Up Your Snacking Game

It’s time to up your snacking game!

I recently partnered with Wasa to try out their new Gluten free crisp breads and I wanted you guys to know that all opinions are my own! I’d never want to lead you down the wrong (or not tasty) path.

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Anyways–I’ve mentioned before that I’m a recovering snack-aholic but sometimes I just need a crunch. My favorite snacks are simple, delicious and healthy. I mean can you ask for more?

What I love about Wasa is that the crackers are a blank canvas and are the perfect vehicle for adding fun toppings. Here are 3 different snack options I came up with:

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  1. Tuna
    1. Mix tuna with spicy brown mustard & Primal Kitchen mayo
    2. Top with cherry tomatoes
  2. Honey + Fruit
    1. Drizzle honey
    2. Top with your fav fruit of the moment
  3. Hummas
    1. I used Hope hummus but just spread your fav on top

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My fav was the honey and strawberries. What a PERFECT summer snack!

I can’t wait to try more of their flavors because these were so good! Sometimes gluten free can taste like cardboard, not gonna lie, but I really liked these. I’ll definitely be sharing these recipes with my friends at some summer parties we have coming up.

Check your local Whole Foods or Publix to pick them up! I’d love to see what recipe creations you came up with too 🙂

 

ILY,

nutMeg

Wellness Wednesday: On The Job

We can all blame the 9-5 on our health suffering, but I believe that we can all make it work.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked “How do you stay healthy & fit while having a job?” We can all blame the 9-5, more likely 8-6 job, on our health suffering. However, I believe that we can all make it work. I’ve got a few tips up my sleeve on how to balance your corporate job with health & wellness goals.

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#8 Business meeting at a healthy spot!

My new series on Instagram: “Wellness Wednesday” captured this subject and I will continue to give my best wellness advice on different topics each Wednesday.

So, here are my corporate wellness tips:

  1. Workout before work
    • When I get home after work, a lot of the time, my gym motivation is very low! I had to train myself to get up early and get my body moving while I still have the motivation.
  2. Eat breakfast at home
    • Again, you will have to wake up a little earlier for this one, but it’s 100% worth it. Having a real breakfast at home saves you from the drive thru & unhealthy options at work, if you even have any options at all! Also, starting your day off with a healthy breakfast will get your body & mind ready for the work day. Hasn’t anyone ever told you breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
  3. Take the stairs
    • This is such an easy one! If you’re thinking ‘I work on the 20th I’ll never be able to walk all the way,’ you need to think outside the box. Take the elevator to the 16 and walk up those 4 flights. Getting steps in is super important to overall health and it can be hard to find the time at a desk job. I always take a few extra laps or go up to the next floor when I need to use the restroom as well. If I’m getting up might as well get my steps!
  4. Pack your lunch
    • I’ve talked about this before, but it is vital! This way you won’t be tempted to eat out or indulge in the catered lunches. I pack my lunch every single day and this way I can have full control of what I eat. Confession- Sometimes I accidentally leave my lunch box at home and go out with co-workers. That is ok- life happens.
  5. Drink up
    • Brining a reusable water bottle to work will remind you to hydrate! Use it as an excuse for a little break. Whoops need to refill that water, want to come Suzy?
  6. Make your snacks healthy
    • Luckily my office has bomb snacks (RX bars, fruit, la croix, larabars, raw nuts). But if they didn’t, you know I’d be packing my own snacks. I am the definition of a snacker (something I’m actively working on changing) but you never want to be caught at 3:00 p.m., stomach eating itself and all you have as an option is a bag of chips or a pop tart from the office kitchen. You need to prepare because hunger strikes!
  7. Learn on your commute
    • Podcasts have changed the commute game! I am always trying to learn new things and this gives me the uninterrupted chance to learn something everyday. Some of my favs are here.
  8. De-stress at home
    • Stop bringing your work home with you! Use your few precious hours to rest and relax, not to worry about your next deadline.
  9. Suggest a healthy spot for business meetings
    • When meeting up for meetings after work, take initiative and suggest a healthy restaurant! This can take the stress away from trying to eat healthy at a chain restaurant for work event/meetings.

 

Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!

 

ILY,

nutMeg

My Top Simple Wellness Tips

Hey peeps! 

Here are some of my fav simple tips to make your day just a dash healthier.

Fats, fats and more fats

I used to be so scared of fats and oils! To me, fat in equaled fat on.

All of a sudden I kept seeing all of my favorite wellness Instagramers using ghee on everything, eating ½ an avocado at a time and making Bulletproof coffee every day. So, I decided to do research and eventually tried incorporating more fats into my diet.

Since I changed that mindset of fat being “bad” and eating more healthy fats,  I started noticing my body really transform.

Now, I am fuller for longer and this is big for me because I’m a huge snacker!

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HIIT

I was always the girl in the gym who would workout and somehow barely sweat. And when you’re working your tail off it’s pretty frustrating.

Then I started experimenting with HIIT because, like I said, I love to play around in the gym and try new things.

HIIT is one of the only workouts that get me sweating like crazy! Plus, you don’t have to be in the gym for hours on end (such a plus). Getting a killer workout in just 30 mins is the best feeling ever.

HIIT is another reason my body started to change. Getting my heart rate up and constantly shocking my body with new moves really works for me. Love it!

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Bringing your lunch

A tip for your body and wallet!

When you don’t pack your lunch for the office or school, you might have the best intentions to choose a healthy option, but peer pressure is a real thing. Often times spur of the moment choices are not the best for us.

I love to bring my lunch so I can have complete control over what I’m putting in my body and don’t have ragrets.

Warm lemon water

What an amazing way to start the day. I warm up a mug full of water and squeeze a ½ lemon every single morning, no matter what. For me, this takes precedent over coffee. Psycho? Maybe.

Side note – I should probably invest in a lemon squeezer but somehow I can’t bring myself to spend the $10.

Warm lemon water gets your metabolism & digestion going right when you wake up. I’ll try basically anything to aid my digestion. My morning cocktail flushes the digestive system and rehydrates the body and I feel more flat, which doesn’t hurt!

You’re hydrated, you’re doing good for your body, you’re glowing!

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Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard! That is what A Dash of nutMeg is all about!

Making small changes and implementing little tips and tricks will add up over time.

Keep it simple and consistent. You’ve got this!!

 

Share your fav simple health tips with me in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you!