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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Monday Motivation

find yourself

 Move Over, Whole Foods: Costco Is the New King of Organic Groceries. Love Costco!!

 How An Elimination Diet Cleared My Skin & Healed My Gut.

 Breakfast Foods I Won’t Feed My Kids.

 100 Calories of Nuts – this is a wonderful visual as I find that people tent to easily overeat nuts! Nuts are wonderful but the calories can add up very quickly!!

 The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life.

 15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer.

 Prescribing Vegetables, Not Pills.

hobbies you love

 14 Signs You’re Not Drinking Enough Water.

 The Best & Worst Protein and Nutrition Bars.

 FDA: Don’t use spray sunscreens on children. I use this brand. Works great and smells amazing!! Use WAG472 to get $5-10 off your first order + FREE shipping!

 Lack of Exercise Can Disrupt the Body’s Rhythms.

 9 Ways Successful People Deal With Anger.

spread love

 Ingenious Little Fish Helping to Rid the World of Iron Deficiency – love this story!!

 The Meditation Generation.

 5 natural sleep supplements that actually work. I SWEAR by this melatonin, it’s changed my life!

 9 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Kefir.

 7 Daily Habits That Are Totally Sapping Your Energy.

 How We Store Food At Home Could Be Linked To How Much We Eat. Interesting!!

Growth

 24 Inevitable Things That Happen When You Get in Shape.

 Why You Should Build Your Salad Like a Plate of Nachos!

 

 See what 200 calories of food looks like.

 8 Surprising Secrets To Developing A Killer Attitude.

 11 Small Things Anyone (Including You!) Can Do to Make the World Better.

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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Monday Motivation

what you believe you achieve

 Why ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Mean Anything Anymore.

 See How Much the “Perfect” Female Body Has Changed in 100 Years (It’s Crazy!)

 Whole Foods to Launch Lower-Cost Chain for Millennials – The healthy foods seller plans to open a new line of grocery stores offering high-quality, fresh food for shoppers on a budget.

 11 Lifestyle Factors That Could Be Making You Anxious.

 102 Year Old Sees Herself Dancing On Film For The First Time. This was just so sweet and heartwarming to watch!!

 Adidas’ New Running Shoes Could Be Garbage, and That’s a Good Thing.

 Running Through Heartbreak: How Running Healed Me.

Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Foil Packets

 Easy Dinner Recipe: Baked Fish, Spinach, and Tomatoes in Foil Packets.

 A High-Fat Diet Can Torpedo Your Metabolism. Think twice before trying the high-fat diet trend: Just five days of eating fattening foods can seriously screw up the way your body burns calories

 Holiday binge really does hit your health: Just five days of extra fatty food ‘affects metabolism’

  • A diet of 55% fat for 5 days disrupts the way muscles metabolise sugar
  • Body is 30% muscle and acts as a ‘clearing house’ for sugar in blood
  • If the muscle metabolism slows, the body’s whole metabolism suffers
  • Experts: In long term, the changes could lead to weight gain and obesity

 Raw-Milk Cheeses Are Packed With Flavor and Have Few Risks.

 The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life.

 Nutritionists spill their favorite snacks.

superfood salad

 These Superfood Salads Will Keep You Going Strong Through The Week.

 31 Things You Can Do Instead Of Spending Money.

 Food Matters Guide to Mental Health.

 What Are The Healthiest Pastas Available?

 Why I Failed At Dieting and How I Finally Succeeded At Being Healthy!

 Refrigerator Look Book: Katrina Bowden.

 5 Ways to Burn 500 Calories in 30 Minutes.

 Self control is the most important skill a parent can teach their child, says study.

 I always get tons of questions about cellulite this time of year. Here are the two articles I always recommend! Skin Brushing For Cellulite and Detox and

 How To Get Rid of Cellulite For Good!

doing something right

 8 Reasons Why People Who Spend Money On Experiences Are Happier.

 For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit.

 Hehe, 21 Ridiculous Ways We Justify Skipping the Gym.

 Nursing home residents are certain this tiny dog is from heaven. After seeing her in action, I agree!

 The ‘Taste’ Celebrity Chef Who’s Living on $1.50 a Day.

 MIT Researcher: Glyphosate Herbicide will Cause Half of All Children to Have Autism by 2025. This article may be a little sensationalized, but is a good reminder that we really need learn more about the negative effects of all the chemicals that bombard our foodstream.

 Adolescents’ Drinking Takes Lasting Toll on Memory. Even moderate drinking by adolescents on a regular basis can cause potentially lasting changes to the brain.

 Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children?

 Glyphosate is a ‘probably carcinogenic’ pesticide. Why do cities still use it?

 Now you can get ready-to-cook vegetable noodles delivered!

 Your Sweat Can Spread Happiness—Seriously!

 These Time-Lapses Show How Beauty Retouching is Done for High-End Campaigns

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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5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

Thank you all for bearing with me while I work on a few other projects I have going on! I apologize for the lack of posts, but I will try to share and blog recipes as much as I can! Since my life has been extremely hectic lately, I’ve really been leaning on 5 Min Meals to stay healthy! I know time is usually a very big obstacle for most people when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and I want to show you that a healthy, meal can be made in just minutes!!

5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe 1

These 5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadillas  are easy to make and really delicious! Both kids and adults will love this easy recipe! These quesadillas keep well in the fridge for a few days so feel free to make them ahead of time to take to work or school for lunch.

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5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe

You’ll need:

  • 2 tortillas – I like using uncooked tortillas, I found Two Tias brand at Costco
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 2 Tbs chevre style goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 an avocado
  • salsa

Place one tortilla in a large cast iron skillet over med-high heat. Layer it first with 1 Tbs goat cheese crumbles, then add avocado, fresh spinach leaves, another Tbs of goat cheese, and then finally, top with the second tortilla. Let sit for about 2-3 mins, continuously checking the bottom of the tortilla. Once the tortilla has started to brown. Press down with a spatula and then flip the entire quesadilla over. Let sit for another 2-3 minutes.

Once your tortilla is browned on both sides, remove from skillet and cut into 4 sections with a very sharp knife.

Serve with your favorite salsa and enjoy!

5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe 2

This recipe is really delicious and makes a great meal, snack, or appetizer that everyone will love!

As always, feel free to make substitutions according to your personal taste preferences.

You can see more of my fast easy 5 min meals here, enjoy!!

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5 Min Spinach & Goat Cheese Quesadilla Recipe
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • You'll need:
  • 2 tortillas - I like using uncooked tortillas, I found this brand at Costco
  • 1 hadful baby spinach
  • 2 Tbs chevre style goat cheese crumbles
  • ¼ an avocado
  • salsa
Instructions
  1. Place one tortilla in a large cast iron skillet over med-high heat. Layer it first with 1 Tbs goat cheese crumbles, then add avocado, fresh spinach leaves, another Tbs of goat cheese, and then finally, top with the second tortilla. Let sit for about 2-3 mins, continuously checking the bottom of the tortilla. Once the tortilla has started to brown. Press down with a spatula and then flip the entire quesadilla over. Let sit for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Once your tortilla is browned on both sides, remove from skillet and cut into 4 sections with a very sharp knife.
  3. Serve with your favorite salsa and enjoy!

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Monday Motivation

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Happy Monday everyone!! You have probably noticed that I’ve been posting a little less than usual over the last several months. I have several projects in the works so please bear with me as I juggle this new schedule!

 22 Ways To Wake Up And Feel Super Positive For The Day.

 The go-to, 10-minute recipes of busy, healthy women.

 Diet doesn’t mean better, in most cases it’s actually worse!! What Diet Soda Does to Belly Fat.

 Another Deadly Reason Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda.

 The Best Foods to Increase Kidney Function.

 10 Holistic Treatments to Detox your Lymphatic System! The first one is one of my favorites!

 5 Frozen Veggies To Always Have in Your Freezer.

 6 recipes that prove bananas make the healthiest frozen desserts.

 France wants to ban dangerously thin models and label retouched images. “the bill also sends a positive message to models and young girls. “A person should not be obliged to starve herself in order to work.””

 3 things to pack to stay healthy at this season’s music festivals.

 5 Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners. I also love this guided relaxation CD. It helps me relax so much that I usually fall asleep! 😉 67e90062d254871030277f273819d53a

 5 Simple Habits That Help Me Pack a Lunch I Actually Want to Eat.

 7 Habits Of People With Remarkable Mental Toughness.

 5 Chemicals That Could Be Making You Fat.

 6 Reasons Why You’re Gaining The Weight Back.

 How One Woman Gained Back All the Weight She Lost—Then Changed Her Mindset to Drop and Keep Off 140 Pounds.

 Why You Barely Look Like You Exercise—Even Though You Work Out a Ton. It’s always a good idea to jump start your diet too!

 The Post-Workout Advice You Need To Follow.

 How to detox your Easter candy Candida. This is also a great article to give you more of a background.

 Household Bleach Tied to Respiratory Illness in Children.

 How Cloth Napkins Became a Practical Everyday Choice for Me.

 Dutch Retirement Home Offers Free Rent to Students in Exchange for Neighborly Interaction. I thought this was so sweet and such a wonderful way to help students who are financially strapped.

 Is the Paleo Diet the healthiest diet to hit mainstream?

 Why more women are getting colonics…for great skin!

 I absolutely LOVED this story!! She Takes Off A Doll’s Face With Nail Polish Remover And Here Is The Result.

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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