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Evolution Fresh #3DaystoGreen

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I’m participating in the Evolution Fresh blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program. 

“It looks a little like sewer sludge.”

That’s the initial reaction of most people who first see a green juice. Let’s face it – it’s GREEN. As it should be because it’s made with ALL the greens.

What’s wrong with green? To me it screams FRESH!

Recently, I linked up with Evolution Fresh in their #3DaystoGreen campaign. It’s the start of the new year and new goals. One of my goals for this year is to cut back on my random snacking. As you know, I’ve been participating in Laura’s 21 Day Reset and have been happy with the results so far. My snack cravings for breads, crackers, chips and cereal have mostly disappeared. I’ve been focusing on eating real food which ultimately means my veggie eating has increased. I thought I was good before but now I’m really good.

Evolution Juice #3daystogreen

Evolution Fresh juices – Sweet Greens and Lemon, Essential Greens, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger, and Smooth Greens – have over one pound (ONE POUND!) of green vegetables in every bottle and less than ten grams of sugar per serving. And there is nothing added – no preservatives, no sweeteners, no flavors – not even natural ones. All you get is pure, delicious juice.

You can choose from four delicious flavors – Sweet Greens and Lemon, Essential Greens, Organic Sweet Greens and Ginger, or Smooth Greens. My local Whole Foods only had two varieties available – everything else was sold out!

I took the challenge and began my first morning with a Sweet Greens and Lime. I am not going to lie – it was very green. I could taste a lot of parsley, which isn’t my favorite green. In my opinion, if you are not used to green juice, it’s not the first one to try.

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At work, I have fallen into the habit of having a cup of coffee around 10:30 every morning. I decided that instead I’d have a juice. The second day I popped open a Sweet Greens and Ginger.YUM! It still had all the green taste but way less parsley. This was by far my favorite.

By day three, I had another Sweet Greens and Lime as an afternoon pick me up. It definitely gave me a little extra zing to power through the rest of my workday.

I can’t say I noticed a whole of difference in my overall being. I tend to eat a lot of kale, spinach and other greens everyday anyway. I did feel like it gave me an energy boost particularly during the afternoon slump.

Evolution Fresh wants you to join the #3daystogreen movement!

You can enter for your chance win up to 25 awesome prize packs – including a Jawbone 24Up, Lulemon Giftcard, a month of free juice, and more. You can boost your chances of winning by entering the UPC codes from juices from now until February 28th. It’s time to drink up!

On to meal planning for the week – last week of the reset plan!

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Salmon + roasted veggies

Monday: Egg Power Bowls

Tuesday: Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili

Wednesday: Chicken stir fry over spaghetti squash “noodles”

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: out

Saturday: Rainbow Tofu Spring Rolls + Ginger Peanut Sauce

Are you a fan of green juice?

What’s for dinner this week?

Healthy Snacking with Wasa

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wasa.

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I have Swedish envy.

I’ve always wanted to go to Sweden. Maybe it’s the teeny tiny piece of my Swedish heritage that’s drawn me to the country. Most likely it’s my envy of how they live their daily lives. They really have mastered a much healthier work-life balance than we have in the U.S. They take more vacations. They aren’t on their smartphones nonstop. They do less sitting and driving, more walking and biking. Our European friends are definitely setting a much better example of a healthy lifestyle!

Not only that, Dads are given 6 months of paternity leave. How cool is that? Check out the video below to find out what happens when an American woman attends a local yoga class while on a trip in Sweden. Can we get a yoga class like this in the U.S. please?

This time of year, most people are looking to get back on track with their eating. I think I do a pretty good job of balancing healthy eating with treats most of the time. But with a vacation and then the holidays, I definitely indulged more than I intended too. I’m trying to reset my sugar cravings and get back to my usual eating and snacking for better health, energy and mood.

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Wasa are a healthy snack option. They are not quite a cracker. More like a crisp bread with a big crunch. It’s an easy, all natural, healthy option, all of which are produced with Non-GMO ingredients.
 healthy snacking with Wasa 2  happyfitmama.comWhether you eat them plain or spread them with almond butter and topped with fresh fruit, they make a quick and healthy snack.
healthy snacking with wasa 4  happyfitmama.comIt doesn’t have to be complicated. Wasa compliments countless foods and can be enjoyed alongside soups and salads. It’s delicious topped with guacamole.
healthy snacking with Wasa 3  happyfitmama.comWasa Crispbreads are low in fat, reasonably high in fiber, and easy to store, carry and eat on the go. I can easily make a quick snack for myself and the kids so we can quickly get back to what matters most – playing and enjoying life.

This year, make the commitment to be active more and snack happy!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wasa.

Icebreaker Holiday Gift Guide

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This post is sponsored by Icebreaker. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When the temperature drops, I live in wool. Nothing keeps me warmer. Gone are the days of the scratchy material. Now it’s all merino wool that is soft just like your favorite cotton tee.

I was recently asked to create my own gift guide from Icebreaker. I had never heard of the brand before but was very interested once I took a peek at their super cute fitness and daily wear clothes.

Icebreaker has a holiday gift guide for every person on your list. From The Minimalist to The Fitness Fanatic, they’ve got you covered. I chose a combination of The Globe Trotter and The Glamper.

Icebreaker outfit | happyfitmama.com

Immediately when I saw the Iris Long Sleeve Tunic, I loved it. It just screamed comfort. And it definitely is that. I wore it on our 20 hour trip home from Hawaii. It’s lightweight and naturally odor-resistant. It’s also very packable – no wrinkling!

As soon as I put on the Villa Leggings, I felt like I was in my PJ’s. Not only are these the softest leggings I’ve ever own, they are also versatile. I can dress it up a bit with a nice shirt and boots or I could wear them as a base layer under my snow pants for any winter activity. The only complaint I have is that I wish I would have ordered a smaller size so they’d be just a little more snug. Other than that, I can honestly say I’ll be living in these leggings all winter long.

Check out the Icebreaker Gift Guide where you can find gifts for every nature.