Happy March! It’s almost the middle of March and we are less then 10 days away from Spring! We were seeing greenish grass around here for a couple of days and well now the snow is coming down! I’m declaring this snow storm the FINAL push of the longest winter ever. Instead of rolling over and burying myself I am here with another awesome giveaway to help us all THINK SPRING or THINK SPRING BREAK which is JUST around the corner for us!
It’s March, and with kids’ spring breaks on the horizon, you may be planning a family trip (or looking for ways to keep the kids busy at home!). If travel adventures or at-home bonding is part of your spring break schedule, healthy kid-friendly snacks are a must (or, if you’re staying in a kid-free zone, we’re pretty sure you’ll love these for yourself!). Eating the right foods can help lower stress, maintain healthy eating, and keep everybody happy and in a better mood. Don’t give into unhealthy snacking and overeating, instead try these family-friendly foods to keep you energized, happy and healthy!
Salba Chia seeds – Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you can leave behind your health! Keep your family full, focused and happy with Salba Chia seeds. Salba BOOST packets are individual servings that are easy to take on-the-go – just add to water, juice, yogurt or cereal for a daily boost of Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants and more! Check them out:www.facebook.com/salbasmart
Love Grown Foods Granola – Of course granola for a great snack! A quick and easy snack for breakfast, lunch or whenever, Love Grown Foods granola is made with no genetically modified ingredients, artificial sweeteners, hydrogenated oils or preservatives. The company is passionate about creating healthy, delicious foods, and is committed to educating kids on the importance of eating a healthy breakfast. Whether you’re 5 or 50, these are a delicious and nutritious snack! Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/LoveGrownFoods?fref=ts
Orgain Nutritional Shake – These ready-to-drink organic shakes are made for people on-the-go! Formulated for perfectly balanced nutrition, including 16 grams of protein and organic fiber, these gluten- and soy-free drinks come in four flavors: Sweet Vanilla Bean, Creamy Chocolate Fudge, Ice Café Mocha and Strawberries & Cream. Check them out:https://www.facebook.com/drinkorgain?fref=ts
Justin’s Nut Butter – Adding some protein to your travel schedule can be as easy as a squeeze pouch of Justin’s all-natural peanut butter! Perfect for fast and easy PB&J’s, or adding a little sweetness to bananas, apples or celery sticks, you can be SuperMom to your kids. Check them out:https://www.facebook.com/JustinsNutButter?fref=ts
Annie’s – If you’re searching for good-feelin’ travel snack companions, it doesn’t get much better than Annie’s. From Cheddar Bunnies, to Bunny Grahams and Chocolate Chip granola bars, there’s something for everyone (adults included)! The best part? Annie’s snacks are made with only real-food ingredients, so there are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. Something you can feel good about! Check them out:https://www.facebook.com/annieshomegrown?fref=ts
Made In Nature – These organic dried fruits are an easy way to enjoy a delicious snack while getting the nutrition and flavor of fruits, making it easy for you to take pineapple, figs, apricots, apples, bananas and more with you wherever you go! With no added sugar, chemicals or artificial anything, the dried fruits provide wholesome fiber and nutrients (and they’re great to add to hot cereal or oatmeal!). Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/MadeInNature
Want to win the same box of goodies that I received? Just enter below!
Outer Spice Low Salt and No Salt seasoning blends are made from the finest, quality ingredients that we hand select ourselves from around the world. Our products are all-natural, Gluten-free, rich in anti-oxidants and have no MSG. These four highly versatile, well balanced spice mixes will transform and improve the taste of every dish. Find your favorite, use as-is, or add to it and make it your own.
They are fantastic! I’ve been using them on roasted and sautéed veggies, onto of salad, chicken… basically anything that I can think of! They are a perfect flavor blend of all natural seasoning! Outer Spice is totally naturally containing a perfect blend of seasonings that you can all read and pronouce. No added MSG’s or hidden ingredients!
I can’t wait to add them to grilled veggies once we start grilling again! Check out their Facebook page for recipes and great ways to add some flavor to your meals!
Outer Spice is giving away the same combo pack that I received! YEAH! Enter below for your chance to win!
This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Alana was paralyzed in 2000 in a snowboarding accident.
But Alana did let her injury stop her competitive spirit! While in college she became to play wheelchair basketball and found her the drive to keep on going!
In 2008 Alana played on the women’s basketball team and they won gold! But she wanted more then just basketball and after that started competing in alpine skiing.
It takes just a few minutes to vote and help make a difference. While Alana has reached her fundraising goal others have not. So, while you sip your coffee, catch up and emails or TV take a few minutes to help out!
We are experiencing some spring over here! I can hardly contain my excitement! Today it’s going to be sunny and in the 50′s! So happy! Who’s ready to put away the boots and sweaters and break out the spring tops and flats?
We had an awesome weekend and I finally got to a the indoor winters farmer market to see my favorite veggie burger man and stock on veggie burgers! I also bought some purple potatoes to experiment with!
I got in a 7 mile treadmill run on Saturday along with an amazing date night filled with wonderful drinks and even better food! We love Abigails!
On Sunday something incredible happened! I took my typical 9:45am interval class at The Dailey Method, went grocery shopping, came home and WENT OUTSIDE for a RUN! It felt amazing! I wore my newly retired shoes since I didn’t want to get my new ones all messy. It felt like pure bliss! Did anyone else get out this weekend for a run? Today is going to be another gem but my schedule isn’t going to allow me to get outside to run. I did ponder blowing off a few things in the morning to get a run in but decided against it!
Last week I told you guys that I had something cooking in my crock pot! Well, it turned out great!! I’ve come to realization that while I love to blog, cook and eat. I am not a food blogger. My pictures are not pretty and I don’t spend time to make my recipes look all fancy. That being said, I think my creations are still pretty darn good! So forgive the pictures but just trust me when I tell you that this dinner was so yummy!
Serve it over any kind of rice or quinoa. I used black rice because that’s the rice that I had in my house. I also paired it with more roasted veggies because I can never get enough!
Sunday also included some food prep time! I made this almond butter nut bread and modified this pesto by adding some walnuts! I’m planning to enjoy it over zucchini noodles and/or quinoa this week! YUMMY!
Yesterday did not feel like like I lost an hour! It was beyond productive! What about you? What did you do this weekend?
Come back tomorrow for a great giveaway that will spice up any of your food dishes!
Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week but I have lots to share with you today so let’s get started!!
1) Mizuno USA has this awesome campaign going called What if Everybody Ran Think about it!…. they put their heads together and came up with some power statistics! I am just including some of my favorites! Visit their website to see the all the power IF EVERYBODY RAN This totally has me psyched for the running season!!
2) Speaking of running! As I mentioned before I am race Ambassador for the ZOOMA Race again this year. Check out all of the amazing ambassadors! Want to sign up for the race? I’ve got a 10% off race code that you can use! Use code CAMB7 for any one of the races between now and August 6th!
I was excited to learn last week that I am now an FitFlutential Ambassador! Looking forward to connecting with more wonderful people in the fitness community and I am sure I will have more to share as the weeks unfold!
We spring forward tomorrow night! I can’t tell you how excited I am about this!! This is just one of the many signs of spring that are in the air. Forget that fact that I spent 45 minutes in the car commuting on Tuesday for a drive that typically takes me 15 due to snow! More daylight=spring! My 5am sunrise runs will be here soon enough!!! I can FEEL it! CAN YOU?
5) Finally, Hubs and I have a date night tomorrow night! YEAH! We recently found this restaurant and love it! I’m excited to back for incredible drinks and great foods! They have an awesome Moscow Mule drink!
Before I forget, the winner of the CARDIO MASH UP DVD IS #122 Lisa Jones! Congrats Lisa!
If you missed my giveaway yesterday for Glass Dharma Straws now is your chance to catch up!
What’s on tap for you weekend? Have you ever thought about #ifeverybodyran?
All opinions shared on Fit Running Mama are my own. I am not a doctor or nutritionist. I am a Certified Fitness Instructor through ISSA. My blog posts are based upon my personal views and experiences. For specific questions regarding your diet and exercise plan, please contact a professional.