorgeous Canellini Bean Salad. You can serve it on it’s own or with blue organic corn chips for dipping!

Avocado Brownies!! These are seriously so good!!

These Avocado Brownies are moist and fudgy and taste just like regular brownies!

I hope these recipes inspire you to have a healthier Super Bowl Sunday!! Enjoy the weekend! xo

Detox EBooks by Linda Wagner

 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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Monday Motivation

Coffee and Mondays

 You’ll Never Guess What’s In A Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (Hint: You Won’t Be Happy)

 The Connection Between ADHD and Nutrition

 How To Have a Happier Monday

 20 Things Highly Successful People Do In Their 20s

 Here’s What Happens When You Stop Being a Vegan – a great perspective on labels and being realistic about your health and lifestyle!

 This super easy Butternut Bisque with Cauliflower looks delicious and has only 8 ingredients!! (I would sub quinoa flour and organic cream or coconut cream/milk to make it even healthier!)

 Carbs Without Cause: 8 Foods Worse than White Bread

 25 Ways to Rev Up Your Walking Workout

 UCSF Study Links Soda To Premature Aging, Disease, Early Death

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 What Does a Sustainable Shopping List Look Like?

 10 Turmeric Benefits Superior To Medications – my favorite way to take turmeric is in this easy Detox Tea.

 How One Mom is Helping Her Child Fight Cancer with Holistic Detox Therapies

 10 Traits That Young Millionaires Have in Common

 What’s Your Fitness Age?

 The Best Time to Do Everything at Work

 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously

 The Healthy Hair Diet

 The Problem With Being Too Nice – this was very interesting!!

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 Do You Have A Healthy Relationship With Food?

 Finding Peace and Balance When Dealing with Change

 Change Your Truth: How to Let Go of Negative Beliefs About Yourself

 Love this easy 6 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe!!

 The Diet That Can Save Your Life

 How to Push the Pause Button on Adrenal Burnout

 Pesticides and Autism Spectrum Disorders: New Findings from the CHARGE Study

 Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?

 DHA Keeps Your Brain Healthy

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 Where You Hurt & How To Fix It

 Easy Dinner Ideas with No Clean Up: Cook in a Parchment Bag

 8 Keys to Success from Jack Ma, Self-Made Billionaire and CEO of Alibaba

 8 Ways to Eat Healthy Even If You’re on a Budget

 48-year-old cures high blood pressure, heart palpitations by maintaining this food protocol

 Scientists Reviewed 343 Studies to see if Organic Food is Better for you. Here’s what they Found Out

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 Happy Monday!! xo

 If you’re looking for more great reading you can flip through all my Monday Motivation articles here! Enjoy!!

 Did you write or read a great article this week? Please share it in the comments section below!

Detox EBooks by Linda Wagner

 Looking for a fast easy detox plan? I’ve got everything you need to get started! Check out my step by step programs here.

 Interested in one-on-one Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching with Linda? Click here and here for details on how to get started.

 For more healthy living tips and recipes please subscribe to this blog, follow me on twitterLOVE me on facebook, subscribe to my YouTube channel, follow me on Pinterest, OR if you are interested in getting started on your own weight loss journey with a one-on-one consultation, shoot me an email!

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