What You May Not Know About Gut Health

What You May Not Know About Gut Health

New Year, new products to try and new obstacles to tackle!

Like most, I’m trying to be more health conscious in 2017. That’s why I’m so excited to have come across Silver Fern Brand, which has a unique approach to weight loss and healthy eating. The brand focuses on understanding that gut health has a huge influence on our metabolism and weight. Something you’ve never thought about, right? Me either! Well, until now.

As we all know, losing weight is very difficult, and keeping it off is even more difficult until gut health is restored. The unique program is a combination of products that include high fiber and clinically proven probiotic strains (very different than most probiotics on the market). The combo of probiotics and plenty of fiber are the key to restoring gut health, boosting metabolism and making weight loss easy. Other gut health benefits? Better digestion, nutrition absorption and an improved mood! Sign me up.

That said, I want to share a little bit more about each of the products I received! Read about each in detail below.

Ultimate Probiotic Supplement: Whether you are interested in gut repair, transforming a dysfunctional immune system, digestion support, immune support, or healthy bowel, the Ultimate Probiotic is right for you. Silver Fern Brand’s probiotic supplement is unlike any other on the market and I was amazed to read how different is actually is (see for yourself here).

Wai – Probiotic Drink Mixes: We all know that water consumption is key to weightless, but it can get boring from time to time. That’s why I was excited to try Wai drink mixes, which enhance your liquid intake with clean and natural ingredients. Wai is loaded with a powerful probiotic blend and the drink mixes are guaranteed to persist through your digestive track and stimulate your digestive health.

German Chocolate Brownie: Let’s be real, even health nuts love dessert! This brownie mix is moist and rich bwith an astonishing 2 net carbs per serving. It’s also gluten free and contains natural ingredients that sustain you with 5 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar. 

70% Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds: These are a favorite of mine for sure! Chocolate has always been a diet no-no…until now. The 70% Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds were created by award winning chocolatier Art Pollard and are absolutely incredible. Full of fiber, protein, prebiotics and probiotics, these are the perfect treat for any diet.

Kai Meal Shake – 2 Pound Canister – Plant Protein: I love a good meal replacement shake – it’s easy and delicious. But the Kai Meal Cinnamon Swirl flavored one is next level. It’s the ultimate craving crusher, protein maximizer and superfood blend supplement on the market. It offers 4X better protein absorption than other comparable products which provides more amino acids for building lean muscle and supporting muscle recovery.

So what do you think? The program works as a standalone weight loss approach, but is actually designed to complement any existing diet plan to make it easier. I love it because I just incorporate the various “treats” into my everyday life/diet. Check out their website, which is SUPER informative for more information.

5 Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Potluck

5 Appetizers to Make for Your Holiday Potluck

With Thanksgiving around the corner and most of us already beginning to plan for holidays, I figured it would be a great idea to share some quick & easy recipes! Every year my friends and I host a holiday “potluck” where each of us bring a food item. We all chow down, indulge on wine and partake in great conversation. So whether you’re hosting a Friends-Giving or planning for a Chrismukkah gathering, I think you’ll find the below recipes both delicious and easy!

Creamy Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms 

Beer Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip 

Zucchini Tots

Pizza Bombs

Guinness Cheesy Bread

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Summer Sip: Matcha

Every now and then there is a food trend that takes the Insta-world and internet by storm. From Black Tap NYC’s milkshakes to 10Below’s ice cream rolls, there’s always something new that keeps our stomachs growling and Insta feeds begging for more. That said, there’s a new, healthier trend (TG) taking the world by storm – Matcha.

So, why Matcha? According to MatchaSource.com, it has amazing health benefits. For starters, it’s packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg, boosts your metabolism, burns calories, detoxifies naturally and the list goes on. I rounded up some of my favorite places to sip on this bitter beverage below. Enjoy!

Cha Cha Matcha

ChaCha

MatchaBar 

MatchaBar

Chalait

Chalait

Blank Slate NYC

BS

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The Skinny Dish – The Health Coach for the City Girl On-the-Go

The Skinny Dish – The Health Coach for the City Girl On-the-Go

Sure you can cook light and pack lunches when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating, but eating out is always the hardest and sometimes sitting a meal out just isn’t a option. If you’re like me and live in a bustling city, with the best food in the world and a job that demands “face time” with clients over fancy dinners and boozy cocktails, then you understand the struggle of dieting and eating out.

For me, it’s the hardest when people want to order for the table and split items. It makes it impossible to order something healthy. It’s also tough to be “that girl” eating a salad, when everyone else at the table is stuffing their face with chicken and waffles and chocolate martinis.

Enter my friend Kim Buonassisi, Founder of The Skinny Dish and a self-proclaimed ex-fat girl.

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Make Something Egg-cellent for Your Loved One this Valentine’s Day

HeartEgg

Know the way to your loved one’s heart this Valentine’s Day – through their stomach. Nothing says I love you more than breakfast in bed. Follow the below step-by-step instructions to recreate this egg-cellent breakfast that will make hearts explode.


1. Lightly toast a piece of bread

2. Remove from the toaster, let cool, and cut a heart-shaped hole through the center with a sharp knife

3. Carefully remove the heart-shaped piece of bread from the middle without loosing the shape

4. Grease a skillet and lay the piece of toast in the center, letting the pan get hot

5. Carefully crack an egg without breaking the yolk into the center of the piece of bread

6. Cook on medium-low heat, covering occasionally to let the white of the egg cook through until done

7. Remove carefully with a spatula, plate, sprinkle chili flakes to taste and serve!

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