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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Healthy Ice Tea Recipe

HAPPY NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY!! In honor of one of my favorite beverages, I wanted to share this article, originally posted March 2011. This recipe is BURSTING with antioxidants, is sugar-free, and tastes amazing!! Enjoy!!

Nothing says summer in the South like Sweet Tea. The sun is shining, kids are swimming, birds are chirping, and it’s time to play! Here in Austin, the weather is heating up and spring is officially in full force.

With weather in the upper 80’s today, I was in the mood for something clean, cool, & crisp. The answer, Iced Sweet Tea!! But you know me, always health minded, I decided to forgo the heaps of sugar for a healthier, sugar-free version. I got a little creative and gave my tea a twist by using Harney & Sons Chinese Flower (Green Tea with flowers and lemon). Let me tell you, it is AWESOME as an iced tea!!!

I actually don’t care for the taste of the Chinese Flower Blend as a hot tea but it’s a definite keeper as ICED Tea! I love this brand, they have the cutest tea sachets and come in a really lovely tin. An excellent gift idea…hint, hint! 😉

You can find them @ Amazon, Barnes & Noble or on their website.

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So what’s so great about green tea anyway? Green tea is bursting with antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect your cells from damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radicals are by-products of our normal body functions. They are constantly formed and then destroyed by antioxidants throughout our lifetime.

The problem is, through exposure to things like cigarette smoke, radiation, pesticides, environmental pollution, food additives and even regular household chemicals (like cleaning products, perfumes, paint, out-gassing from carpets, dry cleaning, etc.) free radicals begin to accumulate excessively in the body. Eventually these free radicals will exceed our body’s ability to fight them off. If we don’t have enough antioxidant supply, the extra free radicals will invade the healthy tissues around them and attack healthy cells. As a result, our health will suffer from cancers, cardiovascular diseases, immune deficiencies and other health problems.

So, be a good girl/boy and load up on antioxidants!! The best way is through the diet. Green Tea is a great source as well as all berries (blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries etc.), apples (an apple a day keeps the doctor away!), pecans, artichokes, broccoli, & kale just to name a few. Load up with plenty of fruits and vegetables at each meal and you should be covered 🙂

To make this fabulous, antioxidant rich Sweet Tea, simply add 4-5 Chinese Flower Tea sachets to about 2 quarts of boiling water. Let steep for 3 mins. Serve chilled over ice with a squeeze of liquid stevia and garnish with sliced lemon.

I always order my stevia through iherb.com they have the absolute best prices!! I like NuNaturals brand alcohol free liquid stevia, it’s the best tasting. Be sure to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order!

I hope you enjoy this healthy Iced Sweet Tea and some warm weather to go with it!

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Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

raw mint chocolate chip smoothie

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this AMAZING Mint Chocolate Chip Shake!  This is what I love about raw foods, you can have delicious, decadent recipes like this and still be cleansing!!

I LOVED Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream as a kid and it’s still one of my favorite flavors. This shake tastes exactly like to the real thing!!

Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. You could also add some baby spinach to make it a more green in color and give it a boost in minerals!

This shake is sooooo good!! If you like Mint Chocolate Chip as much as I do, you will really love this recipe! Kids will love it too!

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!

Raw Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
 
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  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 bunches fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 2 dropperfulls Cocoa Extract
  • 2 dropperfulls Vanilla Stevia
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Cacao Nibs as garnish
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. I use VitaMix. You could also add some baby spinach to make it a more green in color and give it a boost in minerals!

 You can find more smoothie recipes here. Enjoy!!

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Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

I grew up in the Midwest and cold weather always makes me think of casserole. I probably consumed over 2,000 casseroles during my childhood years (haha, kidding…kind of) and I loved them! It wasn’t until I was older that I realized how fattening most casseroles are and how devoid in nutrition, especially when using canned cream soups. You can read more about the toxins in cream of chicken soup here and cream of mushroom soup here

I was craving a casserole type of dish and decided to put my own healthy spin on it. I’m really happy with the result and I know it’s good healthy food that the whole family (even kids and picky eaters) will love!!

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

You’ll need:

  • 4 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups cooked white quinoa (mine was left over from the quinoa bowls I made earlier in the week)
  •  1lb raw cheese, grated – I used Alta Dena Pepper Jack Cheese but feel free to use any of your favorites!
  • 4 cups raw broccoli florets
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth – I used homemade bone broth, so much more nutritious and tastes SO much better!
  • 2 Tbs Adobo seasoning
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but I like a little kick!)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

In a saucepan over med high heat, bring chicken stock to a boil and add diced chicken breasts. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 7-10 mins.

While chicken is boiling, get a large 9 x 13 baking dish and layer with about 1 cup cooked quinoa, 2 handfuls of raw spinach, and about two cups raw broccoli florets. Once chicken is cooked, add it to your baking dish and layer again with the rest of your qunioa, spinach, and broccoli. Add the remaining chicken broth and top the entire dish with spices and grated cheese. You might feel like your dish is overflowing but that’s ok as it will reduce significantly during cooking.

Place your dish on the center rack of the oven and cook uncovered for about 30-45 mins or until the cheese is golden brown.

Remove from oven and let cool for about 10mins. Serve on it’s own or, if you’re like me, you can serve it on a bed of baby spinach with extra steamed broccoli on the side!

Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole

This is a really warm and comforting dish that’s also very healthy! Quinoa is a superfood that is bursting with protein and fiber, the addition of spinach and broccoli adds iron, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin A, calcium, antioxidants, vitamin B2 and K! This dish is also gluten free and sugar free.

This dish will serve 6-7 people and will also freeze well to have later.

If you love casseroles, you may also like these healthy dishes:

Beet and Carrot Detox Bake

Beet and Carrot Detox Bake

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

I hope you enjoy these healthy casserole dishes on a cold day or anytime!!

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Skinny Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa Casserole
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 organic chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups cooked white quinoa
  • 1lb raw cheese, grated - I used Alta Dena Pepper Jack Cheese but feel free to use any of your favorites!
  • 4 cups raw broccoli florets
  • 2 cups raw baby spinach
  • 2 cups organic chicken broth
  • 2 Tbs Adobo seasoning
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional but I like a little kick!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan over med high heat, bring chicken stock to a boil and add diced chicken breasts. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 7-10 mins.
  3. While chicken is boiling, get a large 9 x 13 baking dish and layer with about 1 cup cooked quinoa, 2 handfuls of raw spinach, and about two cups raw broccoli florets. Once chicken is cooked, add it to your baking dish and layer again with the rest of your qunioa, spinach, and broccoli. Add the remaining chicken broth and top the entire dish with spices and grated cheese. You might feel like your dish is overflowing but that's ok as it will reduce significantly during cooking.
  4. Place your dish on the center rack of the oven and cook uncovered for about 30-45 mins or until the cheese is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10mins. Serve on it's own or, if you're like me, you can serve it on a bed of baby spinach with extra steamed broccoli on the side!

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

I’m SO EXCITED to share this recipe with you! One of my good friends was in town last night and came over for dinner. He said that he’s not typically a fan of kale but absolutely loved this salad and the way the kale mixed in with the other ingredients.

Anytime I am making a salad I want everyone to enjoy, I add a lot of different ingredients. It just makes the dish so much more interesting and fun. This salad has a lot of components and will take a little prep time but it is SO worth it. It’s one of my favorite salads I’ve ever made! The flavors just compliment each other so nicely!

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

This salad is gorgeous too, don’t you think?! I’m sure I’ll be making it again for Thanksgiving and Christmas since the pomegranate makes it so festive!

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Kale Salad with Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette

You’ll need:

  • 1 head kale, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces.
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already de-seeded)
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups peeled & diced butternut squash – about 1 large squash (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already peeled and diced)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • chili lime seasoning – I actually found mine at Home Goods but they also carry it on Amazon. A must try, it’s amazing!!
  • Garlic Expressions salad dressing
  • Sriracha
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

First prepare your butternut squash. If you are using a whole butternut squash, peel your squash, remove inner seeds with a spoon, and cut it into cubes. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, a little sea salt and 1 Tbs chili lime seasoning (I always use a ziplock bag for this step). Place on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake, tossing occasionally, until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins. I sometimes broil them for a few minutes right at the end to get them nice and crispy but that is purely optional!

While your squash is cooking, cook your quinoa. In a large saucepan over medium high heat add 2 cups of quinoa to 4 cups of water. Cover and let cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 mins.

While your quinoa is cooking, prepare your carmelized onions. In a medium sized saute pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and let it begin to simmer. Then add diced onions and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to coat and let cook down, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside. 

Once your quinoa is done cooking, toss it in a large bowl with kale pieces, caramelized onions, and a generous drizzle of Garlic Expressions and Sriracha to taste. Taste and adjust dressings according to taste.

Top with cooked butternut squash, avocado slices, and fresh pomegranate seeds.

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

This salad takes a few more steps than most of my other recipes but boy is it worth it!! The combo of Garlic Expressions with Sriracha is one of my favorites and my go-to combination for salads. I highly recommend that you try it but if you don’t like spicy food, simply omit the sriracha.

The baked butternut squash is amazing on it’s own and out-of-this-world when combined with the other flavors of this salad. All the flavors and textures are represented here: sweet, savory, spicy, tart, creamy, crunchy; it’s like a party in your mouth. It’s just so good!

Enjoy it on it’s own or with cooked protein like grilled chicken or salmon. I highly encourage you to share this with family and friends. This recipe as it’s written makes a very large portion and can serve up to 6 as an entree so you’ll have plenty to share!

Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, and Pomegranate with Garlic Siracha Vinaigrette

You may also like this Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad

Holiday Roasted Vegetable Salad via Linda Wagner

This Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato, Kale, and Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

This Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad via Linda Wagner

This Kale and Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries

Kale and Butternut Squash Salad with Cranberries

And this amazing Superfood Salad

 amazing Superfood Salad via Linda Wagner

You can see all of my salad recipes here and browse through all of my winter squash recipes here! Enjoy!!

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Kale Salad with Chili Lime Roasted Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Avocado, Pomegranate and Garlic Sriracha Vinaigrette
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head kale, stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces.
  • seeds of 1 pomegranate (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already de-seeded)
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 4 cups peeled & diced butternut squash - about 1 large squash (Trader Joes & Costco sell them already peeled and diced)
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • chili lime seasoning - I actually found mine at Home Goods but they also carry it on Amazon. A must try, it's amazing!!
  • Garlic Expressions salad dressing
  • Sriracha
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. First prepare your butternut squash. If you are using a whole squash, peel your squash, remove inner seeds with a spoon, and cut it into cubes. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil, a little sea salt and 1 Tbs chili lime seasoning (I always use a ziplock bag for this step). Place on a large baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake, tossing occasionally, until edges begin to brown, about 30-40 mins. I sometimes broil them for a few minutes right at the end to get them nice and crispy but that is purely optional!
  3. While your squash is cooking, cook your quinoa. In a large saucepan over medium high heat add 2 cups of quinoa to 4 cups of water. Cover and let cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 mins.
  4. While your quinoa is cooking, prepare your carmelized onions. In a medium sized saute pan over medium high heat, add a drizzle of olive oil and let it begin to simmer. Then add diced onions and a dash of salt and pepper. Stir to coat and let cook down, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Once your quinoa is done cooking, toss it in a large bowl with kale pieces, caramelized onions, and a generous drizzle of Garlic Expressions and Sriracha to taste. Taste and adjust dressings according to taste.
  6. Top with cooked butternut squash, avocado slices, and fresh pomegranate seeds.

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

This chili is so easy to make and tastes amazing! It’s super hearty and wonderfully filling on a cool autumn day. I chose to use Bison because it is a lean source of protein that’s loaded with health benefits.

Did you know that Bison is: 

  • Lower in calories, fat, and cholesterol than chicken or fish.
  • Higher in protein than beef.
  • Nutrient-dense, flavor rich, outrageously lean, and high in antioxidant Omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin E. (source)
  • High in beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is used in the body to make Vitamin A, a powerful anti-oxidant linked to preventing cancer and cardio-vascular disease.
  • High in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). In preliminary studies CLA, a fatty acid, has been linked to reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes and obesity. The benefits of CLA are only in free-range animals fed fresh green grass, not hay or grain. (source) Always try to choose free-range grass fed meat and animal products! 

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

Carrots supply this dish with  vitamin A, C, beta carotene, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Here are 7 additional health benefits of carrots for human body.

Cooked tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, lycopene, antioxidants, and have several anti-cancer properties. You can read more about the added health benefits of cooked tomatoes in this article from Cornell University.

Cumin is a spice that can help control blood sugar levels and supports healthy digestion. Cumin is rich in magnesium which supports heart health, controls blood pressure and aids the absorption of calcium. Cumin is also an excellent source of the essential mineral iron, with just 1 tablespoon supplying 20 percent of the daily value. (source)

Kale. I’ve talked about the health benefits of kale before but if you need a reminder: it’s great for digestion, high in iron, contains vitamin K which can help protect against cancer, supports healthy bones, supports healthy liver function, anti-inflammatory, supports the cardiovascular system, supports healthy skin, the immune system, healthy vision, and healthy metabolism.

With all of these amazing health benefits, you can actually feel good about what you are eating and serving for your family! Food as medicine!

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground grass fed bison
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced – I always use one of these
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 stalks kale – stems removed and leaves torn into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • water
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • avocado as garnish – optional

In a large skillet over med-high heat, place a dash of olive oil, minced garlic, and bison. Cook, stirring frequently until bison is fully cooked.

Next, use large pot or dutch oven over med-high heat to cook onion, celery, and carrots with a dash of olive oil. Add chili powder, cumin, about a tsp of sea salt, and stir well. Cook for a few minutes until onions begin to soften. Then add your cooked bison, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and about 42 ounces of water (I used the empty can of diced tomatoes and filled it one and a half times with water as an easy measure). Taste and add more sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.

Cover and let simmer for about 20mins.

Remove from heat and stir in kale pieces. Serve as is or with avocado slices.

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

This is a great dish for picky eaters, “meat & potato” people, or anyone else you want to ease into healthier eating!

This dish is:

  • low fat
  • paleo
  • carb free
  • sugar free
  • dairy free
  • grain free

You could also make this dish vegan by subbing kidney beans and/or cooked quinoa for the bison meat. Feel free to add extra veggies that you may have on hand: bell peppers, butternut squash, zucchini, and/or cauliflower would all make a lovely addition!

I hope you and your family enjoy this healthy chili as much as I did!

Paleo Bison Chili With Kale

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 You can see all of my paleo recipes here and my entire collection of soup recipes here. Enjoy!!

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Paleo Bison Chili With Kale
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground grass fed bison
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced – I always use one of these
  • 5 stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 5 stalks kale - stems removed and leaves torn into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • water
  • olive oil
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • avocado as garnish - optional
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over med-high heat, place a dash of olive oil, minced garlic, and bison. Cook, stirring frequently until bison is fully cooked.
  2. Next, use large pot or dutch oven over med-high heat to cook onion, celery, and carrots with a dash of olive oil. Add chili powder, cumin, about a tsp of sea salt, and stir well. Cook for a few minutes until onions begin to soften. Then add your cooked bison, canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and about 42 ounces of water (I used the empty can of diced tomatoes and filled it one and a half times with water as an easy measure). Taste and add more sea salt and cracked pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and let simmer for about 20mins.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in kale pieces. Serve as is or with avocado slices.